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Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, the Williams Treaties First Nations have been fighting in court for more than 25 years to redress injustices involving compensation, land and harvesting rights dating back to 1923. Our government understands that negotiation, rather than litigation, is the best way t

November 29th, 2018House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I am on the finance committee now, and I very much enjoyed the member's remarks regarding intellectual property, because it is something we are talking a lot about. He talked about the IP collective with respect to the sharing of IP. It was certainly a struggle for s

November 29th, 2018House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, we talked about tax cuts. As I mentioned, we asked the wealthiest 1% to pay a little more so we could provide a tax cut for the middle class. One of the other things I talked about was the Canada child benefit. As an example, my riding of Northumberland—Peterboroug

November 19th, 2018House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I guess it is the glass half full, glass half empty. The increase coming to the Canada pension plan will give the member's daughter 50% more in Canada pension when she is ready to retire. That is the legacy going forward and that is intergenerational. As well, it is

November 19th, 2018House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, we have taken a number of measures that respond to that question. I will go back to the Canada child benefit. Again, that is providing $2,000 approximately to every family eligible to receive it. It is also about the Canada workers benefit for those workers makin

November 19th, 2018House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, as I rose in the House today to deliver this speech, I was thinking back to last week in my constituency of Northumberland—Peterborough South. As I did my four Santa Claus parades and participated in remembrance activities, as I am sure many of us did, I was able to

November 19th, 2018House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague mentioned tax cuts. As an MP who gets to talk to folks in my riding all the time, whether it is municipal or business leaders, and being a small business owner myself, I know no one wants a race to the bottom. I come from the province of Ontario a

November 19th, 2018House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is always a pleasure to participate in a discussion with hon. members about the government's fiscal management. I cannot blame the hon. members opposite for wanting to talk about how the government is strengthening the middle class and growing the economy by inves

November 19th, 2018House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I very much enjoyed listening to my colleague's wonderful comments. As an entrepreneur and someone who knows about risk when going into business, it is heartwarming to hear the efforts that are being put into ensuring that as businesses start up and and grow, they wi

November 1st, 2018House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Beverly Cowie  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge the life and passing of an unsung community hero. Beverly Cowie was a member of the Anishinabe from the community of Hiawatha First Nation, a proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces and a military police officer. Bev's career took her

October 25th, 2018House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, in Canada, we are fortunate that a person's socio-economic background does not automatically limit the opportunities that are available to them, especially when it comes to education. In fact, Canada leads both the OECD and the G7 when it comes to children being able

September 28th, 2018House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Seniors  Mr. Speaker, seniors in my riding of Northumberland—Peterborough South have told me they worry about their financial security. Whether they are retired or approaching retirement, they are concerned not only about their future finances, but also about the day-to-day costs they fac

September 18th, 2018House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, getting resources to market must be done with the highest regard for safety and the protection of the environment. The Pipeline Safety Act strengthens Canada's pipeline safety system, enshrining the polluter pays principle in federal law. Companies are liable, regard

June 14th, 2018House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Kidney Dialysis Treatment  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge the efforts of Mr. Kenneth Sharp, a constituent of Port Hope in my riding of Northumberland—Peterborough South, who is considered to be the longest-living kidney dialysis patient in the world. Mr. Sharp has been working for several years t

June 14th, 2018House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  —so I am a bit confused. He is suggesting that in committee he would vote for UNDRIP, but in the House he would not. That is a bit rich, frankly.

June 12th, 2018House debate

Kim RuddLiberal