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Rail Transportation  Mr. Speaker, as I have said many times, VIA Rail is in the middle of a procurement process to replace its Quebec City-Windsor fleet. VIA Rail is a Crown corporation that makes its own decisions, and it has to take into account our free trade agreements—with Europe, in this case—a

December 10th, 2018House debate

Marc GarneauLiberal

Rail Transportation  Mr. Speaker, VIA Rail is responsible for passenger traffic across this country. It must do so based on a number of factors. At the moment, as we know, VIA Rail does pass through Saskatchewan. The Canadian goes from the eastern part of Canada all the way to Vancouver, so VIA Rail,

December 10th, 2018House debate

Marc GarneauLiberal

Transportation  Mr. Speaker, I fully recognize the issue of vulnerable road users, whether they are cyclists or people on foot, and that is why I have been working with the provinces. We came out with a report last September, after extensive consultations across the country. I will be speaking t

December 10th, 2018House debate

Marc GarneauLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, as I explained to my colleague a few days ago, this project is being managed by a federal Crown corporation called VIA Rail. VIA Rail is the one responsible for replacing the fleet of trains for the Quebec-Windsor corridor. Naturally, we need to respect internationa

December 6th, 2018House debate

Marc GarneauLiberal

Rail Transportation  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley for his strong advocacy on behalf of Manitobans. It is with great pleasure that I announce that VIA Rail service to Churchill has now been restored and the first train since the washout

December 4th, 2018House debate

Marc GarneauLiberal

Rail Transportation  Mr. Speaker, rail safety is my top priority. In fall 2017, I announced that we were going to review the rules on working hours for train conductors. We know it is a major factor in rail safety. It is something we committed to address and I announced that in 2017.

December 4th, 2018House debate

Marc GarneauLiberal

Rail Transportation  Mr. Speaker, as I explained last week, Via Rail, which is a federal Crown corporation, is independent and responsible for awarding a contract for replacing the fleet of trains for the Quebec-Windsor corridor. It is Via's decision. Under our free trade agreements with the Europea

December 3rd, 2018House debate

Marc GarneauLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, as I said, it would be totally inappropriate for anyone to comment on VIA Rail's procurement process, which is currently under way, to replace its Quebec City-Windsor fleet. I would remind my colleague that VIA Rail is an independent Crown corporation and is respons

November 27th, 2018House debate

Marc GarneauLiberal

Rail Transportation  Mr. Speaker, it would be totally inappropriate for anyone to comment on VIA Rail's procurement process to replace its Quebec City-Windsor fleet. I can assure the House that the process was open and transparent, and I would suggest that my colleague opposite wait for the results.

November 27th, 2018House debate

Marc GarneauLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Madam Speaker, I believe I heard my colleague from Sherbrooke say a few good things about the economic update. He said that providing an accelerated capital cost allowance for the purchase of machinery, including equipment for producing renewable energy, also affects manufacture

November 26th, 2018House debate

Marc GarneauLiberal

Air Transportation  Mr. Speaker, at the request of Transport Canada, Nav Canada is taking a second look at the specific situation in Rouyn-Noranda. That study is currently under way, and we will have the results soon.

November 19th, 2018House debate

Marc GarneauLiberal

Air Transportation  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley for his service to his country. We know that local airports in Manitoba are extremely important to the local economy for travel, for tourism, for resupply and for medevac. That is why we are increas

November 6th, 2018House debate

Marc GarneauLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, I have to say I am surprised again. Once again, I have to remind my colleague from the other side that the leader of the NDP was at a reception celebrating the fact that Canada had arrived at a deal on USMCA. In fact, their Quebec lieutenant, the member for Rosemon

November 5th, 2018House debate

Marc GarneauLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, this reminds me that last Tuesday I attended a reception hosted by Unifor to celebrate the USMCA. To my surprise, the leader of the NDP was there too to join in the festivities. His Quebec lieutenant, the member for Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, said at the microphone t

November 5th, 2018House debate

Marc GarneauLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, allow me to quote the NDP member for Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie. He told the Canadian negotiators that he just wanted to congratulate everyone in the room for their fantastic work. He then said that the USMCA represents the best possible agreement and protects Canadia

November 5th, 2018House debate

Marc GarneauLiberal