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Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I am extremely honoured to be in the House today for the first time. I would like to congratulate all members of the House on their election and I would like to thank the residents of Sarnia—Lambton for their confidence that is placed in me. We have heard today alr

December 7th, 2015House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I enjoyed hearing about the hon. member's riding. I would like to tell members about my riding of Sarnia—Lambton. We produce almost a third of the petrochemicals Canada produces and provide gasoline for most members' vehicles, which I think we will need for some ye

December 7th, 2015House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for her speech and congratulate her on her election. She spoke about her rural community and the infrastructure needs there. I am also concerned about rural communities and the need for infrastructure. In the throne speech, I he

December 8th, 2015House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Science  Mr. Speaker, science and innovation drive economic development, which creates good jobs for hard-working Canadians, but there is no mention of science in the throne speech. Investment in science is critical to agriculture, forestry, mining, the energy sector, genomics, and nanoph

December 8th, 2015House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to give my maiden speech in this prestigious House. I would like to thank the good people of Sarnia—Lambton for placing me here with their confidence. I will do my utmost to represent their views in the House. I would also like to thank the many volu

December 10th, 2015House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I am proud of all of the efforts of all of the people who are working so hard in every area, in the humanitarian aid, in providing training. They are all excellent, but it is just not enough. My concern is that we need to do everything we possibly can. The rest of

December 10th, 2015House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, when it comes to plans, I firmly believe that as new information becomes available and as new situations arise, we have to adjust the plan. Even though the Liberals' plan during the campaign was to withdraw the fighters, we now we see everyone else is escalating. Peo

December 10th, 2015House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, that is a very good point the hon. member makes. When it comes to stopping one sort of activity, which is what the Liberals are doing by taking a decision to stop military activity to focus on other things, that is a withdrawal of services.

December 10th, 2015House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate my fellow member on her first speech. In both of the last speeches I have heard about housing needs. It is true that there are needs in members' ridings. Also in my small riding of Sarnia—Lambton we have a need for shelter improvements, house

January 25th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to wish you and everyone here a happy new year. Today, I would like to talk about the throne speech. It was not very long and the text was so concise in many areas that I would have liked to have the government provide more details. I will read the pass

January 25th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, obviously we cannot change the past. In the go-forward position, all we can do is the right thing. Once we have committed to a contract, it is hard to break it without breach of contract. That being said, some kind of punitive action is needed in these situations, be

January 25th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, obviously I also am extremely concerned about the high price of gas, considering that oil prices are in the toilet. When it comes to the things that go into gas pricing we know about provincial and other taxes. Above and beyond that it is the companies that set the p

January 25th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, obviously, I am not pleased to see energy not mentioned in the throne speech. It is an extremely important part of our GDP. When it comes to pipelines, I referred in my speech to Patricia Mohr who is the global hydrocarbon strategist for Scotiabank. If we look at our

January 25th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today. The first petition is about a national anti-poverty plan brought forward by my constituents. It calls on the Government of Canada to work with the provinces and territories to implement an anti-poverty plan based on human right

January 27th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, the second petition is based on Falun Gong, which is a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline. The petitioners are calling for the Government of Canada to pass a resolution to stop the Chinese communist party's crime of systematically murdering Falun Gong practiti

January 27th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative