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Global Warming  Madam Speaker, I am more than willing to work with any member in the House to get to these solutions. I did not present my 10-minute speech on what the government's position is. I presented it on what my position is. This is how I feel about the issue and what I think we need to

October 15th, 2018House debate

Mark GerretsenLiberal

Global Warming  Madam Speaker, I started my speech by saying that I was impressed to hear so many Conservatives talk about climate change. I believe that at least the Conservatives who are here tonight believe in climate change. I will leave it at that. On the member's second question, which wa

October 15th, 2018House debate

Mark GerretsenLiberal

Global Warming  Through you, Madam Speaker, thank you to the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands.

October 15th, 2018House debate

Mark GerretsenLiberal

Global Warming  Madam Speaker, I would like to inform you that I will be sharing my time tonight with the member for Winnipeg Centre. For me, this debate is of critical importance. I could talk about this beyond midnight and into the morning. That is how important this issue is for me personall

October 15th, 2018House debate

Mark GerretsenLiberal

Global Warming  Madam Speaker, it is an honour to rise in the House today to speak about this very important topic. I want to thank the member for Beaches—East York for bringing it forward because, if we get nothing else from tonight's debate, I have now heard the Conservatives say “climate chan

October 15th, 2018House debate

Mark GerretsenLiberal

Global Warming  Madam Speaker, of course, now they are heckling that they have always believed in it, but if that makes them feel better, I am okay with it. I am okay to continue with the heckling going on, Madam Speaker. Do not worry about it.

October 15th, 2018House debate

Mark GerretsenLiberal

Global Warming  Mr. Speaker, my question comes from the statements she made, in particular about companies that are doing great and innovative things. She talked about one company in agriculture that was developing a new root system that would go deeper than we have seen in so many years. She ta

October 15th, 2018House debate

Mark GerretsenLiberal

Global Warming  Mr. Speaker, one of the challenges that we see as a country when trying to implement the dramatic and drastic changes being proposed in the study that came out a few days ago is what these changes would mean for our economy. The reality of the situation is that if we do something

October 15th, 2018House debate

Mark GerretsenLiberal

Global Warming  Mr. Speaker, I think the NDP and the Liberal Party see eye to eye on the majority of the issue as it relates to the need and the pressing requirement for change with respect to our habits and the way we go about approaching climate change. I heard my colleague talk a bit about

October 15th, 2018House debate

Mark GerretsenLiberal

Global Warming  Mr. Speaker, one of the problems Canadians face specifically is the fact that we might not fully understand what the implications to us as Canadians are as a result of climate change. We live in a fairly stable climate environment. What does one degree really mean to us? It is al

October 15th, 2018House debate

Mark GerretsenLiberal

National Defence Act  Madam Speaker, as I have said before, I am not overly familiar with that particular case. I absolutely look forward to learning about it more so that we can have this discussion when the bill goes to committee. Having said that, I strongly believe there are always opportunities t

October 15th, 2018House debate

Mark GerretsenLiberal

National Defence Act  Madam Speaker, this might be slightly outside the scope of the discussion today as it relates to our military justice system, but I will say that when we get into any situation where we cannot try cases because of the fact that we do not have enough justices currently sitting on

October 15th, 2018House debate

Mark GerretsenLiberal

National Defence Act  Madam Speaker, it is tough to provide a brief answer, but I will say that fundamentally at the core of this bill is the opportunity to separate the serious offences from the minor offences. By being able to do that, the proper process through the courts martial system to try thos

October 15th, 2018House debate

Mark GerretsenLiberal

National Defence Act  Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Davenport for sharing her time with me today. I stand today in support of Bill C-77, which would bring important changes to Canada's military justice system, including greater support and new statutory rights for victims of service off

October 15th, 2018House debate

Mark GerretsenLiberal

Multilateral Instrument in Respect of Tax Conventions Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to give the member for Carleton an opportunity to answer this. I am going to make the question as simple as possible to follow up on the last one, because I know he is very good at doing that during question period. He wants a direct question so that he can ge

October 15th, 2018House debate

Mark GerretsenLiberal