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Salaries Act  Madam Speaker, I appreciate the comment coming from somebody who is not from Atlantic Canada.

December 7th, 2017House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Salaries Act  Madam Speaker, it is the sort of strategy I believe makes a real difference. If there is a minister at the table who is representing a region, that is his or her responsibility. Having those voices at the table make a difference. That is why they are cabinet ministers. Other MPs

December 7th, 2017House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Salaries Act  Madam Speaker, my colleague is a very honourable gentleman and an excellent member in the House. I come from a profession where gender equity and gender pay was equal and always has been. I always believe in gender equity and pay. I also believe in the responsibilities that come

December 7th, 2017House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Salaries Act  Madam Speaker, gender equity in the sense of positions, status, and responsibilities, those people in those positions need to have the same responsibilities. As any expert I have quoted has said, people can be given titles, but unless they are given the same responsibilities to c

December 7th, 2017House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Salaries Act  Madam Speaker, as this is probably the last time I will have an opportunity to speak formally in the House before Christmas break, I would like to wish everyone, and especially you, Madam Speaker, a merry Christmas and season's greetings. It is an honour to rise in this place to

December 7th, 2017House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the skating rink currently being installed on Parliament Hill: (a) what is the total amount budgeted for the construction, assembly and operation of the skating rink; and (b) what are the amounts budgeted broken down by type of expense?

December 1st, 2017House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

George Freeman  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to the life of George Freeman. George was a pillar of his community in the town of Strathmore. He was a World War II veteran. He was the last living resident of Strathmore to have stormed the beaches on D-Day. He was honoured with the Fren

November 29th, 2017House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the intelligent presentation from my colleague and the many places she went in that discussion. One of the areas she touched a little on was marketing. As we have seen with marijuana, it has been marketed and labelled in many different ways. Here is an

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, my colleague referred to infrastructure and the infrastructure bank, but we also heard at committee about infrastructure for short-lines. Short-lines are a critical piece in our country, given where they exist, and hopefully the infrastructure would be supported by t

October 30th, 2017House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, my colleague made a comment that is of interest to me. She mentioned the sunset clause or reviewability. One thing a lot of the witnesses talked about was the time frame for reviewing this after having been implemented for two or three years, and a sunset clause, nei

October 30th, 2017House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate my colleague's enthusiasm for this bill. He referred to changes with respect to the air passengers' bill of rights. I wonder what rights he thinks passengers would have on a plane. The bill sets up a policy that discusses events and how someone else woul

October 30th, 2017House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Health  Madam Speaker, Health Canada will issue part one of the revised Canada food guide in early 2018. Its proposal suggests that a new category will be created that lumps together plant-based proteins with meat protein. Animal-based protein provides a more complete amino acid profile.

October 27th, 2017House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, my colleague is absolutely right on infrastructure. When another colleague and I were on the environment committee, we talked about protected spaces. We had panels with indigenous people from the member's particular area, from the territories. It was interesting how

October 26th, 2017House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, he did not ask me a question, but restated what I said, and I thank him for doing that.

October 26th, 2017House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, that is absolutely true if people are going to invest billions. We talked about energy east. Through the investment process, $1 billion was spent on a timeline that went on and on, until they finally said there would be no end to spending more money on it, not know

October 26th, 2017House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative