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Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, my colleague and I share some common background and past experiences. The minister talks a lot about investment in infrastructure by the federal government to the province. I know that he directed funding to the province, and municipalities were promised hundreds of

April 16th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, during my colleague's speech, I had someone sitting beside me who said that he sounded like an Albertan. That could be all right. At least he is from the Prairies. We sort of consider Manitoba part of the Prairies. When we talk about the pipeline, the governor of Wa

April 16th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the Prime Minister’s trip to India in February 2018: (a) who were the members of the Canadian delegation, including (i) name, (ii) organization, (iii) title; (b) for each delegation member, which ones (i) were required to reimburse taxpayers for all expenses relate

April 16th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to government expenditures on clothing, shoes, other apparel, or fashion accessories for the Prime Minister and his family, since November 4, 2015: what are the details of all such expenditures, including (i) vendor, (ii) date, (iii) amount, (iv) description of goods

April 16th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Oceans Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate my colleague's well-thought out comments, and his education background and practice. On the environment committee, we heard from Inuit people from the north. I know the member has been to that area. Those witnesses said that what was being proposed to

March 26th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Postal Banking System  Madam Speaker, yesterday's solution to a problem that does not exist: that is what this motion is about. I acknowledge my hon. colleague's good intentions in introducing this motion, but I cannot support Motion No. 166, and here is why. Canada Post provided banking services fro

March 26th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Grain Farmers  Mr. Speaker, the government has failed Canadian grain farmers with Bill C-49. According to Ag Transportation Coalition, CN and CP supplied only a combined 38% of hopper cars ordered in grain week 29. Week 29 was the worst week to date during the 2017-18 grain year. This is a cr

February 26th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Health  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the length of the list. All the things the member included were great. I agree there are many great plant proteins, but keeping meat proteins and dairy are really important in keeping people healthy. Producers were excluded. They were told they were not

February 15th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Health  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to talk tonight about the Canada food guide and the changes to it. The government is proposing massive changes to the Canada food guide. However, farmers and producers had not been allowed to have input in it, which seems a little strang

February 15th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I, too, have listened to the debate today, and I find some interesting comments being made. In the statement my colleague just made, she talked about some parts of it, but maybe she could talk a little more about the investment side and the signal for investment goin

February 12th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Trans Mountain Pipeline  Mr. Speaker, Canada needs the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion now. Oil is being sold at up to 50% discount to the United States because we do not have anywhere else to sell it. The U.S. sells it back to Canada through New Brunswick refineries at the full market price. It is lik

February 9th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Canada Elections Act  Mr. Speaker, it goes to the ranking of politicians and where they are in the average Canadian's eyes. On the moral principles of right and wrong, we operate in a grey area far too much. We do not need laws to make us ethical. Laws do not make us ethical. We either are or we are

February 5th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Canada Elections Act  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to Bill C-50, an act to amend the Canada Elections Act. Last Friday, my office got a call from a constituent who was unhappy about the government's lacklustre action on the TransCanada pipeline expansion. She wondered how she could get hold of

February 5th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Canada Elections Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the foresight my colleague has in the things he brought forward. One of the things that has been mentioned is the direction from the Ethics Commissioner. It is problematic to me when somebody has to give somebody else direction when we should be able to

February 1st, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act  Madam Speaker, some of the things we have pointed out today are challenges with this legislation. I would support the bill going to committee, but we need to do some more work on it. There needs to be some clarification and some corrections made to it. Basically, Bill S-5 is a go

January 30th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative