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Justice  Mr. Speaker, two years ago in the city of Brooks, Tanya Campbell-Losier was killed by her boyfriend in a domestic dispute. She was just 19 years old. On September 27, her killer was released on day parole after serving just four months. This is yet another example of our justice

October 19th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to see my colleague here tonight in the House and to be able to discuss this topic with him. He is someone I respect. I believe he is a fine representative for his area, and he speaks well in the House. From my point of view, in a sense there is a car

October 4th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to stand and follow up a question I asked in the House this spring in relation to the carbon tax and the environment. Agriculture is is extensive in my area, and the carbon tax is really tough piece for the agriculture sector. Farmers are at the bott

October 4th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Sikh Heritage Month Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak to Bill C-376, an act to designate the month of April as Sikh heritage month. I would like to thank the member for Surrey—Newton for introducing this legislation. We have taken time throughout the year to acknowledge the many gre

October 4th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Divorce Act  Mr. Speaker, my colleague has pointed out many positive aspects of the legislation, but she has also suggested that she has some concerns, and she briefly mentioned them. I wonder if my colleague would like to return to that part of her speech on those concerns and expand on them

October 4th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the speech and a lot of the things brought forward by my colleague. She mentioned some of the people she worked with before and some of the hard work they have done with trade agreements. Could the member comment further? She would know the history of s

October 3rd, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Hockey  Mr. Speaker, sometimes people notice that I wear a different tie occasionally. Today, I am wearing a Brooks Bandits' tie. It is hockey season in Canada. The NHL will be starting this week. However, the Canadian Junior A Hockey League started weeks ago. It has 128 teams from coas

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Divorce Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciated listening to the hon. minister outline what I believe is one of the most contentious and divisive situations we have in our country when families are in a state of divorce. When she talked about efficiencies, I would note that judges now have great lati

September 26th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate hearing the story from my colleague on the issues he had to deal with regarding a family member. One of the things we most recently saw, as a result of the horrific accident in Humboldt involving the hockey team, was not only the deaths as as result of

September 26th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, last week I was in my riding and stopped by a locally owned operating oil drilling operation. There are not nearly as many of those as there used to be. Many skilled tradespeople are out of work. Now the Liberals' failure to get the Trans Mountain expansion built i

September 21st, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today. The first one is e-petition 1581. Historically, the previous government allowed a tax credit for volunteer firemen, and similarly later on for volunteer search and rescue workers. Now we have an increasing amount of rural crime,

September 20th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, the second petition is regarding Bill C-350 and Bill S-240, which have to do with the illegal harvesting of organs, and citizens moving to another country to receive those ill-gotten organs. We need to have this practice stopped. The bill will be voted on in the Sena

September 20th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, if I heard right, the member's colleague, just down the bench, just a few minutes ago, called it a registry. He called it a long-gun registry. Check the record. His Liberal colleague, sitting straight across from me, called it a registry.

June 18th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, absolutely, when I heard the member from Toronto speaking earlier about the tragedy in his riding, in a neighbouring riding, and the parents who had to deal with this. Absolutely, the Liberals have missed this piece. Illegal handguns are coming into this country, and

June 18th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, if members want to see emotion in a room, they should have been in those town halls. People are scared. They are frightened. They are frightened for their lives. They are frightened because their property is being stolen constantly. Those people are using illegal wea

June 18th, 2018House debate

Martin ShieldsConservative