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Questions on the Order Paper  With regard to the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Hudson: (a) when will the ship be back in service; (b) why did the refit of the ship not meet its original completion date and has the refit of the ship been delayed; (c) will the refit be completed under the original $4 million budget

December 8th, 2017House debate

Mel ArnoldConservative

Firefighters  Mr. Speaker, mischief and theft related to firefighting equipment are serious offences that can cause danger to the lives of firefighters and the Canadians they protect. I have introduced a private member's bill, Bill C-365, to establish clear deterrents for these offences to pro

December 5th, 2017House debate

Mel ArnoldConservative

Cannabis Act  The member for Kenora has eight minutes and 38 seconds remaining, but there will be further debate through the day today, until the end of government orders.

November 24th, 2017House debate

The Acting Speaker Conservative

Cannabis Act  The debate will carry on until 1:15 p.m. today, and then the question will be put.

November 24th, 2017House debate

The Acting Speaker Conservative

Firefighting  Mr. Speaker, this past Tuesday, debate on my private member's bill, Bill C-365, began. I thank all members who contributed to the debate. Bill C-365 proposes support for Canadian firefighters who stand ready to answer the call of duty 365 days a year. Firefighters depend on thei

November 23rd, 2017House debate

Mel ArnoldConservative

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, indeed, this question came up during the research on this bill. We were asked this by firefighters a couple of different times. What we have determined is that the definition of firefighting equipment would rely on the principles of statutory interpretation within Ca

November 21st, 2017House debate

Mel ArnoldConservative

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I did do a lot of research on the bill. There are many cases across Canada of theft of firefighting equipment or damage to it. In fact, less than two weeks ago I had fire chiefs from New Brunswick in my office. They were here on their lobby day on the Hill. We discus

November 21st, 2017House debate

Mel ArnoldConservative

Criminal Code  moved that Bill C-365, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firefighting equipment), be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to my private member's bill, Bill C-365, an act that seeks to amend the Criminal Code of Canada in relation

November 21st, 2017House debate

Mel ArnoldConservative

Report Stage  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his eloquent speech. There was a little humour thrown in, but it had some very hard-hitting points. We obviously cannot fit all the points into a 10-minute speech. Unfortunately, the government has called for time allocation, and so we are no

November 21st, 2017House debate

Mel ArnoldConservative

Questions on the Order Paper  With regard to the Atlantic Fisheries Fund, since November 4, 2015: (a) what are the details of all grants and contributions made from the fund, including for each the (i) recipient, (ii) amount, (iii) project description, (iv) type of contribution (repayable grant, loan, etc.),

November 9th, 2017House debate

Mel ArnoldConservative

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Yellowhead for his speech on this and his knowledge about travel around this country. We have heard how this bill is not complete. There is so much that is being left to regulation and total power within the minister's discretion

October 25th, 2017House debate

Mel ArnoldConservative

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, this is just another example of the Liberal government not wanting to hear legitimate criticism. Limiting the debate on this issue to only a few members in this House does not give fair representation to the members from British Columbia, from Alberta, from Saskatch

October 4th, 2017House debate

Mel ArnoldConservative

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, the Liberals' incompetence on reform of the public service pay system has now put public safety and public interest in jeopardy. Canadian Coast Guard vessels in Newfoundland and Labrador remain docked, because coast guard personnel have not been paid. Nineteen months

October 4th, 2017House debate

Mel ArnoldConservative

Criminal Code  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-365, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firefighting equipment). Mr. Speaker, it is an honour today to table my private member's bill, Bill C-365, an act to amend the Criminal Code regarding firefighting equipment. This bill would amend the Cr

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Mel ArnoldConservative

Oceans Act  Madam Speaker, my colleague was challenged a moment ago about what the Conservatives had done in only designating 1% of the coastline or oceans areas as protected. There is far more than that protected under fisheries closures and so on. For some of the areas being announced now,

September 29th, 2017House debate

Mel ArnoldConservative