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Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her hard work on official languages. In a bilingual country like ours, it goes without saying that the federal government works very hard to make sure that our nation's capital is bilingual. That is exactly what we are doing. I am pleased to

June 13th, 2019House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, we have said it quite clearly. The Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and I have stated, in this room, that the security of the Canadian detainees in China is a priority. As my colleague just mentioned, we engage with Chinese officials regularly and as o

June 13th, 2019House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Tourism Industry  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Cloverdale—Langley City for his hard work. Not one week goes by without him talking to me about tourism. After being abandoned by the Conservatives, the 1.8 million workers in the tourism sector know that we have their backs.

June 5th, 2019House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, francophones in Ontario and across the country know full well that our government is there for them. It was the Conservatives who let them down and decided to protect Doug Ford in Ontario, rather than protecting francophones across the country. It goes without sayin

June 5th, 2019House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, our relationship with China is extremely important. We are very concerned with the detention of Canadians in China, which is why we are rallying a number of friendly countries. Also, we were able to make sure that we had a joint statement with the United States, call

June 5th, 2019House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, it goes without saying that the relationship with China is important. That is why this file is a priority for the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister. We are particularly concerned about the unjustified detention of Canadians in China. That is why we

June 5th, 2019House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Criminal Records Act  moved that Bill C-93, An Act to provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis, be read the third time and passed.

June 4th, 2019House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, in 2015, Canadians had a difficult but clear choice to make. They could either uphold the austerity policies that were having a direct impact on our economy and people's everyday lives or choose to make new investments and create economic growth. The reality is that

June 4th, 2019House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I would like to offer my congratulations to my hon. colleague. It is a pleasure to see him in the House. As I mentioned in French, which I will repeat in English, no person will be turned away if he or she is deemed to be at risk and nobody will be removed without a

June 4th, 2019House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I would like to mention for my colleague that he has two in one, a minister of finance and the Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie. It is too bad I did not get any questions regarding my file, because we reinvested $60 million into tourism, wh

June 4th, 2019House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, as the granddaughter of a farmer, I am concerned about the agriculture sector. I am convinced that Canada's farmers are aware of all the work the government is doing to open markets for them around the world while protecting our supply management system, which the Co

June 4th, 2019House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, time allocation is the only tool the government has to move a bill forward in the event of an impasse. We have the duty to ensure that all bills are put to a vote. Obviously, our goal is to work with all of our colleagues here. We do not take any decision lightly, bu

June 4th, 2019House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, obviously the Canadian economy is doing well. Indeed, Canadians are the ones who have created one million jobs in this country, but there is a direct link between decisions made by the federal government, our economic performance and Canadians' capacity to create j

June 4th, 2019House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, since my colleague mentioned Bill C-69, I will gladly take this opportunity to talk to him about our action plan for the environment. Canadians know that climate change is real and that we have to be prepared to deal with it and to start engaging in an energy trans

June 4th, 2019House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, access to home ownership is very important. For 10 years, the Conservatives under Stephen Harper, and now under the Leader of the Opposition, ignored this issue. Little by little, home ownership has slipped out of reach for many Canadians, especially young people.

June 4th, 2019House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal