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Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I want to thank the member for bringing clarity to the House in regard to the various positions of different parties. Not too long ago, the Conservatives actually denied at a convention that climate change was taking place. In the last election, they flip-flopped a

April 9th, 2024House debate

Michael CoteauLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I just want to have some clarity on this. The member said that he would challenge any of the 118 Conservatives on the opposite side to a public debate in any forum in front of any audience, either back home or in Ottawa. Does that include the Leader of the Opposition

April 9th, 2024House debate

Michael CoteauLiberal

Order of Canada  Mr. Speaker as we come to the end of Black History Month, it is important to recognize that Black Canadians continue to make important gains and contributions to our country. They continue to make history, and yesterday, history was made. Ms. Lillie Johnson was awarded the Orde

February 28th, 2024House debate

Michael CoteauLiberal

Diversity and Inclusion  Mr. Speaker, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 2015 to 2024 the International Decade for People of African Descent. This proclamation recognized the over 220 million people of African descent in the Americas and in Canada. The government has fully embraced the UN's proclamation

February 8th, 2024House debate

Michael CoteauLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the member started her speech by talking about woke policies. She used the word “woke”. I have always been a person who has invested into preventative measures, like acknowledging things like systemic racism and acknowledging that we need to invest into communities w

February 6th, 2024House debate

Michael CoteauLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I have been an elected member for 20 years, whether on the school board, provincial government or here. Fighting crime has always been connected to what I have worked on in my life, and there has always been a correlation between good investments in programming and p

February 6th, 2024House debate

Michael CoteauLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I have noticed that, over my last two years in the House, Conservatives use crime as a mechanism to anger Canadians. The simple fact is that, yes, crime has shifted in the last few years, but there is no question that Canada remains among the safest countries on t

February 6th, 2024House debate

Michael CoteauLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, there has been a lot of discussion in the House on this important issue today. We have heard many comments about the Conservatives in past governments making cuts to mitigate the effectiveness of fighting auto crime, but we have also heard about the tactics they ha

February 6th, 2024House debate

Michael CoteauLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the member opposite spoke a bit about the Conservative approach to finding solutions to this challenge and referred to those solutions as simplistic. Does she believe that the Conservatives' position on how to go forward in finding solutions actually would result i

February 6th, 2024House debate

Michael CoteauLiberal

Diversity and Inclusion  Mr. Speaker, I want to wish every member in the House a happy Black History Month. February is a time when we can remind ourselves of the contribution of Black Canadians in our country, contributions that go back hundreds of years to help build a beautiful Canada. It is also a

February 5th, 2024House debate

Michael CoteauLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, I am a proud Canadian. I am proud of this nation's bilingualism, and I am proud of the federal government's role in promoting both official languages. In the House of Commons, it is a privilege for me to hear both official languages being used. Therefore, I was both

November 30th, 2023House debate

Michael CoteauLiberal

Affordable Housing and Groceries Act  Mr. Speaker, the member talked about hard times. As he was asking the question, I reflected on the fact that I had the opportunity to meet three young people from Ukraine in the back today. I was thinking about their hard times. In Canada, we have some pretty rough times. There i

November 23rd, 2023House debate

Michael CoteauLiberal

Affordable Housing and Groceries Act  Mr. Speaker, it takes many of us in this room to build good strategies and good plans to put in place to really help Canadians. The government believes in what the member just said with respect to co-operatives. We believe in co-operatives, and we believe that they are a pathway

November 23rd, 2023House debate

Michael CoteauLiberal

Affordable Housing and Groceries Act  Mr. Speaker, I have been interrupted several times by members opposite, because it does hurt Conservatives. Half of them probably believe in climate change and maybe the other half do not. I am making that assumption based on previous statements and voting records. It must really

November 23rd, 2023House debate

Michael CoteauLiberal

Affordable Housing and Groceries Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for recognizing this important program that is essentially going to build thousands and thousands of units across this country. I am proud to be part of a government that is investing in a GST rebate that will not only be for apartments. We are goi

November 23rd, 2023House debate

Michael CoteauLiberal