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Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville Arts Circuit  Mr. Speaker, artists are an important part of our society. They define our popular culture and spark our collective imagination. They give us the opportunity to escape the every day with their thought-provoking, emotional, spiritual and sometimes even political creations. Artist

September 18th, 2018House debate

Michel PicardLiberal

Firearms Act  Madam Speaker, obviously my colleague confuses a registry with good common practices in business. With respect to time allocation, in terms of efficiency, there is a misunderstanding of what it is to be efficient. Maybe the minister could inform Canadians and this chamber of the

June 19th, 2018House debate

Michel PicardLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, I would like to invite my colleague, a valued fellow committee member, to comment further on an important point relating to the court's important decision on data and megadata. The court ruling said that the data were relevant but the legal structure did not allow

June 18th, 2018House debate

Michel PicardLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, I would like to know whether my colleague agrees that some of their recommendations, which were certainly the fruit of some very hard work, would be more useful in regulations than in the act itself.

June 18th, 2018House debate

Michel PicardLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure of working with my colleague on the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. However, is he not getting a police state confused with the rule of law? The limits he alluded to, such as requiring a warrant, are already enforced i

June 18th, 2018House debate

Michel PicardLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, our dairy industry supports 221,000 Canadian jobs and contributes up to $20 billion to our GDP. Our government remains strongly committed to supporting our producers and their families. The Canadian Dairy Commission is vital to to the operation of our supply managem

June 18th, 2018House debate

Michel PicardLiberal

Instruction to Committee on Bill C-71  Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for his speech. He is well aware of the respect I have for him as a person and as a professional. He knows better than anyone, and better than many of us, the impact of firearms and how much attention we should be giving them. I would

June 4th, 2018House debate

Michel PicardLiberal

Instruction to Committee on Bill C-71  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for setting the record straight and clearing up the fog of confusion and alarm created by the other side. People from the group “Poly Remembers”, whom I had the privilege of welcoming to my constituency office, consider the bill a step forward

June 4th, 2018House debate

Michel PicardLiberal

Kurling for Kids  Mr. Speaker, kids are the future. Kurling for Kids was founded in 1999, through the generosity of Robert Sears, who wanted to give back to the hospital that had saved his daughter's life. Since then, a number of curling clubs across Quebec have been holding events to raise mone

May 23rd, 2018House debate

Michel PicardLiberal

Customs Act  Mr. Speaker, when I travel to the United States using the NEXUS card, I enter quickly and easily because of its privileges. When I return, I do not even go through customs. It takes me five minutes and my information is recorded. The only customs officer I meet is the one I give

May 9th, 2018House debate

Michel PicardLiberal

Customs Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Durham. We miss him in committee. It is too bad that my colleague is so focused on human trafficking, because it is just one example of many. Does the member not think that the concerns the minister raised back in 2011, which the member

May 9th, 2018House debate

Michel PicardLiberal

Vivacia  Mr. Speaker, a cancer diagnosis hits hard. It affects the patient first, but then ripples outward to those around the patient. I am proud that my riding of Montarville, and specifically the town of Saint-Basile-le-Grand, are home to Vivacia, the first integrative cancer centre an

April 19th, 2018House debate

Michel PicardLiberal

An Act in Relation to Firearms  Madam Speaker, as a member from Quebec, I still recall, with great sadness, the tragic events at the Polytechnique and Dawson College. I personally have met with representatives of victims of the Polytechnique tragedy. What practical measures can we emphasize in order to demonst

March 26th, 2018House debate

Michel PicardLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I will not read too much into the question from my colleague from Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles. The parliamentary committee in question is made up of parliamentarians from both sides, including Conservatives. He needs to have some faith in his own colleagues whe

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Michel PicardLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, national security matters are taken very seriously, no matter what they are. Expertise and impartiality are key characteristics of the professionals who represent us, and I will never cast doubt on their statements or advice.

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Michel PicardLiberal