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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, after listening to the Conservatives, I guess I cannot blame them for being green with envy about the record growth and employment rates this country has seen under our government. With the lowest unemployment rate in 40 years, I can see why they would want to try to

December 4th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Municipal Elections  Madam Speaker, when I first entered municipal politics in 1998, it was under the leadership of Tyendinaga Township's first female reeve, and Hastings County's first female warden, Margaret Walsh. She has been a great mentor to me and helped shape me into the politician and commun

November 2nd, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Government Accountability  Mr. Speaker, our government promised Canadians we would reform question period so that the prime minister is directly accountable through a prime minister's question period. Could the government House leader inform the House of the progress that has occurred to make this pledge a

October 16th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, on this side of the House we are focused on actually dealing with the long-term goals that we have set as a government and that is that the economy and the environment have to go hand in hand. We cannot say it is all going to be the economy and we cannot say it is

June 14th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, we came out with a pan-Canadian framework that all provinces agreed to. Eighty per cent of Canadians, right now, have a price on carbon that is at a certain level. We feel that all Canadians should have the same price on carbon. We are all polluting, and we should

June 14th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, we try to deflect from the real issues we are trying to deal with here and that is how we meet our 2030 climate change targets. I am not surprised that members opposite would try to focus on measures that would be fearmongering rather than trying to deal with the r

June 14th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I will take a moment to explain these two components in further detail. Part 1 of the act sets out the details on the fuel charge, which would generally be payable by a fuel distributor or a fuel producer who can be expected to pass on that cost to the end-user of

June 14th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, carbon pricing is key to any credible climate plan, because it is a cost-effective way to significantly reduce pollution while driving clean innovation and creating new jobs. A price on carbon creates a powerful incentive to cut pollution. It encourages people and

June 14th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I was also on the indigenous committee that studied Bill C-262. I am a very strong supporter of UNDRIP. I am proud to say that we are the government that for the first time has embedded UNDRIP into a bill, even before UNDRIP was put into effect in this House, by int

June 5th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  The tactics were hysterical.

June 5th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I have tremendous respect for the member for Edmonton Strathcona, the knowledge that she brought to the committee, and her life experiences working on environmental issues in Alberta and throughout the assessment process. In fact, I consulted with her on a number of

June 5th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I guess I should not be surprised by the comments from the member opposite. Everything that comes is fear-based hysterical propaganda. I just find it very surprising that she finds a way to politicize everything and is able to develop another fundraising clip for her

June 5th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I am happy to rise today to speak in support of Bill C-69. With this bill, our government is meeting our commitment to rebuild public trust and help get Canada's resources to market. In developing Bill C-69, we heard from provinces, territories, indigenous peoples, b

June 5th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Bon Echo Provincial Park  Mr. Speaker, It is Tourism Week in my riding, so let us all embark to see true rural living at Bon Echo Park, and head south to Stone Mills when the day turns to night, because the dark sky viewing is a true delight. If we go to Newburgh, we will all be shoe-ins if we pok

May 30th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, the minister's speech went over a lot of the important issues in this bill that we need to be concerned with. I would like to focus on how we have achieved a balance in this bill between protecting the safety and security of Canadians and protecting their privacy rig

May 28th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal