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Opioid Crisis in Canada  Mr. Chair, I trust in the sincerity of the member when he says that this is a public health crisis and that we need to put all options on the table to address it because thousands of Canadians are losing their lives. The member said that he does not have all the answers. I cert

December 10th, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

Opioid Crisis in Canada  Mr. Chair, the member for Foothills spoke about the importance of expanding treatment options and in the last budget. We spent $150 million to expand treatment options. The next step has to be—

December 10th, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

Opioid Crisis in Canada  There was $231 million allocated and $150 million for treatment options, if I am being absolutely clear. The next step has to be ensuring that people are accessing those treatment options. If I told the member that there is one solution exists elsewhere around the world, and th

December 10th, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

Opioid Crisis in Canada  Madam Chair, it is a tragic story about the member's friend. In the last budget, there was $150 million to immediately expand treatment options, and treatment should be a central focus. There was also money, of course, for an education campaign to address the stigma associated

December 10th, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

Opioid Crisis in Canada  Madam Chair, I disagree with some of the member's comments, particularly in relation to gateway drugs. A special Senate committee in 2001 debunked a lot of that. I want to focus on what we agree on. The member said that there has been a lot of positive work done in Portugal and

December 10th, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

An Act to Provide for the Resumption and Continuation of Postal Services  Madam Speaker, in 2011, the Conservatives introduced legislation. In 2016, a superior court found that it was unconstitutional. My friend asked how this legislation would satisfy the Oakes test. It is very simple. In 2011, that legislation met a pressing and substantial objectiv

November 23rd, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

An Act to Provide for the Resumption and Continuation of Postal Services  Madam Speaker, I was not here in 2011, and I would have voted against that legislation because it was unconstitutional. It was unconstitutional for a number of different reasons. It did not allow the union to have any input with respect to the arbitrator. It set specific contra

November 23rd, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

An Act to Provide for the Resumption and Continuation of Postal Services  Madam Speaker, to follow up on that point, it is about bringing as much equality as possible to the negotiating process through the mediation/arbitration process. If the member reads the legislation, she will know that when the arbitrator is appointed, it has to be in consultatio

November 23rd, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

Resumption and Continuation of Postal Service Operations Legislation  Mr. Speaker, my colleague seems pretty insistent that this is a violation of constitutional rights. Perhaps he can explain to me why this proposed legislation, Bill C-89, fails the minimal impairment test under Oakes.

November 23rd, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

Resumption and Continuation of Postal Service Operations Legislation  Mr. Speaker, I was six years old in 1990, so I am not going to accuse anyone of anything. With respect to the current situation, there is a cost to the Canadian economy with respect to this strike. It is a matter of balancing interests. Yes, constitutional rights are at stake i

November 23rd, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

Resumption and Continuation of Postal Service Operations Legislation  Mr. Speaker, they cannot have it both ways. My friend said there is no difference between the government's approach today and the Conservatives' approach in 2011. In 2011, the Conservative government imposed specific contractual terms. The Conservative government did not allow

November 23rd, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

Postal Services Resumption and Continuation Act  Mr. Speaker, this is a difficult conversation. I agree with the minister when she says that a negotiated outcome and decision would be better. The parties do not seem to be close. There are obviously consequences for the Canadian economy more broadly. I do not say that as a memb

November 23rd, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I held a budget event recently with Kevin Page, the former parliamentary budget officer. He certainly held the previous government to account. I put this question to him about the budget practices of the Liberal government. He pointed to the anemic growth in 2015

November 19th, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

Afghan Students  Mr. Speaker, Shamim Ahmadi grew up in a Taliban-occupied city in Afghanistan, where girls who tried to go to school faced threats and danger. However, when her six-month old brother passed away due to illness, she knew she needed to go to school to become a doctor. In a recent i

November 1st, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, as the member for Calgary Nose Hill mentioned, I went through an arduous journey for Bill C-246. My in-laws are in a small southwestern Ontario community, Camlachie. No one really knows where it is, but it is outside of Petrolia. If people do not know where Petrolia

October 29th, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal