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Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, we know there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to first nations education. We also know that the best way to improve first nations education outcomes is to support indigenous-led initiatives, and to respect first nations control of their education. Cou

December 6th, 2017House debate

Paul LefebvreLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Madam Speaker, clearly the hon. member forgets the last 10 years when no pipelines were built by the previous government. We are on the cusp, and have certainly allowed Trans Mountain to move forward. We need to realize that industry will decide if it wants to invest in pipelines

November 7th, 2017House debate

Paul LefebvreLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his important question. With regard to the investments that we proposed in budget 2016-17, I would like to say that, when we talk about superclusters, we are talking about economic sectors that we want to transform in order t

November 7th, 2017House debate

Paul LefebvreLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Madam Speaker, this is an ambitious bill because there are a number of things that need to be accomplished. We made promises to Canadians during the last election. We need to make sure that we meet those objectives, and that is what this bill does.

November 7th, 2017House debate

Paul LefebvreLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Madam Speaker, today I have the great honour and pleasure to speak to Bill C-63, the budget implementation act, 2017, no. 2. In recent days, we have seen that there is a great deal of interest in the budget, and for good reason. In 2015, Canadians made a choice. They could choo

November 7th, 2017House debate

Paul LefebvreLiberal

Paulette Gagnon  Mr. Speaker, my riding of Sudbury is the future home of Place des arts, the largest cultural centre that Canada has seen in the past 25 years . The very accomplished, clever leader behind this project was a remarkable figure in the cultural community, my friend Paulette Gagnon.

November 6th, 2017House debate

Paul LefebvreLiberal

Movember  Mr. Speaker, the Movember campaign begins today. The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, men's mental health, and suicide prevention. These are important issues for all of us, considering that one in eight men will be diagnosed

November 1st, 2017House debate

Paul LefebvreLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Madam Speaker, in the Sudbury riding, we are proud of our cultural and artistic sector, which is a major contributor to the prosperity and economic diversity of our region. I was fortunate to take part in an announcement recently with the Minister of Canadian Heritage regarding

October 27th, 2017House debate

Paul LefebvreLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, as you know, I own a small business and had a career in tax law. The discussion on tax reform created many concerns for small business owners throughout the country, including myself. Could the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance update the House on

October 16th, 2017House debate

Paul LefebvreLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, what I said was that that is the system we have right now, and that is one of the things that can happen. What the member did not mention is that, right now, a child under the age of 18, who cannot even sign a contract, can receive tax-free capital gains of up to

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Paul LefebvreLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, with respect to passive income, and I mentioned this in my speech, right now it is a hypothetical situation, because it is a discussion paper. We have heard a lot of comments from tax lawyers and tax accountants from across the country about ensuring that we are lo

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Paul LefebvreLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I know that the Conservatives believe it is fair. I do not believe it is fair. As well, one of the things that has come up in the draft legislation is whether these rules would be retroactive. What happens after July 18? Are people going to be affected by these n

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Paul LefebvreLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I am very pleased to have this opportunity to rise to speak to this motion today. I would just like to say where I am from, what I do, and what I have done in the past. I am a small business owner, and I am also a tax lawyer. I used to teach tax at the Faculty of

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Paul LefebvreLiberal

Gaétan Gervais  Mr. Speaker, on this September 25, Franco-Ontarian Day, I want to honour a man to whom we Franco-Ontarians owe a big part of our identity: Sudbury's own Gaétan Gervais. Through his teaching and contributions, Gaétan passed on the Franco-Ontarian heritage to generations. He autho

September 25th, 2017House debate

Paul LefebvreLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, my colleague has proven something beyond reasonable doubt: investing in official languages was far from a priority for the former Harper government. Our priority is to ensure the sustainability of Canada's official languages by making major investments. Is Canada a

June 19th, 2017House debate

Paul LefebvreLiberal