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Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, “We will allow charities to do their work on behalf of Canadians free from political harassment..”. Who said that? Liberals said that in their 2015 Liberal platform. They have done nothing. Anti-poverty charities have raised concerns about massive inequalities caus

April 19th, 2018House debate

Peter JulianNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Madam Speaker, as the member knows, I have been in her riding and knocked on doors in her riding. Folks in Labrador believe in equality and fairness. I am sure she would agree with me on that. We have a budget that profoundly continues what is one of the most unequal periods in

April 19th, 2018House debate

Peter JulianNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I know the member's area of Central Nova very well. I have knocked on doors throughout his riding. I know that people in Central Nova actually believe in fairness. However, what we see in this budget is the actual opposite of that. We see massive tax loopholes for Ba

April 19th, 2018House debate

Peter JulianNDP

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to speak to Bill S-210. First of all, as the members of the House already know, the NDP will be supporting this bill. We want to thank the senator who raised this matter in the other place, as well as the member who raised it in thi

April 17th, 2018House debate

Peter JulianNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the member's intervention, but she did not answer the question on pay equity. When the government came to power, in the first months after that it said that we should not to worry, that nothing had been cast in stone on democratic reform, that it was com

April 17th, 2018House debate

Peter JulianNDP

Vaisakhi  [Member spoke in Punjabi] [English] Mr. Speaker, I wish everyone a very joyous Vaisakhi from the NDP and from our national leader, Mr. Jagmeet Singh. May the festival of Vaisakhi fill everyone with hope and happiness. This festival is a celebration of human rights and serves

April 16th, 2018House debate

Peter JulianNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, the government has failed in the budget and the budget implementation act to take action against tax havens. We are talking about $10 billion to $30 billion a year that goes offshore and basically allows Canada's wealthiest citizens and biggest corporations to get of

April 16th, 2018House debate

Peter JulianNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, the Liberals always committed to pushing back against omnibus legislation. The member will recall from previous Parliaments that the Conservatives introduced 300- or 400-page pieces of omnibus legislation. The Liberals always decried that, said it was inappropriate,

April 16th, 2018House debate

Peter JulianNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, very quickly, I would like to praise the member for Timmins—James Bay. He is an amazing and very articulate spokesperson for rural areas across the country and northern Ontario in particular. He speaks up effectively and is one of the leading parliamentarians in the

April 16th, 2018House debate

Peter JulianNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, this is the problem of transparency that we have seen with both the government of the member's prime minister, Mr. Harper, and the current government. There is a lack of transparency. That is why the provisions that are contained within this budget implementation bi

April 16th, 2018House debate

Peter JulianNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Abitibi—Témiscamingue for her intervention. I know her region well, and she is doing a great job of representing it. She is always tremendously passionate about representing her constituents effectively. The concerns she has raised in t

April 16th, 2018House debate

Peter JulianNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I think the answer is quite simple. It is the actions brought forward in the budget implementation bill that will actually make a difference for Canadian women. It is not there, nor are the commitments around pay equity that were made, and these were commitments made

April 16th, 2018House debate

Peter JulianNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I will talk about the size and scope of Bill C-74. I would like to start with the size. I have been here for a few years, and a number of my colleagues have been as well, and we recall the worst years of the Harper government, when massive 300- and 400-page bricks wo

April 16th, 2018House debate

Peter JulianNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I like the hon. member, and he is certainly very articulate, but I really have to ask where he was over the past decade, particularly under the Harper government. We saw the worst deficits in our nation's history under the Conservatives, and we saw the highest family

April 16th, 2018House debate

Peter JulianNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, the budget implementation act seems to be very much in the realm of the Bay Street mentality with which the government approaches issues. It does not close any of the tax loopholes that are incredibly egregious, giving hundreds of millions of dollars to some of Canad

April 16th, 2018House debate

Peter JulianNDP