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Employment  Mr. Speaker, I thank the honourable member for her question and for her hard work on this issue in the riding of Châteauguay—Lacolle. Investing in youth is a priority for our government. In our first two budgets, we invested to grow the economy and make job opportunities availab

June 6th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to trips taken by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Multiculturalism), their sponsored travel was pre-approved by the Office of the Conflict of Interest an

May 29th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, our government continues to raise the bar on openness and transparency because government information ultimately belongs to the people we serve, and it should be open by default. Major reforms to the Access to Information Act have not been done in more than three de

May 29th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, the government had no interaction with The Bradford Exchange and did not authorize the production of the doll.

May 29th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a), 827 access to information requests were completed during this period. With regard to (b)(i), of the completed requests, of those that were completely redacted or not disclosed, 53 documents were exempted and 16 were excluded. With regard to (b)(i

May 29th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to trips taken by Ms. Khera and Mr. Virani, their sponsored travel was pre-approved by the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner. Furthermore, Ms. Khera and Mr. Virani made the proper and appropriate public declarations to the Offic

May 18th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Flooding  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise in the House today as the historic flooding in my riding, Vaudreuil—Soulanges, and across Canada is beginning to subside. Many houses have been destroyed. I am deeply touched by the thousands of citizens who have volunteered their time to help thei

May 15th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Flooding in Vaudreuil-Soulanges  Mr. Speaker, last week, the mayor of Rigaud, Hans Gruenwald Jr., and the city council declared a state of emergency in the region because heavy rains and melting snow have caused serious flooding along the Ottawa River. This morning, Rigaud City officials once again asked reside

May 2nd, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Vimy  Mr. Speaker, on April 9, we marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a battle that saw our branches of military fight together for the first time. On this anniversary, we take time to honour Canada's heroes who fought to protect the French territory and who suff

April 11th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I just wonder if the people I am meeting with outside can also be counted as quorum in here. It is an important meeting that a lot of us are having outside .

April 10th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination  Mr. Speaker, today I am going to talk about Motion No. 103 on systemic racism and religious discrimination. I am expressing my thoughts and beliefs in support of this motion as the member for Vaudreuil—Soulanges, as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister for Youth, an

March 21st, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to the government’s response to Q-575, the Office for the Coordination of Parliamentary Returns at the Privy Council Office assigns questions and parts of questions to the department or departments most likely to hold the relevant information that is requ

March 20th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, no report has been produced by Delivery Associates Limited that provides letter grades or otherwise provides an assessment of the performance of ministers.

March 20th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, in response to part (a) of the question, the Privy Council Office has no information on the total amount of expenditures on management fees for blind trusts set up for public office holders. The Conflict of Interest Act, COIA, provides that the Conflict of Interest

March 20th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege for me to rise in the House today to present a petition that was spearheaded by Isabel and Jane, founders of Sparkes of Hope, which is based out of my community of Vaudreuil—Soulanges. The petition calls upon the House of Commons and Parliament to c

March 10th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal