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Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister did not travel to Fogo Island in March 2017.

December 13th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, the Office of the Prime Minister engages with provincial and territorial governments on a regular basis in the interest of federal-provincial-territorial relations. While the Office of the Prime Minister does not track the details that the question asks for, there we

December 11th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Futurpreneur  Mr. Speaker, today I had the pleasure of joining a number of impressive young entrepreneurs at a reception in honour of Futurpreneur, a non-profit organization that has been fuelling the entrepreneurial passions of young Canadians for over two decades. Since its inception, Futur

December 6th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, the Privy Council Office does not have any correspondence, neither in paper nor electronic format, between the Premier of Ontario and the Prime Minister, in relation to the proposed tax changes announced by the Minister of Finance on July 18, 2017.

December 4th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Centre d'action bénévole L'Actuel Volunteer Organization  Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege for me to rise in the House today to honour the Centre d'action bénévole L'Actuel, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. L'Actuel provides essential resources to the neediest members of my community, Vaudreuil—Soulanges. For the past

December 4th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, did my hon. colleague speak to any law enforcement officials here in Canada? Had he done that, he would have seen that this is not a new problem that would be created by Bill C-45. Right now, there are Canadians who are driving under the influence of cannabis, and n

November 22nd, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I am very thankful that my hon. colleague and her party will be supporting Bill C-45 as a measure that will help protect our young people and ensure that they have less access to cannabis. We are taking action on all fronts. We are looking at the opioid crisis, taki

November 22nd, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to discuss this government's plan to legalize and strictly regulate cannabis in Canada. Bill C-45, the cannabis act, was put forward by this government to confront and address the realities of cannabis use in our country. It happens that Ca

November 22nd, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister did not travel to Fogo Island in April 2017.

November 8th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I will join my colleague in welcoming Abbie to Parliament today. It is very important that we get this right, and the reasons are simple. First, the rate of unemployment, before we came to office, for young Canadians was double the national average. We needed to do

November 7th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I will first tell my hon. colleague that young Canadians are grateful that they have a Prime Minister who is taking a hands-on approach to ensure they have all opportunities available to them, something that, unfortunately, did not exist over the last 10 years, when

November 7th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for the question. First, we not only lowered taxes for the middle class, but we also brought in the Canada child benefit, which is putting more money in the pockets of nine out of ten families and that money is not taxable. In my riding of Vaud

November 7th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege for me to rise in the House today to support Bill C-63, the budget implementation act, 2017, no. 2. On October 27, the hon. Minister of National Defence introduced Bill C-63, and we have taken the next steps to ensure we maintain the job and econo

November 7th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, Mr. Sarkar’s compensation is comparable to that of the San Francisco consul general appointed by the previous government. With regards to key postings, it is common, both in the public service and the private sector, for compensation to reflect the qualifications a

November 6th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to part (a) of the question, the Privy Council Office, PCO, is unable to respond because in processing parliamentary returns, the government applies the principles of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act, and this information has been withhel

November 6th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal