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Fall Festival  Mr. Speaker, this October 7th to 9th, the historic town of Rigaud will be celebrating its 20th annual Festival des couleurs. The festival is an opportunity for families, friends, and all those who form a part of our community to come together to celebrate the coming of fall and

September 27th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for her question. This is not just talk. In the speech I just gave, I mentioned some practical measures that will be taken to ensure that our government becomes increasingly transparent and accessible. We have been waiting for real changes

September 26th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, that is a sincere question, and I very much appreciate all of the member's questions. She is 100% right that the system is broken. The system is not working the way it should. I am confident in the steps we are taking right now to make the system work better, not on

September 26th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, we have taken the appropriate steps. The methodology we have used to come to a conclusion on the proposal in Bill C-58 is the best way to move forward on this. We did it in a transparent way. We were able to talk to Canadians about this. I had discussions in my own r

September 26th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise on behalf of the government to speak to our efforts to strengthen our access to information regime. Our government recognizes the importance of a solid framework for access to information. We promised to provide a modern access to information r

September 26th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Youth  Mr. Speaker, we are very proud of the investments that we have made in young Canadians, particularly after 10 years of inaction by the previous government. First and foremost, we doubled the number of summer jobs from 35,000 to roughly 70,000. Following that, we ensured that we w

September 19th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  Madam Speaker, if the answers to Questions Nos. 618 and 630, originally tabled on Jan. 30, 2017, and Question No. 1015, originally tabled on June 15, 2017, as well as the government's response to Questions Nos. 1041 to 1043, 1045, 1046, 1048 to1051, 1053 to 1060, 1063, 1065 to 10

September 18th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Madam Speaker, the following questions will be answered today: Nos. 1044, 1047, 1052, 1061, 1062, 1064, 1069 to 1071, 1073, 1074, 1076, 1083, 1084, 1096, 1097, and 1099.

September 18th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to the government’s response to Question No. 954, departments and ministers’ offices work diligently to provide accurate and informative answers to questions on the Order Paper. In the event that responses contain inaccurate information, the government st

September 18th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Government Response to Petitions  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's responses to 86 petitions.

September 18th, 2017House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

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