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Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, it is always a privilege to speak to any matter in the House, particularly one as important as this. Today, I am honoured to stand in the House of Commons on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe to speak to Bill C-8, an act to amend the Citizenship Ac

November 23rd, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act  Madam Speaker, I had the honour of being in the great province of Quebec to do my French training. I am still working on that, but maybe the next time I am up, I will be speaking in French. I deeply believe in the free market and private enterprise. I believe that when we give f

November 23rd, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act  Madam Speaker, I have deep respect for the member. I substituted on the agriculture committee and the member always has intelligent and extremely well-prepared remarks. I would say much the same as I said earlier. Farmers are the most independent, hardest-working people. They ar

November 23rd, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act  Madam Speaker, I deeply respect the member across the way for his advocacy for farmers and for Prince Edward Island. My wife's family is from down east, so I recognize and respect his claim that there are great farmers there as well. British Columbia has already done this. We ca

November 23rd, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act  moved that Bill C-206, An Act to amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel), be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, our farmers are the backbone of our community and the engine of our economy. They are the hard-working me

November 23rd, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the Canada Revenue Agency’s approach to workspace-in-the-home expense deductions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic’s stay-at-home guidelines: are individuals who had to use areas of their homes not normally used for work, such as dining or living rooms, as a tem

November 16th, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

COVID-19 Emergency Response  Mr. Speaker, small businesses are struggling through this pandemic. They have enough troubles without having the burden of additional untimely audits. Some small business owners are reporting that audit responses are costing more than the benefits they are receiving. Will the mi

November 3rd, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

COVID-19 Emergency Response  Mr. Speaker, quite frankly, we know small business owners are not a priority for the government, as is seen from this response and by the fact that it took it months to get announcements out the door. Will the minister finally commit to pausing CEWS audits for Canadian small bus

November 3rd, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for the question, and also for killing time while I got my translation. I appreciate that, and I am working on my French. Regarding aviation, there is an airport in my riding, so I am very familiar with the struggles that are going on. One o

November 3rd, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, in my early days I started a business on my credit card. I know exactly what the member is talking about. That is the type of flexibility we are talking about with respect to this motion. In this fluid environment, we need bureaucrats to think outside the box and we

November 3rd, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is always an honour to receive a question from my learned colleague. I would start with the motion and stop audits. We would not even stop them, just pause them for about six months for small business owners. The CRA would get its pound of flesh, but let us defer

November 3rd, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to split my time with my wonderful, and I will add punctual, colleague from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo. It is also an absolute privilege to rise today in this House and talk about some of the hardest-working people in one of the hardest-working co

November 3rd, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Petitions  Madam Speaker, I have two petitions to present today, one of which calls for an end to the abhorrent practice of the international trafficking of human organs. Specifically it calls for a legal prohibition on Canadians travelling abroad to acquire such organs.

October 30th, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Petitions  Madam Speaker, the second petition I would like to enter into the record formally calls upon Canada to recognize the Uighur genocide that is going on in China and also to use the Magnitsky act to bring the officials responsible to account.

October 30th, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Bills of Exchange Act  Madam Speaker, I would first like to congratulate the member on a great honour to her mother. I wonder what advice the member would say her mother might have to newcomers, who are maybe coming from very difficult situations, so they can make it just like her mother did.

October 30th, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative