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Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, this is my first time rising in this House ever, and I would like to congratulate you. The hon. member mentioned how he liked that the throne speech referred to strengthening the economy. The reality is that in Canada we are actually facing a productivity challenge.

December 9th, 2019House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, Ontario is a national leader in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In the throne speech, the Prime Minister committed to working with the provinces, but he has yet to accept the made-in-Ontario climate change plan that will actually reduce emissions. When wi

December 10th, 2019House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time today with the member for Kelowna—Lake Country. I would like to start by thanking the residents of Northumberland—Peterborough South for allowing me the great honour to rise and speak today. I would also like to take a moment to thank th

December 12th, 2019House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I would echo my hon. colleague's comments in that we need to reduce taxation and increase incentives and investments. However, we should not cherry-pick. That is what the free market is for. The free market is the best way to choose the winners and losers. When gove

December 12th, 2019House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I certainly share the hon. member's worry and concern for those individuals who are suffering during this most wonderful time of Christmas. No family should be suffering at this point. I believe that the government should do everything possible, not only for those im

December 12th, 2019House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, we had the most comprehensive climate change plan ever introduced in Canada. The reality is that climate change is a global problem and it requires a global solution. We want to invest in technology, invest in clean tech, and we are for all of the above when it comes

December 12th, 2019House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I am going to take this opportunity to thank the people who have put me in this seat. I thank my volunteers, my family and my campaign team. I specifically thank my wife, who sacrificed so much for me to be here. I really appreciate it. I would also thank my two bes

December 12th, 2019House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I have yet to receive an answer to my question, which was for a deadline. Will it be a month, a year, six months? I think it is a fairly simple question. There is another question that I would put to the member. The Parliamentary Budget Office, the Green Party and o

December 12th, 2019House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to government support for residents and property owners impacted by the high water levels on Lake Ontario: (a) what actions, if any, will the government take, either directly, or through the International Joint Commission/the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence Ri

January 27th, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the hon. member certainly told us about some great projects. In my riding, it has not been as positive. There is an arena in Orono, Ontario, that desperately needs repair. There is a waste treatment facility in Brighton that also needs help. There are lots of proje

January 28th, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Finance  Madam Speaker, countless hours working as a top aide to Liberal ministers, years of maximizing her donations to the Liberal Party, years of working as a lobbyist for Mastercard and multiple meetings with the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry: the cost to the taxpayer,

January 31st, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Canada-United States-Mexico Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I rise today to talk about NAFTA, but first I would like to thank the hon. Speaker for the opportunity of a lifetime earlier, having sat in the chair with some of the most important people in Canadian history. Conservatives are the party of free trade. There can b

January 31st, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Canada-United States-Mexico Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I think it is fair to say that Canadians want to support Canadian business and that we continue to support the supply management sector. I look forward to having further discussions. These are the types of discussions we need to have across the aisle. We want to b

January 31st, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Canada-United States-Mexico Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, the leader of the official opposition and our party have been very clear about our support for supply management. We will continue to do so. I am here every day to represent the farmers of Northumberland—Peterborough South and the farmers of Quebec, who produce t

January 31st, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative

Canada-United States-Mexico Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, to be clear, I think all Canadians produce the best milk in Canada, including the great province of Manitoba. I would also like to thank the hon. member, in the spirit of good, honest humour here, for the way he rails against brevity. We certainly appreciate that.

January 31st, 2020House debate

Philip LawrenceConservative