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Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, we know that starting a business takes dedication and hard work. Business owners must be aware of their tax obligations when it comes to hiring employees, finding facilities, or keeping the books, so that they do not end up with surprise bills from the Canada Revenu

December 4th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague, who represents a riding which borders mine. It is always a pleasure to talk with her. The government is fully committed to protecting supply management, since it is a priority for us. As my colleague said, we are strongly in favou

November 6th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, first of all, I would like to respond to the preamble of my colleague's question. Here are the facts. We lowered taxes for middle-class Canadians as soon as we took office in 2015. That was an important measure that we wanted to put in place, and we kept our promis

November 6th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I am rising today to speak to the second act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures. First, I would like to recognize the citizens of Shelford who trust me and allow me to serve in the House. It has be

November 6th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I was just saying that the unemployment rate has dropped steadily and is now at 4.1%. That is a 40-year low. Massive job creation and the Canada child benefit are boosting consumer confidence. This key measure, which is more focused and more generous than previous b

November 6th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, in Granby, in my riding of Shefford, we have the largest francophone singing competition in North America. Since 1969, this festival has been an important vehicle for showcasing and promoting Canadian francophone talent around the world. Recently, the Minister of Can

November 6th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

Montérégie Epilepsy Organization  Mr. Speaker, I would like to highlight the work of a group of volunteers who have dedicated themselves to helping people with epilepsy and their families for the past three decades. Épilepsie Montérégie is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Its mission is to support peo

October 25th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

Lassonde Industries  Mr. Speaker, I have good news. I would like to recognize the 100th anniversary of an extraordinary contributor, Lassonde Industries, in Rougemont, in my riding of Shefford. The company, which was founded in 1918 by Aristide Lassonde, is proud to begin its 100th anniversary celeb

September 26th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

Economic Development of Shefford  Mr. Speaker, our government believes innovation is key to development in Canada, which is why I am pleased to acknowledge the 10th anniversary of BRP's revolutionary three-wheel motorcycle, the Can-Am Spyder. There are now more than 100,000 enthusiasts around the world. More tha

June 13th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

Granby Volunteer Centre  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to congratulate the Centre d'action bénévole de Granby on its 50th anniversary. Volunteerism is vital to our community because it supports the well-being and vitality of our people. For 50 years now, Granby volunteers have patiently and generously

May 16th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, our government recognizes that a modern, efficient infrastructure network is important to our economy and to all Canadians. Canada has never seen the likes of our government's infrastructure investments in the 2016 and 2017 budgets. The port of Trois-Rivières is ess

May 11th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

High School Students and Politics  Mr. Speaker, today I have the privilege of welcoming to Ottawa a group of 50 students from my riding of Shefford. These young people are students from École secondaire du Verbe divin, the same high school I attended and where I forged very fond memories. Although we often hear h

April 11th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. The agrifood and agriculture sector is an extremely important one for our government and we are proud to support it. As I said just now, $10 billion will be invested over the next ten years in exports and investments in i

April 4th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, this question sounds like the one that was asked a few minutes ago. Obviously, we can always do better. What is worth noting in the budget that has been presented is that there are substantial improvements in terms of ease of access and flexibility of employment

April 4th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, my hon. colleague is asking very specific questions, and I appreciate that. Obviously, there are many items in this budget that favour investments for middle-class people. In terms of security, people are very proud of the budget. Today and over the course of re

April 4th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal