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House debate  Madam Speaker, there were no funds redirected from border security to the G8 fund. In fact, there was a top-up that was authorized by the House of Commons to the border infrastructure fund that ensured any dollars spent would not come out of existing allocations for border

November 2nd, 2011House debate

Pierre PoilievreConservative

Coptic Christians in Egypt  , there were statements by then-minister Cannon on Egypt and the rights of Coptic Christians right here in this chamber. On March 15, 2011, then-minister Cannon again speaks out, but this time does so in a visit to Egypt. On May 26, 2011, at the G8 in Deauville, there is a declaration

October 27th, 2011House debate

Pierre PoilievreConservative

G8 Summit  Mr. Speaker, the former minister of infrastructure has been clear. He approved all of the projects, 32 of them. We know what they are. If the hon. member would like to go to the website for Infrastructure Canada, he could review those projects himself. Every dollar is now account

October 27th, 2011House debate

Pierre PoilievreConservative

G8 Summit  Mr. Speaker, the facts have not changed. As a great Canadian once said, “the facts have not changed”. They have not changed since yesterday and they will not change tomorrow. The minister of infrastructure made the decision. The Auditor General has thoroughly reviewed it. We know

October 27th, 2011House debate

Pierre PoilievreConservative

G8 Summit  Mr. Speaker, it is clear that the former infrastructure minister made these decisions. Each dollar has been accounted for. Not a penny is missing, as Mr. Wiersama, the former Auditor General, has said. He said that he knows what they got for that money. Thirty-two projects were f

October 26th, 2011House debate

Pierre PoilievreConservative

G8 Summit  Mr. Speaker, there already has been an inquiry into it. There has been an exhaustive review by the interim Auditor General. If I could quote a truly great Canadian, “the facts have not changed”. Everyone could take a moment now to recognize that truly great Canadian, the hon. me

October 26th, 2011House debate

Pierre PoilievreConservative

G8 Summit  Mr. Speaker, I clearly could not say this with the same level of eloquence as my colleague for Calgary East, but I will try to explain it for the hon. member, who has heard this answer so many times before. The minister responsible for infrastructure made this decision, all 32 pr

October 26th, 2011House debate

Pierre PoilievreConservative

G8 Summit  Mr. Speaker, the member continues to ask the same question, so he will continue to get the same answer. The reality is that the former minister of infrastructure made this decision. He has taken responsibility for it. The reason we know what these projects are is because they ar

October 26th, 2011House debate

Pierre PoilievreConservative

G8 Summit  Mr. Speaker, the former minister of infrastructure has been clear. He approved all of these projects. This has been thoroughly aired by the Auditor General. Our government accepts the Auditor General's recommendations and we will improve the process for the future. In a spirit

October 25th, 2011House debate

Pierre PoilievreConservative

G8 Summit  Mr. Speaker, the minister responsible for infrastructure has indicated that he approved all of the projects. The matter has been completely aired. We accept the recommendations of the Auditor General to improve the process. That hon. member has had two chances on his feet today.

October 25th, 2011House debate

Pierre PoilievreConservative