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March 24th, 2017
House debate

Ralph Goodale
Liberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a), between January 27 and February 10, 2017, the CBSA revoked the Nexus cards of 44 Canadians and five permanent residents, for a total of 49. With regard to (b), both Canada and the United States make independent decisions regarding Nexus eligibil

March 24th, 2017
House debate

Ralph Goodale
Liberal

An Act Respecting a Payment to be made out of The Consolidated Revenue Fund  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-43, An Act respecting a payment to be made out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund to support a pan-Canadian artificial intelligence strategy. (Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

March 24th, 2017
House debate

Ralph Goodale
Liberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, the rules governing entry into the United States are set and enforced by the United States. We as Canadian citizens have the right to expect that our treatment at the border will be professional, consistent, and respectful. If there is a pattern of behaviour that see

March 24th, 2017
House debate

Ralph Goodale
Liberal

National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act  moved that Bill C-22, An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts, be read the third time and passed.

March 23rd, 2017
House debate

Ralph Goodale
Liberal

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, the hon. gentleman can be absolutely assured that every Canadian law is being enforced by the RCMP and by the CBSA. As well, we are honouring all of our obligations under international law. The hon. gentleman should know that when people cross the border in irregula

March 21st, 2017
House debate

Ralph Goodale
Liberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, the hon. gentleman and Canadians can be absolutely assured that every Canadian law is being properly enforced and applied by both the RCMP and the CBSA. We are monitoring the situation very carefully. It is true that the numbers over the last number of weeks and mo

March 21st, 2017
House debate

Ralph Goodale
Liberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, there is no tangible evidence of the issue that the hon. member has raised. However, this was a subject that was discussed between myself and the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. We are concerned about the pattern of people arriving at the border, particularly th

March 20th, 2017
House debate

Ralph Goodale
Liberal

National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act  Madam Speaker, as has been universally stated by expert observers, both in the parliamentary process and beyond the parliamentary process in the public media and elsewhere, Bill C-22 is a major step forward. Thanks to the amendments that are being accepted in dealing with some of

March 20th, 2017
House debate

Ralph Goodale
Liberal

National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act  Madam Speaker, the expert witnesses who either appeared before the committee or made comments in public made the very strong point that a piece of legislation like Bill C-22 is long overdue in the country and that it does represent a major step forward in improving the oversight,

March 20th, 2017
House debate

Ralph Goodale
Liberal

National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to have this opportunity once again today to address the House on Bill C-22, legislation that will at long last establish a parliamentary body to scrutinize the work of all our national security and intelligence agencies. This is something that has bee

March 10th, 2017
House debate

Ralph Goodale
Liberal

Marijuana  Mr. Speaker, indeed, we have made that point very clear from the very beginning of our discussions with respect to marijuana. We are obviously going to legalize cannabis and apply a very strict regulatory regime around the use of the product. With respect to drug-impaired drivi

March 10th, 2017
House debate

Ralph Goodale
Liberal

Marijuana  Mr. Speaker, I share the hon. gentleman's concern and very keen interest in this dimension of the issue. I can assure him that we are putting the steps in place to make sure the public is properly protected. This includes over the last three or four months testing scientifically

March 10th, 2017
House debate

Ralph Goodale
Liberal

Canada — U.S. Relations  Mr. Speaker, the fact of the matter is there are over 400,000 people who move back and forth across the Canada–U.S. border every single day. This is the largest, most successful border relationship in the history of the world. We work every day to ensure that Canadians will conti

March 10th, 2017
House debate

Ralph Goodale
Liberal

Canada — U.S. Relations  Mr. Speaker, in fact, with respect to the asylum system in our country and in the United States, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, which is the authority in the world on this topic, has said that the safe third country arrangement is fully valid and without reaso

March 6th, 2017
House debate

Ralph Goodale
Liberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, before the House standing committee did its work with respect to Bill C-22, the University of Ottawa expert in this field Craig Forcese said, “this will be a stronger body than the U.K. and Australian equivalents, and a dramatic change for Canadian national-security