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Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act  moved that Bill C-66, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to make related amendments to other Acts, be read the third time and passed.

December 13th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, given its mandate and specific operational requirements, CSIS does not generally disclose details related to its operational activities, such as subjects of investigation, operational exchanges, or reports. CSIS is currently aware of approximately 60 individuals wi

December 13th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Bill C-66—Charter Statement  Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Minister of Justice, I would like to table, in both official languages, a charter statement on Bill C-66, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to make related amendments to other Acts. While I am

December 12th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, the research reports today are highly speculative, but the point is simply this. We are dealing with a flawed system that was implemented about 10 years ago by the previous government, and we are trying very hard to fix that system. It requires new legislation, new r

December 12th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, obviously the people opposite cannot explain the $1.2 billion that they cut from the security services of Canada. On the other hand, our government uses a variety of tools to combat terrorism, including the Global Coalition against Daesh, security investigations, sur

December 7th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, the government obviously allocates significant budgets for the defence, safety, and protection of Canadians, unlike the previous government, which cut $530 million from the RCMP, $390 million from the CBSA, $69 million from CSIS, $42 million from the CSE, and $71 mil

December 7th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, this topic was on the agenda for the G7 security ministers when we met a few weeks ago in Italy. We agreed that we all needed to work very carefully together to collect and preserve all of the evidence from the battlefield, and to make sure that the evidence was in a

December 5th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Privacy  Mr. Speaker, when people cross the border from Canada into the United States, they need to comply with the customs and immigration procedures of the United States. They can do that in the conventional manner in the United States after they have crossed the border—get in line and

December 5th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, the opposition has spent the last week deprecating Canadian security agencies on the front line. However, the previous Conservative government left CSIS without clear legal protections under the Criminal Code. It put our security in a muddle with the Constitution. I

December 4th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, the hon. gentleman's sound and fury is signifying nothing. The best experts do not agree with him. Phil Gurski, a former CSIS officer, now in the private sector, said “the previous government had an abysmal record when it came to countering violent extremism and ear

December 4th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, the hon. gentleman is simply wrong. Like every other civilized country, Canada has a full range of counterterrorism tools, and we use all of them, including the Global Coalition against Daesh, security investigations, surveillance, monitoring, intelligence gathering

December 4th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Human Rights  Mr. Speaker, earlier this week I was very proud to introduce Bill C-66, which would allow the expungement of convictions involving consensual sexual activity between same-sex and age-appropriate partners. People will be able to apply for themselves or for a loved one who has pass

November 30th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-66, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to make related amendments to other Acts. (Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

November 28th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Madam Speaker, I am interested in the hon. member's views but there are other views. Last night in the media, security expert and former CSIS officer Phil Gersky said this, “The previous government had an abysmal record when it came to countering violent extremism and early det

November 24th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Madam Speaker, the numbers have been published already. Canada works constantly with all of our allies, the Five Eyes, G7, Interpol, and others to know as much as we possibly can about every threat. Our Canadian agencies constantly assess and reassess all the data to be effect

November 24th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal