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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, the government certainly shares the concern that has been expressed by the hon. member with respect to the situation in Haiti, which is flexible, fluid and subject to constant change. Obviously the decision to remove someone from Canada to another country is never t

December 13th, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, I know something of the era to which the gentleman was referring. In 2006, the Conservative government inherited nine consecutive Liberal surpluses. It inherited $100 billion in fiscal flexibility. In less than two years, the Conservatives blew it all. Through reckl

December 13th, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, I note the hon. gentleman omits the outcome of the investigation, which was complete vindication. The Conservatives created the deficit before there was a recession. The recession made it worse, but they invented the deficit all by themselves and they never balanced

December 13th, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, let me point out that Rafferty is in a federal penitentiary with two fences, three and a half metres high, three guard towers, human patrols, electronic surveillance. This prison also specializes in handling sex offenders. Rafferty is behind razor wire.

December 11th, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, those who have abandoned Canadian democracy to travel to a war zone and engage with terrorists need to take full responsibility for their criminal conduct. Our intelligence, security and police agencies will investigate terrorists by all possible means, with the abso

December 11th, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, in case you missed it, every aspect—

December 11th, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, I simply want to point out that every aspect of the preamble to that question is bogus and false. The fact of the matter is that with respect to returnees from those war zones, under the previous government, under which most of them returned, not a single charge was

December 11th, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Customs Act  Madam Speaker, it is all a matter of reasonability in the circumstances. The fact of the matter is, in dealing with Bill C-21, the government has been eminently reasonable. I would say that the representatives of the opposition have spoken from the very beginning about their sup

December 11th, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Customs Act  Madam Speaker, from the very beginning of the circumstances that the hon. gentleman referred to, security and safety have been the paramount concerns of the Government of Canada. I am very happy to report that through all of the difficult challenges of migration over the course o

December 11th, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Customs Act  Madam Speaker, the point the hon. gentleman is making is an interesting one. He says that the Conservatives agree with the technical amendment. They agree with the thrust of Bill C-21. There has been debate here, in the standing committee and in the Senate. That debate has gone

December 11th, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Customs Act  Madam Speaker, Bill C-21 is an important part of our national security architecture. It will provide for records to be kept when people leave the country. Right now those records are kept if one is a foreign national or if one is a permanent resident, but they are not kept if one

December 11th, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Customs Act  Madam Speaker, we sought the consent of other parties to proceed in a reasonable way on a very technical amendment. No consent was being given by the other parties, and therefore, the time allocation procedure was brought forward. I would point out to the hon. gentleman that his

December 11th, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Customs Act  Madam Speaker, all of us wish to have ample time and opportunity to debate those important questions of public policy that come to the floor of the House of Commons. It is the function of House leaders, the government House leader and her counterparts in the other parties, to try

December 11th, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Customs Act  Madam Speaker, I would note with respect to the points that were raised by the member for Yorkton—Melville, Bill C-21 is not an omnibus bill. Bill C-21 has been subject to extensive consultations, both inside and outside Parliament. Bill C-21 enjoys a large consensus of support,

December 11th, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Customs Act  Madam Speaker, three or four days ago, in House sitting time, the official spokesperson on this legislation for the official opposition, the member for Medicine Hat—Cardston—Warner, gave a very extensive speech in which he reviewed Bill C-21, including the technical amendment mad

December 11th, 2018House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal