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Pride Season  Mr. Speaker, as the special adviser to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 issues, it is a singular honour to rise in the House today to celebrate the beginning of pride season. Whether we live in Steinbach, Gaspé, Kelowna, St. John's, Jasper, Kincardine, Regina, Moncton, or Yellowkni

June 4th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Madam Speaker, I have a quick question for the member. For young Avery, how do we get the message out to her that we have the lowest debt to GDP ratio since 1977, the best economic outlook, including 600,000 jobs that have been created, and are leading growth in the G7, yet the

May 31st, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

TELUS Days of Giving  Mr. Speaker, earlier today, members of the House and TELUS volunteers packed Kits for Kids backpacks, filling them with school supplies as part of TELUS Days of Giving. Participating members will have the opportunity to select a school in their community for children who may no

May 30th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, Canadians elected our government in part because of our commitment to help strengthen and grow our economy, to help the middle class, and to create well-paying jobs for Canadians. Can the Minister of Finance share with this House how today's decision to purchase the

May 29th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Fort Mac Strong  Mr. Speaker, two years ago this week, a raging wildfire threatened to destroy the city of Fort McMurray and much of the surrounding regional municipality of Wood Buffalo. Thousands of families and individuals were forced to flee their homes, with fears and doubts as to whether an

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Aboriginal Cultural Property Repatriation Act  Madam Speaker, I rise today to speak to Bill C-391, which deals with the repatriation of indigenous cultural property. I want to begin by thanking the hon. member for Cumberland—Colchester for bringing this very important issue before Parliament. As a non-status adopted Cree and

April 26th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Regional Economic Development  Mr. Speaker, since taking office, our government has been a strong supporter of the province of Alberta and of Albertans. This has been true on extending EI benefits, on providing fiscal stabilization, and especially on federal infrastructure investments. The evidence is clear. W

April 24th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for his passion on this file. It is important to note that we have procedures for processing refugee claims, and we have improved everything surrounding border services. The Minister of Public Safety has been following this issue very clos

April 24th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for his passion on the file and for his clever use of the English language. I will say that I will stand in this House and defend the Prime Minister, his actions, his commitment to diversity, and his commitment to pluralism. Diversity is a

April 24th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate being given the opportunity to contribute to this important discussion and to present some of the measures taken by the government to resolve this matter. I am honoured to be sharing my time with the member for Scarborough—Rouge Park, who will speak when

April 24th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his comments, and I am thrilled that he is here in such robust health, even if his comments may not make me very happy. On the full emphasis of his words, I have to disagree in terms of the Prime Minister's and our government's leadership

April 16th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his passion on this issue. It is important to note that we are not claiming to make sure that endangered species are protected and we are not claiming to propose in the future some hypothetical oceans protection plan. We put $1.5 billion o

April 16th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague from Calgary Centre. We did not quite hear the remarks on the microphone, but I thank him for his comments and heartfelt thoughts to the families and friends of the fallen in Humboldt. I want to say to my colleague that we will be holding a

April 16th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, I respect the hon. member's interest in this file and his comments on my oratorical skills. I can tell him that poetry and great language is also backed up by action and results on this side of the House. I am not going to take any timeline requirements from a gove

April 16th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, it is such an honour to stand in the House to speak to this pressing and vital issue and to share time with my hon. colleague the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, who cares as much about this issue as I and our colleagues from coast to coast to coast do.

April 16th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal