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Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise today to speak to Bill S-245 at second reading and to do so as a proud Alberta MP. I am very proud of my home province and my city of Edmonton. It is a place that values hard work and entrepreneurship. In fact, if people come to my riding of

September 21st, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Firearms Act  Madam Speaker, the committee talked about and looked at this question. I believe it was a motion accepted by all parties, of not allowing background checks that would span more than five years to be optional. We are seeing a rise not just in violent crime but in Internet hate and

September 20th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Firearms Act  Madam Speaker, that is an excellent question. Indeed, this is part of a whole-of-government approach in protecting Canadians and reinforcing security for our communities. It is important to note that we respect and admire the process that law-abiding gun owners go through to rec

September 20th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Winnipeg North. I am pleased to join the debate on Bill C-71 at third reading. As we know, the recent increases in crimes committed with a firearm, gang activity, and homicides in our communities and cities require our

September 20th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for his passion, which has not diminished over three years. It is an important opportunity to mention that all of the provisions of the CPTPP would benefit small and medium-sized enterprises. We know they represent well over 95% of businesse

September 18th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, the answer is simple: we are debating the CPTPP now. It is good for Canadians, for the middle class, for economic growth and for job creation. We are doing the work today. That is what we promised and what we are going to do.

September 18th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, as our government has said and will continue to say, the environment and the economy go hand in hand. That is why we have worked hard with member nations in this agreement and in others to ensure high environmental standards. In the case of CPTPP, as I mentioned, the

September 18th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, as I have the opportunity to speak to Bill C-79 today, I would like to extend my best wishes to people in Edmonton Centre, who are braving the snow and looking forward to a sunny fall before the snow actually stays for the winter. I will be sharing my time with my e

September 18th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Edson Mosque  Mr. Speaker, Albertans and all Canadians are standing in solidarity today with members of the Muslim community following a cowardly and appalling act of arson against the Edson mosque. An attack on any place of worship is an attack on the entire faith community. For this attack t

June 18th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

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, GaspĂ©, 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