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Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, a report of the Canadian Section of ParlAmericas representing its participation at the bilateral visit to Brazil, held in Brasilia and São Paulo, Brazil, from Apr

June 19th, 2019House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, Canada's energy sector is a key driver of our economy and an important source of good, middle-class jobs in my community. Edmontonians and all Albertans want to see good projects move forward in the right way. They know first-hand what happens when they do not. For

June 19th, 2019House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, I understand that my remarks may be getting under the skin of the Conservative opposition. That is the nature of this place. That is the moment when the Conservatives threw up their hands and said to capitulate, cave in, give in on culture, give in on supply manageme

June 18th, 2019House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour to speak at this late hour. With the few minutes I have at my disposal, I want to share a story about the most comprehensive and important trade deal that Canada has negotiated in modern times. Let us talk about the evolution of a trade deal that

June 18th, 2019House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I welcome the opportunity to rise today to discuss this very important motion from a public safety perspective. I would like to thank the hon. Minister of Environment and Climate Change for putting forward the motion we are debating this evening. Our government is t

June 17th, 2019House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Pride  Mr. Speaker, I rise today as we begin pride season to share the incredible results our government has delivered for LGBTQ2 Canadians. We have invested an historic $20 million over two years in Canadian LGBTQ organizations. We have increased funding to pride events across the cou

June 12th, 2019House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Democratic Institutions  Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. If you seek it, I hope you will find unanimous consent for the following motion: That the House agrees with the recommendation from the 27th report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, and that the name of the—

June 10th, 2019House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Canada Child Benefit  Mr. Speaker, when I knock on doors in my riding and meet families with young children, I ask them about the Liberal baby bonus and they tell me they love it. Early in our mandate, families in Edmonton Centre hoped that the Canada child benefit would do better for them, and it h

June 5th, 2019House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I might be wise and just recap what the minister said to answer his question, because it was so well phrased. Just this week, the IMF finally debunked trickle-down economics forever. Trickle-down economics does not work, full stop. What works is investing in people.

June 4th, 2019House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to represent the riding of Edmonton Centre. When I go door to door and I see a small pair of shoes or a bike outside, I ask people how the Canada child benefit is benefiting them. They tell me they do not have to choose anymore between food and rent.

June 4th, 2019House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development is doing exceptional work on the issue of housing. Right now, we are having an active conversation with him and the Minister of Natural Resources about how we can solve this issue for the city of Edmonton with

June 4th, 2019House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I would like to take a moment, as a first-term parliamentarian, to thank each of the hon. members who shared their remarks with us this evening, at the end of their distinguished parliamentary careers. There were many life lessons in those comments. There were many w

June 4th, 2019House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the hon. member's comments are double-plus bad. In the case of his messaging today, he is making a tempest out of a teapot. Let us look at the billions of dollars existing in the media industry. Revenues have gone down from $5.5 billion in 2008 to $3.2 billion in

June 3rd, 2019House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I appreciate the passion of the hon. colleague on this issue. I, too, and colleagues on this side, lament any time a daily or weekly goes under because of lack of revenues. One of the things we have learned and have heard loudly through committee work and through s

June 3rd, 2019House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the opportunity to provide insight on how the government values a healthy democracy through a free and independent press is why I am here today. Voices must be heard in a democracy: diverse, dissenting and dynamic voices. Those of us who have a seat in this place m

June 3rd, 2019House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal