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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

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, the environment and the economy must go hand in hand to ensure the long-term prosperity of all Canadians. With this in mind, and following rigorous reviews, our government approved the Trans Mountain expansion project. Working with our indigenous partners, we have co

April 16th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Gord Downie  Mr. Speaker, like many of us, I was moved by the many tributes paid last night to Gord Downie, a true Canadian legend. From Ahead By a Century, to Secret Path, Gord and the Hip had the unique ability to tell stories that capture the essence of the Canadian spirit. As a student,

March 26th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Marielle Franco  Mr. Speaker, the citizens of Rio de Janeiro and people around the world are in mourning this week following the murder of Marielle Franco, a black lesbian Rio city councillor who served as a champion for the inherent worth and human dignity of all people, of queer people of colou

March 20th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his work in his riding. It is time for an educational moment. Being gay, being queer, being trans is not a lifestyle. We are born this way. It is a fundamental characteristic of who we are. We do not choose to be gay, or queer, or bisexu

March 1st, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague opposite for his support and his dedication to human rights. It is important to note that some United churches have signed the attestation knowing that the jobs they want to fill this summer in no way conflict with their faith or t

March 1st, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member across the way for her support on LGBTQ and human rights issues. As it pertains to this case, I cannot comment on why the board members may or may not want to sign the attestation. With organizations in my riding, the clear message I am deal

March 1st, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate this opportunity to provide our government's perspective on an issue that is at the heart of our employment objectives for our young people, which is the issue of access to good-quality jobs. Canada summer jobs has been a very successful Government of

March 1st, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Indigenous Peoples and Canada's Justice System  Mr. Speaker, I would like to acknowledge the hon. member's commitment to this issue and to indigenous peoples. I would like to ask him about the importance of a rights-based framework and the implementation of indigenous rights, and the steps needed to make sure that indigenous

February 14th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, let us be honest about energy east. This is a project that was pulled back from being built by the proponent. I had the opportunity to have dinner with Russ Girling, who told me that when Keystone XL would be approved by the United States government, he would have no

February 12th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his commitment to his riding and to climate change. Our species is facing an existential threat, and that is global warming. Our government signed on to COP 21, and signed on to COP 22. The reality is that when there are caps on emissions,

February 12th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal