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Canada's Oil and Gas Sector  Mr. Speaker, despite all the respect the hon. member is due, he is wrong. When I have more time in the House, I will come back and take head-on the boots and suits arguments that Conservative-funded lobbyists are lobbing at our side to try to scare the industry sector and Canadia

November 28th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Canada's Oil and Gas Sector  Mr. Speaker, despite the fact that the Calgary Stampeders won the cup, I remain from Edmonton. I am the member for Edmonton Centre. I can say very clearly that our government is cleaning up a mess which the other side left us. We are doing so by working with indigenous peoples

November 28th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Canada's Oil and Gas Sector  Mr. Speaker, allow me to be very clear. It will be a cold day in hell before I will vote for a Conservative opposition motion that is simply there to obfuscate, to try to trap our side, to try to divide our side, to try to sow division among Canadians. On this side of the House,

November 28th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Canada's Oil and Gas Sector  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the hon. member's colourful remarks and a recap of my record, for which I am very proud. I said that I am here to deliver results, and that is exactly what we are going to be doing. Let us talk about the fact that when we respect indigenous peoples, wh

November 28th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Canada's Oil and Gas Sector  Mr. Speaker, I respect the hon. member's passion on this issue. There are $1.5 billion for ocean protection and $165 million to protect the whales. The interim principles framework that the Minister of Natural Resources put in place was commented on favourably by the Federal Cour

November 28th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Canada's Oil and Gas Sector  Madam Speaker, I appreciate memory lapses on the part of the people on the other side. On this side, we are going to continue with our defence of Canadian workers in the energy sector. Despite the empty rhetoric and talking points we hear from the Conservatives, our approach wil

November 28th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Canada's Oil and Gas Sector  Madam Speaker, it is critical for members of the House of Commons in November of 2018 to be holding this emergency debate on Canada's energy sector. We are in the midst of dealing with serious headwinds facing the industry, highlighted by unprecedented price differentials on west

November 28th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I welcome this opportunity to speak to Bill S-215, an act to amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent crimes against aboriginal women), introduced in the Senate on December 11, 2015, by the Honourable Senator Lillian Dyck. First of all, I would like to comme

November 26th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to speak to this Senate public bill, Bill S-240, which proposes amendments that seek to tackle an issue that is of concern internationally and to Canadians, and that is the illicit trafficking of human organs. Before I discuss the substa

November 20th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Transgender Day of Remembrance  Mr. Speaker, today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. It is a day to honour those whose lives were lost through systemic violence because they were transgender. It is a day to reflect on the abuse and hatred still faced by transgender people around the world simply for being them

November 20th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I thank the parliamentary secretary for his leadership on this file. It is very clear, and the Prime Minister was clear in his apology, that we had work to do on the bawdy house provisions. The committee unanimously agreed to repeal them in Bill C-75, including t

November 20th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I think I was clear in my remarks that I was speaking about the victim surcharge and what we are doing for the LGBTQ community. I can say clearly that—

November 20th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I am going to answer the question, if the heckling will stop. What I can say very clearly is that the hybridization of offences would provide the courts with the tools they need to make sure that we respect our obligations under Jordan's principle. Nobody wants to

November 20th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, if the member for St. Albert—Edmonton were to go back on the tape, he would also see that I was very clear about his comment to the committee and said “hogwash and poppycock” on his politicization of a very serious matter in Bill C-75. I have met with Ms. Arsenau

November 20th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to express my support for Bill C-75. I would like to use my time today to discuss the proposed changes to this bill that would affect the LGBTQ2 community, human trafficking and the victim surcharge. As special adviser to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 i

November 20th, 2018House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal