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National Defence Act  Mr. Speaker, my colleague from Acadie—Bathurst asked our colleague from Edmonton West an excellent question earlier, but we have not had an answer. In case he did not understand the question, I will repeat it: does he agree with the provisions of Bill C-77?

September 21st, 2018House debate

René ArseneaultLiberal

Firearms Act  Madam Speaker, I have a question for my colleague from Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles. We saw the previous government's antics with respect to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and there is also the fact that they were forced to reverse course a few times by the Supr

September 20th, 2018House debate

René ArseneaultLiberal

Madawaska—Restigouche  Mr. Speaker, with summer fast approaching, communities all across my riding will be hosting festivals, activities, and powwows. There will be something for everyone. However, the strength of my riding resides in its open spaces, and in the beauty of its lakes, forests, and river

June 14th, 2018House debate

René ArseneaultLiberal

Workplace Safety  Mr. Speaker, this is North American Occupational Safety and Health Week. It is an opportunity to raise awareness among employers, employees, stakeholders, and the general public about the importance of preventing workplace injuries and illnesses. Every day, in my riding and acros

May 7th, 2018House debate

René ArseneaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I have a question for my colleague. First of all, I can assure her that I am every bit as anxious as she is to have our environmental footprints reduced to a minimum, if not to zero, which would be ideal in my country. I would like to hear her comments or thought

May 1st, 2018House debate

René ArseneaultLiberal

Les Éloizes Gala and the Edmunston Blizzard  Mr. Speaker, there is a lot going on in my riding, Madawaska—Restigouche. The 20th edition of the Les Éloizes gala will take place in the beautiful city of Edmundston, New Brunswick, this week from May 2 to 6. Since 1998, this multidisciplinary gala has awarded prizes for every a

April 30th, 2018House debate

René ArseneaultLiberal

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's Report  Mr. Speaker, in answer to my colleague, I might be more tempted to get behind team Machiavelli than team Pinocchio.

April 17th, 2018House debate

René ArseneaultLiberal

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's Report  What I mean is that, as I have said, we have been trying to talk about the budget since 10 o'clock this morning. I have no desire, personally or as a member of the government, to tell the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner how to write a report. Her report could not h

April 17th, 2018House debate

René ArseneaultLiberal

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's Report  Mr. Speaker, my response to my colleague from Sherbrooke is that, since 10 o'clock this morning, we were supposed to be discussing the budget in the House. That was what was planned. How, then, did this issue get turned around and why is the opposition saying that we do not want

April 17th, 2018House debate

René ArseneaultLiberal

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's Report  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his excellent question. As I was saying earlier, I hosted two public meetings after the most recent budget was tabled. As an MP, I went door to door to meet people and talk about our country's situation and our government's policies. People

April 17th, 2018House debate

René ArseneaultLiberal

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's Report  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to debate the matter before us this morning. This is a very awkward attempt by the opposition to avoid talking about the real and present concerns of the great citizens of this big, beautiful country. First of all, people who were here before us

April 17th, 2018House debate

René ArseneaultLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, when it comes time to file their income taxes, many people face particular challenges, especially if they live far from big cities in remote communities, have reduced mobility, or have little or no Internet access. Can the Minister of National Revenue tell us what m

February 7th, 2018House debate

René ArseneaultLiberal

Winter Festival in Madawaska—Restigouche  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise to tell the House about a wonderful initiative in my riding, Madawaska—Restigouche. This year, a number of communities in East Restigouche have gotten together to plan and organize a regional winter festival. What makes this initiative so s

December 1st, 2017House debate

René ArseneaultLiberal

Immigration  Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship tabled the 2018-2020 immigration levels plan. This multi-year plan will grow the number of permanent residents Canada welcomes annually. Today being the last day of National Francophone Immigration Wee

November 3rd, 2017House debate

René ArseneaultLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, as we all know, Canadian farmers are essential to the vitality of our rural regions and make a significant contribution to our national economy. Our government has placed a focus on agriculture, investing $100 million in agricultural science, improving the transport

October 23rd, 2017House debate

René ArseneaultLiberal