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Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, the parliamentary secretary talks about tax fairness, but what the government has been doing is spending $1 billion going after the little fish, going after small corporations and small businesses and individuals across Canada and getting very little in return, when

April 19th, 2018House debate

Richard CanningsNDP

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, in my original question, I asked the Minister of National Revenue about a Canadian company, Turquoise Hill Resources, that operated a very large, very profitable mine in Mongolia. The company is based in Vancouver and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. A report f

April 19th, 2018House debate

Richard CanningsNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I am not an expert on the Granada situation, but I do know that Canadians and Canadian companies can funnel their profits through other countries that have very low tax regimes. There is the example I just gave. Here we have a company that puts its profits through Lu

April 18th, 2018House debate

Richard CanningsNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I would follow up on what I said previously. The CRA seems intent on getting $100 here or $1,000 there, and is going after the little fish, regular Canadians and small businesses. They are not the real tax avoiders. They are not the real tax cheats. Many of them are

April 18th, 2018House debate

Richard CanningsNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I am happy to rise today to speak to Bill C-74, the budget implementation bill for 2018, and to provide comments on the budget in general. I will start by simply pointing out that this is another unnecessarily huge bill that is very difficult to digest and properly

April 18th, 2018House debate

Richard CanningsNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, with the parliamentary secretary for national revenue's expertise on the national revenue file, why is there nothing in the budget implementation bill, or the budget, or anywhere else in the government's legislation plan to tackle issues such as the CEO stock option

April 18th, 2018House debate

Richard CanningsNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, could my colleague comment on the fact that we have a 556-page bill. It is an omnibus bill, which is rather obese, not just omnibus? Could he suggest to the Conservatives that they support the NDP motion to split the bill in two? The government should take out the gr

April 18th, 2018House debate

Richard CanningsNDP

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, I respect the member's work, especially the work in his riding. I know he had a great private member's bill on people with PTSD that I was proud to support. I have a big riding like his in the interior of British Columbia. Yesterday I was driving back from the other

April 16th, 2018House debate

Richard CanningsNDP

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the parliamentary secretary for his speech. We have a good collegial relationship in the House, and he has helped me on various other matters. However, he would agree that we are here tonight because there is a profound lack of confidence by Canadian

April 16th, 2018House debate

Richard CanningsNDP

Oceans Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Port Moody—Coquitlam for his excellent speech, and especially for the history of this whole process. Here we are, 25 years after our commitments were made, and we have done essentially nothing to reach those commitments. We are

March 26th, 2018House debate

Richard CanningsNDP

Oceans Act  Mr. Speaker, the member brought up some issues around the concept of protecting no-take zones. These are called marine protected areas, so one would think they would be protected from something. The member said maybe in some situations it might be worthwhile, for instance, to b

March 26th, 2018House debate

Richard CanningsNDP

Oceans Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the member about some of the amendments the NDP proposed in committee on Bill C-55. It included the establishment of no-take zones. What is the point of having a marine protected area if we do not have some of it established as a no-take zone? Wha

March 26th, 2018House debate

Richard CanningsNDP

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, last October, I asked the Minister of Foreign Affairs if she would stand up for the B.C. and Canadian wine industry in the face of U.S. demands for greater market access under NAFTA. Our wine industry creates over 37,000 jobs across Canada and is our highest value-ad

March 26th, 2018House debate

Richard CanningsNDP

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for her concern around climate change, which is something that I am concerned with every day here in this place. I am very concerned with the government's putting things off, year by year, into the future, where it will be more of

March 21st, 2018House debate

Richard CanningsNDP

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I have a question for my colleague about housing. Actually, I just want to give her more time to talk about housing, because she knows a lot about that crisis. I was just talking with people in my riding, in Penticton, who have been working on the housing crisis t

March 21st, 2018House debate

Richard CanningsNDP