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Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 13th report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security concerning Bill S-231, An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act and the Criminal Code (protection of journalistic sources). If y

June 20th, 2017House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, for decades the Canadian government actively discriminated against gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and queer Canadians. Thousands of public servants and military personnel were fired for their sexual orientation, forced to live double lives or risk loss of employment

June 19th, 2017House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the report of the Canada–Africa Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the bilateral mission in the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Republic of Botswana in Har

June 8th, 2017House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 11th report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security concerning Bill S-233, an act to amend the Customs Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (presentation and reportin

June 8th, 2017House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Committees of the House  Madam Speaker, today I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 10th report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, entitled “Main Estimates 2017-18”.

May 30th, 2017House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Agnes Macphail  Mr. Speaker, today I pay tribute to Agnes Macphail, the first woman elected to this House of Commons, and celebrate the Bank of Canada's special commemorative $10 bill honouring her. Agnes Macphail was elected to Parliament in 1921, in the first election where women had the righ

May 18th, 2017House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association respecting its participation in the bilateral mission to the Republic of Tunisia and the Arab Republic o

May 18th, 2017House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Public Service Labour Relations Act  Mr. Speaker, this gives me the opportunity to thank the members of the public safety and national security committee that considered this legislation very strongly and at length, as did the Senate. This is a lesson in parliamentary democracy. We have two Houses. We have a gover

May 16th, 2017House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Public Service Labour Relations Act  Mr. Speaker, the reality is that RCMP management needs to consider thoughtfully a number of issues that ensure the safety of Canadians. What the government is proposing is absolutely consistent with what it believes about collective bargaining. With collective bargaining, it is v

May 16th, 2017House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Public Service Labour Relations Act  Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Oakville North—Burlington. I am pleased to have this opportunity to speak in support of the government's motion related to Bill C-7. This piece of legislation is important for both the RCMP and for Canadians. It is

May 16th, 2017House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

World Asthma Day  Mr. Speaker, today is World Asthma Day, and spring allergy season is upon us. For those of us with allergic asthma, this is a tough time of year. For some, it is a minor inconvenience. For others, however, it is a life-threatening disease. More than three million Canadians live w

May 2nd, 2017House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the great honour to present, in both official languages, the ninth report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, entitled “Protecting Canadians and their Rights: A New Road Map for Canada’s National Security”. Pursuant to Standing O

May 2nd, 2017House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Rob Stewart  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to an extraordinary Canadian, Rob Stewart, who died tragically earlier this year. A renowned filmmaker and passionate environmentalist, celebrated for his award-winning movie Sharkwater, Rob used his skill with a camera not only to bring

April 10th, 2017House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to table seven petitions from across the country relating to animal protection. Petitioners call on the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie to develop more funding toward the protection of animals during disasters. I would like to

April 6th, 2017House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the eighth report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security concerning Bill C-226, an act to amend the Criminal Code (offences in relation to conveyances) and the Criminal Records Act an

March 9th, 2017House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal