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Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, the public safety minister put forward an investment of $327 million over five years to look at the gang issue and reduce crime in our country. Under the previous Conservative government, there was only a $5-million investment over a three-year period. Instead, we ha

June 18th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, in fact I have never owned a firearm personally. I have only used a firearm while I was in the Canadian Armed Forces. I know how to take apart a C7 or a C9. I can do all the things that are required of me not only in the exercise, but if required, even in the exercis

June 18th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, it was actually in the last budget, budget 2018. If the member would like to take the time to actually read the budget, he would see that it is in that budget. The government legislation cannot be taken in isolation. It actually has to be taken as part of a whole-of

June 18th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, I will try and make it short. At the end of the day, we do need experts. It is about science and it is about using data. For instance, in Winnipeg we actually did a long census looking at the homelessness issue, not only 18 months ago but just last month. We released

June 18th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Firearms Act  [Member spoke in Cree] [English] Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to speak today. The people of Winnipeg Centre believe in effective gun control measures that prioritize public safety and also ensure that law-abiding gun owners are treated fairly. During its last term

June 18th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, a lot of the environmental programs we see do not have to be a windmill or solar power panels we see outside buildings. In fact, they can actually be about energy efficiency and the things we do on a day-to-day level to ensure that we actually save energy and use the

June 12th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I am very happy with the role the people of Winnipeg Centre played in ensuring that Bill C-262 was actually passed in the chamber, because they were great advocates, advocating not only to me but to other members of the chamber. We are spending $5.7 billion over 12

June 12th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is a great pleasure for me to be here today in the House of Commons. [Member spoke in aboriginal language] I am very proud to bring greetings to all my relations and to speak on this motion put forward by the NDP. As we know, in life it is always important to h

June 12th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Petitions  Madam Speaker, I stand in the House on behalf of thousands of citizens who have signed a petition calling on the Canadian government to request that Chinese officials immediately end the persecution of Falun Gong, and release all Falun Gong prisoners of conscience, including Cana

June 11th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Niwakoma cuntik Tansai Nemeaytane Awapantitok. Mr. Speaker, the Indian residential school system was a systematic plan to remove indigenous children from their homes, families, and cultures to facilitate in the stated policy of killing the Indian in the child. When Prime Minist

June 11th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, I was looking in the dictionary. It was interesting, having a chance to go through the dictionary. “Repudiate” means to “refuse to accept or be associated with”. The Canadian public repudiated the security policies associated with the Harper Conservatives, because th

June 7th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, in Winnipeg Centre, this was a huge concern just before the last election. People were very concerned, because a lot of people in Winnipeg Centre like to have peaceful protests. They like the opportunity to stand up and voice their opinion, and many indigenous people

June 7th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, the bill is indeed very big, but it deals with just one subject: national security. It was vital that we take the time to thoroughly study the issue, and that is what we did. The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security heard from security experts wh

June 7th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, [Member spoke in Cree] I am very pleased to have this opportunity to speak to this historic piece of legislation. The people of Winnipeg Centre were very concerned before the last election in 2015 about the manoeuvres of the Harper government with Bill C-51 and al

June 7th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  [Member spoke in aboriginal language] [Translation] Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to be here this evening. I would like to highlight some of the benefits to the Treaty 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 territories that make up Manitoba. We are all treaty people and we all work together. T

June 5th, 2018House debate

Robert-Falcon OuelletteLiberal