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Firearms Act  Madam Speaker, it is quite clear this is the backdoor gun registry coming back. Under Bill C-71, if a firearms owner sells a firearm to another individual, he or she would have to call a registrar and that purchase would now be registered. Even though both individuals have a vali

June 19th, 2018House debate

Robert SopuckConservative

Fisheries Act  Madam Speaker, I was in Atlantic Canada, in Miramichi, a couple of weeks ago meeting with all the Atlantic salmon stakeholders. To a group, they were scathing in terms of the actions of DFO, its incompetence, its indifference to communities, and its lack of respect for communitie

June 12th, 2018House debate

Robert SopuckConservative

Fisheries Act  Madam Speaker, the member is talking about Pelican Lake in his riding. He worked tirelessly to access funding from the recreational fisheries program. They installed six aerators on that lake. That lake used to winter kill. Now it has a thriving fish population in that area that

June 12th, 2018House debate

Robert SopuckConservative

Fisheries Act  Madam Speaker, that, quite simply, has nothing to do with the topic at hand. The issue at hand is how the current government is weakening fish habitat protection, hurting Canada's fisheries, and will be layering its new fisheries act on top of Bill C-69. It will drive industry an

June 12th, 2018House debate

Robert SopuckConservative

Fisheries Act  Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Calgary for his comments; that is definitely a high bar. I had the honour of being on the fisheries committee back in 2012, when the changes were made by our government, and they were necessary and important. I was also on the fish

June 12th, 2018House debate

Robert SopuckConservative

Fisheries Act  Madam Speaker, I was on the fisheries committee back in 2012 when the changes were made. I helped author them. I was also on the fisheries committee when the Liberal government tore apart extremely good legislation. I have also had the honour of being in the environment field for

June 12th, 2018House debate

Robert SopuckConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is interesting how socialist parties love to laud and praise dictatorships. The Prime Minister praised China and, indeed, my colleague just now praised China for its renewable energy, but I would point out, according to The Straits Times newspaper in 2017: But n

June 12th, 2018House debate

Robert SopuckConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, one thing I learned as a biologist is that nothing in life is free; nothing in nature is free. The government has been a very strong proponent of renewable energy, but has never once looked at the environmental impacts of renewable energy. Every energy source needs

June 12th, 2018House debate

Robert SopuckConservative

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I was on the fisheries committee and the environment committee, where we asked witness after witness if they could detail in quantitative ways how the legislation in 2012 affected the environment. Not a single witness could provide any proof that the changes we made

June 6th, 2018House debate

Robert SopuckConservative

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, as a member of the environment committee who has been involved in the discussion and debate on Bill C-69, I have never been so appalled in my entire life at how bad this particular bill is. For example, Chris Bloomer, the president of the Canadian Energy Pipeline As

June 6th, 2018House debate

Robert SopuckConservative

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, Canada started showing leadership in sustainable development under the provincial government of Gary Filmon and the leadership of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, back in the late 1980s. We did it this way. Prime Minister Mulroney announced at the United Nations that C

May 29th, 2018House debate

Robert SopuckConservative

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, I certainly stand by my assertion that not a single socio-economic indicator in indigenous communities will have improved after the term of the Liberal government. Let us just look at the numbers when the final term of the government is over. The member talked abou

May 29th, 2018House debate

Robert SopuckConservative

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, it is indeed an honour for me to stand and discuss the concept of sustainable development under the Federal Sustainable Development Act.. What is often lost to people is that sustainable development is actually a development concept. The concept was popularized by

May 29th, 2018House debate

Robert SopuckConservative

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to remind my colleague from Hull—Aylmer, in whose constituency I happen to live, that the great Winston Churchill said that however beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. What I hear from the government in terms of the Fede

May 29th, 2018House debate

Robert SopuckConservative

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Madam Speaker, I noticed in the last answer that the minister did not even mention the economy as something that she was concerned about. Again, we are here to discuss the concept of sustainable development, which the act is a part of. It is about sustainable development. My qu

May 29th, 2018House debate

Robert SopuckConservative