Canada Summer Jobs Program Mr. Speaker, my colleague knows we unequivocally condemn violence and extremism of any kind. It is unacceptable and is not tolerated. We understand and share the member's concerns about this organization. ESDC is conducting a review of this matter through Service Canada Ontario.
June 17th, 2019House debate
Canada Summer Jobs Program Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives like to say that politics are being played with the Canada summer jobs program, but politics are being played by them. We know the Conservatives have continued to mislead Canadians with regard to the Canada summer jobs program. They say that we are
June 17th, 2019House debate
Points of Order Mr. Speaker, I consider the member to be a friend. If his feelings were hurt, I certainly want to apologize. He is right. The minister is from Ontario. He has done a tremendous job working with the people of Cape Breton to provide opportunities and I look forward to that relati
Canada Summer Jobs Program Mr. Speaker, we unequivocally condemn violent extremism. Any kind of behaviour such as that is not tolerated. I know that my colleague across the way understands that and shares that view. ESDC is conducting a review of this matter in conjunction with Service Canada in Ontario.
Canada Summer Jobs Program Mr. Speaker, the hon. member across has been involved in this program for a number of years and would know how the money rolls out. There is a review. The officials are working on this review right now, and we await that review. Certainly if anything is out of the ordinary, the
Canada Summer Jobs Program Mr. Speaker, pending the outcome of the review, there will be action taken by this government. However, I am amazed by the Conservatives' new-found interest in summer grants and summer students, because what they wanted to do when they were in power was cut the program out alto
Transport Mr. Speaker, Cape Bretoners always appreciate when someone from Ontario who knows nothing about it sticks his nose in their business. There is a private airport in Port Hawkesbury. There are no scheduled flights into that airport. The project in Cabot Links has put over 700 peo
Post-Secondary Education Mr. Speaker, as the member would know, it was our government that invested in opportunities for students to gain that education. We doubled the amount of low-interest grants to all Canadians, to part-time students as well as full-time students. We have increased the amount of su
Impact Assessment Act Mr. Speaker, let me first voice my absolute admiration for the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. She has been an incredible champion for the environment. She has done an outstanding job in this portfolio. When I see the continued barrage of personal attacks, especially
June 13th, 2019House debate
Members' Families Madam Speaker, there are 338 members of Parliament in this chamber. That is 338 families that are directly affected by how this places operates. I have been blessed. I have had the good fortune to marry a smart, hard-working, beautiful, caring, independent woman in my wife Lynn.
June 7th, 2019House debate
Members Not Seeking Re-election to the 43rd Parliament Mr. Speaker, that is pretty cool. I am just wondering, looking in the gallery, if there is an open bar in the gallery for the first time. This is a great treat. I want to commend the House leaders for allowing this to happen, for members to come out and have a final speech. There
June 4th, 2019House debate
Employment Mr. Speaker, this gives me an opportunity to remind the hon. member that, yes, the Conservatives did cut temporary foreign workers, those who were working in the processing sector, and changed the rules to make it more difficult. The sector told us at the time that the Tories pus
Labour Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Fleetwood—Port Kells, who has been a strong advocate and has quite often mentioned his concern around this issue of the negotiations. We believe, as a government, that a resolution is best found when labour and business sit, and when
Public Safety Mr. Speaker, obviously, the increase in the number of jobs created in this country, the million new jobs, has put additional pressures on the work force. We have seen an almost 50% increase in the demand for temporary foreign workers in the province of Quebec. We have put additio
Labour Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Winnipeg Centre for his obvious passion for working on behalf of Canadian workers. With the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg Strike, I want to thank those pioneers for what they did. Unions matter. Unions represent people,
May 16th, 2019House debate