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Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to Elections Canada's "Inspire Democracy network": (a) when was the network established; (b) which community organizations and stakeholders are members of the network; (c) which of the 27 community organizations and stakeholders in the network promoted early voting op

June 17th, 2022House debate

Tom KmiecConservative

Indigenous Affairs  Madam Speaker, on a point of order arising out of question period, I take the parliamentary secretary's explanation to mean that I should aid him and the House, so I am seeking the unanimous consent of the House to table an access to information request with the information regar

June 17th, 2022House debate

Tom KmiecConservative

Ethics  Madam Speaker, defence department documents revealed that Pakistan's chief of army staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, had a visit to Canada approved for a $50,000 taxpayer-covered trip in 2020 that was cancelled thanks to COVID-19. General Bajwa has been accused of toppling two

June 17th, 2022House debate

Tom KmiecConservative

Preserving Provincial Representation in the House of Commons Act  Madam Speaker, I would simply like to remind the member that the Charlottetown accord, which guaranteed that Quebec would never have less than 25% of the total number of seats in the House of Commons, was rejected by 58% of Quebeckers during a national referendum. I would also l

June 15th, 2022House debate

Tom KmiecConservative

Preserving Provincial Representation in the House of Commons Act  Madam Speaker, it is a wonderful question. I do not think they use proportional voting in the member's own party. I will mention this: My colleagues know me to be a contrarian, and perhaps it will surprise the member for Elmwood—Transcona that I actually voted in the 2003 merger

June 15th, 2022House debate

Tom KmiecConservative

Preserving Provincial Representation in the House of Commons Act  Madam Speaker, I did mention it. There have been Supreme Court decisions and lower court decisions on this. In Canada, what is most important is what is called effective representation. In court decisions, that has been the way to nuance representation by population, which were t

June 15th, 2022House debate

Tom KmiecConservative

Preserving Provincial Representation in the House of Commons Act  moved: That Bill C-14 be amended by deleting the alternative title. Madam Speaker, as always, it is a privilege to rise in the House on behalf of my constituents. I will try to be brief and not use up all of my speaking time. I hope that other members will be happy to hear th

June 15th, 2022House debate

Tom KmiecConservative

Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 344  Mr. Speaker, “Expect No Warning” is the motto of the HMCS Victoria, the namesake for the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 344. On June 16, the cadet corps will be meeting for the first time since the pandemic to recognize with medals three deserving cadets: Chief Petty Officer Jayd

June 15th, 2022House debate

Tom KmiecConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to concessional investments, grants, or other financing provided by the government since November 4, 2015: (a) what is the total value of such financing, broken down by (i) year, (ii) government program which provided the funding; and (b) what are the details of each

June 13th, 2022House debate

Tom KmiecConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the federal government financial participation in the Joint Federal/Provincial Commission into the April 2020 Nova Scotia Mass Casualty: (a) what are the total expenditures to date by the commission; (b) what is the breakdown of (a) by type of expenditure; (c) what

June 13th, 2022House debate

Tom KmiecConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to applications received by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, since January 1, 2016, and broken down by type of application: (a) how many applicants were deemed inadmissible pursuant to (i) Section 34(l)(b), (ii) Section 34(1)(c), (iii) Section 34(1)(f) of

June 13th, 2022House debate

Tom KmiecConservative

Online Streaming Act  Madam Speaker, none of what the minister just said is accurate. The Senate is not going to pass this bill before the end of June. We just heard that the committee has been considering this bill since the middle of May. I have been to that committee. What the cabinet is calling f

June 13th, 2022House debate

Tom KmiecConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, in my experience, having worked for three years for a professional association responsible for this, not the Payroll Association but HR professionals, what people typically do is hire more compensation advisers. I will admit that, at the time when Phoenix was being

June 3rd, 2022House debate

Tom KmiecConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I cannot divine what my House leader is thinking, nor what the members on my side of the House may want to speak on, because I am sure that on Monday, when the government table-dropped this legislation, many of our constituents did not even know such a thing was comi

June 3rd, 2022House debate

Tom KmiecConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, the member is absolutely correct. I have been to his riding. As in his riding, in my riding we have a lot of lawful firearm owners who want to abide by all the rules set out by the government. They understand that it is a privilege, and they have had a lot of difficu

June 3rd, 2022House debate

Tom KmiecConservative