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Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the honour to present, in both official languages, three reports of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group. The first report concerns the 56th annual meeting with members of the U.S. Senate and the House of Repres

December 12th, 2018House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Pensions  Mr. Speaker, In 2016, our government reached a historic agreement with the provinces and territories to expand the Canada pension plan to protect income security for pensioners. That CPP expansion is supposed to begin this year, but the Conservative Party opposes that expansion,

December 12th, 2018House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 27th report of the Standing Committee on Finance entitled “Cultivating Competitiveness Helping Canadians Succeed”. This report is the work of hundreds of Canadians who drafted over 500 submissions for the

December 10th, 2018House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Canada's Oil and Gas Sector  Mr. Speaker, I have not been here for whole night, but I hear a lot of politics and a lot of solutions. That last speech goes to the politics. Everything the Liberals have done is bad. It did not mention what the Conservatives had done. That is what the member tried to say. This

November 28th, 2018House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, we have been very fortunate at the finance committee to have the Minister of Finance come before it many times. He was just there a short while ago for an hour, as were officials after that. I believe it was on the estimates and Bill C-86. As well, as a country, Cana

November 26th, 2018House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, what happened with respect to charities in the last term of Stephen Harper should be a subject the Conservatives want to avoid. The Conservative government, under Stephen Harper, clearly attacked the political rights of those who happened to belong to a charity. Was

November 26th, 2018House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to take part in this discussion during the report stage of Bill C-86. In essence, Bill C-86 would implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27 and other measures. The bill builds on the commitments made during the last

November 26th, 2018House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 26th report of the Standing Committee on Finance in relation to Bill C-86, a second act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures. The commi

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

National Local Food Day Act  Mr. Speaker, I really appreciate the hon. member's efforts in this regard. This would recognize farmers and producers for what they do, not only for their own local areas but for the economy generally. I have always found it strange that often we will be producing food in one a

November 8th, 2018House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 24th report of the Standing Committee on Finance, entitled, “Confronting Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing: Moving Canada Forward”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the go

November 8th, 2018House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Agriculture  Mr. Speaker, members of the fresh fruit and vegetable industry are with us today to celebrate Fall Harvest days on the Hill. The economic impact alone of the fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain is $14 billion in GDP. This industry is a huge employer for local economies, employ

November 6th, 2018House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Dr. Wilf Keller, chair of the Agricultural Institute of Canada, on his induction into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame for his contributions to the advancement of agriculture through numerous research initiatives. Dr. Keller is a gi

November 5th, 2018House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, three reports of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group. The first concerns the Western Governors' Association's summer meeting held in Rapid City, S

October 29th, 2018House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Ukrainian Interns  Madam Speaker, today, I have the honour to rise and congratulate the Ukrainian interns working on the Hill as part of the Canada-Ukraine parliamentary program, whose time in Parliament is rapidly coming to an end. Established in 1991, this program over time has brought almost 1,0

October 26th, 2018House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Mr. Speaker, I guess that is the difference in approach that we take on this side versus the opposite side of the House. We do not make laws based on one or two exceptions. We make laws on the population as a whole. I think that is what we have to do. There are exceptional cases

October 23rd, 2018House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal