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Standing Orders and Procedure  moved: That this House take note of the Standing Orders and procedure of the House and its committees.

October 6th, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. There has been consultation among the parties and if you seek it you should find unanimous consent for the following motion: That, in relation to the debate on Government Business No. 8 regarding the ratification of the Paris Agreement,

October 4th, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Expenditures  Mr. Speaker, we will keep our promises. That is what Canadians expect. For example, we have already cut taxes for the middle class, which helped nearly nine million Canadians. We introduced the tax-free Canada child benefit, which puts more money in the pockets of nine out of te

October 4th, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Expenditures  Mr. Speaker, as I said, we made promises to Canadians and we intend to keep those promises. We will continue to work very hard for all Canadians.

October 4th, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Expenditures  Mr. Speaker, of course we will deliver on our commitments, and that is what Canadians expect. We have already, for example, lowered taxes on the middle class. We have implemented the Canada child benefit, which has given money to families with children that need it the most. We

October 4th, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Expenditures  Mr. Speaker, the government was elected on a commitment to work hard for Canadians. The government was elected on a commitment to help grow the economy, to create jobs, to create the growth that Canadians need. The government is committed to delivering on our commitments. We wil

October 4th, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Expenditures  Mr. Speaker, this government was given a mandate by Canadians, and, of course, we are committed to delivering on the mandate that Canadians expect us to deliver on. Since taking office, our government has lowered taxes on the middle class. We have increased the Canada child ben

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Expenditures  Mr. Speaker, we have a mandate from Canadians and we are going to work very hard to keep our promises. Thanks to the new Canada child benefit, nine out of ten families with children receive more from their government. The list goes on. We are going to keep working for Canadians

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Access to Information  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for the opportunity to rise in the House to remind all members and Canadians that we campaigned on a commitment to have a more open, more transparent, more relevant government for Canadians. We will continue to do the good work

September 30th, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard  Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I know there was a great amount of interest in the events that the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard is scheduled to attend next week. As the minister stated, the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Com

September 30th, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Business of the House  Mr. Speaker, this afternoon we will continue to debate the NDP opposition motion. Tomorrow we will resume debate on Bill C-22, on the national security committee of parliamentarians. I understand that tomorrow will be the final day of debate at second reading. I thank the opposi

September 29th, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Expenditures  Mr. Speaker, the member has heard my response, time and again. If she does not like my response, maybe she wants to hear it from Guy Giorno, former chief of staff to Stephen Harper. He said: The federal relocation program—which applies to hundreds of moves annually, including m

September 29th, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Expenditures  Mr. Speaker, as I said, the policy on the reimbursement of moving expenses has been in place since the 1970s. It was Stephen Harper's Conservatives who developed this policy. We know that this policy needs to be reviewed. That is why the Prime Minister has asked the Treasury Boa

September 29th, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Expenditures  Mr. Speaker, if members do not want to listen to my response, they perhaps might listen to Guy Giorno, a former chief of staff, who said that the relocation process was managed by an independent third party and that the third party determined the real costs based on the program's

September 29th, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Expenditures  Mr. Speaker, just in case nobody has heard the answer before, these relocation policies have been in place since the 1970s. They were most recently reviewed by the previous Conservative government in 2011. Our government recognizes that these policies need to be reviewed, and tha

September 29th, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal