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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to address this issue and to inform the House that I will be splitting my time with the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. The motion before the House deals with what we do with our

March 23rd, 2010House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I was not able to hear the member's entire speech but I came into the House when she started to mention the plight of aboriginal women and women in Canada having babies. I can agree with her because I lived on a first nations reserve for three years. I had my second

March 23rd, 2010House debate

Candice BergenConservative

2010 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games  Madam Speaker, this past week, the city of Portage la Prairie proudly hosted the 2010 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games, opening its doors to 1,400 athletes, 960 volunteers, as well as coaches and spectators. It was a tremendous opportunity for the city and municipality to showc

March 16th, 2010House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, first, Canadians know who to look at when it comes to wasting taxpayer dollars. It was unfortunately the previous Liberal government that spent money to reward its friends, that wasted money on boondoggles. When Canadians look at the government and the party that w

March 11th, 2010House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, all of us are just so saddened at the tragedy that happened in Chile. We saw the recent earthquake in Haiti and the tragedy that it went through. It is heartbreaking to see what is happening in Chile. Our government has doubled its funding under CIDA. We respond a

March 11th, 2010House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time today with the member for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country. I rise today in the House to speak in support of the Speech from the Throne and to speak to the positive and lasting impact it will have on all Canadians. This g

March 11th, 2010House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Firearms Registry  Mr. Speaker, yesterday the opposition members for Laval and Winnipeg South Centre embarrassed themselves by politicizing a sombre non-partisan event. During their shameful smearing of the ceremony that remembered the victims of the December 6 tragedy in 1989, the opposition membe

December 2nd, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Israel  Mr. Speaker, the Liberal Party has been caught red-handed misleading Canadians about its record on Israel. When the member for Mount Royal told the House that the Israeli government asked Canada to remain at the Durban 1 conference, most journalists accepted the Liberal talking p

December 1st, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Middle East  Mr. Speaker, since our government took power, the Liberals have continually reminded us by their inaction that it is one thing to offer supportive words to Israel when it is convenient and another to be consistent in steadfast support when it matters. When rockets were raining d

November 19th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, Bill C-23, the Canada-Colombia free trade act, has been filibustered in the House for over 30 hours. The NDP and the Bloc, with the support of the Liberals, are wasting Parliament's valuable time, holding up an agreement that would create new business opportunities f

November 18th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Firearms Registry  Mr. Speaker, today, members of the House will stand to vote on my private member's bill to end the long gun registry. The registry has not cracked down on criminals like the Liberals said it would. Instead, it has targeted hard-working farmers, hunters, sports shooters and abori

November 4th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Firearms Registry  Mr. Speaker, on November 4, my private member's bill, Bill C-391, which would end the long gun registry, will be voted on here in the House of Commons. I believe Canadians should know the facts regarding the bill, as opposed to half-truths and myths. Bill C-391 would only end th

November 2nd, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Justice  Mr. Speaker, Canadians from coast to coast support our government's legislation to target drug offences involving organized crime and gangs. Drug trafficking and drug production is, without a doubt, the most significant source of illicit money for organized crime groups. That is

October 30th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, as we come to the close of the second hour of debate at second reading stage of this bill, I would like to read into the record some of the feedback that I have received. I have received numerous emails, letters and phone calls. Although hunters, farmers and sports s

October 28th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Firearms Registry  Mr. Speaker, my private member's bill, Bill C-391, which would end the long gun registry, will be before the House tonight for debate, and on November 4, members will vote on second reading. These are important steps in bringing an end to the wasteful and ineffective boondoggle o

October 28th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative