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The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate my hon. colleague on being elected and on her comments today. One of the reasons that Canadians gave the Conservative government a strong mandate in the election on May 2 was the fact that we are keeping taxes low. This morning one of my colle

June 9th, 2011House debate

Candice BergenConservative

The Budget  Madam Speaker, it appears to me that the opposition have quite an aversion to trying to raise funds on their own to support their election campaigns. I am wondering if my hon. colleague could just talk a little bit more about what it is like to travel around his riding, talk to

June 9th, 2011House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 11th and 12th reports of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities in relation to Bill C-304, An Act to ensure secure, adequate, a

March 21st, 2011House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I can see my Manitoba colleague from Winnipeg Centre has had a little chamomile tea since yesterday, when I debated with him. He personally attacked and attacked me. It was shameful and disappointing. However, let me proceed to what the issue is and what has the o

March 8th, 2011House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the NDP's national bookkeeper, Lucie Ladouceur, sent this email to an NDP candidate. It has all of the characteristics that the Conservative transaction had. This email was in the possession of Elections Canada. I am sure we will now see some investigative report

March 8th, 2011House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the Liberals are very familiar with their own party operatives being in jail for criminal charges. We were never so. Sadly, in the sponsorship scandal, criminal charges were laid and in fact people were prosecuted and put in jail. The member brings forward an inte

March 8th, 2011House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time today with the member for Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles. I rise to take part in the debate on the motion presented by the Liberal member for BeausĂ©jour. I have to wonder if he wrote the motion himself or if it was just handed to him

March 8th, 2011House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the ninth report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities in relation to the 2011 census. I also have the honour to present, in

March 7th, 2011House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Abolition of Early Parole Act  Madam Speaker, I was somewhat confused by the comments of my hon. colleague. Maybe she can clarify this for me. In one sense I hear the member speak about victims and that we need to stand up for victims of white-collar crimes. At at the same time, she says that the bill should n

February 15th, 2011House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Abolition of Early Parole Act  Mr. Speaker, it is with pleasure that I join in the debate on Bill C-59, the Abolition of Early Parole Act today. Like many of my colleagues, the hon. members in this House, I have spent quite some time talking to Canadians about the need for this legislation. I am confident tha

February 15th, 2011House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Curling  Mr. Speaker, on January 26, Altona, Manitoba played host to the 2011 Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The event was held at the Millennium Centre, Altona's state-of-the-art recreational facility. All week curling fans were treated to top-notch play by the 64 athletes as t

February 7th, 2011House debate

Candice BergenConservative

National Philanthropy Day Act  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to address Bill S-203, An Act respecting a National Philanthropy Day. It was very encouraging to hear speeches from my hon. colleagues from across the way. It appears that everyone in the House supports the spirit in which this bill was introduced and s

February 1st, 2011House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Elizabeth Buhler  Mr. Speaker, on January 23 of this year, Manitobans and Canadians alike mourned the loss of their oldest living citizen. Elizabeth Buhler died just two weeks short of her 112th birthday, in her long-time home of Winkler, Manitoba. Elizabeth was a pillar of the community and acti

February 1st, 2011House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased today to present petitions that I have received from Canadians from across the country. The petitioners ask that the long gun registry be abolished. Their primary concern remains the cost of the long gun registry as well as its complete ineffectiveness.

December 15th, 2010House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Government Legislation  Mr. Speaker, today eight bills introduced by our Conservative government will be passed into law. This fall our Conservative government's first priority was the economy. That is why today we are pleased to see the sustaining Canada's economic recovery act become law. The legislat

December 15th, 2010House debate

Candice BergenConservative