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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the fact is that the registry, as it exists, does criminalize legitimate gun owners who do not register their weapons. It is a farce. We have a licensing process and we need to continue with that. The fact is that criminals are not registering their guns. We have cr

April 21st, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I agree. We have the same goals in mind and that is to reduce crime, to make our streets safer and to ensure that men, women and children are protected. A lot of the issues the hon. member raised are issues relating to licensing, which is something we do support. T

April 21st, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time today with the member for Yorkton—Melville. I stand today to address the House on the motion brought forward by the hon. member for Marc-Aurèle-Fortin. I am aware that gun crime prevention is an issue of great importance to the hon. member,

April 21st, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, the Liberal Party sure loves taxes. Last week we learned that the Liberal leader plans to hike taxes on Canadian families, a tax hike at the worst possible time, and there is never a good time to raise taxes. Then again, it is not really a surprise. The Liberal P

April 20th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, this morning Canada's transport and infrastructure minister made a significant announcement that will provide additional assistance for municipal infrastructure in all corners of the country. Could the parliamentary secretary to Canada's transport minister please inf

April 3rd, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Volunteer Firefighters  Mr. Speaker, this morning I met with Fire Chief Andy Thiessen of the Morden Fire & Rescue. Fire Chief Thiessen is in Ottawa this week for the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs' annual government relations week. The CAFC is a national organization representing more than 1,0

March 31st, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Justice  Mr. Speaker, on Wednesday the Minister of Justice announced he will introduce draft legislation that would cap the credit given to criminals for the time spent in custody before trial, a practice that developed under 13 years of Liberal soft-on-crime government. Now the Liberals

March 27th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992  Mr. Speaker, the committee worked very hard on this bill. In the short time I have been on the committee, I have seen members from every side of the House work together. We brought in a variety of witnesses and all the stakeholders. I believe that the work we did at committee has

March 23rd, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992  Madam Speaker, I am very happy to have the opportunity to ask my hon. colleague a few questions, because it seemed that he was speaking about a completely different bill from the one we have been working on in committee. He mentioned safety management systems several times, which

March 23rd, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992  Madam Speaker, I want to ask my colleague, for the record, if he is aware that there are regulations in place right now that would exempt farmers from transporting their chemicals and fertilizer. Farmers will not be affected by this new regulation. I think it is important for tha

March 23rd, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992  Madam Speaker, I would like to ask my colleague a question regarding the upcoming Olympics. I think that Canadians are very concerned with the safety of the Olympics. I am wondering if my colleague could expand on how this bill would contribute and enhance the safety of the Olymp

March 23rd, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today concerning the concurrence motion on the first report of the Standing Committee on Status of Women, which recommends that the federal government take real action to support women and denounce their abuse both in Canada and abro

March 12th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Air Passengers' Bill of Rights.  Mr. Speaker, in the short time remaining, it is very important that the House recognize the work the government has done on this issue. After having been in government for two short years, we introduced the flight rights Canada code of conduct for Canada's airlines. The previou

March 5th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

International Women's Week  Mr. Speaker, this week is International Women's Week. The Conservative Party has a long tradition of supporting all women. After all, the first female justice minister, minister of defence and prime minister of Canada was from the Conservative Party. Today, on Parliament Hill,

March 3rd, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, indeed, we are receiving calls and input every day from mayors, like Mayor Martin Harder from Winkler, Mayor Ken Brennan from Portage la Prairie. They are excited about what we are doing. They are asking questions and we are providing answers. We are working together

February 26th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative