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Firearms Registry  Mr. Speaker, on November 4, my private member's bill, Bill C-391, which will end the long gun registry, will be before this House for a vote at second reading. I hope members of the opposition who support ending the registry in their ridings will be here on November 4 to support

October 26th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Liberal leader released his election platform through the pink book and revealed yet again the Liberals' real tax and spend agenda. The Liberal leader continues to make irresponsible and uncosted spending promises that Canadians cannot afford, promises

October 22nd, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Retribution on Behalf of Victims of White Collar Crime Act  Madam Speaker, I would like my colleague to reiterate some of the ways that victims truly are traumatized and doubly victimized by this kind of crime, not just that the funds that are stolen from them but some of the intangible ways that their lives are affected so negatively.

October 22nd, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Justice  Mr. Speaker, yesterday a number of Liberals voted in favour of gutting Bill C-25. They voted in favour of giving criminals double credit for time served in pre-sentencing custody. Liberals are defying the wishes of attorneys general from across the country. They are defying the

October 21st, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Employment Insurance Act  Mr. Speaker, my colleague brought forward some very important points on how we as members of Parliament can support what this government is doing and actually benefit Canadians instead of harm them with an unnecessary election. Would my colleague comment further on the job train

September 28th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Firearms Registry  Mr. Speaker, the Conservative Party has been opposed to the long gun registry since the Liberals introduced it over a decade ago. This morning I debated my private member's bill which would end the long gun registry and I look forward to opposition members voting their constituen

September 28th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Criminal Code  That is absolutely wrong.

September 28th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, as I stated in my speech, if I thought that the long gun registry would help reduce crime at all, I would be the first one standing up to defend it. None of us in this country wants to see gun crime increase and the stakeholders who are probably the most vocal are th

September 28th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, with all due respect to the member, unfortunately, when it comes to crime, the members of the Bloc lost of lot of credibility when they voted against minimum sentences for those who traffic in humans and minors. On the point he brought forward, if it were actually

September 28th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Criminal Code  moved that Bill C-391, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act (repeal of long-gun registry), be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to address the House on my private members' bill, Bill C-391, An Act to amend the Criminal

September 28th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, last year Canadian producers exported high-quality beef to more than 55 countries. Unfortunately, many countries continue to close their doors to Canadian beef despite Canada's cutting-edge animal health care systems. Can the Minister of International Trade tell thi

September 16th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Portage Plains United Way  Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege for me to rise and pay tribute to the Portage Plains United Way. I was pleased to attend its kick-off luncheon last week and to see first-hand the commitment these people have to giving back to their community. This United Way donates 100% of all

September 14th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Firearms Registry  Mr. Speaker, on May 15, I rose in this House and brought forward a private member's bill, Bill C-391, to repeal the long gun registry. Since that time, opposition members and their leaders have done everything possible to stop the bill from coming before the House to be publicly

June 17th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Liberal leader threatened to block our economic action plan and force Canada into an unnecessary summer election. Since the start of this global recession, our Conservative government has provided the largest and fastest stimulus package in the G8. We

June 16th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada  Mr. Speaker, the leader of the Liberal Party is out of touch with Canadians. His understanding of Canadians and their needs is questionable at best. Through our economic action plan, our Conservative government has been providing tax relief to Canadian families, creating jobs an

June 10th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative