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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, as I said in my speech, the finance minister has complied with everything that has been requested. Assets have been disclosed. There is no issue. There is no report from any commissioner. The finance minister did his job, followed the rules, and continues to work wit

October 17th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I agree with my hon. colleague. Here is an individual who works tirelessly, even before the campaign to help with the party's platform, despite his birth and his circumstances, to grow the middle class, and to cut child poverty. This is a person who should be celebra

October 17th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the member mentioned the nine million Canadians who did benefit from the middle-class tax cut. However, the one thing he did not point out is the Canada child benefit, which lifted 300,000 children out of poverty. This is working for the middle class and those workin

October 17th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, hearing the attempt by the official opposition to criticize the finance minister, I am standing here to speak of the great work he is doing. The finance minister has worked with various commissioners, and there is no wrongdoing. I mentioned this to a colleague earlie

October 17th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I am happy to rise here today to defend an individual of incredible integrity. We have heard a lot of attempts in this place to attack the integrity of the finance minister, but as we have heard, he has worked with the integrity commissioner, and to any questions, he

October 17th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for bringing his concerns forward. I imagine we disagree on quite a bit. However, if his point is that this will be a disaster, will he stand before the House today and commit that should the Conservatives form government, they

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, I was just reading in The Globe and Mail some excellent news out of British Columbia, which is the economy there is going to grow by about 3% this year, exceeding expectations and second only to the province of Alberta. It is interesting. The hon. member is saying th

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Export and Import Permits Act—Bill C-47  Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I move: That, notwithstanding the order made on Thursday, September 28, 2017, the recorded division on the motion for second reading of Bill C-47, an act to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and the Criminal Code (amendments permit

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, we ran during the election on, and spoke a great deal about, balancing the economy and the environment. I wonder if the minister could comment on that and how the bill carries forward that commitment to balance Canada's commitment to develop our economy with protecti

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month  Mr. Speaker, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a chance to honour the 10,000 children currently fighting cancer today, to remember the many children we have lost, and to support childhood cancer survivors. Although 75% of children survive cancer, more than 80% of su

September 28th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act  Madam Speaker, I believe if you seek it you will find unanimous consent to see the clock at 5:30 p.m.

September 20th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act  Madam Speaker, the hon. member across the way is talking about road safety and perhaps wandered a little into the topic of cannabis, but since we are talking about it, perhaps it is a good opportunity to ask him the following. He talked about the cannabis of his day in the sixtie

September 20th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act  Madam Speaker, the hon. member mentioned that members on this side were not taking part in the debate. I would like to commend my hon. colleague, the hon. member for Châteauguay—Lacolle, who just spoke a few moments ago and gave an excellent speech on the importance of safety.

September 20th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act  Madam Speaker, today we had demonstration on Parliament Hill of an autonomous bus that was going around Parliament Hill. We are in the midst of significant technological change and driving may be completely different within the next 10 or 20 years. I am wondering if the hon. me

September 20th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague for giving an example from his childhood about consumer safety and the issues that Canadians, like his constituents and my constituents, face. I am very thankful that situation resolved itself positively. Could my hon. colle

September 20th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal