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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, with all due respect, the quote cited by the hon. member misses the point. There is no dispute between the federal government and Newfoundland and Labrador about the overall benefits of CETA. Indeed, there is no dispute between the party opposite and my own about the

February 2nd, 2015House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, thank you for giving me the opportunity to join this important debate. Newfoundland and Labrador's support for CETA hinged to a significant degree on the Government of Canada's promise to help the industry adjust to the recent removal of minimum processing requirem

February 2nd, 2015House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, Canada is united in support of democratic Ukraine, but Canada's actions must match our rhetoric. Sergey Chemezov is a close friend of Putin's from their days in the KGB and he is now the chief of a leading Russian defence company. He has been sanctioned by the U.S. a

January 28th, 2015House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member opposite for his question but I disagree 100% with the premise. All of the calculations show that income splitting would disproportionately benefit Canadians at the very top of the income distribution. This benefit would go to the 15% of Cana

January 27th, 2015House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the question of the gender impact of income splitting is an excellent one. One of our big concerns with income splitting should be the fairness issue, particularly at a time when we are discovering that the fiscal constraints are greater than we thought. To be giving

January 27th, 2015House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for York West. Mr. Speaker, thank you for giving me this opportunity to participate in this important debate. It is the fundamental responsibility of the federal government to instil a sense of confidence in the economy.

January 27th, 2015House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the government's Global Markets Action Plan (GMAP): (a) what submissions, proposals or recommendations were made by stakeholders during the consultation process; (b) what are the dates, times and locations of the meetings with those individuals or organizations con

January 26th, 2015House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the federal public service employed in Prince Edward Island and the City of Charlottetown, for each fiscal year since 2005-2006 inclusive, for both the province and the city separately, public service wide and for each department: (a) how many persons were employed

January 26th, 2015House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  With regard to all written questions on the Order Paper, submitted to date during the 41st Parliament, which received returns in the House of Commons from the government: (a) on what date was each question, with instructions to answer, forwarded by the Privy Council Office (PCO)

January 26th, 2015House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  With regard to the log books for personal use of ministerial executive vehicles: for each fiscal year since 2011-2012, (a) what is the total number of entries for each executive vehicle; (b) what are the dates, time and length for each entry; (c) what is the trip description, if

January 26th, 2015House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, last week the Bank of Canada said that low oil prices will “weigh significantly on the Canadian economy.” The bank acted on its grave concerns by lowering rates to an astonishing 0.75%, yet the Minister of Finance has the gall to pretend, as he has done today, that t

January 26th, 2015House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, government delays in finalizing CETA are putting the agreement at risk. Last month, France's national assembly and senate both passed non-binding anti-CETA motions. This weekend, the leader of the NDP poured fuel on the fire, attacking this essential agreement at a s

December 8th, 2014House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, the European Union and Ukraine have signed an association agreement that takes effect January 1, 2016. In the meantime, Europe has already eliminated most tariffs for Ukraine, a form of help equal to $635 million in aid. Canada and Ukraine are seeking a free trade

November 27th, 2014House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to government funding, for each fiscal year since 2007-2008 inclusive: (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions, and loans to any organization, body, or group in the electoral district of Toronto Centre, providing for each (i) the name of the recipient, (

November 27th, 2014House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Holodomor  When I awoke Before the dawn, amid their sleep I heard My sons ...weep and ask For bread. Mr. Speaker, that is Dante's description of hell. That hell of starving children is what Stalin and his regime created in Ukraine in 1932 and 1933. This Holodomor was a deliberate

November 19th, 2014House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal