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Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, the key word there was “generally”. The one industry that did not experience a slowdown during COVID-19 was the grocery sector. Many of these big chains saw record profits as Canadians prepared to lock down during the past spring. As the Greater Toronto Area, Quebec

November 2nd, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, I would tell the member that that is not what Albertans think. They do not think that way because the Liberal government continues to bring in legislation that is punitive to the province and comes into a jurisdiction that very much affects that province. The membe

November 2nd, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, the energy industry within Canada is one of the most regulated industries in the world. We have regulations in place that are solid, and companies are following them. As I mentioned in my speech, companies are innovating. They are working hard to reduce emissions i

November 2nd, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, I guess the same question could have been asked of the government. Did it reach out to all of the other indigenous groups that supported pipeline development, which needs deepwater ports to get access to markets? I believe that there has to be consultation. However

November 2nd, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, the energy sector is a big player in all of the markets, including manufacturing in Ontario, and throughout the country, whether it be pipe that is being put in the ground or some of the byproducts that are produced by the energy sector. This is an incredibly import

November 2nd, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  moved that Bill C-229, An Act to repeal certain restrictions on shipping, be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, I stand today to speak to my private member's bill, Bill C-229, which I think frames a very, very important issue for our country. On Jun

November 2nd, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Housing  Madam Speaker, Edmonton's token funding allocation for rapid housing shows how little the Liberal government knows about the realities on the ground. Alberta is experiencing an economic downturn like it has never seen before. Homelessness is on the rise, with camps forming in mul

October 30th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, another Alberta company, a frac sand company, was forced to lay off nearly its entire staff. The government is approving $20 million in loans to a competing company that mines exclusively in the U.S.: a loan with interest that can be paid back in kind. When the gover

October 28th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, Come By Chance refinery has shut down, there are Suncor layoffs, the White Rose oil field is in jeopardy, there are Husky layoffs and it is now being sold. The government has left energy workers out in the cold. News broke yesterday that the steelworkers union is put

October 28th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for her speech. I listened to it with great attention to detail. I was struck by how this is such an important piece of legislation to ban such a horrific practice. My question to her is this. Why was this legislation not introduced in the first pa

October 26th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Certainly you have heard from our leader that we understand—

October 1st, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, our leader has been quite clear that communist China and the tactics it is using are unacceptable. A Conservative government would stand up to those countries, particularly communist China, and stand up to the actions that—

October 1st, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I hear this constantly in this place. The member can refer back to five or 10 years ago. That is not the solution to the problem. Pointing fingers back to some other time is not the solution. We have the opportunity to move now. From my speech, the member across is

October 1st, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, certainly we believe in stable funding. Provinces have to understand what the funding looks like for health care. Unfortunately, with the Liberal government, it is up and down and we never know where it is going to go. We are not in government. It is not our decisi

October 1st, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I am proud to stand again in the House and represent the great citizens of Edmonton Centre. I am also proud that our leader has given me a new portfolio, which is the shadow minister for innovation, science and industry. I am excited to be part of that and to be pa

October 1st, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative