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Telecommunications  Mr. Speaker, the industry minister said in 2016, “We must address the needs of Canadians who could have access to the Internet.” In 2017, he said, “They need these services". In 2018, he said, “...high-speed Internet is no longer a luxury.” In 2019, he said, “Access to high-speed

October 1st, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Telecommunications  And it is still not working, Mr. Speaker. The rural broadband expansion has been an unmitigated disaster. We have heard plenty of big plans from the Liberals over the last five years, but very little delivery and many unsatisfied Internet users. However, a new entrant, SpaceX, m

October 1st, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Proceedings on the bill entitled An Act relating to certain measures in response to COVID-19  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague across the way for the hard work he did on chairing the finance committee. In that committee, we did a lot of good work. It is a real disappointment that work got shut down when Parliament was prorogued. One of the great things we did at commit

September 29th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

COVID-19 Testing  Mr. Speaker, the need for rapid testing for COVID-19 is not a request nor is it something we can negotiate on. Here are the facts: Canada's unemployment surged to 13.7% this summer; Nav Canada announced that it is cutting another 14% of its workforce this week; and hundreds of sm

September 25th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, Canadians were told last year that they needed to ban single-use plastics. We started packing our groceries in reusable bags and using reusable cups for morning coffee runs. Then the pandemic hit and the government said to stop. The Chemistry Industry Association s

September 24th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, if this year showed us anything, it is that we need single-use plastic products like masks, gloves and other PPE. Yesterday, the Chemistry Industry Association said that instead of “pursuing this go-it-alone policy” like the federal government's plan to ban certain p

September 24th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to vehicles purchased by the government for the 2018 G7 summit: (a) how many vehicles were purchased; (b) at the time of purchase, what was the market value of each individual vehicle purchased; (c) how many of the vehicles in (a) were put up for sale by the governmen

July 20th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to personal protective equipment (PPE) purchased since January 1, 2020: (a) how many items of PPE have been purchased; (b) what was the price of each item at the time of purchase, broken down by (i) date of purchase, (ii) item, (iii) the total amount of each type of P

July 20th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to contaminated swabs and faulty or rejected N95 masks purchased by Public Services and Procurement Canada: (a) which suppliers provided these items; and (b) since January 1, 2016, what other purchases have been made by the government from these suppliers broken down

July 20th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) since January 1, 2020: (a) how many Advance Contract Award Notices (ACANs) relating to PPE have been posted; (b) for the ACANs in (a), (i) how many bidders were there for each notice, (ii) who were the bidders for

July 20th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Mr. Speaker, will the fiscal snapshot indicate if the wage subsidy program can be extended within the budget allotment?

July 8th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Mr. Speaker, what percentage of the trillion dollars' worth of debt is termed out over two years?

July 8th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Mr. Speaker, my province has announced a recovery plan. On what date can we expect a recovery plan from the government, including a comprehensive fiscal update?

July 8th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Mr. Speaker, we are all here today, and the government claims accountability. Why on earth would the finance minister schedule the fiscal snapshot for after question period?

July 8th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Calgary Rocky Ridge. Will the fiscal snapshot include specific funds for the energy and resource sector, yes or no?

July 8th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative