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Air Canada Public Participation Act  Mr. Speaker, I agree wholeheartedly with the hon. member. I was flying from Edmonton to Ottawa last weekend, and I remember looking at an Air Canada brochure that talked about carbon pricing, a carbon tax, and using light food containers. I wonder what the member thinks about fl

April 18th, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Salute to Agriculture  Mr. Speaker, last Saturday in Leslieville Community Centre in central Alberta, I had the privilege of attending the Rocky Mountain House Agricultural Society's annual “Salute to Agriculture” banquet. This event celebrated the achievements of local farmers in the area. During th

April 15th, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Situation in Indigenous Communities  Mr. Speaker, the problem that we are talking about tonight has been around for a long time. I go back to my first week as a police officer in early 1968. I do not think I was on the job three days before I had my first suicide, and I have never seen them stop. They need to stop.

April 12th, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Public Service Labour Relations Act  Mr. Speaker, I noticed you mentioned Williams Lake. That was my first posting, and it was a busy community back—

March 24th, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Public Service Labour Relations Act  Mr. Speaker, I apologize. The member has a number of large communities in the Prince George area. In his travels throughout his riding, has he spoken to the community leaders regarding any concerns they might have with respect to the impact to the physical costs if the RCMP were

March 24th, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Public Service Labour Relations Act  Mr. Speaker, I did not quite get that whole question, but I will answer it in the best way I can. There is no unanimous agreement within the RCMP on unionization. There is a group within the organization that wants to go that way; there is a group within the organization that wa

March 24th, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Public Service Labour Relations Act  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to serve and will keep serving. I will to try to make 50 years. I will see if I can do it. There is dissension within the RCMP, and I hate to see it. It breaks my heart. However, there are two factions, and one faction of members wants to unionize, bec

March 24th, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Public Service Labour Relations Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak to Bill C-7, an act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures. I will be sharing my time with the member

March 24th, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition calling upon Parliament to establish a national strategy on palliative care. The petitioners state that in the 41st Parliament, the House of Commons unanimously passed this motion. They therefore ask that access to high-quality pal

March 11th, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Mr. Speaker, we agree that putting extra troops on the ground will help, but why would we remove our best fighting tool that has helped our allies and is one of the strongest fighting tools to protect our ground troops that are going to be assisting our allies? It does not make a

February 22nd, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Mr. Speaker, when going into a foreign country initially, it is very hard to have a full plan as to what we are going to do. Once our troops arrived there, they had a better understanding of the situation that was before them, they adapted to those situations the best they could,

February 22nd, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Mr. Speaker, I was very disappointed last week when we found out that the CF-18s had already been removed. Why are we holding a debate on something as important as this, looking at the protection of our troops overseas and having a debate after the fact? It makes absolutely no se

February 22nd, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Mr. Speaker, throughout my 35 years in the RCMP, I was involved in many emergency situations, not in a military scope but emergencies within Canada such as major explosions, major fires, floods, etc. One of the biggest problems in any emergency situation is a breakdown in commun

February 22nd, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today on the motion before the House regarding the redefinition of Canada's role in the fight against ISIS. I will be splitting my time with the member for Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound. First, I am proud of the men and women of the armed forces. They

February 22nd, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

The North  Mr. Speaker, as we count down to Canada's 150th birthday, I want to share an exciting proposal from Canada's internationally acclaimed air show performers. I want to encourage members of the House to get involved. My local Rocky Mountain House Airshow Society is proposing a 2017

January 29th, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative