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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to stand and share this time with the hon. member for Prince George. There are thousands of Canadian forestry jobs that depend on a strong agreement that protects Canadian access to the U.S. market for our softwood lumber. The $65-billion-a-year forest

October 17th, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Softwood Lumber  Mr. Speaker, the clock is ticking. In Alberta, the forest industry employs over 19,000 people, the majority of whom are in my riding of Yellowhead. My constituents and the forest industry deserve to know what their future will be. Albertans cannot afford another drastic hit. Ther

October 7th, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Paris Agreement  Madam Speaker, it is an indicator but we have to take into account a lot of other factors. In the early stages, British Columbia was going through an economic slump. That was part of the reason that transportation went down, because there was not as much movement in the province.

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Paris Agreement  Madam Speaker, I am not exactly sure what the member was asking, but most Canadians, no matter which province they are from, believe in reducing greenhouse gases. Yes, we should act now, but we should not act without consulting the provinces, municipalities, industries, and peopl

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Paris Agreement  Madam Speaker, its impact will be great. We heard today that there will be an increase of 11.5¢ for gasoline and around 14¢ for diesel. A farmer who is farming 10,000 acres is really going to feel the impact of adding 14¢ a litre to the amount of fuel he uses in his equipment. It

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today and share this time with the hon. member for Calgary Nose Hill. The details of the pan-Canadian strategy to meet the international commitments in the Paris accord will include some form of carbon tax or cap and trade system. After the

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, I was just reading through a recent document from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. One of the things it was wondering, and I would like to ask the same question, is whether the federal government is going to ensure that revenue collected from carbon pricing mechanis

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, in the 41st Parliament, the House of Commons unanimously passed a motion calling upon the government to create a national strategy on palliative care. The petitioners state that it is impossible for persons to give informed consent to assisted suicide or euthanasia i

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, I have enjoyed working with the hon. member across the aisle on the environment committee. If we were to adapt the carbon pricing mechanisms that would help realize Canada's international commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, should selection of these mech

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Softwood Lumber  Mr. Speaker, the clock is ticking. In Alberta, the forest industry employs over 19,000 people, the majority of which are in my riding of Yellowhead. My constituents and the forest industry deserve to know what the future will be. We cannot afford another drastic hit. There is no

September 29th, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

CANADA LABOUR CODE  Mr. Speaker, does the member for Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d'Orléans—Charlevoix see a pattern from the government across the aisle, which says it wants to be transparent but makes changes to an aboriginal act with no transparency and brings forward this bill? Do you see a defi

September 26th, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

CANADA LABOUR CODE  Mr. Speaker, I noted that the members from Elmwood—Transcona and Hamilton Mountain both stated that the unions were required to supply information to the unions. I wonder if the member could tell me under what authority they are compelled to supply that information. What is the

September 26th, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

CANADA LABOUR CODE  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member for Elmwood—Transcona made mention of the transparency of unions in Bill C-377. Does he believe or not that union employees should know and have a right to know where their finances go within the union?

September 26th, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day  Mr. Speaker, yesterday on Parliament Hill and across Canada police officers met to honour and respect our fallen. The Canadian Police and Peace Officers' 39th Annual Memorial service honoured more than 850 men and women whose names are engraved on the honour roll tablets on Parli

September 26th, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Constable Chelsey Robinson Park  Mr. Speaker, it is great to be back with my fellow colleagues from across Canada. Tomorrow, September 24, Parkland County in my riding of Yellowhead will be holding a grand opening ceremony for its newest park. I was extremely moved to learn that local residents voted to name th

September 23rd, 2016House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative