Taxation Mr. Speaker, our Conservative government is helping families across the country by keeping more money in their pockets. Could the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development please update the House on our measures to help 100% of families with chi
June 19th, 2015House debate
Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for that question, but I am not exactly sure where he wanted me to go with it. I will only deal with the first part: What have we done to protect these people prior? Let us look at the CIC-funded organizations, which provide targeted programming
Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act Mr. Speaker, I did hear those arguments coming from our witnesses, but we had many witnesses there. I take into consideration the statements made by people such as Aruna Papp who said it is about time. She said: I commend the government for its leadership in taking a stand on
Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act Mr. Speaker, I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in this debate on Bill S-7, the zero tolerance for barbaric cultural practices act. This bill proposes to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code. The amendments p
Daniel Woodall Mr. Speaker, it is with sadness that I speak today. Yesterday, tragedy struck Edmonton, as Constable Daniel Woodall, a veteran police officer, died of the injuries he suffered in the line of duty. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Constable Woodall and his fellow Ed
June 9th, 2015House debate
Ukraine Mr. Speaker, this morning I had the honour to speak to the Ottawa-Gatineau branch of the Ukrainian National Federation on behalf of our government. The member for Ottawa Centre was also a guest speaker. It was emotional to see Canadians from all across this country working towar
May 29th, 2015House debate
Taxation Mr. Speaker, in my riding of Yellowhead, my constituents are very pleased with our government's low-tax plan for Canadians and their families. These are families whose incomes come from agriculture, forestry, mining, energy, and tourism. We cut the GST, introduced pension incom
May 11th, 2015House debate
Professional Cycling Mr. Speaker, Canada's biggest professional cycling event will be held in Alberta this year, from September 2 to 7, with riders from across the globe participating, and an anticipated 45 million TV viewers. The cycling event will start in Grande Prairie on September 2, through to
May 8th, 2015House debate
Yellowhead Mr. Speaker, I had the pleasure over the weekend to meet up with four separate groups of volunteers from my great riding of Yellowhead. These groups were from the Carrot Creek and the Peers 4-H Clubs and Edson's Holy Redeemer High School travel club and its local football club.
May 5th, 2015House debate
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, the hon. member is entitled to his opinion as to where the money should be spent with the ads we are placing. Those ads are looked at with strategic planning and action by our government and are placed in areas that we believe need to be addressed.
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, it is very important. Just last week I received a call from one of our constituents who said “I do not understand the family tax credit. What is in there for me? What is in there for my kids who are in sports?” I sat down and I explained to him where he could get tho
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I do not totally agree with the hon. member's perception of that. I am not sure what he was watching at the time that he saw that video. If he was watching it on an iPhone, it might be very difficult to see. However, if he did see it and took the initiative to go bac
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I would debate whether the event the hon. member was questioning was an ad or was it just a program that was revealing what was taking place at that point. I do not believe it was an ad that was sponsored the Canadian government.
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, yes, I believe our government is doing what is required. We need to advise people of the initiatives in our action plan, things like services to newcomers, protecting the health and safety of Canadians, which we have to let them know, priority occupations, women in t
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, it goes back to just last year when the hon. member for Pontiac showed great interest in how the government would advertise Bill C-21, the red tape reduction act. He said: I'm wondering if there has been or if there will be outreach done that explains this to the m