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Ray Gideon  Mr. Speaker, my friend Ray Gideon recently passed away at age 85, leaving behind his wife, Violet, his children Wayne, Terry, Nola and recently deceased Linda, 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Ray was born near Edson and spent all his life there. He trapped, and built

September 21st, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today. I am pleased to table today in the chamber my first e-petition, e-petition 1595. The petitioners believe that the current definition of “eligible residents” in the National Parks Act is outdated and limiting as it denies those

September 18th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, my second petition says that the undersigned residents of Canada draw to the attention of the House of Commons that whereas increased concern about international trafficking in human organs removed from victims without consent has not yet led to legal prohibition on

September 18th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, It is an honour to rise today to present a petition from my constituents. The petitioners believe the current Liberal government's proposed attestation requiring the applicants for the summer jobs program to hold the same views as the government would contravene the

June 18th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Edson Mosque  Mr. Speaker, I was shocked to hear that someone had tried to start a fire outside of the mosque in my hometown of Edson. The mosque is a centre in our community for a large number of Muslim residents and is utilized by those travelling through the area. I have been there and have

June 18th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, last year I stayed in Ottawa on July 1 for Canada Day celebrations. It was kind of a disappointing day because it rained really hard, and then I found a lot of the music had nothing to do with Canada's heritage or history. Anyways, we will leave that aside. What I

June 13th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Instruction to Committee on Bill C-71  Mr. Speaker, I was looking at some statistical data from early 2010, just prior to our making some changes to the firearms regulations. At that time, 92% of the police officers across Canada said that the long gun registry was no good. A survey done by a police officer out of Edm

June 4th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Instruction to Committee on Bill C-71  Mr. Speaker, every summer in my riding of Yellowhead, we have a shooting competition called Got Your Six. First responders and military personnel from across Canada participate. I am talking about ambulance drivers, police officers, firemen, and retired and current military perso

June 4th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Export and Import Permits Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for being part of our rural task force dealing with rural crime. We have had many round tables, as the member mentioned. While we were doing that, the Alberta government reacted. The NDP government reacted by putting more policemen on the r

May 31st, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Immigration  Mr. Speaker, the government must make a stronger effort in bringing Widlene Alexis Earl home to Canada so she can be with her adoptive parents, grandparents, and friends. One of my constituents, residing in my riding of Yellowhead, is the grandmother of Widlene. Her adoptive pare

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, I am going to say no. However, the member brings up a very good point. I would like to explain one aspect of what she is talking about. Let us talk about floods. In so many areas in Canada, from coast to coast to coast, governments, whether municipal, provincial, or

May 24th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, people's minds change. Given a longer time to look at it, we see where the errors and mistakes are, and so we stand up to try to correct those errors and mistakes.

May 24th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, I agree, but Canada is protected. We have a good set of rules and regulations in place. I hate to tell you, but we had fires shortly after earth developed. We had natural fires. We are going to continue to have fires. We can do everything you want to stop fires, but

May 24th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, it is great to be here this afternoon speaking to Bill C-57, an act to amend the Federal Sustainable Development Act. I last spoke in the House at length on this bill in October 2017. I am thankful for the opportunity to have served on the environment committee for a

May 24th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Department of Public Works and Government Services Act  Madam Speaker, I rise in the House to oppose Bill C-354, an act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act, use of wood. I have always been a strong supporter of using wood in the construction of public buildings. As a former mayor of Fort St. John, B.C

May 9th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative