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Oceans Act  Madam Speaker, I believe what the Liberal government is attempting to accomplish is to follow up on taking action today and establishing protected areas for Canada's future. This is a report done by the environment and sustainable development committee. CPAWS appeared before the

April 25th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Oceans Act  Madam Speaker, it is good to rise today and speak to Bill C-55, even though our time is going to be limited because of the actions of the Liberal government. I have been here four other times trying to get this conversation going, and I will try to get it done today. I rise in t

April 25th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Mount Everest Climb  Mr. Speaker, I want to talk about a very determined young lady from Edson, Alberta, Ciera Knight, a 24-year-old. On November 11, 2011, two weeks before she was to compete in a tae kwon do competition, and hopefully for a position on Canada's Olympic team, tragedy struck: a car

April 17th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to expenditures related to the preparation and presentation of Budget 2018: what are the details of all expenditures, including (i) date, (ii) vendor, (iii) amount, (iv) description of goods or services, (v) contract date and duration, (vi) number?

April 16th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Federal Framework on Distracted Driving Act  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today on Bill C-373. It is a great bill. It brings a lot of information, but as the last speaker said, it has some problems. I am going to address those a little later. Last month I got up here and spoke to Motion No. 148, which established

March 20th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Prime Minister's Trip to India  Mr. Speaker, in 1986, I was one of the first officers on the scene of the shooting of Indian minister Sidhu. I helped him and his wife into the ambulance. It is a day I will never forget. Jaspal Atwal was convicted of attempted murder in that shooting. The victims of terrorism h

February 28th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Historic Sites and Monuments Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to speak in support of Bill C-374, which seeks to update and amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act. Specifically, it is a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's call to action 79, which calls on the governm

February 26th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, we have heard from two ministers and the secretary of state to the minister about the Trans Mountain expansion being good for Canada and that it is in Canada's interests. However, if we look at the recent past, the Liberals rejected the northern gateway pipeline proj

February 12th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

National Impaired Driving Prevention Week  Mr. Speaker, I would like to compliment my colleague across the aisle for a very heart-wrenching speech, one that came from his heart and involved a lot of people. He was correct when he said that every time there is an accident when someone is killed by an impaired driver, this

February 2nd, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Veterans Affairs  Mr. Speaker, last night at a town hall meeting in Edmonton, the Prime Minister said his government is fighting some Canadian veterans in court because they are asking for more money than the federal government can afford. Our veterans put their lives on the line to give Canadian

February 2nd, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Canada Elections Act  Mr. Speaker, it was the cash-for-access events that resulted in the Ethics Commissioner and the Lobbying Commissioner's launch of an investigation into the Liberals. Is the only reason Bill C-50 is before us today is because the Liberals were caught breaking those rules?

February 2nd, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act  Mr. Speaker, the member mentioned the fact that on three occasions we were approached to look at bringing Phoenix in, and we realized there were mistakes. Still, the same number of people were there. The Liberals said that because so many people were missing, they had to go ahead

February 1st, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Grande Cache  Mr. Speaker, in the late 1960s, the town of Grande Cache was created and envisioned as a model mining town as people moved in to work at the Grande Cache Coal mine. However, on Christmas Eve of 2015, the mine was closed, putting the last of its 650 miners out of work. Since then,

January 30th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, does my hon. colleague feel we should be moving beyond just Bill C-65, looking at the big picture of what is happening in Canada, and why people are moving in this way? We have had harassment policies in the civil service since the seventies, yet it still seems to

January 29th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, the member mentioned that he was concerned about overlapping jurisdiction and rules. I have been involved in the government since 1968. I did not want to go back that far, but that is when I first started. We have had study sessions on these matters starting in the

January 29th, 2018House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative