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Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, recent statistics done by the State of Colorado, in looking at its marijuana sales through its vendor agencies, show approximately $14 million in sales in January 2015 alone. However, by January 2016, one year later, in the same month, for the same period of time, it

October 24th, 2017House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Excise Tax Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in support of the bill by the member for Langley—Aldergrove. Bill C-342 would amend the excise act so that the government cannot collect GST or HST on provincial carbon pricing systems. Last year, the Prime Minister imposed a national floor pric

October 20th, 2017House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, we have been hearing from members across that having a fixed penalty for impaired driving causing death is not a deterrent. I will put this in simple terms so that maybe my hon. friends across the way can understand. I hate to make this analogy, because impaired dr

October 20th, 2017House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Parks Canada  Mr. Speaker, Alberta is getting eaten alive. Jasper Park is turning brown due to the pine beetle infestation. Now they are fed up with Parks Canada and are moving into the foothills region, from 40,000 trees last year to over 500,000 this year. Our previous Conservative governmen

October 20th, 2017House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I am asking for a couple of things. One is that the federal government step up to assist the province of Alberta, like it assisted the province of B.C. We know a lot more today than we did when the outbreak started in 1977 in B.C in the Spatsizi area of the provinc

October 19th, 2017House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, it will not take too long to answer that. There is no softwood lumber deal. You can talk, but unless you can talk the talk and walk the walk and develop a plan for the Canadian softwood lumber industry, you are not doing your job.

October 19th, 2017House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Business of Supply  Yes, I was, Madam Speaker.

October 19th, 2017House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup. I am happy to be here today to speak about the softwood lumber situation, which directly affects my riding of Yellowhead. We are one of the largest areas of Alberta. Alon

October 19th, 2017House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Madam Speaker, I cannot disagree with what the member said. Northern gateway was approved, with 230 stipulations, which I believe industry was prepared to follow suit and comply with. The aboriginal communities along the northern gateway pipeline through the central part of Briti

October 18th, 2017House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Madam Speaker, using aboriginal communities to cull herds in specific protected spaces is nothing new. I grew up in a community called Chipman, Alberta. It is about 35 miles east of Edmonton. Elk Island National Park is there. It is famous for its buffalo herd. We moved there in

October 18th, 2017House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Madam Speaker, it is very important that government invests in sustainability. I encouraged that our committee report put a special fund aside to pick up land that may be very crucial for the sustainability of maybe the animals in the area, or maybe for industry that might be aff

October 18th, 2017House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to speak to Bill C-57, an act to amend the Federal Sustainable Development Act. I had the pleasure of serving as vice-chair of the environment committee when we studied the Federal Sustainable Development Act, a study that has res

October 18th, 2017House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member for Edmonton West comes from another beautiful part of Alberta. When I was a young kid, I grew up there for a little while. He is absolutely right. Just recently I moved from the environment and sustainable development committee to the industry, sci

October 16th, 2017House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, there were a lot of questions so, if I miss any, I would ask the member to pipe in and tell me which ones I missed. First, I do not think we should be worried about going the 100 kilometres or 150 kilometres. I do not believe there should be a moratorium on shipping

October 16th, 2017House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I do not think we are talking about bitumen with respect to that spill. Let us take a look at the coastal community of Bella Bella. How does diesel fuel get to Bella Bella? It has to be brought there by boat. Bella Coola now has a road but I remember a time long ago

October 16th, 2017House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative