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Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to ask the minister questions about Bill C-81. First, I appreciate very much the minister bringing this legislation forward. I think it is a very important document and is something we worked very hard on at committee. However, what I wa

November 21st, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Madam Speaker, I do not appreciate my colleague's comments, somehow equating what happened in World War II to what is going on now with the carbon tax. It is absolutely unbelievable and one of the most incredible arguments I have ever heard in the House. My colleague talked abou

November 6th, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  You're comparing World War II to a carbon tax? You should be ashamed of yourself.

November 6th, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Madam Speaker, the minister talked a lot about safety and making sure that criminals feel better about themselves. I do not think solitary confinement is about ensuring that the worst of the worst feel better about themselves. I would like the member's opinion on what we should b

October 23rd, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Madam Speaker, the minister spoke quite a bit in her speech about the importance of safety. However, an aspect of segregation and solitary confinement is safety, the safety of not only the inmate who is the target of other inmates but the safety of inmates who may be at risk from

October 23rd, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, today the Liberals unveiled their job-killing carbon tax scheme. It is an attempt to buy votes, and Canadians are not buying. The Liberal tax grab will make everything more expensive, especially for those families that can afford it the least. This is Liberal math

October 23rd, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, I think it is clear that all parties are going to support Bill C-65. It is an important step forward. However, the communication that goes around Bill C-65 is also important when we are sending a message to Canadians that we are taking a leadership role. When it co

October 17th, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I want to reiterate the fact that the Conservatives will be voting in support of Bill C-65. We understand how important this legislation is to send a message to Canadians that we are playing a leadership role when it comes to addressing harassment and sexual harassme

October 16th, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I want to reiterate the fact that all of us in the House understand the importance of a bill like Bill C-65 and the direction it takes us to ensure as leaders in the community and elected officials that we are taking a role and sending the message that sexual assault

October 16th, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I know my colleague across the way from Winnipeg North was concerned about the personal attacks, but this goes to a large part of the essence of the bill. There seems to be a lot of “Do as I say, not as I do” from the government. What are the implications of the mess

October 16th, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I agree. When we are making legislation like this we are telling Canadians we are accepting a leadership role in trying to change how society views some of these issues. In this case it is harassment and bullying. The leadership starts with the Prime Minister of Ca

October 16th, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, as I said in my presentation, I will be supporting Bill C-65 because I believe it is an important step forward that we set the tone and show a leadership position on this issue and work with the provinces to come up with regulations and rules around sexual harassment

October 16th, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, my colleague's question really hits on one of the major themes in my presentation. Absolutely, we want to ensure any Canadian feels comfortable coming forward, whether to a colleague at work or through something more formal that we are trying to put together as part

October 16th, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I was not a member of the committee at that time so I do not know the background of that amendment, but I appreciate the member bringing it forward. I agree to some of her comments, and I do think it is the victim's right to understand as much information as possible

October 16th, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise today and speak to Bill C-65, which is an important piece of proposed legislation. I gather from all the presentations today that all of us in the House understand that this legislation is overdue. As elected officials and members of Parliame

October 16th, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative