Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act Madam Speaker, I request a recorded vote.
April 26th, 2023House debate
Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act Madam Speaker, I want to thank colleagues for participating in this debate. I am probably a bit more enthusiastic about some colleagues than others. Nevertheless, I thank them. This is close to the end of a four-year journey for us. We have introduced this bill a couple of time
April 26th, 2023House debate
Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the third report of the Standing Committee on National Defence, entitled “A Secure and Sovereign Arctic”. Prior to asking that the government respond, I want to compliment the committee on how well committee m
April 24th, 2023House debate
Taiwan Mr. Speaker, last week I had the honour of leading 10 senior parliamentarians to Taiwan. All the while, the People's Republic of China conducted its war games overhead and at sea. The Taiwanese officials, on the other hand, were effusive in their welcome. From the president and
April 20th, 2023House debate
Human Rights in Russia Mr. Speaker, the continued imprisonment of the courageous Vladimir Kara-Murza is a gross violation of his human rights and the human rights of all Russians. He spoke the truth to Putin's power, and now all Russians live in a fog of truth and lies. Vladimir Kara-Murza had the te
March 30th, 2023House debate
Telecommunications Act Mr. Speaker, the hon. member seems to be concerned about the enforcement powers in this legislation. However, without those enforcement powers, it would be kind of a useless piece of legislation. If I am sending an email to him to go over there, somehow or another, his entity m
Telecommunications Act Madam Speaker, I would be interested in the hon. member's thoughts on how we protect rights without going down the rights rabbit hole that leads to paralysis with respect to a space that is going so fast that very few of us can actually comprehend how fast it is moving.
Telecommunications Act Madam Speaker, I pretty well agree with everything the member said. However, what I am concerned about is that partisanship is a debilitating exercise around here and this is serious business. Does the member have any thoughts as to how to innoculate this bill, in particular, f
Telecommunications Act Madam Speaker, the brief answer is no. I think we will always be playing catch-up. In this case, things are moving so quickly.
Telecommunications Act Madam Speaker, that was an excellent question. I wish I had written it myself, but apparently someone, or something, else already had. Prior to question period, I was sitting with my colleague from Scarborough—Rouge Park. He wrote a speech for me, through ChatGPT, on my modern s
Telecommunications Act Madam Speaker, that is two impossible questions in a row, and I congratulate the member for them. The first was whether cyberwarfare should be declared an act of war. To my mind, an attack is an attack. If someone is running cars off the road, or interfering with pipelines or ho
Telecommunications Act Mr. Speaker, in some respects, Bill C-26 is quite complicated, but it is also quite simple. It aspires to have the risks of cybersecurity systems identified, managed and addressed so we are at much less risk because of our cyber system. In the last while, I have had the good for
Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act Madam Speaker, those are excellent questions. I wish I could wave a magic wand and give the member the absolute assurance that the government would do that, hence it is the reason for devoting part of my speech to the implementation part of the bill. The first question is on gap
Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act Madam Speaker, the hon. member points to an enormous problem that is ever growing. In fact, I would point to the weekend's newspapers talking about an issue of Mexican labourers in northern Toronto. The numbers are very difficult to come by. Whatever estimates we have are way bel
Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act Madam Speaker, I take issue with the member saying this would require companies to do nothing. This is a substantial change in practice. That is number one. Number two is that I disagree profoundly with the analysis the hon. member made. The two places where due diligence legisl