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Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, the federal government launched the national shipbuilding strategy 10 years ago to replace its outdated icebreakers, but it left the Davie shipyard out completely. Now, 10 years later, it has realized its mistake. The icebreakers are only fit for the scrap heap. Aft

October 7th, 2020House debate

Julie VignolaBloc

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her speech. I found it deplorable to hear her cast blame on already maligned systems that are making do with what they have. There was some misinformation about the actions taken. It is not true that Quebec waited for the military's report

October 6th, 2020House debate

Julie VignolaBloc

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I will repeat that according to my colleague, the Prime Minister said that he remained unapologetic for doing everything for our seniors. However, did they really do everything? There is an annual $23-billion shortfall in health transfers that Quebec and the provin

October 6th, 2020House debate

Julie VignolaBloc

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate my colleague on her brilliant speech. I would like to hear her thoughts on how the Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government just replied to her, claiming that the opposition parties are continually opposing and blocking th

October 6th, 2020House debate

Julie VignolaBloc

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague from Nanaimo—Ladysmith for his wonderful speech. I agree with him on many points, and I have a specific question for him. A number of the points he raised fall under Quebec's and Canadian provinces' jurisdictions. Health transfers are of parti

October 6th, 2020House debate

Julie VignolaBloc

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, the assistance programs are designed in such a way that farmers practically have to be on the brink of bankruptcy before they can apply. Does my colleague have any suggestions for improving these programs and ensuring that farmers both young and old can benefit from

October 5th, 2020House debate

Julie VignolaBloc

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, my colleague's speech accurately described the realities that we have been seeing first-hand for over six months now. At the beginning of her speech, she talked about seniors and how they have been treated. The government literally created two classes of seniors by

October 5th, 2020House debate

Julie VignolaBloc

Proceedings on the bill entitled An Act relating to economic recovery in response to COVID-19  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. People with disabilities are, indeed, too often forgotten. We can help them, and temporary measures may not be enough. We will have to take time to think and dig into these questions so that we can meet these people's needs,

September 29th, 2020House debate

Julie VignolaBloc

Proceedings on the bill entitled An Act relating to economic recovery in response to COVID-19  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. Was it a bad idea to prorogue Parliament during a crisis like the one we are experiencing? Indeed, it was. It was a bad idea not only for our farmers, who need our support, but also for the public and for democracy as a whole

September 29th, 2020House debate

Julie VignolaBloc

Proceedings on the bill entitled An Act relating to economic recovery in response to COVID-19  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. Earlier, I was saying that the prorogation was a bad idea for democracy. Closure is also a bad idea for democracy. This is not about going on and on about a bill for 25, 30 or 40 weeks. It is simply a matter of making propo

September 29th, 2020House debate

Julie VignolaBloc

Proceedings on the bill entitled An Act relating to economic recovery in response to COVID-19  Madam Speaker, for the past several months, we have been living through an unprecedented crisis, the likes of which we have never seen at any time in our history. In the throne speech, the government announced the implementation of three new benefits to replace the Canada emerge

September 29th, 2020House debate

Julie VignolaBloc

Government Business No. 1  Madam Speaker, the part of my colleague's speech that caught my attention was the part on child care. I had my daughter in 1999, when I was a student, and child care cost $20 a day. As a student, I can assure you that in 1999 that was a lot a of money. I very much welcomed the cr

September 28th, 2020House debate

Julie VignolaBloc

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech. I really like taking preventive action. I am happy to learn that the new agreement includes measures dealing with the environment. However, I have to wonder whether the agreement provides for consequences if Mexico, Canada or t

March 10th, 2020House debate

Julie VignolaBloc

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, today is the fourth anniversary of Phoenix, the black hole that has swallowed up three-quarters of federal public servants at one time or another. Some are not being paid, while others are being forced to repay tens of thousands of dollars they received, and they are

February 27th, 2020House debate

Julie VignolaBloc

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, I understand that the minister wants to be reassuring, and yet, nearly 4,000 RCMP employees are still being forced into the black hole that is Phoenix. They are told that all the tests are conclusive and that Phoenix is working perfectly. Tell that to the 100,000 p

February 27th, 2020House debate

Julie VignolaBloc