Finance Mr. Speaker, it is no wonder the Liberal government is having such a difficult time in getting its budget bill passed. Everyone can see the Liberals' wasteful spending, their sneaky tax increases on those in the middle class and those too poor to join them, and their out-of-touch
June 21st, 2017House debate
Amendments to Standing Orders Mr. Speaker, I want to talk about the difference between discussions and motions. I am the chair of the status of women committee. This morning we were discussing what we are going to study next. In the middle of the discussion, which was generating a lot of ideas, the Liberals b
Amendments to Standing Orders Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons for his creative imagination. It seems to me there is such a difference between what the Liberals say and what they do. I heard that in the member's speech. The
Amendments to Standing Orders Mr. Speaker, I want to clarify one common misrepresentation, which is the government brought a discussion paper. Clearly, it brought a motion to PROC and it was going to use its majority to vote it through. When we talked about the Standing Orders in the House, I gave a speech.
Amendments to Standing Orders Mr. Speaker, I respect my colleague's years of parliamentary service and her understanding of the protocols in the House. I want to follow up on one of her statements about the omnibus bills. I agree with her that separating them out for the purpose of voting does not give us the
Main Estimates, 2017-18 Mr. Speaker, I want to correct the President of the Treasury Board on one point, and that is that there are no estimates that have to do with the Naylor report in this particular main estimates discussion. Those will come in the supplementary estimates, probably later this year.
Main Estimates, 2017-18 Mr. Speaker, Ontario has had a troubled past, especially under the Wynne Liberal government. With respect to the rollouts, we spent a lot of money on power projects and renewable energy projects that were 86¢ per kilowatt hour, compared to 4¢ for coal and 8¢ for nuclear. This d
Main Estimates, 2017-18 Mr. Speaker, what a surprise it is to be in the House tonight and to have more than three government members here at this time and to have them so passionate about the debate on estimates. As usual, I am going to try not to say the same things everyone else has brought to this d
Main Estimates, 2017-18 Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member opposite for her speech on new senators. Obviously we are here to talk about the main estimates, but there is nothing good to talk about in them and clearly the member agrees. There is no way to defend it, so it is better to talk abou
Main Estimates, 2017-18 Madam Speaker, the member talked a lot about the selection of senators and how wise they are, how qualified they are, and how they are able to bring that independent view we are looking for. I would ask why the government is rejecting all the amendments the senators are bringing.
Main Estimates, 2017-18 Madam Speaker, I want to thank my hon. colleague for his speech and for his passionate work in the House. He is advancing the cause of democracy by his common-sense approach when he comes here and calls it like it is. My benchmark is from global business. I worked for several m
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, this is just another fine example of the disrespect that Liberals have for the procedures of the House. We are supposed to talk to the motion that the NDP has brought today, yet the member has done nothing but pontificate about a totally unrelated issue, even when co
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, it seems to me the member's comments were on how things should ideally work and not how they actually did work on the last appointment. I would correct him on a few points, one of them being the consultation that is required by the procedure with members opposite. C
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, it is honourable that we want to have an open and transparent process, because that is what it needs to be for the benefit of Canadians. How can we say that what has just transpired here is open and transparent, when the heritage minister contradicted what Madame M
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister is under investigation by several of these independent officers of the House. Clearly he cannot be in charge of the replacement of those who are going to investigate him. He has recused himself, which I think was right. Now he has delegated one of