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Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I would like to congratulate my colleague on an excellent speech and on his election. The government promised Canadians that it would run a deficit of only $10 billion, but current promises are already adding up to way more than that. The government says that it i

January 27th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, creating jobs in the green and clean-tech industries is a multi-year initiative. It will not immediately replace all of the hundreds of thousands of jobs that have been lost in Alberta, nor the jobs that will be lost in the future from the implementation of carbon

January 27th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate the hon. member who is my neighbour. I am right next door in Sarnia—Lambton. Seniors are a priority for me and it was not mentioned at all in the throne speech. That is especially troubling because the bad economic policies of the gover

January 27th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I congratulate the hon. member on his election. The Liberal government has talked about real change, but so far we are not seeing many detailed plans that match the timelines in the campaign promises. My question for the member is, can he tell us which plans and

January 27th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I wish to congratulate the hon. member on his speech and on his election. The member mentioned the importance to Canada of small businesses, and I heartily agree. My question for the member is this. Does he not think that carbon pricing increases and increases in t

January 27th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, we hear a lot of talk from the current Liberal government about openness and transparency and about how infrastructure will be the answer to all of the economic woes of the west. I am interested in hearing from the member if he has seen a detailed plan for his area t

January 27th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, the second petition is based on Falun Gong, which is a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline. The petitioners are calling for the Government of Canada to pass a resolution to stop the Chinese communist party's crime of systematically murdering Falun Gong practiti

January 27th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today. The first petition is about a national anti-poverty plan brought forward by my constituents. It calls on the Government of Canada to work with the provinces and territories to implement an anti-poverty plan based on human right

January 27th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, obviously we cannot change the past. In the go-forward position, all we can do is the right thing. Once we have committed to a contract, it is hard to break it without breach of contract. That being said, some kind of punitive action is needed in these situations, be

January 25th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, obviously I also am extremely concerned about the high price of gas, considering that oil prices are in the toilet. When it comes to the things that go into gas pricing we know about provincial and other taxes. Above and beyond that it is the companies that set the p

January 25th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, obviously, I am not pleased to see energy not mentioned in the throne speech. It is an extremely important part of our GDP. When it comes to pipelines, I referred in my speech to Patricia Mohr who is the global hydrocarbon strategist for Scotiabank. If we look at our

January 25th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to wish you and everyone here a happy new year. Today, I would like to talk about the throne speech. It was not very long and the text was so concise in many areas that I would have liked to have the government provide more details. I will read the pass

January 25th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate my fellow member on her first speech. In both of the last speeches I have heard about housing needs. It is true that there are needs in members' ridings. Also in my small riding of Sarnia—Lambton we have a need for shelter improvements, house

January 25th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, that is a very good point the hon. member makes. When it comes to stopping one sort of activity, which is what the Liberals are doing by taking a decision to stop military activity to focus on other things, that is a withdrawal of services.

December 10th, 2015House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I am proud of all of the efforts of all of the people who are working so hard in every area, in the humanitarian aid, in providing training. They are all excellent, but it is just not enough. My concern is that we need to do everything we possibly can. The rest of

December 10th, 2015House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative