Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I do not believe the business community in my community or across Canada has confidence in the Liberal government, its proposals, and the drastic tax changes that have been done or are being proposed without proper consultation. I was also shocked when the finance m
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Fleetwood—Port Kells for his kind compliment, and I return that. I think highly of him. He has worked hard. I have heard good reports about his constituency office work and his helping his constituents, so I congratulate him on that. O
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, it is a true honour to be in the House today to speak on this very important issue. I thank my colleague who just spoke for his tenacity in standing up for Canadians. It is a real honour to be part of the Conservative Party of Canada with its legacy of standing up fo
Human Resources committee I'm sorry, but I'm running out of time, and I have a quick question for Ms. Mackenzie. You wrote a recent report on home care. We do not have enough people trained in home care. We do not have enough nurse practitioners. We have a lot of people trained in pediatrics but not geri
Human Resources committee Thank you, Chair, and thank you to the witnesses for being here. I appreciate the testimony. It's very informative. As has been pointed out, we have an aging population. At this present time, I believe it's one in six Canadians is a senior. In 12 and a half to 13 years, it will
Human Resources committee Sorry for interrupting, but we need to have people, experts in Canada, come together. Would you agree that we start the process of building this national seniors strategy and have a minister or a person, in every province and territory, at all levels of government, including the
Justice committee Chair, I don't think the point is not supporting consistency in the Criminal Code of Canada. We support that totally. This is an opportunity to point out that the consistency is supported. The mandatory minimums that are listed here, we feel, are grossly inadequate.
Justice committee It is self-explanatory and so moved.
Justice committee Having just passed LIB-5.1 dealing with impaired driving causing bodily harm mandatory minimums, I would suggest that amendment CPC-11 would harmonize very nicely with that in dealing with impaired driving causing death. I would therefore move that.
Justice committee I'm thankful that there's recognition of the importance of mandatory minimums and their effect. My concern and opposition to this amending motion is that it doesn't properly represent what I think Canadians believe are appropriate sentencing minimums. For the first offence of i
Justice committee Thank you, Mr. Chair. CPC-10 would amend proposed section 320.2 by introducing a mandatory minimum for repeat impaired drivers, and also, again, for refusing to blow, for those who have caused bodily harm. Before, it was just the offence; now it's the causing bodily harm part of
Justice committee I'd like to thank the chair for the endorsement of this, and I hope everyone will follow his example.
Justice committee As has been pointed out, we'll be moving to amend 320.19. It's mandatory minimum sentences for repeat impaired drivers and failure to blow. (Amendment negatived on division [See Minutes of Proceedings])
Justice committee It's changing the name of the offence from “impaired driving causing death” to “vehicular homicide”. So moved. (Amendment negatived on division [See Minutes of Proceedings])
Justice committee I will move it, and I don't think it's necessary to speak to it.