Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I listened intently to the member. What he said actually sounded quite nice. However, in reality, taxes are increasing on Canadians. The rich, as he said, are not paying their fair share. The fact is Canadians are being overtaxed by the government. My particular co
Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present two petitions. The first highlights the issue of physician assisted dying. Petitioners are calling on Parliament to create legislation that would make it a criminal offence to force any person, against their will, to participate in assisted s
Petitions The second petition highlights Families for Justice. It is a group of Canadians who have had a loved one killed by an impaired driver. They believe that Canada's impaired driving laws are much too lenient. They want the crime called what it truly is: vehicular homicide. It is the
Canada Pension Plan Madam Speaker, I listened intently to and want to thank the member for his work as the chair of our human resources committee. He is a compassionate person, and I appreciate his bringing up the issue of seniors. It is interesting that he talked about the YMCA. In the Vancouver S
Taxation Mr. Speaker, winter is here and the Liberal government is leaving Canadian seniors out in the cold with that mandatory carbon tax. A carbon tax will increase the price of everything: housing, hydro bills, gas bills, food bills, clothing, transportation, and the list goes on and
Brenda Alberts Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to commemorate a long-time Fort Langley resident, businesswoman, champion of local artists, and super volunteer, the late Brenda Alberts. We lost Brenda far too soon last summer at the age of only 66. She was kind, dynamic, and passionate about her co
Human Resources committee Thank you. Today, coming to 1 Wellington was particularly a challenge. I have a mobility disability and the buses weren't available. If we can stay in 228, I think it works, or in Centre Block, because there are limited buses coming here. We came here so we could be on camera,
Human Resources committee I just have a quick comment that we really need to seriously look at training in geriatrics and in palliative care for our aging population, so that people can age in place. There are huge job opportunities in the future.
Human Resources committee Thank you, Chair. To the witnesses, this is a very interesting morning, and thank you for your testimony. My focus is on seniors, and the unique needs that they are faced with, and the surprising disabilities they did not have previously, but now have. Maybe it's the loss of a
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Holodomor Mr. Speaker, there are 1.3 million Canadians of Ukrainian descent, and I am honoured to be one of them. I encourage everyone to stand with Ukrainians to remember another horrific genocide of the last century, known as Holodomor. On November 26, we remember millions of Ukrainian
Human Resources committee Okay. Thank you.
Human Resources committee There are no easy answers. Our decisions as individuals and also as communities will affect others and the employment opportunities. In my community of Langley, Kwantlen First Nation, Marilyn Gabriel, has a very entrepreneurial spirit. Lelem is a wonderful restaurant in Fort L
Human Resources committee —I'll treat you to coffee there sometime. Do I have another minute or so?
Human Resources committee CFIB, thank you for what you've shared. My focus is on seniors issues. I think we're missing out on huge opportunities for geriatrics and taking care of our aging population. Because I don't have any more time, I'll just leave it at that. We need to train our young people to take
Human Resources committee Danielle, thank you for your testimony. Poverty is in many different communities and many different age groups. I thank you for your work and your focus. Congratulations on the advancement of your career and your education. It's very exciting to see how you're moving forward. In