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House debate  Mr. Chair, the minister says that the government has satisfied its disclosure obligations in the Vice-Admiral Mark Norman case. It turned over 8,000 documents, but 144,000 documents were identified. Does the minister believe that 5% is an adequate rate of return?

May 14th, 2019House debate

Michael BarrettConservative

House debate  Mr. Chair, on various occasions, both the minister and the Prime Minister cited a desire to protect SNC-Lavalin jobs in Canada as the motivating factor as to why they unethically, and possibly illegally, interfered in a criminal trial. However, no less of an authority than the c

May 14th, 2019House debate

Michael BarrettConservative

House debate  I am just wondering, Mr. Chair, is the floor mine or am I sharing it with my colleagues across the way? Who misled the minister to think that jobs were at risk and that it was appropriate for the government to put its finger on the scales of justice?

May 14th, 2019House debate

Michael BarrettConservative

House debate  Mr. Chair, I see one of the hon. members for P.E.I. is over there and he has a lot to say, so maybe he can help the minister with this. Gregory Cann was appointed as a judge in Prince Edward Island. His wife has been a Liberal donor, perhaps to that member, and was on the judici

May 14th, 2019House debate

Michael BarrettConservative

House debate  Mr. Chair, did the member for Malpeque speak to the minister about that appointment?

May 14th, 2019House debate

Michael BarrettConservative

House debate  Mr. Chair, in a matter related to SNC-Lavalin, the Federal Court ruled that the independence of the Attorney General was essential and fundamental to our criminal justice system. Retired Justice Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond did appear at the justice committee. She also said that she

May 14th, 2019House debate

Michael BarrettConservative

House debate  Mr. Chair, could the minister tell us how much has been allocated for the investigation of the leaks relating to Justice Joyal's consideration for appointment to the bench?

May 14th, 2019House debate

Michael BarrettConservative

House debate  Mr. Chair, does the minister think it is appropriate to vet the selection of the next judge through a Liberal fundraising or supporter database?

May 14th, 2019House debate

Michael BarrettConservative

House debate  Mr. Chair, I understand the minister is partial to oral briefings. Did he receive any oral briefings on which potential justices were Liberal donors?

May 14th, 2019House debate

Michael BarrettConservative

House debate  Mr. Chair, has the minister or any current or past member of his staff been contacted by the RCMP with regard to the SNC-Lavalin matter?

May 14th, 2019House debate

Michael BarrettConservative

House debate  Mr. Chair, does the minister know of anyone in government, the PMO, PCO or any ministerial or members' offices who have been contacted by the RCMP as it relates to the SNC-Lavalin scandal?

May 14th, 2019House debate

Michael BarrettConservative

House debate  Mr. Chair, based on the wide-ranging implications of the Liberals' scandals, that question may be appropriate, but I will move on. In the former attorney general's briefing note provided to the justice committee, she said, “I did make another decision at this time — that I woul

May 14th, 2019House debate

Michael BarrettConservative

Canada–Madagascar Tax Convention Implementation Act, 2018  Mr. Speaker, it is important for everyone to pay their fair share. Although the government campaigned on a promise to do things differently, it turned around and cut millions of dollars in cheques to billionaires. That is not the right thing to do. The Liberals have not done the

May 14th, 2019House debate

Michael BarrettConservative

Canada–Madagascar Tax Convention Implementation Act, 2018  Mr. Speaker, there is so much there to talk about. As the Leader of the Opposition has said, we will release our environmental plan before the end of June as part of his announcements on his vision and our vision for Canada. Our environmental plan will be just that, a plan to

May 14th, 2019House debate

Michael BarrettConservative

Canada–Madagascar Tax Convention Implementation Act, 2018  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak about Bill S-6, an act to implement the Convention between Canada and the Republic of Madagascar for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. There seem to be good meas

May 14th, 2019House debate

Michael BarrettConservative