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Sports  Mr. Speaker, after hearing today's story about how the Conservatives are mobilizing an organization that promotes violence against women, it is a bit shameful the questions they are asking today.

October 6th, 2022House debate

Pascale St-OngeLiberal

Sport  Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by acknowledging my parliamentary colleagues who have done an outstanding job with the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage and who have asked the right questions of Hockey Canada officials. We expect voting members to ensure that there will be a permanent change in leadership at Hockey Canada and to ensure that changes are made to the culture of sport and sexual abuse once and for all.

October 4th, 2022House debate

Pascale St-OngeLiberal

Sport  Mr. Speaker, the stories we hear week after week about Hockey Canada are painful to say the least. We get the impression that leadership at Hockey Canada is more interested in protecting its jobs than taking care of the safety of the public, women and its players. That is why I have suspended funding for Hockey Canada.

October 4th, 2022House debate

Pascale St-OngeLiberal

Sport  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question and for the work she does on behalf of her constituents. Our government is supporting national sport organizations so they can improve the rules of their sport, training protocols and behaviours with a view to reduce the risk of concussions.

September 28th, 2022House debate

Pascale St-OngeLiberal

Sports  Mr. Speaker, like all Canadians, I am disgusted and horrified by this situation, and I am not satisfied with the explanation from Hockey Canada yesterday. This is why we will conduct a financial audit to make sure that no public funds were used. I am looking at all the options to move forward in this case.

June 21st, 2022House debate

Pascale St-OngeLiberal

Sports  Mr. Speaker, when Hockey Canada reported one case in 2018, it told Sport Canada that the investigation had been handed over to the London police. Now that we are aware of these allegations and there has been an out-of-court settlement, I have commissioned a financial audit to ensure that no public funds were used to cover up this story.

June 21st, 2022House debate

Pascale St-OngeLiberal

Sports  Mr. Speaker, as I said recently, there will be a financial audit to ensure that no public funds were used to cover up this story. Like all Canadians and like my colleague, I am horrified by what we heard yesterday, and we are going to ensure that Hockey Canada is held accountable for what happened.

June 21st, 2022House debate

Pascale St-OngeLiberal

Sport  Mr. Speaker, let me begin by saying that, as a woman and a former athlete, I was horrified and disgusted by what I read in the media about allegations against Hockey Canada players. A financial audit of Hockey Canada's expenses and the use of public funds is under way. Regardless of the amount Hockey Canada received, we will not tolerate funds being used for purposes other than those set out in the contribution agreement between Sport Canada and Hockey Canada.

June 20th, 2022House debate

Pascale St-OngeLiberal

Sport  Mr. Speaker, I want to start by saying that I was absolutely horrified and disgusted when I read the stories in the newspapers. As a woman and an ex-athlete, I want Hockey Canada to answer all legitimate questions around its actions. A financial audit is currently under way to shed light on Hockey Canada's funding and use of public money.

June 20th, 2022House debate

Pascale St-OngeLiberal

Tourism Industry  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Lac-Saint-Louis for his question. I would also like to highlight the outstanding job he is doing for the people in his riding. Tourism accounts for $102 billion in economic activity in Canada, 1.8 million jobs and 2% of Canada's GDP. These figures demonstrate how vital the tourism industry is to Canada's economy.

June 14th, 2022House debate

Pascale St-OngeLiberal

Sport  Mr. Speaker, like all Canadians, I am disgusted and horrified by this situation. I want to make sure that no public funds were spent to cover up such actions. That is why I have ordered a financial audit to get to the bottom of this. Hockey Canada must explain why, despite these egregious actions, these players were in no way held accountable for their actions.

June 9th, 2022House debate

Pascale St-OngeLiberal

Sport  Mr. Speaker, like all Canadians, I am disgusted by this situation, and I want to make sure that no public funds were spent to cover up such actions. That is why I have ordered a financial audit to get to the bottom of this. Hockey Canada must explain why, despite the allegations of such egregious actions, these players faced no consequences and were allowed to continue on to a professional career.

June 9th, 2022House debate

Pascale St-OngeLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1  moved that Bill C-19, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022 and other measures, be read the third time and passed.

June 8th, 2022House debate

Pascale St-OngeLiberal

Regional Economic Development  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for the question and for the outstanding work she does for her constituents. Unlike some colleagues in the House, we believe that the issues that really matter to Quebeckers are having a strong economy and good jobs. That is why we are proud to help SMEs in every region of Quebec, like Chocolat Lamontagne in Sherbrooke, in order to give local entrepreneurs the means to achieve their goals.

May 12th, 2022House debate

Pascale St-OngeLiberal

Sport  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question and her excellent work in the riding of Saint-Laurent. It it is vital that we protect our athletes, and that is what the new sport integrity commissioner will do. The appointment of Sarah-Ève Pelletier is a critical step in moving toward a sport system free of harassment, abuse, discrimination and maltreatment.

April 7th, 2022House debate

Pascale St-OngeLiberal