Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Central Nova. It is a pleasure to participate in the debate today on the government's infrastructure investments and the Canada infrastructure bank. We know that efficient public transit helps Canadians get to and fr
May 11th, 2017House debate
Vijay Bhatia Mr. Speaker, it is with an extremely heavy heart that I rise and pay tribute to the life of Mr. Vijay Bhatia, a taxi driver who was tragically murdered on the weekend in London, Ontario. Mr. Bhatia was the victim of a horrendous and senseless crime when he was pulled from his cab
May 4th, 2017House debate
Young Leaders of London Mr. Speaker, today, I want to recognize London's young leaders. As the member for London North Centre, I have the honour of talking to some of the brightest young people in Canada, for example, those who sit on my youth council. They are talented, dedicated, and engaged. I met w
March 6th, 2017House debate
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, my community of London, Ontario, is home to one of the largest Yazidi populations in Canada. Every member of the House agrees that helping the world's most vulnerable is a proud Canadian tradition. Yazidi women, children, and other survivors of Daesh will be arrivi
February 22nd, 2017House debate
Canadian Armed Forces Reserves Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to pay tribute to the reservists of the Canadian Armed Forces. These groups of dedicated individuals play an integral role in support of the regular force, both in international and domestic operations. I would like to especially highlight the 1st H
February 2nd, 2017House debate
U.S. Decision Regarding Travel Ban Mr. Speaker, there are over 60 million displaced people in the world today. The NDP has called for more refugees to be admitted into Canada. What is the number the NDP wants to bring into Canada?
U.S. Decision Regarding Travel Ban Madam Speaker, I listened with interest to the hon. member. Apparently the Conservative Party has a new-found faith and interest in accepting refugees and immigrants from across the world. With that in mind, I wonder if the hon. member would agree—
U.S. Decision Regarding Travel Ban Madam Speaker, I wonder, with this new-found interest that the Conservative Party has in accepting refugees and immigrants, if the hon. member agrees with his colleague from Simcoe—Grey that immigrants ought to undertake a values-based test to enter the country.
U.S. Decision Regarding Travel Ban Mr. Speaker, my question is regarding the safe third country agreement. How exactly would the NDP go about suspending it?
Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of putting forward petition E-288 today, a petition calling for the Government of Canada to put forward a standard type 1 diabetes care policy in all schools across the country based on the recommendations of a number of diabetes research advocacy o
December 6th, 2016House debate
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, my colleague is a spirited orator. There is no question about that. However, he would do well to pay more attention to historical fact. There was a prime minister named John Diefenbaker. I take it my colleagues have heard of him. He was a Conservative. He refused U.
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, we have heard a lot about history, and I will touch on that in a moment. It is well-known that in his recent visit the Prime Minister raised human rights concerns. The member opposite has a great deal of concern about human rights problems that exist in Cuba. We are
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, my colleague spoke about the importance of not politicizing foreign policy. I wonder if he could continue that thought. I think it is tremendously important. Canadians expect us as a government, and any government, not to politicize foreign policy. I wonder if the me
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, no one on this side of the House is denying that there are serious human rights issues in Cuba. That is why our Prime Minister raised this in meetings. We can do that when we engage. I want to ask my hon. friend, if he is so offended with what is going on in Cuba,
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I was quite intrigued by my hon. colleague's speech. I would like to put a question back to him. If we are looking at administrations that have reached out to the Cuban regime and have had a very positive relationship, the Mulroney administration stands out. Under