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Navigation Protection Act  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-368, An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (Sooke River, Jordan River, Bilston Creek and Muir Creek). Mr. Speaker, as in the previous bill I just introduced, this private member's bill would reinstate federal environmental protection f

October 6th, 2017House debate

Randall GarrisonNDP

Navigation Protection Act  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-367, An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (Colquitz River, Tod Creek and Craigflower Creek). Mr. Speaker, I am introducing this private member's bill today with a goal of restoring federal environmental protection to these waterways.

October 6th, 2017House debate

Randall GarrisonNDP

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, from Jack Layton to Jagmeet Singh, New Democrats have always stood firmly against Canada joining the U.S. ballistic missile defence system. It is an extremely expensive system, yet still unreliable, and its continued expansion risks launching a new global nuclear arm

October 6th, 2017House debate

Randall GarrisonNDP

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I am quite pleased to rise at the end of the debate today. We have heard a lot from the Liberals about process, and we have heard a lot from the Conservatives about fear of bureaucracy. For me, the debate comes down to a simple question: whose side are we on? Are we

October 5th, 2017House debate

Randall GarrisonNDP

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I listened with interest to the member for Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo, whom I both like and respect. I know she and her party like to be seen as strong advocates for small business. I would like to ask her about the impact of a universal pharmacare plan on small bus

October 5th, 2017House debate

Randall GarrisonNDP

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I listened with interest to the hon. member's comments. However, I think he is missing what to me is the basic point, which is that we have gaps in our coverage. I represent a riding that starts in an urban area and extends out to a rural area. I represent retired p

October 5th, 2017House debate

Randall GarrisonNDP

Canadian Jewish Heritage Month Act  Mr. Speaker, I, too, want to start by thanking the member for York Centre for sponsoring this bill to recognize May as Canadian Jewish heritage month. Perhaps it is a surprise to some listeners that one of the three Victoria MPs is speaking to the bill. When it comes to thinking

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Randall GarrisonNDP

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, clearly the government has not learned a thing when it comes to selling arms to human rights violators. We are now hearing reports of yet another campaign of arrests and torture directed against an LGBTQ community, this time in Azerbaijan. Has the minister expresse

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Randall GarrisonNDP

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With respect to the periods of service of the Hon. Harjit Singh Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, in the Canadian military in Afghanistan: (a) in terms of Mr. Sajjan’s written terms of employment, terms of deployment, terms of service, terms of engagement or any like conditio

September 18th, 2017House debate

Randall GarrisonNDP

Questions on the Order Paper  With regard to Canada's new Guidelines on Supporting Human Rights Defenders: (a) has Global Affairs Canada called upon Canadian representatives of the Government of China to provide legitimate evidence of the well-being and whereabouts of Tibet's Panchen Lama, Gendhun Choekyi Nyi

September 18th, 2017House debate

Randall GarrisonNDP

Questions on the Order Paper  With regard to Canada’s new Guidelines on Supporting Human Rights Defenders: (a) how has the Government implemented the Guidelines on Supporting Human Rights Defenders to promote human rights and protect human rights defenders in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), China; (b) how have

September 18th, 2017House debate

Randall GarrisonNDP

Canada Elections Act  Mr. Speaker, I must say that despite the late hour, I am really enjoying the debate at this point. We get to hear the Liberals list the past scandals of the Conservative Party and the Conservatives list the past scandals of the Liberal Party. For the New Democratic Party, it is r

June 8th, 2017House debate

Randall GarrisonNDP

Salaries Act  Madam Speaker, I look forward to your answer. I know that the member earlier talked about preferring to be at home with his dog. I have two dogs and a partner at home, and while they are very used to my being away at this time of the year, I would like to be there. I am not sur

June 8th, 2017House debate

Randall GarrisonNDP

Salaries Act  Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for that serious question about the other part of the bill. In British Columbia, I have the privilege of representing a riding that probably has the lowest unemployment in British Columbia and probably the lowest in the entire country. For m

June 8th, 2017House debate

Randall GarrisonNDP

Salaries Act  Madam Speaker, I will assure the member I said no such thing. I said that responsibilities of the ministers differ, not that those are not important topics. There is also the amount of supervision they have to do of staff and the number of programs they have to manage, but it is

June 8th, 2017House debate

Randall GarrisonNDP