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Attack in Edmonton  Mr. Speaker, last week our lives were shaken by the tragic events in Edmonton and Las Vegas that injured Edmontonians and took the lives of Albertans and Canadians. My thoughts are with all of the affected families and friends. The Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and

October 4th, 2017House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Canada's Economic and Employment Development Network  Mr. Speaker, this week, the Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité du Canada, known as the RDEE, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Bilingualism defines us as a country. As a proud Franco-Albertan and former president of the Conseil de développement économique d

September 27th, 2017House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Access to Information Act  Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his leadership on the francophonie outside Quebec. As a proud Franco-Albertan, I am always happy to use French here in the House. Contrary to what the hon. member claims, for the first time in 34 years we are going to continue making th

September 26th, 2017House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Access to Information Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to acknowledge the tremendous amount of work my hon. colleague puts into the official languages file and other files that are important to his riding. With regard to the Access to Information Act, not only have we listened to Canadians and the experts

September 26th, 2017House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Access to Information Act  Madam Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to speak to Bill C-58 and the proposed amendments to Canada's Access to Information Act. To begin, it is important to note that we have thoroughly consulted many individuals to get where we are today, including Canadians at large, par

September 26th, 2017House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Export and Import Permits Act  Mr. Speaker, it is important to reiterate and outline to Canadians that Canada is the only member of the G7 and our NATO allies that is not a member of this treaty. Not only is this one of the campaign promises that the member and I ran on, but it is also an important reboot of o

September 21st, 2017House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

LGBTQ2 Community  Mr. Speaker, one year ago, the world was shocked by a deadly and hateful attack on the Pulse nightclub, a gay bar in Orlando, Florida. Canadians sought solace at vigils across the country. At the Alberta legislature on the closing day of the 2016 Pride Festival, I stood with hund

June 12th, 2017House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to speak to Bill C-45. As several of my colleagues have already noted, the current approach to cannabis is not working. It has allowed criminals and organized crime to profit while failing to keep cannabis out of the hands of Canadian youth. In many c

June 7th, 2017House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, one of the first things our government did was unmuzzle federal government scientists. We committed to making sure that we had a robust census in this country and made sure that the long-form census went out to all Canadians. As it pertains to this particular quest

June 1st, 2017House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it may be impolitic to call the member opposite's understanding of geography into question, but none of those particular projects are tied to tidewater. If we look at the Hansard, my comments make clear that the last government made zero kilometres of pipeline to tid

June 1st, 2017House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, at the time this decision was made, as a parliamentary secretary I was part of that extended executive branch of government. I fully supported the decision on Trans Mountain then, and I do so now. As a parliamentarian, I think it is very important to stand up and t

June 1st, 2017House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I will begin by thanking the hon. member for Northumberland—Peterborough South for splitting her time with me. I also want to thank the hon. member for Chilliwack—Hope for his motion on the Trans Mountain expansion project. It is one that I am happy to support. Aft

June 1st, 2017House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague opposite for supporting this project. If the National Energy Board ever approved the energy east project, would my hon. colleague be in favour of those pipelines, considering how safe they are and the fact that we could then finally ship petrole

June 1st, 2017House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Pride Month  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour today to mark the beginning of Pride Month in Canada. In June and throughout the summer, Canadians will gather in our communities to march in support of equality, inclusion, and LGBTQ2+ rights. Pride flags and trans flags will be raised from coast to

June 1st, 2017House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Tourism Industry  Mr. Speaker, as the Prime Minister's special adviser on LGBTQ issues, I know that Canada has an incredible reputation as one of the most LGBTQ-friendly countries in the world. Cities like Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Halifax, and of course Edmonton are internationally recognized

May 29th, 2017House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal