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CBC/Radio-Canada  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. We are waiting for CBC/Radio-Canada to consult with its partners to evaluate all the options. We realize that Maison de Radio-Canada is very important to Montreal and that it is a meeting place for Canadians. We will reinvest

February 19th, 2016House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

CBC/Radio-Canada  Mr. Speaker, all options were considered for the CBC/Radio-Canada tower. It is important that the Maison de Radio-Canada facilities be modern and adapted to the new media reality, with the shift to digital. We value CBC/Radio-Canada. We will reinvest in the corporation. I would r

February 19th, 2016House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Heritage Day  Mr. Speaker, today I would like to highlight Heritage Day. Heritage Day, the third Monday in February, encourages Canadian citizens to preserve and promote Canada's historic, architectural, natural, and spectacular heritage. Outside the House we can see the magnificent and exte

February 19th, 2016House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, I accept his invitation to work together because collaborating with our colleagues of all stripes is central to our government's mandate. With respect to the Translation Bureau, it is important to work with all departments to ensure quality translation and also to

February 16th, 2016House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for his question. We had a very productive meeting this morning on a number of issues that were raised in the House today. As a Franco-Albertan, I am very proud of our Canadian heritage and Canadian francophonie. The official languages are

February 16th, 2016House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Edmonton Oilers  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the Edmonton Oilers on becoming the first NHL team to take to the ice using pride tape. The pride tape campaign asks participants to use rainbow-coloured hockey tape to promote inclusiveness for LGBTQ athletes. The Edmonton Oilers and I

February 5th, 2016House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Income Tax Act  Madam Speaker, I am glad the member likes cookies, as do I, although in moderation so I can continue to fit into my suits. What is important for the debate today is to know that nine million Canadians will benefit more from a Liberal government in office making sure we are help

February 1st, 2016House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Income Tax Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my esteemed colleague for his question. Canadians across the country will see us introduce a wide variety of legislation in the House to help the less fortunate. For example, we will increase the guaranteed income supplement for seniors.

February 1st, 2016House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Income Tax Act  Madam Speaker, what we are most proud of as a government when it comes to Bill C-2 is the fact that we are giving a break to the middle class across the country and we are going to allow nine million Canadians to have more money in their pockets at the end of the day. If I may b

February 1st, 2016House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Income Tax Act  Madam Speaker, I have the honour of speaking about the tax cut for the middle class, which will help millions of Canadians. We are determined to strengthen the middle class and help it grow because a strong middle class is key to a healthy economy and gives all Canadians a real a

February 1st, 2016House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his question. Our government is extremely proud of Canada's international reputation when it comes to official bilingualism. A Liberal government put that policy in place, and a Liberal government is going to clean up the mess

January 29th, 2016House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, we are taking charge of Canada's official bilingualism. We respect the jurisdictions of each level of government in this country. The mayor and councillors of a city are the ones who decide on its bilingual status. We are going to work to encourage any city across th

January 29th, 2016House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for the question. Our government takes our country's official languages very seriously. We will certainly develop a new roadmap, which is set to begin in 2018. This summer we will enter into consultations on this process.

January 29th, 2016House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague for his comments, and I would like to recognize his long-standing service to the people of Alberta in the provincial legislature. I will refrain from tagging the hon. member for any responsibility in the previous government. He

January 28th, 2016House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I appreciate the comments of the member opposite and I honour the work that Laurie Hawn did in this great chamber. I also would also note that the former deputy prime minister and former minister of natural resources, Anne McLellan, is also from Edmonton Centre. Th

January 28th, 2016House debate

Randy BoissonnaultLiberal