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Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, my colleague talked about unintended consequences. I am interested to hear his comments on Canadians who go to the U.S. I bring that up because one of my constituents, a good friend of mine, went to Las Vegas. I know he does not have anything to do with drugs or ma

November 9th, 2017House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, the hon. member brought up a number of points. He talked about the money being put forward for education. That money, as I stated in my speech, is not there today. It is not there for the education of young people. This legislation would allow 12-year-old children

November 9th, 2017House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, it is true. As the member said, we have spent many years trying to hurt the owners of small convenience stores for selling tobacco and have buried their product behind their counters. That hurts them in two ways. First, they are being attacked by the current govern

November 9th, 2017House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, I am glad to have a chance to speak to Bill C-45 regarding the legalization of cannabis across Canada. I would like to recognize the work of my colleague, the member for Sarnia—Lambton, and thank her for her tireless efforts in ensuring all aspects of this matter a

November 9th, 2017House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Battle of Passchendaele  Mr. Speaker, tomorrow we will recognize the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele, a defining battle in Canadian war history. The Battle of Passchendaele is remembered as one of the worst horrors of the First World War. The conditions for our soldiers were deplorable

November 9th, 2017House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I have had a number of conversations with my hon. colleague over the last two years, which I appreciate. I have always found her very open in her conversation. To answer her question, the Liberals cannot on the one hand take credit for the economy and jobs and on th

November 7th, 2017House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I did have a quick chance to think about the member's question. First, I am not in government. The member is in government. Second, when we talk about what we can do, it gives me the opportunity to talk about what is happening in my riding. In my home town of Este

November 7th, 2017House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have a chance today to discuss the latest iteration of the Liberals' budget implementation legislation, Bill C-63. When the Liberals were running their election campaign back in 2015, they made a number of promises to Canadians. One of those promises

November 7th, 2017House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Special Olympics Saskatchewan  Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to highlight an outstanding constituent who has done some great work in my riding, Hayley Wall. Hayley is running a new program for children and youth in Weyburn through Special Olympics Saskatchewan. The active start program i

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Salaries Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my esteemed colleague from Louis-Saint-Laurent for his great conversation and his participation in this. As my colleague knows, I come from a rural riding in the southeast corner of Saskatchewan. Unfortunately, some in the Liberal government believe

October 26th, 2017House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, the hon. member for Mount Royal mentioned $161 million being given out to train these police officers. If we do the simple math, $20,000 per officer basically amounts to 8,050 officers. The police force of Toronto alone has 5,400 officers. How does the member see

October 24th, 2017House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, the member talked a lot about drunk drivers and not a lot about marijuana and its effects on drivers. What my hon. colleague does not know is that I was the victim of a hit and run by a drugged and drunk driver when I was 16 years of age. I was left for dead by that

October 20th, 2017House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the Minister of Finance stood in the House and claimed that an early administrative error was the reason he failed to disclose his offshore corporation to the Ethics Commissioner. Could the minister confirm that if any Canadian fails to disclose foreign co

October 20th, 2017House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, yesterday TransCanada announced the cancellation of the energy east pipeline. To the dismay of my constituents in Mooseman, Saskatchewan, energy east was expected to create thousands of jobs, many of which would have been in Mooseman. Now, due to the Prime Minister

October 6th, 2017House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Natural Resources  No it doesn't. Get a map.

October 6th, 2017House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative