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Employment  Mr. Speaker, it is obvious from the budget that the Prime Minister did not teach geography. He has no idea where the oil and gas industry in Saskatchewan is actually located. EI benefits will only be extended in Saskatoon and northern Saskatchewan, which is nowhere near the oil p

April 11th, 2016House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Employment  Mr. Speaker, road bans are on in southeast Saskatchewan. Anyone who still has a job in the oil industry is now out of work, adding to the thousands who are already permanently unemployed. EI is starting to run out. In fact, 7,800 job losses happened last month alone in Saskatchew

March 11th, 2016House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I had the pleasure of working for de Havilland in Toronto, building the Dash 7s and Dash 8s in the late 1970s, as a summer student. Unfortunately, we all know of the demise of that company. The Dash aircraft is commended for its STOL technology, which also allowed f

March 8th, 2016House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Mr. Speaker, as we all know, this has transpired extremely quickly. At one point, we saw that ISIS forces were attacking the outskirts of Baghdad and we came to their defence. By using our fighters, we have managed to slow down that progress. Our CF-18 fighters have done 1,378 s

February 23rd, 2016House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Mr. Speaker, we are having this debate in the House after the CF-18s were withdrawn. This debate was set up for hon. members to discuss how this mission should be carried out. Yet, after the motion was put forward, we find out that the bombing mission was actually stopped before

February 23rd, 2016House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Mr. Speaker, we are supposedly in a non-combat role. We are stepping back. We are putting soldiers out there and not protecting them with the forces that we have. We have to make certain that we, as a country, can send our forces and troops into a situation where they have air co

February 23rd, 2016House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Mr. Speaker, I am sharing my time with the member for Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek. I am privileged to rise in the House to speak to this motion. I come from a family that has been involved with the Canadian Forces for many years and I have a profound level of respect and gratitude

February 23rd, 2016House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, does the delay-and-study party, a.k.a. the Liberals, understand that the people of Saskatchewan are hurting? The downturn in the oil and gas industry has left thousands of Saskatchewanians out of work. I see the devastating effects every time I drive in my riding.

February 19th, 2016House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Charitable Giving  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Kelly and Jo-Ann Panteluk and their children Riley, Mary, and Elly. Last year they financed the construction of the high-tech running track for the Saskatchewan Summer Games in Estevan this July 2016. They have sponsored teams in minor softb

February 5th, 2016House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, we do have an obligation to take care of our environment for the betterment of tomorrow's Canadians, but Canadians need jobs now to feed their families and save for retirement. They do not have time to wait. The member talks about the economy and what the governme

January 28th, 2016House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, Souris—Moose Mountain is a riding in Saskatchewan where the pipeline will go. The pipeline is coming through a community called Moosomin. Moosomin is supposed to get a receipt and delivery terminal, otherwise known as a tank farm, which will accommodate 1.05 million

January 28th, 2016House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his question and the comments about infrastructure. In Estevan in my riding, there are thousands of areas and communities that have put out applications. These are out there, and they have been waiting. They were told they were being put on ho

January 26th, 2016House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I am not certain I really understood the question put by the member to me. However, I can say that there has been a national energy program that has looked at and assessed all the issues of pipelines. It has gone through all the proper steps, has done the assessments

January 26th, 2016House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, it is my great pleasure to rise for my speech in the House of Commons. I would like to thank all my constituents, the great people of Souris—Moose Mountain, for putting their faith and trust in me as their representative in this honoured institution. I have always b

January 26th, 2016House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative

Sports  Mr. Speaker, as I speak for the first time in the House, I would like to thank the great people of Souris—Moose Mountain. Own the Podium was created by our Conservative government. It supported our athletes and contributed to their success. Could the Minister of Sport assure Ca

December 11th, 2015House debate

Robert Gordon KitchenConservative