Expungement of Certain Cannabis-related Convictions Act Mr. Speaker, this evening's debate on Bill C-415, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain cannabis-related convictions, gives me the chance I have long sought to make a clear statement in the House of Commons as to the principles that underlie my long-standing views
April 11th, 2019House debate
Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the large white elm tree that is located near the southeast corner of the Centre Block of Parliament: (a) when does Public Services and Procurement Canada plan to cut it down; (b) when does Public Services and Procurement Canada plan to begin excavation or other op
April 10th, 2019House debate
Presence in Gallery Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. In her response earlier, the hon. government House leader made reference to a piece of correspondence she had given you. I do not believe that the rest of us have seen this letter, but as you know, Mr. Speaker, and as she knows, any lette
April 9th, 2019House debate
The Budget Mr. Speaker, on the same point of order, while I appreciate that the hon. parliamentary secretary is here more or less all the time and as a consequence hears every single word that is spoken in this House, and while I am not here quite as frequently as a result of committee duty
April 2nd, 2019House debate
Bills of Exchange Act Mr. Speaker, we all know that the rules of the House do not permit us to eat in this place. I could not help but observe that during the last vote a number of people were eating in their seats, including the Minister of National Defence, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and the
March 20th, 2019House debate
An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families Mr. Speaker, for some reason, the budget document is being distributed long before the budget is supposed to be out.
March 19th, 2019House debate
Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions today. They are, however, on the same subject so I will just read the one. The petitioners want to draw our attention to international trafficking in organs taken from people without their consent and ask that we support Bill C-350 in the House
March 18th, 2019House debate
Indigenous Languages Act Madam Speaker, the road map outlined by my colleague from Nunavut is a sensible one, and I hope the government is listening.
Indigenous Languages Act Madam Speaker, very briefly, the member reflects some real concerns. I will be voting in favour of the legislation. The things that it does, it does well. However, if I found myself in a situation where I were representing a constituency where Inuktitut was the predominant langua
Indigenous Languages Act Madam Speaker, I want to thank all my colleagues who are here, and in particular, I want to thank my colleague who just spoke, the member for Cariboo—Prince George. I also want to thank my colleague from Nunavut for being here. Some of the comments I will be making today relate t
Indigenous Languages Act Mr. Speaker, my question relates to the Inuit, who are not necessarily very happy with this Liberal piece of legislation. Their concern is that it does not address the particular concerns of their language, Inuktitut. Fundamentally it does not address the fact that the Inuktitut
February 7th, 2019House debate
Elections Modernization Act Mr. Speaker, on a point of order. We are down to the very last moments of the member's speech. This is his last chance in this House for the next decade to get back on topic under discussion.
December 13th, 2018House debate
Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, the hon. member made more of a comment than a question. I will take the advantage of developing the theme he expressed as follows. There are widely spoken indigenous languages in Canada: Cree, Oji-Cree, Inuktitut and several others, the “big six” that have over 10,0
Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I could respond by just saying, yes, but I will make a point. There is not enough time for me to ask him a question about the status of languages, whether they are endangered or robust. I am unfamiliar with the details in his riding with regard to those languages. A
Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Portage—Lisgar for generously giving me half her time and the opportunity to speak on this subject. I was a member of the procedure and House affairs committee that dealt with this issue. I have some prepared remarks, but I am going to depar