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Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  Mr. Speaker, as I said, our government has invested over $1.9 billion in arts and culture, the largest investment a federal government has made in this area in 30 years. What is more, we are the only country in the G7 to have invested so much. We are very aware of the fact that

June 12th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, our government promised Canadians a rigorous, open, and merit-based process for public appointments, and we are keeping that commitment. At no point in this process were Madame Meilleur's qualifications questioned. She has been a fierce advocate of the official langu

June 8th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, we promised Canadians a new, open, rigorous, and merit-based process, and that is what we gave them. Madam Meilleur proved that she was qualified for the job at every step of the process. She dedicated a major part of her career to defending the interests of officia

June 8th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, our two official languages are at the heart of who we are as Canadians and they are a priority for our government. The experience, the expertise, and the integrity of Ms. Meilleur has been recognized by many both in the House and in the official languages community a

June 6th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, we are committed to finding the most qualified candidates for each position. We also believe that taking part in public life should not exclude one from serving Canadians in a new capacity. Once again, it is the qualifications that matter. In fact, we appointed Kim

June 6th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, we recognize the importance of having an official languages commissioner and we are committed to finding the best possible candidate for that position. After a lengthy, open, and merit-based process, Ms. Meilleur stood out as the most qualified candidate for this po

June 6th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, we promised to find the best person to be the official languages commissioner, and that is exactly what we did. After a rigorous, open, and merit-based process, which included 72 candidates, a selection committee, multiple rounds of interviews, and testing, Ms. Meil

June 6th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, we are committed to finding the most qualified candidate for each position. We believe that taking part in public life should not exclude someone from serving Canadians in a new capacity. It is the qualifications that matter. In fact, as the hon. member knows, we a

June 6th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, our two official languages are at the heart of who we are as Canadians, and is a priority for our government. Ms. Meilleur has been a fierce advocate for official languages over the course of her career and has sought to protect the vitality of our official languages

June 6th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Actually, Mr. Speaker, those were not the same lines, but these are. There was a long, open process based on merit, and Ms. Meilleur clearly demonstrated that she will fulfill the duties with all of the experience and impartiality required. A selection committee composed of a ma

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, as I said, we committed to finding the best person for the job of official languages commissioner, and that is what we did. After a rigorous, open, and merit-based process, which included 72 candidates, a selection committee, multiple rounds of interviews, and testin

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, we are committed to finding the most qualified candidates for each position. We also believe that taking part in public life should not exclude anyone from serving Canadians in a new capacity. Once again, it is the qualifications that matter. In fact, we appointed Ki

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, after a long, open process based on merit, Ms. Meilleur clearly demonstrated that she will fulfill her duties with all of the experience and impartiality required. As already mentioned, we take the appointment process for the Commissioner of Official Languages very

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, Commissioner of Official Languages is an important position, and we are committed to finding the best possible candidate for the position. To respond to my colleague's allegations, I want to make it clear that at no time was the official languages commissioner job d

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, as the member knows well, committees of the House are independent and are masters of their own affairs. Our government believes in the importance of the office of the official languages commissioner and in the protection and promotion of our two official languages. A

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal