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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

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

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, I would first like to thank the member for her question and for her work on the Standing Committee on Official Languages. As the member knows, we promised to find the best person to be the official languages commissioner, and that is exactly what we did. Ms. Meilleu

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, as I already said, our two official languages are a priority for our government. Ms. Meilleur is a lawyer who has devoted a good part of her career to protecting our official languages and the vitality of our linguistic communities. She will be an important watchdog

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

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

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Housing  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak about our government's commitment to affordable housing. Last week we announced over $7 million in funding for transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence, for new seniors' units, and for renovations to exi

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Madam Speaker, I would encourage my friend from Calgary Rocky Ridge to have a look at the letters that were given to the opposition leaders, if they would share them with him. I would also encourage him to speak to his colleague from Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d'Orléans—Charlev

May 18th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal