Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, my colleague should avoid going overboard on the partisanship. Our government has done a lot for seniors. We hear all across the country that seniors are happy after being ignored for years during the Harper government. They are happy to have a government that listen
Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, first, I want to set the record straight. My colleague said that our government promised it would not introduce omnibus bills like the ones introduced by the Harper government. The truth is that we kept this promise. This bill only contains measures associated with
Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, it goes without saying that our hearts and thoughts go out to the families of GM workers. We are working very hard with the union to protect jobs. The automotive sector is extremely important to Canada, of course, which is why we have not only invested heavily in the
Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for the excellent work he does in his riding, in Winnipeg, and more generally in Manitoba and across the country. Poverty is certainly an area of concern for our government. As I just mentioned, 825,000 people have been lifted out
Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, since my colleague mentioned the time allocation motion, I would like to remind him about everything our government has done in the context of this bill. Over a period of five days, we had 13 hours of debate in the House at second reading and report stage. Over 46 M
Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I think my colleague's mouth was moving faster than his brain, and I would like him to apologize. He said that only white supremacists would support our bill, and that was totally inappropriate. We have zero tolerance for any form of discrimination against any Canad
Official Languages Mr. Speaker, today in Ottawa, 500 people gathered to celebrate 50 years of official languages and to strengthen our act. It was an opportunity for me to make a big announcement about a new online tool for learning French and English. Developed by CBC/Radio-Canada, this new tool i
May 28th, 2019House debate
Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, these are the lives of Canadians that we are talking about. We should not be playing politics about this. We strongly condemn the arbitrary arrests of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, and we continue to call for their immediate release. The minister is in close co
May 16th, 2019House debate
Official Languages Mr. Speaker, being a bilingual country is who we are and what we believe in. The reality is that while the Conservatives are cutting services to French immersion and also francophones, we are investing. There is a French teacher shortage in this country. We just reinvested $62 mi
May 15th, 2019House debate
Tourism Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Kitchener South—Hespeler for his important question and hard work. Last year, Ontario welcomed almost 10 million international visitors, contributing $7 billion to the economy. The Conservatives made it clear that 700,000 hard-working Ont
May 8th, 2019House debate
Official Languages Mr. Speaker, we have nothing to learn from the Conservatives about protecting language rights, as we recently saw with what is happening in Ontario with respect to the French fact. It is important to know that our government wants to strengthen the Official Languages Act because
May 3rd, 2019House debate
Indigenous Languages Act moved that Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages, be read the third time and passed.
May 2nd, 2019House debate
Official Languages committee Thank you. It was nice to see you.
Official Languages committee Ultimately, I think that the modernization is important.
Official Languages committee Mr. Clarke, you've expressed the need for leadership. Do you think that you're showing leadership with regard to your colleagues?