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Democratic Institutions  Mr. Speaker, here we go again: another attack on unions. Why are the Conservatives so afraid of middle-class workers? Let us remember this. Under the Harper regime, Conservatives waged a war on workers' rights. They made it more difficult for workers to organize freely, more dif

June 11th, 2019House debate

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, the fact is, we have contributed to our culture in record amounts. Examples that come to mind are Telefilm, the Canada Media Fund, the CBC and our export program. I will stop there but I could go on and on. We have made historic investments. I would like to highligh

June 10th, 2019House debate

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, my colleague knows full well that we have been working on this file for quite some time. We set up a panel of experts that is currently reviewing this issue and will be submitting recommendations, which will enable us to legislate quickly based on a set of principles

June 10th, 2019House debate

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Customs Tariff  moved that Bill C-101, An Act to amend the Customs Tariff and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

June 6th, 2019House debate

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, my colleague is in fine form today. As I said earlier, he should be saying those things to the Conservatives, who were in power for 10 years and did absolutely nothing. Since taking office, we have created a committee that is in the process of analyzing all of this

June 5th, 2019House debate

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, once again, the question should be asked of the Conservatives. For 10 full years, they did nothing. On our side, we work. We put in place a panel that will give recommendations, and we will change the law, a law that predates the Internet. While they did nothing, we

June 5th, 2019House debate

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, our thoughts are with the employees and their families. The loss of even just one job is a tragedy, particularly when it affects the culture and communications sector. The NDP should be asking the Conservatives that question. They sat on their hands for 10 years whi

June 5th, 2019House debate

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

News Media Industry  Mr. Speaker, today we see another attack on unions. Why are the Conservatives so scared of middle-class workers? Under the Harper regime, they waged a war on workers' rights. They made it more difficult for workers to organize freely, bargain collectively and work in safe environ

June 3rd, 2019House debate

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

News Media Industry  Mr. Speaker, there is something deeply offensive in that, not towards me or the government, but towards journalists, the men and women who have built their careers on integrity, professionalism, independence and the freedom to think, act and write. Today the Conservatives are sa

June 3rd, 2019House debate

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

News Media Industry  Mr. Speaker, that is another direct attack against workers. Why are the Conservatives so afraid of the middle class and our workers? They waged war against workers under the Harper government. They tried to make it harder to organize freely, bargain collectively and work in safe

June 3rd, 2019House debate

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

News Media Industry  In very few words, that is totally false, Mr. Speaker. Let me talk about this program for print media: millions of dollars in support for the news and media industry, helping Canadians get the information they need, supporting expensive costs for shipping, special funding for un

June 3rd, 2019House debate

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

News Media Industry  Mr. Speaker, there is a series of attacks across the world against the free press, and today the Conservative Party has officially joined the movement. The Conservatives have decided to take the entire day to attack Canadian media and Canadian journalists. It is very concerning:

June 3rd, 2019House debate

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

News Media Industry  Mr. Speaker, we are seeing the free press being attacked all around the world, and today the Conservatives are officially joining that movement. The Conservatives decided to use their allotted day to attack the Canadian press and journalists. That is worrisome. The Conservatives

June 3rd, 2019House debate

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

News Media Industry  Mr. Speaker, unlike the Conservatives, we do not want just CEOs around the table. Yes, we want the CEOs, but we also want people who are representing the entire industry: the journalists, the workers, the people in the newsroom, small papers, large papers in English and French. W

June 3rd, 2019House debate

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

News Media Industry  That is another attack on workers, Mr. Speaker. Why are the Conservatives so scared of middle-class workers? Under the Harper regime, they waged a war on workers' rights. They made it more difficult for workers to organize freely, bargain collectively and work in safe environmen

June 3rd, 2019House debate

Pablo RodriguezLiberal