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News Media Industry  Mr. Speaker, a bankrupt press is not a free press. A bankrupt press is not an independent press. A bankrupt press is not a press at all. The Conservatives do not want to hear from professional journalists. I do not know what they have against tough questions. On this side of th

December 6th, 2018House debate

Pablo Rodriguez

News Media Industry  Mr. Speaker, professional journalism is part of our democracy. It is something extremely important to our society. It is one of the pillars of our democracy—

December 6th, 2018House debate

Pablo Rodriguez

News Media Industry  Mr. Speaker, as I was saying, professional journalism is one of the pillars of democracy. After attacking professional journalism, what other pillar of our democracy are they going to attack?

December 6th, 2018House debate

Pablo Rodriguez

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, we have already been very clear about the issue of taxes. Not only is my department working on this extremely important file, but, as my colleague knows full well, we have also created an expert panel, which is reviewing the laws and conducting consultations. We wil

December 4th, 2018House debate

Pablo Rodriguez

News and Media Industry  Mr. Speaker, this is really insulting, not to me, not to the government, but to the professional journalists. In our society, professional journalists play a key role. It is one of the pillars of our democracy. After attacking professional journalism, which other pillar of our de

November 23rd, 2018House debate

Pablo Rodriguez

News Industry  Mr. Speaker, on this side of the House, we recognize how vital our journalists are. Canada is lucky to have professional journalists who work with facts. Professional journalism plays a key role in our society and is a cornerstone of our democracy. We are in talks with media rep

November 20th, 2018House debate

Pablo Rodriguez

Media Industry  Wow, Mr. Speaker. That is quite the conspiracy theory. We, on this side of the House, recognize the importance of professional journalism, which plays an important role in our society and is a cornerstone of our democracy. That is why we allocated $50 million for journalism in t

November 20th, 2018House debate

Pablo Rodriguez

News Industry  Mr. Speaker, journalism plays a fundamental role. It is one of the cornerstones of our democracy. That is why we invested $50 million in journalism in the last budget. We invested $14 million in minority communities. We helped strengthen CBC/Radio-Canada. I am currently touring t

November 19th, 2018House debate

Pablo Rodriguez

News Industry  Mr. Speaker, I will let my colleague have some fun with his conspiracy theories. Practically speaking, we all know that professional journalism—high-quality, independent news—is one of the pillars of democracy. On this side of the House, we respect journalistic independence. That

November 19th, 2018House debate

Pablo Rodriguez

Intergovernmental Relations  Mr. Speaker, the Bloc Québécois is once again trying to sow division and rehash old squabbles. I find that surprising because I thought that party recognized the importance of unity considering that its members got back together. Quebeckers are proud Canadians who share common v

November 8th, 2018House debate

Pablo Rodriguez

Government Spending  Mr. Speaker, with a commitment to public life, governors general provide a great service to Canada. It is clear that Canadians expect transparency and accountability when public money is spent. This applies to all organizations, all institutions, including the Governor General.

November 6th, 2018House debate

Pablo Rodriguez

Government Spending  Mr. Speaker, with a commitment to public life, governors general provide a great service to Canada. Canadians expect accountability and transparency when public money is spent. This applies to all organizations, all institutions, including the Governor General. Therefore, we wil

November 6th, 2018House debate

Pablo Rodriguez

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, our government is here for our artists and creators. We have invested $3.2 billion in culture, some of which has gone to CBC/Radio-Canada and the Canada Media Fund. We are also working to modernize laws that predate the Internet. We want modern laws to address today'

November 5th, 2018House debate

Pablo Rodriguez

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, the Copyright Board plays an important role. It allows artists and creators to be fairly compensated for their work, but it took years to approve royalties and render decisions. Why? It was because the Conservatives did nothing to modernize the board. Therefore, we t

November 5th, 2018House debate

Pablo Rodriguez

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, when we get asked the same question 20 times, it does start to sound like a broken record. Professional journalism is extremely important. We are working on this very serious issue. We announced $50 million to support journalism in underserved communities, as well

October 29th, 2018House debate

Pablo Rodriguez