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National Defence  Mr. Speaker, as you know, our government is committed to the care, health and well-being of our military personnel and their families. We recognize that we need to continually adapt the way we care for people with mental illness. That is exactly why the minister has asked the St

February 8th, 2019House debate

Serge Cormier

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Mississauga—Lakeshore for his question. Our government supports our active and reserve military personnel. We enhanced job protection legislation with new provisions for military training leave and job protection when serving on deployment

February 8th, 2019House debate

Serge Cormier

Veterans Affairs  Mr. Speaker, once again, the member is not talking about the question she raised for this adjournment debate. I will therefore refer to what I said in my speech. We are very pleased to be involved in peacekeeping operations where the Conservatives refused to get involved. Our a

February 6th, 2019House debate

Serge Cormier

Veterans Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I would like to remind my colleague that she asked for answers about our men and women in uniform who are part of a peacekeeping mission in Mali. She also said that there was no debate or vote in the House on that mission. My colleague knows the rules of the House be

February 6th, 2019House debate

Serge Cormier

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question and his excellent work on the committee. As we all know, our government is committed to strengthening victims' rights in the military justice system. That is what we are doing with Bill C-77, which adds a declaration of victims

October 5th, 2018House debate

Serge Cormier

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, with our new defence policy, we are putting men and women first. We will invest significantly in that defence policy while making sure that our men and women have the capacity and equipment they need and that their rights are upheld in the Canadian Armed Forces. We h

October 5th, 2018House debate

Serge Cormier

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, as I said before, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces are an organization made up of many communications specialists working throughout Canada and the world. I can assure the House that they are committed to providing valuable advice and

September 26th, 2018House debate

Serge Cormier

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague across the way for his question. I am certainly looking forward to working with him on the Standing Committee on National Defence. Tonight is my first adjournment debate. As we know, our government made a commitment to provide Canadians with ac

September 26th, 2018House debate

Serge Cormier

National Defence Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to set the record straight. In his speech, my colleague talked about making justice a priority, so let us focus on that. We know that the Conservatives introduced their bill right before the last election. If that bill was such a priority to them, why d

September 21st, 2018House debate

Serge Cormier

National Defence Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for the question. The defence policy we proposed puts the men and women first. It is focused on Canadian Forces members, people who work hard. We believe that it is one of the best policies we have put in place for Canadians, and the troops supp

September 21st, 2018House debate

Serge Cormier

National Defence Act  Mr. Speaker, both the bill and our defence policy put our men and women in uniform first. We know that these people need all the services available to help them understand all aspects of the National Defence Act, for example. We are modernizing this act and making tangible chang

September 21st, 2018House debate

Serge Cormier

National Defence Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question and his co-operation on this bill. As I said earlier, Bill C-77 puts victims first. The purpose of the bill is to strengthen victims' rights within the military justice system by establishing a victims bill of rights in the Code

September 21st, 2018House debate

Serge Cormier

National Defence Act  Mr. Speaker, I do not think that this is a carbon copy of the previous bill. The former government introduced its bill in a hurry during the last election. In addition, the former bill did not take into account indigenous and LGBTQ communities. To say that this bill is a carbon c

September 21st, 2018House debate

Serge Cormier

National Defence Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. As I mentioned, we want to include indigenous peoples and the LGBTQ community in this bill. Our government is very determined to strengthen victims' rights in the military justice system. In addition to guaranteeing victims' r

September 21st, 2018House debate

Serge Cormier

National Defence Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for the question. I have been the parliamentary secretary from the start. I have had countless preparatory meetings and I know that the military justice system can be hard for some people to understand. That is exactly why this bill seeks to ens

September 21st, 2018House debate

Serge Cormier