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Canada Post  Mr. Speaker, Canadians across the country count on Canada Post and its employees. The labour dispute seriously affected Canadians, including workers, charities, organizations and business of all sizes. That is why our government took action. It passed fair and balanced legislati

December 3rd, 2018House debate

Steven MacKinnon

Canada's Oil and Gas Sector  Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. Does that mean we should not point out the amount of people here for the emergency debate for which the Conservatives asked?

November 28th, 2018House debate

Steven MacKinnon

Canada's Oil and Gas Sector  Madam Speaker, I listened carefully to my colleague's speech. I have spent a lot of time in Alberta. As a Quebec MP, my constituents and I are aware of the extraordinary economic and other contributions made by Albertans to our country. We recognize that and are grateful for it.

November 28th, 2018House debate

Steven MacKinnon

Postal Services Resumption and Continuation Act  Mr. Speaker, that is nonsense. In fact, I will do a little recap. When we came to office, we came on a commitment to bring a new vision for Canada Post. We put a stop to the Harper reforms to Canada Post. We put a stop to Harper labour relations at Canada Post. We put a stop to

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Steven MacKinnon

Postal Services Resumption and Continuation Act  Mr. Speaker, before I begin, I want to inform you that I will be sharing my time with my colleague from Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge. Mr. Speaker, it gives me no pleasure to rise in this House to debate this motion. Our government believes in free and collective bargaining, and we h

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Steven MacKinnon

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I would echo the comments of my colleague from Kingston and the Islands. However, my question for the hon. member would be a little more specific. Conservatives stand up, gallivant around and talk about balanced budgets. The member for Kingston and the Islands outli

November 19th, 2018House debate

Steven MacKinnon

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I very much enjoyed my hon. colleague's speech. I note that he is one of the few people in this chamber with actual experience in finance. Therefore, I would ask him to go way back and reflect on the initial decisions of the previous government and the surplus it inh

November 19th, 2018House debate

Steven MacKinnon

Poverty  Mr. Speaker, we know that we need to bring together all of the players and stakeholders in Canadian society to wage this never-ending battle against poverty. However, my opinion differs from that of my colleague. We have taken real and meaningful action and invested real money,

November 8th, 2018House debate

Steven MacKinnon

Poverty  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her speech. We often talk about other issues that fall under my department, but I am very pleased to be here this evening to address the important issue of poverty. Since coming to power, our government has been working very hard to reduce

November 8th, 2018House debate

Steven MacKinnon

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, the Government of Canada has always provided opportunities for the Davie shipyard in its shipbuilding strategy. Of course we value the expertise of Davie workers. This summer I personally went to Davie to announce a $610-milllion contract for the purchase of three ic

November 8th, 2018House debate

Steven MacKinnon

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, the best illustration of how the Conservatives and the Liberals are not one and the same is that Davie had no contracts with the Conservatives and large contracts with the Liberals.

November 8th, 2018House debate

Steven MacKinnon

Canada Post Corporation  Happily, Mr. Speaker, the NDP has never been afforded the opportunity to manage vast sectors of our economy. We understand the effect that the work disruption is having on employees and their families. That is why our government has been encouraging both parties to reach a fair

November 8th, 2018House debate

Steven MacKinnon

Elections Modernization Act  Madam Speaker, if you canvass the House, you would find unanimous consent to see the clock at 1:30 p.m.

October 26th, 2018House debate

Steven MacKinnon

Postal Banking System  Madam Speaker, thank you for the privilege of making this long-awaited speech. It is a pleasure to participate in this debate on Motion No. 166 regarding postal banking. The motion now is well known. It calls for the creation of a special committee to conduct hearings and devel

October 22nd, 2018House debate

Steven MacKinnon

Postal Banking System  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity to participate in this debate on Motion No. 166 regarding postal banking. The motion calls for the creation of a special committee to conduct hearings and develop a plan for a postal banking system to be administered by the Canada

October 22nd, 2018House debate

Steven MacKinnon