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Expungement of Certain Cannabis-related Convictions Act  Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise today to speak to Bill C-415, an act to establish a procedure for expunging certain cannabis-related convictions. First, I would like to thank the member for Victoria for his hard work and strong advocacy on this issue. I know he has spoke

December 7th, 2018House debate

Peter Schiefke

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, every time the Conservatives and my hon. colleague try to convince Canadians that a tweet is the reason why people are arriving at our borders, they are questioning Canadians' intelligence. Like every other country, Canada is seeing an increase in migrants. Canadian

November 30th, 2018House debate

Peter Schiefke

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, once again, every time the Conservatives try to convince Canadians that, because of a tweet, we have migrants coming to our borders, it questions their intelligence. The one thing I will say is that they are very quick to forget their own record. In fact, 230,000 a

November 30th, 2018House debate

Peter Schiefke

Marine Transportation  Mr. Speaker, the safety and security across all modes of transportation is our government's priority and the safe crewing of Canadian vessels is a key part of that work. A Canadian vessel's minimum crewing complement and its qualifications are determined by Transport Canada marin

November 20th, 2018House debate

Peter Schiefke

Marine Transportation  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for her passion and commitment to this issue. I want to reiterate some key facts. A Canadian vessel's minimum crewing complement is determined by Transport Canada marine safety and security officials through a thorough assessment b

November 20th, 2018House debate

Peter Schiefke

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, I want to reiterate that Canada has a strong working relationship with our U.S. colleagues and we continue to collaborate closely on border issues. The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act requires the continual review of all countries designated as a safe third c

November 20th, 2018House debate

Peter Schiefke

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate this opportunity to respond to the question from the member for Vancouver East in more detail. As we know, the safe third country agreement is a treaty that was established with the United States in 2004. Under this agreement, Canada and the United S

November 20th, 2018House debate

Peter Schiefke

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, the reality is that not taking action on climate change comes with significant consequences that my hon. colleague refuses to mention. For example, more frequent extreme weather events are already taking hard-earned money out of the pockets of Canadians across the co

November 20th, 2018House debate

Peter Schiefke

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, in response to my hon. colleague's remarks, I have to say that of course our government cares about the cost of living for Canadians, and that is why the Government of Canada has a serious, credible plan with low-cost measures to make sure we tackle climate change he

November 20th, 2018House debate

Peter Schiefke

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Mississauga—Streetsville for his tireless advocacy on this issue. The safety and security of Canadians are top priorities for our government, and today we announced an investment of $86 million to help stem the flow of illegal

November 8th, 2018House debate

Peter Schiefke

Border Security  Madam Speaker, I would say that incompetence is cutting $400 million from border services and thinking it would not affect results. I must inform my hon. colleague that we have invested $173 million to ensure that we have the resources in place to get the job done right. In Augu

November 2nd, 2018House debate

Peter Schiefke

Border Security  Madam Speaker, here are the facts. We invested $173 million to better manage the situation. Over $7 million of that money is in place to ensure that failed asylum claimants leave Canada. We are managing the situation properly. That is what Canadians expect from us, and that is ex

November 2nd, 2018House debate

Peter Schiefke

Border Security  Mr. Speaker, unlike the previous government, which cut $400 million, we have invested $173 million. Some of that money will be used to ensure that we are better equipped to manage the situation. It will also ensure that unsuccessful asylum seekers are sent back to their own count

November 1st, 2018House debate

Peter Schiefke

Border Security  Mr. Speaker, yes, we are ready to do that. We are ready because we made investments after the $400 million in cuts made by the previous Stephen Harper government. Yes, we are able to do that, because we have made investments. The people working hard at the border to protect us an

November 1st, 2018House debate

Peter Schiefke

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, we are working in close cooperation with our provincial counterparts. We will continue to work with the Government of Quebec on processing these claims for asylum. That is what Canadians expect from us and that is exactly what we will continue to do. I thank my hon.

October 29th, 2018House debate

Peter Schiefke