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View Kelly Block Profile
CPC (SK)
Mr. Chair, those same officials have also informed us that in order to bid on procurement contracts these manufacturers must simply self-certify they respect human rights. A self-certification in this regard is as trustworthy as a pinky promise. When will the government get serious and ensure taxpayer money is not being used to support the enslavement of Uighurs?
View Anita Anand Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Anita Anand Profile
2020-08-12 13:46 [p.2762]
Mr. Chair, I thank the hon. member for our mutual interest in this important topic. I want to emphasize that Canada remains deeply disturbed by the troubling reports she mentioned and we have voiced our concerns. We have taken action by publicly and consistently calling on the Chinese government to end the repression in Xinjiang, for example.
With regard to procurement, it is top of mind for me as minister and I will ensure our department is on top of this in our procurements.
View Kelly Block Profile
CPC (SK)
Mr. Chair, in the previous Parliament, the hon. member for Scarborough—Guildwood introduced the modern slavery act to combat slave labour. It has now been introduced in the other place as Bill S-211. Will the government commit to supporting this bill?
View Filomena Tassi Profile
Lib. (ON)
Mr. Chair, forced labour in any form anywhere in the world is completely unacceptable. We are committed to being an international leader for fair and balanced labour rights. As the member is aware, when Canada enters into trade agreements with any other country, specific provisions obliging the parties to refrain from any abuse of child labour is included. We will continue to work on this very important issue.
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
View Todd Doherty Profile
2020-08-12 13:49 [p.2762]
Mr. Chair, what is the Minister of Transport's plan to resolve the escalating labour strike at the port of Montreal?
View Filomena Tassi Profile
Lib. (ON)
Mr. Chair, we continue to support and have faith in the collective bargaining process. We know that the best deals are made at the table. The Minister of Transport and I have been in regular communication—
View Bruce Stanton Profile
CPC (ON)
View Bruce Stanton Profile
2020-08-12 13:49 [p.2762]
The hon. member.
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
View Todd Doherty Profile
2020-08-12 13:49 [p.2762]
Mr. Chair, under the watch of the Minister of Transport, the accident rate on Canada's railway system has surged by 42% over the previous decade's average. Why?
View François-Philippe Champagne Profile
Lib. (QC)
Mr. Chair, the Minister of Transport is looking at all these issues and will be happy to provide a more fulsome response to the hon. member.
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
View Todd Doherty Profile
2020-08-12 13:50 [p.2762]
Mr. Chair, is Transport Canada currently conducting 737 MAX test flights, or are we once again relying on Boeing?
View François-Philippe Champagne Profile
Lib. (QC)
Mr. Chair, the Minister of Transport will be able to provide additional details to the member in due course. The safety of Canadians in aviation is paramount in all our decisions as a Canadian government.
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
View Todd Doherty Profile
2020-08-12 13:50 [p.2762]
Mr. Chair, VIA Rail received a 50% budget increase of $277 million from the Minister of Transport, and then laid off 1,000 employees less than a month later.
Why was that?
View François-Philippe Champagne Profile
Lib. (QC)
Mr. Chair, all Canadians would appreciate that rail transport in Canada is paramount in a country as large as ours. We value the work of VIA Rail. We value the work of its employees. We will be happy to provide a more fulsome response to the member in due course.
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
View Todd Doherty Profile
2020-08-12 13:51 [p.2762]
Mr. Chair, why did it take 197 days to implement temperature screening at Canadian airports?
View François-Philippe Champagne Profile
Lib. (QC)
Mr. Chair, the safety of all Canadians is very important. It is paramount in all our decisions. I can assure the member that the Minister of Transport has been doing outstanding work with colleagues around the world to ensure the safety and security of all travelling passengers which are—
View Bruce Stanton Profile
CPC (ON)
View Bruce Stanton Profile
2020-08-12 13:51 [p.2762]
The hon. member.
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
View Todd Doherty Profile
2020-08-12 13:51 [p.2762]
Mr. Chair, has the Minister of Transport read the air passenger bill of rights, yes or no?
View François-Philippe Champagne Profile
Lib. (QC)
Mr. Chair, the Minister of Transport reads all the briefings. I have no doubt that he would have been made aware of that and would have read that in detail.
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
View Todd Doherty Profile
2020-08-12 13:51 [p.2762]
Mr. Chair, does the minister have a plan to compensate Canadians who are on the hook for cancelled air travel, yes or no?
View François-Philippe Champagne Profile
Lib. (QC)
Mr. Chair, the issue of compensation is one which is top of mind for Canadians. I do know that the Minister of Transport has been spending a lot of time talking to airlines. I understand the concern of Canadians, and we will always strive to provide an equitable solution, both to travellers and to the airline industry.
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
View Todd Doherty Profile
2020-08-12 13:52 [p.2762]
Mr. Chair, over the last two and a half minutes, I have raised core issues on the transport file, but instead of the absentee Minister of Transport answering the questions, somebody else had to. Canadians deserve better. This minister has to do better.
View Matt Jeneroux Profile
CPC (AB)
View Matt Jeneroux Profile
2020-08-12 13:52 [p.2762]
Mr. Chair, I will split my time with the member for Souris—Moose Mountain.
In January, we began asking questions about the government's handling of the National Emergency Strategic Stockpile. As we all know in the House, the government was slow. It was slow to develop any plan, including one to ensure that Canadians have immediate access to treatments and a vaccine when one is developed. In fact, Health Canada is currently struggling to lock down a supply of the only Health Canada-approved treatment.
Why is that? It is because, like the government's approach to borders, like its approach to PPE and like its approach to getting support to Canadians, the Liberals simply had no plan.
I will ask the minister today: What is the government's plan to ensure that Canadians will have access to the first scientifically proven treatment or vaccine?
View Patty Hajdu Profile
Lib. (ON)
Mr. Chair, I am pleased to talk about our response to ensuring that Canadians have access to therapeutics, vaccines and treatments as they arise. I am very proud of the hard-working civil service that is working closely with members of the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force, the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force and the many other experts who are advising us as a country on how best to position ourselves to ensure that we have access to these therapeutics.
As you will know, Mr. Chair, this is a space that is rapidly evolving and Canada is engaged with international partners to ensure that we are at the cutting edge of understanding new treatments and vaccines as they become available.
View Matt Jeneroux Profile
CPC (AB)
View Matt Jeneroux Profile
2020-08-12 13:54 [p.2763]
Mr. Chair, Conservatives called on the government to shut down our borders to travellers as early as January. It took the government well into March to actually listen and put the health and safety of Canadians first. While we continue to support keeping our borders closed to travellers, Canadians have been separated from family members for months, with no end in sight.
Is the government working on a compassionate plan to expand the current definition of family, prioritize the health and safety of Canadians and ensure our borders remain closed to travellers?
View Bill Blair Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bill Blair Profile
2020-08-12 13:55 [p.2763]
Mr. Chair, I remind the member opposite that the Government of Canada actually implemented its first border restrictions on January 22 in response to the ongoing COVID crisis that was emerging around the world. Since that time, we have imposed extraordinary, unprecedented measures in placing restrictions on non-essential travel of people coming into the country.
We understand the impact that this has had on Canadians and Canadian families and we have been working continuously with those families. I want to acknowledge all of my colleagues in the House who have shared—
View Bruce Stanton Profile
CPC (ON)
View Bruce Stanton Profile
2020-08-12 13:55 [p.2763]
We will now go to the hon. member for Souris—Moose Mountain.
View Robert Kitchen Profile
CPC (SK)
Mr. Chair, in June I asked the Minister of Health for details on the supplies to replenish the mismanaged National Emergency Strategic Stockpile, or NESS. The answer provided was that 20% of items that are not being distributed to the provinces are stored in the warehouses of the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Given that there could potentially be a second wave, can the minister confirm that all NESS warehouses across the country have been fully restocked?
View Patty Hajdu Profile
Lib. (ON)
Mr. Chair, I will go one better.
We have actually, through our safe restart agreement, committed to provinces and territories that we will procure and support access to personal protective equipment to the tune of well over $4 billion.
We have been there for provinces and territories, making sure that Canada has the personal protective equipment it needs, no matter what part of the country we are talking about. As we do that, we have been rebuilding the supplies in our national emergency stockpile.
I will remind the member that the—
View Bruce Stanton Profile
CPC (ON)
View Bruce Stanton Profile
2020-08-12 13:56 [p.2763]
We will go back to the hon. member.
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