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View Michael Kram Profile
CPC (SK)
View Michael Kram Profile
2020-02-19 14:06 [p.1243]
Mr. Speaker, I invite everyone to come visit the RCMP Heritage Centre in my home city of Regina, Saskatchewan, located on the front lawn of the RCMP Academy, the Mounties' historic training facility. The mission of the RCMP Heritage Centre is to bring to life one of Canada's oldest and most iconic stories, the story of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
This story of our Mounties is a national story. It belongs to everyone. Visitors to the RCMP Heritage Centre can explore a variety of interactive exhibits and rare historical artifacts that bring over a century of our RCMP history to life, from the formation of the North West Mounted Police in 1873 to the modern-day Mountie.
I would like to thank the many volunteers, donors and staff of the RCMP Heritage Centre whose work continues to shed light on this important chapter of our shared history.
View Tom Kmiec Profile
CPC (AB)
View Tom Kmiec Profile
2020-02-19 14:09 [p.1244]
Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay respect to one of Canada's leading public intellectuals.
He is Edmonton-born and Fairview-raised, with an academic career spanning McGill, Harvard and finally the University of Toronto. He is a clinician by profession and, with over two million copies sold of his self-help book, one of Canada's best-selling authors.
He is comfortable quoting Jung, Nietzsche and Solzhenitsyn, and his Bible lectures have struck a nerve with a secular generation detached from its roots. It is said a nation's treasure is its scholars. Jordan B. Peterson is one of Canada's treasures.
Rule 10 is to “be precise in your speech”, so let me be judicious. During his talks, he used his words carefully, imparting wisdom for an introspective life.
His battle with depression reminds us that being sick does not mean one is weak. He went to rehab to treat his addiction to antianxiety medication after his wife Tammy's terminal cancer diagnosis. He spoke frankly of his autoimmune illness and the life changes he had to make. His most recent health setbacks are a reminder of our mortality, regardless of fame or fortune.
I invite all members to join me in wishing Dr. Jordan B. Peterson a speedy recovery.
View Robert Kitchen Profile
CPC (SK)
View Robert Kitchen Profile
2020-02-19 14:13 [p.1245]
Mr. Speaker, today I rise to recognize Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Day in Canada, which took place last week on February 14.
Congenital heart disease, or CHD, affects over 250,000 Canadians across our country. It is the world's leading birth defect, with roughly one in 90 Canadian children being diagnosed with some form of it each year, including holes in the heart, valve defects, stenosis of arteries and veins, and much more.
Thankfully, with technological and medical advancements, today about 90% of these children survive to adulthood. There is no cure for CHD, which means access to specialized care is essential, particularly for Canadian adults. Research on adult CHD has not reached the same level as other areas of heart disease, even though it has the potential to have a huge impact.
I encourage all Canadians to follow the mission of the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance. We need to spread the word about the growing population of survivors and help them get the care and support they need to live long and healthy lives.
View Kelly McCauley Profile
CPC (AB)
View Kelly McCauley Profile
2020-02-19 14:15 [p.1245]
Mr. Speaker, I rise to honour Joan Carr, Edmonton Catholic School superintendent, who we lost to cancer this month.
Pioneering early learning programs, improving indigenous learning and helping new Canadians enter the school system were all part of Joan's 14 years as the head of Edmonton Catholic schools.
In 2017, Joan was recognized as Canada's top school superintendent. An elegant and attentive person, Joan never lost the heart of a teacher despite her exacting responsibilities as superintendent of more than 44,000 students. She modelled servant leadership to an extraordinary degree, empowering all those who worked for her to realize their talents, and focused always on supporting parents in their role as the primary educators of their children.
Joan was gifted with the support of her husband, Kevin Carr, himself a legend in educational leadership. She was the loving face of Jesus the teacher for all those she served. Well done, good and faithful servant. May she enter the glory of God.
View Warren Steinley Profile
CPC (SK)
View Warren Steinley Profile
2020-02-19 14:16 [p.1245]
Mr. Speaker, over 100,000 men and women in Alberta and Saskatchewan remain out of work. This crisis was created by the government's malicious indifference towards the energy sector.
However, there is hope on the horizon, in the name of a $20-billion mining project that would see 7,000 direct jobs created and countless more in spinoff and support work. That is why it is so confusing that members of the Prime Minister's own caucus, and I will just point out two, the member for Kingston and the Islands and the member for Toronto—Danforth, are actively promoting a petition calling for the cancellation of this job-creating project.
These reckless actions will not only cost our country thousands of jobs, but will tarnish our country's reputation, again, as a place unwilling to move projects forward.
People in my riding of Regina—Lewvan are looking to the Prime Minister, hoping he will stand in his place today and promise thousands of western Canadians that his government will approve this job-creating project. The Teck Frontier project needs to be approved now. We are hoping the Prime Minister will not show the same weak leadership he showed in the House yesterday.
View Joël Godin Profile
CPC (QC)
View Joël Godin Profile
2020-02-19 14:20 [p.1246]
Mr. Speaker, while Canada was grappling with a crisis that, unfortunately, is only getting worse, the Prime Minister was off conducting a charm offensive to secure an African president's vote.
I would like to remind our Prime Minister that the foreign leader he met with is in favour of criminalizing homosexuality. Existing laws have been used to arrest members of the LGBTQ community visiting their loved ones in hospital, perpetrate severe local police brutality and justify denying access to medical treatment.
Our Prime Minister is prepared to use human rights as a bargaining chip in his bid to get a UN seat. That is alarming. He does not have a plan to resolve the ongoing rail transportation crisis.
He is supporting a foreign leader who violates LGBTQ rights. This is pure hypocrisy on the part of a two-faced man who does everything for show. Inconsistency is the Liberal government's trademark. It does not respect the environment, it wastes money and it sells LGBTQ rights.
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
View Andrew Scheer Profile
2020-02-19 14:22 [p.1246]
Mr. Speaker, “we must have coordinated action if we are going to call in police. There must be coordination with every province. A deadline must be set. I am not talking about weeks, but days. ...it is time for this to end. It has been two weeks.” Who said that? Quebec's premier, François Legault.
Did Mr. Legault disqualify himself with these comments from participating in future federal-provincial meetings?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
View Andrew Scheer Profile
2020-02-19 14:23 [p.1247]
Mr. Speaker, if it is an unacceptable situation, he should do something about it. After two weeks of the Prime Minister's inaction and weakness, CN Rail and VIA Rail have announced that they are laying off nearly 1,500 workers because of these non-stop blockades across Canada. There are 1,500 men and women who have to look their families in the eye and tell them that they were laid off. They still have bills to pay.
Can the Prime Minister tell them on what day will the blockades come down?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
View Andrew Scheer Profile
2020-02-19 14:24 [p.1247]
Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister still refuses to take any kind of action. These radical activists have erected these blockades because they want to shut down our resource centre. Protesters 4,000 kilometres away want to cancel billions of dollars' worth of resource projects, ones supported by the elected council of the Wet'suwet'en and even the British Columbia NDP government. This is not a way to grow the economy.
The Prime Minister is showing incredible weakness in refusing to do anything about this. Once again, can he tell people who were just laid off on what day they can get back to work?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
View Andrew Scheer Profile
2020-02-19 14:25 [p.1247]
Mr. Speaker, they are not doing everything. They could actually be moving to take these blockades down.
The reality is that the Prime Minister is trying to make a link between reconciliation and a group of radical protesters who have nothing to do with the first nations affected by this decision. These are groups whose self-professed goals are to shut down all development in our energy sector. They are anti-free market and they are ignoring the science of these approvals.
Once again, will the Prime Minister take action and tell these out-of-work Canadians on what day they can return to work?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
View Andrew Scheer Profile
2020-02-19 14:26 [p.1247]
Mr. Speaker, only to the Prime Minister is standing up for the rule of law somehow aggressive behaviour from a government. It is the bare minimum that Canadians expect from their elected officials.
Yesterday there were suggestions that some of the blockades might come down if the RCMP withdrew from certain sites. When asked about this, the minister said that they were considering that.
Why is the government considering directing the RCMP not to uphold the law, but ruling out asking them to enforce the rule of law?
View Leona Alleslev Profile
CPC (ON)
Mr. Speaker, the illegal blockades have been in place for over two weeks. This is a national crisis. Commuters cannot get to work, producers cannot get their goods to market and people are losing their jobs.
The Prime Minister's weak leadership has forced Premier Moe to convene a special meeting of all the provincial premiers to discuss a way forward.
Why is the Prime Minister abdicating his job to the premiers?
View Candice Bergen Profile
CPC (MB)
View Candice Bergen Profile
2020-02-19 14:34 [p.1248]
Mr. Speaker, Canadians were hoping the Prime Minister would present a plan yesterday to bring down the illegal blockades that are costing jobs, causing Canadians real hardship and also making a mockery of our laws. Instead they received weak and ineffective words.
Even the premiers are unimpressed with the Prime Minister's pathetic response. In fact, Premier Scott Moe has initiated an emergency call with other premiers to address the crisis.
When will the Prime Minister step up, do his job and put an end to these dangerous and illegal barricades?
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
View Alain Rayes Profile
2020-02-19 14:35 [p.1249]
Mr. Speaker, since the beginning of the rail blockade crisis, the Prime Minister has demonstrated a lack of leadership that is frustrating Canadians and Quebec Premier François Legault. Mr. Legault said that the federal Liberal government is losing control and that we are on the verge of having serious problems.
The Prime Minister does not seem to understand the urgent need to act.
Will he do his job, show a little leadership and tell us when he will table his plan with a timeframe?
View Luc Berthold Profile
CPC (QC)
View Luc Berthold Profile
2020-02-19 14:37 [p.1249]
Mr. Speaker, if we have a propane shortage in the middle of winter, Canada will have some serious problems.
The government is doing nothing to reassure the 1,000 VIA Rail workers, the 450 CN workers and the 325 workers in Lac-Mégantic. It is doing nothing for the farmers and restaurant owners who are facing propane rationing.
Unlike the Liberal Prime Minister, who is choosing to ignore the disastrous impact of the blockades, the Quebec premier has responded, saying that an ultimatum is needed. He says we need to take action, and it must be in coordination with every province at the same time.
After such weak leadership yesterday, when will the Prime Minister acknowledge that his lack of leadership could cause thousands of job losses in Canada?
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