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View Bill Blair Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bill Blair Profile
2020-08-12 14:18 [p.2767]
Mr. Chair, let me be very clear. At the time in 2019 when the previous section 232 tariffs were lifted, an agreement was reached between Canada and the United States. We worked together to resolve all future irritants in the bilateral aluminum trade. We continue to urge the Americans to come back, but we have been very clear that we will impose reciprocal retaliatory tariffs on the things that get their attention the most, because, quite frankly, these tariffs that have been imposed on the aluminum industry are unacceptable and unlawful.
We are going to stand up to them and are not going to back down. We are going to stand up for the aluminum industry and will impose appropriate tariffs. We are consulting with Canadians to make sure we get this right, and within 30 days—
View Bruce Stanton Profile
CPC (ON)
View Bruce Stanton Profile
2020-08-12 14:18 [p.2767]
Resuming debate, the hon. member for Lac-Saint-Jean.
View Bruce Stanton Profile
CPC (ON)
View Bruce Stanton Profile
2020-08-12 14:19 [p.2767]
Order. The member has the floor.
View Bill Blair Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bill Blair Profile
2020-08-12 14:19 [p.2767]
Mr. Chair, in the previous round of the unlawful section 232 tariffs, we demonstrated an unwavering commitment and no hesitation in providing direct support to the aluminum industry. We remain committed to that support.
We will be there for aluminum workers and for the aluminum industry. We recognize its importance to Canada, and those workers are important to us as well.
View Bill Blair Profile
Lib. (ON)
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2020-08-12 14:21 [p.2768]
Mr. Chair, I want to acknowledge that the Deputy Prime Minister has had conversations with the leader of the Bloc and with some of her Conservative colleagues as well, and we think a team Canada approach, which worked so well with us in standing up to the section 232 tariffs, is exactly the right approach.
We encourage the Bloc to continue to engage in dialogue and to support our efforts to ensure that together we stand up for the Quebec aluminum industry.
View Bill Morneau Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bill Morneau Profile
2020-08-12 14:22 [p.2768]
Mr. Chair, I want to make clear that we recognize how important it is we address this pandemic, and that is exactly what we have been doing. We have been supporting individuals and businesses. That is the right thing to do during this time period. Certainly, as we move forward we will be considering how best to have a recovery, making sure we have—
View Bruce Stanton Profile
CPC (ON)
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2020-08-12 14:22 [p.2768]
We will go back to the hon. member.
View Bill Morneau Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bill Morneau Profile
2020-08-12 14:23 [p.2768]
Mr. Chair, we continue to believe that working together with the provinces to bring down interprovincial trade barriers is critically important. We made enormous progress on this issue over the last number of years, but of course we do need to continue these efforts. It will require the provinces to step forward in this regard.
Our government is committed to working to ensure we have freer trade in our country, which will help us economically today and in the future.
View Bill Morneau Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bill Morneau Profile
2020-08-12 14:24 [p.2768]
Mr. Chair, the challenge around getting rid of interprovincial trade barriers is a long-term challenge. It has been the challenge of this government and governments before us.
We made enormous strides with that agreement, and of course it has had a positive impact on our economy, but we do know there is more work to be done in this regard. We look forward to working together with provinces in order to ensure our economy is buttressed because of the effective ability to bring down barriers within our country.
View Bill Blair Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bill Blair Profile
2020-08-12 14:25 [p.2768]
Mr. Chair, I want to be very clear. First of all, the prohibitions we have put in place are intended entirely to remove weapons from Canadian society that have no place in society. These weapons are designed to and intended to be used to kill people.
I want to acknowledge the member's advocacy on behalf of the gun industry, and certainly he has garnered the support of the National Rifle Association. At the same time, our focus is always on the safety of Canadians. We have heard from police leaders, community leaders, mayors and victim advocacy groups across Canada who strongly support stronger gun control.
I understand how difficult it is for a Conservative to talk about gun control, but it is not difficult for Canadians. Canadians know that it is—
View Bruce Stanton Profile
CPC (ON)
View Bruce Stanton Profile
2020-08-12 14:26 [p.2769]
We will go back to the hon. member.
View Bill Blair Profile
Lib. (ON)
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2020-08-12 14:26 [p.2769]
Mr. Chair, our intent is to ensure that no more of these weapons proliferate in our country, and at the same time we are demonstrating a very responsible approach to strong gun control measures, which are necessary and are supported by the overwhelming majority of Canadians. As we go forward on this, we are consulting broadly with Canadians to ensure that it is done—
View Bruce Stanton Profile
CPC (ON)
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2020-08-12 14:27 [p.2769]
We have time for one short question, 15 seconds, and we will have time for a response.
View Bill Blair Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bill Blair Profile
2020-08-12 14:27 [p.2769]
Mr. Chair, I am grateful to hear the perspective of the National Rifle Association from the member opposite, but let us listen to the people who actually are responsible for keeping our Canadian citizens and cities safe.
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police said that military-style assault rifles were produced for the sole purpose of killing people and called upon the government to ban them. The incoming president of the CACP said that he believes our program finds a balance and ensures the safety of our members when they respond to calls for service.
We are doing what is necessary.
View Bruce Stanton Profile
CPC (ON)
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2020-08-12 14:28 [p.2769]
Pursuant to an order made on Tuesday, May 26, it is my duty to interrupt the proceedings. The committee will now study Government Business No. 10.
Before we begin the debate, I would like to remind hon. members of how this next part of the debate will unfold.
Our proceedings for the next two hours and 20 minutes will be conducted pursuant to the terms of Standing Order 53.1, which is for take-note debates. Each member speaking will be allotted 10 minutes for debate, followed by 10 minutes for questions and comments.
Members participating via video conference who wish to ask a question or make a comment at the end of the speech may so indicate to the Chair by using the “raise hand” feature on the video conference platform.
However, members participating in the chamber may rise as they normally would.
The debate will end, as I mentioned earlier, after two hours and 20 minutes or when no member rises to speak.
We will now begin the take-note debate.
The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons has moved that the House take note of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken by the government to respond to it.
On a point of order, the hon. opposition House leader.
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