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View John Brassard Profile
CPC (ON)
View John Brassard Profile
2020-07-21 14:29 [p.2691]
Mr. Speaker, what is disgusting about the WE scandal is that the Prime Minister's wife, mother and brother were paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by WE, and, knowing this, the Prime Minister did not recuse himself from the decision to give WE $912 million.
I am sure the Prime Minister is grateful that the Deputy Prime Minister proclaimed she still has confidence in him, while another minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, is doing everything he can to distance himself from the PM's latest ethical scandal. Will the Minister of Public Services and Procurement tell us which cabinet camp is she in?
View Bardish Chagger Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bardish Chagger Profile
2020-07-21 14:30 [p.2691]
Mr. Speaker, what is clear is that our government is focused on delivering for Canadians. We know that this is an unprecedented and challenging time. We know that Canadians are struggling. We know that COVID-19 has impacted all Canadians. Certain communities have been impacted disproportionately, and students are no exception.
When it comes to the investigation from the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, we will be working with his office.
View John Brassard Profile
CPC (ON)
View John Brassard Profile
2020-07-21 14:30 [p.2691]
Mr. Speaker, we already know which camp the minister of diversion, sorry, the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth is in, but the Prime Minister's family was on the WE payroll when the decision was made by cabinet to award a sole-source contract of $912 million.
My question is for the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. Which camp is he in? Is he in the camp of the Deputy Prime Minister, who has confidence in the Prime Minister, or is he in the camp of the global affairs minister, who is distancing himself from the Prime Minister's latest ethical scandal?
View Bardish Chagger Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bardish Chagger Profile
2020-07-21 14:31 [p.2692]
Mr. Speaker, our government's focus is clear. It is on Canadians and delivering for Canadians. That is what we do on this side of the House. The Conservatives can choose to play their politics of division. That will not be our focus. We are in the midst of a pandemic. We are not out of the woods yet. We need to deliver for Canadians, and that is exactly what we will do.
The $9-billion suite of programs we put forward for students was the right thing to do, and I think it is really great that we are talking about legislation today and debating legislation that is going to help small businesses, communities and people with disabilities. No matter the delays the Conservatives cause, we will remain focused on Canadians.
View Bardish Chagger Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bardish Chagger Profile
2020-07-21 14:32 [p.2692]
Mr. Speaker, as I said many times, we will continue to respond to the needs of Canadians and ensure that they have the programs and resources they need during this pandemic. We are certain that, if we all work together, we can assure Canadians that they will have all the resources they need.
View Michael Barrett Profile
CPC (ON)
Mr. Speaker, as we have heard, the Prime Minister is being investigated now for a third time, this time for his $43-million bailout for his buddies at the WE organization. He has spent the last five years dividing Canadians, but now we are seeing the divide in his own caucus and cabinet.
Some cabinet ministers have had enough of the Prime Minister, and I want to find out from the infrastructure minister which side she is on.
View Bardish Chagger Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bardish Chagger Profile
2020-07-21 14:33 [p.2692]
Mr. Speaker, it is clear that on this side of the House our focus is on Canadians and ensuring that they have the programs and resources they need. We know that Canadians are struggling and that all Canadians have been impacted by COVID-19, and certain communities have been impacted even more. That is why our focus is on ensuring that Canadians have the supports they need, and why one of the first things we did was come out with the Canada emergency response benefit. It has helped millions of Canadians in their time of need. Our government will continue to focus on them to ensure that they have the programs and resources to get through this challenging time.
View Michael Barrett Profile
CPC (ON)
Mr. Speaker, we know where the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth sits on this issue. She was at committee last week and gave a misleading and incomplete answer in response to questions as part of the cover-up of this latest scandal, so as part of the Prime Minister's muzzling of his cabinet, she is back on her feet today. We know that the Deputy Prime Minister has come out in favour of the Prime Minister, but the foreign affairs minister not so much.
So, let us find out from the Liberals. Let us see how they have decided which team they are on.
To the immigration minister, is he with the Prime Minister's cover-up?
View Bardish Chagger Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bardish Chagger Profile
2020-07-21 14:35 [p.2692]
Mr. Speaker, we are in an unprecedented time and Canadians are facing challenges. Our government is here to respond to them, and we will remain focused on them.
As the Minister of Youth, I speak with numerous organizations. When I was asked to appear at committee, at the first opportunity I was there to ensure that questions were being answered.
As I have stated, it was an unsolicited proposal and it was not the CSSG. The opposition member can continue to mislead Canadians, unfortunately. We should demand better, and our government will focus on Canadians.
Some hon. members: Oh, oh!
View Anthony Rota Profile
Lib. (ON)
There is no point of order allowed during question period, and we cannot use foul language. If members are going to call someone else a name, then the Speaker may call those members out. I just want to point that out.
There has been some banter going back and forth. That is something that is acceptable within what goes on, but calling someone a name is not allowed, as we have learned in the past.
The hon. member for Rivière-du-Nord.
View Bardish Chagger Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bardish Chagger Profile
2020-07-21 14:37 [p.2693]
Mr. Speaker, as I have said repeatedly, our goal is always to help Canadians. We know we are fighting a pandemic that is challenging on many fronts.
As I told the Standing Committee on Finance, and as I have said a number of times, the public service gave me its recommendations, and I accepted them. At their request, I shared the details of the contribution agreement with committee members. As we have said, the public service negotiated the contribution with the WE organization.
View Bardish Chagger Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bardish Chagger Profile
2020-07-21 14:38 [p.2693]
Mr. Speaker, since the beginning of this pandemic, we have said that we would be there for Canadians.
We have announced a number of measures to support students. We announced $9 billion in support, including the creation of the Canada emergency student benefit. We doubled Canada's student grants for full- and part-time students. We instituted a six-month moratorium on Canada student loans. With respect to the Ethics Commissioner, we will work with his office and ensure that he has the answers he needs.
View Bardish Chagger Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bardish Chagger Profile
2020-07-21 14:41 [p.2694]
Mr. Speaker, as I said, our government will continue to ensure that Canadians have the programs and resources they need during this pandemic.
We know that the Ethics Commissioner is investigating. We will work with his office. Members of the Standing Committee on Finance asked me to come testify. I did so and answered many questions.
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