Question Period: Marijuana legalization, U.S. tariffs, Safe Third Country Agreement — June 19, 2018

THE PROMOTION OF RESPECTIVE JUSTICE AND LEGAL SYSTEM [ Voice of Translator ] OUR GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN ACTION OVER THE PAST YEAR, SOME 7,000 NEW BEDS FOR WOMEN FLEEING VIOLENCE, THE EXAMINATION OF SEXUAL ABUSE CASES, THE INVESTMENT OF $20 MILLION IN PROJECTS DESIGNED TO SUPPORT SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE AND THEIR FAMILIES OUR GOVERNMENT HAS SHOWN COMMITMENT TO ENDING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND HELPING SURVIVORS TO REBUILD THEIR LIVES THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER [ End of Translation ] >> The Speaker: THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR WINDSOR–TECUMSEH >> THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER I RISE ON BEHALF OF AT LEAST 50,000 WORKERS EMPLOYED DIRECTLY BY THE STEEL AND ALUMINUM INDUSTRIES AND THE COMMUNITIES THAT RELY DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY ON THEIR INCOME IT’S INCUMBENT ON THE GOVERNMENT TO WORK WITH THE U.S. TO GET A PERMANENT EXEMPTION TO THESE TARIFFS CANADIANS KNOW THEY HAVE BEEN IMPOSED ON US AS AN UNFAIR BULLYING TACTIC TO INFLUENCE THE RENEGOTIATION OF NAFTA WE KNOW DONALD TRUMP HAS USED NATIONAL SECURITY AS AN EXCUSE FOR THESE TARIFFS NOW HE IS THREATENING OUR AUTO WORKERS WITH HIS TARIFFS JOBS IN MY COMMUNITY DEPENDS ON AND YOURS A RECENT TD ECONOMICS REPORT TELLS OF 160,000 JOB LOSSES, MOSTLY IN ONTARIO THIS GOVERNMENT MUST STAND UP FOR CANADIAN WORKERS AND ACT ON NATIONAL STRATEGIES THE NDP’S BEEN CALLING FOR FOR YEARS THE STRENGTH OF OUR COUNTRY DEPENDS ON THE STRENGTH OF OUR COMMUNITIES OUR WORKERS ARE THAT STRENGTH WE NEED TO BE THE BACKBONE NOW MORE THAN EVER >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR RICHMOND–ARTHABASKA >> (Voice of Translator): MR. SPEAKER, I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT HERE TO CONGRATULATE THE NEW MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR CHICOUTIMI LA FJORD [ Some Applause ] FOLLOWING SIX MONTHS WITHOUT A REPRESENTATIVE, THE PEOPLE OF THIS MAGNIFICENT REGION FINALLY HAVE A VOICE IN OTTAWA THAT OF AN AUTHENTIC, PASSIONATE AND HARDWORKING MAN WHO I’VE LEARNED TO KNOW OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS SO IT’S WITH GREAT PRIDE THAT WE WELCOME THE NEW MEMBER INTO OUR CAUCUS [ Some Applause ] THE PEOPLE OF THAT RIDING SENTOUT A STRONG MESSAGE TO THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT AND TO CANADA THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY IS THE ONLY SERIOUS ALTERNATIVE TO THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT AND THE ONLY POLITICAL PARTY ABLE TO DEFEND THE INTERESTS OF QUEBEC IN A STRONG AND UNITED CANADA IN OTTAWA [ Some Applause ] I WANT TO CONGRATULATE RICHARD FOR HIS CONVINCING VICTORY LAST NIGHT I WANT TO THANK ALL OF THE MEMBERS AND OUR WONDERFUL CONSERVATIVE FAMILY AND THE VOLUNTEERS WHO WORKED TIRELESSLY I’D LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THESE PEOPLE NOW CHICOUTIMI–LA FJORD WILL BE REPRESENTED HERE IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS [ Some Applause ] [ End of Translation ] >> The Speaker: THE HONOURABLE MEMBER >> SPEAKER, — RECENTLY IN THE NEWS WHEN HE WAS SHOT BY THE ISRAELI MILITARY IN GAZA OUR GOVERNMENT HAS CALLED FOR AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT HAPPENED AND INTO THE REPORTS OF USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE THAT LED TO THE DEATH AND INJURY OF THOUSANDS INCLUDING CHILDREN AND PARAMEDICS MR. SPEAKER, I’M NOT EXAGGERATING WHEN I SAY I RECEIVED OVER 20,000 EMAILS FROM CANADIANS WHO WERE UPSET BY WHAT HAPPENED I WANT TO THANK OUR CONSULAR OFFICIALS FOR ASSISTING HIM DURING HIS ORDEAL I’M PLEASED TO SAY, MR. SPEAKER, THAT DR. LOUBANI IS RECOVERING WELL AND HERE WITH US IN OTTAWA TODAY DR. LOUBANI IS AN EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN AND AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AT WESTERN UNIVERSITY TARIQ IS ALSO AN INNOVATOR DESIGNED LOW COST 3D PRINTED DEVICES THAT CAN BE PRINTED WHERE SUPPLIES ARE SCARCE HIS VOICE IS AN IMPORTANT VOICE IN TODAY’S WORLD I’M GRATEFUL FOR HIS HUMANITARIAN SERVICE AND HIS

COMMITMENT TO PEACE [ Applause ] [ Applause ] >> The Speaker: ORAL QUESTIONS (Speaking French) THE HONOURABLE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION [ Some Applause ] >> (Voice of Translator): MR. SPEAKER, FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO CONGRATULATE ALL OF CANADIANS WHO ATTENDED THE BYELECTION AND I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE RICHARD MARTEL, THE NEW MEMBER FOR CHICOUTIMI–LAFJORD CONSERVATIVES WILL ALWAYS RESPECT PROVINCIAL JURISDICTION QUEBEC AND OTHER PROVINCES WANT TO FORBID THEIR CITIZENS FROM GROWING MARIJUANA AT HOME WHY IS THE PRIME MINISTER REFUSING TO LISTEN TO THIS REQUEST FROM QUEBEC? >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MINISTER FOR HEALTH >> (Voice of Translator): PROTECTING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CANADIANS IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY GROWING CANNABIS AT HOME WILL REDUCE ACCESS TO THE ILLEGAL MARKET CANADIANS WILL BE ABLE TO GROW THESE PLANTS AND MAINTAIN THEM SAFELY AND RESPONSIBLY AT HOME WE’RE ALSO HEARING THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY OTHER JURISDICTIONS AND WORKING GROUPS THAT HAVE LOOKED AT THE ISSUE THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION >> (Voice of Translator): MR. SPEAKER, ALUMINUM WORKERS ARE WORRIED FOR THEIR JOBS THIS IS AN ISSUE WE HEARD A GREAT DEAL ABOUT IN SAGUENAY OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS FOR WEEKS NOW, CANADIAN ALUMINUM IS BEING TARGETED BY UNFAIR TARIFFS WHEN ALUMINUM FROM THE UNITED STATES IS EXEMPTED WHY HAS THE PRIME MINISTER NOT YET IMPOSED CANADIAN TARIFFS? >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MINISTER FOREIGN AFFAIRS >> (Voice of Translator): MR. SPEAKER, THE TARIFFS IMPOSED BY THE UNITED STATES ON STEEL AND ALUMINUM ARE ILLEGAL AND UNFAIR THE SO-CALLED NATIONAL SECURITY MOTIVATION IS ABSURD AND INSULTING WE ARE GOING TO IMPOSE PENALTIES THAT ARE EQUIVALENT TO WHAT THE UNITED STATES IMPOSED IN AN UNFAIR WAY WE ARE HOLDING A CONSULTATION PERIOD WITH OUR INDUSTRY, WORKERS AND CONSUMERS AND WE NEED TO RESPECT THAT >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION [ End of Translation ] >> — CANADIAN ECONOMY, THE PRIME MINISTER INHERITED A STRONG FISCAL POSITION [ Interjections ] BUT HE WEAKENED CANADA’S POSITION BY SQUANDERING THAT AND WRACKING UP MASSIVE DEFICITS NOW WITH THE THREAT OF NEW U.S TARIFFS, TD BANK IS WARNING THAT UP TO 160,000 JOBS IN THE CANADIAN AUTO SECTOR COULD BE AT RISK OBVIOUSLY WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE WORRIED HOWEVER, IT WAS NO SURPRISE THAT UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION, WE WOULD FACE THESE TYPES OF TRADE DISRUPTIONS SO WHY DID THE FINANCE MINISTER TABLE A BUDGET WITHOUT ANY MENTION OF A CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR CANADA’S ECONOMY? >> The Speaker: THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF FINANCE >> I’D LIKE TO BRING US BACK TO REMEMBER WHAT WE ACTUALLY WERE — $150 BILLION IN ADDITIONAL DEBT FROM THE LAST GOVERNMENT [ Interjections ] NOT ONLY THAT, A HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, 7.1% ALSO A LOW GROWTH RATE WHAT WE’VE DONE IS TURNED ALL THAT AROUND LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE — [ Interjections ] HIGHEST GROWTH RATE WE’VE SEEN IN A DECADE [ Interjections ] IT’S IMPORTANT, MR. SPEAKER, WHAT THE MEMBER DOESN’T QUITE UNDERSTAND IS IN FACT THAT, YES, WE DO CREATE A CONTINGENCY IN EVERY BUDGET WE DID THAT THIS YEAR AS WE’VE DONE IN PAST YEARS WE’RE DOING WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO HELP CANADIAN FAMILIES [ Interjections ] [ Some Applause ] >> The Speaker: MEMBERS WHO FEEL THEY HAVE TO YELL OUT WHEN SOMEONE ELSE HAS THE FLOOR OUGHT TO BE EMBARRASSED AT THEIR INABILITY TO CONTROL THEMSELVES [ Voice of Translator ] THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR RICHMOND–ARTHABASKA [ Some Applause ] >> (Voice of Translator): I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE RICHARD MARTEL’S VICTORY WHO WILL BE JOINING US HERE SOON A FILE THAT WE HEARD ABOUT A GREAT DEAL IN CHICOUTIMI–LA FJORD WAS THE ISSUE OF LEGALIZING MARIJUANA BEING PUT FORWARD BY THE LIBERALS AND THE PRIME MINISTER THEY ARE NOT RESPECTING PROVINCIAL JURISDICTION WHICH MEANS WE’RE HEADING DIRECTLY INTO LEGAL WRANGLING OVER THE ISSUE WHO’S GOING TO PAY FOR ALL THAT? CANADIANS WHY DOES THIS PRIME MINISTER NOT WANT TO RESPECT PROVINCIAL JURISDICTIONS? >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF HEALTH >> (Voice of Translator): PROTECTING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CANADIANS IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PROTECT OUR YOUTH AND THAT

ORGANIZED CRIME DOES NOT MAKE PROFIT WE’RE GOING TO DISPLACE THE BLACK MARKET THE WORKING GROUP, AS WELL, AS WORK DONE IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS DEMONSTRATES THAT CULTIVATING CANNABIS AT HOME IS THE RIGHT SOLUTION >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR RICHMOND–ARTHABASKA >> (Voice of Translator): AFTER THE TRANS MOUNTAIN FILE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALBERTA, AFTER THE ISSUE OF THE CARBON TAX WITH ONTARIO AND SASKATCHEWAN, TODAY, WE’RE ADDING THE FILE OF GROWING CANNABIS AT HOME WITH QUEBEC AND MANITOBA THAT MEANS THAT RIGHT NOW, OVER 50% OF PROVINCES WHICH REPRESENT OVER 79% OF THE POPULATION WILL BE CAUGHT UP IN LEGAL CONFLICTS THAT ARE GOING TO COST BILLIONS FOR THE PUBLIC WHY DOES THIS PRIME MINISTER STUBBORNLY REFUSE TO RECOGNIZE PROVINCIAL JURISDICTION? >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF HEALTH >> (Voice of Translator): THE PROTECTION OF CANADIANS’ HEALTH AND SAFETY IS OUR ABSOLUTE PRIORITY THE HARPER GOVERNMENT APPROACH DID NOT WORK IT ALLOWED CRIMINALS TO GENERATE PROFITS AND IT DID NOT KEEP CANNABIS OUT OF THE HANDS OF OUR CHILDREN WE THANK — FOR THE WORK IT’S DONE AND WE AGREE WITH THE MAJORITY OF THE AMENDMENTS PRESENTED BY CONSERVATIVE AND INDEPENDENT SENATORS C-45 WILL BE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACHIEVE OUR OBJECTIVES AND TO ENSURE A RESPONSIBLE TRANSITION TOWARDS A LEGAL CANNABIS MARKET THANK YOU >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR RIMOUSKI-NEIGETTE–TEMISCOUTA– LES BASQUES >> (Voice of Translator): MR. SPEAKER, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN SEPARATING THE CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS AT THE BORDER 2,000 CRYING, SCREAMING CHILDREN WHO SLEEP ON THE GROUND FAMILIES ARE BEING TORN APART ALL THEY WANTED TO DO WAS TO FIND A BETTER LIFE IT IS TIME FOR THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT TO DENOUNCE THIS INHUMAN SITUATION HOW CAN THIS GOVERNMENT CONSIDER THAT THE UNITED STATES ARE STILL A SAFE THIRD COUNTRY WHEN THEY LOCK UP CHILDREN AND SEPARATE IMMIGRANT FAMILIES? >> (Voice of Translator): THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION >> (Voice of Translator): MR. SPEAKER, I THINK ALL CANADIANS ARE TROUBLED BY THE IMAGES THAT THEY HAVE SEEN RECENTLY FROM THE UNITED STATES EVERY CHILD IS PRECIOUS WE HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO NOT SEPARATE CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS WHEN A FAMILY OF ASYLUM SEEKERS COMES TO OUR COUNTRY, WE DO EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TO PREVENT THEM FROM BEING SEPARATED IN THE RARE CASES WHERE DETENTION IS NECESSARY, WE TRY TO MINIMIZE THE TIME THAT THIS PROCESS TAKES >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR RIMOUSKI-NEIGETTE–TEMISCOUTA– LES BASQUES >> (Voice of Translator): WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO DENOUNCE THE SITUATION? WE HAVE AN INHUMAN SITUATION BEING LIVED THROUGH BY THOUSANDS OF IMMIGRANTS AND THEIR CHILDREN THESE ARE THE UGLIEST OF IMAGES WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO DENOUNCE THE BARBARIC PRACTISES OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION? THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HAS DENOUNCED THE CRUELTY OF USING CHILDREN AS TOOLS OF DISSITUATION IF THE CONSERVATIVES DISAGREE WITH THIS, THEY SHOULD SAY SO THE GOVERNMENT MUST DO WHAT IT CAN AND SUSPEND THE THIRD COUNTRY AGREEMENT WHY IS IT REFUSING TO DO SO? >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF IMMIGRATION [ End of Translation ] >> MR. SPEAKER, I THINK ALL CANADIANS ARE TROUBLED BY THE IMAGES COMING OUT OF THE UNITED STATES THE LIVES OF CHILDREN ARE VERY, VERY PRECIOUS AND THEIR SECURITY AND THEIR WELL-BEING HAS TO BE FOREMOST IN OUR MINDS WE ARE REQUIRED UNDER THE IMMIGRATION REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT TO MONITOR THE UNITED STATES DOMESTIC ASYLUM POLICY, TO MAKE SURE THAT ANY CHANGES IN THE ASYLUM SYSTEM CONTINUE TO MEET THE DESIGNATION OF A SAFE THIRD COUNTRY THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSION FOR REFUGEES IN CANADA DOES THE SAME ANALYSIS, AND WE CONTINUE TO MONITOR THOSE DEVELOPMENTS >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR VANCOUVER EAST >> EVEN FORMER CONSERVATIVE MINISTER CHRIS ALEXANDER IS CALLING FOR THE SUSPENSION OF THE SAFE THIRD COUNTRY AGREEMENT [ Interjections ] TRUMP IS TAKING MIGRANT CHILDREN HOSTAGE AND PUTTING THEM IN CAGES TO ADVANCE HIS POLITICAL AGENDA! THE U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER CALLS THIS UNCONSCIONABLE THE UNHCR SAYS TRUMP TACTICS ARE INHUMANE AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CALLS IT NOTHING SHORT OF TORTURE WILL THE PRIME MINISTER STATE THE OBVIOUS: THAT THE UNITED STATES IS NO LONGER A SAFE COUNTRY FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN? [ Some Applause ] >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MINISTER OF IMMIGRATION ORDER >> MR. SPEAKER, ALL CANADIANS ARE TROUBLED BY THE IMAGES THAT ARE EMERGING FROM THE UNITED STATES THE LIVES OF THESE CHILDREN ARE VERY, VERY PRECIOUS, AND WE

CONTINUE TO MONITOR ANY CHANGES TO THE DOMESTIC ASYLUM SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES AS WE ARE REQUIRED TO DO SO BY THE IMMIGRATION REFUGEE AND PROTECTION ACT THE UNHCR IN CANADA DOES THE SAME WORK THE SAFE THIRD COUNTRY AGREEMENT THE HONOURABLE MEMBER SHOULD KNOW IS NOT ABOUT DENIAL OF ASYLUM IT’S ABOUT THE ORDERLY MANAGEMENT OF ASYLUM SEEKERS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA AND ACTUALLY HAS BEEN A VERY GOOD AGREEMENT FOR CANADA MOVING FORWARD >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MEMBER FROM VANCOUVER EAST >> CANADIANS ARE CALLING FOR ACTION IT’S ABOUT LIVES REAL LIVES REAL PEOPLE REAL CHILDREN BEING SUBJECTED TO TORTURE FORMER MINISTER LLOYD AXWORTHY, THE CHAIR OF THE WORLD REFUGEE COUNCIL, AND ALLAN ROCK, FORMER U.N. AMBASSADOR, ARE CLEARLY STATING THAT THE U.S. IS NO LONGER A SAFE COUNTRY FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS CANADA MUST NOT BE COMPLICIT IN THIS INHUMANE TREATMENT OF CHILDREN WILL THE PRIME MINISTER FIND THE COURAGE AND SUSPEND THE SAFE THIRD COUNTRY AGREEMENT? [ Some Applause ] >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MINISTER OF IMMIGRATION >> MR. SPEAKER, HERE IS SOME ACTION THAT OUR GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN WE’VE PROVIDED GLOBAL LEADERSHIP UNDER THE U.N. GLOBAL — FOR MIGRATION WORKING WITH RESPECTED FORMER SUPREME COURT JUSTICE LOUISE ARBOUR WE HAVE INVESTED OVER $138 MILLION — [ Interjections ] — ON A NATIONAL — >> The Speaker: I’D ASK THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR VANCOUVER EAST TO COME TO ORDER AND NOT YELL WHEN SOMEONE ELSE HAS THE FLOOR AS SHE’S DOING THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF IMMIGRATION — ORDER, ORDER >> MR. SPEAKER, WE HAVE REDUCED IMMIGRATION DETENTION BY 30% ALL THE STAKEHOLDERS IN THIS FIELD HAVE ABYLAWED OUR EFFORTS TO MAKE SURE WE’VE MINIMIZED THE USE OF IMMIGRATION DETENTION [ Interjections ] GROUPS SUCH AS THE CANADIAN COUNCIL FOR REFUGEES HAVE QUOTED THAT THESE NEW THINGS ARE CONCRETE TOWARDS ENDING THE DETENTION OF CHILDREN ON IMMIGRATION ROUTES >> The Speaker: THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR MILTON >> — ANOTHER DAY THIS GOVERNMENT’S CARBON TAX COVERUP MR. SPEAKER, EXPERTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY GIVING TESTIMONY TO THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY THAT ACTUALLY TELLS US WHAT WE COULD BE LOOKING AT IN TERMS OF COSTS TO FAMILIES, THAT NUMBER IS $1,100, MR. SPEAKER SO THE MINISTER HAS A CHOICE HERE EITHER SHE CAN ACCEPT THAT NUMBER THAT’S BEEN PRESENTED TO THE SENATE COMMITTEE OR SHE CAN TELL US WHAT HER DEPARTMENT SAYS THE NUMBER IS WHICH WILL IT BE? >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT >> THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER ON THIS SIDE OF THE HOUSE, WE KNOW THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL CANADIANS EXPECT US TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND TO GROW THE ECONOMY THAT’S WHY WE’RE GETTING RID OF — THE POLLUTION IT CAUSES WE’RE INVESTING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN CLEAN TRANSPORTATION IN COMMUNITIES AND IN CONSERVATION AND WE ARE MAKING SURE THAT POLLUTERS WILL PAY SO THAT WE ALL CAN HAVE A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT AS WE GO FORWARD THE CONSERVATIVES HAVE NO PLAN TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE AND NO PLAN TO GROW THE ECONOMY IT’S CLEARLY NOT A PRIORITY FOR THEM, UNLIKE THE CONSERVATIVES, WE KNOW THAT THE ECONOMY AND THE ENVIRONMENT GO TOGETHER >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE — ORDER! THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR MILTON >> MR. SPEAKER, THE PRIORITY ON THIS SIDE ARE FOR PEOPLE LIKE SENIOR CITIZENS IN NOVA SCOTIA WHO ARE GOING TO BE SUFFERING BECAUSE THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE $1,100 THEY HAVE TO COME UP WITH EVERY YEAR, AND HERE’S THE STATS CAN NUMBER TOO THAT’S REAL, MR. SPEAKER, 94% OF NOVA SCOTIA SENIORS ARE LOW-INCOME SENIORS WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO FIND $1,100 IN TAX MONEY TO GIVE TO THIS FAILED LIBERAL GOVERNMENT? MR. SPEAKER, WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO GIVE IT UP AND DO WHAT’S RIGHT AND [ Interjections ] [ Some Applause ] >> The Speaker: THE HONOURABLE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY >> MR. SPEAKER, WHEN IT COMES TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE ECONOMY, WE HAVE A CLEAR CHOICE WE CAN PUT THE HEALTH OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN OUR COMMUNITIES AT RISK AS THE CONSERVATIVES WOULD DO OR WE CAN TAKE REAL ACTION TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE AND TO GROW A CLEAN-GROWTH ECONOMY MR. SPEAKER, IN OPPOSITION TO THE PRACTICAL AND COST EFFECTIVE MEASURES THAT WE’RE TAKING TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE AND GROW THE ECONOMY, EITHER THE CONSERVATIVES DON’T KNOW WHAT REAL ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE IS OR THEY SIMPLY DON’T CARE IN THE MODERN WORLD, THE ECONOMY AND THE ENVIRONMENT GO TOGETHER WE HAVE A CLIMATE PLAN THAT WILL ALLOW US TO ADDRESS GREENHOUSE GASES EMISSIONS AND GROW OUR ECONOMY GOING FORWARD AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR LOUIS-SAINT-LAURENT >> (Voice of Translator): THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER YESTERDAY, THE CITIZENS IN CHICOUTIMI SENT A CLEAR MESSAGE FIRST OF ALL, THEY’RE TRUSTING THE REAL ALTERNATIVE PRESENTED BY THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY AND THEY STARTED TO HAVE ENOUGH OF THE LIBERAL ATTITUDE WHICH IS INCREASING FEES ON CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES, MAINLY THE LIBERAL CARBON TAX WHICH IS GOING TO APPLY TO ALL CANADIANS THITY SENSE IN CHICOUTIMI HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF ADDITIONAL TAXES WHY IS THE GOVERNMENT CONTINUING ITS COVERUP ABOUT ITS LIBERAL CARBON TAX? >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY >> (Voice of Translator):

THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL CANADIANS EXPECT US TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOP OUR ECONOMY THAT IS WHY OUR GOING TO TAX POLLUTION AND INVEST IN CLEAN ENERGY AS WELL AS CONSERVATION THE CONSERVATIVES HAVE NO PLAN TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE CLEARLY, THIS IS NOT A PRIORITY FOR THEM BUT FOR US, IT IS AN ABSOLUTE PRIORITY WE’RE GOING TO TALK CLIMATE CHANGE AND GROW THE ECONOMY >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR LOUIS-SAINT-LAURENT >> (Voice of Translator): I’LL BE HAPPY TO PUBLICLY REPEAT WHAT I SAID PRIVATELY EARLIER CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR ATTEMPTS AT FRENCH, WE ALL APPRECIATE IT [ Some Applause ] IT’S NOT BECAUSE HE SPEAKS FRENCH THAT I AGREE WITH WHAT HE SAYS LET ME CORRECT THAT UNDER THE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT, GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS WENT DOWN BY 2.2% AND THE ECONOMY GREW 16.9% INCREASE OF THE GDP AND GREENHOUSE GASES WENT DOWN THAT’S WHAT ALL CANADIANS WANT AND WE DID IT WITHOUT A LIBERAL CARBON TAX WHY ARE THE LIBERALS INSISTING ON GOING DOWN THIS ROAD? [ Some Applause ] >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY >> (Voice of Translator): MR. SPEAKER CANADIANS ARE SEEING THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND EVERYONE IS EXPECTING REAL MEASURES OUR PLAN IS WORKING WE’VE RETAINED THE STRONGEST RATE OF ECONOMIC GROWTH OF ALL G7 COUNTRIES WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH CANADIANS TO FIND INTELLIGENT SOLUTIONS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE AND CREATE GOOD JOBS FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS [ End of Translation ] >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR CARLETON >> HERE’S WHAT THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT SAYS ABOUT THE COST OF THE CARBON TAX THESE HIGHER COSTS WOULD THEN CASCADE THROUGH THE ECONOMY IN THE FORM OF HIGHER PRICES, THUS LEADING ALL FIRMS AND CONSUMERS TO PAY MORE FOR GOODS AND SERVICES KEY FINDINGS ARE BLACKED OUT, MR. SPEAKER WE DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH MORE DEPUTY LEADER OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY QUOTED ONE REPORT SAYING THAT IT WOULD COST $1,100 A FAMILY THE TAXPAYERS FEDERATION SAYS IT’S $2,600 A FAMILY WHICH OF THOSE TWO NUMBERS IS CORRECT? >> The Speaker: THE HONOURABLE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY >> MR. SPEAKER, WHEN IT COMES TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE ECONOMY, WE HAVE A CLEAR CHOICE WE CAN PUT THE HEALTH OF OUR ENVIRONMENT AT RISK OR TAKE STRONG ACTION TO ADDRESS GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND TO GROW OUR ECONOMY MR. SPEAKER, WE’VE DEVELOPED IN CONJUNCTION AND PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES A PLAN TO ADDRESS GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND TO GROW THE ECONOMY GOING FORWARD MR. SPEAKER, THAT IS AN IMPORTANT MEASURE FOR OUR CHILDREN, FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN AND FOR THE HEALTH OF OUR ECONOMY GOING FORWARD AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR CARLETON >> MR. SPEAKER, WE’VE QUOTED TWO VERY CREDIBLE SOURCES ON THE COSTING OF THIS LIBERAL CARBON TAX FOR THE AVERAGE CANADIAN FAMILY AND BOTH TIMES, THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY REFUSED TO ANSWER THE QUESTION SO THE DEPUTY LEADER QUOTED A COST OF $1,100 PER FAMILY, ARE WE GETTING CLOSER TO THE REAL COSTS, MR. SPEAKER? WHAT ABOUT THE TAXPAYERS FEDERATION? $2,600 PER FAMILY AM I GETTING WARMER NOW? IS IT MORE THAN $2,600? WHY DON’T THEY JUST END THIS COVERUP NOW AND TELL US WHAT THIS WILL COST THE AVERAGE CANADIAN? >> The Speaker: THE HONOURABLE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY >> THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER IT’S CLEAR TO THIS HOUSE THIS CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT IS NO DIFFERENT THAN THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF STEPHEN HARPER, THE PARTY THAT DID NOT BELIEVE IN CLIMATE CHANGE, DID NOTHING TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE, DID NOTHING TO ADVANCE THE CLEAN GROWTH ECONOMY GOING FORWARD THIS GOVERNMENT BELIEVES IN PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO COME AND DO SO IN A POSSIBLE WAY GROWING OUR ECONOMY FOR THE FUTURE AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO [ Some Applause ] >> (Voice of Translator): ORDER THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR LAURIER–SAINTE-MARIE >> (Voice of Translator): MR. SPEAKER, NO PARENT WANTS TO SEE THEIR CHILD TORN FROM THEIR ARMS AND THAT’S HAPPENING AT THE MEXICAN BORDER WHY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS TAKEN CHILDREN HOSTAGE BASICALLY TO COLLECT POLITICAL CAPITAL THE MINISTER SAYS HE RECOGNIZED HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO BE FIRM AND UNEQUIVOCAL TO PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS THAT’S WHAT THE PRIME MINISTER SAID BUT WE NEED TO DEFEND THESE CHILDREN WITH WORDS AND ACTIONS WILL THE GOVERNMENT DENOUNCE THE SITUATION AND SUSPEND THE SAFE

THIRD COUNTRY AGREEMENT? >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MINISTER FOR TRANSPORTATION >> (Voice of Translator): AS I SAID, I THINK THAT ALL CANADIANS ARE TROUBLED BY THE IMAGES COMING FROM THE UNITED STATES THE LIVES OF THESE CHILDREN ARE PRECIOUS AND WE NEED TO THINK OF THEIR SAFETY AND THEIR WELL-BEING WE HAVE SPARED NO EFFORT TO IMPROVE THE DETENTION SYSTEM HERE IN CANADA AND TO REDUCE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE USING DETENTION IN THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE UNITED STATES IS SIMPLY UNACCEPTABLE [ End of Translation ] >> MR. SPEAKER, YESTERDAY, THE PRIME MINISTER SAID IN THIS HOUSE THAT HE WON’T PLAY POLITICS WHEN IT COMES TO THE SAFE THIRD COUNTRY AGREEMENT THIS IS NOT A GAME CHILDREN ARE BEING TORN FROM THEIR PARENTS AND BEING HELD HOSTAGES IN CAGES AND THIS PRIME MINISTER, THIS GOVERNMENT HAS THE POWER TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT WE ARE NOT PLAYING LIVES ARE BEING DESTROYED AND CANADA IS BEING CALLED TO ACTION WILL THE PRIME MINISTER STAND UP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, HELP THESE CHILDREN, AND FINALLY SUSPEND THE SAFE THIRD COUNTRY AGREEMENT? [ Some Applause ] >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MINISTER OF IMMIGRATION >> SPEAKER, I THANK THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR THE QUESTION WE HAVE TAKEN A LEADERSHIP ROLE IN MAKING SURE THAT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TREATS CHILD MIGRANTS IN A DIGNIFIED MANNER I THINK ALL CANADIANS ARE TROUBLED BY THE IMAGES EMERGING FROM THE UNITED STATES WE’VE MADE OUR POINT CLEAR WITH RESPECT TO THE MAKING SURE THAT WE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE LIVES OF THESE PRECIOUS CHILDREN ARE IMPORTANT AND THEIR SECURITY AND WELL-BEING SHOULD BE OUR UTMOST PRIORITY BUT WE HAVE TAKEN ACTION BOTH DOMESTICALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY WE HAVE INVESTED $138 MILLION TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DEVELOP ALTERNATIVE TO IMMIGRATION DETENTION TO MAKE SURE THAT MOVING FORWARD — >> The Speaker: THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR CALGARY NOSE HILL >> IN OCTOBER 2016 WHEN THE PRIME MINISTER VOTED TO SUPPORT MY MOTION REGARDING THE YAZIDIS, HE AGREED TO THE TERM OF A MOTION REQUIRING ARTICLE 5 OF THE GENOCIDE CONVENTION WOULD BE ENACTED BY CANADA ARTICLE 5 EXPLICITLY REQUIRES US TO BRING PERPETRATORS OF GENOCIDE TO SWIFT JUSTICE INCLUDING THOSE WHO ARE COMPLICIT IN IT IT’S BEEN ALMOST TWO YEARS SINCE THIS IS WHY IS THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ALLOWING CANADIAN ISIS GENOCIDE PERPETRATORS TO WALK FREE? >> The Speaker: THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS >> MR. SPEAKER, MY HEART AND THAT OF ALL CANADIANS GOES OUT TO NADIA MURAD, AN INSPIRATION TO OUR GOVERNMENT AND THE WORLD WE HAVE BEEN CLEAR, ALL MEMBERS IN THIS HOUSE, THAT THE PERSECUTION OF THE YAZIDIS IN IRAQ AND SYRIA IS GENOCIDE, AND WE ARE COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH NADIA AND OTHER YAZIDI WOMEN TO ENSURE THAT THEIR CASE IS HEARD IN INTERNATIONAL COURTS OUR GOVERNMENT IS STANDING UP FOR THE RIGHTS OF SURVIVORS, WE’RE CALLING ON THE SECURITY COUNCIL TO RECOGNIZE SEXUAL VIOLENCE AS A CRITERIA FOR U.N SANCTIONS >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR CALGARY NOSE HILL >> YET BY ALLOWING CANADIAN ISIS PERPETRATORS OF GENOCIDE TO WALK FREE WITHOUT SO MUCH AS A PEACE BOND THE PRIME MINISTER HAS BROKEN THE COVENANT WHEN HE VOTED FOR THAT MOTION KNOWING WHAT HE KNOWS, THAT THERE ARE CANADIANS WHO RAPE AND MURDERED FOR ISIS AND LETTING THEM WALK FREE, HE IS COMPLICIT IN DENYING THIS JUSTICE WHY IS THE PRIME MINISTER MORE FOCUSED ON GIVING THESE CONFESSED TERRORISTS POETRY LESSONS INSTEAD OF BRINGING JUSTICE TO THE VICTIMS OF ISIS? [ Some Applause ] >> The Speaker: THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY >> MR. SPEAKER, OUR PRIORITY IN DEALING WITH THESE SITUATIONS IS TO PROSECUTE TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW AS SOON AS THE EVIDENCE IS AVAILABLE I WILL POINT OUT THAT PUBLIC RECORD SHOWS UNDER THE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT TERROR CHARGES WERE LAID AGAINST FOUR INDIVIDUALS INABSENTIA AFTER THEY LEFT CANADA BUT NO CHARGES WERE LAID AGAINST ANY OF THE 60 SOME TERRORIST TRAVELERS WHO RETURNED TO CANADA UNDER THE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT SINCE 2016, FOUR CHARGES HAVE BEEN LAID AGAINST THE RETURNEES, TWO HAVE BEEN CONVICTED, AND TWO OTHERS ARE IN THE PROCESS OF PROSECUTION >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR CHARLESBOURG– HAUTE-SAINT-CHARLES >> (Voice of Translator): IT DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE, MR. SPEAKER A SELF-IDENTIFIED VIOLENT JIHADIST IS LIVING FREELY IN TORONTO THE COUNSELLORS FOR HIS REINTEGRATION PROGRAM SAYS HIS CLIENT HAS BECOME EVEN MORE RADICALIZED BY JIHADIST IDEOLOGY WHY IS THE PRIME MINISTER CONTINUING TO FUND REINTEGRATION PROGRAMS FOR TERRORISTS WHEN IT’S CLEAR THAT THEY DON’T WORK? [ End of Translation ] >> SPEAKER, WE USE A FULL SUITE OF MEASURES TO DEAL WITH THESE SITUATIONS SURVEILLANCE, INVESTIGATIONS, INTERVIEWS, CRIMINAL CHARGES, PROSECUTIONS WHEREVER THE EVIDENCE PREVAILS, PEACE BONDS, CRIMINAL CODE LISTINGS, NO-FLY LISTINGS, WE HOIST PASSPORTS AND THERE ARE THREAT REDUCTION

MEASURES AS APPROPRIATE UNDER THE CSIS ACT, MR. SPEAKER THE DETERMINATION OF WHICH TOOLS ARE APPROPRIATE IS LEFT TO THE PROFESSIONALS IN OUR POLICE AND SECURITY AGENCIES THEY ARE BEST POSITIONED TO MAKE THE JUDGMENT CALLS >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR CHARLESBOURG– HAUTE-SAINT-CHARLES >> (Voice of Translator): THE CASE OF ABU REZA, A NAME WE KNOW, WE SEE HE’S CONTINUING TO SUPPORT JIHAD WITH — AND JUSTIFYING TERRORISM AGAINST THE WEST I THINK THAT’S VERY CLEAR EVIDENCE WE’VE SEEN PROOF OF HIS OWN TESTIMONY WITH VIDEOS AND PHOTOS AND WORDS OF WITNESSES THAT PROVE HE’S GUILTY I UNDERSTAND THE PRIME MINISTER FINDS IT DIFFICULT TO ADMIT THAT HE WAS WRONG TO BELIEVE THAT THIS MURDERER WOULD BE REINTEGRATED WHAT ELSE DOES HE NEED TO BE PERSUADED THAT THIS TERRORIST NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE AND IMPRISONED? >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MINISTER FOR PUBLIC SAFETY [ End of Translation ] >> THE COMMENTS MADE BY THE HONOURABLE MEMBER SEEM TO BE DRAWN FROM VARIOUS MEDIA REPORTS AND IT’S ALWAYS OPEN TO MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT TO READ THE PRESS AND TO DRAW THEIR OWN CONCLUSIONS FROM WHAT IS REPORTED IN THE MEDIA IN ORDER TO DEAL WITH A CASE IN COURT YOU ACTUALLY HAVE TO HAVE AN INVESTIGATION BY THE POLICE FORCE, THE COLLECTION OF EVIDENCE, THE LAYING OF CHARGES AND PROSECUTION THROUGH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM THAT IS WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO WHILE THEY READ THE PRESS [ Interjections ] [ Some Applause ] >> The Speaker: ORDER THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR BURNABY SOUTH ORDER >> MR. SPEAKER, WHILE THE TRANS MOUNTAIN EXPANSION PROJECT MAY ONLY LOOK LIKE A LINE ON A MAP TO THE NATURAL RESOURCES MINISTER THE IMPACT TO THOSE LIVING IN METRO VANCOUVER ARE REAL AND POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING TO OUR COMMUNITY THIS IS WHY THERE IS SO MUCH RESISTANCE TO THIS PROJECT AND WHY PEOPLE ARE GETTING ARRESTED TO STOP IT THE MINISTER ACKNOWLEDGES HIS THREATS TO USE THE ARMY AGAINST PROTESTORS WERE WRECKLESS SO WILL HE CONDEMN DAVID DODGE’S COMMENTS THAT WE NEED TO SOMEHOW UNDERSTAND PEOPLE WILL DIE PROTESTING THIS PIPELINE? >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY >> MR. SPEAKER, CANADIANS HAVE THEIR FULL DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS TO EXPRESS THEIR POINT OF VIEW THROUGH PROTEST AND DISSENT THAT IS ENSHRINED IN CANADIAN LAW IT’S PROTECTED BY THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION THEY MUST, HOWEVER, EXPRESS THEIR POINTS OF VIEW FULLY WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF LAW AND TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE PUBLIC SAFETY OF OTHERS AND FOR LAWS TO PROTECT PUBLIC SAFETY WILL BE DULY ENFORCED AS THEY SHOULD BE >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR SKEENA–BULKLEY VALLEY >> AFTER LOSING WHAT WAS THE WORST AND MOST EXPENSIVE GAME OF TEXAS HOLD ‘EM IN HISTORY WE NOW LEARN THAT THE COMPANY THE LIBERALS BOUGHT THEIR PIPELINE FROM MAY HAVE FALSIFIED EVIDENCE AT THE NATIONAL ENERGY BOARD FOR COLD WATER FIRST NATIONS, 90% OF THEIR DRINKING WATER IS THREATENED YOU KNOW THE BACK-UP PLAN? THEY HAVE A FIRE TRUCK CHIEF LEE SAMPSON SAYS, AND I QUOTE, THIS PRIME MINISTER IS SAYING HE WANTS TO IMPLEMENT THE U.N. DECLARATION, HE WANTS TO STOP ALL WATER ADVISORIES TO FIRST NATIONS YET HE WON’T LOOK AT THE IMPACT OF A PIPELINE THAT GOES RIGHT THROUGH OUR AQUIFER WILL THE PRIME MINISTER HAVE THE COURAGE TO VISIT COLD WATER, SEE THE IMPACTS OF HIS MASS SCHEME TO BUILD A PIPELINE WHERE IT’S NOT WANTED AND NOT NEEDED? >> MR. SPEAKER, THE TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE EXPANSION PROJECT WAS SUBJECT TO THE MOST EXHAUSTIVE REVIEW IN THE HISTORY OF PIPELINES IN CANADA THE KEY PILLAR OF THAT REVIEW WAS ENGAGEMENT AND CONSULTATION WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND OUR GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED TO THE ON-GOING WORK OF RECONCILIATION AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND IT’S WHY WE’VE UNDERTAKEN IMPORTANT WORK BY THE CO-DEVELOPED INDIGENOUS ADVISORY AND MONITORING COMMITTEE COMMUNITIES ALONGSIDE THE NATIONAL ENERGY BOARD WILL MONITOR THE PROJECT THROUGHOUT ITS LIFE CYCLE QUESTIONS REGARDING SUBMISSIONS AND FILINGS TO THE NATIONAL ENERGY BOARD SHOULD BE DIRECTED DIRECTLY TO THE NEB >> The Speaker: THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR NEW MARKET–AURORA >> (Voice of Translator): MR. SPEAKER, THE AMOUNT THAT SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZE BUSINESSES CONTRIBUTE SIGNIFICANTLY TO CANADA’S ECONOMY THEY HELP CREATE GOOD, WELL-PAYING JOBS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY [ End of Translation ] CAN THE MINISTER OF FINANCE EXPLAIN TO THE HOUSE HOW TODAY’S LAUNCH OF THE CANADIAN BUSINESS GROWTH FUND WILL HELP THESE BUSINESSES GROW, COMPETE, AND CREATE MORE JOBS FOR CANADIANS? [ Some Applause ] >> The Speaker: THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF FINANCE >> (Voice of Translator): MR. SPEAKER, I’D LIKE TO THANK MY COLLEAGUE, THE MEMBER FOR NEW MARKET–AURORA, FOR HIS QUESTION AND FOR HIS IMPORTANT WORK [ End of Translation ] THE LEADING CANADIAN BANK AND OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ANNOUNCED THEY’RE GOING TO JOIN TOGETHER, CREATE A FUND UP TO A BILLION DOLLARS FOR OVER TEN YEARS TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES, MEDIUM-SIZE BUSINESSES IN OUR COUNTRY TO HELP THEM GROW MORE THAN JUST FUNDING, THIS IS GOING TO HELP GUIDANCE AND MENTORSHIP AND NETWORK SO THAT SMALL BUSINESS CAN BE SUCCESSFUL, CREATING JOBS AND GROWING OUR ECONOMY MR. SPEAKER, I WANT TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO THANK THESE LEADING INSTITUTIONS FOR WORKING

TOGETHER TO HELP OUR ECONOMY TO GROW, HELPING OUR — >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR OSHAWA >> THANKS, MR. SPEAKER WORKERS AND FAMILIES IN OSHAWA ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE TRADE WAR BETWEEN CANADA AND THE U.S AUTO MAKERS USE SPECIALIZED STEEL IMPORTED FROM THE U.S. IN ORDER TO BUILD CARS A 25% TARIFF ON AUTOS HAS BEEN THREATENED WHICH WOULD SERIOUSLY HARM THE CANADIAN AUTO INDUSTRY TODAY, TD BANK WARNS TARIFFS COULD COST 160,000 AUTO JOBS IF THAT ISN’T AN EMERGENCY FOR THIS GOVERNMENT, I KNOW WHAT IS WHAT’S THE PRIME MINISTER DOING TO ENSURE THE CANADIAN AUTO WORKERS DON’T LOSE THEIR JOBS? [ Some Applause ] >> The Speaker: THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS >> MR. SPEAKER, I’D LIKE THO THANK THE MEMBER FOR HIS QUESTION AND FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE VERY CLEAR WITH CANADIAN AUTO WORKERS THAT OUR GOVERNMENT AND INDEED I BELIEVE THE ENTIRE CANADIAN PARLIAMENT STANDS FIRMLY WITH THEM AS REGARDS TO SECTION 232 INVESTIGATIONS, THE IDEA THAT CANADA AND CANADIAN CARS COULD POSE ANY KIND OF SECURITY THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES IS FRANKLY ABSURD IT IS AN ISSUE THE PRIME MINISTER HAS RAISED WITH THE PRESIDENT, I HAVE RAISED WITH SECRETARY ROSS AND POMPEO AND WE ARE WORKING CLOSELY WITH OUR ALLIES IN EUROPE, IN ASIA AND IN MEXICO ON THIS ISSUE >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR DURHAM >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER THE MINISTER’S KIND WORDS ABOUT ALL PARLIAMENT CONTAINS STANDING WITH MY FRIENDS CONCERNS ABOUT AUTO ARE NOT MATCHED BY ACTIONS THE LIBERAL MEMBERS OF THE TRADE COMMITTEE JUST REFUSED TO MEET AFTER THE POTENTIAL IMPOSITION OF U.S. AUTO TARIFFS WE’RE ALMOST A YEAR AWAY FROM THE MINISTER’S PRIORITY SPEECH ON NAFTA WHERE SHE DID NOT MENTION THE AUTO INDUSTRY AND NOW WE KNOW THERE’S 160,000 JOBS AT RISK WILL THE MINISTER AT LEAST CONFIRM TO THIS HOUSE THAT ALL RECIPROCAL TARIFFS, MONIES THAT CANADA RECEIVES, GOES IMMEDIATELY AND DIRECTLY TO STEEL, ALUMINUM, AND AUTO INDUSTRY? [ Some Applause ] >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE >> THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER AND I WANT TO BUILD ON THE ANSWER OF MY HONOURABLE COLLEAGUE THE MINISTER OF GLOBAL AFFAIRS, CANADA’S AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR IS STRONG AND UNIQUELY POSITIONED TO DESIGN AND BUILD THE CARS OF TODAY AND TOMORROW AND OUR HIGHLY-SKILLED WORKFORCE THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND IT OUR GOVERNMENT IS INVESTING $110 MILLION TO TOYOTA IN CAMBRIDGE TO MAINTAIN 8,000 JOBS, $49 MILLION TO LINAMAR IN GUELPH, MONEY TO THE HONDA BRANCH, SUPPORTING 4,000 JOBS, AND $102.4 MILLION TO THE FORD PLANT IN WINDSOR, MR. SPEAKER [ Interjections ] WE WILL STAND WITH AUTO WORKERS DAY BY DAY EVERY STEP OF THE WAY [ Some Applause ] >> The Speaker: ORDER THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR CARIBOO–PRINCE GEORGE >> MR. SPEAKER, THROUGH HIS ACTIONS AND HIS WORDS THE MINISTER OF FISHERIES HAS SHAKEN THE ENTIRE FISHING INDUSTRY IN ATLANTIC CANADA HE HAS ERODED THE RELATIONSHIP AND TRUST BETWEEN FISHERMEN AND DFO NOW THE MINISTER HAS PUT IN EVEN MORE LOBSTER FISHERMEN OUT OF WORK BY ANNOUNCING YET ANOTHER CLOSURE THE FISHERMEN’S ASSOCIATION SAID YESTERDAY ONE-THIRD OF THE FLEET WILL BE IMPACTED THAT’S A LOT OF JOBS, MR. SPEAKER WHY IS THE MINISTER REFUSING TO LISTEN TO REASON? >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MINISTER OF FISHERIES >> MR. SPEAKER, OBVIOUSLY, WE’RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE ABILITY OF THE LOBSTER FISHERY, THE SNOW CRAB FISHERY AND OTHER IMPORTANT FISHERIES FOR THE ECONOMY OF ATLANTIC CANADA AS THEY CONTINUE TO PROSPER AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHY, MR. SPEAKER, WE’VE TAKEN VERY SERIOUS, VERY STRINGENT SCIENCE-BASED MEASURES TO PROTECT THE HIGHLY-ENDANGERED NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALE BECAUSE FAILURE TO DO SO, MR. SPEAKER, AS MY HONOURABLE FRIEND KNOWS VERY WELL, PUTS IN JEOPARDY OUR ACCESS TO INTERNATIONAL MARKETS THAT WOULD BE THE SINGLEMOST DEVASTATING THING THAT COULD HURT THE FISHERMEN THAT MY HONOURABLE FRIEND PRETENDS HE CARES ABOUT [ Interjections ] >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MEMBER [ Interjections ] ORDER [ Interjections ] ORDER I’D ASK HONOURABLE MINISTER OF FISHERIES TO BE CAUTIOUS [ Some Applause ] ORDER THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR CARIBOO–PRINCE GEORGE >> MR. SPEAKER, I CARE ABOUT THEM, I’M THE ONLY ONE THAT’S TALKING TO THE FISHERMEN IN ATLANTIC CANADA [ Interjections ] THIS MINISTER HAS SHAKEN THE CONFIDENCE OF AN ENTIRE INDUSTRY [ Interjections ] — ONLY OUT OF PROTEST IN RESPONSE TO THEIR PROTESTS, NOT THROUGH CONSULTATION MR. SPEAKER, THE CLOSURE WILL DEVASTATE A LOCAL ECONOMY WORKERS ON-SHORE AND OFF ARE GOING TO BE AFFECTED IT’S THE MOST PROSPEROUS TIME OF YEAR AND LOBSTER IS THE ENGINE THAT DRIVES COMMUNITIES LIKE GRAND MANAN THIS WILL BE A MASSIVE HIT TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY IT’S NOT TOO LATE

WILL THE MINISTER MEET WITH THESE PEOPLE, FIND A COMPROMISE AND GET PEOPLE BACK TO WORK? [ Some Applause ] >> The Speaker: THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF FISHERIES >> MR. SPEAKER, MY HONOURABLE FRIEND REFERS TO DEVASTATING ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE AREA THAT WE CLOSED FOR SIX DAYS OF A 30-WEEK SEASON, MR. SPEAKER, THAT FISHERY, AS YOU WOULD KNOW WELL, YOU’VE BEEN MINISTER OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS YOURSELF, MR. SPEAKER, THAT SEASON OPENED IN NOVEMBER SO THE LAST SIX DAYS OF THE SEASON WILL BE CLOSED BECAUSE THAT IS A VERY IMPORTANT AREA FOR THE FORAGING OF NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES AND WE THINK, MR. SPEAKER, IT’S IMPORTANT TO PROTECT THESE ICONIC SPECIES AND TO PROTECT THE CANADIAN ECONOMY AT THE SAME TIME [ Some Applause ] >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR SALABERRY–SUROÎT >> (Voice of Translator): MR. SPEAKER, ACCORDING TO — THE GROWING NUMBER OF OIL SPILLS SHOWS THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS ACTING WITH BLIND TRUST IN PIPELINE REGULATION IT DOESN’T EVEN HAVE RELIABLE DATA BECAUSE OF DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN THE NATIONAL ENERGY BOARD DATA AND THE DATA OF THE TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD WHEN IT COMES TO PIPELINE INCIDENTS IF AN INCIDENT ISN’T REPORTED, HOW CAN THE GOVERNMENT MONITOR PIPELINES EFFECTIVELY? WILL THE LIBERALS MAKE SURE THEY ELIMINATE THESE DISCREPANCIES IN THE DATA TO PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT? [ Some Applause ] >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT >> (Voice of Translator): MR. SPEAKER, WE’VE BEEN VERY CLEAR ON THIS ISSUE OUR GOVERNMENT, OF COURSE, IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO GET OUR PRODUCTS TO MARKET THAT’S GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY AND, AT THE SAME TIME, WE’VE BEEN VERY CLEAR ABOUT THE ISSUE OF SPILLS WE HAVE PUT THE POLLUTER PAY PRINCIPLE INTO ACTION AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE REALLY INSIST ON ALL PIPELINE COMPANIES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT IF THERE IS AN INCIDENT, THAT THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CLEANING IT UP >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR ROSEMONT–LA PETITE PATRIE >> (Voice of Translator): WHILE THE LIBERALS SHOOT THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT BY BUYING AN OLD LEAKY PIPELINE, WE’VE LEARNED THAT EVEN THE MONITORING OF PIPELINES IS TOTALLY UNRELIABLE IN THE LAST DECADE, THE WORST WEEK FOR SPILLS WAS 2017 LAST YEAR 23% OF INCIDENTS HAPPEN IN B.C AND 55% IN QUEBEC THE SYSTEM IS SO BROKEN THAT IT CAN TAKE UP TO EIGHT YEARS FOR AN INCIDENT TO BE REPORTED EIGHT YEARS AND DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY — WERE SENT OR FINES APPLIED SINCE 2012? NONE WHEN WILL THE LIBERALS TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY? >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES [ End of Translation ] >> — MEMBER WILL KNOW THAT THE PIPELINE SAFETY ACT OFFERS TERRIFIC PROTECTION AGAINST THESE SPILLS HE ALSO KNOWS WE HAVE CO-DEVELOPED WITH INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES BOTH ALONG THE ENBRIDGE LINE 3 AND THE TMX MONITORING COMMITTEE SO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES THEMSELVES WILL BE VERY MUCH INVOLVED IN MONITORING THE SAFETY OF THESE LINES NOT ONLY THROUGH THE CONSTRUCTION PERIOD BUT THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE LIFE CYCLE WE’RE BETTER POSITIONED NOW THAN WE HAVE EVER BEEN >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR BEAUPORT–CÔTE-DE-BEAUPRÉ–ÎLE D’ORLÉANS–CHARLEVOIX >> (Voice of Translator): NOW YOU CAN’T SAY THAT THE LIBERALS ARE GREAT AT RESPECTING PROVINCIAL JURISDICTION OTTAWA KNOWS BEST IS ONE OF THEIR FAVOURITE SLOGANS THE LIBERALS DON’T LISTEN TO THE PROVINCES OR THE SENATE QUEBEC AND MANITOBA ARE REJECTING THE IDEA OF HOME CULTIVATION OF MARIJUANA AND THEY WANT THEIR REGULATORY POWERS TO BE RESPECTED WHEN IT COMES TO ENFORCING LEGAL FRAMEWORK AROUND MARIJUANA PRODUCTION WILL THE GOVERNMENT RESPECT PROVINCIAL JURISDICTION, “YES” OR “NO”? >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF HEALTH >> (Voice of Translator): THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CANADIANS IS A PRIORITY FOR OUR GOVERNMENT THE CONSERVATIVES’ APPROACH UNDER MR. HARPER DIDN’T WORK IT ALLOWED CRIMINALS TO PROFIT FROM OUR SYSTEM AND DIDN’T MANAGE TO KEEP MARIJUANA OUT OF THE HANDS OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE WE THANK THE SENATE FOR THEIR WORK AND WE AGREED WITH THE MAJORITY OF THEIR AMENDMENTS WE ARE CONVINCED THAT BILL C-45 WILL GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET OUR OBJECTIVES AND TO HAVE A RESPONSIBLE TRANSITION TOWARDS A LEGAL MARKET THANK YOU >> The Speaker: THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR PORTNEUF–JACQUES-CARTIER >> (Voice of Translator): MR. SPEAKER, I’LL TRY AGAIN THIS LIBERAL GOVERNMENT HAS SHOWN ITS ONLY PRIORITY IS LEGALIZING MARIJUANA BUT THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF OTHER ISSUES CANADIANS ARE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT ARE THE LIBERALS FRIENDS PUTTING PRESSURE ON THEM? OTHERWISE, WHY NOT TAKE THE TIME TO DO THINGS PROPERLY? THERE’S NOTHING IN THIS BILL TO PROTECT OUR YOUTH OR GET RID OF ORGANIZED CRIME AND THEY’RE TRAMPLING PROVINCIAL JURISDICTION WILL THIS CENTRALIZING GOVERNMENT RESPECT THE PROVINCES LIKE MANITOBA AND QUEBEC AND ALLOW THEM TO BAN HOME

CULTIVATION? >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF HEALTH >> (Voice of Translator): THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER ONCE AGAIN, PROTECTING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CANADIANS IS AN ABSOLUTE PRIORITY FOR OUR GOVERNMENT THE GOAL IS TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN AND TO ENSURE THAT ORGANIZED CRIME DOES NOT PROFIT FROM MARIJUANA HOME CULTIVATION WOULD HELP DISPLACE THE BLACK MARKET WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT CANADIANS WILL PROTECT THESE PLANTS AND PRODUCTS IN THE SAME WAY THAT THEY KEEP THEIR ALCOHOL AND PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION IN A SAFE PLACE AT HOME WE WILL ALSO BE FOLLOWING THE WORKING GROUP’S RECOMMENDATIONS AND ALL THE — AND LOOKING TO OTHER JURISDICTIONS THAT HAVE PREVIOUSLY LEGALIZED MARIJUANA >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR MONTMAGNY–L’ISLET–KAMOURASKA– RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP >> (Voice of Translator): QUEBEC AND MANITOBA CLEARLY SAID THAT THEY DON’T WANT HOME GROWING IT COULDN’T BE MORE CLEAR BUT THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH HAS STUBBORNLY INSISTED THAT SHE SHOULD REJECT THESE REASONABLE AMENDMENTS FROM THE SENATE NOW VOTERS IN CHICOUTIMI SENT A CLEAR MESSAGE THEY REJECT THE CENTRALIZING VISION, THE SLOGAN OTTAWA KNOWS BEST WILL THE PRIME MINISTER FINALLY COMMIT TO RESPECTING THE PROVINCES’ JURISDICTION? >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF HEALTH >> (Voice of Translator): MR. SPEAKER, ONCE AGAIN THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CANADIANS IS AN ABSOLUTE PRIORITY FOR OUR GOVERNMENT WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES AS WELL AS OUR PARTNERS TO ENSURE A RESPONSIBLE TRANSITION TOWARDS A LEGAL MARKET THE HARPER CONSERVATIVES’ APPROACH ALLOWED CRIMINALS TO BENEFIT FROM THE SYSTEM AND DIDN’T PROTECT OUR CHILDREN OUR GOVERNMENT IS STRICTLY LEGALIZING AND REGULATING ACCESS TO CANNABIS WE ARE WORKING WITH OUR PARTNERS TO ENSURE AN APPROPRIATE TRANSITION THANK YOU [ End of Translation ] >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR FLEETWOOD–PORT KELLS >> MR. SPEAKER, WITH SUMMER RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER I KNOW FAMILIES FROM COAST-TO-COAST-TO-COAST ARE PLANNING TO LOAD UP THE CAR AND TRAVEL OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY TO VISIT FAMILY OR MAYBE ONE OF OUR NATIONAL PARKS THIS SUMMER’S TOURISM SEASON WILL BE EVEN BUSIER BECAUSE OF THE CANADA CHINA YEAR OF TOURISM BRINGING MORE TOURISM FROM CHINA TO CANADA THAN EVER BEFORE IN MY RIDING OF FLEETWOOD–PORT KELLS I KNOW OPERATORS ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW MARKETS TOURISTS ARE VISITING CANADA FROM CAN THE MINISTER OF SMALL BUSINESS AND TOURISM GIVE THE HOUSE AN UPDATE ON THE PROGRESS OF THE CANADA CHINA YEAR OF TOURISM >> TOURISM IS AN IMPORTANT ECONOMIC DRIVER OF MORE THAN 200,000 MOSTLY SMALL BUSINESSES WHICH EMPLOYS ONE IN TEN CANADIANS 2018 IS THE CHINA YEAR OF TOURISM AND THIS WEEK I WILL BE LEADING A FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL, TERRITORIAL TOURISM TRADE MISSION TO CHINA WITH MEMBERS OF THE CANADIAN TOURISM INDUSTRY INCLUDING INDIGENOUS OPERATORS THAT WILL HIGHLIGHT THE WORLD-CLASS EXPERIENCES WE OFFER HERE IN CANADA WE ARE COMMITTED TO DOUBLING THE NUMBER OF CHINESE VISITORS TO CANADA BY 2021 AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH MY COLLEAGUE FROM FLEETWOOD–PORT KELLS TO MAKE THIS YEAR THE BEST YEAR FOR TOURISM THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR SELKIRK–INTERLAKE–EASTMAN >> MR. SPEAKER, THE PRIME MINISTER CONTINUES TO FAIL OUR ARMED FORCES ON THE FIGHTER JET FILE HE’S REFUSED TO HOLD A TIMELY OPEN COMPETITION AND FABRICATED AN IMAGINARY CAPABILITY GAP IT’S CLEAR THE PRIME MINISTER HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE’S DOING AND NOW THE LIBERALS ARE INCREASING THE NUMBER OF 30-YEAR-OLD FIGHTER JETS THEY’RE BUYING FROM AUSTRALIA FROM 18 TO 25 WILL THE PRIME MINISTER STOP WASTING TAXPAYERS’ MONEY AND CANCEL THIS ASININE INTERIM PURCHASE? >> The Speaker: THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE >> MR. SPEAKER, OUR GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO PROVIDING THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIRFORCE WITH THE CRITICAL COMMITMENT TO BE FULLY OPERATIONAL NOW AND INTO THE FUTURE AND WE HAVE STARTED A COMPETITION TO REPLACE THE CURRENT CF-18s AND, YES, WE ARE PURCHASING 18 AIRPLANES AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL PLANES AS PART TO MAINTAIN THESE AIRCRAFT MR. SPEAKER, GIVEN THE MEMBER’S CONCERN FOR THE STATE OF THE CANADIAN AIRFORCE, I’D LIKE TO ASK WHY HE AND HIS COLLEAGUES VOTE AGAINST CERTAIN THINGS >> The Speaker: THE HONOURABLE MEMBER >> THIS DAY IS NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY, PART OF A WEEK OF FESTIVITIES WHERE PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY CELEBRATE CULTURES AND LEGACIES OF FIRST NATIONS, METIS AND INUIT PEOPLES IN CANADA ALL WEEK THERE WILL BE CEREMONIES, CONCERTS, MEALS AND DANCES, DESPITE ALL THESE EVENTS MANY CANADIANS WON’T BE ABLE TO JOIN THESE CELEBRATIONS THIS GOVERNMENT TALKS ABOUT RECONCILIATION BUT FAILS TO MEET THE OBLIGATIONS TO INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES WHY WON’T THE LIBERALS SUPPORT MY BILL TO MAKE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY A STATUTORY HOLIDAY? [ Some Applause ] >> The Speaker: THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF INDIGENOUS SERVICES >> MR. SPEAKER, I THANK THE

MEMBER OPPOSITE FOR DRAWING ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT THIS THURSDAY IS NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO GO ONLINE AT CANADA.CA TO SEE ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES THAT ARE TAKING PLACE ACROSS THE COUNTRY INCLUDING MANY HERE IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION OUR GOVERNMENT HAS EMBARKED ON A RENEWED RELATIONSHIP WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, ONE BASED ON A RECOGNITION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF RIGHTS ON THE BASIS OF RESPECT AND PARTNERSHIP THIS WILL BE A GREAT DAY TO CELEBRATE THAT NEW RELATIONSHIP >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR SOUTH SURREY–WHITE ROCK >> THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER THE RECENT SHOOTING DEATHS OF TWO YOUNG YOUTHS IN SURREY, ONE OF THEM IN GRADE 10 AND THE OTHER IN GRADE 11 ARE THE MOST RECENT IN AN INTOLERABLE NUMBER OF SHOOTINGS AND DEATHS THAT HAVE OCCURRED IN OUR COMMUNITY AND MANY RESIDENTS HAVE SUFFERED INTOLERABLE LOSSES AND EMOTIONAL PAIN AND MANY ARE FRUSTRATED, FRIGHTENED AND ANGRY TO THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY, PLEASE TELL US WHAT ACTIONS GOVERNMENT IS TAKING TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE AND THE IMPACT OF GANGS ON OUR YOUTH >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY >> SPEAKER, CANADA IS A SAFE COUNTRY BUT OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS, INDEED, GUN AND GANG VIOLENCE HAS BEEN INCREASING WE HAVE BEEN COMMITTED TO COMBATTING THESE TRENDS AND MAKING OUR COMMUNITIES SAFER THROUGH A PACKAGE OF COMMON-SENSE MEASURES BILL C-71 IS ONE OF THOSE IT WILL ENACT MEASURES TO BETTER PROTECT CANADIAN COMMUNITIES FROM GUN VIOLENCE AND TODAY, WE RELEASED A REPORT ON THE RECENT SUMMIT ON GUNS AND GANGS THIS REPORT WILL HELP DETERMINE HOW BEST TO ALLOCATE SOME $327 MILLION TO TACKLE GUN-RELATED VIOLENCE AND GANG ACTIVITIES IN CANADA >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR KAMLOOPS–THOMPSON–CARIBOO >> MR. SPEAKER, WE NOTE THAT THE COMMISSIONER INTO THE NATIONAL INQUIRIES FOR MISSING INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS ASKED FOR A TWO-YEAR EXTENSION BUT THE MINISTER GRANTED SIX MONTHS WHY ONLY SIX MONTHS? BECAUSE IT WOULD BE IMPORTANT TO THE GOVERNMENT TO HAVE TIME TO RESPOND TO THE FINAL REPORT BEFORE WE GO INTO AN ELECTION CAN THE MINISTER GUARANTEE THAT THE TIME LINE IS NOT POLITICAL OPPORTUNISM AND WILL REALLY GIVE THE INQUIRY THE TIME TO DO THE WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE? >> The Speaker: HONOURABLE MINISTER FOR CROWN-INDIGENOUS RELATIONS >> MR. SPEAKER, WE WERE PLEASED TO GIVE THE INQUIRY SOME MORE TIME TO HEAR FROM FAMILIES AND TO BE ABLE TO WRITE THEIR REPORT WE BELIEVE WE GAVE A VERY SUBSTANTIAL RESPONSE TO THE INTERIM REPORT THAT WILL BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH COMMEMORATION AND HEALING AND THE KINDS OF WORK ON POLICING AND SEXISM AND RACISM THAT WE NEED TO GET ON WITH LIFE NOW WE HAVE ALWAYS SAID WE WOULD WAIT UNTIL THE FINAL REPORT TO GET ON WITH OUR ACTIONS AND WE’RE DOING JUST THAT AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THEIR FINAL REPORT NEXT SPRING >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR RIVIÈRE-DU-NORD >> (Voice of Translator): MR. SPEAKER, THE LIBERALS’ TRACK RECORD FOR THIS SESSION CLEARLY SHOWS THEY HAVE ONE PRIORITY MARIJUANA WHEN QUEBEC ASKS FOR TIME TO DO THINGS PROPERLY, OTTAWA DOESN’T CARE WHEN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OPPOSITES THE IDEA OF HAVING FOUR MARIJUANA PLANTS FOR HOUSEHOLDS, THE PRIME MINISTER KNOCKS QUEBEC VOTERS WHEN QUEBEC WANTS TO SLOW DOWN THE PACE, OTTAWA SAYS “NO.” WHEN WILL THE PRIME MINISTER UNDERSTAND THAT MARIJUANA ISN’T A PRIORITY FOR ANYONE EXCEPT HIM AND MARIJUANA GROWING LIBERALS? >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF HEALTH >> (Voice of Translator): THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER ONCE AGAIN, PROTECTING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CANADIANS IS A PRIORITY FOR OUR GOVERNMENT THE CURRENT APPROACH TO CANNABIS ISN’T WORKING IT HAS ALLOWED CRIMINALS TO PROFIT FROM THE SYSTEM AND IT HASN’T PROTECTED OUR CHILDREN WE THANK THE SENATE FOR ALL THE WORK THEY’VE DONE AND WE ACCEPTED THE MAJORITY OF THEIR AMENDMENTS WE ARE CONVINCED THAT BILL C-45 WILL GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET OUR OBJECTIVES AND TO ENSURE RESPONSIBLE TRANSITION TOWARDS A LEGAL MARIJUANA MARKET THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR RIVIÈRE-DU-NORD >> (Voice of Translator): MR. SPEAKER, IF MARIJUANA WAS THE PRIME MINISTER’S NUMBER ONE PRIORITY, WELL, I CAN TELL YOU WHAT WAS NOT A PRIORITY FOR THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT THIS SESSION, WHICH IS COMING TO A CLOSE NOW TACKLING TAX HAVENS MANAGING THE MIGRATION CRISIS FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE HAVING APPROPRIATE HEALTH TRANSFERS OR CONTRACTS FOR THE DAVIE SHIPYARD A SINGLE FORM TO FILE OUR TAXES, PERHAPS, BUT THAT’S CERTAINLY NOT A PRIORITY FOR THEM WHEN WILL THE PRIME MINISTER START FOCUSING ON QUEBECERS’ REAL PRIORITIES? >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF HEALTH >> (Voice of Translator): MR. SPEAKER, ONCE AGAIN, PROTECTING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CANADIANS IS A PRIORITY FOR OUR GOVERNMENT

WE ARE WORKING WITH ALL OF OUR PARTNERS TO ENSURE A RESPONSIBLE TRANSITION TOWARDS A LEGAL MARKET THE CURRENT APPROACH HAS ALLOWED ORGANIZED CRIME TO BENEFIT AND IT HASN’T PROTECTED OUR CHILDREN OUR GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO LEGALIZE AND STRICTLY REGULATE MARIJUANA TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN WE ARE WORKING WITH PARTNERS TO ENSURE AN APPROPRIATE DATE IS SET THANK YOU >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MEMBER >> (Voice of Translator): MR. SPEAKER, THE HONOURABLE SENATE APPARENTLY CARES MORE ABOUT QUEBEC THAN ALL OF THE 41 LIBERAL GHOST MEMBERS FROM QUEBEC THE SENATE IS MORE IN LINE WITH QUEBEC THAN THE LIBERAL PARTY I NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT I WOULD SAY THAT BUT THE SENATORS ARE MORE TUNED INTO THIS THAN THE PRIME MINISTER ALL OF THIS COULD END UP BEFORE THE COURTS AND ONCE AGAIN, QUEBEC’S PROVINCIAL JURISDICTION WILL BE TRAMPLED WILL THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE GOVERNMENT COMMIT TO NOT CHALLENGING QUEBEC’S DESIRES IN COURT? >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF HEALTH >> (Voice of Translator): THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER ONCE AGAIN, PROTECTING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CANADIANS IS AN ABSOLUTE PRIORITY FOR US THE CURRENT APPROACH TO MARIJUANA IS NOT WORKING IT HAS ALLOWED CRIMINALS TO BENEFIT FROM THE SYSTEM AND HASN’T PROTECTED OUR YOUNG PEOPLE WE THANK THE SENATE FOR THE WORK THEY DID IN RECENT MONTHS AND WE HAVE ACCEPTED THE GREAT MAJORITY OF THEIR AMENDMENTS WE ARE CONVINCED THAT BILL C-45 WILL GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET OUR OBJECTIVES AND TO HAVE A RESPONSIBLE TRANSITION TOWARD A LEGAL MARKET THANK YOU >> (Voice of Translator): THE HONOURABLE MEMBER FOR RIMOUSKI-NEIGETTE–TEMISCOUTA– LES BASQUES IS RISING ON A POINT OF ORDER [ End of Translation ] >> WHILE I WAS ASKING QUESTIONS AND THE MEMBER FOR VANCOUVER EAST, THE MEMBER FOR ST ALBERT–EDMONTON HAD PRETTY STRONG VIEWS THAT HE WAS HECKLING, NOW YOU NEVER KNOW REALLY WHAT IS BEING SAID BUT I’D LIKE TO EXTEND A FREE HAND AND INVITE HIM TO GO TO THE FOYER WHERE HE CAN USE A CAMERA AND MICROPHONE TO SUPPORT THE TRUMP MIGRANT POLICY [ Some Applause