House of Commons Debates Friday, January 30, 2015 VOLUME 147 NUMBER 166

House of Commons Debates Friday, January 30, 2015 VOLUME 147 NUMBER 166
House of Commons Debates
VOLUME 147
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NUMBER 166
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2nd SESSION
OFFICIAL REPORT
(HANSARD)
Friday, January 30, 2015
Speaker: The Honourable Andrew Scheer
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41st PARLIAMENT
CONTENTS
(Table of Contents appears at back of this issue.)
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concerns, which can lead to misunderstanding. As a result, there has
been some confusion about what this legislation would do.
The House met at 10 a.m.
Prayers
GOVERNMENT ORDERS
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[English]
PROTECTION OF CANADA FROM TERRORISTS ACT
The House resumed from January 28 consideration of the motion
that Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canadian Security Intelligence
Service Act and other Acts, be read the third time and passed.
Mr. LaVar Payne (Medicine Hat, CPC): Mr. Speaker, I am
pleased to rise today to speak about the protection of Canada from
terrorists act. This is an important bill that would allow our
government to move forward on our commitment to keep Canadians
safe from terrorist threats.
The international jihadist movement has declared war on Canada
and her allies. That is why our government has committed the
Canadian Armed Forces to the broad international coalition against
the so-called Islamic State. No Canadian government should ever
stand on the sidelines while our allies act to deny terrorists a safe
haven, an international base from which they could plot violence
against us.
Recent events of terror around the globe, and particularly the two
tragic attacks last October in Quebec and Ottawa and the recent
attacks in Paris, have pushed this issue to the forefront of the
government's agenda in a way never before seen in Canada's history.
It is now abundantly clear to all Canadians that terrorism is no longer
a threat in a faraway land. We must degrade and destroy the terrorists
before they bring their barbaric, violent ideology to our shores.
In light of the atrocities carried out by the Islamic State in Iraq and
the Levant, ISIL, and the deteriorating situation in Iraq and Syria, the
world is rallying against the threats of violent extremism. That is
why we have introduced the protection of Canada from terrorists act.
Now, more than ever, we must ensure that CSIS can undertake its
work as it was originally intended by Parliament.
While this legislation is important, it is not lengthy or
complicated. In fact, the proposed amendments are targeted and
common sense. However, any time a government introduces
legislation concerning national security, there are those who raise
Allow me to start with what it would not do. It would not, as
some have suggested, hand broad, sweeping powers to CSIS. Just as
importantly, it would not create new authorities or infringe on the
rights of Canadians. We have been abundantly clear on these points.
With this legislation, as with all bills that have passed through the
House, our government has worked diligently to strike a proper
balance between public safety and civil liberties.
Thirty years ago, when the CSIS act was passed, the Parliament of
the day ensured that this balance was adhered to in the authorities
given to CSIS. That is why the act put in place robust safeguards,
oversight, and review mechanisms to ensure that CSIS's investigative work is done with full respect of its governing laws.
As we know, Bill C-44 responds to court decisions that are having
a significant impact on CSIS operations. Before I go into the
provisions of the bill, I would like to provide some context on these
decisions and why they necessitate the amendments before us today.
Just last fall, the Federal Court of Appeal unsealed its July 2014
decision related to the government's appeal of Justice Mosley's
decision that was issued by the Federal Court in November 2013.
This decision has raised important questions about certain aspects of
CSIS's mandate and investigative authorities, particularly in relation
to CSIS's ability to conduct investigations outside of Canada.
It is self-evident that Parliament always intended CSIS to be able
to take reasonable and necessary measures to investigate threats to
the security of Canada outside of Canada. The protection of Canada
from terrorists act introduces targeted amendments to the CSIS act to
ensure that CSIS can continue to do just that and do so in a manner
that is consistent with relevant Canadian law, the Charter, and
Canadian values.
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To start, the bill would confirm CSIS's authority to conduct
investigations outside of Canada related to threats to the security of
Canada and security assessments. At the same time, the bill would
also confirm the authority of the Federal Court to issue warrants
authorizing CSIS to undertake certain intrusive activities outside of
Canada, and it would give the Federal Court authority to consider
only relevant Canadian law, primarily the CSIS act and the Charter
of Rights and Freedoms, when issuing warrants for CSIS to
undertake certain intrusive activities outside of Canada.
Why are these amendments important? It is because threats to the
security of Canada do not stop at our border. Many threats, in fact,
may develop entirely outside of Canada.
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In order to fully investigate these threats, CSIS must be able to use
intrusive investigative techniques outside of Canada, and it must
have a clear means to obtain authorization to do so. The Federal
Court of Appeal effectively found that, as currently written, the CSIS
act may require CSIS to demonstrate that its activities will be lawful
in the country where the activity will take place. This is not a
reasonable threshold to require CSIS to meet. CSIS, and indeed the
Federal Court, cannot reasonably expect to track the legislation of all
170 countries in the world to determine which kinds of activities are
lawful in those countries and which ones are not. It is also
unreasonable because subjects of investigation move around from
country to country and CSIS cannot reasonably be expected to
predict to which countries a subject of investigation might travel. It
is clear that Parliament did not intend CSIS to meet such a threshold
when it originally passed the CSIS act, and neither should we here
today.
Just to re-emphasize the fact that CSIS must have a clear authority
to conduct investigative activities outside of Canada, let me say this.
At a time when we are witnessing Canadians travelling abroad to
take part in terrorist activities, we simply cannot have ambiguity or
questions about CSIS's authority to take reasonable steps outside of
Canada to investigate the threat to the security of Canada that they
may pose.
Turning to the second court decision affecting CSIS operations, in
May 2014, as part if its decision on Mohamed Harkat, the Supreme
Court of Canada stated that CSIS human sources do not benefit from
a common-law class privilege similar to the informer privilege
applicable to police informants. While this does not necessarily
mean that these CSIS sources will be revealed during court
proceedings, it has weakened CSIS's ability to provide human
sources—a critical source of information for CSIS—with a credible
assurance that their identity would be protected. The implications of
this are serious, as those human sources may decide not to provide
CSIS with information that could be vital to an investigation of a
terrorist threat to Canada. To address this issue, the bill provides that
the identities of CSIS human sources would be prohibited from
being disclosed in legal proceedings.
However, it is worth noting that this is subject to certain
exceptions to preserve the right of Canadians to fair legal
proceedings. To this end, the legislation includes three measures
under which this protection could be lifted.
First, the human sources could, of their own accord, agree to the
disclosure of their identity in court, subject to the consent of the
director of CSIS.
Second, parties to the proceedings could ask a judge to make a
ruling regarding the human source. For example, is the individual in
fact a human source, and could the information in question actually
reveal the identity of the human source?
Third, in criminal proceedings, defendants and any other party to
the proceedings would be able to ask a judge to declare that the
disclosure of the identity of a human source or information from
which their identity might be inferred is essential to establish the
innocence of the accused.
More important, these amendments would not in any way
interfere with the ability of judges to take other measures to ensure
the fairness of legal proceedings beyond revealing the identity of a
CSIS human source. Judges also have broad discretion to determine
the weight to give to information provided by CSIS human sources
in legal proceedings. The proposed amendments would not affect
this discretion in any way.
The protection of Canada from terrorists act would also make
technical amendments to the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship
Act. These amendments would allow earlier implementation of
provisions that ensure that dual citizens who have been convicted of
terrorist acts and sentenced to a prison term of at least five years
would not continue to benefit from Canadian citizenship.
The amendments that our government has proposed through the
protection of Canada from terrorists act are reasonable, necessary,
and consistent with the values of Canadians. The Federal Court of
Appeal and decisions from the Federal Court have raised important
questions about CSIS's mandate and investigative authorities, and
the Supreme Court of Canada's decision has weakened CSIS's ability
to protect the identity of human sources.
Parliament must respond to these decisions by affirming CSIS's
existing authority to conduct investigative activities outside of
Canada, clearly stating that the Federal Court does have jurisdiction
to issue warrants for activities outside of Canada, including certain
intrusive activities that may be unlawful in the jurisdiction where
they would take place, and stating that Parliament wishes the identity
of CSIS human sources to be protected from disclosure in legal
proceedings, subject to certain exceptions.
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CSIS would, as always, continue to be required to obtain judicial
authorization to undertake certain intrusive investigative techniques
in relation to Canadians, and also remain subject to robust review by
the Security Intelligence Review Committee, SIRC, which has
access to all information in the possession of CSIS, except cabinet
confidences.
SIRC's powers of review are among the most far-reaching of any
body reviewing any intelligence agency in the western world. I
believe that these amendments are critical to ensuring safety and
security of Canadians.
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Canadians expect us to ensure that our law enforcement and
national security agencies have the tools to keep them safe. That is
why we have trusted our Conservative government to deliver on
these important issues. Unlike the NDP, whose leader has refused to
call the atrocities that occurred in late October a terrorist attack, we
have taken strong action, except when he asked for 24-hour, 7-day-aweek police protection.
I have a question for the NDP leader, and perhaps some of his
colleagues could answer me today. If what happened in this place
was merely caused by a drug addict who was mentally unstable, why
did the NDP leader demand additional RCMP security? I can tell
him why. It is because, despite his leftist rhetoric, he knows that
there is a real and present terrorist threat.
I was pleased to see earlier this week that the Liberals have finally
adopted our approach on national security. Hopefully they have
rejected their ill-advised approach of looking for the root causes of
terrorism, as their leader suggested after the bombing at the Boston
Marathon. I can tell the Liberals exactly the root cause of terrorism
in plain language that all Canadians can understand. The root cause
of terrorism is terrorists.
I hope all members will join me in supporting this very important
legislation.
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[Translation]
Ms. Rosane Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
I thank my colleague opposite for his speech. We have frequently
worked together as members of the Standing Committee on Public
Safety and National Security. Even though we have often disagreed
about various bills, we have always preserved a sense of collegiality
in the committee.
During meetings of that committee, whether attended by witnesses
and experts or private citizens, people had lots of questions. There is
one question in particular that the government never answered; it
was about the constitutionality of Bill C-44. We repeatedly asked the
Minister of Public Safety, his parliamentary secretary and his
colleagues on the opposite side of the House whether they had
received any legal opinions confirming that Bill C-44 is well and
truly constitutional because we do not want to end up debating the
constitutionality of a bill before the Supreme Court yet again.
Can my colleague across the way tell me for sure whether Bill
C-44 is well and truly constitutional?
[English]
Mr. LaVar Payne: Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from across
the way. We do work together well on the public safety committee.
Certainly we have had the opportunity to have a lot of discussion on
various issues, and I appreciate her presence and her question.
I can tell the hon. member that, in fact, any of the legislation that
our government puts through the House of Commons has to go
through a rigorous process to ensure that it does meet all
constitutional requirements, as well as those ensuring the freedoms
and protection of all Canadians.
Mr. Kevin Lamoureux (Winnipeg North, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I
wonder if the member might be able to respond to a letter, or it may
have been an email, that was actually sent to one of his colleagues in
regard to exploding targets. The letter says, “I continue to find it very
surprising that the Conservative government seems unable to
understand that the easy availability of this explosive [referring to
exploding targets]—ammonium nitrate and aluminium powder that
can be simply scaled up to a very powerful bomb—is a threat to the
safety of Canadians. There is no control on a radicalized person
acquiring a large quantity of this explosive, once they have obtained
a firearms licence. I hope that someone in the existing government
will realize the major blunder made by making this powerful
explosive so widely and easily available before it results in the injury
and death of Canadians.”
It is regarding exploding targets, and apparently the government
has done something to make it more available, that one only requires
a firearms possession certificate to acquire large quantities of it.
This is a letter that I just bring to his attention, and I would be
interested in his thoughts on it.
Mr. LaVar Payne: Mr. Speaker, I would not mind getting a copy
of that letter from my colleague across the way. It is an interesting
concept that people can buy a whole bunch of different products to
potentially make bombs. I do not believe that is in the interest of
Canadians in ensuring the protection of all our citizens.
I have not seen anything in particular with respect to the
legislation, but I would be more than happy to work with him on that
issue and come to some resolution.
[Translation]
Mr. Pierre Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, there is absolutely no doubt that public safety and national
security are a priority for every person here.
I think it is important to point out that this highly important
question is, once again, being discussed in a hurry under a time
allocation motion that restricts our speaking time. To me, that is
completely unacceptable.
To be sure, we cannot pretend that we have not seen the
Conservative Party's tasteless and partisan ads about these very
issues.
I would like to know if the government introduced this bill for
partisan reasons and is trying to ride roughshod over reason. We
agree that the issue is pressing, but the government could make it a
priority instead of limiting our speaking time.
If they did not do it for partisan reasons, then why is there once
again no place for the amendments put forward in committee by, for
example, the NDP official opposition, which, like the Conservatives,
cares deeply about public safety?
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[English]
Mr. LaVar Payne: Mr. Speaker, it is interesting that those
members have suggested that this is a political manoeuvre. It is the
responsibility of the government of the day, which happens to be our
Conservative government, to ensure that Canadian citizens, whether
they are parliamentarians or everyday citizens, are protected from
terrorists. That is our prime concern.
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If we do not get the legislation through, people will ask why. This
is important legislation that would protect Canadians and our
country from these jihadist terrorists. It is extremely important. I
would not say that this is any kind of political move.
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If we talk about a political move, the leader of the NDP and his
colleagues suggested that the attack in the House was because of a
drug addict. Let us get real. We know what it was. The real question
is this. If the NDP members think this was just a drug addict, why
did the NDP leader ask for 24-hour a day police protection? I do not
see the reality in his question.
Ms. Rosane Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
I appreciate this opportunity to participate in the third reading debate
on Bill C-44. Bill C-44 was introduced shortly after the events of
October 22, 2014, which shocked us all.
Mr. Adam Vaughan (Trinity—Spadina, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, as
members know, we support this bill insofar as it explores and seeks
to strengthen provisions to ensure the safety of all Canadians.
However, we have concerns, when the Conservatives say “a robust
debate” and “a robust process”, that closure will not be used, and that
when it comes to committee, they will not be scoping the input from
learned Canadians to ensure the bill is improved.
My question is centred on the concern that the member had about
a political leader who talked about root causes as being somehow
inappropriate. My understanding is that the Prime Minister is today
announcing measures in Richmond Hill that explore how we stop the
root causes from creating the dangerous circumstances and how we
work with our friends and neighbours in the Muslim community,
who seek peace and a just world, to ensure that radicalization does
not happen, and that the elements and conditions that create
radicalization and dangerous circumstances are addressed before
terrorism exists.
Surely, terrorism does not just create terrorism. There are root
causes. That is why the Prime Minister is making his announcement.
Does the member not support his Prime Minister?
Mr. LaVar Payne: Mr. Speaker, that is an interesting question. Of
course I support the Prime Minister.
Throughout these activities, including this bill, we have talked
about what we need to do to try to ensure that terrorists are stopped
before they come to Canada. We already know we have about 130
individuals who have gone abroad to participate in terrorism.
I know the leader of the Liberal Party had suggested that the
bombing in Boston was because we did not understand the Muslims
and we needed to get to the root cause of that. The root cause of it is
that those terrorists do not want to see Canadians and people across
the globe have the freedoms and values that Canadians appreciate.
We have freedom of speech. We have the opportunity to work and
travel abroad. These are the rights that Canadians want. In fact, our
government, and all our agencies and legal authorities, such as the
police, are working with Canadians right across the country to try to
stop terrorism before it hits here.
I certainly do support our Prime Minister. I do not have the items
that the Prime Minister will be releasing, but I am sure we will get
that information in short order. However, it will be to ensure that
Canadians are safe from terrorists.
[Translation]
I know that this bill was not a response from the government to
those events, something that was not clear in the speech that my
colleague just gave. It seemed like he was saying that it was a
response to the attacks that took place in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
and Ottawa, but it was not. Bill C-44 had already been drafted well
before those attacks took place. This bill is therefore not a response
on the part of the government.
We expect better answers from the Conservative government on
what it wants to do to combat terrorism today. There was talk of an
announcement around noon. We are anxious to see whether the
government is going to present a balanced approach. I am still
holding out hope.
With regard to Bill C-44, which is before us today, I would like to
say from the outset that the official opposition, the NDP, is going to
oppose this bill at third reading. I will try to explain why in my
remarks.
I have a few things to say to my colleagues opposite after listening
to their speeches. I noted a few things that they said. The sad thing
about Bill C-44 and the pressure that the government is putting on
the Canadian Security Intelligence Service is that the government
would have us believe that giving CSIS more power is a good thing.
It would be if the government also gave the agency the resources and
tools it needs. However, unfortunately, the Conservatives decided to
go it alone and did not hold the necessary consultations on Bill C-44.
There has also been talk about a balance between public safety and
civil liberties, something that we do not see at all in Bill C-44.
The whole national security context is undergoing rapid changes.
The nature of the attacks we are facing has changed, and in general,
the attackers are not the same either. The problems are changing
extremely quickly, particularly because of the new tools that
terrorists have and their access to social media.
This brings me to the issue of resources within the Canadian
Security Intelligence Service. This is a fundamental part of the
problem, but the Conservatives refuse to address it. All departments
have been affected by austerity measures over the past few years. For
example, cuts totalling over $100 million have been made to the
Department of Public Safety. In 2012-13, cuts totalling about
$15 million were made to CSIS.
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When my colleague talks about striking a balance between
security and civil liberties, I also think about the fact that the
inspector general of CSIS position was scrapped, even though it was
crucial to accountability at CSIS. That was not done in 2012-13, but
because of cuts totalling around $24.5 million that will be announced
in future budgets, it will be done in 2014-15. That was an extremely
important position that helped balance civil liberties and national
security.
In addition, we were disappointed to hear about some questionable spending, to say the least and to avoid unparliamentary
language, by Michel Coulombe, the director of the Canadian
Security Intelligence Service.
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Here is just one example: during a trip, the director of CSIS
actually spent over $750 on a hotel room for one night—this at a
time when we are in the middle of an austerity program and his
agency is suffering significant cuts. This kind of behaviour is
unacceptable. The director of CSIS is spending more on himself
right now than the Minister of Public Safety. It is totally
unacceptable to see taxpayers' money spent like that. What are we
hearing from the Conservatives right now? Nothing, radio silence.
They have no response when we ask what will happen next. Will the
director of CSIS be reprimanded for misusing public funds? We still
do not know.
As far as Bill C-44 is concerned, many things were discussed in
committee. In fact, I will come back to what happened, but to give
my colleagues a sense of what is in Bill C-44, I would add that it
does nothing to improve civilian oversight of CSIS, as promised. As
the official opposition, we thought it was an excellent opportunity to
correct the situation and work together to ensure that the government
kept its promise and did more for civil liberties while sorting out the
existing problems at CSIS.
Unfortunately, all of our amendments to that end were rejected. In
fact, I will go even further: all the amendments that the official
opposition, the third party and other members of the House proposed
at the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security
were rejected by the government. That is absolutely unacceptable
after members said they would try to work together, especially at
such an important stage as review in committee, where witnesses
give extremely important opinions.
I was also shocked by something else. This bill is only six or
seven pages long, which is not very long. Under the Conservatives
we have become accustomed to seeing bills that are often 100 or so
pages long, so five or six pages is not very much. However, the
Conservatives managed to create an omnibus bill out of those pages.
I commend them. That is quite a feat. Bill C-44 affects not just CSIS,
but also part of the Citizenship Act, which has nothing to do with
what we are interested in here, namely the Canadian Security
Intelligence Service.
In fact, the Conservatives are playing petty politics. They passed
legislation concerning the Citizenship Act and they want that
legislation to come into effect sooner than they planned. They
therefore included a provision in Bill C-44 to make the legislation
they introduced come into effect sooner. In fact, no one in the House
except for them agreed to that. This is absolutely unacceptable and
illogical when we are dealing with something as important as our
public safety and national security.
This brings me to the work in committee in general. We moved 12
very reasonable amendments to this bill. A number of expert
witnesses were behind us. Our proposed amendments were mainly
based on the evidence provided by experts to the Standing
Committee on Public Safety and National Security and also that of
groups of stakeholders that we managed to meet with over what I
must say was a short period of time. In fact, Bill C-44 was rushed
through committee very quickly. The number of hours of debate in
the House of Commons was reduced, as often happens with this
government, and we did not have many committee meetings. There
were only two meetings where we were able to listen to witnesses
and experts. The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency
Preparedness, the director of CSIS, Michel Coulombe, and
stakeholders associated with the minister and the director attended
the first meeting. That left us with only two hours to question
witnesses and experts not directly associated with the government.
As for the work in committee, I must say that the Conservatives
allowed us to invite only a small number of witnesses. Clearly, you
cannot have a large number of witnesses in two hours, but we had
very limited time.
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The committee did not hear from a lot of witnesses, and most of
the witnesses came from the Conservative government. As a result,
we heard very little from people who were not from the government
side. This made the work very difficult because I would say that over
the course of an hour, we had about six witnesses at once. This
prevented us from really going into great detail on Bill C-44. The
government had told us that we would all work together, that we
would develop a good bill and come to a unanimous consensus on
something. Unfortunately the government disappointed us yet again.
We voted in favour of this bill at second reading because we
wanted to send it to committee. We thought that the Conservatives
were serious about Bill C-44 and that they truly wanted to work
together and put partisanship aside. There is no place for partisanship
in discussions on public safety and national security or in discussions
on civil liberties, when we are talking about CSIS.
It is sad to see that the government has disappointed us yet again
and that we were not able to work together to create the best bill
possible. Because the bill before us is not the best it could be, I want
to talk about its constitutionality.
I asked the Conservative member who just spoke on Bill C-44
whether they had received legal opinions confirming that the bill is
well and truly constitutional. He managed to evade the question just
as well as the Minister of Public Safety and all the people who dealt
with this bill. No one was able to offer any legal opinions to prove
that this bill was constitutional.
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This is therefore highly likely to be yet another bill that ends up
before the courts in a test of its constitutionality. If that happens,
millions of taxpayer dollars will be spent on something that could
have been taken care of before the bill was introduced. The
government is being irresponsible by introducing bills that it does
not know for sure are constitutional. When we are trying to address
public safety in the current global context, it is a very bad idea to
introduce something that is not constitutional and that will probably
be unusable until its constitutionality has been proven in court. This
is extremely disappointing.
I talked about what is in Bill C-44. I would like to go back to that
because I want to make one very important point about something in
it. Bill C-44 contains one very important clause that will make
significant changes to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service,
namely with respect to the protection of all the sources listed.
Bill C-44 ensures full protection of identity for all of CSIS's
human intelligence sources. Those of you who know a little bit about
the Canadian Security Intelligence Service will see that that is a very
good thing: people doing secret work on the ground and sources will
be protected. That is very important, and it is already being done.
Sources involved in sensitive and delicate cases are already being
protected. At any time, on a case-by-case basis, judges can already
protect CSIS sources.
Under Bill C-44, all employees who are currently working, used
to work, or may someday work for CSIS can be protected. That
might seem right on the surface, but here is what is changing: this is
directly related to what the government did not do, to the balance
between public safety and civil liberties.
Should CSIS end up in court for criminal proceedings, CSIS
human sources may well have to testify, if necessary. Legal experts
have expressed concern that full protection of identity for human
sources will make it more difficult to test CSIS evidence in criminal
cases, which may create obstacles to the successful prosecution of
those involved in threats to national security on the basis of CSIS
information.
The ability of the accused to confront their accuser and to test
evidence in court is a fundamental part of Canadian criminal law.
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This will add complications, as it will require a separate process in
Federal Court. This unnecessarily complicates many things. We can
protect sources working on extremely important investigations on a
case-by-case basis. This measure is then a rather grandiose way of
protecting a lot of people at the head of CSIS.
After the events in Ottawa and the attacks on Charlie Hebdo or in
Australia, a few weeks ago, people are worried and expect Canadian
parliamentarians to work together to find the right solutions to
national and international security problems. They expect us to work
with our counterparts around the world to find tangible ways to deal
with radicalization and terrorism.
Unfortunately, partisan measures and a box full of unnecessary
tools are not going to be the solution. There are concrete ways to
address radicalization and terrorism. First of all, we need to give
more resources to people on the ground. Huge cuts are being made to
important programs. For instance, the Conservative government did
not renew the $400 million that used to go directly to police forces in
Quebec. One of the things they used that funding for was to tackle
the problem of radicalization in our street gangs. This is extremely
serious.
In recent months, police forces have been telling us that they are
seeing people become radicalized, but they do not have the resources
to do anything about it. It is all well and good to give them a nice,
big tool box, but if they do not have the personnel needed do
something with it, it is pointless. We are not tackling the problem
directly, and that is extremely serious.
We can also address radicalization and terrorism by working on
the ground with people from certain communities, regardless of their
nationality and their field of work. However, this government has
never included this solution in any of its bills or plans. We need to
look at what is happening on the ground and understand the needs
that exist in order to come up with a consensus. The Conservative
government does not do that.
I am very disappointed in this bill, which has many flaws and is
probably unconstitutional. It does not improve civilian oversight of
CSIS and only introduces measures to further protect CSIS when it
finds itself in hot water.
I would like to stress how very disappointed I am, because I
wanted to give the government the benefit of the doubt. Following
the events that shocked us all, I thought we would be able to agree
on a positive measure that would still allow us to preserve civil
liberties. It is our duty as parliamentarians to ensure the public safety
of the communities and people we represent.
Unfortunately, the official opposition cannot support this bill
because of how it was put together and the blatant lack of
consultation of experts and communities. I am saddened to see that
we have once again been presented with an omnibus bill and, even
worse, that the RCMP, the Canada Border Services Agency and
CSIS employees are not being given the resources they need to
address the real problem of radicalization. Their budgets keep
getting cut, which decreases the number of employees on the ground
who could do the work and properly use the tools.
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Mr. Tarik Brahmi (Saint-Jean, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I would like
to thank my colleague from Alfred-Pellan. I especially want to thank
her for explaining what happened in committee because we are not
necessarily privy to what happens at every meeting. She spoke of the
abysmal process in committee.
That reminds me, for example, of the Standing Committee on
Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of
Persons with Disabilities, where the deposition of the minister who
appears before the committee is considered to be that of an actual
witness, whereas in reality it is just the minister's statement.
I am pleased that she explained this flaw in the system and the
Conservatives' use of this absolutely dishonest method.
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I also thank her for reminding us that Bill C-44 was drafted before
the incidents that took place in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and
elsewhere.
Canadians as a whole recognize that value and want to see the bill
passed?
That incident directly concerns my riding and so I would like the
member to remind us that Martin Couture-Rouleau, who was dealing
with mental health issues, was already being monitored by the
RCMP. He was assessed just a few months before he committed this
crime. In the assessment, the RCMP concluded that he was no longer
a threat.
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Can my colleague explain how amending a law that governs CSIS
would not have prevented this tragedy or changed it in any way? In
fact, this person was already being monitored, he had been assessed
and the assessment had concluded that he was no longer a threat.
Ms. Rosane Doré Lefebvre: Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank
my colleague from Saint-Jean for his question.
I know that these incidents have had a direct impact on the people
that he represents and that this has been a very tough time for him. It
is an extremely sensitive subject and for that reason, I thank him for
asking that question in the House. I believe that this is an extremely
important topic.
That brings me to the fact that the Conservatives are using these
incidents to promote the idea that bills like Bill C-44 are very
important.
We need to talk about this for the good of the people that we
represent. If we do not look at the specifics of the bill and do not talk
about exactly what it contains, people will not know. They will think
that Bill C-44 is about CSIS and that it will actually have an impact
should other similar incidents occur.
My colleague from Saint-Jean is completely right: this bill has
nothing to do with those incidents. It is sad that the Conservatives
are using those incidents to promote this type of bill, which
ultimately does not have the proper focus.
[English]
Mr. Kevin Lamoureux (Winnipeg North, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I
listened to the member's comments and the previous question.
One of the things we do need to emphasize is that even though
there might be some concerns regarding Bill C-44, it is a step in the
right direction. It does provide clarity on a number of different
issues, in particular by allowing for a greater sense of comfort with
CSIS and the individuals it has to deal with. It provides some greater
sense of security.
As a whole, Canadians are very concerned about the issue of
terrorism and want to see the government bring in necessary
legislation that will to make a difference and allow CSIS and other
security measures to be more effective. We in the Liberal Party
recognize that this bill is somewhat of a step forward and therefore
will be voting in favour of it.
Do the New Democratic members recognize that our security
agency is also looking at what is being provided through this
legislation? Do they recognize that at the very least, even though
there are shortcomings in the legislation, it has some value and that
[Translation]
Ms. Rosane Doré Lefebvre: Mr. Speaker, this is an example of
the difference between the NDP and the Liberals. At the beginning
of his remarks, the member said that Bill C-44 provides clarity on a
number of issues. I strongly disagree with that statement simply
because most experts that we heard from told us that they did not
know whether the bill was constitutional or whether it could even be
used.
What is happening with Bill C-44 is not necessarily clear. It does
not necessarily address all of the issues associated with radicalization
and terrorism in Canada and throughout the world. I would like to
talk a bit more about the lack of clarity concerning the direction the
Conservatives and the Liberals want to take. What is their position
on the tools and resources available to ensure public safety and
national security?
I do not think that we can talk about clarity here because the bill
does not address civil liberties, does not protect Canadians from
CSIS and does not allocate the necessary resources. What is more,
the bill deals with issues that are not necessarily even related to the
general subject of the bill.
Mrs. Sadia Groguhé (Saint-Lambert, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I
would like to congratulate my colleague on her speech. On matters
of public safety and civil liberties, the NDP is at the forefront and
will do everything in its power to ensure that a bill such as Bill C-44
helps as many people as possible. We will make sure that there is a
truly democratic dialogue among all members to further this very
important cause.
Regarding the relationship between radicalization and terrorist
acts, my colleague showed that this bill lacks concrete measures to
create conditions that will prevent radicalization from taking root in
our communities.
Can my colleague comment further on that and give the House
some ideas for dealing with the phenomenon of radicalization?
Ms. Rosane Doré Lefebvre: Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague
from Saint-Lambert for raising that question in the House. I think it
is very important because the time is right. We will be talking about
public safety and national security a lot in 2015. This issue is
extremely important to most Canadians. It is important to talk about
it now in the House, to try to find a consensus and to come up with
good ideas for the solutions we need.
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The first step is to look to our communities to see what is
happening there. Many of our colleagues want to know what is
going on in their community. Is radicalization happening? Are things
different on the ground? There are also people who go to observe
what is happening outside the country. The Charlie Hebdo attacks
had a profound impact on us. The French are going through similar
experiences to ours. People went to see what was happening there
and to talk to people in these communities, and they realized, in the
end, that the problems we are seeing here are very similar to those
experienced by our French colleagues, friends and cousins across the
ocean. Our fight against radicalization should be founded on an
understanding of exactly what is happening on the ground .
Furthermore, we need to place more trust in our police forces,
whether we are talking about the RCMP, provincial police forces,
border services officers or CSIS agents. These people work on the
ground and they understand the dynamics. We must give them the
tools they need.
In conclusion, my colleague mentioned at the beginning of her
comments that the NDP is a champion of balancing public safety and
civil liberties. We demonstrated this in committee with the various
amendments we proposed to ensure that there would be a balance
between the two.
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[English]
The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): Before we resume
debate with the hon. member for Malpeque, I will let him know that
there are only five minutes remaining before we go to statements by
members at 11 o'clock, but he will get started and will have the
remaining time in his 20 minutes when the House next resumes
business on the question.
The hon. member for Malpeque.
Hon. Wayne Easter (Malpeque, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I assume
that the House is continuing the discussion on this bill following
question period. My remarks then will certainly be curtailed because
for some reason the government has called a briefing on the new
combating terrorism act, or whatever it may call it, at 11:30, which is
halfway through question period, and that will go through to
12:30 p.m. Because of the actions of the government, I will not be
able to conclude my speech. It is startling that the Conservatives
would call a briefing during question period when members are
supposed to be here.
Instead of taking time to duplicate the discussion, the member for
Alfred-Pellan talked about what happened at committee. I agree with
her comments. The ability of the committee to do its work was
certainly curtailed. I think we had six witnesses, which is just not
adequate to do the job, especially with all the pomp and ceremony by
the government and its line that it is fighting terrorism and that the
bill is so important. We will see what is in the new bill coming
forward this afternoon.
This bill really does absolutely nothing to address the national
security concerns that resulted from the recent events in Quebec and
Ottawa. It simply amends legislation to meet current CSIS practices
and expedites amendments to citizenship and immigration from Bill
C-24. We raised with the minister in the House and at committee the
point that the government must explain why it is not using existing
legislation and the relevant provisions of the Criminal Code. Here I
refer to preventive arrest and section 83 of the Criminal Code,
whereunder someone, if they are planning, attempting to, or leaving
the country to operate with a terrorist entity abroad, can face from 10
to 14 years in prison. We have never had an answer from the
government why those sections of the law are not being utilized,
specifically subsection 83.18(1). Peace bonds have only been used
very rarely, but they are another way of taking people off the streets.
The bill contains provisions related to clarifying CSIS' ability to
operate internationally, although according to the deputy commissioner of CSIS in testimony to the Senate national security
committee, it will not alter its ability to operate internationally,
which it has been doing historically. The bill as well does provide
protections to sources abroad. These are similar to the protections
provided to informants in domestic cases. We are supportive of that.
We have to be supportive of those who work with CSIS in carrying
out its duties.
I will close by saying that we will be supporting the bill. We have
some concerns about the bill in that the Minister of Public Safety is
not required to inform the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the
Minister of National Defence on activities abroad. That is a concern
we raised and we stand by it, but we will be supporting the bill.
● (1100)
The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): The hon. member for
Malpeque will have 15 minutes remaining in his time for his speech
when we return to this question, likely later this day.
STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS
[English]
MENTAL HEALTH
Mrs. Pat Perkins (Whitby—Oshawa, CPC): Mr. Speaker, this
week Bell ran another successful Let's Talk campaign to raise money
and awareness for mental health.
During this campaign, I was reminded of the veterans who have
fought and sacrificed for this country and who suffer from a mental
illness. Our veterans need to have easily accessible facilities where
they can talk to qualified professionals about mental health.
Our Conservative government supports the existing 17 mental
health clinics across Canada, soon to be joined by eight additional
ones. Our government has also partnered with the True Patriot Love
Foundation, which has now given the largest single philanthropic
donation to mental health research in Canadian history.
When we talk of mental health, I call on all members of the House
to please remember and support our veterans.
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[Translation]
SENIORS
Mrs. Sadia Groguhé (Saint-Lambert, NDP): Mr. Speaker, last
Saturday a resident of the Jazz Longueuil seniors home jumped from
the ninth floor of her building. This act of desperation has shaken the
entire city of Longueuil and everyone in my riding.
With National Suicide Prevention Week just around the corner,
this terrible tragedy reminds us of the scope of the problem among
seniors. Every year some 150 seniors in Canada, feeling isolated and
abandoned and with nowhere to turn, commit suicide. The situation
is urgent and is getting worse.
In my riding alone, the number of seniors will increase by 80% in
the next 10 years. Community organizations in my riding such as
Action-services aux proches aidants de Longueuil and Les Petits
Frères are doing remarkable work, but they have been abandoned by
the federal government.
The NDP is not turning its back on this problem. That is why we
are the only party to have proposed a national aging strategy.
Everyone has a right to age with dignity. We need to act now.
***
[English]
VETERANS AFFAIRS
Mr. David Wilks (Kootenay—Columbia, CPC): Mr. Speaker,
when I think of veterans, I am often reminded of many of the elderly
men and women who march proudly on Remembrance Day in my
riding of Kootenay—Columbia.
Many of our veterans now include young men and women who
also have sacrificed for our country. The age of a veteran now spans
from 19 to 100, with the majority being younger. That is why our
government has cut red tape and worked to accommodate our
younger veterans by making access to many of the Veterans Affairs
benefits easier.
We have moved to digitize veterans' medical records. We have
sped up adjudication and access to benefits. We have launched the
My VAC Account, an online portal giving veterans more information
than ever before.
These are some of the ways our government is cutting red tape,
and under the current Minister of Veterans Affairs, we will continue
to do so.
***
TOM MILLER HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD
Hon. Mark Eyking (Sydney—Victoria, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I
rise today to recognize the human rights work done by Archbishop
Vincent Waterman from my riding.
Mr. Waterman ministers to St. Philip's African Orthodox Church
in Whitney Pier, which is the only African Orthodox Church in
Canada and is designated a provincial heritage property. He
volunteers as a chaplain at the Royal Canadian Legion branch 28,
as well as the Cape Breton Naval Veterans Association and countless
other community organizations.
Mr. Waterman's dedication to promoting human rights is truly an
inspiration. In 1983, he came to Cape Breton to take over from his
father-in-law, George Francis, who was the longest-serving rector of
St. Philip's Church, from 1940 to 1982. Mr. Waterman exemplifies a
strong work ethic, and he has brought great pride not only to his
family and friends but also to Cape Breton at large.
I ask my colleagues to join me in congratulating Archbishop
Waterman on being awarded the Tom Miller Human Rights Award
and I thank him for his many years of tireless service to our
community.
***
VETERANS AFFAIRS
Mr. Rick Norlock (Northumberland—Quinte West, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, I am pleased to rise and pay tribute to the hard work and
sacrifice of our veterans. Our veterans have sacrificed and fought for
our freedom, our democracy, and this great country. I think all of us
in the House know a veteran.
Under our Conservative government, we have worked to assist
our veterans to make the transition from the Canadian Forces to
Veterans Affairs Canada easier. Among our government's many
initiatives, we have hired more staff to help transfer medical files
more quickly and more efficiently from National Defence to
Veterans Affairs. We have significantly reduced the number of
pages on the application forms, thus reducing red tape, and through
eight successive budgets, our government has earmarked over $5
billion in new funding to improve the benefits and services we
provide to our veterans and their families.
We listen to veterans and we deliver results.
***
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[Translation]
ENERGY EAST PIPELINE
Ms. Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, I rise today to speak to the National Energy Board's public
hearing process, which is too rigid, too restrictive and too short.
As a result of the Conservatives' mismanagement and the changes
they have made, today we have a completely inadequate consultation
process for the energy east pipeline that does nothing to inspire
public trust.
Fortunately, initiatives such as the one taken by the Autray RCM
are making up for the government's shortcomings. The municipalities of Berthierville, Lanoraie, Lavaltrie, Saint-Gabriel and SaintGabriel-de-Brandon, to name a few, commissioned the first
independent environmental study done in Quebec on the energy
east pipeline. The report was released on Wednesday and was
prepared by the independent firms J. Harvey Consultants and
ÉCOgestion-solutions.
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I congratulate the officials in those municipalities. By commissioning this report, they are showing that they are concerned about
the safety and well-being of their constituents. Moreover, the
findings of this report apply to almost all the municipalities that the
pipeline will go through, which means that the Autray RCM is
helping other municipal officials in Quebec and Canada.
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
Mr. Dennis Bevington (Northwest Territories, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, this weekend the board of the Native Communications
Society of the Northwest Territories meets to decide whether to shut
down a northern institution that provides daily Dene language
programs through the Northwest Territories.
***
[English]
EKJOT SWAGH
Mr. Parm Gill (Brampton—Springdale, CPC): Mr. Speaker, I
rise today with great sadness for the tragic loss of a bright young
man, Ekjot Swagh, who passed away this past weekend.
Ekjot was a world champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a welldecorated fighter renowned both internationally and in Brampton.
He learned many of his fighting skills locally, joining the
wrestling team at Heart Lake Secondary School and the DoggPound
Mixed Martial Arts Club.
He became a world champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and received
an invitation to train with some of the best coaches at one of the
world's top training centres in San Diego. During his fights he had a
reputation as a fierce grappler and a skilled technical fighter. He was
renowned as having a humble spirit and an astounding sense of
sportsmanship.
NCS is in this position because of a fight over funding with the
Conservative government, which caused their station to lay off most
of its staff in July, cut all local programming, and limit broadcasts to
preset music. This is jeopardizing radio station CKLB, which has
been on the air for 30 years.
I have also heard that the Inuvialuit Communications Society
came close to shutting down due to funding delays and that the
Aboriginal Voices Radio Network has had funding problems as well.
The two objectives of Heritage Canada funding for aboriginal
radio are to ensure availability of significant amount of radio and
television programming and to contribute to the protection and
enhancement of aboriginal languages and cultures.
Aboriginal media give a voice to Canada's first peoples to tell their
stories and preserve their language and cultures. Petty funding delays
endanger this vital fabric of Canada.
Will the minister get this together immediately?
This great fighter's life was tragically cut short when a rare arterial
disease took his life last weekend in his sleep.
We keep Ekjot and his family in our thoughts and prayers as the
entire community mourns this great loss.
***
● (1110)
TAXATION
***
MENTAL HEALTH
Mr. John Carmichael (Don Valley West, CPC): Mr. Speaker, I
am pleased to rise in the House today to highlight the great work
being done on the issue of mental health in my riding of Don Valley
West.
We have a number of national organizations and centres of
excellence making great contributions in this area.
One of these is Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, which is
developing the future of care for people suffering from brain-related
diseases, such as PTSD, dementia, and others. Sunnybrook is also
home to the largest veterans centre in Canada, with nearly 500 beds.
It is establishing a brain sciences centre to transform the way
illnesses are detected, prevented, and treated.
Other centres doing great work include the Holland Bloorview
Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute's
Lyndhurst Centre, the Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf, the CNIB,
and the Canadian March of Dimes.
I would like to thank each of these organizations for their
tremendous work and wish them continued success in 2015.
Mrs. Cathy McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo,
CPC): Mr. Speaker, our government pledged that we would balance
the budget, and we will.
Now we are in a position to help Canadian families balance their
budgets also. That is why our family tax cut plan will give 100% of
families with kids an average of more than $1,100 per year to spend
on their priorities.
When this is partnered with the expansion of the universal child
care benefit, families in British Columbia and across Canada will
receive nearly $2,000 per year for every child under six and $720 per
year for every child between the age of six and seventeen.
The Liberals and the NDP have said that they will take this money
away from moms and dads to pay for expensive and burdensome
programs through big government instead. We cannot let this
happen.
The Liberal leader seems content to push a typical Liberal taxand-spend agenda at the expense of Canadian families. Only our
Conservative government can be trusted to keep their money where
it belongs: in their pockets.
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JORDAN'S PRINCIPLE
Ms. Jean Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
February 2 will be the 10th anniversary of the death of Jordan River
Anderson. Jordan never got to live in a family home, spending his
whole life in hospital because governments could not agree on who
should pay for his care.
His story inspired Jordan's principle, the simple idea that when a
first nations child needs services, the government will provide them
as needed and figure out who should pay for them later. In the 10
years since his death, the House voted unanimously to support
Jordan's principle. We all agree that the most vulnerable children
should not be left waiting while someone argues over the bill.
However, implementation proves elusive. Policy decisions by the
Conservative government have narrowed the principle until only a
few circumstances qualify. In April 2013, the Federal Court decision
found the federal government narrowing Jordan's principle to apply
only to children with complex medical needs and multiple service
providers to be unlawful.
Internal federal documents show that children on reserve continue
to be routinely denied or delayed receipt of vital health, education,
and social services available to all other children. When will the
federal government ensure that Jordan's principle applies to all first
nations children and all government services?
***
PUBLIC SAFETY
Mr. Maurice Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, I was shocked to hear that the Liberal member for York
West said that it was our Conservative government's strong stand
against this barbaric self-proclaimed terrorist caliphate known as
ISIL that has increased the threat of terrorist attacks in Canada.
ISIL has been threatening Canada and other western countries
since well before the campaign against it began. We must work with
our allies to stop this terrorist threat.
It is time to stop trying to justify violent terrorism. Yesterday the
Liberal leader had an opportunity to denounce these comments from
his own MPs, but he stood by them.
Violent jihadists oppose everything about our society and our
values. They hate pluralism, tolerance, and the freedom of others.
We should condemn it instead of trying to justify it.
***
PAKISTAN
Hon. John McCallum (Markham—Unionville, Lib.): Mr.
Speaker, on December 16, 2014, 132 Pakistani schoolchildren were
massacred by the Taliban, and many more were injured. Of course,
we all condemn this act unreservedly.
Khalid Usman, chair of Canadians of Pakistani Origin, has been
working with the mayor of Markham and other community leaders
to arrange vigils for the victims of this terrible crime. However, there
is more that could be done. Many of these young victims have been
left terribly disfigured by this attack and are unable to afford the
cosmetic surgery they so desperately need. Mr. Usman and the
Pakistani Canadian community want to bring some of the children to
Canada for treatment.
The Pakistani community in Canada is currently raising funds to
help pay for these procedures and for travel to Canada. However,
consistent with Canada's humanitarian traditions, the federal
government can help by ensuring that these families get their visas
in a timely manner, and it should also consider further assistance.
***
TAXATION
Mr. Paul Calandra (Oak Ridges—Markham, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, while Canada's economy is better than many, we are still
on the road to recovery.
Yesterday the Liberal leader was with the Premier of Ontario,
who is a staunch supporter of the implementation of a carbon tax. It
is no surprise, considering that the Liberal leader has expressed his
support in the past for a carbon tax.
This type of fiscal irresponsibility would raise the cost of
everything and hike taxes on all Canadian families. Introducing a
carbon tax would be detrimental on the road to economic recovery.
Our government believes in the importance of a strong economy
and refuses to weigh it down with another tax on Canadian families.
Bringing in a job-killing carbon tax is reckless. Our Conservative
government is lowering taxes for all Canadian families. We will
never punish Canadians with a job-killing carbon tax.
***
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MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
Mr. Murray Rankin (Victoria, NDP): Mr. Speaker, yesterday,
when the NDP asked about 400,000 Canadians losing their jobs
because the Conservatives failed the manufacturing sector, the
member for Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam rose in his
place and denied it was true. He has an entire department to help
him, yet the Minister of Industry never even bothered to check his
facts. He used an inaccurate media story to mislead people about the
number of manufacturing jobs lost under the Conservatives' watch.
After noticing his mistake, the journalist who wrote the story
graciously corrected it. He offered an apology. Not so for the
Conservative minister: he has yet to apologize for his Twitter tirade
based on make-believe numbers.
Canadians deserve better than an industry minister telling 400,000
out-of-work Canadians that they do not exist. They deserve a
government led by the leader of the NDP, an honest government
ready to take concrete steps to kick-start manufacturing and get
Canadians back to work.
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PUBLIC SAFETY
Mr. James Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake, CPC): Mr. Speaker,
yesterday the Liberal member for York West suggested that if ISIL is
coming here, it is because the Prime Minister put us in that position.
Let us be clear. It is the terrorist jihadis of ISIL who declared war
on Canada and our allies, not the other way around. The terrorist
attacks that took the lives of two of our armed forces members are
definitive proof that our nation is at risk, and we must defend
ourselves. This is precisely why we are not standing on the sidelines
and letting others do the heavy lifting. That may be the Liberal way,
but it is not the Canadian way.
When asked about his colleague's suggestion that if Canada
should be attacked again it will be because we asked for it, the
Liberal leader had no answer. All he could say was, “...I'm not going
to get into a discussion of tactics and perspectives”.
The Liberal leader has proven that he has neither the resolve nor
the determination to stand up to this threat. Thankfully, Canadians
can count on our Prime Minister and our government to keep them
safe.
ORAL QUESTIONS
Ms. Eve Adams (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Health, CPC): Mr. Speaker, transfers to the provinces for health
care will reach a record high of $40 billion by the end of the decade.
Our government has invested to reduce waiting times for all
Canadians. When it comes to things like radiation treatment, we are
on target and are meeting those wait times at 97%.
We have also recruited additional physicians. There are more
physicians per capita now than ever in Canadian history. We have
also made sure that we are recruiting physicians into northern
outlying communities by coming up with creative solutions, like
waiving tuition and so on. We are taking concrete action.
● (1120)
Ms. Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the
government is still not responding to the question. Why is the Prime
Minister refusing to show up at the meetings with the premiers?
The premiers will also be discussing the latest case of the
government quietly downloading costs onto the provinces. The
Conservatives' decision to slash disaster assistance funding was
made with no consultation and will leave the provinces responsible
for paying almost three times more.
[English]
INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Ms. Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP): Mr. Speaker, first
ministers are gathering a stone's throw from Parliament Hill to
discuss the most pressing issues facing our country. They will
discuss critical issues like how to tackle the infrastructure deficit that
has left communities with gridlock and crumbling roads and bridges.
Premiers will talk about inadequate water supplies and the affordable
housing crisis, but the Prime Minister stubbornly refuses to come to
the table.
How can the Conservatives justify that their response to these
challenges is simply not showing up?
Mr. Peter Braid (Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure
and Communities, CPC): Mr. Speaker, in actual fact, our
Conservative government is making record investments in infrastructure. The new building Canada plan has been open for business
since last March. In less than a year, projects representing almost $5
billion have already been approved. These infrastructure projects are
renewing infrastructure. They are creating jobs and prosperity. They
are enhancing our growth and productivity.
Ms. Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP): Mr. Speaker, they
did not give us an answer as to why the Prime Minister is refusing to
show up.
Why have the Conservatives refused to work with the provinces
on disaster relief? Why are they leaving Canadian communities
without federal help in times of crisis?
Ms. Roxanne James (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, while the provinces and territories are responsible for
disaster maintenance, our Conservative government will continue to
support them by paying up to 90% of the response recovery costs for
significant natural disasters.
The reality is that this program has not been indexed to inflation
since the 1970s. Our government is making a modest adjustment to
ensure that costs are balanced fairly across Canada, with the federal
government still covering up to 90% of most of these disasters.
[Translation]
Mrs. Sadia Groguhé (Saint-Lambert, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
provincial premiers are meeting in Ottawa today to talk about the
economic crisis our country is facing and job insecurity. The need to
reinvest in our infrastructure and funding for health care will also be
on the agenda.
The first ministers are also going to talk about improving access to
health care, just as a new report shows that in every province,
Canadian seniors are waiting longer for medical care than the
international average.
The federal government has an important role to play here, as it
unilaterally cut $36 billion from provincial transfers.
Federal leadership could help here, but only if they are at the table.
Why are the Conservatives refusing to engage the premiers on the
critical issue of timely access to health care?
Why is the Prime Minister boycotting the meeting of the Council
of the Federation when it is discussing issues that are important to
Canadians?
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[English]
Mr. Paul Calandra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime
Minister and for Intergovernmental Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker,
as you know, as I said yesterday, the Prime Minister has held over
300 meetings and calls with our provincial partners. The members of
this cabinet and the members of Parliament on this side of the House
frequently meet with our counterparts. I know that the GTA caucus,
for instance, just met with the mayor of Toronto.
We are continuing to increase investments and transfers to
provincial partners, unlike the Liberals, and we are doing that while
balancing the budget and cutting taxes for Canadian families. That is
the right direction to go, and we will continue on that path.
***
[Translation]
EMPLOYMENT
Mrs. Sadia Groguhé (Saint-Lambert, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
shirking one's responsibilities is not showing leadership.
Speaking of leadership, our leader presented a credible and
responsible plan this week to stimulate job creation in the
manufacturing sector and small business. We have lost 400,000
jobs in this sector, and this cannot continue. Our plan has tangible
solutions to stimulate innovation and modernize businesses.
When will the government support manufacturers that invest in
research and development and create good jobs?
Hon. Maxime Bernier (Minister of State (Small Business and
Tourism, and Agriculture), CPC): Mr. Speaker, my opposition
colleague spoke about her party's plan.
Its plan is one that we adopted back when we came to power in
2006 and reduced corporate taxes. Lowering taxes for small
businesses is something new for the NDP.
That is what we are doing. We are lowering taxes for all business
owners so that they have money in their pockets and their coffers and
they can invest that money. Business owners create wealth, not
government spending.
***
TAXATION
Hon. John McCallum (Markham—Unionville, Lib.): Mr.
Speaker, the Conservatives are counting on high oil prices.
Their forecasts have completely missed the mark, and they are
preparing Canadians for more cuts. However, they still seem to have
billions of dollars to put toward income splitting, which benefits only
15% of families. The Conservatives are making things up as they go
along.
How can they justify this unaffordable tax break?
[English]
Hon. Candice Bergen (Minister of State (Social Development),
CPC): Mr. Speaker, this is what Canadian families can count on.
They can count on this Conservative government to ensure that they
have more money in their pockets, as opposed to the Liberals, who
would not only end income splitting for almost two million families
in Canada but would also end income splitting for our pensioners.
The Liberals would raise taxes. They would create big bureaucracies.
We are going to fulfill our commitment to Canadians to keep their
taxes low, balance the budget, and follow through on income
splitting and our expansion and increase of the universal child care
benefit.
Hon. John McCallum (Markham—Unionville, Lib.): Mr.
Speaker, the parliamentary secretary is wrong and the Prime
Minister was wrong when he said that the government was not in
the business of raising taxes. Indeed, the Parliamentary Secretary to
the Minister of Finance tabled a document setting out $4.5 billion in
tax hikes. Yesterday that same parliamentary secretary described this
tax hike as “absolutely ridiculous”. How can the parliamentary
secretary describe the tax hike as ridiculous, when he was the one
who signed and tabled it in this House?
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Mr. Andrew Saxton (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
of Finance, CPC): Mr. Speaker, under our Conservative government, the tax burden on Canadians is at its lowest level in more than
50 years. On average, Canadian families are paying $3,400 less in
taxes each year than they did under the Liberals. In addition, every
family with children in Canada will stand to benefit from the latest
tax breaks, including the increase and expansion of the universal
child care benefit to nearly $2,000 per year for every child under six
and $720 per year for every child between the ages of six and 17.
The Liberals would take these benefits away and would increase
taxes on Canadian families.
***
INFRASTRUCTURE
Hon. Carolyn Bennett (St. Paul's, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, as oil
prices plummet, the government has an obligation to mitigate the
damage to the Canadian economy by responding to the urgent
infrastructure needs of provinces, territories, and municipalities.
The Conservatives have slashed infrastructure spending by 90%
this year, impeding jobs and growth. Will the Conservatives stop
their cynical back-loaded promises and ensure that the badly needed
infrastructure funds flow this year and actually do something that
will drive jobs and growth?
Mr. Peter Braid (Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure
and Communities, CPC): Mr. Speaker, that is absolutely incorrect.
Municipalities and provinces in this country know that they have the
strongest partner they have ever had with this Conservative
government. This year we will balance the budget.
How did the Liberals balance the budget when they were in
government? They did it by slashing health care and education by
reducing transfers to individuals and provinces.
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Under our Conservative government, transfers to provinces have
increased significantly, and infrastructure investments have increased
significantly.
***
[Translation]
EMPLOYMENT
Mr. Guy Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques, NDP): Mr. Speaker, despite the NDP's warnings, the
Conservatives supported Burger King's acquisition of Tim Hortons,
a deal that will result in 20% of the administrative staff being laid
off.
A Tim Hortons executive angrily noted that Burger King had told
them that the company was there for them. We know what happened
next. With the complicity of the Conservatives, 350 people have
already lost their jobs. These workers feel betrayed.
Rather than condoning layoffs, when will the Conservatives do
something to create jobs?
Hon. Maxime Bernier (Minister of State (Small Business and
Tourism, and Agriculture), CPC): Mr. Speaker, that is not the case.
The company made a very clear commitment to us. The head
office will be in Oakville, Ontario, and the number of restaurants in
Canada will increase. What does that do? It creates more jobs for
people in that industry. The new company will keep all of Tim
Hortons' commitments to the Canadian community.
It is a good investment for Canada that creates jobs.
***
INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Ms. Peggy Nash (Parkdale—High Park, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
thousands of layoffs are being announced everywhere: at Suncor,
Shell, Bombardier, Target, Mexx, Jacob, Tim Hortons, and just this
morning at Jones New York. Even CIBC has just announced
500 layoffs. That is a sign that things are not going very well at all.
While the number of job losses and bankruptcies is growing, why
is the Prime Minister not at the meeting of the Council of the
Federation? What does he have to do that is more important?
Hon. Maxime Bernier (Minister of State (Small Business and
Tourism, and Agriculture), CPC): Mr. Speaker, if the NDP had
read the last budget, they would not ask this type of question. Our
economic plan is working very well.
What is more, I would like to tell our opposition colleagues that
Dan Kelly, the president of the Canadian Federation of Independent
Business, said that the NDP's plan was dumb and anti-business. That
is what people in the private sector are saying about the NDP's plan
and they are right. Their plan will not create wealth.
***
[English]
EMPLOYMENT
Ms. Peggy Nash (Parkdale—High Park, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
that is why the Prime Minister is not at the first ministers meeting?
That makes no sense.
In October, I wrote to the Minister of Industry urging him to seek
commitments to protect Canadian jobs, but instead he signed off on a
deal to fire 20% of the workers at Tim Hortons headquarters. This
week, 350 employees lost their jobs, and the minister has the gall to
claim somehow it is good news for Canada. He even makes up job
numbers.
Why does the minister repeatedly fail to protect Canadian jobs?
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[Translation]
Hon. Maxime Bernier (Minister of State (Small Business and
Tourism, and Agriculture), CPC): Mr. Speaker, the opposition is
talking as if Canada were in a recession. We are not in a recession.
There is economic growth in Canada and businesses are creating
jobs.
[English]
Just for example, Ford is creating 1,000 new jobs and has secured
2,000 jobs at its plant in Oakville. I have also the investment for
Linamar, which will create 1,000 new jobs and maintain nearly
7,000 new jobs over 10 years. These are only two companies, but I
have a long list here.
The goal is to explain to the NDP that when we lower taxes and
give money to businesses—
The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): The hon. member for
Skeena—Bulkley Valley.
Mr. Nathan Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley, NDP): The real
long list, Mr. Speaker, is the list of layoffs that have gone on under
the Conservative watch, while they do nothing about it.
I want to give the Minister of Industry a chance to apologize for
dismissing the 400,000 manufacturing jobs that disappeared under
the Conservative watch.
We have a jobs minister who relies on Kijiji. We have an industry
minister who looks to magazines. In the face of these tens of
thousands of job losses, we have the spokesperson for the Prime
Minister who says that things are just spectacular.
Will the Minister of Finance whip out his old Ouija board to put
together the next budget to help Canadians out?
The NDP leader offered concrete solutions to help the
manufacturing sector, to help small businesses get Canadians back
to work. When will the Conservatives wake up?
[Translation]
Hon. Maxime Bernier (Minister of State (Small Business and
Tourism, and Agriculture), CPC): Mr. Speaker, that is what we
have been doing since 2006. However, I would remind my colleague
that the NDP voted against our budgets and our proposals to help the
manufacturing sector.
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For example, the NDP voted against cutting the 15% corporate
income tax rate, the return of the accelerated capital cost allowance
program for small business, the automotive innovation fund, the
implementation of the national shipbuilding procurement strategy,
and so many other initiatives. They vote against proposals that create
wealth in Canada.
to the nature of the mission. We will not mislead Canadians by
giving them inaccurate information.
[English]
Mr. Nathan Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, the NDP voted against Conservative budgets and against
the loss of 400,000 manufacturing jobs that took place under the
watch of the Conservatives.
● (1135)
We would think the minister responsible for Canadian industry
would actually know what is going on in, say, Canadian industry, but
he does not. Therefore, let us help him out with some of the facts.
The fact is that jobs grew at almost half the rate of our population
last year in Canada. The fact is that youth unemployment is at twice
the national average. The fact is that Canada lost 400,000
manufacturing jobs while the Conservatives have been in power.
The Conservatives do not have to open a magazine or click on
Kijiji to know their plan is failing Canadians. When will the
government stop lying about the facts, face up to reality and present
a budget that puts Canadians back to work?
Hon. Maxime Bernier (Minister of State (Small Business and
Tourism, and Agriculture), CPC): Mr. Speaker, the real fact is that
we have created more than one million net new jobs since the last
recession. That is the reality.
This is the reality because we know it is the business sector that
creates jobs and we have the right policies for entrepreneurs. It is not
only me saying that. KPMG stated that the total business tax costs in
Canada were the lowest in the G7, 46% lower than those in the
United States.
When we have lower taxes and when we give money to
entrepreneurs, they will create jobs and wealth in our country.
***
[Translation]
NATIONAL DEFENCE
Ms. Hélène Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, Canadians have the right to know the exact nature of the
mission that the Conservatives have launched in their name.
Canadians also have the right to know the cost of the military
mission in Iraq.
The United States and the United Kingdom publish their cost
estimates. The government has acknowledged that it has the figures.
Why is it refusing to disclose them to the public? What does it have
to hide?
[English]
Mr. James Bezan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
National Defence, CPC): Mr. Speaker, there will be incremental
costs to this mission, as there are for any mission. When we have
actual costs to report, they will be reported through existing
parliamentary procedures. Cost estimates are updated regularly due
Let us not forget that we are fighting a terrorist group that has
declared war on Canada and our allies. When it comes to confronting
ISIL and protecting Canadians, we will spare no expense.
[Translation]
Ms. Élaine Michaud (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, the Prime Minister solemnly told Canadians that our
soldiers' mandate was to advise and assist, not accompany, Iraqi
troops.
We now know that that is false. Yesterday, the government gave us
a lesson in semantics to explain to Canadians that, in fact, they are
the ones who have misunderstood. The government is saying that the
mission has simply evolved.
Now that the government acknowledges that the mission has
changed, will the Prime Minister at least ask for the opinion of the
House on what comes next?
[English]
Mr. James Bezan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
National Defence, CPC): Mr. Speaker, all activities being undertaken by our special forces in Iraq fall within the advise and assist
mandate given to them by our government.
We had a very good technical briefing yesterday with the Minister
of Foreign Affairs, Minister of National Defence and the Chief of the
Defence Staff. The Chief of the Defence Staff was very explicit in
describing that this was not a combat mission for our ground troops.
The fact is that there is an international jihadist movement that
has declared war on Canada and our allies. We must work with our
allies to stop this terrorist threat. We have been clear from the start
that this mission is not low risk, that it does have risk and that we
have to complete our task against ISIL.
Mr. Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the
Minister of National Defence offered few answers yesterday at
committee, and that was clear to everyone. The one thing he did let
slip was that the Conservatives would be seeking a new mandate to
extend Canada's involvement in the war. Since approving the last
mission, the mandate has gone from observers and air strikes to
ground combat.
Could the Minister of Foreign Affairs confirm that he will be
asking the House for a mandate to extend this mission? If yes, will it
include ground combat?
Mr. James Bezan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
National Defence, CPC): Mr. Speaker, unlike the Liberals and the
New Democrats who would prefer Canada to sit on the sidelines and
do nothing and sacrifice hundreds of thousands of Iraqis to ISIL, we
are going to do our job and we are going to participate with the
international coalition to fight against the ISIL terrorists. All
activities of our special forces fall within their advise and assist
mandate.
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We must confront this terrorist threat head-on, and we must
continue to work with all coalition partners to ensure that we
continue to do so. We want to be clear that we have no problem with
our special operations forces defending themselves and eliminating
the targets.
***
VETERANS AFFAIRS
Mr. John Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, one year ago, the Veterans Affairs office was closed in
Thunder Bay as part of Conservative cuts to services, which have left
veterans across the country struggling without the support they need.
The minister has refused to reopen these offices.
The government has a legal and moral responsibility to help
veterans. Will the minister do the right thing, reopen these offices
and start giving veterans the support and the respect they deserve?
Mr. Pierre Lemieux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
of Veterans Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker, this is my first time
addressing the House as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
of Veterans Affairs, and it is an honour to serve in this capacity.
I joined the Canadian Armed Forces at the age of 17 and served
for 20 years. As a member of the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical
and Mechanical Engineers, I had the pleasure of serving with the
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, with 1 Canadian
Mechanized Brigade Group and with 1 Service Battalion.
With respect to office closures, this government is opening new
offices to better serve our veterans. These are eight new front-line
operational stress injury clinics, and they are focused on delivering
mental health services to our veterans.
***
[Translation]
INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Hon. Stéphane Dion (Saint-Laurent—Cartierville, Lib.): Mr.
Speaker, once again, against all logic, the government is patting itself
on the back for working with the provinces to address the enormous
infrastructure gap, but that is not really what is happening. Threequarters of the building Canada fund will not be handed out until
2019, but the provinces need to improve their infrastructure,
stimulate the economy and create jobs right now. Why will the
Prime Minister not convene a federal-provincial-territorial conference to gain an understanding of the need to take action now?
[English]
Mr. Peter Braid (Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure
and Communities, CPC): Mr. Speaker, that is another myth the
Liberals continue to perpetuate. This is absolutely incorrect.
This is a Conservative government that is making record
investments in infrastructure. The new building Canada plan is the
longest and largest infrastructure investment in Canadian history,
$53 billion over the next decade. It is a long-term, stable, predictable
commitment.
Already the new building Canada plan, open for business less than
a year, has already approved projects representing $5 billion.
● (1140)
Hon. Stéphane Dion (Saint-Laurent—Cartierville, Lib.): Mr.
Speaker, investments postponed to 2019, that is the truth.
The letters the federal Minister of International Trade exchanged
with Newfoundland and Labrador on the CETA-related seafood
industry agreement are crystal clear. The minister promised a
transition fund to help the industry, but never mentioned that it
would be dependent on a demonstrated loss. That is pure invention.
In all my years in politics, I have never witnessed such a callous
betrayal of a federal commitment to a province. Will the government
honour its commitment to Newfoundland and Labrador, yes or no?
Mr. Gerald Keddy (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Agriculture, to the Minister of National Revenue and for the
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, CPC): Mr. Speaker, let us
be clear. Free trade between Canada and the European Union will
deliver tremendous benefits for businesses, workers and their
families in Newfoundland and Labrador and across Canada.
In the meantime, we fully intend to ratify free trade with the
European Union, as is within our authority. We remain committed to
the minimum processing requirements fund and remain open to
receiving proposals from Newfoundland and Labrador on implementing that fund.
***
HOUSING
Mr. Adam Vaughan (Trinity—Spadina, Lib.): Mr. Speaker,
mayors across Canada have been absolutely clear. Thousands of
Canadians across the country are languishing on housing wait lists
which are getting longer because of government inaction.
In Toronto, 92,000 people are waiting for affordable shelter.
Renewing the housing agreements is only sustaining the status quo,
and it is absolutely unacceptable. It is in inaction.
To make matters worse, co-op housing residents are not only
being told they are not getting their agreements renewed, they are
actually having their rents jacked by the government. It is
unacceptable. While it does that, the government is handing out
billions to well-housed and affluent Canadians.
When the Minister of Finance presents his budget, we want him to
immediately fund and renew the housing agreements. We want him
to cut the funding for income splitting.
Hon. Candice Bergen (Minister of State (Social Development),
CPC): Mr. Speaker, unfortunately that member is absolutely making
things up, and that is very disappointing.
Here is what our government has done. We have renewed
agreements. The member might not like them, but the provinces love
them. Let me repeat what Ted McMeekin, Ontario's minister of
Municipal Affairs and Housing, said:
The renewed partnership between Canada and Ontario will help improve access to
safe, suitable affordable housing,
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British Columbia minister Rich Coleman said:
The extension of this agreement will help us to create more housing options for
British Columbians. Over the next five years, this funding will help build new
affordable housing, enhance our rental assistance programs and support partnerships
that will contribute...
***
[Translation]
CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Ms. Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe (Pierrefonds—Dollard,
NDP): Mr. Speaker, when the minister says that he maintained
health care for refugees, he is playing with words. The fact is that he
cut health care coverage for asylum seekers—people who have not
completed the process but who will eventually become refugees. We
are talking about basic care for sick children currently living in
Canada. That is unforgivable. Instead of spending $1.4 million on
legal costs in cases against these vulnerable people, why will the
government not simply provide that health care and ease their
suffering?
[English]
Mr. Chungsen Leung (Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism, CPC): Mr. Speaker, we are very happy with our reform
of the asylum system, which is working much better than in the past.
It is incomprehensible to us that the opposition wants to give
health care to failed and fraudulent asylum seekers. If that is what the
opposition has asked for, we will continue to protect the interest of
the health care system for Canadians.
Ms. Rathika Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough—Rouge River, NDP):
Mr. Speaker, it is because of the minister's policy that hospital
admissions for refugee children doubled, pregnant women went
without health care, and diabetics had to live without basic
medication. Yet the minister had the gall to stand in the House
yesterday and falsely claim that he has done nothing but support the
health of refugees. He has spent more than $1.4 million fighting to
keep his repulsive policies.
How can the minister justify using the hard-earned tax dollars of
Canadians to fight against a basic Canadian value?
Mr. Chungsen Leung (Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism, CPC): Mr. Speaker, Canadian health care is for
Canadians and those refugees that we accepted. It is not for those
who are failed refugee applicants or fraudulent ones.
We stand on this side of the House to protect our health care
system and taxpayers' money.
***
Could the minister explain why so much money is being wasted,
with such poor results?
Mr. Dan Albas (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of
the Treasury Board, CPC): Mr. Speaker, our government treats
taxpayers' money with the utmost respect. Sometimes professional
services are needed to acquire special expertise or to meet
unexpected fluctuations in workload. In some cases, the government
contracts with private sector companies to deliver or improve
services without maintaining an expensive government bureaucracy.
Professional services contracting means the government is only
paying people when there is work to be done.
To that member's question, professional services costs are down
$200 million since 2010-11, and temporary help services are also
down $11 million since last year and $75 million since 2010-11.
I hope that answers the member's concern.
[Translation]
Ms. Christine Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, since the Conservatives have been in power, Health Canada
has spent millions responding to access to information requests. We
now know that the steadily rising costs are due primarily to the use
of external consultants who command top dollar.
Instead of letting professional public servants do the work, the
department is hiring private firms for $250 an hour. That is obscene.
When will the Conservatives understand that their culture of
secrecy is clogging our access to information system?
[English]
Mr. Dan Albas (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of
the Treasury Board, CPC): Again, Mr. Speaker, our government
treats taxpayers' dollars with the utmost respect. Professional
services costs are down $200 million since 2010-11, and temporary
help services costs are down $11 million since last year and by $75
million since 2010-11.
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ACCESS TO INFORMATION
Ms. Jean Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
the Conservatives are just poor managers. They are paying private
consultants over $200 an hour to process access to information
requests, when public servants could do the work at a fraction of the
cost. It would be one thing if the consultants were getting the job
done, but they are not. The system is slower and less functional than
ever before.
In 2013-14, our government set a number of records for openness
and transparency. This government processed a record number of
access to information requests, released a record number of
materials, and had an improved turnaround time.
We are investing where investment is needed to make sure that
Canadians have better access than they have ever received before.
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HEALTH
Mr. Dave MacKenzie (Oxford, CPC): Mr. Speaker, there is a
disturbing report out of Markham today about a marijuana grow op
that is being allowed to operate beside, of all places, a grade school.
Parents are being forced to deal with their kids literally coming home
reeking of pot because of this grow op. Our Conservative
government has made these home grow ops illegal, but the courts
are being used to let them continue, causing risk to health and safety.
promised to look into the possibility of establishing such a
mechanism in order to allow non-designated, low-risk airports, such
as the Sherbrooke airport, to obtain security screening services.
Could the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister please
tell us what our government is doing to fight this?
Mr. Paul Calandra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime
Minister and for Intergovernmental Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker,
let me say quite clearly that this case is completely unacceptable. We
have moved quickly to try to end these grow ops in our
communities, but the courts are fighting us every step of the way.
What is incredible is that there are still some people who are
defending this moulding rot in our communities.
[English]
Let me quote what the leader of the Liberal Party had to say:
Her people have been working on this for a year and a half.
I would like to know where the department is at in terms of
developing such a mechanism.
Mr. Jeff Watson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Transport, CPC): Mr. Speaker, as I said earlier, the minister sought
from her officials to establish a mechanism. The member will know
that, under the existing mechanism, it is the air transport security fee
that currently funds the existing designated airports. There are some
technical details to work out, obviously, as we are looking at this
question. We thank the member for his input with respect to raising
this matter and the process that we are under. The minister will report
in due course.
***
...our worries are that the current hypercontrolled approach around medical
marijuana that actually removes from individuals the capacity to grow their own is
not going in the right direction....
We don't need to be all nanny state about it.....
My constituents and I do not believe that it is acceptable for kids
to come home smelling of pot, and we will make sure they do not.
***
[Translation]
AIR TRANSPORTATION
Mr. Jean Rousseau (Compton—Stanstead, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
the Sherbrooke airport could be an important economic development
tool for the region if it could accommodate commercial flights.
Our region is a major centre of innovation and research with
Bishop's University, the university medical centre and the Mont
Mégantic observatory. Our innovative businesses and even the
manufacturing industry would benefit from better access to the rest
of the world.
We have been talking about this project for years, even decades.
Residents and officials have made it a priority, but the Conservatives
refuse to budge.
Why are the Conservatives neglecting job creation and economic
development in the Eastern Townships?
Mr. Jeff Watson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Transport, CPC): Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to
ensuring that Canada's aviation security system supports economic
growth. If screening has to be carried out at non-designated airports
or if it is not required for security purposes, another source of
funding must be established.
The minister asked her officials to develop a mechanism whereby
non-designated, low-risk airports are able to obtain security screening services on a cost-recovery basis.
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Mr. Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sherbrooke, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
speaking of cost recovery, in 2013, the Minister of Transport
AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD
Ms. Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, current fruit and vegetable producers are uniquely
vulnerable against lost payments because, when a client goes
bankrupt, they cannot just demand their product back. However,
Conservatives' stubbornness has left them completely without
protection. Conservatives have refused to introduce a payment
protection program here in Canada, and as a result, the United States
withdrew the protection it had extended to Canadians under its own
program.
Why are Conservatives refusing to protect farmers with such an
easy, simple solution?
Mr. Gerald Keddy (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Agriculture, to the Minister of National Revenue and for the
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the
reality is that our government understands the vulnerability of
Canada's fresh produce industry and its contribution to our economy.
That is why we introduced clear legislation to provide a single
dispute resolution body that would help reduce issues of nonpayment faced by the fresh produce industry.
We consulted widely on Canada's bankruptcy and insolvency
laws, and we will share the results with Parliament in the near future.
The fresh produce industry and other stakeholders will be able to
participate in the parliamentary review process, and our government
is committed to supporting Canadian producers and exporters and
will continue to look at this issue.
[Translation]
Ms. Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, when Groupe Épicia declared bankruptcy this month, it
owed vegetable producers $3.5 million. That is a lot of money for
vegetable producers, who have no guarantee that they will get their
money back since they still do not have a payment protection
program.
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For a long time now, the Fresh Produce Alliance has been calling
for a program similar to the one that the Americans created to protect
payments owed to farmers.
When will the government finally listen to farmers and bring in a
simple measure such as this?
[English]
Mr. Gerald Keddy (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Agriculture, to the Minister of National Revenue and for the
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, CPC): Mr. Speaker, we
are listening to producers, and as part of Canada's economic action
plan, we brought in clear legislation to provide fresh produce sellers
with a single dispute resolution body, a clear promise we made to our
horticultural sector. These changes will allow industry to manage its
own system of effective trading rules.
Meanwhile, we continue to expand our markets for fresh fruit and
vegetable growers beyond the U.S.A. to new markets such as Europe
and Asia. I expect when we do that we will get full support from the
member.
Is this just party time for Conservative lawyers?
Mr. Paul Calandra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime
Minister and for Intergovernmental Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker,
I will tell you what is truly depressing. It is the legacy that was left
behind by the Liberal Party: $40 million that we still have not been
able to find; $50 billion worth of health care and education cuts by
that party, a party whose only policy right now that it has put forward
in front of Canadians is increased taxes and increased debt.
This is what we are doing. We are cutting taxes for families and
doing it while balancing the budget. We have increased transfers to
our provincial partners. Unlike the Liberals, we are going to continue
to cut taxes, not hike them; and we are going to balance the budget,
not run high deficits and leave that legacy for our kids.
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Hon. John McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood, Lib.): Mr.
Speaker, five years ago, the government set up a bogus corporate
social responsibility office to deflect criticism of its own inaction. It
was mandated to fail. During its long and illustrious history, it
handled a total of six files. When the counsellor bailed from
boredom, the government decided not replace her. Now instead of
wasting a million dollars a year, the government only wastes
$180,000 a year. Is this what the government calls “respect for
taxpayers' money”?
Mr. Parm Gill (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
International Trade, CPC): Mr. Speaker, that claim is completely
false. Following the departure of the former CSR counsellor, the
office continued to deliver on the mandate of CSR counsellor
workshops and regular meetings with industry, academia, and civil
society.
The search process to find a new counsellor is under way, with
interviews scheduled for February. During the 13 years the Liberals
were in power, they never had a CSR policy. It was this government
that introduced this very important strategy.
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GOVERNMENT SPENDING
Hon. John McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood, Lib.): It is yet
another false claim by the members of the opposition, Mr. Speaker.
If it only stopped there: $700,000 to sue veterans, which makes
the lawyers pretty happy; $7 million in partisan ads during sports
events, while members who are watching sports events go to the loo;
$162,000 for a Toronto party, yet again to announce the CETA
agreement—we cannot say Toronto is not a place to party; another
$1.4 million for lawyers to fight refugees over their health care
entitlements. No wonder the government is having trouble balancing
the budget.
[Translation]
NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT
Mr. Jonathan Genest-Jourdain (Manicouagan, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, the reality for too many northerners is seeing their seniors
scrounging for food in garbage cans and being unable to feed their
children nutritious food at a reasonable cost.
The Conservative solution is to continue to sing the praises of the
nutrition north program, while everyone else, including the Auditor
General, agrees that it has failed. Why are the Conservatives not
acting immediately to address this crisis?
[English]
Mr. Mark Strahl (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, of course we have accepted the recommendations of the
Auditor General and continue to make improvements to the nutrition
north program, but do you know what northerners do not need? They
do not need the policies of the NDP; they do not need an NDP
carbon tax, which we reject; and they do not need the NDP long gun
registry, which we reject.
We continue to make investments in the north, which are always
opposed by the members of that caucus and the members of the
Liberal Party. We will continue to deliver for Canada's north like no
government in Canadian history.
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Mr. Dennis Bevington (Northwest Territories, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, nutrition north is working so well that average Canadians
now are sending food parcels to needy northern families. However,
nutrition north is just one of the ways the government's narrowminded policies have failed northerners. The government's so-called
streamlining of environmental protections has led to lawsuits with
first nations, which have increased uncertainty for development.
Internationally, the government has chosen confrontation over cooperation in the Arctic.
When will the government realize that its northern policy is
harming us in the north rather than helping?
Mr. Mark Strahl (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, no government has done more for the north than this
Conservative government. We have invested, whether it is in the
Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay, which
that party voted against; whether it is taking down the long gun
registry, which was an offence to northern Canadians and aboriginals
living in the north—we have dismantled it and they will bring it
back; or whether it is standing up against an NDP carbon tax, which
would increase the cost of everything in the north. We will reject that
and continue to deliver for northerners, as we have done since taking
office in 2006.
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TAXATION
Mr. LaVar Payne (Medicine Hat, CPC): Mr. Speaker, it is clear
that, if given the chance, the Liberals and the NDP would take away
our family tax cut. This is because they would rather impose higher
taxes, like a carbon tax, on families.
Would the Minister of State for Social Development please update
the House on how our government's plan is benefiting Canadian
families?
Hon. Candice Bergen (Minister of State (Social Development),
CPC): Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Medicine Hat for the
strong work he does to fight for tax fairness for Canadian families.
Almost two million families are looking forward to our family tax
cut, which will benefit middle- to low-income families primarily.
Every single Canadian family in Canada with children is looking
forward to our increase and expansion of the universal child care
benefit. Canadians know that this government will keep those things,
to put more money in their pockets. The Liberals and the NDP would
create bigger bureaucracies, more debt, and more taxes on Canadian
families. The choice is clear. They can deny it, but Canadian families
know what they would do.
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CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Hon. John McCallum (Markham—Unionville, Lib.): Mr.
Speaker, with mushrooming processing times for family-class
immigrants and too many unwarranted denials of visitor visas, it is
hardly surprising that Conservative MPs hear complaints when they
meet constituents on this topic. At one such meeting, the member for
Willowdale actually told Iranian Canadians to go back to Iran.
Apology or not, will the Minister for Multiculturalism acknowledge that such comments have no place in Canada, let alone coming
from his own parliamentary secretary?
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Mr. Chungsen Leung (Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism, CPC): Mr. Speaker, during a three-hour-long meeting
with the Iranian community, many comments were made and some
of them might have been misunderstood. That is obviously not what
I meant. As an immigrant to this country, no one understands better
than me the great opportunity that Canada offers to so many.
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TAXATION
Mr. Jim Eglinski (Yellowhead, CPC): Mr. Speaker, my
constituents have been clear that they cannot afford another tax
hike. Families are trying to save to help pay for their children's
education and the everyday expenses incurred in raising a family.
Would the Minister of the Environment please update the House
on our government's plan to help Canadians keep more of their hardearned dollars in their pockets?
Hon. Leona Aglukkaq (Minister of the Environment, Minister
of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and
Minister for the Arctic Council, CPC): Mr. Speaker, our
government is lowering taxes and providing money directly to
Canadian families with the family tax cut and enhanced universal
child care benefit.
However, the Liberals and the NDP want to impose a carbon tax
on hard-working Canadians. This tax would be very harmful to
northerners, raising the price of things like groceries and fuel where
the cost of living is already very high.
I am proud to be part of a government that is standing up for
Canada's north. We will continue to do so by opposing the reckless
job-killing carbon tax.
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[Translation]
HOUSING
Mr. Claude Patry (Jonquière—Alma, BQ): Mr. Speaker, the
fact that the federal government is withdrawing its funding for social
and affordable housing is shameful.
Agencies in my region are concerned about the end of federal
assistance for underprivileged families. The waiting list with the
Office municipal d'habitation de Saguenay may well get longer.
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Will the government renew investments in social housing, or will
it continue to make those less fortunate pay for its ideological budget
cuts?
[English]
Hon. Candice Bergen (Minister of State (Social Development),
CPC): Mr. Speaker, we have invested in affordable housing in a
number of ways, including direct funding in previous budgets to help
renovate and retrofit social housing. We have expanded and
extended our investment in affordable housing. Because provinces
are directly responsible for housing, we provide the funding and they
match that funding, which they use for a wide variety of things, like
rent supplements, new affordable housing, and a host of other things.
We are grateful that we can work with them. We will continue to
work with them and allow them to do what is within their
jurisdiction, which is housing.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs declared the sentence inflicted
against Mr. Badawi a violation of human dignity.
When will the Prime Minister intervene with his Saudi counterpart
to ensure that Mr. Badawi is pardoned and reunited with his family
in Canada?
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[English]
Mr. David Anderson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
of Foreign Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker, as the member opposite is
well aware, the minister and our government have taken a very
strong stand on this issue. We consider the punishment of Mr.
Badawi to be a violation of human dignity and of his rights.
***
We continue to call for clemency in his case, and we will continue
to promote human rights around the world as part of our
government's policies.
PUBLIC SAFETY
Mrs. Maria Mourani (Ahuntsic, Ind.): Mr. Speaker, the
Minister of Public Safety keeps talking about how urgent the
situation is regarding the fight against terrorism.
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[Translation]
However, the only thing he has done since realizing that urgency
is to make cuts to research programs and to CSIS. No additional
resources have been given to the RCMP and there has been no
additional funding to prevent and counter the violent radicalization
of young people.
Does the Minister of Public Safety realize that none of his new
laws are going to stop jihadist groups from recruiting our young
people, and what is needed instead are additional resources for
prevention, research and intelligence?
[English]
Ms. Roxanne James (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, our government has taken strong action to combat
radicalization. In fact, this is a key pillar of our counterterrorism
strategy.
However, when we look at the history of what has happened here
and globally around the world, just recently, in October, we had
terrorist attacks in Quebec and here in Ottawa against our institution
of government.
This government is moving forward with strong legislation, which
we will actually be debating in the House today, Bill C-44. I would
like it if, for once, that member who stands in the House and asks us
questions about how we are going to counter terrorism actually stood
up and supported measures that would keep Canadians safe.
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[Translation]
FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Mrs. Maria Mourani (Ahuntsic, Ind.): Mr. Speaker, the Premier
of Quebec let the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia know that Quebec
would be prepared to take in Raif Badawi, whose wife and three
children are living in Sherbrooke.
[English]
ANTI-TERRORISM ACT, 2015
Hon. Peter Van Loan (for the Minister of Public Safety and
Emergency Preparedness) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-51,
An Act to enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and
the Secure Air Travel Act, to amend the Criminal Code, the
Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and the Immigration and
Refugee Protection Act and to make related and consequential
amendments to other Acts.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)
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PETITIONS
FIREARMS
Mrs. Cathy McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo,
CPC): Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present from my riding
of Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo.
The first petition is requesting that Parliament pass a new firearms
act that contains a provision for licensed handgun owners to carry a
sidearm for protection from predatory wildlife.
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Mrs. Cathy McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo,
CPC): Mr. Speaker, the second petition asks the Government of
Canada and the House of Commons to commit to adopting
international aid policies that support small family farmers,
especially women, and recognize their vital role in the struggle
against hunger and poverty; to ensure that Canadian policies and
programs are developed in consultation with small family farmers;
and to protect the rights of these small family farmers in the global
south to preserve, use, and freely exchange seeds, which, as
members may know, was done in our recent legislation.
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VETERANS AFFAIRS
Mr. Matthew Kellway (Beaches—East York, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to present a petition to ensure
the dignity of Canada's veterans.
The petitioners note that Canadian Forces veterans and their
families deserve our deepest gratitude and to be taken care of, but
that many veterans and their families still cannot access adequate
health care, pensions, and other vital services and are now dealing
with the closure of front-line Veterans Affairs offices.
The signatories further note that the NDP has a plan to end service
pension clawbacks, to re-open shuttered Veterans Affairs offices, and
to widen access to quality home care, long-term care, and mental
health care. Therefore, the petitioners call upon the Government of
Canada to implement the NDP's plan to improve services for
Canada's veterans and their families.
SEX SELECTION
Mr. Leon Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright, CPC): Mr. Speaker,
I have three petitions to present today.
In the first petition, the petitioners call upon Parliament to
condemn the discriminatory practice of sex-selective pregnancy
termination of girls.
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IMPAIRED DRIVING
Mr. Leon Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright, CPC): Mr. Speaker,
in the second petition, the petitioners call on Parliament to put in
place tougher laws against impaired driving, so that a person
convicted of impaired driving causing death will receive a
mandatory sentence. As well, the petitioners want to redefine the
offence of impaired driving causing death as vehicular manslaughter.
In view of this gendercide and violence against women and the
human trafficking of girls, I think it is a sad and shameful thing that
the three deadliest words in the world are “it's a girl”. Females are
full image-bearers and therefore should be treated with full respect
and dignity.
PROSTITUTION
Mr. Maurice Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, the second is a related petition. The petitioners note that a
high percentage of prostitutes are forced into the sex trade and
trafficked. The petitioners are requesting that the House of
Commons legislate that it be a criminal offence to purchase sex
with a woman, man, or child and that it be a criminal offence for
pimps, madams, and others to profit from the proceeds of the
dehumanizing sex trade.
AGRICULTURE
Mr. Maurice Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, my last petition is from almost 300 petitioners in the
Saskatoon area and 30 from elsewhere in the country. The petitioners
are expressing concern about multinational seed companies
gradually replacing the immense diversity of farmers' seeds. They
are calling on the government to consult with small-farm families
and to preserve the right to use and freely exchange seeds.
GENETICALLY MODIFIED APPLES
Mr. Leon Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright, CPC): Mr. Speaker,
in the third petition, the petitioners are against the approval of
genetically modified apples for growth in Canada.
CENSUS
[Translation]
AGRICULTURE
Mrs. Maria Mourani (Ahuntsic, Ind.): Mr. Speaker, today I
would like to present a petition on behalf of my constituents calling
on the government to respect the right of small family farms to store,
trade and use seed.
The petitioners are calling on us to adopt international aid policies
that support small farmers. They are also calling on us to ensure that
the policies and programs are developed in consultation with small
farmers and that the policies protect the rights of small farmers in
southern countries to store, use and freely trade seed.
Mr. Ted Hsu (Kingston and the Islands, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I
have a petition from people across the country, particularly in
Quebec and eastern Canada, asking Parliament to vote in favour of
Bill C-626, an act to amend the Statistics Act, and to bring back the
long form census, which would protect the integrity of the data and
information collected by Statistics Canada and protect Statistics
Canada from the political imperatives of the government of the day.
IMPAIRED DRIVING
[English]
SEX SELECTION
Mr. Maurice Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, I rise to present three petitions. In the first, the petitioners
reference a CBC documentary revealing that ultrasounds are being
used in Canada to tell the sex of an unborn child so that parents can
then choose to terminate the pregnancy if that unborn child is a girl.
Mr. Randy Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission,
CPC): Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present this petition signed by
British Columbians who believe that Canada's impaired driving laws
are too lenient and should be strengthened by implementing
mandatory minimum sentences for persons convicted of impaired
driving causing death.
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QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Mr. Tom Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of
the Government in the House of Commons, CPC): Mr. Speaker, I
ask that all questions be allowed to stand.
The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): Is that agreed?
Some hon. members: Agreed.
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[English]
PROTECTION OF CANADA FROM TERRORISTS ACT
The House resumed consideration of the motion that Bill C-44,
An Act to amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and
other Acts, be read the third time and passed.
Ms. Roxanne James (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the Parliamentary Secretary
to the Minister of Labour.
I am very pleased to be here today to join in the debate on Bill
C-44, the protection of Canada from terrorists act. Before I go into
the particulars of the bill, I would like to speak about how our
government has been committed to keeping our streets and
communities safe by supporting the global fight against terrorist
threats since we were first elected in 2006.
As we have seen, the international jihadist movement has declared
war on Canada and her allies. In fact, several hundred Canadians
have been killed or injured in terrorist attack incidents in Canada and
abroad over the past number of decades. This includes the 1985
bombing of Air India Flight 182, which was planned and executed
on our soil and killed 280 innocent Canadians. It also includes the
terrorist attacks of 9/11, in which 24 Canadians lost their lives.
To guard against these domestic and international terrorist threats,
our government is using a multi-pronged approach. For example, in
2007, our government implemented the passenger protect program,
which identifies individuals who may pose a threat to aviation
security and disrupts their ability to cause harm or threaten aviation
by preventing them from boarding aircraft.
As we are all aware, on October 7, 2014, the House passed a
motion to support the government's decision to join coalition efforts
to counter ISIL. Canada's military mission is in addition to the
significant humanitarian, development, and security assistance
Canada is already contributing to Iraq. Like all peace-loving nations,
Canada has put a clear focus on countering terrorist acts and on
working together with our international allies in all aspects.
Over the past several years, global conflicts and the factors that
drive terrorism have continued to evolve. Our efforts to combat
terrorism include strengthening our laws to deter terrorist-related
activities within our borders and to support Canadians who fall
victim to these acts.
For example, our government has listed terrorist entities under the
Criminal Code. This sends a strong message that Canada will not
condone terrorist activity. We also passed the Justice for Victims of
Terrorism Act and related amendments to the State Immunity Act,
which allows victims of terrorism to sue perpetrators of terrorism
and those who support them, including listed foreign states, for loss
or damage that occurred as a result of an act of terrorism committed
anywhere in the world.
Canada continues to work hard to secure its borders at home while
also working with international partners to combat terrorist threats
overseas. These actions are laid out clearly in Canada's counterterrorism strategy, launched in 2012, entitled “Building Resilience
Against Terrorism”. It speaks frankly about the terrorist threats we
face at home and abroad and the importance of strong partnerships
and collaboration with government, security agencies, law enforcement, and community groups, among others. It underscores our
contribution to the global effort to counter the terrorist threat.
Canada's counterterrorism strategy is composed of four elements:
prevent, detect, deny, and respond to terrorism. It sets out a clear
approach for Canada to address terrorism, with a focus on building
community resilience. A resilient society challenges and rejects the
ideas and values associated with violent extremism and works
together to mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack.
While governments today are better prepared to detect and prevent
these acts, terrorist groups continue to evolve and develop their
capabilities just as rapidly and to plan attacks against new targets and
interests.
Without a doubt, the threat posed by homegrown violent
extremists, individuals who seek to harm others in pursuit of overtly
political, religious, or ideological objectives, is an important
challenge facing many democratic nations today, not just Canada.
There is a real concern that new and evolving conflicts in the world
may lure young people to engage in violent extremist activities at
home and abroad.
Canada, like all nations, has a responsibility to guard against its
citizens travelling to areas of turmoil and to prevent its citizens from
participating in terrorist acts abroad.
We must also be prepared for those who return home. Battle
hardened and imbued with real-life terrorist ideology, some of them
will be highly skilled potential domestic terrorist actors. Perhaps
more importantly, they will have tremendous legitimacy in the eyes
of other aspiring foreign fighters. They will have acquired both the
credibility and charisma required for them to act as guides, mentors,
and radicalization agents in their own right.
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That is why our government passed the Combating Terrorism Act,
legislation that ensures that Canada has the tools it needs to combat
crime and terrorism to protect its citizens.
Particular to that legislation was a provision intended to deter
persons from leaving Canada to attend terrorist training camps or to
engage in other terrorist activities abroad. Through this provision,
our government closed an important gap in the current laws.
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Recent court decisions, however, necessitate that we amend the
CSIS Act to address important questions that have been raised about
CSIS's mandate and investigative authorities. That is why we have
introduced Bill C-44, the protection of Canada from terrorists act.
sometimes young people, who end up radicalized. This has been a
struggle that has perhaps had more conversation in Europe and
among some of our other allies yet not necessarily as much as it
needs to here in Canada.
By amending the CSIS Act, Bill C-44 would do a number of
things. It would confirm both CSIS' s authority to conduct its
investigations outside of Canada and the Federal Court's jurisdiction
to issue warrants authorizing CSIS to undertake certain activities
abroad to investigate threats to the security of Canada. It would
clarify that the Federal Court only needs to consider relevant
Canadian law when deciding whether to issue warrants that give
CSIS the authority to undertake certain intrusive activities to
investigate a threat to the security of Canada from outside our
borders. It would also protect the identity of CSIS human sources
from disclosure, akin to those same protections afforded to police
informers, and it would protect the identity of very important CSIS
employees who are likely to become engaged in future covert
activities.
We have heard some of the aspects of the bill. I still have to read
the briefing report, because I was here in question period, on denying
travel and intervening for those who seek to go abroad. Yet we saw
that the incidents, as best we know, that happened here on Parliament
Hill and at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu did not have those elements of
international radicalization. They were, as we say, homegrown
terrorists.
Additionally, Bill C-44 introduces technical amendments to the
Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act that would enable the
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to revoke Canadian
citizenship from dual citizens who are convicted of terrorism, high
treason, and treason or spying offences, depending on the sentence
received.
Our government believes that this legislation will help us uphold
the fundamental rights and liberties of Canadians and that these
powers will be used judiciously.
The reality is that no government can guarantee that it will be able
to prevent all terrorist attacks each and every time. Nevertheless, we
are taking strong action through our counterterrorism strategy and
through legislation that is before us today, Bill C-44, to address
terrorism in its many forms to ensure that our streets and
communities are safe.
I therefore urge all members to support the swift passage of this
legislation.
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Mr. Nathan Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, there was a briefing this morning, I believe, on this
legislation. Of course, on a Friday morning, as anyone familiar with
Parliament would know, a third of all members are here and at least
two-thirds, from all sides, are not in the city. We tend to return to our
ridings.
The briefing also took place during question period, so of those
members who were actually in the capital, I would imagine that
almost all of us were engaged here in question period doing our job
holding the government to account.
My question is twofold. One, is the government open and
available to having a briefing for MPs that could happen at a time
when MPs are actually able to attend so we can understand what is
often a complex piece of legislation?
The second piece is a more broad question. I listened to the hon.
member's comments, but I did not hear this aspect. It is about the
radicalization piece and stopping the flow of sometimes Canadians,
The first question was around the government's willingness to
provide a briefing that MPs can actually attend, including
Conservative MPs, of course. The second is around the idea of
how we stop the radicalization of people in the first place, be they
from Canada or abroad.
Ms. Roxanne James: Mr. Speaker, the question speaks to the fact
that the New Democrats are not attuned to the real threat of terrorism
in this country.
The member asked about a briefing that he said took place today
regarding the bill. There was no briefing on this bill today. We are
here in the House debating Bill C-44, the protection of Canada from
terrorists act.
I will go back to the reasons that this bill was brought forward.
The bill was actually supposed to be tabled on the same day that
the terrorist attacks took place in Ottawa. Sadly, events unfolded, and
the legislation was brought forward a short time thereafter. The bill
seeks to clarify the act to allow and give the authority for our
Canadian Security Intelligence Service to continue operating overseas.
Can members imagine for a moment if our Security Intelligence
Service were limited by the borders that surround Canada? In
committee, members of the opposition voted against this bill, and I
am sure they are going to vote against it again when it comes to a
vote in this House, even though the opposition members bring up
questions about radicalization overseas.
There was a question brought forward by an NDP member on that
committee with regard to revocation of a passport from someone
who has travelled overseas. The question asked was, “What if they
wanted to come back?”
Terrorism is not about a day at the beach. This is a serious issue,
and I wish that the New Democrats would actually take this serious
issue—
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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): Questions and
comments, the hon. member for Trinity—Spadina.
Mr. Adam Vaughan (Trinity—Spadina, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, if
there is one issue for which we would hope partisan sniping would
be suspended, it is this one. All of us in this House want to make
Canada more secure.
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The issue in front of us is that we know there is a second piece of
legislation that is supposedly being tabled and perhaps unveiled in
another part of the country today. The briefing for this companion
piece of legislation was held simultaneously with question period
and at a time when most members of Parliament from all sides of the
House are not in Ottawa.
A legitimate question that did not get an answer was this: will you
hold a second briefing so that we can understand the complexity and
the nature of the legislation, legislation that you are talking about
outside the House and outside the capital region? It is a fair question,
and it deserves a fair answer, rather than a cheap shot back.
My second question is very similar to my colleague's as well. The
critical issue is trying to figure out what is creating this circumstance.
What is creating the conditions that lead to radicalization, which in
turn leads to acts of terrorism? This is a significant question. In fact,
the leader of the Liberal Party has often spoken about dealing with
the root causes of terrorism, as opposed to simply dealing with the
symptoms of terrorism.
What would this bill do about root causes, and why, when your
party talks about root causes, is it proactive, but when we do, is it
something to be criticized?
The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): I would just remind
hon. members again to direct their comments and questions in the
third person and through the Speaker.
The hon. parliamentary secretary.
Ms. Roxanne James: Mr. Speaker, as that member knows, we
have already publicly said that we would offer additional briefings
on the future bill, which is certainly not the one we are talking about
today in the House, which is a bill we have been debating for quite
some time. I would like to make sure that all members who are
present are aware that we have already said we would offer
additional briefings.
The briefing that was offered was offered out of courtesy, and it
was offered today with regard to the future bill, which has been
tabled, in order to avoid offending the conventions of parliamentary
privilege. I think everyone in the House already knows that.
With respect to the bill we are debating today, it is important to
complete this bill and have it receive royal assent. We have to do
everything possible to ensure that our security agencies have the
authority to operate overseas and to protect their informants in the
same way as other police and law enforcement agencies do across
this country.
The measures that are included in Bill C-44 are common sense
measures. The bill is a result of recent court questions that called into
question the authority of CSIS to do these types of things. The reality
is clear. This act had not been changed for almost 30 years.
The bill that is before us is important. Why the NDP continues to
vote against something as common sense as the measures included in
this bill, I have absolutely no idea.
Mrs. Cathy McLeod (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, first of all I want to clarify that we are discussing Bill C-44
today. Bill C-51 was recently tabled, and we look forward to some
very important debate on this complementary legislation for
protecting Canadians.
I rise in support of the protection of Canada from terrorists act,
which is another important step taken by our government to protect
Canada against terrorism. We are looking at amending two key
pieces of legislation. This bill would strengthen our response to socalled extremist terrorist travellers and confirm the tool kits of our
security agencies.
Before highlighting the most important amendments, let me
situate this legislation within a global context and explain how it
would build on our existing legislation and policy.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, has become a
household name around the world. It is destabilizing Iraq and Syria
while carrying out horrific acts against innocent people. As members
know, as part of international coalition, Canada's CF-18 fighter jets
are targeting ISIL forces in Iraq. We have joined our allies in this
fight because we know that groups like ISIL pose a serious threat not
just to regional security but to the citizens of Canada as well.
However, the fight against terrorism does not take place only
under foreign skies. Every day, along our borders, in front of our
computer screens, within our communities, and with our partners,
Canada's intelligence security and law enforcement agencies are
standing on guard against terrorism. They carry out their work
guided by the four tenets of Canada's counterterrorism strategy,
which are prevent, detect, deny, and respond. They are supported by
legislation passed by Parliament, which includes the Combating
Terrorism Act, for example, which makes it illegal to leave or
attempt to leave Canada with a view to committing certain terrorism
offences outside the country. Indeed, the RCMP laid its first charges
under that act last summer.
The landscape for terrorism, however, is rapidly evolving, and our
agencies need better tools to keep Canadians safe and secure.
Members may want to consider the findings of the 2014 Public
Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada. In 2013, Canada added six
groups to the list of terrorist entities, bringing the total to 53.
Moreover, as early as 2014, the government had identified
approximately 145 individuals with terrorism connections who
may have been involved in terrorism-related activities in foreign
countries. These are Canadians that groups like ISIL are trying to
recruit through sick propaganda.
When Canadians are lured into fighting for a terrorist cause, they
can inflict harm on innocent people in a foreign country. What is
more, with the training that they receive and the propaganda that
they are subjected to, extremist travellers may return home motivated
to carry out terrorist acts on our own soil. Thus, while our brave men
and women take part in combat missions overseas, it is our
responsibility here to prevent, detect, deny, and respond to terrorism
in all of its forms.
This brings me to Bill C-44, the protection of Canada from
terrorists act.
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This act addresses two key pieces of legislation that are essential
in our fight against terrorism. As members will recall, the
Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act received royal assent in
June and expanded the grounds for the revocation of Canadian
citizenship. It also streamlined the process for making those
decisions. Once in force, there will be authority to revoke Canadian
citizenship from dual citizens convicted of terrorism, high treason,
and treason or spying offences, depending on the sentence that is
imposed. It will also provide authorities with the authority to revoke
citizenship from those who have served as members of an armed
force of a country or an organized armed group engaged in an armed
conflict against Canada.
Those convicted cannot get time off for good behaviour. These
individuals will never be allowed to become Canadian citizens again.
The amendments of Bill C-44 introduced technical changes to the
Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act that would allow the
government to bring into force the revocation provision of the act
earlier than, and separate from, the remaining provision.
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I would also note that there is a second important change included
in the strengthening Canadian citizenship bill. It relates to the
process for revoking citizenship. Without these new provisions, the
process for revoking citizenship can take up to three years, which I
believe, and I believe many Canadians believe, is much too long. Let
us imagine a dual citizen who has been radicalized. We may have the
evidence to revoke citizenship, but we cannot do it in a timely way
because the process is so lengthy. It was vital to streamline the
process for revoking citizenship, while respecting the rights of the
people involved.
Second, it would confirm the existing jurisdiction of the Federal
Court to issue warrants to authorize CSIS to undertake certain
intrusive investigative activities outside of Canada.
Third, it would clarify that in determining whether to issue
warrants for activities outside of Canada, the Federal Court need
only consider relevant Canadian law.
Fourth, it would ensure that the identities of CSIS' human sources
would not be disclosed in legal proceedings, except in certain
circumstances. This provision is similar to the common law privilege
protections that already exist for front-line police informers.
In addition to protecting the identity of CSIS sources during legal
proceedings, it would also protect the identity of CSIS employees
who are likely to become involved in future covert operations.
Taken together, the amendments proposed in Bill C-44 address
recent court decisions related to CSIS and ensure that CSIS has the
tools it needs to fulfill the mandate it was given by Parliament 30
years ago.
Canadians depend on our government to protect them from
terrorist activities, and we must not fail them. I urge all members to
join me in offering unconditional support for Bill C-44, a muchneeded response to a rapidly changing security environment.
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[Translation]
To that end, depending on the grounds for the decision, once the
provisions are in force, there would be authority for the Minister of
Citizenship and Immigration or the Federal Court to decide on
revocation cases.
Ms. Laurin Liu (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I
will have the honour of speaking to this debate a little later this
afternoon. I thank my colleagues for their remarks. I will have the
chance to explain why the NDP is opposed to this Conservative
government bill, even though we supported it at second reading.
These amendments to our citizenship laws introduced in the
strengthening Canadian citizenship bill would protect the safety and
security of Canadians and value and safeguard of value of Canadian
citizenship.
I would like to ask my Conservative colleague why the
Conservative government refused to accept any of our amendments
in committee.
Bill C-44 would also amend another piece of legislation, the CSIS
Act. We heard earlier that when the CSIS Act was introduced 30
years ago, the expression “extremist traveller” was not part of our
lexicon, and neither was “social media.” Who could have imagined
that messages of intolerance and hate would one day be transmitted
without filters to a mobile telephone? Who could have foreseen how
this propaganda could turn someone with mainstream views into an
extremist?
However, this is the world we now live in. We must adapt, and
adapt quickly, to ensure that CSIS has the tools it needs to
investigate threats in a new world. To do this, we must affirm key
elements of CSIS' mandate that have been brought into question by
recent court decisions. That is really what Bill C-44 is all about. It is
not about new powers.
First, this bill would confirm CSIS' existing authority to undertake
investigative activities outside of Canada in relation to the security of
Canada or to security assessments.
Why did the government refuse to consider comments and
criticisms from stakeholders and experts? Why did it refuse to
enhance oversight of CSIS, which is a major flaw in this government
bill?
[English]
Mrs. Cathy McLeod: Mr. Speaker, what we created with Bill
C-44 is a strong piece of legislation that needed all its elements to do
the tasks we set out for it. The opposition proposed amendments, but
in general the amendments would have eroded the ability of this
piece of legislation to take on the responsibilities it needed in
responding to the court decisions.
I note that there are complementary pieces of legislation. The
member talked about some gaps and some additional needs; I
welcome her response, and I also look forward to the support that I
hope we get from the NDP on Bill C-51.
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[Translation]
Hon. Stéphane Dion (Saint-Laurent—Cartierville, Lib.): Mr.
Speaker, on what legal opinion did my colleague base her assurance
that creating two classes of citizens—based on whether they have
dual citizenship or not—for something as serious as revoking
Canadian citizenship would not be considered by the courts to be
inconsistent with the charter?
[English]
Mrs. Cathy McLeod: Mr. Speaker, I do not have the benefit of
being a lawyer, as I believe my colleague on the other side is. The
Minister of Justice has a number of lawyers within the justice
department and all legislation that we bring forward has had a full
analysis in terms of the protection of the Charter of Rights and
Freedoms.
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[Translation]
Mr. Tarik Brahmi (Saint-Jean, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I listened to
my colleague's speech.
Since the Conservatives keep referring to the murder in SaintJean-sur-Richelieu committed on October 20, 2014, can my
colleague explain how, to her knowledge, a change in the way
CSIS operates would have prevented the act committed by a person
who was being tracked and assessed by the RCMP, which found that
this person was no longer a threat to the public?
[English]
Mrs. Cathy McLeod: Mr. Speaker, I find it strange how the NDP
cannot look at the definition of terrorism and call a spade a spade in
what happened in both events in Canada last October.
More important, lone wolf attacks are difficult to prevent and our
law enforcement agencies need modern tools to do the job that we
want them to do with respect to protecting us.
Mr. Dennis Bevington (Northwest Territories, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Rivière-desMille-Îles.
I am speaking today to Bill C-44, a terrorism bill. However, before
I get into the more technical aspects of my speech, I want to talk a bit
about the threat of terrorism in Canada.
I have heard my colleagues across the way describe the events of
last fall as being one of the most egregious terrorism acts that we
have seen in Canada, but I do not think it actually deserves that title.
The most egregious act of terrorism that occurred in Canada was Air
India in 1985. It was a very tragic occurrence. CSIS at the time was
tracking the terrorists, and we did not have very good oversight over
CSIS and its operations then. For many years, Parliament was unable
to get to the bottom of it, and required quite extensive action on the
part of government to do that. What we saw in 1985 was a large act
of terrorism, in which hundreds of people were killed. That is, in my
mind, the primary event of terrorism in Canada in the time I have
been here.
We have seen other acts of terrorism. We have seen it in the
Alberta gas fields, where people have blown up gas wells on
numerous occasions. We have seen acts of terrorism on the west
coast against hydroelectric facilities. Terrorism has shown up in
Canada quite often over the course of our lifetimes.
Only today do we see this kind of knee-jerk reaction to incidents
for which we have much difficulty understanding as pure terrorism,
because the individuals involved had mental and social issues. They
may well have been influenced by ideology from one ethnic group or
the other, but they were not driven or coerced by that. They acted on
their own and in some ways acted haphazardly and in a way that
suggested they were simply emotional outbursts. To me, that is not
the same type of thing as a carefully planned and executed
destruction of an airliner, killing hundreds of people. That is truly a
definition of, if not terrorism, the relative degree of importance of the
acts that take place.
It is unfortunate that in the events we have seen in the last few
months, we now will make decisions about the way we run Canada
that we did not choose to make in 1985 or at other times when we
were faced with acts that we could justifiably call terrorism.
Therefore, why are we doing it now? Why are we taking these
actions now? What is the larger threat that we see and perceive that
will curtail more human rights and the basic freedoms we have in
Canada, those that we have worked very hard to maintain? What are
we doing?
With the latest bill, we would increase the powers of Canada's spy
agency. We are offering it up as another international body to engage
in espionage and spy on other countries. We have created this
situation in the law. Clause 8 of the bill calls for enabling “the
Service to investigate, within or outside Canada, a threat to the
security of Canada or to perform its duties and functions under
section 16”. The important words are “outside Canada“. Now we
will give our intelligence service more latitude to pursue its
objectives outside of Canada.
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Section 21 of the act asks that we also give the agency the ability
to act without regard to any other law, in other words, any other law
of another country. We are asking our intelligence service to open up
the opportunity to spy on other countries, to disregard the laws that
other countries might have toward their citizens and pursue our
intelligence system in that regard. We are taking a step to a more
confrontational approach to other nations based on one single
perceived threat of ISIL, or al Qaeda, or those foreign agencies that
we see as being the prime international threat to the stability of the
world right now.
We are on a fairly slippery slope and this is simply the first piece
of legislation that the government is coming forward with, and we
are going to see some more. We were given public notice of another
bill today, and I have not had the opportunity to review it. However,
certainly we are moving in that direction. It is something that we
have to take very seriously. It is not simple. It is not simply to jump
on the bandwagon and let us go after increased surveillance abilities
our intelligence service overseas. Within Canada we will see our
intelligence service taking other kinds of actions which would not
have been permitted in the past.
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Is the threat of that significance why we need to move in that
direction? I would argue that after the larger incident of terrorism
that occurred in 1985, we made some changes to our airport security
system. We did some things to help reduce that threat. We did not
really provide that same coordination within the country that perhaps
was required. I think we are all in favour of greater coordination
between our protective services. However, at that time, we did not
see the need to give our intelligence service these types of powers to
take out of the country. Yet we have seen incidents far less serious
than that which are now driving us in that direction. Why? Is it
simply by politics?
Now, we are in a different time and we have had a number of
deaths. They were terribly unfortunate and no one wants to see any
of this happen, but, of course, it is part of any society that these
things do happen. Now, as a result, are we going to make these
changes? Now, are we now going to reduce these freedoms? Now,
will we send out our intelligence agency to play a larger role in the
international community? I do not find that appropriate.
Ms. Peggy Nash (Parkdale—High Park, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
my question is about the oversight of CSIS. Bill C-44 would give
significant new powers to CSIS, yet significant new oversight is not
proposed.
That is a concern that we all have on this side of the House, that
we are moving ahead with restrictions of the rights and privileges of
Canadians based on the political necessity of creating this threat in
the Canadian political process. It is unfortunate that we would then
choose to change our laws, laws that have been in place for a long
time.
In fact, I remember that when I was finance critic, in one of the
many omnibus budget bills the Conservative government brought
forward, one of the provisions was to eliminate the position of
inspector general, the person charged with full-time oversight of
CSIS. We heard expert testimony—ironically at the finance
committee, even though it was a national security issue—from the
person who had been in charge of setting up the machinery of CSIS
when it was first created. The witness warned the government not to
remove that position because it was the government's eyes and ears
on CSIS. The witness said it was the only way the government could
prevent the people charged with securing and protecting the public,
people who had unique powers, from not exceeding their powers.
In some ways, politics is important in terms of our international
relationships. When we see a Canadian foreign minister abroad
being pelted with eggs and shoes, that is an unusual occurrence for
Canada. Perhaps we should look at the politics of what we are doing
rather than simply looking at ways that we can intervene militarily.
We have moved away from a Canadian position of enlightened
centralism into one that picks sides. That is the greatest threat to
Canadian security in this day and age.
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Mr. Paul Calandra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime
Minister and for Intergovernmental Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker,
I want to better understand what the member said. In his speech, he
said that he was uncertain whether ISIL, or ISIS, was a real threat to
Canadians, both at home and abroad. He was also arguing about the
degree to which an event or a terrorist act should cause us to
strengthen our security services.
Would the member comment on the lack of oversight of CSIS,
especially now that the government wants to increase the powers of
CSIS?
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I wonder if the member could clearly identify for me at what level
of death, destruction, and terror does he suggest that Canada should
begin to strengthen its laws. Would it be if 300 people died, or one
person, or 50 people?
Mr. Dennis Bevington: Mr. Speaker, I am very much in favour of
greater oversight of these bodies by Parliament in a fashion that
would provide us with quicker answers than we received in regard to
the Air India incident. That showed me how important it is to interact
continually with the intelligence agency to understand what it is
doing, why it is doing what it is doing, where its shortfalls are, and
how the agency can be improved. Without that, I think there is
extreme danger to Canadian values because it simply does not give
the intelligence agency the opportunity to look carefully at what it is
doing and to ensure it is doing things according to every law we have
in place now. I think that goes without saying.
Specifically, since he is suggesting that the attack on Ottawa and
the death of Corporal Cirillo do not necessitate this and that Air India
was not at a level he believed warranted our strengthening the laws,
what level of terror, death, and destruction does this member and his
party believe would warrant the Government of Canada reviewing
and strengthening the security laws and apparatus?
[Translation]
Ms. Laurin Liu (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, NDP): Mr. Speaker, this
is the second time I have spoken in the course of this debate, since I
spoke at second reading of Bill C-44. If members would like to know
more about my feelings on this bill, they can have a look at my other
speech.
Mr. Dennis Bevington: Mr. Speaker, to put a number on it in that
regard is really difficult.
I would also like to thank my colleague from Alfred-Pellan for the
work she has done on this issue. She made an excellent speech this
morning. Anyone watching at home should watch my colleague's
speech if they want more information.
However, what I was trying to point out was that after the Air
India incident, in which 300 people were killed, we did certain
things. Most of them dealt with the physical security of our airports.
We tried to better coordinate the agencies engaged in dealing with
terrorist incidents within our country. We took some actions there;
we did not change the law. We took actions within the services that
we provide to Canadians to protect them to ensure that we did
manage to maintain the same level of personal liberties and freedoms
through that time.
Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canadian Security Intelligence
Service Act and other Acts essentially makes three substantive
changes with regard to CSIS.
First, it clarifies the legal authority of CSIS to conduct security
intelligence operations abroad to respond to threats from outside
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Second, it confirms the jurisdiction of the Federal Court to issue
warrants that have effect outside Canada.
Third, it provides for protection of identity for CSIS human
intelligence sources in judicial proceedings.
The NDP does not deny that the Canadian Security Intelligence
Service Act is in need of some changes. We do not deny that the
world has changed in recent decades and that Canada's commitments
abroad have also changed. The realities we face have changed.
Naturally, we need to amend this act so that CSIS can act abroad in a
way that is adapted to today's realities.
That is why we voted in favour of this bill at second reading. We
had hoped to work with the government to improve this bill and
make amendments, because even at second reading we saw some
huge flaws in the bill. We had a lot of concerns about the bill,
especially with respect to protections, civilian oversight of CSIS and
the fact that the government does not give CSIS adequate resources.
I would like to point out that the NDP participated in the
committee's study in order to improve this bill so that it would meet
Canadians' criteria for civilian oversight.
We moved several amendments in committee but, unfortunately,
even though we wanted to work in good faith with the government,
it rejected all our amendments without even studying them. That is
truly deplorable.
The amendments we proposed addressed the concerns expressed
by witnesses and experts who appeared before the committee. With
respect to warrants for overseas covert actions, we moved an
amendment that would require the director, and not an employee
designated by the minister, to make the application in every case. It
is simply a question of transparency.
I know that all Canadians want CSIS to be as transparent as
possible. The purpose of our amendment was to ensure that covert
activities do not become routine. We wanted the director to be
accountable.
I listened to the debate very carefully today, and the Conservative
government has still not explained why it rejected this amendment,
which would have resulted in more transparency and accountability.
● (1300)
Additionally, we put forward an amendment to delete the
following from clause 8(2):
Without regard to any other law, including that of any foreign state,...
It is important that we remove this part of the bill because we
wanted to remove any contradiction with international law and the
explicit granting of power to Canadian courts to authorize illegal
activity in other states. Canadian activities must comply with
international law. Unfortunately, the government also rejected this
amendment without consideration for the opinions of experts.
We also proposed another amendment to add specific accountability for the use of warrants to authorize activities of CSIS abroad
to the CSIS director. We would like the director to submit an annual
report to the Security Intelligence Review Committee specifying the
disposition of all such warrant applications and the activities carried
out under the warrants.
In my opinion, this is simply about accountability. That is why
MPs are elected. It is our job in this place to ensure that there is
accountability. The committees are an important mechanism for
ensuring that the government is accountable to Canadians. That is
why we moved this amendment, which once again was rejected by
the Conservative government.
Lastly, in order to prevent possible abuse regarding surveillance
warrants, we asked the government to accept one of our
amendments, which was about clarifying exactly when a foreign
surveillance warrant was necessary. That is very important.
This is a concern not only for Canadians, but for citizens of the
United States and other countries who are worried about the extent
of surveillance and activities of organizations like CSIS.
If the investigative activity was supposed to take place in Canada
and required a warrant under the Canadian Charter of Rights and
Freedoms, or if the activity violated international law or the laws of
the country where it was to take place, the Federal Court of Canada
would have to issue a warrant for that activity to take place outside
of Canada.
We examined this bill very carefully and, unfortunately, we cannot
support it as it stands, because our amendments were not accepted.
I would also like to explain to the House the criteria we use to
assess all legislative measures intended to combat threats to public
safety.
Our analysis is based on three criteria. The first criterion is
enhanced civilian oversight. It is absolutely crucial that enhanced
civilian oversight accompany any new powers for CSIS. The second
criterion is the protection of civil liberties. Having spoken with my
constituents in Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, I know that they are very
worried about this. They strongly believe that civil liberties must be
protected. Yes, we need to increase security measures, but not at the
expense of civil liberties. This is an important criterion. The third
criterion we use to assess public safety legislation has to do with
adequate resources. We know that the Conservative government
continues to cut resources in terms of funding and personnel. CSIS
can definitely be given the tools it needs to do its job.
● (1305)
However, if CSIS does not have the resources and staff it needs,
this whole exercise is pointless, and the agency will not be able to
properly tackle the problem of terrorism.
Some cuts have been made. The Conservatives have cut as much
as $600 million and $87.9 million from our public safety agencies.
There have been cuts everywhere.
Mr. Denis Blanchette (Louis-Hébert, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I
thank my colleague for her speech.
She mentioned something that I believe is critical to democracy.
When a power is granted, there must be control over it. We need a
balanced approach between security and the ability to make sure that
there are no abuses once that power is granted.
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I would like my colleague to comment further on the need for a
balance between granting powers to ensure security and the ability to
ensure that there are no abuses of those powers.
Ms. Laurin Liu: Mr. Speaker, that is actually a concern that many
of the witnesses raised in committee. We have to take a close look at
that issue. During the committee's study, the Conservative government prevented officers of Parliament, such as the Privacy
Commissioner, whose job is to protect Canadians' privacy, from
appearing before the committee. He was unable to appear before the
committee to express his concerns about Bill C-44, and I find that
deplorable.
This also shows the Conservative government's contempt for
officers of Parliament and the people who are responsible for
protecting Canadians and their privacy. The government also refused
to accept their submission. It acted in bad faith at the committee
stage. Unfortunately, the government did not take a balanced
approach, and the bill does not contain enough measures to protect
Canadians' privacy.
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[English]
Hon. Candice Bergen (Minister of State (Social Development),
CPC): Mr. Speaker, of course all of the laws we have introduced,
and this bill specifically, balance the rights and privacy of Canadian
citizens. They also do something that Canadians have asked us to do,
which is a full commitment and full responsibility of any
government, and that is to protect citizens from threats, whether
from abroad or direct threats right here on Canadian soil.
Although the New Democrats in one sense talk about protecting
Canadians, when it comes to supporting strong legislation like the
bill we are introducing today, they will not support it with their
votes.
How dire would the situation have to be and under what
circumstance would the New Democrats support giving our law
enforcement the tools they need to fight threats, whether at home or
abroad? What would they see as warranting this kind of protection
for Canadians?
We believe it is warranted and warranted now. We need it. It is
disappointing that they will not support it. Under what circumstances
would they support this kind of legislation?
Ms. Laurin Liu: Mr. Speaker, frankly, I find the question by the
hon. parliamentary secretary insulting. The government's rhetoric on
how many deaths there would need to be before we would act,
frankly, enrages me. They seem to suggest that we did not deeply
grieve the events that happened in Ottawa and Saint-Jean-surRichelieu.
This rhetoric is extremely problematic. The government is
presenting legislation that is not balanced. It does not protect the
private life of Canadians and it does not actually ensure civilian
surveillance of our security organizations. The government bill is
completely problematic and yet at the same time the Conservative
members are accusing us of being complicit with terrorists. That is
completely inappropriate rhetoric for this kind of debate.
[Translation]
In closing, I would like to quote Privacy Commissioner Daniel
Therrien, who expressed serious concerns over this bill. He said:
It is understandable that the government would want to consider boosting the
powers of law-enforcement and national security agencies to address potential gaps.
But any new tools should be accompanied by a beefed-up role for the watchdogs
who keep an eye on spies and police.
The NDP agrees with Privacy Commissioner Therrien.
[English]
The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): Resuming debate. We
have about a minute and a half left in the time provided for
government orders this afternoon.
Mr. Jeff Watson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Transport, CPC): Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have the
opportunity to rise on Bill C-44, the protection of Canada from
terrorists act.
If Canadians have been listening for the last half hour or so, or
even longer, they will have heard the official opposition, the NDP,
and the Liberal Party members become increasingly more concerned
about the conduct of our security agencies than they are about the
conduct of terrorists and terrorist threats to Canadians.
That is not the case with our government, our Prime Minister and
our Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, who
work every day to ensure that Canadians are kept safe, that our
security agencies have the tools they need to investigate threats, and
that our police agencies working in concert with them have the tools
they need to apprehend and ultimately successfully prosecute those
who are threats to our country.
The clarification in the bill being brought forward is important,
particularly in light of a recent court case, which if one can imagine
—and I will put it in layman's terms for Canadians to understand
very clearly—rendered our security agency effectively an island with
respect to the rest of the world. That is, it was not able to share
intelligence with other foreign intelligence agencies or receive it and,
therefore, able to successfully investigate threats abroad or receive
intelligence on threats against Canada here at home.
We are clarifying that, to ensure they can ultimately do the job
they need to do and keep Canadians safe. The opposition should get
on board, not worry and obsess about the wrong priorities. They
should get with Canadians, give our agencies the tools they need,
and support this bill.
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[Translation]
The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): It being 1:15 p.m.,
pursuant to an order made Wednesday, January 28, 2015, it is my
duty to interrupt the proceedings and put forthwith every question
necessary to dispose of the third reading stage of the bill now before
the House.
The question is on the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to
adopt the motion?
Some hon. members: Agreed.
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Some hon. members: No.
The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): All those in favour of
the motion will please say yea.
Some hon. members: Yea.
The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): All those opposed
will please say nay.
Some hon. members: Nay.
The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): In my opinion the
yeas have it.
And five or more members having risen:
[English]
The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): Pursuant to Standing
Order 45, the recorded division stands deferred until Monday,
February 2, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.
Mr. Dave MacKenzie: Mr. Speaker, if you seek it I believe you
will find consent to see the clock at 1:30 p.m.
The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): Is that agreed?
Some hon. members: Agreed.
The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): It being 1:30 p.m.,
the House will now proceed to the consideration of private members'
business as listed on today's order paper.
PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
[English]
CHILD POVERTY
The House resumed from November 17, 2014, consideration of
the motion.
Mr. Adam Vaughan (Trinity—Spadina, Lib.): Mr. Speaker,
setting up and speaking to this bill is of extreme importance to those
of us who represent urban areas and municipalities, in large part
because the need to deal with these issues defines the quality of life
in our cities. Without a concerted effort on this, what we will end up
with is a scattergun approach that will, quite frankly, leave sectors in
our cities in a great deal of trouble.
The issue of housing is an example that has been raised here
several times. We know that the housing agreements have been
renewed across the country, but they are sustaining the status quo
and providing a dribble of new housing. In my city, perhaps 60 units
of housing per year will arrive out of the new renewed arrangements.
With a 92,000-person waiting list, 60 units of housing per year is
effectively a 1,500 year waiting list.
Without a new era of co-operation and without new programs to
address poverty, the urban strategies, and struggles that cities and
towns have across the country, we will be in significant trouble in
Toronto. That is one of the reasons why child poverty is growing at
such an alarming rate, while the city takes its place as one of the
wealthiest places in Canada, if not the world.
The ranking of Canada as a safe place to live comes as cold
comfort to those communities where housing conditions are so
deplorable, access to social services like child care and education is
so limited, and isolation due to poor transportation infrastructure is
so profound. To call it one of the greatest places in the world to live
leaves families and, particularly, young people gobsmacked. Something needs to change here.
What needs to change is not simply cutting taxes for people
without incomes and providing income splitting and billions of
dollars to affluent communities and individuals, as low-income
communities struggle. What we need is a series of programs that
deliver on the urban agenda.
As the urban affairs critic for the Liberal Party, I have had the
privilege of meeting with dozens of mayors across the country in the
last six weeks. Contrary to what we hear from the government side,
mayors across the country are asking for just this kind of legislation.
They are asking for a return to the kind of advanced thinking that
defined Paul Martin's tenure as prime minister, when the gas tax was
created, when infrastructure funding was stepped up and committed
to, and when a housing program was put on the table. Even the
plight of urban aboriginals was part of a national dialogue to resolve
issues, rather than simply believing that a tax cut could build a
bridge, get a subway delivered, or suddenly make day care appear
even if people had an extra $100 in their pocket.
Something needs to change, and what this bill would do is
highlight the areas that need to be focused on to build stronger
communities right across Canada. As someone who sat on the
municipal council for eight years and who has come to Ottawa to try
to strengthen this partnership, I am challenged that it is simply a plan
to have a plan. Cities cannot wait for thinking on this issue. They
need action.
It is all well and fine to propose theoretical solutions and to aspire
to strong language, but what we need are strong programs and
specific programs that fit directly into municipal budgets on an
ongoing basis and in a consistent way that delivers these programs.
We need this particularly for housing and transit, but also for the
management of water.
One of the challenges that municipalities are having right now is
that climate change has happened. It is not a theoretical possibility. If
we listen to Fox News, we hear it is not even a reality. Sometimes,
when we listen to the Conservative government, we hear it is beyond
its grasp as well. Nevertheless, climate change has happened, and it
is doing extraordinary things to civic infrastructure and civil
engineering.
We had a flash storm in one part of Toronto, while another part of
Toronto was in sunshine, which drove so much water into the sewer
system that it blew a 40 feet by 100 feet by 4.5 feet reinforced
concrete cap on a sewage capacity holding bin at the waterfront 60
feet into the air and flooded the entire waterfront of Toronto. This
was in downtown Toronto, while Scarborough was in sunshine.
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These sorts of thing are not happening every hundred years, as
predicted by the insurance models or by civic engineering standards;
they are happening once every two or three years. Sometimes, they
are happening every six months in some parts of the country. The
government needs to step up and address the infrastructure needs of
Canada and assist cities on all of the other fronts, including transit
and housing. If the support is not there, the partnership is not built,
and the money is not defined and delivered in a direct, predictable,
and robust way, cities and municipalities will not have the capacity
to deal with the fundamentals of urban living, which are the delivery
of water and the picking up of garbage.
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We need a comprehensive approach to municipalities, we need a
comprehensive approach to dealing with poverty and we need a
comprehensive approach to setting the stage for a stronger relationship with our country. Infrastructure needs must be led by housing.
They need funding programs that directly deliver dollars to cities,
without complex subscription models and costly subscriptive
programs that require pages of applications to simply fund and get
the state of repair attended to and housing built. We need to ensure
that co-ops in particular are protected, that their agreements are
renewed with other affordable housing providers and that the
subsidies are sustained. We need to lean on the co-op model to
deliver more capacity, not shrink our footprint and our federal
program in that area.
We also need to pay attention to the social needs of cities as we
build the physical infrastructure. That is why things like daycare are
so critical. Arts funding and recreation funding are also critical.
Without a solid perspective and a platform on these issues, cities
struggle.
We have been critical of the Prime Minister this week for not
having met with the premiers. However, the Prime Minister should
also be sitting down on a regular basis with the Federation of
Canadian Municipalities at its annual conference. He should also
should be pulling together the big city mayors conference, which
was a program initiated under Paul Martin, to talk about where some
of the significant economic challenges are emerging in large urban
centres. That is where most of our immigrants settle and where most
of the social problems are embedded in affluence and therefore not
directly attacked under some of our national programs. It is where
the majority of Canadians live.
We have the most urbanized country in the G7 and yet we are the
only G7 country without urban strategies on some critical files. It is
time for that to change.
I have talked to mayors in Kitchener and Waterloo, Cambridge,
Burlington, Oakville, Regina, Calgary and Vancouver. They are
meeting soon in Toronto with the new mayor of that city, with whom
I have also met. There is not a mayor among them who thinks the
federal government is stepping up and meeting its obligations. One
of the critical areas pronounced daily in question period is on the
question of infrastructure. The funding is back-end loaded.
Cape Breton and the city of Sydney have not had a penny from
Ottawa in two years. They have no hopes of getting money this year,
and the money they need for a $450 million infrastructure rebuild of
their water plant is not even part of the 10-year capital program. In
fact, if Sydney, Nova Scotia had to build that water plant itself, its
annual budget is only $140 million. That is its annual tax draw. The
project will cost $450 million to build to give clean water to people
living in the regional municipality of Cape Breton. It would have to
shut down the city for three years to build this by itself. The reason it
needs to rebuild this is that federal standards changed on water
supply.
The federal government is side-loading and downloading and not
meeting its responsibilities. Small towns and big cities are all falling
behind on the infrastructure file. When they do, the social dynamics
and the social status of the lowest-income Canadians are hurt the
most. Housing, transit and social services are fundamental to the
health of cities. They are as important as the roads, the bridges and
the rail, yet the federal government has walked away from all of
those capacities and has not funded them properly.
The back-end loaded infrastructure program is a joke in city halls
and town halls across Canada. There is not a mayor, or town reeve or
city councillor who does not understand that the money is not
coming for 10 years. That money was needed yesterday. It was
needed last year. Instead what we get are $29 million worth of
billboards. Frankly, sleeping under a billboard is not what I call a
housing policy.
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Ms. Peggy Nash (Parkdale—High Park, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I
am very pleased to speak on the motion of my colleague from
Scarborough—Rouge River. I want to thank her for all of her work
on eliminating child poverty, the subject of the motion today.
Because this is the second hour of debate, I would like to refer to
the text of the motion, which reads:
That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work in collaboration
with the provinces, territories and First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to
eradicate child poverty in Canada by developing a national poverty reduction plan
that includes: (a) making housing more affordable for lower income Canadians; (b)
ensuring accessible and affordable child care; (c) addressing childhood nutrition; (d)
improving economic security of families; (e) measures that specifically address the
unique needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities; and (f) measurable
targets and time lines.
In other words, it is about accountability.
It has been 25 years since Ed Broadbent's motion aimed at ending
child poverty was passed unanimously by the House, and yet
successive Conservative and Liberal governments have failed to act
on this promise. With almost one million children living in poverty,
almost half of whom are indigenous, surely it is time to end child
poverty.
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Dr. David Hulchanski, a professor in Toronto and a constituent of
mine, has documented very precisely what is happening with the
declining middle class and the growing polarization in our city of
Toronto. He calls it a “three city” situation, where some at the very
top are getting more wealthy, an increasingly shrinking group is
staying at about the same level, and a growing number of people are
falling further and further behind.
Childhood poverty is costly not only for the children affected in
terms of their childhood experience of inequality, but also in terms of
lost potential and social costs.
I should point out that Canada ranks 23rd on child poverty among
countries in the OECD, which is a shameful record. If we want to set
records, surely this is not one. One out of seven children in Canada
lives in poverty, but if one is born aboriginal, there is a two in five
chance that one will live in poverty. These are shameful numbers.
UNICEF Canada has written a report and recommends creating a
children's commissioner and making the UN convention on child
poverty enforceable in court. Canada ratified this international
agreement in 1991, but progress remains very slow and spotty.
The UNICEF report makes a number of recommendations worth
noting. As I said, one is to make the convention enforceable in
courts. It also recommends developing a national action plan aimed
at bringing Canada into compliance with the UN convention;
holding a parliamentary review on the recommendations of the UN
committee on child rights and the recommendation of the Senate's
report on children; and including in child protection legislation
everyone under the age of 18; and developing a program to educate
children and others on the convention rights.
I would like to speak specifically to the sub elements of this
motion.
First, there is an alarming situation now from the lack of
affordable housing. There are 92,000 people in Toronto on the
waiting list for housing. In my community of Parkdale—High Park,
we see families who have to make the gut-wrenching decision to
either pay the rent or put food on the table. They are going to keep a
roof over their heads, and therefore we have community kitchens and
food banks bursting at the seams. A number of children go to school
hungry every day. This is shocking in a city as wealthy as Toronto.
I see families with two or three kids living in a one bedroom
apartment because that is all they can afford. I see people living in
Toronto community housing in substandard housing with serious
maintenance problems with mould, water leakage, and appliances
that do not work.
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There are buildings in our community where the elevators do not
work. We have serious problems.
We also have problems with the lack of effective rent control
legislation, and companies get around the legislation. They get
people out of the buildings and jack up the rent. The upshot is that
people cannot afford to find a decent place to live. There is an
explosion of new homes being built, but they are mainly private
condos. Low-income people do not have the ability to buy these
condos, and there is no affordable housing being built for them.
We also have a problem with co-ops that are finishing their
housing agreements. These are not going to be renewed. We have
people who were getting a subsidy, who were able to live in a decent
place, a co-operative housing development, because they got a bit of
a subsidy, and those subsidies have been lost. That is a huge
dilemma for many in the city of Toronto.
Unfortunately, the Conservatives have abandoned their social
housing responsibilities. One in four Canadian households, that is
1.5 million Canadians, families and individuals, spend more than a
third of their income on housing. Canada is the only G8 country
without a strategy for affordable housing. It was under the previous
Liberal government that the national housing plan was abandoned. It
is shocking that in a northern country, with such high needs, we do
not have effective housing or even a plan to get to that housing.
When it comes to public spending on child care and early
learning, Canada ranks last among developed and comparable
countries. For years Liberal and Conservative governments have
ignored this pressing need of Canadian families. There are over
900,000 kids in need of care in Canada, with no access to quality,
affordable, child care spaces. The Conservatives promised 125,000
new spaces, but just like the Liberals, they did not create one single
space.
In my community, child care spaces can run up to $2,000 per
month, per child, which is clearly far out of the reach of most
families. Noted economist Pierre Fortin has said that the Quebec
model of child care, which is affordable, accessible, and high quality,
has allowed more than 70,000 mothers to join the workforce and
generate the return of $1.75 for every dollar spent on child care. That
is clearly an important investment.
When it comes to indigenous children, they are the fastest
growing demographic in our country. Investments made to reduce
indigenous child poverty would have huge benefits for Canada. We
have alarming rates of poverty and huge housing problems. Even
Mike Holmes is saying that we have to build better quality houses
for indigenous communities. It would be a better investment and
more cost-effective. They also face huge food security issues, far
more so than people do in the south.
I remember that noted Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph
Stiglitz, in answer to the question, “What is the best thing Canada
can do to create innovation, boost our economy, and boost
competitiveness and job creation?”, said to invest in children. Invest
in child care. Invest in post-secondary education. Invest in kids. That
is the best bet for a strong, innovative economy.
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We want the federal government to make the elimination of child
poverty a priority. We need to develop an anti-poverty plan with
timelines and measurable benchmarks that would include the key
components of taking on the crisis of poverty for indigenous
children, making housing more affordable for lower-income
Canadians, creating an early childhood and childhood education
program, addressing childhood nutrition, and improving the overall
economic security of Canada. We owe Canadians no less. It is our
duty as parliamentarians to act. We should all be supporting this
important motion.
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Mr. Jim Eglinski (Yellowhead, CPC): Mr. Speaker, I welcome
this opportunity to participate in the debate on private member's
Motion No. 534, introduced by the hon. member for Scarborough—
Rouge River. Her motion asks that the federal government work in
collaboration with the provinces, territories, first nations, Inuit, and
Métis to develop a national plan to eradicate child poverty in
Canada.
As I am sure the member opposite is aware, there are already
significant government measures in place that are helping to address
poverty across this country. A recent UNICEF report backs up the
action by this government, stating that child poverty has been
reduced to an all-time low under this government.
In fact, changes our government made to Canada's social
programs cushioned many families and their children from falling
into poverty during the global recession. That being said, our
government does not think it is enough to simply help people keep
their heads above water in tough times. The best strategy to address
income equality and to help people in low-income situations is to
create more jobs and to grow the economy.
As demonstrated over the past nine years, our long-term goal is,
and always has been, to consistently improve economic conditions
and to in turn improve the quality of life for all Canadians all the
time. Our government's pan-Canadian approach includes working
with the provinces and territories to help Canadians get the skills and
experience they need to find jobs and take advantage of the
opportunities.
It goes without saying that to address such an issue as complex as
poverty, all levels of government, as well as the community and notfor-profit organizations, need to work together. In this matter, we
have had a great deal of success. Take, for example, the yearly
Canada social transfer. Our government provides funding through
the Canada social transfer, which provinces and territories may use
to support poverty reduction initiatives. Funding for the Canada
social transfer is at an all-time high, at over $12 billion in 2014-15,
an increase of $4 billion since our government took office in 2006.
The Canada social transfer also helps fund specific provincial and
territorial programs targeted to families with young children and
represents a federal commitment that will rise to $1.3 billion in the
next fiscal year. This funding supports provincial initiatives in early
child development, early learning and child care, and post-secondary
education. It also supports social assistance and other social services
for low-income families with children.
Furthermore, the national child benefit, also known as the NCB, is
an example of federal, provincial, and territorial governments
working in partnership to deliver benefits to families with children.
The NCB has been enormously successful at delivering support for
low-income Canadian families. By reducing the number of families
with children living in low-income situations, our government
continues to show that we have taken action to help those Canadians
who need it most.
Thanks to our government's stewardship of the NCB, the lowincome rate for children was 1.8% lower in 2011, which is the most
recent data we have. This represents 118,000 fewer children living in
poverty than there were under the previous government. With all our
benefits combined, our government provides over $15 billion a year
in benefits for families with children. Even better, just last month, the
Prime Minister proposed new support measures to improve the lives
of families and their children.
Under these proposed changes, the universal child care benefit
will be enhanced to provide $160 per month for each child under the
age of six and $60 per month for children aged six through 17. This
means that parents will receive more than $1,900 annually for each
child under the age of six and $720 for each child aged six to 17.
Every single family with children under the age of 18 will benefit
from these new benefits announced by the Prime Minister. These
proposed changes also include the proposed family tax cut, a tax
credit that will allow a spouse to transfer up to $50,000 of taxable
income to a spouse in a lower tax bracket. They also include the
proposed increase of the child care expense deduction limit and the
doubling of the children's fitness tax credit. As members can see, we
are committed to helping families prosper and to making life more
affordable for all Canadian families.
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Of course, having proper shelter is also essential. That is why the
government has invested more than $16.5 billion in housing since
2006 through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, also
known as CMHC. Working with its partners, CMHC has helped
nearly 915,000 Canadian individuals and families find adequate and
affordable housing. This measure will support new affordable
housing and existing social housing needs.
Let us not forget that there is also a great deal of work being done
by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.
It funds a number of programs that seek to create safe and affordable
housing; improve access to high-quality child care, childhood
nutrition, and the economic security of families; and meet the unique
needs of first nation, Inuit, and Métis communities.
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In addition to targeted support for those most in need, the
government has also provided almost $160 billion in tax relief for
Canadian families and individuals in the past eight years.
We know that many Canadians still face a variety of financial
challenges. The major government initiatives I have just talked about
will continue to help more and more people move up the income
ladder. Our government has achieved tangible and measurable
progress in the fight against poverty. More importantly, our support
has changed the lives of Canadians for the better.
Since 2006, there are 225,000 fewer children in poverty thanks to
our government. According to David Morley, president of UNICEF
Canada, it is really impressive. He said, “It's better than the majority
of other countries did during the recession”, and we will continue to
do even more.
[Translation]
Mr. Pierre Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, I want to remind members of what many of my colleagues
have already pointed out: it was 20 years ago, in 1989, that the
House of Commons held this debate and that the members
unanimously voted in favour of Ed Broadbent's initiative to
eliminate child poverty. Today's debate has already happened and
the members came to a conclusion. They decided to take action.
I would like to share a little about my riding, which covers a large
part of eastern Longueuil. For those who are not familiar with
Longueuil, it has a reputation of being a comfortable suburb.
However, this reputation conceals some deep-rooted poverty. The
wealthier neighbourhoods, such as Vieux-Longueuil and Parcours du
Cerf, border neighbourhoods with much different daily realities: the
neighbourhoods of Sacré-Coeur, Carillon and Fatima.
This is a Longueuil we do not hear much about and that some
even try to keep quiet. I have lived in Longueuil for 15 years now,
and I thought that after living there all this time I knew my city. I
thought I was aware of how people around me lived.
Since I became a member of Parliament, I have spent the past few
years getting to know another Longueuil: communities and
neighbourhoods that do not fit the image normally associated with
our part of the south shore. These are neighbourhoods where life is
often tough, where people work hard to earn a wage that often does
not afford them a decent lifestyle, and where parents work hard to
feed their kids, send them to school, teach them to read and count, or
give them the tools that they themselves did not necessarily have.
Longueuil is made up of people who are no strangers to
homelessness, insecurity and poverty. People in Longueuil are also
no strangers to illiteracy and, sometimes more than elsewhere,
unsafe housing. In Longueuil, families—often single-parent families
—spend troubling and unusually high percentages of their income
on housing.
In Longueuil, immigrant families sometimes feel as though they
are on their own in an unfamiliar country. There are food deserts
where quality food is out of reach, too expensive, and hard to access
on foot or by public transit for far too many people.
It could be called the hidden side of Longueuil, but it is the day-today reality for so many women, men and, of course, children. Nearly
37% of the children in Longueuil belong to families that are below
the poverty line. That is a deeply disturbing figure. We are not
talking about a depressed single-industry town; we are talking about
a suburb known as the south shore.
What I just shared is not the exceptional part, however. Longueuil
has become known for its response to poverty in its community. It is
responding with the kind of powerful and exceptional solidarity that
shows what Quebeckers can do when they roll up their sleeves and
pull together. Longueuil is also responding with a tightly knit
community network, the largest in the region, led by an army of
volunteers.
An entire critical infrastructure has been created, an infrastructure
of help and support developed by Quebeckers with initiative and the
desire to build community and to support people facing day-to-day
challenges—basic challenges such as health, safety and education.
Neighbourhood life committees are giving our communities a
future by creating real community and promoting citizen participation. We have dynamic and indispensable youth centres, food banks
that achieve the impossible but that, unfortunately, cannot keep up
with increasing demand, and initiatives that are amazingly
courageous, just like the enterprising organizations that struggle to
run them.
I have been privileged to contribute to some of these initiatives
through volunteer work with my team. We have had touching, eyeopening experiences. For example, we spent time at the Partage de
l'entraide chez nous store, helped build a community garden in the
Carillon neighbourhood, distributed Christmas hampers with kids
from the Gérard-Filion high school, worked on Auberge du coeur
l'Antre-Temps's fundraiser, Opération Tirelires, and more.
The motion before us today is about what the federal government
can do to ensure that these organizations are not abandoned but
receive government support because they do such critical work to
improve society and economic conditions, and that is good for
everyone.
The motion gives expression to our desire to see Canada adopt a
plan to reduce poverty. That would be a first step in responding to
the resolution passed unanimously 20 years ago by MPs in this
place. We are calling for an action plan to reduce poverty that
addresses the need for affordable housing for low-income Canadians. We want the plan to address childhood nutrition. We want a
poverty reduction plan that addresses the economic security of
families.
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In short, we are proposing that the federal government bring
people together and, rather than just watch, lead the fight against
poverty in Canada and Quebec. We are also proposing that it cooperate with Quebec, the provinces and territories and aboriginal
communities to achieve real results that will allow us to meet our
international commitments and fulfill our moral obligations to
children, who are the most vulnerable members of our society.
Children do not just represent a percentage of our population; they
represent our entire future.
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I spoke about all the initiatives undertaken by organizations and
individuals to make life better for the neighbourhoods and the people
in Longueuil. Most of these initiatives have this in common: they
invest the majority of their hopes and efforts in children and youth.
A federal plan to fight poverty that is properly funded and has
measurable targets and timelines would definitely be beneficial not
just for Canadians, but also for the community network that is
already working on affordable housing, nutritional and financial
education, help for families and social reintegration.
That kind of plan must support their work. They know the lay of
the land. They are part of the social and economic landscape. They
are the experts.
I am thinking about the Cultivez nos savoirs project in Longueuil,
a community engagement project that combines growing a
community garden and homework assistance. Residents of the
neighbourhood are working together for the good of their
community. It is an initiative of the Carillon/Saint-Pie-X neighbourhood life committee. Once again, we see what a pivotal role these
community organizations play.
In addition to the Carillon neighbourhood life committee, the
Sacré-Coeur and Notre-Dame committees play a key role in citizen
participation and social involvement. Through initiatives such as
community gardens, a mural and homework assistance at the
Accorderie, where residents can exchange services, these community
organizations make our neighbourhoods a better place to live. They
create a sense of pride and belonging in our young people.
The community network also includes other organizations, such as
Le Fablier, a literacy group that gives mothers and families the tools
they need to help their children learn at home as well as at school.
There are so many other unique and wonderful initiatives. Take,
for example, Maisonnette Berthelet, which, despite major funding
cuts, continues to work hard year after year. Once again this year,
this organization held its Mission des anges de Noël program in
order to sponsor children so that they can receive s gift from Santa
Claus. This initiative helps 500 Longueuil residents in need, 300 of
whom are children. Without Maisonnette Berthelet, these young
people would not have the opportunity or the joy of receiving a gift
at Christmas.
I am also thinking about Isabelle Caron's project, which she calls
Semeurs d'étincelles. This is a fantastic project that encourages high
school students to stay in school and pursue their dreams. There is
also the Bleu Blanc Bouge skating rink, a refrigerated NHL-sized
rink that opened last month in Lionel Groulx park in a neighbourhood that sorely needed some good news. This initiative, sponsored
by the Canadian Tire Jumpstart foundation and the Montreal
Canadiens Children's Foundation, is greatly appreciated by residents,
who need to remain active, get moving, exercise, and above all
dream a little.
Other organizations' mission is to provide support for young
people who find themselves in vulnerable situations. These
incredible organizations are pillars of their communities, including
the Maison Tremplin, for which I had the honour of serving as
ambassador, and the Maison de Jonathan, which is right near my
office. All of these organizations are making a real difference in our
community.
I am talking about all these efforts and all these workers in the
community sector who work behind the scenes because it is
important to understand that in my region, in Quebec and in
Longueuil, we have taken it upon ourselves to combat poverty. We
have developed the means to tackle poverty so that one generation at
a time, one family at a time, one child at a time, we are giving young
people a future.
By sending a cohort of NDP members to Ottawa, Quebeckers are
sending a message that the work is not done. The NDP has a duty to
be the voice of the fight against poverty and all the work that remains
to be done. The federal government has a duty to support those
efforts and wholeheartedly back that work.
Doing anything else would mean ignoring our greatest strength.
Our young people need to know this, because I have the pleasure of
crossing paths with them every day in Longueuil. Our greatest
strength is our youth.
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Mr. Colin Mayes (Okanagan—Shuswap, CPC): Mr. Speaker, I
thank the member for Scarborough—Rouge River for her motion to
reduce poverty in our country and welcome the opportunity to
comment on the government's progress in this regard.
On a national basis, we have had a great deal of success. The rate
for children living in poverty was 18.4% in 1996. That rate dropped
to just 8.5% in 2011. That translates into about 730,000 fewer
children living in poverty at the end of the period than were living in
poverty at the beginning.
Unlike what happened in previous economic downturns, the lowincome rate for children remained stable during the 2008 and 2009
global recession. The fact is that Canada's social programs cushioned
the impact of the global recession and prevented many more
Canadian families and their children from falling into poverty.
Our government is taking a comprehensive approach to reducing
poverty and is focusing on getting Canadians jobs and opportunities
to achieve self-sufficiency, while providing increasing targeted
support for those in need.
Helping to level the playing field with lower-income Canadians
and moving more families and children out of poverty also includes
direct support to families from the federal government. For example,
we provide support through the Canada child tax benefit, the
national child benefit supplement, the universal child care benefit
and the child tax credit. This year the increase in the universal child
care benefit will help families even more and the program is even
broadened to cover children from the ages of 7 to 17. In all, the
government provides over $15 billion per year in benefits for
families and children.
We also work closely with governments in the provinces and
territories, as well as with aboriginal organizations and voluntary
group sectors to reduce poverty.
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The annual Canada social transfer helps fund specific provincial
and territorial programs targeted at families with young children, and
represents a federal commitment that would raise to $1.3 billion next
fiscal year.
The government is also helping families make better choices in
areas such as nutrition. For example, proper food and nutrition are
essential to growing children, no matter what their family income.
Unfortunately, those living on lower incomes face particular
challenges on that front.
Through Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada,
the government is spearheading several initiatives that will improve
nutrition and enhance food security for children. Child nutrition and
food security is linked to a variety of factors and meeting these
challenges requires the contributions of multiple sectors working
together.
Our government is working with aboriginal partners, provincial
and territorial governments, and other sectors to look at how to best
address these factors and to provide Canadian families with the
information and tools they need to make healthy choices.
Having proper shelter is also essential.
Through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, also
known as CMHC, the government has invested more than $16.5
billion in housing since 2006. Working with its partners, CMHC has
helped nearly 915,000 Canadian individuals and families find
adequate and affordable housing. Targeted groups include lowincome seniors, persons with disabilities, recent immigrants and
aboriginal Canadians.
Over the next five years, CMHC will invest a further $10 billion
in making housing more affordable for all Canadians, particularly
lower-income Canadians. This will support new affordable housing
and existing social housing.
There is also a great deal of work being done by the Department
of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. I can recall that
when we first became government, our first minister addressed this
with a $2 billion contribution to housing on reserve and off reserve,
especially in northern aboriginal communities.
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The Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
funds a number of programs that seek to create safe and affordable
housing; improve access to high-quality child care and childhood
nutrition and improve the economic security of families; and meet
the unique needs of first nations, Inuit, and Métis communities.
In addition to targeted support for those most in need, the
government has also provided almost $160 billion in tax relief for
Canadian families and individuals in the last eight years. Canadians
at all income levels have benefited, but the greatest benefit has been
to low- and middle-income Canadians. Overall, personal income
taxes are now 10% lower, and more than one million low-income
Canadians have been taken off the tax rolls altogether.
We know that many Canadians still face a variety of financial
challenges. The major government initiatives I have just talked about
will continue to help more and more people move up the income
ladder.
In that respect, we are doing a great deal better than all our major
competitors in the G7 or the OECD. Since the 2008 global recession,
we have created over one million new jobs. That is 675,000 more
jobs than we had before the economic downturn started, and a vast
majority of those are new jobs. Over 80% of all jobs created have
been full-time positions, and over 65% are in high-wage industries.
We have weathered the global recession much better than most, and
our economy continues to grow and provide good jobs for
Canadians.
Both the IMF and OECD report that they expect Canada will have
one of the strongest-growing economies in the G7 this year and next.
We will also have a balanced budget next year, well before any of
our trading partners. This is another sign that our economy is on the
right track.
Again I would like to thank the hon. member for the motion. I
hope that all members of the House will support it. I hope that all
members will recognize the enormous strides that we have made in
reducing poverty in this country and support our continuing efforts
to do even more.
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[Translation]
Mr. Jonathan Genest-Jourdain (Manicouagan, NDP): -Mr.
Speaker, it is said that a bad start in life translates into inequality
during childhood and is associated with the underutilization of
individual potential. The motion on eliminating child poverty,
despite its wording, focuses on the socially vulnerable aspects of the
parents or guardians.
I will now introduce the 2013 social statistics indicating that two
out of five children living in an aboriginal community grow up in
poverty. There are nearly 15,000 aboriginal constituents in
Manicouagan, my riding. Out of a population of 90,000 that is
quite remarkable. Some communities are remote and cut off from the
rest of the world. I am thinking about Pakua Shipi, Unamen Shipu,
Matimekush-Lac John, Kawawachikamach. It takes a 12-hour train
ride to get to the latter two communities or thousands of dollars in
plane tickets. Communities like Unamen Shipu and Pakua are
simply cut off from the rest of the world. There are no roads to get
there.
When I was working for Innu Takuaikan Uashat mak Maniutenam, my own band council, the numbers brought to my attention
indicated that more than 60% of the population was dependent,
directly or indirectly, on Mitshim Shuniau, in other words social
assistance, for money to eat. That was roughly six or seven years
ago, when I was working for my band council, that more than half
the working-age adult population was directly or indirectly
dependent on transfers from social assistance.
Some might say, and perhaps rightly so, that the amount of social
assistance paid to aboriginal communities is a bit higher than the
base amount in Quebec. Nonetheless, if we take into account the cost
of food and the cost of living in the remote regions, this amount is
not enough for properly raising children.
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Beyond the financial considerations, it is also important to address
the shift in the parental model within many communities affected by
the clear deterioration of the social fabric.
I believe that a massive injection of funds into dysfunctional clans
should not be seen as the only solution to child poverty. The
Conservatives like to talk about how their action plan focuses
primarily on massive injections of funds. They toss out staggering
numbers—hundreds of millions of dollars invested in communities.
What I am saying is that massive injections of funds will not
necessarily solve the problem once and for all. It can be part of the
solution, but we certainly cannot think of it as the only answer to all
of the problems in socially dysfunctional communities.
When I talk about the absence of parental models, dysfunctional
parental models or even dysfunctional guardians, I am referring to
statements that I made here in the House when we talked about
issues related to street gangs. Members of Parliament with good
memories will recall that, at the time, I pointed out that street gangs
crop up when children do not have parental supervision and are
forced to meet their own needs themselves. They band together and
take over a house.
I am thinking about life on the reserves. Gang members take
control of a house on the reserve because the parents have gone off
somewhere. They often decide to turn to questionable methods to
meet their needs, to feed themselves. The result is that there are
houses with about fifteen young people, all minors, living together. It
is a bit of a free-for-all. This happens because many parents or
guardians are simply not there to supervise these children.
It is important to mention that this is not the case with all families.
These are somewhat isolated cases, but they still need to be
mentioned in the House. When parents receive social assistance,
they revert back to being adolescents themselves. They go join a
group of adults who, one might say, have veered off course, and
children, particularly those who are 10, 11 or 12 years old and fairly
independent, are simply left to fend for themselves. Sometimes older
members of the family, often the grandparents, will decide to take
care of these children. However, many children are left to fend for
themselves and turn to crime.
That is unfortunate, but that is what is happening. A 10- or 11year-old child has no other choice. These children start by stealing
from malls and then it all snowballs as the years go by.
The fundamental findings of developmental psychology have
shown the negative, long-term impacts of growing up in a home that
does not have the financial resources required to meet the family's
basic needs.
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I will now talk about the insidious nature of daily exposure to
negative influences within dysfunctional social units. Even children
in my community who come from a functional, educated, relatively
well-off family are nevertheless exposed to the same negative
influences as all other children, especially in isolated communities
where transportation costs are high.
When I talk about negative influences, I am referring to hardened
criminals who have been incarcerated in several federal institutions.
This includes sex offenders, murderers who ride around on their
bicycles in the community and known HIV carriers. Promiscuity
being what it is in communities, people know who is who and what
everyone is doing.
In a community of just a few thousand people, such as UashatMaliotenam, which has a population of about 3,000, it does not take
long to learn everything there is to know about each and every
person. In the summer especially, because everyone lives outside,
children can be exposed to all kinds of behaviours. It is not
uncommon to see an alcoholic sleeping with his head on a case of
beer beside the corner store, someone urinating in his pants or people
who are in a toxic psychosis because they have taken PCP and need
to be talked down by paramedics.
When I was a teenager, I used to invite my Quebec friends over on
the day people received their social assistance cheques to have some
fun. I had lost my moral compass and I considered that
entertainment. On Mitshim Shuniau day, I would invite my friends
over to have fun watching my neighbours consume just about
anything. I would tell them that the paramedics would be coming
and going all day and the show would be worth their while. That is
what I thought back then.
Today, I see that it was wrong and detrimental to everyone's
personal affirmation and societal betterment. However, at the time, I
thought it was quite funny. Thus, on Mitshim Shuniau day, I would
give my friends a bit of a guided tour of my community. We saw all
kinds of things, like people walking around naked because they had
taken PCP in public. Nothing mattered.
Children are exposed to these harmful influences and might
consider this to be normal by the time they are 12, 13, 14 or 15 years
old, especially those who do not have the opportunity to leave the
reserves. They may believe that it represents the norm in Canada,
which is really not the case. There are dysfunctional communities
just about everywhere in Canada. However, broadly speaking, most
of the Canadian population is not dysfunctional and we do not find
this type of anything-goes behaviour.
A child's environment and the people around him have a great
influence on his brain development. It has also been proven that just
a few years of poverty can have a lasting negative impact on a child's
development. The negative effects of poverty on a child, from the
prenatal stage through to age five, can be especially harmful and
lasting.
When I say prenatal stage, I am of course referring to fetal alcohol
syndrome. Children who are victims of fetal alcohol syndrome have
a lesser quality of life starting at birth. It is not always the case, but
most often, there is a correlation between alcohol consumption
during pregnancy and the possibility that the young person will join
the workforce in the future and stay far away from alcohol use.
The NDP believes that to eliminate child poverty, we must
improve the economic security of families and provide them with
access to child care services, culturally integrated psychosocial
services, housing and affordable nutritious food.
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Today I asked a question about the nutrition north program, but
we also need to focus on culturally integrated psychosocial services.
Too often, the psychologists who are sent to communities to address
their pressing needs have the academic training but not necessarily
the tools to deal with the adversarial nature of the realities on
reserve.
On July 1, Mitshim Shuniau can sometimes turn the whole
community into a zoo. Every month, a single social worker might be
doing the work of two to five of them, depending on how many kids
are referred to the youth protection branch. Safety cannot always be
guaranteed. I have seen cases in which a social worker was hit in the
head by a client who was not happy to have her children removed. It
was simple: this meant less money for her. When she saw the social
worker at the grocery store, she hit her in the head with a can of Chef
Boyardee.
● (1410)
That is the reality. Violence is everywhere in these communities,
and social workers need to be well equipped and prepared before
they show up there; otherwise, we are just throwing them to the
wolves.
I submit this respectfully.
[English]
The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): There being only five
minutes remaining in the time provided for private members'
business, at this point in the day we are going to go directly and
invite the hon. member for Scarborough—Rouge River for her right
of reply.
Ms. Rathika Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough—Rouge River, NDP):
Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank all of my hon. colleagues in the
House who have spoken to my motion to eliminate child poverty in
Canada.
I also need to thank all of the local agencies and not-for-profit
organizations and advocates who are supporting this motion across
this country. I thank my constituents of Scarborough—Rouge River,
who have spent hours and days and weeks supporting my motion by
making sure there were increasing conversations in our community
and signing our petitions and spreading the word within our
community and neighbourhood.
An umbrella organization called Campaign 2000, through its
vibrant network of national, regional, and local partner organizations. has done so much work to get the word out about the motion
to end child poverty in Canada. I must also say a very special thanks
to the campaign called Keep the Promise, because it is 25 years ago
that we in this House, as members of Parliament, made a promise to
end child poverty by the year 2000. Now 25 years have come and
gone, and we have not kept that promise.
I would like to speak very quickly about a report that has come
from the Conference Board of Canada. It says that Canada is 12th
out of 17 compared to our peer countries with respect to income
inequality. Income inequality in our country has grown over the last
20 years. The gap continues to grow. Since 1990, the richest group
of Canadians continues to get richer while the poorest group of
Canadians continues to get poorer in our country. That is absolutely
abhorrent and unfair, and it is not Canadian values.
Mr. Andrew Saxton: It is also untrue.
Ms. Rathika Sitsabaiesan: Mr. Speaker, I hear a Conservative
colleague saying that it is not true, but I am citing a Conference
Board of Canada report.
Poverty today affects three million Canadians. That includes
children, seniors, indigenous persons, people living with disabilities,
single parents, and recent immigrants. These are the groups of
people who are more likely to be living in poverty, and today
967,000 Canadian children are living in poverty.
Canada ranks 15th out of 17 peer countries when it comes to child
poverty. Once again, I am stating the Conference Board of Canada
statistics. It is imperative that we, as a have country not a have-not
country, invest in our children. I spoke about the motion of
November 1989 that was brought forward by the then NDP leader
Ed Broadbent to eliminate child poverty by the year 2000. In 1991,
Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the
Child, which states that every child has the right to a decent standard
of living, clean water, nutritious food, a clean environment, and
good-quality health care.
For 25 years, successive Liberal and Conservative governments
have ignored the problem or have not done enough to alleviate it. As
a result, today we have almost one million Canadian children living
in poverty. In 1989, when this House made the promise to end child
poverty, the LIMAT, the low-income measure after tax—which I will
use as my comparator so that I am comparing the same numbers in
1989 to now—was 13%. The child poverty rate was 13% in 1989,
and today it is sitting at 21%.
I have heard many members in this House saying that there have
been many changes and improvements. That is wonderful, but the
problem is that there are far too many children who continue to live
in poverty, and that is a serious concern. It is a serious concern that
we as parliamentarians and legislators need to make sure we are
working toward the eradication of poverty in this country, especially
among our children, because we have that responsibility to our
children. We made a promise 25 years ago, but “We have been doing
our best to keep that promise” is what I have heard.
My plea for my hon. colleagues in this House is that we have not
been doing enough. We need to do better. We need to be investing in
affordable housing, accessible child care, and child nutrition
programs. We need to make sure they are sensitive to our different
first nations communities and their cultural requirements. We need to
ensure that we have measurable targets and timelines and that we
actually act on them, because just making a promise is not enough;
we need to keep the promises we make.
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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): The time provided
for debate has expired. The question is on the motion. Is it the
pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?
Some hon. members: Agreed.
Some hon. members: No.
The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): All those in favour of
the motion will please say yea.
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Some hon. members: Yea.
The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): All those opposed
will please say nay.
Some hon. members: Nay.
The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): In my opinion the
yeas have it.
And five or more members having risen:
The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bruce Stanton): Pursuant to Standing
Order 93, the recorded division stands deferred until Wednesday,
February 4, 2015, immediately before the time provided for private
members' business.
It being 2:18 p.m., the House stands adjourned until next Monday
at 11 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).
(The House adjourned at 2:18 p.m.)
APPENDIX
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF MEMBERS WITH THEIR
CONSTITUENCIES, PROVINCE OF CONSTITUENCY
AND POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS;
COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE,
THE MINISTRY AND PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY
CHAIR OCCUPANTS
The Speaker
HON. ANDREW SCHEER
The Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole
MR. JOE COMARTIN
The Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole
MR. BARRY DEVOLIN
The Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole
MR. BRUCE STANTON
BOARD OF INTERNAL ECONOMY
HON. ANDREW SCHEER
MRS. STELLA AMBLER
HON. JOHN DUNCAN
HON. DOMINIC LEBLANC
MR. PHILIP TOONE
MS. NYCOLE TURMEL
HON. PETER VAN LOAN
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ALPHABETICAL LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
Second Session—Forty-first Parliament
Province of
Constituency
Political
Affiliation
Name of Member
Constituency
Ablonczy, Hon. Diane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adams, Eve, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health. . . . .
Adler, Mark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aglukkaq, Hon. Leona, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister
for the Arctic Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Albas, Dan, Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury
Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Albrecht, Harold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alexander, Hon. Chris, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration . . .
Allen, Malcolm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Allen, Mike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Allison, Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ambler, Stella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ambrose, Hon. Rona, Minister of Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anders, Rob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anderson, David, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign
Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Andrews, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calgary—Nose Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Mississauga—Brampton South Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
York Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Angus, Charlie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Armstrong, Scott, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Employment and Social Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ashfield, Hon. Keith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ashton, Niki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aspin, Jay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Atamanenko, Alex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aubin, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ayala, Paulina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Baird, Hon. John, Minister of Foreign Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Barlow, John. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bateman, Joyce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bélanger, Hon. Mauril . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bellavance, André. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bennett, Hon. Carolyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Benoit, Leon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Benskin, Tyrone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bergen, Hon. Candice, Minister of State (Social Development) . . . . .
Bernier, Hon. Maxime, Minister of State (Small Business and
Tourism, and Agriculture) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bevington, Dennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bezan, James, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National
Defence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Blanchette, Denis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Blanchette-Lamothe, Lysane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Blaney, Hon. Steven, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency
Preparedness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nunavut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nunavut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Okanagan—Coquihalla . . . . . . . . .
Kitchener—Conestoga . . . . . . . . . .
Ajax—Pickering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Welland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tobique—Mactaquac . . . . . . . . . . .
Niagara West—Glanbrook . . . . .
Mississauga South . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edmonton—Spruce Grove . . . . .
Calgary West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Brunswick. . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
CPC
NDP
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
Cypress Hills—Grasslands . . . . . Saskatchewan . . . . . . . . . . . .
Newfoundland and
Avalon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Labrador. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Timmins—James Bay . . . . . . . . . . Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cumberland—Colchester—
Musquodoboit Valley . . . . . . . . . . . Nova Scotia . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fredericton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Brunswick. . . . . . . . . .
Churchill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manitoba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nipissing—Timiskaming . . . . . . . Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia Southern
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Trois-Rivières . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Honoré-Mercier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ottawa West—Nepean. . . . . . . . . . Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macleod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Winnipeg South Centre . . . . . . . . . Manitoba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ottawa—Vanier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Richmond—Arthabaska . . . . . . . . Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
St. Paul's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vegreville—Wainwright . . . . . . . . Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jeanne-Le Ber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Portage—Lisgar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manitoba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
Ind.
NDP
CPC
CPC
NDP
CPC
NDP
NDP
NDP
CPC
CPC
CPC
Lib.
Ind.
Lib.
CPC
NDP
CPC
Beauce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Northwest Territories . . . . . . . . . . . Northwest Territories . . . . NDP
Selkirk—Interlake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manitoba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Louis-Hébert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NDP
Pierrefonds—Dollard . . . . . . . . . . . Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NDP
Lévis—Bellechasse . . . . . . . . . . . . . Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
4
Name of Member
Block, Kelly, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural
Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boivin, Françoise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Borg, Charmaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boughen, Ray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boulerice, Alexandre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boutin-Sweet, Marjolaine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brahmi, Tarik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Braid, Peter, Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Communities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Breitkreuz, Garry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brison, Hon. Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brosseau, Ruth Ellen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brown, Gordon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brown, Lois, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International
Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brown, Patrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bruinooge, Rod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Butt, Brad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Byrne, Hon. Gerry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calandra, Paul , Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and
for Intergovernmental Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calkins, Blaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cannan, Hon. Ron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Carmichael, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caron, Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Carrie, Colin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the
Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Casey, Sean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cash, Andrew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chan, Arnold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charlton, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chicoine, Sylvain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chisholm, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chisu, Corneliu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chong, Hon. Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choquette, François . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Christopherson, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clarke, Rob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Constituency
Province of
Constituency
Political
Affiliation
Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar
Gatineau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Terrebonne—Blainville . . . . . . . . .
Palliser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie . . . .
Hochelaga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saint-Jean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saskatchewan . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saskatchewan . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
NDP
NDP
CPC
NDP
NDP
NDP
Kitchener—Waterloo . . . . . . . . . . .
Yorkton—Melville . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kings—Hants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Berthier—Maskinongé . . . . . . . . . .
Leeds—Grenville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saskatchewan . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nova Scotia . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
Lib.
NDP
CPC
Newmarket—Aurora . . . . . . . . . . . .
Barrie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Winnipeg South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mississauga—Streetsville. . . . . . .
Humber—St. Barbe—Baie
Verte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manitoba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Newfoundland and
Labrador. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
Oak Ridges—Markham . . . . . . . .
Wetaskiwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kelowna—Lake Country . . . . . . .
Don Valley West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rimouski-Neigette—
Témiscouata—Les Basques . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
Oshawa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charlottetown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Davenport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scarborough—Agincourt . . . . . . .
Hamilton Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Châteauguay—Saint-Constant. .
Dartmouth—Cole Harbour . . . . .
Pickering—Scarborough East . .
Wellington—Halton Hills . . . . . .
Drummond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hamilton Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Desnethé—Missinippi—
Churchill River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prince Edward Island. . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nova Scotia . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
Lib.
NDP
Lib.
NDP
NDP
NDP
CPC
CPC
NDP
NDP
Saskatchewan . . . . . . . . . . . .
Newfoundland and
Labrador. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
CPC
Cleary, Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clement, Hon. Tony, President of the Treasury Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Comartin, Joe, The Deputy Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Côté, Raymond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cotler, Hon. Irwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Crockatt, Joan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Crowder, Jean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cullen, Nathan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
St. John's South—Mount Pearl
Parry Sound—Muskoka . . . . . . . .
Windsor—Tecumseh . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beauport—Limoilou . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mount Royal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calgary Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nanaimo—Cowichan . . . . . . . . . . .
Skeena—Bulkley Valley. . . . . . . .
Lib.
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NDP
NDP
CPC
NDP
NDP
Lib.
CPC
NDP
NDP
5
Province of
Constituency
Political
Affiliation
Nova Scotia . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Lib.
CPC
CPC
NDP
NDP
Name of Member
Constituency
Cuzner, Rodger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Daniel, Joe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Davidson, Patricia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Davies, Don . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Davies, Libby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Day, Anne-Marie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cape Breton—Canso . . . . . . . . . . .
Don Valley East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sarnia—Lambton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vancouver Kingsway . . . . . . . . . . .
Vancouver East. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charlesbourg—Haute-SaintCharles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mississauga—Erindale. . . . . . . . . .
Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—
Brock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ottawa Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saint-Laurent—Cartierville . . . . .
Rivière-du-Nord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Westminster—Coquitlam .
Alfred-Pellan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Red Deer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chambly—Borduas . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bourassa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vancouver Island North . . . . . . . .
Etobicoke North. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edmonton—Strathcona . . . . . . . . .
Sherbrooke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
NDP
Lib.
NDP
NDP
NDP
CPC
NDP
Lib.
CPC
Lib.
NDP
NDP
St. Catharines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Malpeque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Yellowhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sydney—Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Provencher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vaughan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Abbotsford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delta—Richmond East . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prince Edward Island. . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nova Scotia . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manitoba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
CPC
Lib.
CPC
Lib.
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
Haldimand—Norfolk . . . . . . . . . . . Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charleswood—St. James—
Assiniboia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manitoba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Newfoundland and
Random—Burin—St. George's Labrador. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—
Matane—Matapédia . . . . . . . . . . . . Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Toronto Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Argenteuil—Papineau—
Mirabel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vancouver Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Ottawa—Orléans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Renfrew—Nipissing—
Pembroke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Westmount—Ville-Marie . . . . . . . Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca . . . . . . British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Shefford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manicouagan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marc-Aurèle-Fortin . . . . . . . . . . . . . Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
Dechert, Bob, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice . . .
Devolin, Barry, The Acting Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dewar, Paul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dion, Hon. Stéphane, Saint-Laurent—Cartierville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dionne Labelle, Pierre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Donnelly, Fin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Doré Lefebvre, Rosane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dreeshen, Earl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dubé, Matthew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dubourg, Emmanuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duncan, Hon. John, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip
Duncan, Kirsty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duncan, Linda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dusseault, Pierre-Luc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dykstra, Rick, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian
Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Easter, Hon. Wayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Eglinski, Jim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Eyking, Hon. Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Falk, Ted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fantino, Hon. Julian, Associate Minister of National Defence . . . . . .
Fast, Hon. Ed, Minister of International Trade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Findlay, Hon. Kerry-Lynne D., Minister of National Revenue . . . . . .
Finley, Hon. Diane, Minister of Public Works and Government
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fletcher, Hon. Steven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Foote, Judy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fortin, Jean-François . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freeland, Chrystia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freeman, Mylène . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fry, Hon. Hedy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Galipeau, Royal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gallant, Cheryl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Garneau, Marc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Garrison, Randall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Genest, Réjean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Genest-Jourdain, Jonathan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Giguère, Alain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NDP
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
CPC
Lib.
FD
Lib.
NDP
Lib.
CPC
CPC
Lib.
NDP
NDP
NDP
NDP
6
Name of Member
Gill, Parm, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International
Trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Glover, Hon. Shelly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official
Languages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Godin, Yvon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Goguen, Robert, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice
Goldring, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Goodale, Hon. Ralph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Goodyear, Hon. Gary, Minister of State (Federal Economic
Development Agency for Southern Ontario) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gosal, Hon. Bal, Minister of State (Sport) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gourde, Jacques, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, for
Official Languages and for the Economic Development Agency of
Canada for the Regions of Quebec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gravelle, Claude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grewal, Nina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Groguhé, Sadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Harper, Right Hon. Stephen, Prime Minister. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Harris, Dan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Harris, Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Harris, Richard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hassainia, Sana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hawn, Hon. Laurie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hayes, Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hiebert, Russ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hillyer, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hoback, Randy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holder, Hon. Ed, Minister of State (Science and Technology) . . . . . .
Hsu, Ted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hughes, Carol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Constituency
Province of
Constituency
Political
Affiliation
Brampton—Springdale . . . . . . . . . Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Saint Boniface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Acadie—Bathurst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe
Edmonton East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wascana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manitoba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Brunswick. . . . . . . . . .
New Brunswick. . . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saskatchewan . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
NDP
CPC
CPC
Lib.
Cambridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Bramalea—Gore—Malton. . . . . . Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Lotbinière—Chutes-de-laChaudière . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nickel Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fleetwood—Port Kells . . . . . . . . .
Saint-Lambert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calgary Southwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scarborough Southwest. . . . . . . . .
St. John's East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cariboo—Prince George . . . . . . .
Verchères—Les Patriotes . . . . . . .
Edmonton Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sault Ste. Marie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
South Surrey—White Rock—
Cloverdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lethbridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prince Albert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
London West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kingston and the Islands . . . . . . .
Algoma—Manitoulin—
Kapuskasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thunder Bay—Superior North .
Brome—Missisquoi . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hyer, Bruce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jacob, Pierre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
James, Roxanne, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public
Safety and Emergency Preparedness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scarborough Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jones, Yvonne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Labrador . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Julian, Peter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burnaby—New Westminster . . .
Kamp, Randy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—
and Oceans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keddy, Gerald, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, to the Minister of National Revenue and for the Atlantic
Canada Opportunities Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . South Shore—St. Margaret's . . .
Kellway, Matthew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beaches—East York . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kenney, Hon. Jason, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calgary Southeast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kent, Hon. Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thornhill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kerr, Greg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . West Nova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Komarnicki, Ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Souris—Moose Mountain . . . . . .
Kramp, Daryl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prince Edward—Hastings . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Newfoundland and
Labrador. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
NDP
CPC
NDP
CPC
NDP
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saskatchewan . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
Lib.
NDP
CPC
Ind.
CPC
CPC
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NDP
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GP
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NDP
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Newfoundland and
Labrador. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lib.
British Columbia . . . . . . . . NDP
British Columbia . . . . . . . . CPC
Nova Scotia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NDP
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nova Scotia . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saskatchewan . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
7
Name of Member
Constituency
Lake, Hon. Mike, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry Edmonton—Mill Woods—
Beaumont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lamoureux, Kevin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winnipeg North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lapointe, François . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montmagny—L'Islet—
Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup
Larose, Jean-François . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Repentigny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Latendresse, Alexandrine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louis-Saint-Laurent . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lauzon, Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stormont—Dundas—South
Glengarry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Laverdière, Hélène . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laurier—Sainte-Marie . . . . . . . . . .
Lebel, Hon. Denis, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and
Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec . . . . . . . . . . . . Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean . . . . . .
LeBlanc, Hon. Dominic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beauséjour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LeBlanc, Hélène. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LaSalle—Émard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leef, Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yukon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leitch, Hon. K. Kellie, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of
Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Simcoe—Grey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lemieux, Pierre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans
Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glengarry—Prescott—Russell .
Leslie, Megan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Halifax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leung, Chungsen, Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism . . . . Willowdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Liu, Laurin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rivière-des-Mille-Îles . . . . . . . . . . .
Lizon, Wladyslaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mississauga East—Cooksville .
Lobb, Ben . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huron—Bruce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lukiwski, Tom, Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the
Regina—Lumsden—Lake
Government in the House of Commons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lunney, James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nanaimo—Alberni . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MacAulay, Hon. Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cardigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MacKay, Hon. Peter, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of
Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Central Nova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MacKenzie, Dave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oxford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maguire, Larry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon—Souris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mai, Hoang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brossard—La Prairie . . . . . . . . . . .
Marston, Wayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hamilton East—Stoney Creek .
Martin, Pat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winnipeg Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Masse, Brian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Windsor West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mathyssen, Irene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . London—Fanshawe. . . . . . . . . . . . .
May, Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saanich—Gulf Islands . . . . . . . . . .
Mayes, Colin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Okanagan—Shuswap . . . . . . . . . . .
McCallum, Hon. John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Markham—Unionville . . . . . . . . . .
McColeman, Phil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
McGuinty, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ottawa South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
McKay, Hon. John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scarborough—Guildwood . . . . . .
McLeod, Cathy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour Kamloops—Thompson—
and for Western Economic Diversification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cariboo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Menegakis, Costas, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Citizenship and Immigration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richmond Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Michaud, Élaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier . . . . . .
Miller, Larry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound . . .
Moore, Christine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abitibi—Témiscamingue . . . . . . .
Province of
Constituency
Political
Affiliation
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Manitoba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lib.
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NDP
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FD
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NDP
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NDP
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Brunswick. . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Yukon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
Lib.
NDP
CPC
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nova Scotia . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
NDP
CPC
NDP
CPC
CPC
Saskatchewan . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
British Columbia . . . . . . . . CPC
Prince Edward Island. . . . Lib.
Nova Scotia . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manitoba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manitoba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
CPC
NDP
NDP
NDP
NDP
NDP
GP
CPC
Lib.
CPC
Lib.
Lib.
British Columbia . . . . . . . . CPC
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
NDP
CPC
NDP
8
Name of Member
Constituency
Moore, Hon. James, Minister of Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Port Moody—Westwood—Port
Coquitlam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moore, Hon. Rob, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities
Agency) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fundy Royal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Morin, Dany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chicoutimi—Le Fjord . . . . . . . . . .
Morin, Isabelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—
Lachine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Morin, Marc-André . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laurentides—Labelle . . . . . . . . . . .
Morin, Marie-Claude. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot . . . . . . . .
Mourani, Maria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ahuntsic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mulcair, Hon. Thomas, Leader of the Opposition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outremont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Murray, Joyce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vancouver Quadra . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nantel, Pierre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher . . . .
Nash, Peggy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parkdale—High Park . . . . . . . . . . .
Nicholls, Jamie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vaudreuil-Soulanges . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nicholson, Hon. Rob, Minister of National Defence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Niagara Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Norlock, Rick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northumberland—Quinte West
Nunez-Melo, José . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Obhrai, Hon. Deepak, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calgary East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
O'Connor, Hon. Gordon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carleton—Mississippi Mills. . . .
Oliver, Hon. Joe, Minister of Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eglinton—Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . . .
O'Neill Gordon, Tilly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miramichi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opitz, Ted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Etobicoke Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
O'Toole, Hon. Erin, Minister of Veterans Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Durham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pacetti, Massimo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel . .
Papillon, Annick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Québec. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paradis, Hon. Christian, Minister of International Development and
Minister for La Francophonie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mégantic—L'Érable. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Patry, Claude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jonquière—Alma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Payne, LaVar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Medicine Hat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Péclet, Ève . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . La Pointe-de-l'Île . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Perkins, Pat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Whitby—Oshawa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Perreault, Manon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montcalm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pilon, François . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laval—Les Îles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Plamondon, Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—
Bécancour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Poilievre, Hon. Pierre, Minister of State (Democratic Reform) . . . . . . Nepean—Carleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preston, Joe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elgin—Middlesex—London . . .
Quach, Anne Minh-Thu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beauharnois—Salaberry . . . . . . . .
Rafferty, John. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thunder Bay—Rainy River . . . .
Raitt, Hon. Lisa, Minister of Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Halton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rajotte, James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edmonton—Leduc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rankin, Murray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rathgeber, Brent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edmonton—St. Albert . . . . . . . . . .
Ravignat, Mathieu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pontiac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Raynault, Francine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joliette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Regan, Hon. Geoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Halifax West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reid, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox
and Addington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Province of
Constituency
Political
Affiliation
British Columbia . . . . . . . . CPC
New Brunswick. . . . . . . . . . CPC
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NDP
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NDP
NDP
NDP
Ind.
NDP
Lib.
NDP
NDP
NDP
CPC
CPC
NDP
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Brunswick. . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
Ind.
NDP
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
BQ
CPC
NDP
CPC
Ind.
NDP
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nova Scotia . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BQ
CPC
CPC
NDP
NDP
CPC
CPC
NDP
Ind.
NDP
NDP
Lib.
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
9
Name of Member
Rempel, Hon. Michelle, Minister of State (Western Economic
Diversification) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Richards, Blake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rickford, Hon. Greg, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for
the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario
Ritz, Hon. Gerry, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. . . . . . . . . . . .
Rousseau, Jean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saganash, Romeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sandhu, Jasbir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saxton, Andrew, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance
Scarpaleggia, Francis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scheer, Hon. Andrew, Speaker of the House of Commons . . . . . . . . . .
Schellenberger, Gary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scott, Craig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seeback, Kyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sellah, Djaouida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sgro, Hon. Judy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shea, Hon. Gail, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shipley, Bev . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shory, Devinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Simms, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sims, Jinny Jogindera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sitsabaiesan, Rathika. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Smith, Joy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sopuck, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Constituency
Province of
Constituency
Political
Affiliation
Calgary Centre-North . . . . . . . . . . . Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Wild Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Kenora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battlefords—Lloydminster . . . . .
Compton—Stanstead . . . . . . . . . . .
Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik
—Eeyou . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Surrey North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
North Vancouver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lac-Saint-Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Regina—Qu'Appelle . . . . . . . . . . . .
Perth—Wellington . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Toronto—Danforth. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brampton West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert . . . . .
York West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Egmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lambton—Kent—Middlesex. . .
Calgary Northeast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bonavista—Gander—Grand
Falls—Windsor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Newton—North Delta . . . . . . . . . .
Scarborough—Rouge River . . . .
Kildonan—St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dauphin—Swan River—
Marquette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Crowfoot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Simcoe North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saint-Maurice—Champlain. . . . .
Burnaby—Douglas. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sackville—Eastern Shore . . . . . .
Westlock—St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sorenson, Hon. Kevin, Minister of State (Finance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stanton, Bruce, The Acting Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
St-Denis, Lise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stewart, Kennedy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stoffer, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storseth, Brian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Strahl, Mark, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal
Affairs and Northern Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon . . . .
Sullivan, Mike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . York South—Weston . . . . . . . . . . .
Sweet, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ancaster—Dundas—
Flamborough—Westdale . . . . . . .
Tilson, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dufferin—Caledon . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Toet, Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elmwood—Transcona . . . . . . . . . .
Toone, Philip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Tremblay, Jonathan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montmorency—Charlevoix—
Haute-Côte-Nord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trost, Brad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saskatoon—Humboldt . . . . . . . . . .
Trottier, Bernard, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public
Works and Government Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Etobicoke—Lakeshore . . . . . . . . . .
Trudeau, Justin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Papineau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Truppe, Susan, Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women . . . . . . . London North Centre . . . . . . . . . . .
Turmel, Nycole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hull—Aylmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uppal, Hon. Tim, Minister of State (Multiculturalism). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edmonton—Sherwood Park. . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Saskatchewan . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NDP
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saskatchewan . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prince Edward Island. . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Newfoundland and
Labrador. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manitoba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NDP
NDP
CPC
Lib.
CPC
CPC
NDP
CPC
NDP
Lib.
CPC
CPC
CPC
Manitoba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Nova Scotia . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
CPC
Lib.
NDP
NDP
CPC
Lib.
NDP
NDP
CPC
British Columbia . . . . . . . . CPC
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NDP
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manitoba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
CPC
NDP
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NDP
Saskatchewan . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
Lib.
CPC
NDP
CPC
10
Name of Member
Valcourt, Hon. Bernard, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern
Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Valeriote, Frank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Van Kesteren, Dave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Van Loan, Hon. Peter, Leader of the Government in the House of
Commons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vaughan, Adam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vellacott, Maurice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wallace, Mike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warawa, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warkentin, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Watson, Jeff, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport .
Weston, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Weston, Rodney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wilks, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Williamson, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wong, Hon. Alice, Minister of State (Seniors) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Woodworth, Stephen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Yelich, Hon. Lynne, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular)
Young, Terence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Young, Wai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Yurdiga, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zimmer, Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VACANCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VACANCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Constituency
Province of
Constituency
Political
Affiliation
Madawaska—Restigouche . . . . . New Brunswick. . . . . . . . . . CPC
Guelph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lib.
Chatham-Kent—Essex . . . . . . . . . . Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
York—Simcoe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trinity—Spadina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saskatoon—Wanuskewin . . . . . . .
Burlington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Langley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Peace River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Essex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
West Vancouver—Sunshine
Coast—Sea to Sky Country . . . .
Saint John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kootenay—Columbia . . . . . . . . . . .
New Brunswick Southwest. . . . .
Richmond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kitchener Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Blackstrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oakville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vancouver South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fort McMurray—Athabasca . . .
Prince George—Peace River . . .
Peterborough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sudbury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saskatchewan . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
Lib.
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
New Brunswick. . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
New Brunswick. . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saskatchewan . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
N.B.: Under Political Affiliation: CPC - Conservative; NDP - New Democratic Party; Lib. - Liberal; BQ - Bloc Quebecois; GP
- Green Party; Ind. - Independent
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ALPHABETICAL LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS BY PROVINCE
Second Session—Forty-first Parliament
Name of Member
Constituency
Political
Affiliation
Calgary—Nose Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edmonton—Spruce Grove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calgary West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macleod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vegreville—Wainwright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wetaskiwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calgary Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Red Deer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edmonton—Strathcona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Yellowhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edmonton East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calgary Southwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edmonton Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lethbridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
NDP
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
ALBERTA (28)
Ablonczy, Hon. Diane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ambrose, Hon. Rona, Minister of Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anders, Rob. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Barlow, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Benoit, Leon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calkins, Blaine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Crockatt, Joan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dreeshen, Earl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duncan, Linda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Eglinski, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Goldring, Peter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Harper, Right Hon. Stephen, Prime Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hawn, Hon. Laurie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hillyer, Jim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kenney, Hon. Jason, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister
for Multiculturalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lake, Hon. Mike, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Obhrai, Hon. Deepak, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and
for International Human Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Payne, LaVar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rajotte, James. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rathgeber, Brent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rempel, Hon. Michelle, Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification) . . . . . .
Richards, Blake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shory, Devinder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sorenson, Hon. Kevin, Minister of State (Finance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storseth, Brian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uppal, Hon. Tim, Minister of State (Multiculturalism) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warkentin, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Yurdiga, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calgary Southeast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Edmonton—Mill Woods—Beaumont . . . . CPC
Calgary East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Medicine Hat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edmonton—Leduc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edmonton—St. Albert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calgary Centre-North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wild Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calgary Northeast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Crowfoot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Westlock—St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edmonton—Sherwood Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Peace River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fort McMurray—Athabasca . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
CPC
Ind.
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
Okanagan—Coquihalla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia Southern Interior . . . . . . .
Kelowna—Lake Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nanaimo—Cowichan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Skeena—Bulkley Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vancouver Kingsway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vancouver East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Westminster—Coquitlam . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vancouver Island North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Abbotsford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delta—Richmond East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vancouver Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
NDP
CPC
NDP
NDP
NDP
NDP
NDP
CPC
CPC
CPC
Lib.
BRITISH COLUMBIA (36)
Albas, Dan, Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board . . . . . . . . .
Atamanenko, Alex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cannan, Hon. Ron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Crowder, Jean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cullen, Nathan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Davies, Don . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Davies, Libby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Donnelly, Fin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duncan, Hon. John, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fast, Hon. Ed, Minister of International Trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Findlay, Hon. Kerry-Lynne D., Minister of National Revenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fry, Hon. Hedy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
12
Name of Member
Constituency
Political
Affiliation
Garrison, Randall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grewal, Nina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Harris, Richard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hiebert, Russ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Julian, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kamp, Randy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans . . . . .
Lunney, James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
May, Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mayes, Colin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
McLeod, Cathy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western
Economic Diversification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moore, Hon. James, Minister of Industry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fleetwood—Port Kells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cariboo—Prince George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale
Burnaby—New Westminster . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission . .
Nanaimo—Alberni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saanich—Gulf Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Okanagan—Shuswap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NDP
CPC
CPC
CPC
NDP
CPC
CPC
GP
CPC
Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo. . . . . . . . .
Port Moody—Westwood—Port
Coquitlam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vancouver Quadra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Surrey North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
North Vancouver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Newton—North Delta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Burnaby—Douglas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
Murray, Joyce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rankin, Murray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sandhu, Jasbir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saxton, Andrew, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sims, Jinny Jogindera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stewart, Kennedy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Strahl, Mark, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and
Northern Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warawa, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Langley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Weston, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea
to Sky Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wilks, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kootenay—Columbia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wong, Hon. Alice, Minister of State (Seniors) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richmond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Young, Wai. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vancouver South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zimmer, Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prince George—Peace River . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
Lib.
NDP
NDP
CPC
NDP
NDP
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
MANITOBA (14)
Ashton, Niki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bateman, Joyce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bergen, Hon. Candice, Minister of State (Social Development) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bezan, James, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence . . . . . . . . .
Bruinooge, Rod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Falk, Ted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fletcher, Hon. Steven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Glover, Hon. Shelly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. . . . . . . . .
Lamoureux, Kevin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maguire, Larry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Martin, Pat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Smith, Joy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sopuck, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Toet, Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Churchill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Winnipeg South Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Portage—Lisgar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selkirk—Interlake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Winnipeg South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Provencher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia . . . .
Saint Boniface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Winnipeg North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brandon—Souris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Winnipeg Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kildonan—St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette . . . . . . .
Elmwood—Transcona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NDP
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
Lib.
CPC
NDP
CPC
CPC
CPC
Tobique—Mactaquac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fredericton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Acadie—Bathurst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
NDP
CPC
NEW BRUNSWICK (10)
Allen, Mike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ashfield, Hon. Keith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Godin, Yvon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Goguen, Robert, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13
Name of Member
Constituency
Political
Affiliation
LeBlanc, Hon. Dominic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moore, Hon. Rob, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) . . . . . . .
O'Neill Gordon, Tilly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Valcourt, Hon. Bernard, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development .
Weston, Rodney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Williamson, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beauséjour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fundy Royal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Miramichi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Madawaska—Restigouche. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saint John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Brunswick Southwest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lib.
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
Avalon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte . . . . . . . . .
St. John's South—Mount Pearl . . . . . . . . . . .
Random—Burin—St. George's . . . . . . . . . . .
St. John's East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Labrador . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—
Windsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ind.
Lib.
NDP
Lib.
NDP
Lib.
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR (7)
Andrews, Scott. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Byrne, Hon. Gerry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleary, Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Foote, Judy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Harris, Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jones, Yvonne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Simms, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lib.
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES (1)
Bevington, Dennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northwest Territories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NDP
NOVA SCOTIA (11)
Armstrong, Scott, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social
Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brison, Hon. Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chisholm, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cuzner, Rodger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Eyking, Hon. Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keddy, Gerald, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, to the Minister
of National Revenue and for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency . . . . . . . . . . .
Kerr, Greg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leslie, Megan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MacKay, Hon. Peter, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada . . . . . . . . . . .
Regan, Hon. Geoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stoffer, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cumberland—Colchester—
Musquodoboit Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kings—Hants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dartmouth—Cole Harbour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cape Breton—Canso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sydney—Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
Lib.
NDP
Lib.
Lib.
South Shore—St. Margaret's . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
West Nova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Halifax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Central Nova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Halifax West. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sackville—Eastern Shore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
NDP
CPC
Lib.
NDP
NUNAVUT (1)
Aglukkaq, Hon. Leona, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian
Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council . . . . Nunavut. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
ONTARIO (104)
Adams, Eve, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adler, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Albrecht, Harold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alexander, Hon. Chris, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Allen, Malcolm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Allison, Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ambler, Stella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Angus, Charlie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aspin, Jay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mississauga—Brampton South. . . . . . . . . . . .
York Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kitchener—Conestoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ajax—Pickering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Welland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Niagara West—Glanbrook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mississauga South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Timmins—James Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nipissing—Timiskaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
NDP
CPC
CPC
NDP
CPC
14
Name of Member
Constituency
Political
Affiliation
Baird, Hon. John, Minister of Foreign Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bélanger, Hon. Mauril. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bennett, Hon. Carolyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Braid, Peter, Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Communities . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brown, Gordon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brown, Lois, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development
Brown, Patrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Butt, Brad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calandra, Paul , Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and for Intergovernmental Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Carmichael, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Carrie, Colin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment . . . . . . . . . . .
Cash, Andrew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chan, Arnold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charlton, Chris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chisu, Corneliu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chong, Hon. Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Christopherson, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clement, Hon. Tony, President of the Treasury Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Comartin, Joe, The Deputy Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Daniel, Joe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Davidson, Patricia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dechert, Bob, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Devolin, Barry, The Acting Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dewar, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duncan, Kirsty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dykstra, Rick, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage . . . . . . . .
Fantino, Hon. Julian, Associate Minister of National Defence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finley, Hon. Diane, Minister of Public Works and Government Services. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freeland, Chrystia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Galipeau, Royal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gallant, Cheryl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gill, Parm, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade . . . . . . . . . . .
Goodyear, Hon. Gary, Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for
Southern Ontario) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gosal, Hon. Bal, Minister of State (Sport) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gravelle, Claude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Harris, Dan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hayes, Bryan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holder, Hon. Ed, Minister of State (Science and Technology) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hsu, Ted. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hughes, Carol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hyer, Bruce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
James, Roxanne, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and
Emergency Preparedness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kellway, Matthew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kent, Hon. Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kramp, Daryl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lauzon, Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leitch, Hon. K. Kellie, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women . . . . . . .
Ottawa West—Nepean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ottawa—Vanier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
St. Paul's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kitchener—Waterloo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leeds—Grenville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Newmarket—Aurora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Barrie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mississauga—Streetsville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
Lib.
Lib.
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
Oak Ridges—Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Don Valley West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oshawa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Davenport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scarborough—Agincourt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hamilton Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pickering—Scarborough East . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wellington—Halton Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hamilton Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parry Sound—Muskoka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windsor—Tecumseh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Don Valley East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sarnia—Lambton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mississauga—Erindale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock . . . .
Ottawa Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Etobicoke North. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
St. Catharines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vaughan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Haldimand—Norfolk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Toronto Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ottawa—Orléans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke . . . . . . . . .
Brampton—Springdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
CPC
NDP
Lib.
NDP
CPC
CPC
NDP
CPC
NDP
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
NDP
Lib.
CPC
CPC
CPC
Lib.
CPC
CPC
CPC
Cambridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bramalea—Gore—Malton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nickel Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scarborough Southwest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sault Ste. Marie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
London West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kingston and the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing . . . . .
Thunder Bay—Superior North . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
NDP
NDP
CPC
CPC
Lib.
NDP
GP
Scarborough Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beaches—East York . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thornhill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prince Edward—Hastings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry . . .
Simcoe—Grey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Name of Member
Constituency
Political
Affiliation
Lemieux, Pierre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs . . . . . . . .
Leung, Chungsen, Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lizon, Wladyslaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lobb, Ben . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MacKenzie, Dave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marston, Wayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Masse, Brian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mathyssen, Irene. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
McCallum, Hon. John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
McColeman, Phil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
McGuinty, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
McKay, Hon. John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Menegakis, Costas, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and
Immigration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Miller, Larry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nash, Peggy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nicholson, Hon. Rob, Minister of National Defence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Norlock, Rick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
O'Connor, Hon. Gordon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oliver, Hon. Joe, Minister of Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opitz, Ted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
O'Toole, Hon. Erin, Minister of Veterans Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Perkins, Pat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Poilievre, Hon. Pierre, Minister of State (Democratic Reform) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preston, Joe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rafferty, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Raitt, Hon. Lisa, Minister of Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reid, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Glengarry—Prescott—Russell. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Willowdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mississauga East—Cooksville . . . . . . . . . . . .
Huron—Bruce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oxford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hamilton East—Stoney Creek . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windsor West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
London—Fanshawe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Markham—Unionville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ottawa South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scarborough—Guildwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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NDP
NDP
Lib.
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Lib.
Lib.
Richmond Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parkdale—High Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Niagara Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Northumberland—Quinte West . . . . . . . . . . .
Carleton—Mississippi Mills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Eglinton—Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Etobicoke Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Durham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Whitby—Oshawa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nepean—Carleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Elgin—Middlesex—London . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thunder Bay—Rainy River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Halton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and
Addington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Kenora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Perth—Wellington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Toronto—Danforth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brampton West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
York West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lambton—Kent—Middlesex . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scarborough—Rouge River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Simcoe North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
York South—Weston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—
Westdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tilson, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dufferin—Caledon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trottier, Bernard, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and
Government Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Etobicoke—Lakeshore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Truppe, Susan, Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . London North Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Valeriote, Frank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guelph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Van Kesteren, Dave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chatham-Kent—Essex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Van Loan, Hon. Peter, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons . . . . . . . York—Simcoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vaughan, Adam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trinity—Spadina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wallace, Mike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burlington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Rickford, Hon. Greg, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal
Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Schellenberger, Gary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scott, Craig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seeback, Kyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sgro, Hon. Judy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shipley, Bev . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sitsabaiesan, Rathika . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stanton, Bruce, The Acting Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sullivan, Mike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sweet, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Political
Affiliation
Name of Member
Constituency
Watson, Jeff, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Woodworth, Stephen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Young, Terence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VACANCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VACANCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Essex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Kitchener Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Oakville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Peterborough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sudbury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND (4)
Casey, Sean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Easter, Hon. Wayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MacAulay, Hon. Lawrence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shea, Hon. Gail, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charlottetown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Malpeque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cardigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Egmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Trois-Rivières . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Honoré-Mercier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Richmond—Arthabaska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jeanne-Le Ber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Beauce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Louis-Hébert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pierrefonds—Dollard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lévis—Bellechasse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gatineau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Terrebonne—Blainville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hochelaga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saint-Jean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Berthier—Maskinongé . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les
Basques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Châteauguay—Saint-Constant. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drummond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beauport—Limoilou . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mount Royal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles . . . . . .
Saint-Laurent—Cartierville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rivière-du-Nord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alfred-Pellan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chambly—Borduas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bourassa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sherbrooke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—
Matapédia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel . . . . . . . . . .
Westmount—Ville-Marie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shefford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manicouagan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marc-Aurèle-Fortin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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QUÉBEC (75)
Aubin, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ayala, Paulina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bellavance, André . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Benskin, Tyrone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bernier, Hon. Maxime, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism, and
Agriculture) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Blanchette, Denis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Blanchette-Lamothe, Lysane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Blaney, Hon. Steven, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness . . . . . . .
Boivin, Françoise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Borg, Charmaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boulerice, Alexandre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boutin-Sweet, Marjolaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brahmi, Tarik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brosseau, Ruth Ellen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caron, Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chicoine, Sylvain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choquette, François . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Côté, Raymond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cotler, Hon. Irwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Day, Anne-Marie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dion, Hon. Stéphane, Saint-Laurent—Cartierville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dionne Labelle, Pierre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Doré Lefebvre, Rosane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dubé, Matthew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dubourg, Emmanuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dusseault, Pierre-Luc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fortin, Jean-François . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freeman, Mylène . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Garneau, Marc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Genest, Réjean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Genest-Jourdain, Jonathan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Giguère, Alain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Name of Member
Gourde, Jacques, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, for Official
Languages and for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions
of Quebec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Groguhé, Sadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hassainia, Sana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jacob, Pierre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lapointe, François . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Constituency
Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière . . . . . .
Saint-Lambert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Verchères—Les Patriotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brome—Missisquoi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—
Rivière-du-Loup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Larose, Jean-François . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Repentigny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Latendresse, Alexandrine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louis-Saint-Laurent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Laverdière, Hélène. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laurier—Sainte-Marie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lebel, Hon. Denis, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental
Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the
Regions of Quebec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LeBlanc, Hélène . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LaSalle—Émard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Liu, Laurin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rivière-des-Mille-Îles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mai, Hoang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brossard—La Prairie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Michaud, Élaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moore, Christine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abitibi—Témiscamingue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Morin, Dany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chicoutimi—Le Fjord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Morin, Isabelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine . . . . . . . . . .
Morin, Marc-André . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laurentides—Labelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Morin, Marie-Claude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mourani, Maria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ahuntsic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mulcair, Hon. Thomas, Leader of the Opposition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outremont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nantel, Pierre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nicholls, Jamie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vaudreuil-Soulanges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nunez-Melo, José. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pacetti, Massimo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Papillon, Annick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paradis, Hon. Christian, Minister of International Development and Minister for La
Francophonie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mégantic—L'Érable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Patry, Claude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jonquière—Alma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Péclet, Ève . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . La Pointe-de-l'Île . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Perreault, Manon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montcalm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pilon, François . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laval—Les Îles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Plamondon, Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour . . . . .
Quach, Anne Minh-Thu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beauharnois—Salaberry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ravignat, Mathieu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pontiac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Raynault, Francine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joliette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rousseau, Jean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Compton—Stanstead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saganash, Romeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou .
Scarpaleggia, Francis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lac-Saint-Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sellah, Djaouida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
St-Denis, Lise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saint-Maurice—Champlain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Toone, Philip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine . . . . . . . . . . .
Tremblay, Jonathan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montmorency—Charlevoix—HauteCôte-Nord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trudeau, Justin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Papineau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turmel, Nycole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hull—Aylmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Constituency
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Affiliation
Cypress Hills—Grasslands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar . . . . . . . . . . .
Palliser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Yorkton—Melville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River .
Wascana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prince Albert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Souris—Moose Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre . . . . . . . . .
Battlefords—Lloydminster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Regina—Qu'Appelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saskatoon—Humboldt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saskatoon—Wanuskewin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Blackstrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Anderson, David, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs . . . . . . . .
Block, Kelly, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources . . . . . . . . .
Boughen, Ray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Breitkreuz, Garry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clarke, Rob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Goodale, Hon. Ralph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hoback, Randy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Komarnicki, Ed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lukiwski, Tom, Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the
House of Commons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ritz, Hon. Gerry, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scheer, Hon. Andrew, Speaker of the House of Commons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trost, Brad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vellacott, Maurice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Yelich, Hon. Lynne, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
YUKON (1)
Leef, Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yukon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
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LIST OF STANDING AND SUB-COMMITTEES
(As of January 30, 2015 — 2nd Session, 41st Parliament)
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS AND NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT
Chair:
Niki Ashton
John Barlow
Chris Warkentin
Rob Clarke
Earl Dreeshen
Vice-Chair:
Carolyn Bennett
Jonathan Genest-Jourdain
Carol Hughes
Kyle Seeback
Mark Strahl
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Charlie Angus
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
Dennis Bevington
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Joan Crockatt
Nathan Cullen
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Mathieu Ravignat
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Romeo Saganash
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
(10)
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ACCESS TO INFORMATION, PRIVACY AND ETHICS
Chair:
Charmaine Borg
Ray Boughen
Pat Martin
Paul Calandra
Pierre-Luc Dusseault
Vice-Chairs:
Patricia Davidson
Scott Simms
Larry Maguire
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Bob Zimmer
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
David Christopherson
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Joe Preston
Anne Minh-Thu Quach
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Craig Scott
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
(10)
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AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD
Chair:
Malcolm Allen
Earl Dreeshen
Bev Shipley
Gerald Keddy
Larry Maguire
Vice-Chairs:
LaVar Payne
Francine Raynault
Ruth Ellen Brosseau
Mark Eyking
Bob Zimmer
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Niki Ashton
Jay Aspin
Alex Atamanenko
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Linda Duncan
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Carol Hughes
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Pat Martin
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
Pat Perkins
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
(10)
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CANADIAN HERITAGE
Chair:
Rick Dykstra
Jim Hillyer
Gordon Brown
Rathika Sitsabaiesan
Kennedy Stewart
Vice-Chairs:
John Weston
Terence Young
Stéphane Dion
Pierre Nantel
David Yurdiga
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Charlie Angus
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
Tyrone Benskin
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Charmaine Borg
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Andrew Cash
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Nathan Cullen
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Matthew Dubé
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Mylène Freeman
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Wai Young
Bob Zimmer
(10)
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CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Chair:
Jay Aspin
Jim Eglinski
David Tilson
Chungsen Leung
Irene Mathyssen
Vice-Chairs:
Costas Menegakis
Jasbir Sandhu
Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe
John McCallum
Devinder Shory
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Andrew Cash
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Don Davies
Libby Davies
Bob Dechert
Pierre Dionne Labelle
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Alain Giguère
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Jinny Jogindera Sims
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
(10)
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ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Chair:
Stella Ambler
Dennis Bevington
Harold Albrecht
Colin Carrie
Megan Leslie
Vice-Chairs:
Robert Sopuck
Lawrence Toet
François Choquette
John McKay
Stephen Woodworth
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
Robert Aubin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Robert Chisholm
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Nathan Cullen
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Linda Duncan
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
(10)
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FINANCE
Chair:
Mark Adler
Joyce Bateman
James Rajotte
Raymond Côté
Pierre Dionne Labelle
Vice-Chairs:
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Scott Brison
Nathan Cullen
Dave Van Kesteren
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
John Barlow
Leon Benoit
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Emmanuel Dubourg
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Hoang Mai
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Joe Preston
Scott Reid
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
(10)
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FISHERIES AND OCEANS
Chair:
Ryan Cleary
Patricia Davidson
Rodney Weston
Randy Kamp
François Lapointe
Vice-Chairs:
Ryan Leef
Robert Sopuck
Robert Chisholm
Lawrence MacAulay
John Weston
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Bob Dechert
Fin Donnelly
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Yvon Godin
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Peter Stoffer
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Philip Toone
Jonathan Tremblay
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
(10)
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Chair:
David Anderson
Lois Brown
Dean Allison
Peter Goldring
Laurie Hawn
Vice-Chairs:
Hélène Laverdière
Romeo Saganash
Paul Dewar
Marc Garneau
Gary Schellenberger
(10)
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
Tyrone Benskin
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Irwin Cotler
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Don Davies
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Richard Harris
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Pierre Jacob
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Laurin Liu
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Wayne Marston
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Marc-André Morin
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Ève Péclet
Pat Perkins
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS
Chair:
Tyrone Benskin
Scott Reid
Nina Grewal
Vice-Chairs:
Jim Hillyer
Irwin Cotler
Wayne Marston
David Sweet
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GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ESTIMATES
Chair:
Mark Adler
Brad Butt
Anne-Marie Day
Vice-Chair:
Greg Kerr
Guy Lauzon
Pat Martin
Mathieu Ravignat
Gerry Byrne
Bernard Trottier
Wai Young
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
James Bezan
Denis Blanchette
Kelly Block
Françoise Boivin
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Paul Dewar
Earl Dreeshen
Linda Duncan
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Susan Truppe
Nycole Turmel
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
(10)
29
HEALTH
Chair:
Eve Adams
Matthew Kellway
Ben Lobb
Wladyslaw Lizon
James Lunney
Vice-Chair:
Christine Moore
Murray Rankin
Hedy Fry
David Wilks
Terence Young
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Libby Davies
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Carol Hughes
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Megan Leslie
Chungsen Leung
Tom Lukiwski
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Wayne Marston
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Manon Perreault
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Djaouida Sellah
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Jinny Jogindera Sims
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
Mike Sullivan
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
(10)
30
HUMAN RESOURCES, SKILLS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE STATUS OF PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES
Chair:
Phil McColeman
Scott Armstrong
Tarik Brahmi
Brad Butt
Jim Eglinski
Vice-Chairs:
Sadia Groguhé
Colin Mayes
Rodger Cuzner
Jinny Jogindera Sims
Cathy McLeod
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
James Bezan
Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe
Kelly Block
Ray Boughen
Alexandre Boulerice
Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Chris Charlton
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Matthew Dubé
Rick Dykstra
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Mylène Freeman
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Alain Giguère
Parm Gill
Yvon Godin
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Dan Harris
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Irene Mathyssen
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Manon Perreault
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Rathika Sitsabaiesan
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
Mike Sullivan
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Jonathan Tremblay
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
(10)
31
INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Chair:
John Carmichael
Joe Daniel
David Sweet
Cheryl Gallant
Mike Lake
Vice-Chairs:
Peggy Nash
Judy Sgro
Brian Masse
Annick Papillon
Mark Warawa
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Malcolm Allen
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Charlie Angus
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Mauril Bélanger
Leon Benoit
Tyrone Benskin
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Charmaine Borg
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Dan Harris
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Guy Lauzon
Hélène LeBlanc
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Joe Preston
Anne Minh-Thu Quach
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
Glenn Thibeault
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
(10)
32
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Chair:
Mike Allen
Ron Cannan
Randy Hoback
Parm Gill
Nina Grewal
Vice-Chairs:
Laurin Liu
Marc-André Morin
Don Davies
Chrystia Freeland
Devinder Shory
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Paul Dewar
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Hélène Laverdière
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Brian Masse
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Mathieu Ravignat
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Jinny Jogindera Sims
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
(10)
33
JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Chair:
Blaine Calkins
Bob Dechert
Mike Wallace
Robert Goguen
Pierre Jacob
Vice-Chairs:
Ève Péclet
Kyle Seeback
Françoise Boivin
Sean Casey
David Wilks
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Randall Garrison
Parm Gill
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Jack Harris
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Matthew Kellway
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Wayne Marston
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Murray Rankin
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
(10)
34
LIAISON
Chair:
Dean Allison
Vice-Chair:
Richard Harris
Randy Hoback
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Daryl Kramp
Hélène LeBlanc
Harold Albrecht
Leon Benoit
Gordon Brown
Chris Charlton
Michael Chong
Pierre-Luc Dusseault
David Christopherson
Ben Lobb
Pat Martin
Phil McColeman
Larry Miller
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Bev Shipley
David Sweet
David Tilson
Mike Wallace
Chris Warkentin
Rodney Weston
(26)
Associate Members
Mauril Bélanger
Carolyn Bennett
Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe
Françoise Boivin
Garry Breitkreuz
Scott Brison
Ruth Ellen Brosseau
Gerry Byrne
John Carmichael
Sean Casey
Robert Chisholm
François Choquette
Jean Crowder
Nathan Cullen
Rodger Cuzner
Patricia Davidson
Don Davies
Libby Davies
Paul Dewar
Stéphane Dion
Kirsty Duncan
Wayne Easter
Mark Eyking
Hedy Fry
Marc Garneau
Randall Garrison
Yvon Godin
Jack Harris
Kevin Lamoureux
Alexandrine Latendresse
Lawrence MacAulay
Hoang Mai
John McCallum
David McGuinty
John McKay
Joyce Murray
Pierre Nantel
Peggy Nash
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Geoff Regan
Judy Sgro
Scott Simms
Jinny Jogindera Sims
Lise St-Denis
Peter Stoffer
Frank Valeriote
SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMMITTEE BUDGETS
Chair:
David Christopherson
Pat Martin
Dean Allison
Phil McColeman
Larry Miller
Vice-Chair:
Joe Preston
Chris Warkentin
(7)
35
NATIONAL DEFENCE
Chair:
James Bezan
Tarik Brahmi
Peter Kent
Corneliu Chisu
Cheryl Gallant
Vice-Chairs:
Élaine Michaud
Rick Norlock
Jack Harris
Joyce Murray
John Williamson
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
Kelly Block
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Randall Garrison
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Megan Leslie
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Christine Moore
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Peter Stoffer
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
(10)
36
NATURAL RESOURCES
Chair:
Kelly Block
Guy Caron
Leon Benoit
Chris Charlton
Joan Crockatt
Vice-Chair:
Linda Duncan
Ryan Leef
Geoff Regan
Pat Perkins
Brad Trost
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Charlie Angus
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
James Bezan
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Nathan Cullen
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Yvon Godin
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Claude Gravelle
Nina Grewal
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Carol Hughes
Roxanne James
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Joe Preston
John Rafferty
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Romeo Saganash
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Kennedy Stewart
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
(10)
37
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Chair:
Corneliu Chisu
Joe Daniel
Michael Chong
Jacques Gourde
Chungsen Leung
Vice-Chairs:
Yvon Godin
Lise St-Denis
Jamie Nicholls
Nycole Turmel
John Williamson
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
Robert Aubin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
Tyrone Benskin
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Stéphane Dion
Pierre Dionne Labelle
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Nina Grewal
Dan Harris
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Alexandrine Latendresse
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
(10)
38
PROCEDURE AND HOUSE AFFAIRS
Chair:
David Christopherson
Tom Lukiwski
Joe Preston
Dave MacKenzie
Ted Opitz
Vice-Chairs:
Kevin Lamoureux
Alexandrine Latendresse
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Craig Scott
(10)
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Niki Ashton
Jay Aspin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Carolyn Bennett
Leon Benoit
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Chris Charlton
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Jean Crowder
Nathan Cullen
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Kirsty Duncan
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Mylène Freeman
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Yvon Godin
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Sadia Groguhé
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
James Lunney
Larry Maguire
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
James Rajotte
Murray Rankin
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Philip Toone
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Nycole Turmel
Frank Valeriote
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
SUBCOMMITTEE ON PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
Chair:
Brad Butt
Dave MacKenzie
Philip Toone
Vice-Chair:
Frank Valeriote
(4)
SUBCOMMITTEE ON A CODE OF CONDUCT FOR MEMBERS
Chair:
Carolyn Bennett
Kelly Block
Joe Preston
Joan Crockatt
Jean Crowder
Vice-Chair:
Mylène Freeman
Chris Warkentin
(7)
39
PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Chair:
David Christopherson
Dan Albas
Malcolm Allen
Jay Aspin
Ted Falk
Vice-Chairs:
Alain Giguère
Bryan Hayes
John Carmichael
Yvonne Jones
Stephen Woodworth
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
James Bezan
Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe
Kelly Block
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Pierre-Luc Dusseault
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Dan Harris
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
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PUBLIC SAFETY AND NATIONAL SECURITY
Chair:
Diane Ablonczy
Rosane Doré Lefebvre
Daryl Kramp
Ted Falk
Roxanne James
Vice-Chairs:
Rick Norlock
LaVar Payne
Wayne Easter
Randall Garrison
Jean Rousseau
Associate Members
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Charmaine Borg
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Don Davies
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Jack Harris
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
Pat Perkins
François Pilon
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Murray Rankin
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
(10)
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STATUS OF WOMEN
Chair:
Hélène LeBlanc
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Joan Crockatt
Mylène Freeman
Vice-Chairs:
Pat Perkins
Djaouida Sellah
Kirsty Duncan
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Susan Truppe
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Niki Ashton
Jay Aspin
Leon Benoit
James Bezan
Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe
Kelly Block
Françoise Boivin
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Jean Crowder
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Libby Davies
Anne-Marie Day
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Sadia Groguhé
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Megan Leslie
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Irene Mathyssen
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Ted Opitz
Annick Papillon
LaVar Payne
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
(10)
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TRANSPORT, INFRASTRUCTURE AND COMMUNITIES
Chair:
Peter Braid
Ed Komarnicki
Larry Miller
Isabelle Morin
Mike Sullivan
Vice-Chairs:
Jeff Watson
Wai Young
Hoang Mai
David McGuinty
David Yurdiga
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
Robert Aubin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Ray Boughen
Alexandre Boulerice
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Guy Caron
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Pierre Nantel
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Bob Zimmer
(10)
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VETERANS AFFAIRS
Chair:
Sylvain Chicoine
Royal Galipeau
Vice-Chairs:
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Pierre Lemieux
Wladyslaw Lizon
Peter Stoffer
Frank Valeriote
Ted Opitz
John Rafferty
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Mylène Freeman
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Jack Harris
Richard Harris
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Chungsen Leung
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Pat Martin
Irene Mathyssen
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Manon Perreault
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
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STANDING JOINT COMMITTEES
LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT
Joint Chairs:
Marie-P. Charette-Poulin
Richard Harris
Representing the Senate:
The Honourable Senators
Anne C. Cools
Nicole Eaton
Terry M. Mercer
Michel Rivard
Joint Vice-Chairs:
Carol Hughes
Scott Simms
Representing the House of Commons:
Tyrone Benskin
Ray Boughen
Rod Bruinooge
Rob Clarke
Réjean Genest
Guy Lauzon
José Nunez-Melo
Lawrence Toet
Dave Van Kesteren
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Peter Braid
Garry Breitkreuz
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Patrick Brown
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
David Christopherson
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Jim Hillyer
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Brian Storseth
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Maurice Vellacott
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
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SCRUTINY OF REGULATIONS
Joint Chairs:
Denise Batters
Chris Charlton
Joint Vice-Chairs:
Representing the Senate:
The Honourable Senators
Céline Hervieux-Payette
Thomas Johnson McInnis
Don Meredith
Wilfred P. Moore
Bob Runciman
David P. Smith
Mauril Bélanger
Garry Breitkreuz
Representing the House of Commons:
Dan Albas
Rob Anders
Paulina Ayala
Patrick Brown
Jim Hillyer
François Pilon
Anne Minh-Thu Quach
Brian Storseth
Maurice Vellacott
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Stella Ambler
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
John Barlow
Joyce Bateman
Leon Benoit
James Bezan
Kelly Block
Ray Boughen
Peter Braid
Gordon Brown
Lois Brown
Rod Bruinooge
Brad Butt
Paul Calandra
Blaine Calkins
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
Jim Eglinski
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
Robert Goguen
Peter Goldring
Jacques Gourde
Nina Grewal
Richard Harris
Laurie Hawn
Bryan Hayes
Russ Hiebert
Randy Hoback
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
Brian Masse
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
LaVar Payne
Pat Perkins
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
Andrew Saxton
Gary Schellenberger
Kyle Seeback
Bev Shipley
Devinder Shory
Joy Smith
Robert Sopuck
Mark Strahl
David Sweet
David Tilson
Lawrence Toet
Brad Trost
Bernard Trottier
Susan Truppe
Dave Van Kesteren
Mike Wallace
Mark Warawa
Chris Warkentin
Jeff Watson
John Weston
Rodney Weston
David Wilks
John Williamson
Stephen Woodworth
Terence Young
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
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Panel of Chairs of Legislative Committees
The Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole
MR. JOE COMARTIN
The Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole
MR. BARRY DEVOLIN
The Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole
MR. BRUCE STANTON
MR. MIKE ALLEN
MR. BLAINE CALKINS
MS. JEAN CROWDER
MR. DON DAVIES
MR. BRYAN HAYES
MS. HÉLÈNE LAVERDIÈRE
MS. IRENE MATHYSSEN
MS. JOYCE MURRAY
MR. BLAKE RICHARDS
MR. BRIAN STORSETH
MR. DAVE VAN KESTEREN
MR. BOB ZIMMER
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THE MINISTRY
According to precedence
Right Hon. Stephen Harper
Hon. Bernard Valcourt
Hon. Rob Nicholson
Hon. Peter MacKay
Hon. Rona Ambrose
Hon. Diane Finley
Hon. John Baird
Hon. Tony Clement
Hon. Peter Van Loan
Hon. Jason Kenney
Hon. Gerry Ritz
Hon. Christian Paradis
Hon. James Moore
Hon. Denis Lebel
Hon. Leona Aglukkaq
Hon. Lisa Raitt
Hon. Gail Shea
Hon. Julian Fantino
Hon. Steven Blaney
Hon. Ed Fast
Hon. Joe Oliver
Hon. Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay
Hon. Shelly Glover
Hon. Chris Alexander
Hon. K. Kellie Leitch
Hon. Greg Rickford
Hon. Erin O'Toole
Hon. Maxime Bernier
Hon. Lynne Yelich
Hon. Gary Goodyear
Hon. Rob Moore
Hon. John Duncan
Hon. Tim Uppal
Hon. Alice Wong
Hon. Bal Gosal
Hon. Kevin Sorenson
Hon. Pierre Poilievre
Hon. Candice Bergen
Hon. Michelle Rempel
Hon. Ed Holder
Prime Minister
Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
Minister of National Defence
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Minister of Health
Minister of Public Works and Government Services
Minister of Foreign Affairs
President of the Treasury Board
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for
Multiculturalism
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie
Minister of Industry
Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and
Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of
Quebec
Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic
Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council
Minister of Transport
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
Associate Minister of National Defence
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Minister of International Trade
Minister of Finance
Minister of National Revenue
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic
Development Initiative for Northern Ontario
Minister of Veterans Affairs
Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism, and Agriculture)
Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular)
Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern
Ontario)
Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
Minister of State and Chief Government Whip
Minister of State (Multiculturalism)
Minister of State (Seniors)
Minister of State (Sport)
Minister of State (Finance)
Minister of State (Democratic Reform)
Minister of State (Social Development)
Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)
Minister of State (Science and Technology)
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PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARIES
Ms. Eve Adams
Mr. Dan Albas
Mr. David Anderson
Mr. Scott Armstrong
Mr. James Bezan
Mrs. Kelly Block
Mr. Peter Braid
Ms. Lois Brown
Mr. Paul Calandra
Mr. Colin Carrie
Mr. Bob Dechert
Mr. Rick Dykstra
Mr. Parm Gill
Mr. Robert Goguen
Mr. Jacques Gourde
Ms. Roxanne James
Mr. Randy Kamp
Mr. Gerald Keddy
Hon. Mike Lake
Mr. Pierre Lemieux
Mr. Chungsen Leung
Mr. Tom Lukiwski
Mrs. Cathy McLeod
Mr. Costas Menegakis
Hon. Deepak Obhrai
Mr. Andrew Saxton
Mr. Mark Strahl
Mr. Bernard Trottier
Mrs. Susan Truppe
Mr. Jeff Watson
to the Minister of Health
to the President of the Treasury Board
to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
to the Minister of Employment and Social Development
to the Minister of National Defence
to the Minister of Natural Resources
for Infrastructure and Communities
to the Minister of International Development
to the Prime Minister and for Intergovernmental Affairs
to the Minister of the Environment
to the Minister of Justice
to the Minister of Canadian Heritage
to the Minister of International Trade
to the Minister of Justice
to the Prime Minister, for Official Languages and for the Economic
Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
to the Minister of Agriculture, to the Minister of National Revenue and for the
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
to the Minister of Industry
to the Minister of Veterans Affairs
for Multiculturalism
to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification
to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights
to the Minister of Finance
to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services
for Status of Women
to the Minister of Transport
CONTENTS
Friday, January 30, 2015
GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act
Bill C-44. Third reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Payne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Doré Lefebvre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Lamoureux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Nantel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Vaughan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Doré Lefebvre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Brahmi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Lamoureux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mrs. Groguhé. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Easter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ORAL QUESTIONS
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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS
Mental Health
Mrs. Perkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Seniors
Mrs. Groguhé. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Veterans Affairs
Mr. Wilks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Tom Miller Human Rights Award
Mr. Eyking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Veterans Affairs
Mr. Norlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Energy East Pipeline
Ms. Brosseau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Ekjot Swagh
Mr. Gill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Mental Health
Mr. Carmichael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10850
Aboriginal Affairs
Mr. Bevington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10850
Taxation
Mrs. McLeod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10850
Jordan's Principle
Ms. Crowder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10851
Public Safety
Mr. Vellacott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10851
Pakistan
Mr. McCallum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10851
Taxation
Mr. Calandra
10851
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Manufacturing Industry
Mr. Rankin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10851
Public Safety
Mr. Bezan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10852
Intergovernmental Affairs
Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Braid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Adams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mrs. Groguhé. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Calandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10852
10852
10852
10852
10852
10852
10852
10853
Employment
Mrs. Groguhé. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Bernier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10853
10853
Taxation
Mr. McCallum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Bergen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. McCallum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Saxton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10853
10853
10853
10853
Infrastructure
Ms. Bennett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Braid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10853
10853
Employment
Mr. Caron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Bernier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10854
10854
Intergovernmental Affairs
Ms. Nash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Bernier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10854
10854
Employment
Ms. Nash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Bernier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Cullen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Bernier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Cullen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Bernier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10854
10854
10854
10854
10855
10855
National Defence
Ms. Laverdière . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Bezan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Michaud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Bezan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Dewar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Bezan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10855
10855
10855
10855
10855
10855
Veterans Affairs
Mr. Rafferty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Lemieux. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10856
10856
Intergovernmental Affairs
Mr. Dion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Braid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Dion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Keddy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10856
10856
10856
10856
Housing
Mr. Vaughan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Bergen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10856
10856
Citizenship and Immigration
Ms. Blanchette-Lamothe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Leung . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Sitsabaiesan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Leung . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10857
10857
10857
10857
Access to Information
Ms. Crowder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Albas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Albas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10857
10857
10857
10857
Health
Mr. MacKenzie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Calandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10858
10858
Air Transportation
Mr. Rousseau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Dusseault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10858
10858
10858
10858
Agriculture and Agri-food
Ms. Brosseau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Keddy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Brosseau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Keddy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10858
10858
10858
10859
International Trade
Mr. McKay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Gill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10859
10859
Government Spending
Mr. McKay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Calandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10859
10859
Northern Development
Mr. Genest-Jourdain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Strahl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Bevington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Strahl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10859
10859
10860
10860
Taxation
Mr. Payne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Bergen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10860
10860
Citizenship and Immigration
Mr. McCallum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Leung . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10860
10860
Taxation
Mr. Eglinski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mrs. Aglukkaq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10860
10860
Housing
Mr. Patry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Bergen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10860
10861
Public Safety
Mrs. Mourani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10861
10861
Foreign Affairs
Mrs. Mourani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10861
10861
ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Anti-terrorism Act, 2015
Mr. Van Loan (for the Minister of Public Safety and
Emergency Preparedness) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bill C-51. Introduction and first reading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and
printed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Petitions
Firearms
Mrs. McLeod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
International Development
Mrs. McLeod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Veterans Affairs
Mr. Kellway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sex Selection
Mr. Benoit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Impaired Driving
Mr. Benoit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Genetically Modified Apples
Mr. Benoit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Agriculture
Mrs. Mourani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sex Selection
Mr. Vellacott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prostitution
Mr. Vellacott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Agriculture
Mr. Vellacott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Census
Mr. Hsu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Impaired Driving
Mr. Kamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Questions on the Order Paper
Mr. Lukiwski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10861
10861
10861
10861
10861
10862
10862
10862
10862
10862
10862
10862
10862
10862
10862
10863
GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act
Bill C-44. Third reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Cullen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Vaughan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mrs. McLeod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Liu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Dion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Brahmi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Bevington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Calandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Nash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Liu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Blanchette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Bergen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10863
10863
10864
10864
10865
10866
10867
10867
10867
10868
10868
10868
10869
10870
10870
Division on motion deferred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10871
PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
Child Poverty
Motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Vaughan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Nash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10871
10871
10872
Mr. Eglinski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Nantel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Mayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Genest-Jourdain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Sitsabaiesan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Division on motion deferred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
APPENDIX
10874
10875
10876
10877
10879
10880
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