House of Commons Debates Friday, November 21, 2014 VOLUME 147 NUMBER 146

House of Commons Debates Friday, November 21, 2014 VOLUME 147 NUMBER 146
House of Commons Debates
VOLUME 147
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NUMBER 146
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2nd SESSION
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OFFICIAL REPORT
(HANSARD)
Friday, November 21, 2014
Speaker: The Honourable Andrew Scheer
41st PARLIAMENT
CONTENTS
(Table of Contents appears at back of this issue.)
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The House met at 10 a.m.
Prayers
That is extremely important. Why? First, we are in Parliament and
we have already had a lot of time allocation motions on important
bills. Unfortunately, my colleagues do not often have the opportunity
to share their opinions or those of their constituents. However, as
parliamentarians, it is our duty to rise in the House and assert those
rights.
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[Translation]
TOUGHER PENALTIES FOR CHILD PREDATORS ACT
The House resumed from November 20 consideration of the
motion that Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the
Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information Registration
Act, to enact the High Risk Child Sex Offender Database Act and to
make consequential amendments to other Acts, be read the second
time and referred to a committee.
Ms. Rosane Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
I am very pleased to rise today in the House to speak to Bill C-26,
An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and
the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, to enact the High
Risk Child Sex Offender Database Act and to make consequential
amendments to other Acts.
To begin, I would like to thank the hon. member for Gatineau, the
official opposition's justice critic, as well as the hon. member for La
Pointe-de-l'Île, who is the deputy justice critic, for the important
work they have done on this bill and for all the work they do as part
of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Many people know that I am a young mother with a 19-month-old
baby. Anything that has to do with sexual abuse of children affects
me deeply as a parent. It really is a pleasure to speak to this bill and
have the opportunity to do so, so that I can share my opinion on what
is before us today.
On this side of the House, we have a zero tolerance policy on
sexual offences against children. We also respect the principles of
jurisprudence and the fundamental laws of our country. We cannot
have one without the other. It is very important to mention that. That
is why the NDP will be happy to examine this bill very carefully.
As we know, with this Conservative government, the devil is often
in the details, and we definitely want experts to let us know whether
the measures set out in Bill C-26 will be effective.
I also sincerely hope that the government will not move a time
allocation motion on such an important subject as child sexual abuse.
I sincerely hope that my colleagues on all sides of the House who
are members of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human
Rights are able to take all the time they need to examine Bill C-26 in
order to make it the best bill possible and to hear from all of the
experts who have an interest in this bill.
It is very important to have a debate and share our opinions here in
the House so that we end up with a better bill, which will include
suggestions directly related to Bill C-26 from the various experts
who are invited to appear before the Standing Committee on Justice
and Human Rights.
I hope that all my colleagues in the House will be able to work
together to stop the sexual abuse of children. Regardless of which
side of the House we are on, no one approves of the sexual abuse of
children. I do not know of any reasonable person in this Parliament
who would approve of that. We must address it and we must do it
together in order to make sure that we end up with the best bill
possible.
As the deputy critic for public safety, I work hard to understand
our prison system. I do a lot of work with our partners, including the
members of UCCO-SACC, the people who work directly for
Correctional Service Canada in the field or in a management role.
I am thinking of our correctional officers in prisons across the
country who are going through really disruptive changes right now.
At the same time, they are trying to do pretty incredible work with
the resources they have.
When I think of those workers, I also think of the various bills that
the Conservatives have introduced in the House, many of which
have had a very negative impact on our prison system, unfortunately.
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In my riding, in Laval, there are now two federal prisons. There
used to be three. Unfortunately, the Leclerc Institute was closed
following a back-of-the-napkin decision by the Conservatives. The
population of that prison, which is now provincial, is growing
because of the Conservatives' laws.
time we need to do so. Zero tolerance is zero tolerance for all sex
crimes in this country. Let us work together to ensure that we have
the best law possible.
There is also the Montée Saint-François Institution, a minimum
security institution that specializes in handling sexual predators. The
third prison in our riding is the Federal Training Institution. It used to
be a medium security institution, but since the Conservatives'
reforms of a few months ago, it has become a medium and maximum
security facility. New cells were built, and more and more federal
prisoners are being sent there. The Montée Saint-François Institution
is also accommodating more inmates, and new units have been built
there too.
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I am saying this because a lot of money has been invested so that
more prisoners can be sent to Laval. Even so, the government
decided to dispose of the Leclerc Institute, which is an institution in
Laval and one of the nicest federal penal institutions in the country.
The provincial government got to take over the facility, but
unfortunately, data suggest that the institute's population could grow
considerably in coming years because of the government's laws.
The sad thing is that the workers still are not getting more
resources because cuts to public safety have affected the correctional
service. Workers' rights are under attack. I am thinking about the
definition of the word “danger” in the Labour Code. What is more,
the government is not investing in the reintegration of inmates,
which is very unfortunate.
Experts in the prison system and inmate reintegration agree that
this is extremely important. The last thing we want, as parents and
citizens, is for an inmate to reoffend after serving his sentence,
especially when we are talking about sexual abuse against children.
We must make sure that we have extremely solid reintegration
programs, instead of punitive laws only.
I am not against punitive measures, on the contrary, but we must
not have one without the other. As soon as a person is incarcerated,
we must initiate the reintegration process and ensure that the person
is surrounded by social support. That person has to have the right
tools once he has completed his sentence to ensure that he does not
reoffend.
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Ms. Linda Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, one of the things we need to keep front of mind when
dealing with matters of a criminal nature and the rehabilitation of
criminals and the protection of children is the unilateral federal
responsibility for the protection of Canada's indigenous peoples.
As the member has pointed out, the government has made many
cuts to programs intended to support aboriginal communities in
developing social services, housing, and protection for their children.
We have seen the commission on residential schools begging the
government to continue funding to support the people who suffered
through the abuse in the residential schools.
The member speaks of the cuts and speaks of this loss. I am
wondering if she thinks the bill and the government's programs
reflect its responsibilities in dealing with those important matters for
the protection of indigenous Canadians.
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[Translation]
Ms. Rosane Doré Lefebvre: Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank
my colleague from Edmonton—Strathcona for her extremely
important question. I am happy that she mentioned the specific
situation facing first nations communities.
I agree that the government is unfortunately neglecting many files.
With regard to the schools she mentioned, the government is
completely neglecting its duty and is not honouring the treaties it has
signed with first nations. It is so sad to see this. I truly hope that this
will get the attention it deserves and that it will be included in the
bill, because often the reality facing isolated first nations communities is forgotten.
We must examine this bill closely and listen to the experts. Are
these the right measures? Will they provide solutions to an extremely
serious problem in our society? What will this change within our
prison system? Will there be more resources? Will prisoners be
forced to double-bunk in shared prison cells? What will this change
for our correctional officers? What will this change for the people
who work on reintegrating inmates? Will they have the resources to
ensure that reintegration is done properly? Many questions currently
remain unanswered.
This brings me to a parallel I would like to draw with the bill we
voted on. I introduced Bill C-608 in the House of Commons. It
passed second reading. Members voted unanimously in favour of a
bill to establish a national day of the midwife. That bill is very
important to first nations in particular, because the whole birth
experience has been altered among first nations. Women often have
to fly out of their communities for weeks, if not two or three months,
in order to give birth to their child, when instead we could simply sit
down with first nations communities and look at what they need for
women to be able to deliver their babies in their own communities.
I hope the government across the way is giving serious
consideration to these concerns regarding the sexual abuse of
children. There are some very good programs in Laval, but
unfortunately, there are fewer and fewer resources for reintegration.
This bill is along the same lines. We need to make sure that we
work in partnership with first nations and that the government has an
open dialogue with those communities.
In closing, I would like to remind the members opposite that we
will be sure to study all the details of this bill. We hope to have the
Mr. Marc Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie, Lib.): Mr.
Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for her comments.
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Everyone in this chamber agrees that sexual crimes are among the
most horrible crimes in our society and that we definitely have to
tackle this problem.
The government is constantly telling us that we also have to
protect victims' rights. We all agree on that point, but I would like to
ask my colleague if she discovered any measures in this bill that
focus on victims' rights.
Ms. Rosane Doré Lefebvre: Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank
my colleague from Westmount—Ville-Marie for his question.
The government does often speak about victims' rights and singles
them out when introducing bills. However, it seldom does so
appropriately. I can cite an example for my colleague. The Federal
Ombudsman for Victims of Crime often appears before the Standing
Committee on Public Safety. She has repeatedly told us in committee
that when this type of bill is introduced we must not forget that
victims' rights are automatically tied to social reintegration. It is
extremely important that we not forget that.
It is sad to see that the government opposite often forgets this
notion in the bills it introduces, especially when people like Sue
O'Sullivan tell us over and over that we must not forget that there are
very important aspects of victims' rights that are often ignored by the
Conservative government.
When bills are introduced, we must ensure that all aspects of
victims' rights are addressed. There are many and, unfortunately, the
government often plays politics with this issue, and that is very sad.
We need to listen to what the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of
Crime has to say and include her recommendations in bills such as
this one.
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Ms. Mylène Freeman (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel,
NDP): Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to Bill C-26, An Act to
amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex
Offender Information Registration Act, to enact the High Risk Child
Sex Offender Database Act and to make consequential amendments
to other Acts.
The NDP thinks that this bill should be sent to committee to be
studied. There are many proposed measures, and we want to ensure
that these measures are good ones, that they are constitutional and
that they will prevent such incidents. We want to have an in-depth
study. We hope to have this discussion in the Standing Committee on
Justice and Human Rights. Our NDP justice critics, our colleagues
from Gatineau and La Pointe-de-l'Île, will ensure that this bill is
properly studied in committee.
This is an extremely important issue. Great care must be taken
with bills on topics as important as protecting our children. The
committee is equipped to do this and to ensure that we create the best
legislation we can to counter this threat. I truly hope that the
committee is helpful and that its report shows how effective this bill
is.
The NDP is carefully examining the proposals in this bill. We
must focus on creating laws that will provide clear ways to protect
our children. This means working with experts on the ground and
with public safety professionals. I want to point out that we cannot
play politics with this kind of bill. Crimes against children are the
most heinous of crimes. I think that all members of the House would
agree on that. Sex crimes are obviously all heinous, and we are
moved by these issues. We want to create good laws to combat these
crimes, especially against children, who are some of the most
vulnerable members of society. We need to protect them because
they are our future.
Unfortunately, crimes against children are not decreasing. When
he appeared before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human
Rights, the Minister of Justice himself pointed out that sexual
offences against children had increased by 6% over the past two
years. That is very concerning. There has been an increase despite
the many tough-on-crime measures that the Conservatives have
implemented since 2006. For example, they changed the age of
consent, forced Internet service providers to report child pornography, increased sentences for dangerous offenders, and so on. This
clearly resonates with this government. Despite all that has been
done, there has been an increase in these kinds of crimes, as the
Minister of Justice himself said.
It begs the question as to whether stiffer sentences actually prevent
these types of crimes. The hon. member for Alfred-Pellan pointed
out that what is needed is not just sentences, but also rehabilitation.
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How can Parliament, the government, lawmakers as it were, make
that happen? We have to make sure that the necessary resources are
being provided to the RCMP and for mental health, rehabilitation
and reintegration.
For example, we know that our communities need more resources
to fight sexual abuse of children. Obviously, harsher prison
sentences are not good enough when police resources and aid
organization budgets are being cut. We will have to emphasize that
when the committee studies this bill.
I also want to bring up what Steve Sullivan, the former federal
ombudsman for victims of crime, said. He said that the federal
government recently announced plans to eliminate the meagre funds
provided by Correctional Service Canada. The funds that CoSAs
receive from the National Crime Prevention Centre will also dry up
this fall. The total annual cost of the program is $2.2 million. Like
most community-based victims' services, the CoSA program is not
very costly. It has 700 volunteers across the country who meet with
offenders after their release and help them find a job and a place to
stay. They meet for coffee and help offenders rebuild their lives and
avoid reoffending. They help them develop a sense of accountability.
It is important to ensure accountability and reintegration so that
once offenders have gone through the correctional system and are
released from prison, they are able to return to society and not
reoffend. Furthermore, it is important to know that there is now a
publicly available list of offenders who are returning to the
community.
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It is not that simple, though. Most people alleged to have
committed a sexual offence against a child or minor are known to the
victim. Indeed, the alleged offender was known to the victim in 44%
of cases, and even a family member in 38% of cases. It is important
to keep that in mind. It is not just a question of protecting our
communities from strangers. Too often, it is someone the victim
knows. We must therefore also ensure accountability and protection,
which have to do with prevention. To ensure prevention, we need to
make sure that police forces, communities and mental health services
have the resources they need.
I would also like to talk about the work done by Circles of Support
and Accountability, whose budgets have been cut. The mission of
these organizations is to make communities safer and reduce the
number of victims of crime by supporting and helping people who
have committed crimes, as well as holding them accountable, so they
can begin to lead responsible, productive lives. They do so in
partnership with correctional and police services, in order to make
communities safer and help offenders reintegrate into their
communities.
It is crucial to point out that, according to studies, the rate of
sexual recidivism is 70% lower among those who take part in a
Circle of Support and Accountability. According to another study,
these kinds of support groups help reduce the rate of recidivism by
83%. What we need, more than this bill, is resources in the
community to really protect our children and our communities in the
future, as the government claims it wants to do.
We will examine this in committee and see what comes out of that.
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Mr. Tarik Brahmi (Saint-Jean, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I listened
carefully to my colleague's speech.
There was one part that she unfortunately did not have time to talk
about. By increasing sentences and thus inmates' incarceration, the
government will do what the Quebec justice minister deplores: they
will incarcerate these individuals in provincial rather than federal
prisons. That has been criticized in Quebec and probably also in
other provinces. The government is going to offload onto the
provinces the additional cost of these prison terms, which are
sometimes pointless, as my colleague mentioned, while prevention
and rehabilitation are probably the best solutions.
Once again, the federal government is going to wash its hands of
the financial implications for the provinces. These federal decisions
are going to increase the financial burden on the provinces. What
does my colleague think of that?
Ms. Mylène Freeman: Mr. Speaker, these are very serious
crimes. We have a duty to protect our children and prevent this type
of crime in the long term.
It is not enough to pass a bill that will incarcerate more people,
because it does not provide the resources. By incarcerating more
people in provincial institutions the government is giving more
responsibilities to the provinces, but not more resources.
The same thing applies to federal prisons. The government is
making cuts to Correctional Service Canada. As my colleague from
Alfred-Pellan pointed out, a federal prison was transferred to the
province. The government is making cuts to the prison system
without providing the necessary resources. It is also making cuts to
prevention and rehabilitation.
Thus, this bill is very worrisome because all it does is increase
sentences. There are no long-term prevention or rehabilitation
measures.
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Mr. Matthew Kellway (Beaches—East York, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, parents know that at some point, actually at many points,
they have to give their kids over to the care of other people, whether
it is for sports, education, just plain care, whatever the case may be.
It becomes obvious that prevention is an important part of all of this.
I appreciated that in my colleague's speech, she referenced concern
with the issue of prevention. I also appreciated what she talked about
as the specific social circumstances in which sexual abuse crimes
occur against children, and it is often by people they trust, being
friends, neighbours, et cetera.
Is there anything in this bill that addresses those circumstances?
The minister cited the 6% increase in sexual crimes against children,
and yet I did not read anything in the bill that addresses the specific
social circumstances in which these crimes often take place.
Ms. Mylène Freeman: Mr. Speaker, that is an extremely good
point. Indeed, this bill does not address those circumstances at all.
There will be a database of previous offenders, but how would that
help with reintegration? That would not seem to do anything to make
sure that those people do not reoffend. It is essentially just a warning
for the community; it does not address that problem. All of the other
things are just stricter penalties, minimums, and raising the
maximum sentence.
Those things are meant as deterrents, but when we consider the
specific social circumstance of the offenders being people that
children know in their social circles and sometimes in their families,
there is absolutely nothing to prevent these kinds of situations from
happening. That is extremely unfortunate, and it is why we need to
make sure that there is good funding for organizations, mental
health, and society as well.
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Mr. Matthew Kellway (Beaches—East York, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, I am happy to rise today to speak to Bill C-26 and its
very long title. It is a bill that touches on a number of different pieces
of legislation, including the Criminal Code and Canada Evidence
Act. It would enact a high-risk child sex offender database act as
well, and there would be consequential amendments to other acts.
We are at second reading here and it seems that we might as well
support this bill's passage to committee so that we can hear from
some experts on this subject.
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As suggested by its title, this act seeks to do a number of things. It
would increase the maximum penalties for violations of prohibition
orders, probation orders, and peace bonds. It would increase existing
mandatory minimum penalties and maximum penalties for certain
sexual offences against children. It would clarify and codify rules
regarding the imposition of consecutive and concurrent sentences. It
would require courts to impose, in certain cases, consecutive
sentences on offenders who commit sexual offences against children.
It would ensure that spouses of the accused are considered
competent and compellable witnesses for the prosecution in child
pornography cases. As well, it would increase reporting obligations
on sex offenders who travel outside Canada and would establish a
high-risk child sex offender database act and other things. It is a farreaching bill.
What we note about this long list of acts and amendments to
existing legislation is that it is more of what the current government
has done in the past, more of a turning of the screws in the same
direction. We note that the Conservative government in this and
previous Parliaments has already implemented new mandatory
minimums for assaults where victims are under 16 years of age; it
has identified grooming activities as a criminal offence; it has made
the use of computers and other telecommunications devices for the
purpose of making arrangements to commit a sexual offence against
a child an offence; it has amended the sex offender registry already;
it has increased the age at which a person can consent to sexual
activity from 14 to 16; it has required Internet service providers to
report child pornography; and it has increased sentencing and
monitoring of dangerous offenders.
lovely, picturesque, and historic Canadian town with a particularly a
beautiful downtown in which to live. It is an older and largely more
affluent part of the city, filled with old limestone houses, occupied
mainly by professionals, doctors, lawyers, professors. As it turns out,
it was also the hunting ground of a child sex predator, the
choirmaster at one of the local cathedrals. He was a much trusted,
highly respected person in the community. He taught music not only
through the cathedral but to other kids in town as well. I happened to
be a member of one of his non-secular choirs for a very brief time,
because I do not have much of a voice.
Things started to come undone for the choirmaster in 1990 when
two families in the congregation alleged publicly, in stories in the
local paper, that the choirmaster had sexually molested their sons and
that the abuse was directly linked to their sons' suicides. Both boys
had hanged themselves, one as a teenager and the other as a young
man working on his doctorate at an ivy league university. I played
tennis with one of those boys as a kid, and I went to nursery school
with the other one. It is a small town.
Ultimately the choirmaster plead guilty to charges involving 13
boys over a 12-year period. Over time more victims came forward,
making this story much longer and an ever more complicated one. In
retelling the story there may be wounds that get reopened, but I want
to use the story to the complicated social facts that surround such
matters.
Apart from the wisdom of any of this, the problem presented by
this bill is that the Minister of Justice has provided information that
sexual offences have increased by 6% over the last two years. That
statistic is offered by the minister in support of further action in
support of this bill. However, at least equally if not more so, that
statistic calls into question the approach taken by the current
government to date. It seems to suggest that mandatory minimums,
longer maximums, increased scrutiny and surveillance via a sex
registry and so on may not be effective responses to this issue. This
is worrying because of the particular nature of this issue of child
sexual assault or child sexual abuse. It is so incredibly harmful and
hurtful, leaving lasting emotional and psychological scars on its
victims, things that victims have to live with and cope with for the
rest of their lives if they can or do in fact live out their lives with the
hurt caused.
The fact that it is a long and complicated story ought to give us all
cause to pause and think through carefully our response to this issue.
How does someone like this win the trust of both kids and parents?
How does a predator like this find support, even from some of his
victims? How does he retain the loyalty and support of a significant
portion of the congregation? How did he get pardoned, at one point
in time? How does he win the support of a new community and
congregation?
I am the son of two teachers. When I grew up, chat around the
dinner table was always about education and teaching and what was
going on in the classroom. However, I married a criminal lawyer
who did criminal defence work for 14 years before moving over to
the crown side, where she has been for six years. There have been
lots of stories brought home about crimes that she has had to be
engaged with, either on the defence or prosecution side. They are not
happy stories, and for the most part not stories to be talked about
around the dinner table.
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It would seem useful to take this bill to committee so that we can
have that discussion and call before the committee witnesses who,
based on their expertise and experience, can speak to some of the
issues raised in a case like one I referred to today.
However, there is a story that I would like to tell that is not related
to the many stories I have heard through my wife, but through my
own experience as a kid. I had the great fortune of growing up in a
These are all questions that in the abstract need to be addressed if
we are to protect kids from this kind of predatory behaviour. We
need to understand better how these things work, because most of
this story is about the pain and harm caused to the kids, harm that
includes the suicides of two young men full of great promise.
Perhaps some parts of this bill will be considered useful by those
who testify at committee, but the statistic offered by the minister in
support of Bill C-26, that there has been of a 6% increase in sexual
offences against children, suggests to me that we ought to be
discussing at committee other types of resources to counter the
sexual abuse of children, other methods of prevention, other
precautions to take, other forms or opportunities for education for
both parents and kids.
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In the 2011 budget, the Conservatives announced $250,000 in
funding over two years as part of the federal victims strategy for
programs to protect children. Budget 2012 included $7 million over
five years to fund child advocacy centres, as well as limited funding
for victims services organizations. This seems paltry in light of the
scope and seriousness of the problem.
Can the government tell us whether any of this was effective? We
know by way of Steve Sullivan, the former federal ombudsman for
the victims of crime, that the circles of support and accountability
program was very effective. That is being cut through cuts to
Corrections Canada and national crime prevention centres.
In a hopeful moment, a moment in anticipation of a good faith
response by the Conservative government, it seems to me that it
would be useful to put this bill and other thoughts and ideas before
committee for the purpose of looking not only at the bill specifically,
but also at the issue more broadly with a view to thinking through
what we can do as members of Parliament to prevent further stories
like that of the sexual predator I told today, and to prevent the harm
that predators like him do to kids, to prevent the kind of pain that
would cause two young men to take their own lives.
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Ms. Linda Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, I thank my colleague for his very heart-rending speech.
Obviously, personal experience is what this bill is attempting to
address.
The member clearly supported the need for criminal provisions
where we can deal with those who are detected. However, as I
understand it, he and other colleagues mentioned the fact that we
sadly have a rising rate of sexual offences against children.
I wonder if the member could expand a bit more on whether or not
there is a need for the government to also bring forward a
compliance strategy when we have reforms to the Criminal Code so
that we can also talk about resources and new programs to prevent
these kinds of offences. He seems to feel that it is equally as
important as punishment after the fact.
Mr. Matthew Kellway: Mr. Speaker, that is a great question.
While I support this bill moving forward to committee for review
and study, I am happy that I managed to convey in my speech that
this bill is clearly missing an entire response to the issue of child
sexual abuse. Clearly, prevention is the critical piece in all of this. It
is what one would hope for and think of as any response to criminal
activity. First and foremost, this fundamentally has to be be about
preventing these things from happening and harming and hurting
people.
The story I told is a story about irrecoverable loss, not just for the
boy and young man who ended up committing suicide, but for all of
the victims, and there were many in this set of circumstances. These
are things that people have to live with for the rest of their lives.
They have to live with the pain and hurt. To the extent that we, as
members of Parliament, can focus our attention on ensuring that
young people in this country never have to experience these things
and that kind of pain and hurt, and not have to live with that for the
rest of the lives, surely we must put our minds to doing just that.
[Translation]
Mr. Tarik Brahmi (Saint-Jean, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am pleased
to begin my speech on Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal
Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information
Registration Act, to enact the High Risk Child Sex Offender
Database Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
The Conservative government does not have a very good record to
start with. We can look at Bill C-10, a piece of legislation that
substantially amended the Criminal Code. When that bill passed, the
Barreau du Québec said, “Canadian justice is in mourning [and the
passage of Bill C-10] is a setback for Canadian criminal law.” Such
is the Conservatives' record on changes to the Criminal Code.
If we look at this from a financial perspective, as I was saying
earlier, the Quebec minister of intergovernmental affairs announced
two days ago that the cost of incarcerating offenders has increased by
11%. That expense was passed on to Quebec without the federal
government assuming any of the additional cost, which ultimately
was created by criminalizing certain elements that were not criminal
before and likely could have been resolved either through prevention
or by providing support to the people concerned, to ensure that they
did not reoffend.
Finally, we have a different vision of the fundamentals of society
than the Conservatives do. We want to live in a safer society, with
less crime, and we want to be able to prevent crime before it
happens. That is not the case for the Conservatives, who always
adopt repressive policies and think that imposing longer prison
sentences will resolve the problems associated with crime in Canada.
That brings to mind something that the member for Gatineau often
says. When an offender is about to commit a crime, he does not
bring the Criminal Code with him to read up on what the maximum
penalty will be, whether there is a mandatory minimum sentence and
whether the trial judge will be able to have him serve his sentence in
the community or not. That way of thinking is is completely absurd
and out of touch with reality.
The crime rate is dropping as a result of a number of factors,
including demographics. The population is aging so crime is
dropping, which makes sense in any society. If we want to reduce
crime, we need to invest in prevention and in rehabilitation when a
crime has been committed. However, the ideal would be not to have
criminals or crime.
With this bill, the Conservatives are falling into the same
repetitive cycle of behaviour that they always fall into, which
involves a simplistic and very election-minded approach. This
approach consists of convincing Canadians that they are going to do
away with crime by imposing longer sentences, criminalizing
activities that were not crimes before and imposing minimum
sentences, or in other words, by not putting any faith in the justice
system.
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One of the methods used by the Conservatives involves playing
on the public's frustration. It is true that we are all sometimes
frustrated when criminal convictions are not in line with what we
personally think they should be. We may be angry about verdicts that
we think are too soft considering the seriousness of the offence.
However, the Conservatives always play on people's emotions and
hope that they will not have any faith in the justice system.
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The Deputy Speaker: The hon. member will have five minutes
for questions and comments when debate on this bill resumes.
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Along the same lines as imposing mandatory minimum sentences
or increasing existing minimums, the Conservatives also discredit
the judiciary and undermine judges' ability to evaluate criminals'
personal situation and ability to reintegrate into society. They play on
people's sense of fear, as they do with other issues, especially safetyrelated issues.
We will clearly support this bill at second reading, because it
contains a number of worthwhile provisions that should be studied.
My colleagues on the Standing Committee on Justice will examine
the validity of each of these provisions. However, we still need to
remember that our objective should be prevention and that the
federal government, which is responsible for enforcing and
developing the Criminal Code, should also assume the financial
costs associated with creating these new crimes.
One recent example was Bill C-36. Unfortunately I did not have
an opportunity to speak to that bill because the Conservative
government yet again limited the time allocated for members of the
House to debate this bill. It was the same thing. Bill C-36 created a
criminal offence that had never before existed in Canada's history, in
order to give the public the impression that the government was
fixing a criminal problem. The problem was one that had never
existed before. This bill takes us to the next step in the
criminalization of society. The government invented a criminal
offence that did not exist before. In a few days, in December, we will
see whether police forces enforce this new provision of the Criminal
Code that now criminalizes activities that were not crimes
previously.
Bill C-36 was one specific example. However, we are seeing the
same behavioural pattern here. As was the case with Bill C-36, the
government is using children to get the public on board. Of course,
the NDP has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to crimes against
children. That is a no-brainer, and I think that any Canadian in their
right mind would condemn crimes against children. That is a nobrainer. Everyone agrees, and no one opposes virtue. However, the
Conservatives always use sensitive issues and bring children into the
mix so that their bills will pass. After a more detailed study in
committee, the hon. member for Gatineau will tell us whether these
provisions are constitutional or not. I leave that to the experts. What I
have seen, as someone who is not an expert, is that the Conservative
government always wants to criminalize and increase prison
sentences instead of focusing on prevention and rehabilitation.
Above all, it does not want to assume the related costs.
I will end there and leave it to the experts. It is important that
Canadians realize that the government cannot always use children as
the justification for getting bills passed. These bills are smoke and
mirrors, not a real amendment to the Criminal Code that has been
deemed necessary by experts and people who work on these issues.
[English]
SUICIDE PREVENTION
Mr. Harold Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, today, on Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, I am honoured
to rise to pay tribute to a friend, an advocate, and a hero: Tana Nash.
Tana was honoured this week with the president's award from the
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Canada's national
collaborative to prevent suicide. Tana is executive director of the
Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council and has worked for
years to save the lives of vulnerable people in our community.
While many credit me with introducing the federal framework for
suicide prevention, I have always credited our mental health
community for providing the template and the motivation. Tana
was at the forefront of that. When she shared with me that three local
students, in the space of just one week, had died by suicide in
unrelated incidents, that was the tipping point for me.
Tana is one of Waterloo region's gems, and I know I speak for the
whole community when I say how proud we all are of her and how
grateful we are for her efforts. Tana, God bless.
***
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REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Mr. John Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, yesterday the CEO of Cliffs Natural Resources, which
owns the rights to most of the Ring of Fire mining project in
northern Ontario, said that he had “zero hope” and that the project
was “beyond the point of no return.”
The people of northern Ontario are fed up with having to listen to
the Conservative Minister of Natural Resources make endless
excuses about why he cannot get this $50-billion mining project,
located in his own riding, off the ground. Likewise, they are tired of
hearing the Ontario Liberals return the favour. It is like listening to
the Keystone Kops: he said, she said.
The people of northern Ontario are good and honest people, and
they know when they are being sold a false bill of goods. They are
tired, and they want action on the Ring of Fire, not excuses. They
know that our NDP leader is a man of action. Just a few weeks ago,
he appointed Howard Hampton to be his special adviser on the Ring
of Fire.
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In the end, Conservatives and Liberals fiddle while the Ring of
Fire burns. The good people of northern Ontario know they can
count on Canada's NDP to get the job done.
never too early to embrace peace, love, charity, and good will toward
men. It is never too early to spend time with friends and loved ones
and share in the joy of the season.
***
I encourage everyone in Oshawa to come down and take part in
Santa's Parade of Lights tomorrow evening, which starts at 6 p.m.
Even the Grinch is invited.
B. C. MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
Mr. Dan Albas (Okanagan—Coquihalla, CPC): Mr. Speaker, a
little over one week ago, local government elections were held
across the great province of British Columbia. In my riding of
Okanagan—Coquihalla, of the six mayors I meet with frequently,
only one is returning. The other five are new to the job. We also have
a large number of new councillors, many who are younger than their
predecessors.
I would like to take a moment to thank the many mayors and
councillors who did not stand for re-election. Local government
service in small communities is demanding and important and often
thankless. I am certain that all members of this place will join me in
thanking our former outgoing local government elected officials and
in wishing all the best to those recently elected. We will work
together and help build a stronger Canada.
***
HOCKEY HALL OF FAME
Mr. Frank Valeriote (Guelph, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, on frozen
ponds and backyard rinks, thousands of young Canadians across the
country grow up dreaming of their name on the back of an NHL
jersey, etched on the side of the Stanley Cup, or resting with the
legends who came before them in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Guelph's Bill McCreary is no exception. Growing up, he played
junior hockey, but his path to the NHL took a different route. He was
approached to become an official. After spending some time in the
Ontario Hockey Association, the Central Hockey League, and the
American Hockey League, Bill was signed to an NHL contract and
worked his first game 30 years ago on November 3, 1984.
Over the course of a distinguished career, Bill would go on to
officiate at 1,737 regular season and 297 playoff games and at the
Winter Olympics, international tournaments, and an all-star game,
always with his signature puck flip at the faceoff.
This weekend, Bill becomes the 16th NHL official named to the
Hockey Hall of Fame, and the second from Guelph, and we
congratulate him on an exemplary career.
***
OSHAWA SANTA CLAUS PARADE
Mr. Colin Carrie (Oshawa, CPC): Mr. Speaker, as the Christmas
season is almost upon us, my home riding of Oshawa is having its
annual Santa's Parade of Lights tomorrow evening.
The parade is a great opportunity for families and children of all
ages to come and see old Saint Nick and all his little helpers as they
leave the Oshawa Centre and travel down King and Bond Streets
spreading Christmas cheer to all children throughout Oshawa.
Now I know that there are some people who say that it is too early
to talk about Christmas, but I disagree. It is never too early to
embrace the love and cheer the Christmas season provides. It is
I would like to wish everyone in Oshawa, all my colleagues in the
House, and Canadians from coast to coast to coast a merry
Christmas. Ho, ho, ho!
***
UKRAINE
Ms. Linda Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, Ukraine has marked today, the first anniversary of the
commencement of the historic gatherings of Ukrainians in the
Euromaidan, as Freedom and Dignity Day. It began with protesting
university students and evolved into an outpouring of Ukrainians of
all ages and from all walks of life, following savage beatings and
later shooting of peaceful protestors.
Tens of thousands flooded the public square calling for an end to
corruption and abuse of power. Many attributed this monumental
event as a protest of the government's refusal to sign an association
agreement with the EU, yet the major impetus for taking to the
streets was far more profound. It was a revolution of dignity.
Frustrated by decades of corruption and injustice, people took a
public stand for a better future. The more violent the response, the
larger the demonstrations grew. These were followed by elections of
a new president and a new parliament, and the end of the Soviet
presence.
Many now proudly flourish Ukrainian symbols in a more public
way. Many young Ukrainians have been inspired to play a more
active role in governance.
At this critical juncture, it is important Canadians support their
efforts to forge a strong democracy.
Slava Ukraini.
***
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CANADIAN RACE RELATIONS FOUNDATION
Mr. Costas Menegakis (Richmond Hill, CPC): Mr. Speaker, I
rise to congratulate the Canadian Race Relations Foundation for
hosting a successful symposium in Ottawa this week titled “Our
Canada: Building on Citizenship, Building for Citizenship”.
This year, the CRRF tackled some important issues facing our
country. Over three days, an impressive group of presenters from
across the country spoke to over 200 delegates about challenges such
as integration, extremism, imported conflicts, and barbaric cultural
practices in an open and honest way.
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The foundation also presented its report on Canadian values to
help us understand how Canadians across the country perceived
issues related to multiculturalism and Canadian identity.
Montreal Canadiens fans are passionate. We shoot, we score.
I congratulate the CRRF board and staff on contributing to an
important dialogue that not only celebrates the successes of
multiculturalism in our country, but also looks practically at how
we must work to preserve our peaceful pluralism into the future.
TAXATION
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HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION
Mr. John Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to
Sky Country, CPC): Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commend the work
of the Heart and Stroke Foundation in tackling the growing burden
of heart disease and stroke on Canadians and our families.
Currently, 1.6 million Canadians are living with heart disease or
the effects of stroke. Every seven minutes in Canada someone dies
from heart disease or stroke. These issues are the biggest drivers of
prescription drug use, and they cost the Canadian economy more
than $20.9 billion every year.
***
Mr. Jacques Gourde (Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière,
CPC): Mr. Speaker, our Conservative government has cut taxes
not once, not twice, but 180 times.
We are now in a position to deliver even more tax relief to
Canadian families. Thanks to our tax cuts for families, every
Canadian family with a child or children will be better off.
We have increased and expanded the universal child care benefit,
now worth nearly $2,000 a year for each child under the age of six
and $720 a year for each child aged six to 17.
The Liberal leader is proposing a high-tax, high-debt program,
whether by imposing a job-killing carbon tax or by clawing back the
tax breaks put in place by our Conservative government to help
Canadian families.
An aging population, combined with poor diets, physical
inactivity, and high obesity and diabetes rates will stall, if not
reverse, the progress we have made against heart disease and stroke.
Canadians can trust our Conservative government to lower their
taxes and help them keep their hard-earned money in their pockets.
It is with the intention to curb this phenomenon that I started our
national health and fitness day initiative, one that has received strong
support from the foundation. In fact, it is with thanks to the efforts of
people like CEO Bobbe Wood, Chris Gray, Zaylin Lalji, Ev Glasser,
Kate Chidester, Jackie Zalnasky, Lisa Baldwin and others that a
growing number of cities have joined the movement to proclaim the
day.
***
Please join me in thanking the Heart and Stroke Foundation as we
work together to improve the health of Canadians, leading to fuller,
longer lives.
***
[Translation]
HOCKEY
Mr. Claude Gravelle (Nickel Belt, NDP): Mr. Speaker, like
many northern Ontarians, I have been a Montreal Canadiens fan my
whole life. Watching our “Glorieux” on French TV is part of our
religion.
We had Richard, Béliveau, and Geoffrion, and now we have Price,
Subban, and Desharnais. Just imagine how mad people got this fall
when they found out that the new contract prohibited television
coverage on RDS and that the National Hockey League declared that
northern Ontario was part of the Toronto market. That is misconduct,
Mr. Bettman. Getting a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey on Christmas
morning—what a dumb idea.
Lots of people called and emailed me about this, so I called the
National Hockey League, RDS, the CRTC, Eastlink, and other cable
networks. I am very proud to say that we now have an agreement
with Rogers, Bell, Eastlink and the National Hockey League.
Regional French broadcasting of Habs games is back. The people of
Sturgeon Falls and the rest of Ontario are very grateful.
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JEAN-MICHEL PÉPIN
Mr. Sylvain Chicoine (Châteauguay—Saint-Constant, NDP):
Mr. Speaker, Montreal's south shore region received a number of
honours during the annual Baseball Québec conference last weekend.
Among the recipients was Jean-Michel Pépin, a resident of
Delson, who won the Louis-Phillippe Grenier award for volunteer of
the year on the south shore.
Mr. Pépin has been the president of the Saint Constant/Delson
little league baseball association since 2009. He breathed new life
into this organization, which saw its roster quadruple from 92 five
years ago to 362 players today. That is quite the feat.
Mr. Pépin also deserves recognition for encouraging more girls to
play baseball. This summer, for the first time in Quebec, an all-girl
provincial tournament was held in Saint Constant. It goes without
saying that this tournament was a great success.
Congratulations, Mr. Pépin. Long live the Saint Constant/Delson
little league baseball association.
***
[English]
TAXATION
Mr. Rick Dykstra (St. Catharines, CPC): Mr. Speaker, now that
the “Cars and TVs” campaign is in full swing, we are seeing what we
can expect from Liberals in the coming year.
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The Liberal candidate from Banff—Airdrie even said that we
should not give money to Canadians because they might spend it on
TVs or cars. What is more, the Liberal candidate in Ottawa Centre
endorsed prioritizing money in hands of Ottawa bureaucrats, not
Canadian families with children.
Only our Conservative government knows that parents, whether
they work inside or outside of the home, can be trusted to make the
right choices for their families. Thanks to the family tax cut and the
enhanced universal child care benefit, 100% of families with
children will have more money in their pockets and the freedom to
spend it the way they want. We are proud that over four million
families will benefit from this measure.
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CHILDREN'S RIGHTS
Ms. Kirsty Duncan (Etobicoke North, Lib.): Mr. Speaker,
yesterday was National Children's Day and the 25th anniversary of
the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
It also marked the anniversary of the motion of the House of
Commons to eliminate child poverty by 2000. Fourteen years later,
conditions remain unacceptable for Canada's children.
On poverty, Canada ranks 24th of 35 industrialized countries, with
one in every seven Canadian children still struggling to have his or
her basic needs met, 36% of food bank users being children, and
40% of all indigenous children living in poverty.
We all share the desire for the well-being of our children, the most
universally cherished aspiration of humankind. Every child has the
right to survive, develop, be protected from all forms of violence,
and be protected from adverse economic conditions.
How will the government champion children's rights domestically
and internationally, and keep the promise made to our children 25
years ago?
***
UKRAINE
[Translation]
LIBERAL PARTY OF CANADA
Ms. Rosane Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
what is nice about our Liberal friends is that they are unpredictable.
We never know what to expect from them.
Their leader said that all his candidates have to be pro-choice, but
now they do not. He is accepting everyone. The Liberals initially
said they supported reforming the Board of Internal Economy and
then rejected this proposal in committee. They are against a combat
mission in Iraq, but they support it as well.
The Liberal leader is preparing to meet with his Quebec youth
wing in Montreal and will have to explain the latest Liberal notion:
supporting the Conservatives and imposing a toll on the new
Champlain Bridge. Even though the member for Papineau said he
was opposed to the toll, we know very well what that means: it does
not mean anything.
When Montrealers go to the polls next time, the choice will be
clear: a toll on the new Champlain Bridge with the Conservatives;
perhaps a toll, or perhaps not, with the Liberals; or no toll on the new
Champlain Bridge with the NDP.
***
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[English]
UKRAINE
Mr. Bernard Trottier (Etobicoke—Lakeshore, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, the website for the member for Halifax is promoting an
event that describes NATO's Ukrainian assurance measures as
“schemes to use Ukraine as a battering ram and platform on which to
foster major aggression against Russia.” I am shocked that a member
of the House would promote such an event. It is clear that the NDP is
not a mature party and is not suited to lead a G7 country.
It is absolutely shameful that the NDP would give voice to those
who accuse NATO of aggression against Russia, after Vladimir Putin
annexed sovereign Ukrainian territory.
Mr. Tom Lukiwski (Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, CPC):
Mr. Speaker, one year ago on this day, Ukrainians took to the streets
to speak out against Yanukovych's decision to reverse Ukraine's path
toward European integration. Thousands of Ukrainians gathered in
Maidan to express their desire for a free and democratic Ukraine.
This demonstration became known as the “Maidan protest”. We
witnessed the bravery of the Ukrainian people as they stood up
against the oppressive Yanukovych regime.
Under the leadership of our Prime Minister, Canada is standing
up to Putin. As the PM stated, “whether it takes five months or fifty
years, we’re not going to drop the subject until Ukrainian territory is
returned to Ukrainians.”
Our government continues to stand with those Ukrainians who
believe in freedom, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.
We have provided funds and technical provisions to help Ukraine
with economic reforms and to promote democratic, judicial, and
social development. Moreover, we have contributed over 300
election observers to monitor the recent parliamentary elections.
ORAL QUESTIONS
Our government will continue to support the people of Ukraine in
their aspirations for a free and democratic Ukraine.
The member for Halifax and the NDP need to explain why this
event is being publicized on her website.
[Translation]
VETERANS AFFAIRS
Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, a number of veterans' groups, including the Royal Canadian
Legion, want to know why the Conservatives have withdrawn so
much funding earmarked for veterans.
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More than $1 billion was taken away from veterans and put into
the treasury. That is disgusting. That money was promised to
veterans.
Do the Conservatives have an explanation for our former soldiers
who are still waiting for the services they need?
[English]
Mr. Parm Gill (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Veterans Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the assertion made in that
question is absolutely false. All governments always ensure that
statutory funding is fully funded to ensure that there is no shortfall.
This is a completely normal practice.
Veterans Affairs' expenditures have increased from $2.7 billion
when the Liberals were in government to $3.5 billion last year.
Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, yesterday the Conservatives suggested that lapsed funding
would simply be carried forward. I have a page from this year's
public accounts right here, and of the $167 million that was lapsed
last year, zero, zilch, not a penny of that money, can be carried
forward. The Conservatives misled veterans. How despicable.
The Royal Canadian Legion and Canada's veterans deserve honest
answers. Will Conservatives explain why they slashed services and
closed offices, and why they pulled away over $1 billion from our
nation's veterans?
Mr. Parm Gill (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Veterans Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker, as I mentioned, the assertion
made in that question is absolutely false. All governments always
ensure that statutory funding is fully funded to ensure that there is no
shortfall. This is a completely normal practice.
As was approved in the last year of the Liberal government,
Veterans Affairs lapsed $111 million, which is $111 million in one
year from a much smaller budget.
It is a simple fact that Veterans Affairs' expenditures have
increased under our government.
Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Here are
the facts, Mr. Speaker.
The fact is, the Conservatives are slashing services for veterans.
The fact is, there are fewer mental health professionals helping
Canadian Forces members and veterans. The fact is, Conservatives
shut down eight regional offices: “Find some help online”, they say
to our nation's vets. The fact is, they denied disability benefits to half
of our country's disabled veterans. However, they did increase one
thing: $11 million on media monitoring for Conservatives while our
veterans live in poverty.
When will the Conservatives apologize to those who have served
our country, and when will they restore the services they have cut to
our nation's veterans?
Mr. Parm Gill (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Veterans Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker, our government has a strong
record when it comes to standing up for Canada's veterans.
Our government has spent over $30 billion since taking office in
2006. That is $5 billion more in additional new dollars. We will
continue to stand up for Canada's veterans.
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Ms. Nycole Turmel (Hull—Aylmer, NDP): Mr. Speaker, while
Conservatives boast about their spending, the fact is that they are
hiding the truth. Almost one-sixth of their foreign aid has been
returned to the Department of Finance untouched. Will they now
admit to Canadians that their so-called “surplus” has been done on
the backs of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people?
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Hon. Christian Paradis (Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the
member is wrong. There was no cut at all.
As the member knows, there were unprecedented disasters last
year. International Development moved money from the budget for
low-income countries to the budget for fragile countries in crisisaffected communities, in order to assist those most in need. We can
think about the Philippines, Syria, South Sudan, and the Central
African Republic.
We spent additional money for these countries in the amount of
$175 million, as well as the $188 million from our partner
organizations, to assist people in need in those crisis areas. This
resulted in extra spending of $240 million for people most in need.
We call that effectiveness and pragmatism.
[Translation]
Ms. Nycole Turmel (Hull—Aylmer, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the
Minister of Finance went to boast about balancing his budget to the
financial elite in Toronto.
What he did not say is that the budget would be balanced on the
backs of the least fortunate. This includes the unemployed, the ill,
and our veterans. The Conservatives even diverted $125 million
earmarked for international assistance, as though there was no need
in Iraq, Syria, and West Africa.
Why is the government trying to save money at the expense of the
least fortunate, here in Canada and abroad?
Hon. Christian Paradis (Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, CPC): Mr. Speaker, that
is completely false. The member is presenting facts that are
incomplete and untrue. As I explained, there are places in the world
experiencing unprecedented disasters, such as the Philippines, Syria,
South Sudan, and the Central African Republic.
We have established budgets for low-income countries, which
were sent to the vulnerable affected countries. This resulted in extra
spending of $240 million to help these people. We call that
effectiveness and pragmatism. People want us to help others who are
truly in urgent need of assistance.
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INFRASTRUCTURE
Mr. David McGuinty (Ottawa South, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, the
Conservatives do not understand the priorities of middle-class
families. They have spent $750 million on partisan ads to improve
their chances of getting elected. Even Advertising Standards Canada
said that these ads are misleading.
Rather than spending that money to mislead Canadians, why does
the government not invest it in infrastructure—in bridges, public
transportation and sewage treatment plants, which are things that are
important to Canadian families?
[English]
Hon. Candice Bergen (Minister of State (Social Development),
CPC): Mr. Speaker, we have actually tripled the investment for
infrastructure, and even recently made announcements regarding art
infrastructure projects.
When it comes to the priorities of families, it is this government
and this government alone that trusts families. We have heard what
the Liberals have said previously about families having money in
their pockets. We have heard what they have said even recently. We
believe that when we give Canadians the money that they deserve, it
is their money, and they will spend it on their priorities: their
children, their families, and raising their families.
That is a good investment. That is what we are committed to. The
Liberals would take that away.
Mr. David McGuinty (Ottawa South, Lib.): Mr. Speaker,
investments in public transit reduce commute times and help families
to spend more time together. They reduce gridlock, enhance
productivity, and drive up business efficiency. Instead, the
Conservatives are touting a $2-billion income-splitting plan, all
from borrowed money that excludes 85% of Canadian households.
They do not hesitate to spend $750 million on self-serving
advertising.
Why all of this, instead of investing in critical infrastructure that
creates jobs, drives growth, and benefits all Canadians?
Hon. Candice Bergen (Minister of State (Social Development),
CPC): Mr. Speaker, we promised Canadians that we would give
them the family tax cut. That income splitting will help almost two
million families, half of the families in Canada. Combined with the
increase and expansion of our universal child care benefit, every
single family with children in Canada will benefit.
What we do know is that the Liberals would take that away, not
only from families, but they said they would take income splitting
away from seniors and pensioners.
Canadians know this: Liberals will take money out of their
pockets. We will continue to put that money back into their pockets.
***
REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Mr. David McGuinty (Ottawa South, Lib.): Mr. Speaker,
according to Ontario's Lieutenant Governor, the Ring of Fire is the
most promising mining opportunity in Canada in a century. Here is
what the Conservatives are putting at risk: 5,500 full-time jobs, $60
billion of mineral reserves, $25 billion in economic activity, and $6.7
billion in government revenues.
When will the Prime Minister meet with Ontario's Premier to help
secure this enormous opportunity for Canada?
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Mrs. Kelly Block (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Natural Resources, CPC): Mr. Speaker, our government supports
the development of the Ring of Fire, a project that can provide
significant economic benefit to northern Ontario. We have been clear
that the new Building Canada plan provides significant infrastructure
funding for this kind of legacy resource development. It is up to the
Province of Ontario to request that funding be allocated to this
project.
We will continue to work with first nations, other levels of
government, business, and industry leaders to see this project come
to fruition.
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VETERANS AFFAIRS
Mr. John Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, the government can claim that the money will be carried
forward, but that simply is not the case. It is gone. The Conservatives
spent it on VIP jets for European trade negotiators and tax cuts for
their corporate friends.
Now the Conservatives claim that they had to make a $5.3 million
cut to close veterans offices, but they had already frittered away $1.1
billion. What is the explanation, and why do veterans in Thunder
Bay now have to drive for hours to get to another Veterans Affairs
office?
Mr. Parm Gill (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Veterans Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker, again, the assertion made in
that question is absolutely false. All governments always ensure that
statutory funding is fully funded to ensure there is no shortfall. This
is a completely normal practice. Veterans Affairs expenditures have
increased from $2.7 billion when the Liberals were in government to
$3.5 billion last year.
[Translation]
Mr. Tarik Brahmi (Saint-Jean, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the reality is
that the public accounts show that the money that was meant for
veterans was diverted. Money that should have been spent on
programs to help our veterans was returned to the public treasury.
That is scandalous. As if that were not bad enough, the
Conservatives are cutting services for veterans and reducing the
staff responsible for helping them.
When will this government stop trying to save money at our
veterans' expense?
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[English]
Mr. Parm Gill (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Veterans Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker, that is the same question, and
it is the same answer. The assertion made in that question is
absolutely false. All governments always ensure that statutory
funding is fully funded to ensure there is no shortfall. This is a
completely normal practice, as was proven in the last year that the
Liberal government was in power, when $111 million was lapsed
from a much smaller budget.
***
[Translation]
PASSPORT CANADA
Ms. Rosane Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
passports are the Conservatives' new cash cow. Canadians paid more
than $460 million in passport fees last year, but we have learned that
it cost the government less than $257 million to produce those
passports. Canadians are basically paying a $200 million tax just to
be able to travel.
When will the Conservatives stop taxing travellers?
[English]
Mr. Costas Menegakis (Parliamentary Secretary to the
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, CPC): Mr. Speaker,
our government introduced a 10-year Canadian e-passport, which is
more secure and gives Canadians more value for their money.
Canadians purchasing the new 10-year passport will save money.
They are paying $160 for the 10-year passport, compared to $174 in
the previous system for two five-year passports. When revenues
exceed expenditures in the passport program, they are kept in the
reserve fund for years when revenues do not cover expenditures.
Ms. Rosane Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
this is not a new problem. In 2008, the Auditor General said that the
government was charging significantly more for consular fees on
passports than it was spending on these services. In six years, this
has not changed. Will the minister tell Canadians how much was
spent on actual consular services from the consular fees on passports
last year, and where the rest was spent?
Mr. Costas Menegakis (Parliamentary Secretary to the
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, CPC): Mr. Speaker,
the take-up on passports by Canadians has been very strong in recent
years. However, for far too long the costs of delivering the program
were greater than the fees collected. The new 10-year Canadian
passport is more secure and gives Canadians more value for their
money. When revenues exceed expenditures in the passport
program, as I previously said, the funds are kept in reserve for
years for when revenues do not cover expenditures.
approaching lobbyists who do business with her department. That is
a fine excuse.
The Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner clearly said that
the minister should have given her staff proper training.
Does the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
think it is ethical to solicit donations from organizations that get
funding from her department?
[English]
Mr. Paul Calandra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime
Minister and for Intergovernmental Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker,
as the House is aware, the commissioner found that there was no
wrongdoing by the minister. The minister herself referred the matter
to the commissioner when she discovered that there could be
something that was inappropriate. However, as I said, the
commissioner has found no wrongdoing by the minister.
Ms. Chris Charlton (Hamilton Mountain, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
it was obvious to the ethics commissioner, as it was to everyone else,
that this fundraiser was totally inappropriate. The minister is
claiming ignorance, saying that she did not know what her
fundraisers were doing. Why is it that in scandal after scandal, the
Conservatives refuse to take these problems seriously, and do not
even bother to explain the rules to their fundraisers—until they get
caught, that is? When will the minister take personal responsibility
and apologize?
Mr. Paul Calandra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime
Minister and for Intergovernmental Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker,
it was the minister herself who referred this matter to the ethics
commissioner, and the ethics commissioner has indicated that there
was no wrongdoing on the minister's part.
That is unlike the NDP, which has been found guilty of using
funds of this House for partisan political purposes and supporting
offices in places where it has no members of Parliament. In addition,
the NDP was found guilty of using some $300,000 of union
donations for partisan political purposes, which is against the law.
When it comes to ethics, it is this side of the House that takes it
very seriously. As I said, the minister herself referred this matter, and
the commissioner has found that the minister acted appropriately.
Ms. Chris Charlton (Hamilton Mountain, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I
guess I will take that as a no. The minister will not be taking any
responsibility for this.
***
● (1130)
[Translation]
ETHICS
Mr. Mathieu Ravignat (Pontiac, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the more
things change, the more they stay the same. The Minister of
Canadian Heritage and Official Languages is trying to get off the
hook and suggesting that she did not know that her team was
Do the Conservatives really have no problem with the minister's
riding association approaching the very people who rely on her
department for funding and hitting them up for cash in return for a
chance to talk to her?
Clearly it is time for the rules to change. When will the President
of the Treasury Board bring forward legislation to fix this egregious
loophole?
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VETERANS AFFAIRS
Mr. Paul Calandra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime
Minister and for Intergovernmental Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker,
unlike the NDP, this minister did the right thing. The minister herself
actually referred this matter to the commissioner. The commissioner
investigated and found that the minister did not in fact contravene
the act, unlike the NDP, which has been found guilty of using House
of Commons resources for partisan purposes to fund partisan
political offices in parts of the country where it has no members of
Parliament. It has been found guilty of using some $300,000 worth
of union money for partisan political purposes, in contravention of
the Accountability Act.
Mr. Frank Valeriote (Guelph, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, since 2006 the
current government has deprived veterans of $1.13 billion, all in the
name of concocting a surplus and spending $750 million in selfpromoting ads. Conservatives claim that veterans got what they
deserve and are entitled to nothing more. However, the Conservatives did not ask the veterans they are forcing to drive hours from
Brandon because of veterans offices closures or who are fighting for
proper compensation or mental health support. They could have
helped.
We will certainly take no lessons from New Democrats on—
Veterans did Canada an incredible service. Why do Conservatives
just pretend to support them? Why are Conservatives making our
veterans beg?
The Deputy Speaker: The hon. member for Winnipeg Centre.
***
JUSTICE
Mr. Pat Martin (Winnipeg Centre, NDP): Mr. Speaker, most
Canadians know that Louis Riel was a hero, not a traitor. Now even
the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court acknowledges that his trial
was a sham and a travesty and did not meet any of the standards of
fairness, either then or now.
Mr. Parm Gill (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Veterans Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker, we have a strong record
when it comes to standing up for Canada's veterans. The member
opposite knows full well that since taking office, we have spent over
$30 billion. That is over $5 billion in new, additional dollars. I would
like to remind the member, if he cares about Canada's veterans, to
please get on board with our government and our initiatives and help
Canada's veterans.
[Translation]
Will the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
and her government agree with a growing number of Canadians that
Parliament should reverse the conviction of Louis Riel so that our
history books can accurately reflect that he was never guilty of
treason and that his execution was a historic miscarriage of justice?
Mr. Marc Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie, Lib.): Mr.
Speaker, our veterans had every reason to be furious when the
government announced that it was closing nine service centres in
order to save a few million dollars.
Mr. Rick Dykstra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Canadian Heritage, CPC): Mr. Speaker, we know that this member
has, on a regular basis, brought this to the attention of all those in his
riding and all those in the country, so we will let him have his day.
He has done it again this morning, and certainly I am sure they will
appreciate it.
Now we have learned that Veterans Affairs has returned over
$1 billion in unspent funding to the public treasury since 2006. What
is the government doing with that money? It is spending
$743 million on ads to get re-elected.
Mr. Pat Martin (Winnipeg Centre, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I do not
understand the government's reluctance to deal with this issue. The
Prime Minister stood right there and apologized to the survivors of
residential schools because it was the right thing to do. Louis Riel
was wrongfully tried, wrongfully convicted, and wrongfully
executed in a case of both justice and mercy denied. What possible
rationale could the government have to fail to refuse to consider the
simple, symbolic gesture to remedy this long-standing historic
injustice?
● (1135)
Mr. Rick Dykstra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Canadian Heritage, CPC): Mr. Speaker, it was this Prime Minister
and this government that actually moved on the residential school
issue after decades of neglect and decades of not wanting to take
action. It was this government that made that apology, and the
member is right that it was made on the floor of the House of
Commons here.
Any time that member would like to support the justice system
that we are working on implementing over the last nine years and for
the next number of years, he is welcome to get on side with it. We
would love to have his support.
If the government really wants to save money, why not make cuts
to propaganda instead of veterans' service centres?
[English]
Mr. Parm Gill (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Veterans Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the assertion made in that
question is absolutely false.
All governments always ensure statutory funding is fully funded
to ensure there is no shortfall. This is a completely normal practice,
as was proven in the last year the Liberal government was in power,
when veterans affairs lapsed $111 million. That was $111 million of
a much smaller budget for veterans affairs.
***
THE BUDGET
Hon. John McCallum (Markham—Unionville,
Speaker, Kevin Page, a former senior Department
official, said that he “disagree[s] vehemently with the
Finance statement that Finance does not examine
expenditure.”
Lib.): Mr.
of Finance
Minister of
every new
He went on to say, “They have to. It would be fiscally
irresponsible not to.”
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Can the government explain why it killed Canada's long-standing
policy to examine every new government expenditure?
Mr. Andrew Saxton (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
of Finance, CPC): Mr. Speaker, since the depths of the global
recession, over $1.2 million net new jobs have been created in
Canada. We have one of the best job creation records in the G7.
Small businesses have been clear that payroll taxes are the number
one killer of jobs. Our plan lowers premiums for small businesses so
that they can invest in priorities and create jobs.
At the same time, Canadians know that the Liberals would hurt
jobs by increasing taxes with their high-tax-and-spend schemes.
***
[English]
Hon. Mike Lake (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Industry, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the assertions the member makes are
absolutely not true.
Our government launched the Canada First Research Excellence
Fund, a legacy investment, to ensure Canada's post-secondary
institutions remain world leaders in the next decade. We provided the
largest increase to the granting councils in a decade.
Again, more testament to that is that Stephen Toope, then
president of UBC, said:
I applaud the federal government's decision to spur greater Canadian leadership in
global research and innovation.
[Translation]
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Ms. Hélène LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard, NDP): Mr. Speaker, a
new OECD report paints a pathetic picture of Canada's standing in
research and development.
Amit Chakma, chair of the U15 Group of Canadian Research
Universities, thanked the Government of Canada:
...on its 2014 budget and the significant investment of $1.5 billion....
We can really have a meaningful impact in the field of innovation,
but Ottawa's commitments are disjointed and its investments are
non-existent. We are falling behind in scientific and technological
development.
Will the government invest to make Canada a model of innovative
and creative entrepreneurship?
● (1140)
[English]
Hon. Mike Lake (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Industry, CPC): Mr. Speaker, here is what the experts in Canada
have to say about our investments in research.
David Barnard, chair of the Association of Universities and
Colleges of Canada, said that budget 2014:
...recognizes that a vibrant, innovative and competitive Canadian economy needs
a world-class research system.
Paul Davidson, president of AUCC, said that with the investments
in budget 2014:
...Canada is signalling to the leading research nations of the world that it intends
to compete with the best....
[Translation]
Ms. Hélène LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I
hardly think the OECD is not a credible source.
Let us be clear. The government's most recent science and
technology strategy is from way back in 2007. A year ago, the
government promised to update that strategy, but it has not come up
with anything yet.
***
PRIVACY
Ms. Françoise Boivin (Gatineau, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the
Privacy Commissioner gave the government a serious warning
yesterday: its cyberbullying bill's surveillance measures clash with
the Supreme Court's recent ruling in Spencer. The court was clear
that simple data can be used to develop very detailed profiles and
deserves privacy protection.
Does the minister realize that in failing to listen to the Supreme
Court's decision, he risks passing a bill that will likely be struck
down by the courts?
Mr. Robert Goguen (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
of Justice, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the Supreme Court's decision in
Spencer clearly stated that the Criminal Code provisions dealing
with voluntary disclosure and immunity do not provide legal
authority for access to information without a warrant, and our
government has continuously said those provisions regarding
voluntary disclosure and immunity do not provide legal authority
for access to information without a warrant.
We will respect the Supreme Court's decision.
Ms. Françoise Boivin (Gatineau, NDP): Mr. Speaker, you have
to love their creative reading.
[Translation]
The government constantly tells us that its priorities are job
creation and economic development, but if it does not walk the walk,
then its message is meaningless.
Like us, the Privacy Commissioner is concerned that the
Conservative government is using the fight against cybercrime as
an excuse to increase police powers unduly and to infringe on
Canadians' privacy rights.
When will the government stop making cuts to science and
technology?
Why is the Minister of Justice refusing to subject police officers'
new powers to judicial review?
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Oral Questions
Mr. Robert Goguen (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
of Justice, CPC): Mr. Speaker, this government will not apologize
for wanting to protect the most vulnerable members of our society:
children. We kept our commitment to ensure that children are better
protected from bullying, including cyberbullying, by introducing
legislation to combat online crime.
successful job creation record and building the conditions for
companies to succeed in Canada.
Bill C-13 did not create new police powers to access
telecommunications data without a judicial warrant. Judicial oversight prevails and we are protecting our children.
[Translation]
***
[English]
NATIONAL DEFENCE
Mr. Dave MacKenzie (Oxford, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the website
of the member for Halifax is promoting an event that describes
NATO's Ukrainian assurance measures as “...schemes to use Ukraine
as a battering ram and platform on which to foster major aggression
against Russia.”
Can the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National
Defence please provide the House with an update on what the
government is doing to stand up to Vladimir Putin and for Ukrainian
sovereignty?
Mr. James Bezan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
National Defence, CPC): Mr. Speaker, let me say first that everyone
on this side of the House is disgusted that the NDP would give voice
to those who accuse NATO of aggression against Russia after
Vladimir Putin has invaded sovereign Ukrainian territory. In
allowing this to appear under her name, it is clear that the member
for Halifax and the NDP are not serious about standing up for the
rights of Ukrainians.
Our party and this Prime Minister will remain steadfast in our
support for Ukraine until the day its territory is returned, whether it
takes five months or 50 years. Our government will always condemn
Russian aggression against Ukraine. As our Prime Minister said to
Putin, “You need to get out of Ukraine.”
***
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REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Mr. Claude Gravelle (Nickel Belt, NDP): Mr. Speaker, northern
Ontarians are looking for leadership to rescue the Ring of Fire, but
all the Conservative minister does is point fingers and say it is
someone else's problem.
Thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investments for my
region are on the line, and still the Conservatives fail to act. The
CEO of Cliffs Natural Resources called the Ring of Fire “beyond the
point of no return.”
Does the minister agree? Has he given up, or will he invest in
northern Ontario to secure our economic growth?
Mrs. Kelly Block (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Natural Resources, CPC): Mr. Speaker, we remain committed to
responsible resource development. Cliffs has made a private business
decision, and our thoughts are with those who are affected by this
closure. Our government remains committed to building on our
According to KPMG, Canada boasts the lowest overall tax rate on
business in the G7. This has given us a distinct competitive
advantage in the extractive sectors, and we will continue to build on
this action.
Mr. Guy Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the truth is that Cliffs Natural Resources
is no longer able to do business with this Conservative government.
Every investment it has made here was a disaster. The Conservatives
mismanaged the situation so badly that the company is now saying
that it wants to walk away.
People are losing their jobs in Quebec and job opportunities are
disappearing in Ontario.
Where is this government's strategy to secure and support
investments and jobs?
[English]
Mrs. Kelly Block (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Natural Resources, CPC): Mr. Speaker, as I have said, we welcome
the Ontario government to support the Ring of Fire. What it needs to
do is to be clear that this is a priority for it.
We will continue to work with first nations, other levels of
government, business and industry leaders to see that this project
comes to fruition.
***
[Translation]
AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD
Ms. Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, because of the lack of payment protection for produce
sellers, in October, agribusinesses in Canada lost their privileged
access to the United States.
Will the government stop hurting fruit and vegetable farmers and
harmonize its policies to better protect fresh produce companies
when their clients go bankrupt?
Mr. Pierre Lemieux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
of Agriculture, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the government is aware of how
vulnerable the fresh produce industry is and how much it contributes
to the economy.
[English]
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 are also consulting widely on Canada's bankruptcy and
insolvency laws, and Parliament will be involved in that consultation.
Our government is committed to supporting Canadian producers
and exporters. We are going to continue to look at this issue.
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[Translation]
Mr. Jean Rousseau (Compton—Stanstead, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
the fresh produce industry is extremely vulnerable to non-payment
issues because of the perishable nature of the goods. When a client
goes bankrupt, it is impossible for producers to take back their
goods, which results in losses. That is why they need better payment
protection. The Fresh Produce Alliance is therefore calling for a trust
mechanism comparable to what exists in the United States.
Instead of wasting half a billion dollars of taxpayers' money on a socalled tax credit that will create only 800 jobs, $740 million on selfserving propaganda, and over $2 billion on tax cuts for the wealthy,
why is the government not investing that money in our theatres, our
cultural institutions, and our community and recreation centres,
which are in a pitiful state?
Will the government finally grant the alliance's request and help
our produce growers?
[English]
Mr. Pierre Lemieux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
of Agriculture, CPC): Mr. Speaker, as I just explained, the
government is very aware of the contributions of the horticulture and
fresh produce sector to Canada and to the Canadian economy. We are
also well aware of the high-quality products they export to the
United States.
Mr. Peter Braid (Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure
and Communities, CPC): Mr. Speaker, that is exactly what we are
doing. Since we formed government, we have tripled our
investments in infrastructure. The new Building Canada plan is the
largest and the longest infrastructure investment in Canada's history.
My colleagues and I, particularly those on the agriculture
committee, just met with producers and representatives from the
horticulture industry this week. We offered a number of different
solutions within the discussions.
We have done a number of things. One of the things we did was to
introduce clear legislation, which the opposition voted against, that
would put in place a single dispute resolution body to help with
payment-type problems.
***
JUSTICE
Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, in less
than two weeks Justice Louis LeBel will retire from the Supreme
Court, yet Canadians remain in the dark about what, if any, process
has been undertaken to replace him. As was the case with the last
appointment, it appears that there will be no published protocol
consultation, no selection panel, no parliamentary review, no public
engagement, no transparency, and no accountability.
Will the minister tell us what, if any, process has been initiated to
fill the upcoming vacancy?
● (1150)
Mr. Robert Goguen (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
of Justice, CPC): Mr. Speaker, our judicial appointments are based
on one criterion and one criterion only: whether an individual is
qualified for the job, determined by merit and legal excellence.
When making all appointments, our government conducts broadbased consultations with prominent members of the bar and the legal
community. These appointments have always been made by the
executive and they will continue to be so.
***
[Translation]
INFRASTRUCTURE
Hon. Stéphane Dion (Saint-Laurent—Cartierville, Lib.): Mr.
Speaker, according to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the
cultural infrastructure deficit stands at no less than $40 billion,
putting this infrastructure category in the worst position by far.
[English]
I have not even mentioned the gas tax fund, which delivers $2
billion directly to municipalities every year, and this includes arts
and culture.
***
[Translation]
CBC/RADIO-CANADA
Mr. Réjean Genest (Shefford, NDP): Mr. Speaker, every day I
meet with people who want to talk about the cuts to CBC/RadioCanada. People care about their local newscasts and local
programming. CBC/Radio-Canada does an excellent job keeping
an eye on what is happening around us and making it relevant to our
everyday lives. Local content is what makes CBC/Radio-Canada our
broadcaster.
Why is the minister cutting our public broadcaster's budget?
[English]
Mr. Rick Dykstra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Canadian Heritage, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the member may be right
about the uniqueness of the CBC. He is certainly completely offside
and wrong about the funding for the CBC.
As Hubert Lacroix said, there are “challenges of a rapidly
changing media environment to which no conventional broadcaster
is immune.” The CBC's viewership has declined, despite getting
more than $1 billion in direct subsidies from the federal government
and taxpayers. Changes at the CBC are the result of declining
viewership in certain demographics and lower-than-expected
advertising revenues. That is the issue, and that is what CBC is
working on.
[Translation]
Mr. Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sherbrooke, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the
Conservative government does not understand anything. It is
because of government cuts that CBC/Radio-Canada has been
unable to fulfill its mandate.
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Oral Questions
There is a reason why, last Sunday, hundreds of people came out
in Sherbrooke to support CBC/Radio-Canada and speak out against
the dismantling of the crown corporation. Last Wednesday,
Mr. Lacroix was in Sherbrooke and the employees of Radio-Canada
Estrie refused an award that was to be given to them directly by
Hubert T. Lacroix.
When will the minister stop attacking CBC/Radio-Canada and
give it the resources it needs?
[English]
Mr. Rick Dykstra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Canadian Heritage, CPC): Mr. Speaker, it is interesting to hear the
opposition members say that we should not interfere and then ask us
to interfere. I think before they get to the end of a question, they
should determine which and what it is they want.
Any suggestion of political interference is completely untrue. The
CBC is solely responsible for its day-to-day operations, including
decisions with respect to programming, with respect to human
resource management, and with respect to the actual work it does on
a daily basis on behalf of the country.
***
TAXATION
Mr. Bryan Hayes (Sault Ste. Marie, CPC): Mr. Speaker, Liberal
candidates across the country are coming out and saying that tax cuts
are a bad idea because Canadians will spend the money on the wrong
things, and even that bureaucrats deserve more money, not Canadian
families.
Would the Minister of State for Social Development update the
House on what meaningful tax cuts this government is providing for
Canadian families?
Hon. Candice Bergen (Minister of State (Social Development),
CPC): Mr. Speaker, we are on track to balance the budget. We are
also fulfilling our commitment to Canadian families. We have
expanded and increased the universal child care benefit. That means
that the $100-a-month cheque for every child under six years old is
expanded to $160, and we are also giving it to families with children
over six years old.
We know what the Liberals think. They think that if we give
families money, they will waste it. The Liberals and the NDP do not
trust Canadian families. Canadian families should not trust the NDP
or the Liberals.
***
Why are the Conservatives allowing this to happen to these poor
people in the world who need our help?
Hon. Christian Paradis (Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, CPC): Mr. Speaker, as I
explained earlier, we spent in total $240 million more than was
planned because of unprecedented crises in Philippines, Syria, South
Sudan, and the Central African Republic, which all happened at the
same time. In these kinds of cases, instead of looking at one planned
expenditure in a column of the budget like the opposition does, we
just go on a pragmatic and effective basis to help the people most in
need.
Under this government, Canada now finally pays what it pledges
and fulfills all of its international commitments.
***
YOUTH
Mr. Mike Sullivan (York South—Weston, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
at a time when youth unemployment is high and skilled trades are in
demand, apprenticeships provide an important opportunity for young
workers to get a good job. The Hammer Heads program connects
underprivileged youth with training and jobs.
In budget 2013, the Conservatives promised to support the use of
apprentices in infrastructure projects receiving federal funding, but
eight months later, young Canadians are still waiting.
When can we expect the minister to finally deliver on Jim
Flaherty's promise to connect infrastructure spending to training
more young Canadians?
Hon. Candice Bergen (Minister of State (Social Development),
CPC): Mr. Speaker, every single measure that we have introduced to
encourage and help young people with apprenticeships, the NDP has
voted against.
Here is what we have done when it comes to apprenticeships: the
Canada summer jobs, our youth employment strategy; the
apprenticeship completion grant: the apprenticeship incentive grant;
the textbook tax credit; expanded RESPs; and Helmets to Hardhats.
That is a huge list of what we have done to help connect young
people with available jobs. We agree that it is in skills, it is in trades.
In the trades, we have introduced the Canada job grant.
Every one of our initiatives that we introduced, the NDP votes
against and criticizes. It is unbelievable getting a question like that
from the NDP.
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INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Hon. Mark Eyking (Sydney—Victoria, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, in
2010, the Conservative government announced it would freeze
foreign aid for five years to balance its budget. Then in 2012, further
spending cuts were announced, padding its surplus. We have now
learned that the government has also deliberately underspent
Canada's aid budget for poor countries by $125.9 million.
Development assistance for people who need it the most is being
slashed. These countries overseas have some of the highest infant
mortality rates. They need our help.
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THE ENVIRONMENT
Mr. Royal Galipeau (Ottawa—Orléans, CPC): Mr. Speaker,
our government has always said that climate change is a global issue
that requires a global response.
[Translation]
The green climate fund should become one of the primary sources
of multilateral financial support to help the world adapt to climate
change.
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Would the Minister of the Environment please update the House
on the action we are taking to protect the environment?
Hon. Leona Aglukkaq (Minister of the Environment, Minister
of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and
Minister for the Arctic Council, CPC): Mr. Speaker, I would like
to thank my colleague from Orléans. I know of his practical
commitment to the environment where he has planted 52,000 trees.
The green climate fund is expected to encourage significant
private sector investments to address climate change. This fund is
transparent, accountable, and results-based. Yesterday I was pleased
to announce that Canada will be contributing $300 million to the
green climate fund. Canada's contribution shows our continued
leadership toward establishing a new international climate agreement
in Paris in 2015, which will include binding obligations from all
emitters.
We are proud of the concrete actions we have taken on climate
change, and we have done all of this without imposing a carbon—
The Deputy Speaker: Order, please.
The hon. member for Montcalm.
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[Translation]
CANADA POST
Ms. Manon Perreault (Montcalm, Ind.): Mr. Speaker, the drop
in gas prices and the resulting devaluation of the Canadian dollar
clearly show that the health of Canada's economy is closely linked to
natural resource development and that Canada is unfortunately
caught in a trap of circular logic and would do well to diversify its
sources of revenue.
That being said, how can the government ignore the proposals that
would allow Canada Post to have better revenues and thereby
contribute to our collective assets?
[English]
Mr. Jeff Watson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Transport, CPC): Mr. Speaker, as the member will know, Canada
Post is experiencing a major transformation in its business case, not
unlike postal agencies all around the world. People are changing
their modes of communication, and as a result Canada Post delivered
1.2 billion fewer letters in 2013 than it did in only 2006. The result
of this is a financial crisis at Canada Post, one that it is addressing
with a five-point plan. I encourage the member to support Canada
Post's efforts.
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[Translation]
Ms. Manon Perreault (Montcalm, Ind.): Mr. Speaker, we know
that private companies are trying to put themselves in a favourable
position to take over Canada Post's home delivery service,
suggesting that this service, which the public appreciates, can be
profitable.
In their efforts to radically transform the government and its
public services, the Conservatives will soon be leaving the people of
Terrebonne and Mascouche without home mail delivery service.
How is the Conservatives' market transformation of crown
corporations going to benefit the general public?
[English]
Mr. Jeff Watson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Transport, CPC): Mr. Speaker, I would remind the member that
Canada Post is an independent, arm's-length crown corporation with
a responsibility to operate in a fiscally sustainable way. It has a fivepoint plan, taking measures to return the corporation to a sound
business case, getting its revenues back in line.
While she is fighting for door-to-door delivery for one-third of
Canadians, it is fighting to preserve daily mail for all Canadians.
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[Translation]
THE ECONOMY
Ms. Manon Perreault (Montcalm, Ind.): Mr. Speaker, in
addition to not adequately diversifying our sources of revenue, the
government is downloading its financial responsibilities to the
provinces. Passing Bill C-10 increased the inmate population in
provincial prisons by 11%.
The legacy this Prime Minister's government is leaving us is
disastrous: slashed public services, devastated environment, abandoned workers—the list is long.
Do the members of this tired government intend to right the ship
before it is too late?
[English]
Mr. Andrew Saxton (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
of Finance, CPC): Mr. Speaker, federal support for the provinces
has reached historic levels of nearly $65 billion, and will continue to
grow every year. Federal support for health, education, and social
services has increased by over 56% since we formed government.
We have also made changes to ensure that transfers grow in line with
the economy, allowing the program to remain affordable and
sustainable.
On top of this, I am happy to say that we are on track to balance
the budget and to have a surplus next year.
ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
[English]
ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
Ms. Roxanne James (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the
2013 annual report on the RCMP's Use of the Law Enforcement
Justification Provisions.
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GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
Mr. Tom Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of
the Government in the House of Commons, CPC): Mr. Speaker,
pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), I have the honour to table, in both
official languages, the government's response to six petitions
Ms. Linda Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, I have four petitions.
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REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA
Mr. Harold Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, if you seek it, I believe you would find unanimous consent
for the following motion. I move:
That this House reiterates Canada's continued support for freedom, democracy,
human rights and the rule of law around the world; reaffirms Canada's support for the
sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova and
the inviolability of its borders; encourages the efforts of the Republic of Moldova to
further their advancement of democratic reforms; affirms the Republic of Moldova's
sovereign right to determine its own partnerships free of external coercion and
pressure; notes the Republic of Moldova's signature of an Association Agreement
and Deep and Comprehensive Free trade area with the European Union on June 27,
2014, and the ratification of the agreement on July 2, 2014; and welcomes the
Republic of Moldova's choice to pursue the path of European integration.
The first petition calls on the Government of Canada to launch an
independent national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous
women because of the more than 1,200 cases and the need for a
deeper understanding of the magnitude and the systemic causes of
this grievous condition.
GAZA
Ms. Linda Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, the other three petitions relate to Canada's approach to
Gaza.
The first petition, from Albertans, calls on the Government of
Canada to reinstate the development aid to Palestinians by once
again contributing to UNRWA.
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The second petition calls on the Government of Canada to
publicly revoke its one-sided, unequivocal support for Israel and to
condemn the killings of civilians on both sides of the 2014 war.
The Deputy Speaker: Does the hon. member have the unanimous
consent of the House to move the motion?
The third and final petition, from Albertans, calls on the
Government of Canada to speak out to end Israel's blockade of Gaza.
Some hon. members: Agreed.
The Deputy Speaker: The House has heard the terms of the
motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?
Some hon. member: Agreed.
(Motion agreed to)
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PETITIONS
AGRICULTURE
Mr. Stephen Woodworth (Kitchener Centre, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, I have two petitions to present.
The first is a petition from a number of constituents in and around
the Kitchener area who are concerned about our foreign aid
assistance, protecting small family farmers, and the exchange,
preservation and use of seeds by small family farmers.
The petitioners want our aid policies to be consistent with those
concerns and to be developed in consultation with small family
farmers.
SEX SELECTION
Mr. Stephen Woodworth (Kitchener Centre, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, the second petition I have is yet another petition from
many people across Canada who call on Parliament to condemn
discrimination against girls occurring through sex-selective pregnancy termination.
The petitioners note that 92% of Canadians believe that it should
be illegal, and that there are over 200 million girls missing
worldwide.
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Ms. Kirsty Duncan (Etobicoke North, Lib.): Mr. Speaker,
violence against women is an abomination, yet in communities
across Canada, women and girls of all ages face violence every day.
Violence drives over 100,000 women and children out of their
homes and into shelters each year.
The petitioners call upon the government to work in partnership
with the provinces, territories and stakeholders to develop a national
strategy and action plan to end violence against women, and to hold
a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women in
Canada.
PROSTITUTION
Mr. Maurice Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, petitioners from Saskatchewan and Alberta note that
prostitutes are forced into the sex trade and trafficked, and that we
have this void in Canadian law now because the sex trade is not
addressed in the Criminal Code.
The petitioners request the House to 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 sex trade.
ASBESTOS
Mr. Pat Martin (Winnipeg Centre, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I rise to
present a petition signed by literally tens of thousands of Canadians.
The petitioners call upon the House of Commons and Parliament
here assembled to take note that asbestos is the greatest industrial
killer that the world has ever known. They point out that more
Canadians now die from asbestos than all other industrial and
occupational causes combined, yet asbestos is not banned in Canada.
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The petitioners therefore call upon the Government of Canada to
ban asbestos in all of its forms; end all government subsidies to the
asbestos industry both in Canada and abroad; and stop blocking
international health and safety conventions designed to protect
workers from asbestos, such as the Rotterdam convention.
SEX SELECTION
Mr. Harold Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition signed by many
residents of Ontario.
The petitioners call upon members of Parliament to condemn
discrimination against girls occurring through sex-selective pregnancy termination.
LOCAL FOOD
Mr. Matthew Kellway (Beaches—East York, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition today with respect to
local food, which is signed by constituents in and around my riding
of Beaches—East York.
The petitioners point out that buying local food cuts down on
transportation and greenhouse gas emissions, that buying local foods
gives Canadians access to fresh and nutritious food, and that federal
departments and agencies should lead by example and support
Canadian farmers by buying local food.
The petitioners therefore call upon the Government of Canada to
require the Department of Public Works to develop a policy to
purchase locally grown food for all federal institutions.
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IMPAIRED DRIVING
Mr. Randy Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission,
CPC): Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition signed by
residents of Fraser Valley who believe that current impaired driving
laws are too lenient and would like to see them strengthened by the
implementation of minimum sentencing for those convicted of
impaired driving causing death.
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Mr. Tom Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of
the Government in the House of Commons, CPC): Mr. Speaker, if
Question No. 742 could be made an order for return, this return
would be tabled immediately.
The Deputy Speaker: Is that agreed?
Some hon. members: Agreed.
[Text]
Question No. 742—Hon. Irwin Cotler:
With regard to the process for filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court of
Canada that will be created by the retirement of Justice Louis Lebel: (a) when did the
government learn of Justice Lebel’s intention to retire on November 30, 2014; (b)
how did the government learn of Justice Lebel’s intention to retire on November 30,
2014; (c) what steps has the government taken to find a replacement for Justice
Lebel; (d) when were each of the steps in (c) taken; (e) what individuals, agencies,
organizations, or other governments has the government consulted with regard to
developing a process to find Justice Lebel’s replacement; (f) what individuals,
agencies, organizations, or other governments has the government consulted with
regard to choosing Justice Lebel’s replacement; (g) when did the consultations in (e)
occur; (h) when did the consultations in (f) occur; (i) what individuals, agencies,
organizations, or other governments will the government consult with regard to
developing a process to find Justice Lebel’s replacement; (j) what individuals,
agencies, organizations, or other governments will the government consult with
regard to choosing Justice Lebel’s replacement; (k) when will the consultations in (i)
occur; (l) when will the consultations in (j) occur; (m) what date has the government
set by which Justice Lebel’s replacement must be nominated; (n) what date has the
government set by which Justice Lebel’s replacement must be appointed; (o) by what
date does the government intend to nominate Justice Lebel’s replacement; (p) by
what date does the government intend to appoint Justice Lebel’s replacement; (q)
when were the dates in (m) to (p) set; (r) who set the dates in (m) to (p); (s) based on
what factors were the dates in (m) to (p) set; (t) if no dates have been set regarding the
nomination or appointment of Justice Lebel’s replacement, why have no dates been
set; (u) has the government examined the consequences, legal and otherwise, of
allowing a Supreme Court seat to be vacant; (v) what are the results of the
examination in (u); (w) when did the examination in (u) begin; (x) when did the
examination in (u) end; (y) who carried out the examination in (u); (z) if the
government has not carried out the examination in (u), why has it not done so; (aa)
will the government examine the consequences, legal and otherwise, of allowing a
Supreme Court seat to be vacant; (bb) if the government will not carry out the
examination in (aa), why will it not do so; (cc) based on what criteria has the
government evaluated candidates to replace Justice Lebel, or, if no evaluations have
occurred thus far, based on what criteria will the government evaluate candidates to
replace Justice Lebel; (dd) how do the criteria in (cc) differ from those used to
evaluate candidates in the appointment processes that led to the appointments of (i)
Justice Wagner, (ii) Justice Nadon, (iii) Justice Gascon; (ee) what materials have been
sought from the candidates to replace Justice Lebel; (ff) what materials will be sought
from the candidates to replace Justice Lebel; (gg) how do the materials in (ee) and (ff)
differ from those sought from candidates in the processes that led to the appointments
of (i) Justice Wagner, (ii) Justice Nadon, (iii) Justice Gascon; (hh) if the materials in
(ee) and (ff) differ from those sought from candidates in the processes that led to the
appointments of Justices Wagner, Nadon, and Gascon, (i) why were changes made,
(ii) who decided to make these changes, (iii) when was that decision made; (ii) when
did the “reconsideration” of the appointment process referred to in the government’s
response to Q-543 begin; (jj) who made the decision to reconsider the Supreme Court
appointment process; (kk) on what date was the decision in (jj) made; (ll) what has
the reconsideration of the Supreme Court appointment process entailed; (mm) who
has been involved in the reconsideration of the Supreme Court appointment process;
(nn) what has been the role of each of the individuals in (mm) in the reconsideration
of the Supreme Court appointment process; (oo) what individuals, agencies,
organizations, or other governments have been consulted as part of the reconsideration of the Supreme Court appointment process; (pp) were parliamentarians
consulted as part of the reconsideration process, and if so, whom; (qq) what
meetings have occurred as part of the reconsideration of the Supreme Court
appointment process, (i) on what dates, (ii) with whom present, (iii) with what goals,
(iv) with what outcomes; (rr) what documents, memos, briefing notes, or other
materials have been created as part of the reconsideration of the Supreme Court
appointment process; (ss) what are the dates of creation and file or reference numbers
of the materials in (rr); (tt) who developed the materials in (rr); (uu) to whom have
the materials in (rr) been distributed; (vv) what research, reports, books, articles, or
other reference materials has the government consulted as part of the reconsideration
of the Supreme Court appointment process; (ww) what are the objectives of the
reconsideration of the Supreme Court appointment process; (xx) when did the
reconsideration of the Supreme Court appointment process end, or if it is ongoing,
when does the government intend to end it; (yy) if the reconsideration of the Supreme
Court appointment process is ongoing, (i) what will the remainder of the
reconsideration entail, (ii) who will be involved in the remainder of the
reconisderation, (iii) what will be the role of each of the individuals, agencies,
organizations, and governments involved, (iv) when will parliamentarians be
consulted, (v) in what way will parliamentarians be consulted; (zz) when did the
government last engage in a reconsideration of the Supreme Court appointment
process;
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(aaa) in what way is the current reconsideration similar to or different from the
last reconsideration; (bbb) what are the results of the reconsideration of the Supreme
Court appointment process; (ccc) when will the results of the reconsideration of the
Supreme Court appointment process be made public; (ddd) what has been the cost of
the reconsideration of the Supreme Court appointment process; (eee) what is the
breakdown of the cost of the reconsideration of the Supreme Court appointment
process thus far; (fff) if the reconsideration is ongoing, (i) what will be the total cost
of the reconsideration, (ii) what is the breakdown of the cost; (ggg) what process has
been or will be used to evaluate candidates and make an appointment to replace
Justice Lebel; (hhh) in what way have parliamentarians been involved, or in what
way will they be involved, in the process to replace Justice Lebel; (iii) what goals
have been served by parliamentary involvement in previous Supreme Court
appointment processes; (jjj) how will the goals in (iii) be served in the process to
replace Justice Lebel; (kkk) in what way have members of the legal community been
involved, or in what way will they be involved, in the process to replace Justice
Lebel; (lll) other than parliamentarians and members of the legal community, who
has been or will be involved in the process to replace Justice Lebel, and in what way;
(mmm) what steps has the government taken, or what steps will the government take,
to ensure that Justice Lebel’s replacement is eligible to fill one of the seats reserved
for Quebec pursuant to section 6 of the Supreme Court Act; (nnn) who has carried
out, or who will carry out, the legal analysis to ensure that Justice Lebel’s
replacement is eligible to fill one of the seats reserved for Quebec pursuant to section
6 of the Supreme Court Act; (ooo) when was the legal analysis in (nnn) carried out;
(ppp) what has been the cost of the analysis in (nnn); (qqq) what is the breakdown of
the cost of the analysis in (nnn); (rrr) what has been, or what will be, the cost of the
process to replace Justice Lebel; (sss) what is the breakdown of the cost in (rrr); (ttt)
in what way will the process to replace Justice Lebel be (i) transparent, (ii)
accountable, (iii) inclusive; and (uuu) will the process used for the appointment of
Justice Lebel’s replacement be used for future appointments?
(Return tabled)
[English]
Mr. Tom Lukiwski: Mr. Speaker, I ask that the remaining
questions be allowed to stand.
The Deputy Speaker: Is that agreed?
Some hon. members: Agreed.
GOVERNMENT ORDERS
[Translation]
TOUGHER PENALTIES FOR CHILD PREDATORS ACT
The House resumed consideration of the motion that Bill C-26,
An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and
the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, to enact the High
Risk Child Sex Offender Database Act and to make consequential
amendments to other Acts, be read the second time and referred to a
committee.
Ms. Rosane Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
I am pleased that my colleague from Saint-Jean spoke today about
this bill from the Conservative government.
I would like to know what my colleague thinks about my earlier
comments on reintegration. I know that he cares a lot about
reintegrating offenders in this country and protecting the public and
our children from any potential repeat offences.
What does my colleague think about the Conservatives' cuts to
public safety within our prisons? Since 2012, the government has cut
millions of dollars in this area. Furthermore, more and more
rehabilitation and reintegration programs are unfortunately being
eliminated because the resources are no longer there to run them.
Could my colleague share his thoughts on that?
Mr. Tarik Brahmi (Saint-Jean, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I would like
to thank my colleague from Alfred-Pellan for her question.
That is something that we have a tendency to neglect because
when we talk about safety and protecting children we tend to look
only at the punitive side, and that is the trap that the Conservatives
are trying to have us step into.
In fact, my colleague is right. There is a financial aspect to this
problem. Increasing the number of people who go to jail, as she
mentioned, increases incarceration costs, not just for the federal
government in the case of sentences of more than two years, but also
for the provinces for sentences of less than two years. We have seen
that. An MP asked a question today about the 11% increase in prison
costs.
It is our duty to speak out against the cuts made by the
Conservatives to federal prisons and the fact that not only are these
cuts not warranted, but the federal government is also not investing
the money it should in prevention and rehabilitation. These are two
things that will allow us to have a safer society.
We cannot live in a society where there are more people
incarcerated. We want to live in a society where everyone has their
place, where those who commit a crime, however horrible, can
reintegrate into society and participate in and contribute again to the
economy and our society. That is the society we want to live in.
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Ms. Rosane Doré Lefebvre: Mr. Speaker, I am rising again to ask
a question because I love to hear the hon. member for Saint-Jean. I
know that he is very familiar with a number of files and speaks very
eloquently in the House. I am pleased that he is speaking to Bill C-26
today.
I would like to mention another topic that is related to Bill C-26
and many other bills as well, unfortunately. I am talking about the
fact that there are so many time allocation motions. Debate is often
limited for various bills in the House. I am also thinking about
committee work, which is very difficult at times, particularly, and
oddly enough, when we are talking about bills that have so many
important details to discuss with experts.
Can my colleague talk about his experience in committee, namely
how it works, and the wish list he is hoping to take to the Standing
Committee on Justice and Human Rights when this bill is studied?
Mr. Tarik Brahmi: Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her
question.
Yes, time allocation motions are a problem that we have had in
connection with many bills. There have been so many that I have lost
track.
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In the committees that I belong to, the Conservatives have always
tended not to give us enough time to study bills. That was especially
true in the case of Bill C-377 at the Standing Committee on Human
Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons
with Disabilities, but it happens in other committees too.
There is another technique the Conservatives use often: meeting in
camera. Anytime they want to discuss something and use their
majority, but they do not want the conversations to be public and
available to Canadian citizens, they go in camera.
My colleague is absolutely right: we have to condemn this
situation because we are here to discuss serious bills that will have
serious consequences for the lives of people in jail and for the public
purse. That is true not only at the federal level, but also at the
provincial level.
[English]
Mr. Mike Sullivan (York South—Weston, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I
am pleased to rise to speak to this government bill, the short title of
which is the tougher penalties for child predators act, which does not
make Canadians any safer but does make the penalties longer and
more arduous for those who commit these crimes.
I would say at the outset that we support this bill and will be
supporting it at second reading in order to study it at committee. We
need the ability at committee to determine whether the provisions in
this bill would make Canadians safer. We need the ability to hear
from experts in the criminal justice system, experts on sexual crimes,
and experts in the medical and psychological systems to determine
whether this kind of approach is an effective way to deter crime and
treat criminals and to make sure that this kind of crime goes down
and becomes less of a burden on Canadian society.
Since this Parliament began, we have noted that when the
Conservatives become tired of something or when they determine,
for some reason unto themselves, that they wish to end debate, they
institute time allocation. As this bill was introduced first in February,
nine months ago, we hope that time allocation will not be necessary.
It is entirely within the government's control to determine when this
bill will be debated. The government controls that agenda. To
suggest that we have had enough time, when we have only debated it
on a couple of occasions since it became a government bill, is a
phoney and unbelievable approach, so we hope that will not happen.
Because this is an important measure and issue, we also hope that
at committee, there will be lots of time to hear from lots of witnesses
who can talk to us about what changes to this bill may be necessary.
We also hope the Conservatives will listen to those witnesses at
committee and to the opinions of the experts in the field about what
needs to change in this bill.
We have also noticed an alarming tendency on the part of the
Conservatives to suggest that only changes they agree with are
changes worth making and that any changes proposed by any
member of any opposition party are absolutely not to be included in
any bill. Their tendency in everything, unless there is a clerical error,
is that they are right, without any kind of criticism on the part of the
opposition parties.
The NDP has a zero-tolerance policy for crimes of a sexual nature
against children. That goes without saying. That has been our policy
and our practice. What we would rather do is prevent them.
Prevention of crimes against children is obviously the most
important thing we should be doing. If it can be shown that
increasing penalties, which is what this bill essentially does, would
somehow prevent crimes against children, that would be great. I
would love for that to be the case. I would want to hear what the
experts have to say, but up to this point, that has not been the case.
Clearly, we have seen a government whose approach has been to
increase penalties, to increase jail time, to introduce mandatory
minimums, to introduce longer maximums, and to introduce a period
of time spent in jail as a way of protecting Canadians.
All the people who are convicted of these crimes will get out.
They will all be released into society. Unless and until appropriate
medical and psychological treatment is given to these individuals
while in prison and beyond, we will have done nothing to make
Canadian children safer by introducing mandatory minimums.
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The facts speak for themselves. Since 2006, there have been new
mandatory minimum prison sentences for seven existing Criminal
Code offences, including assault, assault with a weapon, and
aggravated assault where the child is under 16. The government has
made it illegal for anyone to provide sexually explicit material to a
child for the purpose of facilitating the commission of an offence
against that child; made it illegal to use computers or other means of
telecommunication to agree with or make arrangements with another
person to commit a sexual offence against a child; strengthened the
sex offender registry; increased the age of protection, the age at
which a young person can legally consent to sexual activity, from 14
to 16 years of age; put in place legislation to make the reporting of
child pornography by Internet service providers mandatory; and
strengthened the sentencing and monitoring of dangerous offenders.
These are all acts that have been taken up by the government since
it came into power in 2006. What is the effect of longer sentences
and more minimum sentences and of introducing new crimes to the
Criminal Code? The effect has been that the crime rate has actually
gone up for these offences.
The Minister of Justice stated, on supplementary estimates, that
sexual offences against children has increased 6% over the past two
years. According to Statistics Canada, that is pretty much the only
category of crime that has gone up in the past years. In fact, in the
case of sexual violations against children, luring with a computer
rose 30% in 2013. Sexual exploitation rose 11% in 2013.
I am not the expert who needs to testify at the committee on what
these effects will be, but I can see with my own eyes, from the
evidence the minister brought to the supplementary estimates and
from the evidence that appears to be in the Statistics Canada
reporting, that the Conservatives' actions to date have had a negative
impact on the number of crimes of a sexual nature being reported by
children.
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If one bashes one's head against the wall and it hurts, does one
keep doing it? Does one actually keep taking the same wrong-headed
approach every time, thinking things will be different? Does one
keep introducing more mandatory minimums or longer jail terms and
think it will be different? That is one of the things we hope to discuss
at committee. One of the things we expect the experts will tell us is
that it is not necessarily so.
What is necessary, both in prison and after, is treatment, both
psychological and medical, of the individuals to properly return them
to society, because they are going to be returned to society. It is not
good enough to just say that we will keep watching them. That may
make the Conservatives feel good. It does not make me feel good to
know that individuals who need treatment are not getting it.
I am the father of seven children and the grandfather of four. The
four grandchildren are young Canadians under the age of 15. I do not
want them facing an increase in child exploitation. I do not want
them to feel less safe in Canadian society as they get older. I want
them to feel more safe. If the actions of the government do not do
anything to make them more safe, then we are doing something
wrong.
We have seen the government do other things that make Canadian
children less safe. We want to make sure, when we study and debate
this bill, both here and in committee, that we are doing things to it to
correct the mistakes the Conservatives have made in the past. We
want to actually make a world in which children can feel safe and are
safe, not one in which the Conservatives can go to a fundraiser and
say, “Look at me, I have just increased the mandatory minimums for
sexual offences”, if, in fact, the rate of sexual offences goes up.
No one wants to be a victim. No one wants their children to be
victims. If we cannot prevent the crimes in the first place and prevent
recidivism by treating these people once we have found them, then
we have not done our society a justice, and we have not done our
children a justice. We will not have corrected the wrongs to our
society.
I look forward to questions from my colleagues.
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Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, I thank the member for York South—Weston for his
reasoned and effective speech on the bill.
Beyond the bill is the lack of resources, under the Conservative
government, that actually counter criminal acts, whether it is the
abuse of children or others. We have seen the government slash the
National Crime Prevention Centre. It has severely cut back on crime
prevention programs generally across the country. It has cut back on
addiction treatment and on community resources to protect children
from abuse. All of these areas where it has slashed resources have
resulted, as we have seen and as the Minister of Justice has admitted,
in an increase in the overall level of abuse.
The government is now providing another bill, which we will
support and certainly will look at. However, beyond that, everything
else that would lower the rate of abuse against children has been
slashed and destroyed by a government that either does not
understand or that thinks that somehow tax cuts are more important
for the rich than protecting children.
With all the cuts to crime prevention and the ending of the
National Crime Prevention Centre, does the member for York South
—Weston think the government has an overall approach that would
contribute to doing what I hope we all share, which is lowering the
rate of abuse against children?
Mr. Mike Sullivan: Mr. Speaker, that is exactly the point. Sex
crimes are driven not by greed or financial gain but by impulse, and
those impulses need to be watched and controlled and treated. By
removing the resources from our communities, from our prison
system, and from our corrections system generally, those individuals
who could be helped are not being helped. They are not being
corrected. Just putting them in jail does not change their behaviour.
Announcing to the world that the penalties will be higher is not
going to change behaviour. What are needed are more resources than
the government has put forward and a return of the kinds of
resources that are required to prevent these crimes in the first place.
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[Translation]
Mr. Tarik Brahmi (Saint-Jean, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I thank my
colleague for his speech.
He talked about the fact that the Conservatives have acknowledged in recent years that incarcerating various types of criminals for
longer periods does not reduce crime rates. I would like to know how
he interprets that.
Does he believe that the Conservatives are simply thinking that if
they leave criminals in prison longer, at least they can delay the day
when the criminals come back and reoffend in society in the absence
of any help or support, or does he think that this is purely about
electioneering and they are using children because they know that
people are sensitive to that subject? Is this simply a way to win
votes, because they know that everyone is incensed at the thought of
children being abused?
I wonder whether he could share his opinion and what he thinks of
the Conservatives' strategy. Is it a question of delaying criminals'
release from prison or is this an electioneering strategy that exploits
people's emotions?
[English]
Mr. Mike Sullivan: Mr. Speaker, the tough-on-crime agenda of
the Conservative government belies the fact that it is not smart on
crime. We on this side of the House want to be smart on crime. We
want to prevent crime before it happens instead of merely
announcing that we are going to punish people for longer.
I, as a Canadian, would rather that there were fewer crimes
against children than more, but the evidence is there in front of us,
and the minister agrees, that sexual crimes against children have
gone up. As Statistics Canada reports, it is one of the very few
crimes in the entire ambit of crimes against Canadians that has
actually gone up in the past few years. The overall rate of crime is
going down generally, but somehow, we have it wrong, and I mean
“we”, because we are all parliamentarians. We have not successfully
managed to find a way to treat the crimes in such a way as to prevent
their happening in the first place or to prevent the recidivism that
goes on when these criminals are eventually released.
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Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, I am happy to rise to speak in favour of Bill C-26. As
members know, the NDP will be supporting this bill at second
reading to send it to committee. We believe that legislation can play
an important role in preventing child sexual abuse, as it can help to
deal with and counter crimes in a whole range of areas. However,
where we disagree with the Conservatives is that this is all that it
does. I will be pointing out in the 10 minutes I have that a number of
other actions that the Conservative government has taken actually
contribute to a rise in certain criminal rates.
Legislation can certainly help to deal with it in part, but when the
resources are no longer available, there can be a counter effect. As
the justice minister has admitted to, the government, which has been
in power now for almost a decade, in this case has put in place a
range of things that have tragically contributed to an increase in the
rate of sexual offences against children.
New Democrats will be supporting the bill going to committee. As
we always do, we will be bringing forward reasoned amendments,
after listening to witnesses who come before committee, to make
sure that the bill is as good as it can possibly be. That is our
responsibility as parliamentarians. We would all agree on that.
This bill is important, and we hope that the government will
consider amendments at the committee stage. We certainly hope that
government will take a very thoughtful approach on this bill. This is
an extremely important issue, one that all Canadians feel
parliamentarians should be working together on to achieve and
resolve, which is lowering the rates of child sexual abuse in Canada.
There is no doubt about that.
To do that, the government can offer legislation, which is what it
has done. New Democrats have responded by saying we will support
this legislation going to committee, and now it is back to the
government side to accept the amendments that will be offered. New
Democrats work very hard in committee. We thoroughly examine
the evidence and bring forward the best possible amendments.
However, tragically, we have seen in case after case that the
government has refused those amendments. It has simply said that it
is not going to accept any amendments on bills.
As a result, so far this year, we have seen that half a dozen pieces
of legislation have been rejected by the courts. If the Conservative
government had accepted the amendments offered by the NDP, the
legislation would not have been recalled. However, because the
government has an “our way or the highway” attitude on so many
pieces of legislation, the courts have said that legislation does not
hold water and cannot undergo the careful scrutiny that courts
require.
New Democrats hope that this will not be the case on Bill C-26.
Since we are supporting it going to committee, we hope that the
government will say it will look at the reasoned amendments that can
make a difference to improving this bill.
However, it is not just a bill and not just legislation that will lower
the rates of child sexual abuse in this country. The rise of 6% over
the last couple of years is a very disturbing trend.
What are the other decisions that the government has made that
may have contributed to that rise? I mentioned earlier, in speaking
with my colleague from York South—Weston, about the ending of
the National Crime Prevention Centre, a centre that did good work
across the country in seeking to achieve a lowering of the crime rate.
That is something that has happened over the last few years, and I
have risen in the House before to speak to it. It is a slashing of
funding. There have been tens of millions of dollars that have been
taken out of crime prevention funding. This is wrong-headed, for the
simple reason that for every dollar invested in crime prevention
programs—and other countries have seen this, the Scandinavian
countries, and countries in Europe—we save $6 in policing costs,
courts costs, and incarceration costs.
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Let us look at that formula. As a society, we had $100 million in
crime prevention funding slashed by the current government, and yet
for every dollar that was invested in crime prevention, we saved $6
as a society in policing costs, court costs, and incarceration costs.
However, even more, the greater benefit is the fact that the crime is
not committed in the first place. We are not only investing our
money prudently, as a society, to reduce the crime rate, but we are
also avoiding having the victims in the first place. That has to be the
result that all members of Parliament share. Certainly on this side of
the House, the NDP has been the foremost proponent of investing
significantly in crime prevention programs. We see the benefit of not
having the victims in the first place, and we see the benefit of
investing that $1 to save $6 in policing, court, and incarceration
costs.
For the government to slash crime prevention, as it has over the
last few years, has been simply wrong-headed, and I believe we are
seeing some of the results. There is a 6% rise in child sexual abuse
when crime prevention is slashed. I believe there is a connection
between those two things.
That is not all that has been slashed under the current
government. The government side may say that it is a question of
resources, but the reality is that we all know what the government is
investing in heavily right now: tax cuts for the very wealthy in
society. We believe that veterans deserve services, that costs to
veterans should be paid, and that crime prevention should be
invested in. Those are choices on the part of the government. We
also make choices as a society. However, rather than investing
billions of dollars in tax cuts for the very wealthy, we say that it
makes a lot more sense to put that money into things like supporting
services for veterans, as we saw earlier today, or putting crime
prevention programs in place.
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It is not just crime prevention; it is also addiction programs that
have been slashed under the current government. That is another
tragedy. The government is slashing both crime prevention and
addiction treatment. At the same time, the Conservatives are asking
why child sexual abuse rates are rising. However, that is not all. The
community resources that are supposed to counter the abuse of
children have largely been cut as part of the overall cuts to crime
prevention programs.
As well, the whole issue around policing is something on which
we disagree with the government. The government promised to put
more police officers on the streets of the cities across the country,
and the current government has manifestly failed in providing that
kind of support. When I talk to my local police officers, a problem
that they continually raise is the underfinancing of policing.
On that note, there is the issue of the public safety officer
compensation fund, an NDP initiative that I brought forward in
2006. The Conservatives voted for it. It is now 2014, yet we still do
not have a public safety officer compensation fund in place to
support the families of fallen police officers and firefighters who die
in the line of duty. The Conservatives voted for it before they
became government, and they have now waited for eight years and
have still not brought that in. On this side of the House, we say that
is a shame. The public safety officer compensation fund needs to be
put into place, and the families of fallen firefighters and fallen police
officers need to be taken care of.
The record of the current government goes beyond the concern
that the Conservatives seem to have expressed in bringing forward
Bill C-26. They brought forward the bill, which we support, but they
are not doing the other things that could do much more, along with
the bill, to reduce the child sexual abuse rates in this country. The
current government has put in a number of pieces of legislation on a
wide variety of issues, and yet it is not having the impact that was
obviously intended. That is because legislation is only a small part of
how we combat crime, reduce crime rates, and put in place an
effective crime prevention strategy.
We are going to be in an election in less than 11 months. In fact,
the election date is already set for October 19, 2015. Canadians will
be putting the current government aside and looking for a change of
agenda in Ottawa. That is what the NDP offers. We will be investing
in crime prevention programs. We will be investing in and keeping
commitments around policing. We will be putting in place addiction
treatment programs. We will be providing community resources to
counter abuse of children. That is the kind of platform that people
can get around, to ensure that we lower the rates of abuse against
children.
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Mr. Erin O'Toole (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
International Trade, CPC): Mr. Speaker, I listened intently to the
wide-ranging remarks of the House leader of the New Democratic
Party, which were often not on the child predators act that is before
the House.
This shows the fundamental difference between that side of the
House and this side. They cling to only one element of sentencing
and criminal justice principles in Canada, which is rehabilitation.
That is important, but as the Criminal Code also outlines, principles
like deterrence, denunciation, and public safety are also very
important to our criminal justice system. I find it shocking that those
principles, particularly when we are dealing with crimes directed at
children, would not be paramount to principles of rehabilitation and
the sorts of things that are the traditional areas for the NDP in
criminal justice.
When it comes to crimes against children, I would ask the House
leader of the NDP whether it is not more important to ensure public
safety, denunciation of the actions, and those elements of our
sentencing and criminal justice system.
Mr. Peter Julian: Mr. Speaker, the parliamentary secretary
obviously did not listen to a single word that I said. This is why
Canadians are so put off by the government. He did not listen to a
single word. He has his talking points that respond to something that
the Conservatives thought the NDP might say.
We have had a very thoughtful discussion and statements from
this side of the House, yet the parliamentary secretary went back to
his talking points rather than listening to what we have been saying.
What we have been saying, of course, is that legislation is a part of
dealing with that, but if the Conservative government had actually
taken effective measures, the child sexual abuse rate would be going
down, not up.
Why is it going up? As I mentioned earlier, the Conservatives
have cut and slashed crime prevention funding. They have not kept
their funding commitments to police officers across the country. I
hear about it often in my riding from police officers themselves.
They have cut community resources to counter abuse of children.
They have slashed addiction treatment. They have repeatedly taken
actions that are not helpful to what should be our common goal.
I am sure that he shares the ultimate goal. I have no doubt that
reducing child sexual abuse rates is something that all parliamentarians share. However, when the Conservatives then say, “All we need
to do is this. We don't need to do anything else. We can slash crime
prevention rates. We can opt not to keep our commitments to police
officers. We can reduce resources available that counter sexual abuse
of children—
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The Deputy Speaker: Order, please. The member for Burnaby—
New Westminster has more than exceeded his time for reply to that
question.
The hon. member for Alfred—Pellan.
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[Translation]
Ms. Rosane Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
I am pleased to see that my colleague from Burnaby—New
Westminster is passionate about this issue. Unfortunately, there are
a number of things this bill does not address.
My colleague mentioned the Conservative government's chronic
underfunding, which leads me to what happened at the Standing
Committee on Public Safety and National Security during a study on
social finance. The government's idea was to offload some of its
responsibility for funding community organizations and relegating it
to private organizations. It is ridiculous.
In committee, we heard from representatives of a very effective
support agency that works with people who are at risk of reoffending
in our communities. They gave us a good example of their work.
Among other things, they ensure that there is social support for the
people who seriously reoffended in the past, including committing
sexual offences against children. Funding helps the agency to
reduce, even completely eliminate, the rate of recidivism. Unfortunately, the Conservative government decided to stop funding that
agency.
Beyond the fact that the agencies working to prevent recidivism
are underfunded, what does my colleague think of the government's
decision to stop funding these agencies?
Mr. Peter Julian: Mr. Speaker, the hon. member for AlfredPellan does excellent work in the House and I very much appreciate
her question. She focused precisely on what I have been arguing for
the past several minutes.
The Conservatives made cuts to all the programs that help reduce
the rate of abuse against children in Canada. The bill is not really
going to change much. The government must change the other
measures it has taken and it should start by restoring funding for
these programs.
Mr. François Choquette (Drummond, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am
rising in the House today to speak to Bill C-26, An Act to amend the
Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender
Information Registration Act, to enact the High Risk Child Sex
Offender Database Act and to make consequential amendments to
other Acts. As we can see, this bill affects a number of laws and
amends many sections in those laws. It is rather complex and
therefore it is vital that it be properly studied by experts in
committee.
colleague from Burnaby—New Westminster and other NDP
members have clearly explained this.
We will study these proposals carefully. We hope to see measures
that will protect our children in practical ways and make our
communities safer, not measures that just sound good at news
conferences. That is not the goal. We also know that our
communities need more resources to deal with the sexual abuse of
children. Increasing prison sentences is not enough. That is the
direction we hope to take in our discussions. Of course, the devil is
in the details. When it comes to the Conservatives' laws, it is
important to listen to the experts in the field.
I am the member for Drummond, and I represent, to the best of my
abilities, the people who voted for me and all the other residents of
Drummond. It is very important to focus first and foremost on
prevention, as other members who spoke before me also mentioned.
Obviously, we need to prevent crime. That is very important. Many
organizations and stakeholders in the greater Drummond area are
doing excellent work. I would like to name a few to show what a
dynamic community Drummond is, and to give members an idea of
what the Conservative government could do to support these
organizations.
CALACS La Passerelle de Drummondville was one of the first
organizations to work on addressing sexual violence. It provides free
and confidential assistance and outreach services. These services fall
under three main categories, namely help and outreach, advocacy
and prevention. I am mentioning this organization because it also
does prevention work. It informs victims of the recourse available to
them, helps them deal with the consequences of a recent or past
assault, helps them take back control of their lives, and supports
them in whatever steps they decide to take, whether it be medical,
legal or some other type of action. This organization also visits
schools—which is wonderful—to teach children and youth about
verbal, psychological and sexual abuse. Boys often learn how to
behave toward women and girls at a young age. It is all about
prevention, learning and education. This Drummondville organization and its staff are doing excellent work. I am very proud of them
and wanted to mention the contribution they make to my region.
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The NDP will support this bill at second reading stage so that it
goes to committee. We hope that the Conservatives will be openminded enough to listen to the testimony of experts and the many
people—I hope—who will come and speak about the important
subject of protection for our children and families. Consequently, I
hope that the Conservatives will open their ears and are receptive to
what they have to say.
CAVAC is another organization that is doing excellent work in
Drummondville, in central Quebec. It provides assistance to victims
of crime, their loved ones and even people who witnessed a crime,
whether it is a break and enter or any other crime. The staff at the
Centre-du-Québec CAVAC can help people cope with what they are
going through and the physical, psychological and social effects.
They can also help people seek compensation for damages.
I am a member of the Standing Committee on Environment and
Sustainable Development. I am not qualified to speak about the
technical aspects of this file, but I do want to say that it is important
to understand that this bill must be amended and improved in
committee and that we must sit down with experts on the subject.
My colleague from Alfred-Pellan, who does an excellent job, my
The CAVAC in Drummondville has an excellent team that
provides amazing support to the public. The team is made up of a
criminologist and three forensic social workers, and we are proud to
have them there. They are able to provide excellent follow-up for
victims. It is important to be there to support them.
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Another important organization is Commun Accord, which
focuses on alternative justice. Traditional justice is not needed in
all cases, and that is where Commun Accord comes in. Its mission is
to foster the development and practice of alternative justice and
educational activities to promote harmonious relationships within the
community. This is another organization that focuses on education
and prevention among young people and the general public.
It is great that my colleagues want to support this going to committee
stage, but what they should be doing is supporting it throughout by
unanimous consent. This is a good bill for all the kids out there. For
once, let us do something right. Will my colleagues support it
unanimously?
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We can certainly look at how to bring people to justice, but we
also need to look at prevention and education. The Conservative
government does not do that at all, unfortunately. All it cares about is
its criminalization policy.
Mr. François Choquette: Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon.
colleague. I am sure he has seen some pretty nasty things, since
he has had to investigate crimes of a sexual nature. I completely
agree that we will be supporting this bill at second reading to send it
to committee.
I would like to mention another organization, since there are so
many in Drummondville. La Rose des Vents conducts prevention
and awareness activities in schools and the community in order to
demystify and condemn violence and show how it affects both the
victim and the aggressor. The workers answer people's questions,
tear down prejudices and support caregivers. They also try to
identify victims before it is too late.
That is another important organization that works very hard and
stresses the need to break the taboos surrounding sexual violence, for
example. There is currently a campaign encouraging people to talk
about incest and break that taboo. We need to support these
organizations, which do incredible work in our communities. I am
proud of these organizations, the workers and all of the volunteers.
I would be remiss if I did not mention one last Drummondville
organization and highlight the diversity and significant contributions
of these organizations. L'Envolée des mères is a new organization
that started up in Drummondville in early 2014. It is an 18-unit
housing project that will give young single moms and their children
access to housing, support, employment and education, and to a
nearby daycare centre. This support will help young moms with all
kinds of problems who want to take control of their lives.
I am proud to say that l'Envolée des mères asked me for a personal
donation and I was delighted to oblige. It was my pleasure. One of
those units will be named after Jack Layton, and I am very happy to
support it for young mothers. Social housing was a priority for Jack
Layton.
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I am very pleased that one of the units will be named after Jack
Layton thanks to my personal donation and my contribution to the
community. I made a small contribution to that community, and I am
very proud of that. I would like to thank all of the organizations in
Drummondville for the hard work they do in the name of prevention
and education.
[English]
Mr. Rob Clarke (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River,
CPC): Mr. Speaker, I heard from my colleague across the floor
that it is all about provincial program funding for rehabilitation. To
put it simply, I come from an RCMP background where we had to
study, know, and enforce the Criminal Code. In Parliament, and as
parliamentarians, we create laws that go into the Criminal Code to
protect young children. I have had to investigate many sexual
assaults. It is not pleasant to see young children who have become
vulnerable to the predators on the Internet who are going after them.
[Translation]
Why send it to committee? As I said at the beginning of my
speech, this bill amends many sections of existing laws. I am not an
expert in criminal matters, far from it. I therefore do not want to pass
judgment on the fundamental principles of this bill. However, I do
want the experts to have a chance to do so. It is important that the bill
go to committee so that the experts can analyze it.
The member is quite right; it is important to take action once an
offence has been committed so it does not happen again, but
prevention and education are also important to stop crime before it
happens.
Ms. Rosane Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan, NDP): Mr. Speaker,
I would like to thank my colleague from Drummond. I was
especially touched by what he said regarding community involvement in dealing with these issues. He also told us about the excellent
work being done by community organizations in Drummondville.
That is so important.
This brings me to a question I had about the community aspect of
the reintegration of offenders after they have served their sentence.
What does my colleague think that offenders need in order to
reintegrate into society? Does he agree with the approach taken by
this government, which has been making cuts to the very important
funding needed by communities to support reintegration?
Mr. François Choquette: Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague
from Alfred-Pellan who is doing excellent work on her files. I
listened to her speech earlier, and she has a very good grasp of this
issue.
Of course, we need to do this one step at a time. We must first
ensure that prevention and education are being offered in our
communities and in our schools, and then make laws after that. I
definitely understand the need to have strict laws. However, once
offenders have served their sentences, they must be reintegrated. It is
therefore important that they have proper support from the time they
enter the correctional system. There needs to be training and
programs in place that facilitate social reintegration and follow-up.
This will help keep people safe. Indeed, that is what we are talking
about here—keeping our children and our families safe.
I fully support the position of my colleague from Alfred-Pellan,
who knows this file very well.
The Deputy Speaker: Is the House ready for the question?
Some hon. members: Question.
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The Deputy Speaker: 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 Deputy Speaker: All those in favour of the motion will
please say yea.
Some hon. members: Yea.
The Deputy Speaker: All those opposed will please say nay.
Some hon. members: Nay.
The Deputy Speaker: In my opinion the yeas have it.
And five or more members having risen:
[English]
Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division stands
deferred until Monday, November 24, 2014, at the ordinary hour of
daily adjournment.
Hon. John Duncan: Mr. Speaker, I would request consent to see
the clock at 1:30 p.m.
The Deputy Speaker: Is that agreed?
Some hon. members: Agreed.
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[Translation]
CITIZEN CONSULTATION PRECEDING NATURAL
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Mr. Jonathan Genest-Jourdain (Manicouagan, NDP) moved:
That, in the opinion of the House, the federal government, in exercising its
jurisdiction, should submit natural resource development projects to a broader
consultation with First Nations and citizens in communities and urban areas affected
by the establishment of such activities, and that public willingness should be a
criterion in obtaining a development permit to the same degree as impacts on human
health, ecosystem maintenance, employment and economic development.
He said: Mr. Speaker, the motion that will be debated in the House
is the culmination of the environmental citizenship initiative that
began in Manicouagan in 2009.
Why 2009? That is the year I became active in environmental
issues after my band council, where I was legal counsel, received a
visit from a Romanian engineer who had come to inform us that a
company was prospecting for uranium on our land. The people on
my band council were quite amazed to learn about it because no one
had been informed. Ultimately, there was an outcry about this
situation.
Thousands of citizens—about 2,000— marched in the streets of
Sept-Îles in the middle of the winter, to speak out against these
activities. They were protesting the lack of transparency and the
secrecy surrounding the activities, rather than the mining itself,
although the mining, even at the exploratory stage, could cause
problems for the water tables and the Moisie River watershed, which
is nearby.
The public spoke out against this mainly because there was a lack
of transparency and of will. An economic entity had acted in secret.
The company's stock price plummeted after this protest.
Ultimately, the company fled the Côte-Nord, and its shares were
decimated.
Other areas in the north have supported the claims that the public
should be involved in the decision-making process associated with
industrial projects. Grassroots mobilization is now significant and
can be assessed due to the multiplicity of action-based measures and
tools put in place by citizen advocacy groups. When I talk about
citizen action, I will be contrasting it with the significant financial
clout of industry players, such as the major industrial lobbies.
For example, three days ago a document surfaced. It was from a
group that was hired by TransCanada as part of the energy east
project. The document revealed that the industry players in 2014 are
not even hiding it anymore and are prepared to put it on paper: their
desire to muzzle the public is so strong that they are willing to pay
up to $7.75 an hour for people to speak out publicly against those
who are questioning the legitimacy of the project and how it will
impact the environment.
The industry players in 2014 are prepared to invest money in these
tactics rather than working together, trying to listen to the public's
claims and coming to an agreement. In fact, they operate behind
closed doors and are prepared to spend serious money. We see the
disparity and the lack of balance here, since the public has little
financial clout. Big business is willing to pay $7.75 an hour, which
opens Pandora's box, so to speak. In short, we can see that there is a
serious imbalance of power.
The only tool people have left is mobilization. In the past, that
particular tool has not been very good for investment. In 2009, Terra
Ventures' share price dropped dramatically and ended up being worth
nothing, and the company had to leave the region because it did not
start by including people.
I feel that citizen participation is indispensable. Genuine listening
and paying attention are critical to securing public willingness,
which is one of the main points of this motion. Citizens must be
involved from the earliest stages of any given initiative. If citizens
are not involved, eventually they will get up in arms, and that is bad
for the industry and the economy in general.
The fundamental basis of all these demands is noble indeed.
Citizens are entitled to expect to be more involved in processes
related to natural resource extraction undertakings.
As I said, in 2009, a public education campaign about the Lac
Kachiwiss project ultimately led to mobilization. Now, in 2014,
public participation has increased dramatically and is not happening
just in Sept-Îles or on the North Shore. It is happening across
Canada.
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In fact, that is what the TransCanada report indicated. In Quebec,
activism on environmental issues is going strong, and there are more
ecologists. Is that a bad thing? Time will tell. Still, more and more
people are mobilizing about this.
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That is why industry players now have to pay through the nose to
hire the services of big communications firms. I have a message for
National, the firm that is currently operating just outside Sept-Îles:
we are keeping an eye on you and the Arnaud Mine, given that the
same modus operandi is being used on the north shore. The local
people are on to you.
The public awareness raising that began in 2009 has paid off
because still in 2014, we are seeing incredible mobilization and
citizen involvement on the north shore. We have even been cited as a
national role model. It is for the common good, after all.
The message to industry players that has been developed over the
years is that actively seeking public approval for proposed mining
activities is a guarantee of a stable climate that is conducive to
investment, unlike the view the government takes.
The Conservatives and successive governments have seen citizen
engagement as an obstacle to Canada's economic growth. That is
where they err in fact and in law, since citizen engagement is a
guarantee of stability and good for the economy and investment. If
people are involved from the early stages of a given initiative, this
greatly diminishes the chances that they will end up demonstrating in
the streets to make their voices heard, sometimes more assertively
than not. When 2,000 people are outside when it is –25 degrees
Celsius, with small children, dogs and placards in tow, that is not
good for investment or the country's international reputation.
Rather than investing in communication programs designed to
repress people, industry players would be much better off working in
a truly inclusive manner. That does not mean just saying on paper
that they held consultations, when people's concerns have not been
taken into account, the public really has only secondary influence,
and industry players are trying to sideline people and pit community
groups against each other.
That is what is happening right now in Sept-Îles with National, the
firm I mentioned earlier. The industry behind this is creating its own
community groups and then pitting them against existing groups.
Rather than dealing with the situation directly and involving people
who may have dissenting opinions, the industry is trying to pit other
community groups against them so that these matters are dealt with
in the streets. That is not a very progressive idea.
Given that people have leverage when it comes to natural resource
extraction initiatives, it was important for me to place the concept of
the expression of public willingness in the context of decision
making. The public should be involved when economic incentives
and environmental impacts are being examined.
Implementing natural resource extraction initiatives has an effect
on economic development and the environment. In the future, the
best approach would be to hold some sort of plebiscite to get the
public's approval and make sure that people support the project. That
is just as important as any other social, economic or environmental
considerations. People need to feel as though they are involved and
their opinions are taken into account.
When I was writing my notes and the motion, I felt it was crucial
to stay away from older concepts such as sustainable development
and social accessibility. It is sad, but these concepts have been
recycled and are now trademarked. That is why I chose instead to
use the concept of the expression of public willingness.
When I eat my cereal in the morning, it says “sustainable
development” on the box. It has become a trademark. The industry
has appropriated these concepts and they are now devoid of all
meaning. Claims are being made left and right. There are sustainable
development experts in 2014. It means nothing now, and people are
not stupid. That is why I put forward this new concept of the
expression of public willingness.
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How long will it take for the industry to recycle that concept? That
is what I am asking. I know one thing for certain, and that is that it is
very clear: expression of public willingness, public approval and,
finally, acceptability. This is where true social acceptability lies. A
plebiscite must be held to determine whether the public really agrees
with the proposed idea and initiative.
When I was writing this motion, I tried to distance myself from
worn-out social and environmental concepts in order to offer a
completely innovative vision for the Canadian people who are
looking for another voice in Parliament.
In a certain way, the public is rejecting the government's
initiatives. Cynicism has seeped into society, partly because of
how essential and defining concepts, such as sustainable development, have become watered down. It started out as a noble concept.
It is still somewhat noble today, but it has been overused, especially
since our environmental safeguards have been ignored and gutted.
Take, for example, the Navigation Protection Act. The legislation
included environmental protection, but it was gutted and the only
tool available to people now is mobilization.
Once again, there is the misconception that public mobilization
and engagement are a barrier to economic growth. Yes, that is how it
is in 2014. Indeed, when people take to the streets with signs, that
attracts attention. The media pay attention, and that influences stock
prices and value. If companies invested as much in including people
as they are currently investing in suppressing public opinion, we
would not have the level of public outcry or the troubling situation
that we have right now.
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The disillusionment and the gradual rejection of government
initiatives in this country by a growing segment of the population—
not only in Quebec, but across Canada, contrary to what the
TransCanada communication plan indicated—are closely tied to
feelings of powerlessness regarding public protection measures that
have proven to be meaningless. We must face the facts: public
powers, under constant pressure from industry money, have
managed to ignore social and environmental public protection
mechanisms for the most part.
I wonder if the member would speak to that and the lack of the
government's credibility in claiming to be committed to more
constructive engagement.
For members' information, over the past three years, mining
lobbyists have come to see me six times at my office. I am a nice
enough person and I will not show them the door. I work with them,
but they know that I am not really in favour of the proposed
measures. They even had the audacity to show up with two lawyers
who took notes and an army of legal experts and stakeholders. The
last time they came, I did not have enough room in my office to offer
all of them a seat. Now they come in groups of six. I continue to
open my door. I cannot refuse. The mining industry is important to
Manicouagan. We can see where things stand with someone who is
not really in favour of the measures being proposed in 2014. Imagine
someone who is open to what they are proposing; they must always
be in their office. These people have rented an office not far from
Parliament. They are close by and they are ever-present on
Parliament Hill. If they came to my office six times, I can hardly
imagine what it must be like for the Conservatives. They must have a
red phone, like Batman, to have a direct line to them. I submit this to
you.
I think that the crux of the matter in this case is that the other side
has the wrong idea about consultation. If first nations were truly
consulted, we would not have near-riots on Parliament Hill, where
dozens of chiefs tried to break down the main door to be heard. If
there were true consideration of aboriginal interests and prerogatives,
we would not have these problems.
I talked about the constant pressure from big industrial lobby
groups. I think one thing should be perfectly clear to those who
oppose this idea and to my colleagues in the House: citizen
involvement is a guarantee of stability. It is good for the market. The
parties need to involve citizens, not disingenuously say that they are
being consulted. Citizens' concerns and goals must be genuinely
taken into account. Stability flows from a genuine desire to include
people. They are on the wrong track now. Suppressing public
opinion is the wrong way to go, and TransCanada's communication
document was a bad idea. There really has to be a desire to include
people.
[Translation]
Mr. Jonathan Genest-Jourdain: Mr. Speaker, I would like to
thank my colleague for her question.
I think that the government is mistaken about the notion of
consultation and consideration of the results in particular. If it holds
consultations and then shelves the results, aspirations and concerns,
that really is not consultation. The government has to follow
through. I hope, and they have one year because there will be an
election for everyone in 2015, that the Conservatives change their
approach. We are going to assume that they will show goodwill in
the future.
This does not just concern first nations. This concerns all
Canadians because clean air and the environment are vital to the
Canadian people.
[English]
Mrs. Kelly Block (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Natural Resources, CPC): Mr. Speaker, I do believe I heard the
member say that if a local group is opposed to a project, then the
project should not go forward. I am sure that everyone is aware that
projects should be in the best interests of all Canadians.
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I am wondering if the member is aware of the benefits of
developing our natural resources here in Canada. Could he comment
on why the NDP seems to be opposed to developing those
resources?
[English]
[Translation]
Ms. Linda Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, the member has brought forward an incredibly important
motion at this point in history on how we are addressing energy
projects in this country.
Mr. Jonathan Genest-Jourdain: Mr. Speaker, I would like to
thank my colleague for her question.
I submit this respectfully.
The member, I am sure, has noted that the Minister of Natural
Resources just this week committed to engaging communities in
environmental stewardship in reserve decisions, and yet it is a year
almost to the day that the government commissioned a report by
Douglas Eyford looking at how the government failed to consult first
nations on the gateway pipeline project. Mr. Eyford delivered four or
five pages of recommendations on how the government could
improve and yet we have seen no progress. We are going backwards
with respect to constructive consultation.
If people are protesting and taking action in 2014, it is because
they do not have any other recourse and the only thing they can do is
to band together.
Opposition to resource extraction is not widespread. There is an
industrial initiative set to begin soon in Port-Cartier. Although it does
not involve the extraction of natural resources, it is a progressive
project. We are going to give the company the benefit of the doubt
and believe that it has good intentions.
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However, given what we are seeing and what we have seen to
date, history has taught us that, all too often, natural resource
extraction and mining projects open the door to abuse. Companies
work behind closed doors. They work in a vacuum. They make sure
to talk to just one group. No information is shared. Environmental
reports are given only to government. People are left in the dark.
That is why people are protesting and these protests can end up
interfering with a company's plans and slow down its project. If
economic development is based on fraudulent practices and a lack of
public consent, it will eventually hit a wall.
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[English]
Mrs. Kelly Block (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Natural Resources, CPC): Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to join the
debate on Motion No. 533. This motion proposes that natural
resource projects undergo a broader consultation with first nations
and citizens in areas affected by development activities. While I am
sure that the member has good intentions with this motion, he must
be unaware of the extremely rigorous consultation process already in
place for resource projects.
I would like to take this opportunity to outline our review process
for the House. Canada currently has three organizations managing
review processes at the federal level. These are the National Energy
Board, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, and the
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. All three operate at arm's
length from the government and they all address the concerns raised
in this motion. Invariably, the reviews they conduct involve a
rigorous and comprehensive environmental assessment. This
requires technical analysis of potential environmental impacts of a
project, as well as measures to avoid or mitigate impacts on affected
communities.
In every case, project proposals brought forward by proponents
are scrutinized through a rigorous and transparent process. All
regulatory reviews are supported by high-quality science, technical
knowledge, and expertise from numerous federal department and
agency experts. Evidence brought to the review bodies' attention by
all participants is tested for its veracity and comprehensiveness to
ensure that final decisions are based on hard facts, not public
sentiment. This is important.
While the NDP is all too willing to make important decisions
based on ideology, our Conservative government relies on scientific
and fact-based reviews to inform our decision-making. In fact, it was
the Leader of the Opposition himself who said:
There are some things that some people would send to the NEB that we would say
no to.
Canadians deserve better than that, which is why our government
only makes decisions once an independent scientific review is
complete.
Members of the House can rest assured that there is ample
opportunity for Canadians to take part in these review processes.
Indeed, members of the general public and aboriginal groups who
are directly affected by projects or who have relevant expertise are
encouraged to participate. For example, community and aboriginal
traditional knowledge are explicitly recognized in the Canadian
Environmental Assessment Act, or CEAA, from 2012.
There are multiple avenues for individuals, communities, and
aboriginal groups to express their concerns in these reviews. These
include public comment periods, engagement and consultation
meetings, and letters of comment and public hearings. Of course,
participation requires more than just an expression of support or
opposition: people's views need to be substantiated with evidence.
Furthermore, there are provisions in the legislation governing all
three regulatory processes to promote transparency. This ensures that
Canadians have access to the necessary information to reach an
informed opinion on a project. Take the example of the CEAA
registry. It is an Internet site that contains key information about
environmental assessments conducted under the act. This information is available to the public and ranges from background technical
documents, environmental assessment reports, and comments filed
by the public to records regarding any follow-up program or
mitigation measures to be implemented.
As hon. members can see, there is truly a transparent process in
place for Canadians.
I would like to underline that all projects are subject to regulatory
permitting, monitoring, and compliance activities following an
environmental assessment. Ultimately, independent organizations
like the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, the National
Energy Board, and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission make
recommendations and decisions in the Canadian public interest. This
is essential in order for the government to reach a balanced and
informed decision regarding whether Canada would be better off
with or without a development project.
The key is balance. The review process considers environmental,
economic, and social considerations related to a potential natural
resource based project.
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I know all members on this side of the House have not forgotten
that Canada's natural resources sector is a significant contributor to
national, provincial and territorial economies, enabling Canadians to
enjoy high living standards. We know that if the NDP had its way, it
would shut down resource development entirely.
This is how the NDP's plan would affect our Canadian economy.
The natural resources sector provides nearly 20% of our GDP and
supports 1.8 million jobs. All of this activity generates royalties and
revenues for governments to provide important social programs,
from health to education to pensions for Canadians. When we see the
dramatic economic benefits of natural resource development for
Canada as a whole, it becomes clear that the impacts of a project
extend well beyond a local area to the country at large. Our
government understands this and Canadians know they simply
cannot trust the NDP to look out for their best interests.
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Topics as important as responsible resource development, which
generates economic benefits, while protecting the environment and
accommodating the needs of affected communities, cannot be
reduced to a popularity contest. The exhaustive process of
considering and balancing evidence based on science could be
rendered irrelevant if there were a test of public willingness. Such a
test could essentially provide a local veto over the project, regardless
of the recommendations resulting from a fact based, comprehensive
review process. In essence, this would negate evidence and expert
testimony provided in favour of public opinion.
allowed by legislation, but he fought that charge and he got his treaty
rights.
This proposal is poorly defined in the motion and it simply cannot
be assessed and challenged in the same way as detailed evidence of
potential environmental, economic and social impacts, the foundation of the review process we have in place right now.
The second example had to do with the Sydney tar ponds, an
extremely toxic area that was located in my riding. We had to clean it
up. It was a $400 million cleanup. When we embarked on that, the
Liberal government was in power, but then there was a good
Conservative government in Nova Scotia, under the leadership of
Premier John Hamm. We worked together with them. He was what
we would call a red Tory. We worked well with him, and we got
$400 million to clean up the tar ponds.
Canada already has an extremely rigorous regulatory regime in
place to consider major resource projects. These projects are subject
to comprehensive review processes based on environmental,
economic and social considerations. Recommendations on projects
are then made by independent regulators, based on the entirety of
evidence collected.
The process is established through legislation. It includes the
assessment of environmental effects, timelines for governing review
and decisions, and the participation of interested and affected parties.
As we have always said, projects will only proceed if they are
proven to be safe for the environment and safe for Canadians, based
on science.
For this reason, our government cannot support this motion.
Hon. Mark Eyking (Sydney—Victoria, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I
rise today to speak on Motion No. 533, which calls on the federal
government to subject natural resource development projects to a
broader consultation with first nations and local communities. One
would think that should be a given, but apparently it is not.
In Nova Scotia, we have 13 Mi'kmaq first nations communities.
One of the smaller ones is in the Annapolis Valley. It has almost 300
people. The largest one, Eskasoni, is in my riding. It has over 4,000
people. In Nova Scotia and in Cape Breton, first nation people make
a big contribution not only to our economy and to our well-being but
also to our whole social fabric.
We have seen time and time again that the Conservatives do not
have a good relationship with first nations communities. A core
responsibility of the federal government is to facilitate a meaningful
consultation on resource development projects. Over the long term,
this is the only way to leverage our natural resources in a way that is
sustainable, maximizes economic opportunities, and strengthens first
nations and local communities.
I will give two examples of major events in my riding that show
how first nations communities have taken more charge of events and
have received more out of the natural resources around them.
The first example relates to Donald Marshall, Jr. The House may
not remember him, as he is not with us anymore, but he was
wrongfully committed to jail for murder. He was later cleared. When
he was in jail, he did a study on all the treaties and rights of first
nations. When he came out of jail, he went eeling. He was catching
eels for his family. He was charged, because apparently that was not
He made a big change for many first nations people and first
nations communities, not only in Cape Breton but in Nova Scotia
and across Canada. In the areas of fisheries, forestry, and natural
resources, first nations have treaty rights to own or participate in the
resources in their communities.
My point is that the first nations community stepped up to the
plate. The first nations community got a 10% carve-out from that
project, so they were part of the cleanup process. They had their
people educated and trained in trades to help us clean that up. They
benefited.
My point is not only that they deserve a part of the resources but
also that they can step up to the plate when asked to. They are able to
get the big jobs done that we need to do.
The Conservative government has proven time and time again that
it is not interested in input from anyone else. Everything comes
down from the Prime Minister's Office. It comes down from the top.
Conservatives do not work with others.
There is a need to consult on issues such as resource development.
The message from the Conservatives has been clear: people are
either with them or against them. There is an old saying that when
the only tool in the tool belt is a hammer, every problem looks like a
nail. That is exactly the way they operate. That is the approach we
are seeing when it comes to the government's approval process.
Let us reflect on the Conservatives' track record on progress with
resource development. After eight years under the Conservatives, we
are further behind on creating sensible policies. The government has
failed on one of the most important infrastructure projects of our
generation. Many people from my riding in Cape Breton work out
west on the oil patch. When we see the Keystone XL pipeline not
going anywhere, it is another example of how the Conservatives are
not getting the job done. It is because of their relationship with
others.
Needlessly, the Conservatives have these bad relationships. We
see it with the country of origin labelling.
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I am on the agriculture committee, and the beef and pork
producers are losing the market in the United States, which is all due
to bad relationships with our biggest trading partner. Especially now,
the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Minister of
International Trade should be working with the new senators,
congressmen and governors to get our beef and pork moving there,
but that is another problem with the Conservatives' relationship with
others.
Many people do not know about this, but there is what is called
preferential access to the perishable agricultural commodities act. To
put it plainly, right now when produce farmers from Canada sell into
the United States, the Americans have a bond in place so if Canadian
growers do not get paid, it ensures they do. What happened? Over a
year ago, the Americans said that it needed the same in Canada,
which makes sense. If they are protecting our growers there, why is
Canada not protecting their growers here? Nothing was done by the
government to help our producers. Now we have a stalemate, which
is another example of a bad relationship where things do not get
done.
For average Canadians, the government appears to be chasing a
different project every time they turn around, rather than fostering
better relationships with our key partners in opening up new markets
in a sustainable way. All of this contributes to a lack of confidence in
Canadians on the government's transparency and accountability.
The responsible development of our natural resources is clearly in
the national interest, but it must be done through building
partnerships among industry, first nations and civil society. A core
responsibility of the federal government is to facilitate meaningful
consultation on resource development projects. Over the long term,
this is the only way we will leverage our natural resources in a way
that is sustainable, maximizes economic opportunity, and strengthens
the first nations and local communities. We have seen that with the
cleanup of the tar ponds, which should be a template for other
projects right across our country.
In improving natural resource projects, the federal government has
a crucial responsibility to balance economic development, energy
security, and environmental and socio-economic factors to arrive at a
decision that is in the best interests of first nations and Canadians. It
sounds so practical. The Liberals believe we need to create a
regulatory regime that is balanced, one that creates growth and
protects the environment. We can do both at the same time.
Unfortunately, as mentioned in the House in the last hour or so,
under the Conservatives, the National Energy Board has become
kind of an advisory board to cabinet and the PMO. The Liberals
recognize this and are fully aware that first nations communities
desire greater accountability and transparency from the federal
government.
Moving forward, natural resource development must adhere to
the most stringent environmental assessments and reviews, and must
fully respect aboriginal and treaty rights. It takes a lot of hard work
and leadership to pull this off, but when it comes down to resource
development, it is crucial to build partnerships among industry, first
nations and civil society.
I would like to remind Canadians that the Conservatives have
gutted environmental protection and oversight in the interest of
resource development at all costs. Resource development that is not
done in full consultation and collaboration with impacted aboriginal
communities is just not responsible, and it is unconstitutional.
Aboriginal communities rightfully expect governments to involve
them in the early stages of a project's planning and decision making.
There is the odd good Conservative, and it is too bad that when one
goes over to that side, he or she drinks the Kool-Aid, and things do
not go very well.
At the end of the day, we have to recognize our first nations
people. They were here first. Many times they know how to treat our
resources properly. They want to move forward with our economy.
Working in partnership with impacted aboriginal communities is not
just a question of legal obligation, but a tremendous opportunity. We
must return to the original respectful and collaborative partnership
with our aboriginal communities, including recognition of their
inherent treaty rights.
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Mr. Claude Gravelle (Nickel Belt, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am very
happy today to stand in the House to speak to the motion by my hon.
colleague from Manicouagan. The people of his riding can be proud
of his passionate representation on their behalf. Along with our
colleague from Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou, the member is an outstanding champion for his own Inuit and first nations
communities.
I am on my second term as MP for Nickel Belt, but it was in this
Parliament, with the election in 2011 under our former leader, Jack
Layton, that our party saw the election of so many new young and
gifted members from Quebec. This motion today is his commitment
to put people and their communities and their rights first and
foremost when it comes to natural resources projects.
I come from Nickel Belt and Greater Sudbury, home of the largest
nickel basin in the world. I worked for 34 years for Inco, a mining
company. I have seen the good and the bad that mining can do in a
region. I absolutely support public consultation and real efforts to get
public support for these projects. I will address that shortly.
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First, as chair of the 20-MP NDP mining caucus, I will say a few
words about our strong support for mining when it is done right. My
party and I recognize the importance of mining in our communities.
In 2013, over 380,000 jobs were in mineral extraction, smelting,
fabrication and manufacturing in our country. Mining is an economic
and investment driver for Canada, paying $71 billion in taxes and
royalties to Canadian governments in the past decade. I am told the
mining sector is the largest employer of aboriginal people.
My region of Greater Sudbury is now being called “Canada's
mining superstore”, given all of the technology, research and
innovation in the Greater Sudbury region. The Mining Association
of Canada estimates that upwards of $160 billion in mining projects
are presently proposed in Canada, including multi-billion dollar
investments in Nunavut; Northwest Territories; B.C.; Alberta,
Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario, especially with the Ring of Fire;
Quebec; and Newfoundland and Labrador. That underlines the
importance of the motion before the House today.
The member speaks often of social licence for those natural
resources projects. In plain language, we want people and their
communities to have current and future generation concerns
addressed before they say yes to these projects. They want to see
that the mining companies are taking seriously their responsibilities
and understanding all of the implications of mining or other
exploration. These holes in the ground, the blasting and the
excavation also have consequences for drinking water, our health,
our noise, our pollution and much more that touches on the daily
lives of citizens. When companies move into a community with their
well-paying jobs, they are welcome.
There can be other social and health consequences that are not so
good. More and more, I hear mining companies talking about
corporate social responsibility, making progress in this regard. That
is a good thing. My leader met with the Mining Association of
Canada representatives this week. We urged the companies to
continue to work on social licence and to continue to work on this
corporate social responsibility. We know from news stories about
bad behaviour abroad from some Canadian companies. We also have
to be vigilant that here at home we hold our companies to higher
standards too.
Cases in point are Osisko's Malartic mine, the tensions triggered
by the prospect of uranium mining on the north shore in Quebec; the
controversial oil pipeline and tanker port projects in British
Columbia and Quebec, including the one in Cacouna; and the Mine
Arnaud project in Sept-îles, which dealt a blow to the local social
climate. I meet with mining company officials, and I hear more and
more of their work and their commitment to this responsibility.
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[Translation]
Advance public consultation is a positive and innovative measure
because it makes it possible for three things to happen.
First, it puts the public at the heart of the decision-making process.
Civil society stakeholders have long called for real, direct public
consultation and for the public's wishes to be considered in natural
resource development projects. This motion would put the public at
the heart of the decision-making process as opposed to the public
being told about it after the fact.
Second, advance public consultation helps ensure that the federal
government's historic commitments to members of the first nations
are fulfilled. The federal government must respect first nations' rights
on traditional territories and must submit development initiatives to
members of the communities affected.
Third, consultation would ensure that economic development is in
sync with the public's vision for the land. If the public's wishes are
respected, it will help appease the communities that are struggling to
make decisions about contested economic development projects,
which would thus create a good environment for investment and for
promoting better projects that protect the environment and the
communities.
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[English]
The motion fits well with the NDP's basic position on the
environment:
Protecting the environment as a common good by creating a legal framework to
ensure that people have the right to live in a healthy environment with access to
natural spaces.
We say here today that we want what Canadians want in their
communities on these projects: transparency, consultation, and
consent.
I have introduced a number of private member's bills regarding
foreign ownership transactions, the kind my region of Sudbury has
experienced. My bills call for this same transparency and public
consultation.
I want to say something about consultation.
I am following very closely the Ring of Fire project in
northwestern Ontario. There has been nothing more than a backand-forth blame game going on between the Conservative government here in Ottawa and the Liberal government in the province of
Ontario. Northerners are fed up.
Our first nation communities are reminding those governments,
yet again, what the duty to consult actually means. It is more than
providing information. It is more than giving an hour's notice of big
announcements coming out. It is what the NDP and our leader have
articulated clearly: a constitutional responsibility to do full, real, and
meaningful consultation.
That is why we support a nation-to-nation approach. At the
Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's mega-convention earlier this year in Toronto, my leader made it clear that he
supports the Ring of Fire project, if done this way.
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Our leader said:
The Ring of Fire project is an important development for families in Northern
Ontario today and for generations to come. Unfortunately, Conservative policies have
undermined the government's ability to oversee that all social and environmental
regulations are being fully understood and addressed.
Citing his cabinet experience in Quebec, he told the mining
companies that the Ring of Fire project can only move forward when
public confidence and real partnerships with first nation communities are secured. He also underscored the long-standing NDP
commitment to deal nation to nation with first nation governments to
build relationships that benefit people, business, and the land.
This not a playing of the economy over and against the
environment, as we see the current government do. It is finding a
way to be both for the economy and for the environment. This is a
win-win situation, especially for first nations and other communities.
It makes smart business sense, too, as more mining companies are
discovering.
The purpose of the motion is to make it mandatory for the
government to consult Canadian citizens and first nation members
before implementing a natural resource development project on their
territory or in their living environment. Public willingness should be
a criterion in obtaining a development permit to the same degree as
impacts on human health, ecosystem maintenance, employment, and
economic development.
Mr. Bob Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, I am thankful for this opportunity to comment on Motion
No. 533 and to reinforce my colleague's comments that much of
what it proposes to do is already being accomplished. Indeed,
Canadians can take pride and have confidence in our world-class
safety standards, which our government has worked so hard to
improve in recent years.
We have introduced multiple measures to strengthen the
regulatory process for major resource projects. Among the most
effective is our plan for responsible resource development, which
has led to economic growth, increased environmental protection, and
enhanced consultations with aboriginal peoples. This policy is rooted
in our commitment to develop our natural resources in an
environmentally and socially responsible way. This means ensuring
that natural resource development benefits all Canadians, including
the aboriginal peoples of Canada.
As a result of our plan, our natural resource sector is among the
most stringently regulated in the world. Specifically, we have
strengthened environmental protection by ensuring that no natural
resource project will receive federal approval unless it is safe for the
environment and for Canadians. For the first time, our government
has introduced enforceable environmental assessment decision
statements. Components of major projects now have to comply
with conditions set out in these decision statements; if not they could
face tough financial penalties, which I will talk about more in a
moment. Our government is also providing federal inspectors with
the authority to examine whether conditions set out in an
environmental assessment decision statement are met.
As well, we have introduced tough new financial penalties to
preventively address contraventions of environmental laws quickly
under the National Energy Board Act and the Canadian Nuclear
Safety Act, so that larger issues do not arise in the future. Especially
important is the fact that responsible resource development has an
entire component dedicated to ensuring that consultations with
aboriginal peoples are consistent, accountable, meaningful, and
timely. For example, consultations with aboriginal peoples are
integrated into the new environmental assessment and regulatory
processes. We also provide significant funding specifically to
support consultations with aboriginal peoples.
We have also designated a lead department or agency as a single
crown consultation coordinator for each major project review. This
reduces the previous redundant consultations that frustrated many
aboriginal communities. Not only that, we also negotiate consultation protocols or agreements with aboriginal groups to establish
more clearly what the expectations and level of consultation should
be. Better still, we know that resource development cannot thrive
without the contributions of our aboriginal peoples. We have taken
significant action to facilitate greater participation of aboriginal
people in resource projects. This is being accomplished through
initiatives such as the major projects management office–west,
which we recently set up in Vancouver. The office is working with
aboriginal peoples and first nations to ensure their meaningful
involvement in assessing and managing the environmental safety of
proposed projects.
Therefore, as members can see, our improved regulatory regime
for major natural resource projects is not only among the most
efficient, effective, and competitive in the world, but is also among
the most inclusive, ensuring that there are numerous opportunities
for active public participation. As proud as we are of this approach,
we are determined to do even better. That is why our government has
also addressed safety concerns by implementing world-class pipeline, rail, and tanker safety systems that all Canadians can trust. As
just one example, we have given the National Energy Board the
necessary resources to double the number of annual inspections of
pipelines. The board also doubled the number of annual comprehensive safety audits to identify pipeline issues before incidents
occur. The NEB now can issue administrative monetary penalties of
up to $100,000 a day per infraction for companies that do not
comply with safety and environmental regulations. Ironically, but not
surprisingly, that member and the NDP voted against these enhanced
pipeline safety measures. To us that does not make sense.
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There are more tough measures on the way. We have announced
plans to give the board even greater authority so that it can
strengthen incident prevention, preparedness, response, liability, and
compensation. Even though more than 99.999% of the oil and gas
transported on Canada's federally regulated pipelines arrived safely
between 2008 and 2013, we are committed to trying to achieve zero
incidents.
As more and more energy products are being shipped by rail, our
government has also announced measures to improve railway safety
and ensure the safe transportation of dangerous goods by rail,
including the introduction of new regulations for DOT-111 railcars.
This includes thicker steel requirements, as well as the addition of
top fitting and head shield protection.
● (1355)
We also have nine acts of Parliament governing marine safety.
These laws complement and reinforce international regulations
established by the International Maritime Organization, and we are
always working to improve them.
For example, we proposed new regulatory oversight and
enforcement capabilities provided under Bill C-3, the safeguarding
Canada's seas and skies act. These measures underline that when it
comes to transporting our natural resources, whether by pipeline,
rail, or tanker, our government will not compromise on public safety
or environmental protection.
We all know that some in the NDP are opposed to all forms of
resource development for the benefit of Canadians. They are
opposed to the building of infrastructure that would create hundreds
of thousands of jobs and to projects that would generate billions to
fund critical social programs. Further, some would rather see our
resources stranded and our legacy squandered. Again, it does not
make sense. A lot of jobs come from these projects.
Our government understands the enormous benefits resource
development can provide to all Canadians. This is why we have
implemented such a rigorous review process for projects and have
ensured that local communities and aboriginal peoples can actively
participate in and benefit from resource development.
I simply cannot see a need for this motion, when clearly, as I
stated, our current regulatory review process is already robust,
independent, based on science, and among the best in the world.
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Ms. Linda Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona, NDP): Mr.
Speaker, there is a lot more to be said on this motion.
I certainly commend my colleague for bringing forward the
motion and for being a strong force in his Innu community in this
place. I appreciate his expertise in criminal law from his practice in
that area representing his people very well. I appreciate that he has
brought that knowledge to this place and has shared a lot of that
knowledge in this motion he has brought forward, which is based on
his personal experience and the frustration of his community
members regarding having a voice in major energy projects.
The member's motion is essentially calling for the Conservative
government to step up to the plate and finally support a genuine
process for the engagement of Canadian communities, including first
nation and Métis communities, in decision-making on major energy
projects. This includes the potential impact on human health, the
ecosystem, employment, and economic development.
The member has three key messages that I think are important and
that surely everyone in this place would support: that citizens should
have a central place in the decision-making process, particularly
when projects might impact their health and environment; that there
should be respect for the historic commitments made by the federal
government to first nation peoples; and that we should ensure that
economic development is in tune with citizens' perception of their
territory and that they, and not people who live far from the site of
those projects, genuinely benefit from that development.
It is very important to note that the call for greater action by the
government is not something that just my colleague has raised. It has
actually been voiced by the Commissioner of the Environment and
Sustainable Development. In his report just this fall, he slammed the
government. He determined that the federal government has been
clearly ignoring its duties to ensure that first nations and Métis are
engaged in environmental assessment and monitoring in major
energy projects, in particular oil sands projects. The commissioner
determined that, first, the government has failed to collect and
consider important traditional ecological information. Second, it has
ignored its duty to consult. Third, it has made it harder for
aboriginals to participate in decision-making on major energy
projects impacting first nation and Métis lands, water, and people.
My colleague has raised some skepticism about the concept of
social licence, and I think that is a fair comment. Each time we reach
some kind of consensus that we need to move forward with, the
terms “participation”, “consultation”, “social impact assessment”,
and “social licence” often become perverted because those principles
are not really applied in good faith. The member's call to the House
is that we need to agree that we are genuinely committed to enabling
a constructive voice for Canadians in decision-making on major
energy projects. We should go beyond the brief mention of a concept
and give some reality to it so that it actually includes genuine
environmental impacts, social impacts, and local impacts. That
consultation should be a precondition in deciding if a project is in the
public interest.
We hear members on the other side talk about how we have a
perfect review process. They say that all they need to do is consider
what is in the public interest. However, what is the public interest? If
we are not genuinely considering the issues and concerns of the
locally impacted people, how genuinely can we really say we are
considering the public interest in making decisions to accept or reject
a major energy project?
I look forward to continuing to speak on this at a later date, and I
appreciate the time to at least rise briefly in support of my colleague's
very important motion in this place.
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The Deputy Speaker: The hon. member will have six minutes
and ten seconds left when the debate on the bill resumes.
[Translation]
The time provided for the consideration of private members'
business has now expired and the order is dropped to the bottom of
the order of precedence on the order paper.
It being 2:05 p.m., the House stands adjourned until next Monday
at 11 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).
(The House adjourned at 2:05 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
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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sydney—Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Provencher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vaughan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Abbotsford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delta—Richmond East . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prince Edward Island. . . .
Nova Scotia . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manitoba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
British Columbia . . . . . . . .
CPC
Lib.
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Eyking, Hon. Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Falk, Ted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fantino, Hon. Julian, Minister of Veterans Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 Veterans
Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 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
Agriculture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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, Erin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ind.
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NDP
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
BQ
CPC
NDP
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 . . . . . . .
Thibeault, Glenn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sudbury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manitoba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
NDP
CPC
CPC
NDP
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NDP
Saskatchewan . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Québec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
Lib.
CPC
NDP
10
Province of
Constituency
Political
Affiliation
Name of Member
Constituency
Uppal, Hon. Tim, Minister of State (Multiculturalism). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edmonton—Sherwood Park. . . . Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VACANCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Whitby—Oshawa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Yellowhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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
11
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edmonton East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calgary Southwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edmonton Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lethbridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
NDP
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
ALBERTA (27)
Ablonczy, Hon. Diane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ambrose, Hon. Rona, Minister of Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anders, Rob. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Barlow, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Benoit, Leon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calkins, Blaine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Crockatt, Joan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dreeshen, Earl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duncan, Linda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VACANCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Yellowhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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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 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Aglukkaq, Hon. Leona, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian
Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council . . . . Nunavut. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPC
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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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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, Minister of Veterans Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finley, Hon. Diane, Minister of Public Works and Government Services. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freeland, Chrystia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Galipeau, Royal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gallant, Cheryl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gill, Parm, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cambridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bramalea—Gore—Malton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nickel Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scarborough Southwest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sault Ste. Marie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
London West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kingston and the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing . . . . .
Thunder Bay—Superior North . . . . . . . . . . . .
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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 Agriculture . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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, Erin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade . . . . . . . .
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
NDP
NDP
NDP
Lib.
CPC
Lib.
Lib.
Richmond Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parkdale—High Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Niagara Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Northumberland—Quinte West . . . . . . . . . . .
Carleton—Mississippi Mills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Eglinton—Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Etobicoke Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Durham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nepean—Carleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Elgin—Middlesex—London . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thunder Bay—Rainy River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Halton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and
Addington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
NDP
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
CPC
NDP
CPC
Kenora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Perth—Wellington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Toronto—Danforth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brampton West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
York West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lambton—Kent—Middlesex . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scarborough—Rouge River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Simcoe North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
York South—Weston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—
Westdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thibeault, Glenn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sudbury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
CPC
NDP
CPC
Lib.
CPC
NDP
CPC
NDP
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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NDP
CPC
CPC
CPC
Lib.
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Lib.
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16
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Whitby—Oshawa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND (4)
Casey, Sean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Easter, Hon. Wayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MacAulay, Hon. Lawrence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shea, Hon. Gail, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charlottetown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Malpeque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cardigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Egmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lib.
Lib.
Lib.
CPC
Trois-Rivières . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Honoré-Mercier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Richmond—Arthabaska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jeanne-Le Ber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NDP
NDP
Ind.
NDP
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPC
NDP
NDP
CPC
NDP
NDP
NDP
NDP
NDP
NDP
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NDP
NDP
NDP
NDP
Lib.
NDP
Lib.
NDP
NDP
NDP
Lib.
NDP
FD
NDP
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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
Political
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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SASKATCHEWAN (14)
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 November 21, 2014 — 2nd Session, 41st Parliament)
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS AND NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT
Chair:
John Barlow
Rob Clarke
Chris Warkentin
Earl Dreeshen
Jonathan Genest-Jourdain
Vice-Chairs:
Carol Hughes
Kyle Seeback
Carolyn Bennett
Jean Crowder
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
Niki Ashton
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
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
Erin O'Toole
LaVar Payne
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
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ACCESS TO INFORMATION, PRIVACY AND ETHICS
Chair:
Charmaine Borg
Ray Boughen
Pat Martin
Paul Calandra
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Vice-Chair:
Patricia Davidson
LaVar Payne
Mathieu Ravignat
Scott Simms
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
Pierre-Luc Dusseault
Rick Dykstra
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
Ted Opitz
Erin O'Toole
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)
21
AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD
Chair:
Malcolm Allen
Earl Dreeshen
Bev Shipley
Randy Hoback
Pierre Lemieux
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
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
Carol Hughes
Roxanne James
Peter Julian
Randy Kamp
Gerald Keddy
Peter Kent
Greg Kerr
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Chungsen Leung
Wladyslaw Lizon
Ben Lobb
Tom Lukiwski
James Lunney
Dave MacKenzie
Larry Maguire
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
Erin O'Toole
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)
22
CANADIAN HERITAGE
Chair:
Rick Dykstra
Jim Hillyer
Gordon Brown
Irene Mathyssen
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
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
Erin O'Toole
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
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)
23
CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Chair:
Jay Aspin
Pierre Dionne Labelle
David Tilson
Chungsen Leung
Costas Menegakis
Vice-Chairs:
Ted Opitz
Jasbir Sandhu
Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe
John McCallum
Devinder Shory
Rathika Sitsabaiesan
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
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
Erin O'Toole
LaVar Payne
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
(11)
24
ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Chair:
Stella Ambler
Dennis Bevington
Harold Albrecht
Colin Carrie
Mylène Freeman
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
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
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
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
Erin O'Toole
LaVar Payne
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)
25
FINANCE
Chair:
Mark Adler
Mike Allen
James Rajotte
Guy Caron
Gerald Keddy
Vice-Chairs:
Murray Rankin
Andrew Saxton
Scott Brison
Nathan Cullen
Dave Van Kesteren
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
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
Ron Cannan
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Raymond Côté
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Emmanuel Dubourg
Rick Dykstra
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
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
Erin O'Toole
LaVar Payne
Joe Preston
Scott Reid
Blake Richards
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)
26
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
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
Erin O'Toole
LaVar Payne
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)
27
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
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
Erin O'Toole
LaVar Payne
Ève Péclet
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:
Gary Schellenberger
Irwin Cotler
Wayne Marston
David Sweet
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28
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ESTIMATES
Chair:
Mark Adler
Brad Butt
Pierre-Luc Dusseault
Anne-Marie Day
Jim Hillyer
Vice-Chairs:
Larry Maguire
Pat Martin
Gerry Byrne
Gordon O'Connor
Bernard Trottier
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
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
Colin Mayes
Phil McColeman
Cathy McLeod
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
Erin O'Toole
LaVar Payne
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Mathieu Ravignat
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
Wai Young
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
(10)
29
HEALTH
Chair:
Eve Adams
Matthew Kellway
Ben Lobb
Wladyslaw Lizon
James Lunney
Vice-Chairs:
Dany Morin
David Wilks
Libby Davies
Hedy Fry
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
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
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
Christine Moore
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
Erin O'Toole
LaVar Payne
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
Glenn Thibeault
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
Sadia Groguhé
Vice-Chairs:
Larry Maguire
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
Irene Mathyssen
Costas Menegakis
Larry Miller
Rick Norlock
Deepak Obhrai
Gordon O'Connor
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Ted Opitz
Erin O'Toole
LaVar Payne
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:
Joyce Bateman
Raymond Côté
David Sweet
Joe Daniel
Cheryl Gallant
Vice-Chairs:
Peggy Nash
Judy Sgro
Mike Lake
Brian Masse
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
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
John Carmichael
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
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
Erin O'Toole
LaVar Payne
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:
Ron Cannan
Chrystia Freeland
Randy Hoback
Nina Grewal
Laurin Liu
Vice-Chair:
Marc-André Morin
Erin O'Toole
Don Davies
Blake Richards
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
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
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Royal Galipeau
Cheryl Gallant
Parm Gill
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
Joe Preston
James Rajotte
Mathieu Ravignat
Scott Reid
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
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
Erin O'Toole
LaVar Payne
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
Corneliu Chisu
Peter Kent
Cheryl Gallant
Élaine Michaud
Vice-Chairs:
Rick Norlock
Glenn Thibeault
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
Tarik Brahmi
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
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
Erin O'Toole
LaVar Payne
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
Joan Crockatt
Leon Benoit
Linda Duncan
Guy Lauzon
Vice-Chairs:
Ryan Leef
Christine Moore
Chris Charlton
Geoff Regan
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
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
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
Erin O'Toole
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
Glenn Thibeault
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:
Joyce Bateman
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Joe Daniel
Jacques Gourde
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
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
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
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
Erin O'Toole
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
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
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
Nathan Cullen
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
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
Erin O'Toole
LaVar Payne
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)
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
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
Erin O'Toole
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
Glenn Thibeault
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
(10)
40
PUBLIC SAFETY AND NATIONAL SECURITY
Chair:
Diane Ablonczy
John Carmichael
Daryl Kramp
Rosane Doré Lefebvre
Ted Falk
Vice-Chairs:
Roxanne James
Rick Norlock
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
Colin Carrie
Corneliu Chisu
Michael Chong
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Don Davies
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
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
Erin O'Toole
LaVar Payne
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)
41
STATUS OF WOMEN
Chair:
Hélène LeBlanc
Stella Ambler
Niki Ashton
John Barlow
Joan Crockatt
Vice-Chairs:
Djaouida Sellah
Susan Truppe
Kirsty Duncan
Tilly O'Neill Gordon
Wai Young
Associate Members
Diane Ablonczy
Eve Adams
Mark Adler
Dan Albas
Harold Albrecht
Mike Allen
Dean Allison
Rob Anders
David Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Keith Ashfield
Jay Aspin
Joyce Bateman
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
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Mylène Freeman
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
Erin O'Toole
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
David Yurdiga
Bob Zimmer
(10)
42
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
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
Erin O'Toole
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
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
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VETERANS AFFAIRS
Chair:
Sylvain Chicoine
Royal Galipeau
Greg Kerr
Parm Gill
Laurie Hawn
Vice-Chairs:
Bryan Hayes
Wladyslaw Lizon
Peter Stoffer
Frank Valeriote
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
Ted Falk
Steven Fletcher
Mylène Freeman
Cheryl Gallant
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
Ed Komarnicki
Daryl Kramp
Mike Lake
Guy Lauzon
Ryan Leef
Pierre Lemieux
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
Ted Opitz
Erin O'Toole
LaVar Payne
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
Réjean Genest
Guy Lauzon
José Nunez-Melo
Brian Storseth
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
Rob Clarke
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
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
Erin O'Toole
LaVar Payne
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
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
Rob Clarke
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
Joan Crockatt
Joe Daniel
Patricia Davidson
Bob Dechert
Earl Dreeshen
Rick Dykstra
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
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
Erin O'Toole
LaVar Payne
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. 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
Minister of Veterans Affairs
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 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. Erin O'Toole
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 Veterans Affairs
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 National Revenue and for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities
Agency
to the Minister of Industry
to the Minister of Agriculture
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 International Trade
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, November 21, 2014
GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act
Bill C-26. Second reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Doré Lefebvre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Garneau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Freeman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Brahmi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Kellway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Kellway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Brahmi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ORAL QUESTIONS
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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS
Suicide Prevention
Mr. Albrecht . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Regional Economic Development
Mr. Rafferty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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B. C. Municipal Elections
Mr. Albas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Hockey Hall of Fame
Mr. Valeriote. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Oshawa Santa Claus Parade
Mr. Carrie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Ukraine
Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Canadian Race Relations Foundation
Mr. Menegakis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Heart and Stroke Foundation
Mr. Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to
Sky Country) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Hockey
Mr. Gravelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Taxation
Mr. Gourde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Jean-Michel Pépin
Mr. Chicoine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Taxation
Mr. Dykstra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Children's Rights
Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Ukraine
Mr. Lukiwski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Liberal Party of Canada
Ms. Doré Lefebvre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Ukraine
Mr. Trottier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Veterans Affairs
Mr. Julian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Gill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Julian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Gill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Julian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Gill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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International Development
Ms. Turmel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Paradis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Turmel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Paradis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Infrastructure
Mr. McGuinty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Bergen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. McGuinty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Bergen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Regional Economic Development
Mr. McGuinty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mrs. Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Veterans Affairs
Mr. Rafferty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Gill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Brahmi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Gill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Passport Canada
Ms. Doré Lefebvre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Menegakis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Doré Lefebvre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Menegakis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Ethics
Mr. Ravignat
Mr. Calandra
Ms. Charlton
Mr. Calandra
Ms. Charlton
Mr. Calandra
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Justice
Mr. Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Dykstra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Dykstra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Veterans Affairs
Mr. Valeriote. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Gill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Garneau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Gill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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The Budget
Mr. McCallum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Saxton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9656
9657
Science and Technology
Ms. LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9657
9657
9657
9657
Privacy
Ms. Boivin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Goguen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Boivin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Goguen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9657
9657
9657
9658
National Defence
Mr. MacKenzie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Bezan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9658
9658
Regional Economic Development
Mr. Gravelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mrs. Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Caron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mrs. Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9658
9658
9658
9658
Agriculture and Agri-Food
Ms. Brosseau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Lemieux. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Rousseau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Lemieux. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9658
9658
9659
9659
Justice
Mr. Cotler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Goguen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9659
9659
Infrastructure
Mr. Dion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Braid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9659
9659
CBC/Radio-Canada
Mr. Genest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Dykstra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Dusseault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Dykstra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9659
9659
9659
9660
Taxation
Mr. Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Bergen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9660
9660
International Development
Mr. Eyking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Paradis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9660
9660
Youth
Mr. Sullivan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Bergen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9660
9660
The Environment
Mr. Galipeau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mrs. Aglukkaq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9660
9661
Canada Post
Ms. Perreault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Perreault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9661
9661
9661
Mr. Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9661
The Economy
Ms. Perreault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Saxton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9661
9661
ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Ms. James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9661
Government Response to Petitions
Mr. Lukiwski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9662
Republic of Moldova
Mr. Albrecht . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(Motion agreed to) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9662
9662
9662
Petitions
Agriculture
Mr. Woodworth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sex Selection
Mr. Woodworth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aboriginal Affairs
Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gaza
Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Violence Against Women
Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prostitution
Mr. Vellacott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Asbestos
Mr. Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sex Selection
Mr. Albrecht . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Local Food
Mr. Kellway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Impaired Driving
Mr. Kamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
Mr. Lukiwski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9662
9662
9662
9662
9662
9662
9662
9663
9663
9663
9663
GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act
Bill C-26. Second reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Doré Lefebvre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Brahmi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Sullivan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Julian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Brahmi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Julian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. O'Toole. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Doré Lefebvre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Choquette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Clarke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Doré Lefebvre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Division on motion deferred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9664
9664
9664
9665
9666
9666
9667
9668
9669
9669
9670
9670
9671
PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
Citizen Consultation Preceding Natural Resource Development
Mr. Genest-Jourdain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mrs. Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
................................................
9674
Mr. Eyking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9675
Mr. Gravelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9676
Mr. Zimmer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9678
Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9679
Mrs. Block
9671
9671
9673
9673
APPENDIX
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