Date: 2016/06/07 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

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Date: 2016/06/02 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

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Date: 2016/05/17 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

Madam Speaker, it is an honour to be able to rise at report stage. I appreciate the decision of the Speaker to recognize that if there was ever a time for exceptional circumstances and exceptions under our Standing Order 76(5), this is such an occasion. The use of the exceptional circumstances here is to allow ...

Date: 2016/05/10 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I will note parenthetically that I would reserve the right to come back to you to argue more substantively on the question of the rights of smaller parties in relation to report stage. It is very clear, though, as you have outlined, Mr. Speaker, that in this case there had been no direction ...

Date: 2016/05/03 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I do appreciate the respectful tone and the way in which all members in this place are approaching an issue which I know could divide us. It touches on the sanctity of life, on issues of great importance to all of us, and on the question of human suffering that so distresses all ...

Date: 2016/04/13 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague from Brampton Centre for sharing his time with me. It is such an honour for me to speak to budget 2016 this afternoon. I am going to divide the 10 minutes that I have into three general categories: first, the overall quality of the budgetary information; second, a quick ...

Date: 2016/03/08 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise today in this House to discuss Bill C-2. I want to start by clearly stating my premise up front, and then speaking to it throughout the 10 minutes I have. My premise is this, fairness for the middle class and societal inequality cannot stand together. ...

Date: 2016/02/23 -- Category/Categories: Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have an opportunity to speak to this important resolution. This is a difficult issue. Contrary to the implications in some of the speeches we have heard in this place since the government’s motion was put forward, this is not a black and white issue. It is one of the ...

Date: 2015/06/09 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to speak at report stage. I understand I am speaking to my amendments that were the deletion amendments and that substantive amendments that I put forward still await a ruling. As I have the floor now, just in brief response to the point made by the government House leader ...

Date: 2015/05/12 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Speeches

I rise to speak today on a bill that is important and has my support, but it opens up an area of public policy that really bears fuller examination. This bill gives us a chance to discuss that. I speak of Bill C-52, a bill for rail safety. As we all know, the issues of ...

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