Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, when we look at the political balance in this country, where ridings are and where new ridings are going to be popping up, we see there have been a few more seats added to the west.<...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I would like to know if my colleague agrees that by keeping the number of Quebec MPs the same and increasing the number of MPs elsewhere, Quebec's political weight will not be mainta...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I think the decision to do what they have done with adding and subtracting seats has to do with population. I think that is a big factor that goes into it.

The bill seeks to ma...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, it is always great to watch how testy the Conservatives get when they find out that people can actually come to Parliament and get things done. It is a minority Parliament, and one o...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, well, the one thing they have gotten done is they sacrificed their principles on lots of other areas, so that is up to them to decide. Conservatives have supported different governme...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

It is time to resume debate.

The hon. member for New Westminster—Burnaby.

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Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to speak to Bill C‑14. I will start by talking about the principles that have always underpinned the NDP's work in the House. I will then talk about...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, the reason we have this legislation before us today is that a commission was established through the independent agency known as Elections Canada to look at the number of seats and h...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, unfortunately, we have seen the Conservatives stand in this House and say they support the legislation, but that they want to debate it. We have seen this since the last election, wi...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I have a simple question for my colleague. What does he say to people who know that their French‑speaking nation is in decline, who are fighting, breathing through a straw and call...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, that is precisely my point. Proportional representation would mean seven fewer Bloc Québécois representatives in the House of Commons and seven more NDP members.

We have to r...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, the history of Canada has minority Parliaments, or at least never a majority of the population voting for one party. This actually fits with our heritage. I would like the hon. membe...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I admire my colleague from Windsor West a lot. He is always very incisive and effective in the questions he asks in the House of Commons.

We have had a tradition of ensuring th...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I hope this works. I am going to ask my friend the question I was going to ask the member for Cypress Hills—Grasslands about the ways in which our voting system tends to enforce no...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, this an obvious scenario on which the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands and I agree 100%, that our voting system is simply not working. We have representation from the older parties,...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, the member talks about co-operation and is very excited about the NDP's co-operation with the Liberals. I wonder if he has the same enthusiasm for co-operation with the provinces, wh...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I am a little flabbergasted, quite frankly. I gather, though I may have misunderstood, that the Conservative member, for whom I have a lot of respect, is calling into doubt the whole...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I would like to follow up with my hon. colleague. He raised concerns about the fact that the Conservatives seem to have lost their way as a credible voice, trying to pit region again...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I would simply suggest this: We should not take financial or economic advice from the member for Carleton, because if we had, we would have lost half our wealth since he began his le...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the hon. member for Louis-Saint-Laurent.

I am pleased to rise today to speak to Bill C-14, which talks about preserving provincial representati...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Mr. Speaker, to answer the member's question, it was not that long ago when the electoral commission brought forward the number of seats in the distribution of the provinces. The legislation we hav...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Mr. Speaker, I would remind the member for Winnipeg North that back on March 2, the Conservatives brought forward a motion that was passed unanimously. The motion read, “That the House oppose any...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Uqaqtittiji, I would like to thank the member for Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman for sharing in his intervention the piece on the geography of ridings. As members know, as the member of Parliament f...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Mr. Speaker, I agree with the member for Nunavut. I have some familiarity with her riding. My mother was born in Chesterfield Inlet and spent a number of years up in Pangnirtung. It is a part of Ca...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Mr. Speaker, it is always a pleasure to rise on behalf of the people of Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo.

Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo encompasses a somewhat urban centre in Kamloops, but it al...