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China Bans Canola

Mr. Speaker, it has been two months since the Chinese government banned imports of Canadian canola. Earlier this week, the Liberal leader was confusing China and Japan. This morning, the Liberals announced their plan to resolve the deepening crisis and dispute with China, and get this, by sending a trade mission to Japan. I cannot make this stuff up.

When will the Liberal leader finally get serious and launch a trade complaint against China?

More May 1st, 2019

Tariffs Still in Place

Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives launched the most ambitious trade agenda this country has ever seen. The trans-Pacific partnership was a Conservative deal. Free trade with Europe was a Conservative deal. Our updated trade with Israel was a Conservative deal.

What is the Prime Minister’s record?

In negotiations with the U.S., he delivered losses. Steel and aluminum tariffs are still in place. On softwood lumber, there is no deal. For canola farmers, there is no solution. With the Liberals so focused on their scandals, when will they be able to get something done on trade?

Omar Alghabra (Mississauga Centre)

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More April 11th, 2019

Carbon Tax

Mr. Speaker, On April 1, the Prime Minister once again increased taxes on Canadians.

This time he added another tax, which was, as members can guess, the carbon tax. My constituents in Niagara West and Canadians across the country are now paying more for virtually everything: gas, propane, groceries, home heating and much more. Because of the carbon tax, gas has already gone up by 5¢ a litre. In a vast riding like mine, where public transit is limited, constituents have no choice but to drive their kids to practice after school or to work.

What are the Liberals going to do with all this new carbon tax money from my constituents and ordinary Canadians?

More April 8th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister does not seem to know when to stop failing. After figuring out that budgets do not balance themselves and abandoning any pretense of keeping his promise to balance one in our lifetime, the Prime Minister now says that low-income Canadians do not benefit from tax cuts. Maybe that is why he will never give them any. 

As half of Canadians admit that they cannot stretch their household budget to the end of every month, we know that Canadians do not benefit from ever-increasing Liberal taxes. However, the Prime Minister is intent on making Canadians pay for his failures anyway.

More February 25th, 2019

Steel & Aluminum Tariffs

Mr. Speaker, when negotiating NAFTA, the Prime Minister made the mistake of giving in to all Donald Trump’s demands. Canadians are now feeling the effects of his mistakes.The governments of Ontario and Quebec have both sent letters to the Prime Minister urging him to do something to remove the harmful tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.

When will these tariffs be lifted?

Hon. Andrew Leslie (Orléans)

Mr. Speaker, when the U.S. imposed its illegal tariffs on our steel and aluminum, we acted quickly. We have already provided $624 million in support to companies and workers,

More February 4th, 2019

Steel & Aluminum Tariffs

Mr. Speaker, it has been seven months since the Prime Minister backed down to Donald Trump and agreed to a trade deal that would keep steel and aluminum tariffs in place and continue to hurt our manufacturers. The Liberals have already collected over $839 million dollars in retaliatory tariffs. They promised to give this money back to our struggling steel and aluminum producers, but almost none has gone out.

Why are Canadian businesses continuing to be forced to pay for the Prime Minister’s mistakes?

Hon. Navdeep Bains (Mississauga—Malton)

Mr. Speaker, we have been very clear about supporting the steel sector and steel workers.

More January 29th, 2019