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Plamondon (BQ) questions Government on election platform building

Posted In:  General,  Natural Resources,  Oil & Energy
June 16, 2015

House of Commons Debates, 41st Parl, 2nd Sess, No 232 (16 June 2015) at 15162.



  • Mr. Speaker, the government introduced bills this week for the sole purpose of building its election platform. While it is at it, why does the government not introduce bills in response to Quebec’s expectations, such as a bill to comply with environmental measures in relation to pipelines, a bill in line with Quebec’s expectations as regards foreign workers, or a bill in line with Quebec’s expectations as regards firearms?

    As long as it is using public funds, it should be using them to further Quebec’s interests as well.

    [English]

    Mr. Louis Plamondon

    Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour, BQ

  • Mr. Speaker, we are very proud of our agenda that we have delivered on, and also of the agenda that we are laying out. The work of this government continues and includes important bills, including on gun crime.

    We have a bill that has been introduced by my colleague, the Minister of Justice, that would deal with the question of mandatory sentences for possession of illegal handguns, a response to the court decision but a critical piece of legislation to respond to.

    It is the right thing to do to tell Canadians how we are going to make them safe and how we are going to combat gun crime. That is important for the people of Quebec and the people of Canada.

    [Translation]

    Hon. Peter Van Loan

    Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, CPC

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