Deb SCHULTE

SCHULTE, Deborah

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
King--Vaughan (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 1, 1960
Website
http://debschulte.ca
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3378437f-1669-4fcb-9c2e-0c7c12626a1e&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
Deb.Schulte@parl.gc.ca
Profession
engineer, manager, politician

Parliamentary Career

October 19, 2015 -
LIB
  King--Vaughan (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 20)


June 17, 2019

Mrs. Deborah Schulte (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, some people in my riding are questioning why we need to declare a climate emergency.

While climate impacts are being felt around the globe, in my riding, we are seeing impacts, with irregular weather, hotter summers, invasive species killing our trees, and affecting our health, for instance with Lyme disease and the West Nile virus.

However, there are those who are questioning the need to declare this a climate emergency. Can the Minister of Environment and Climate Change please share with the House the purpose of declaring a climate emergency?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   The Environment
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June 12, 2019

Mrs. Deborah Schulte (King—Vaughan, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, Canadians know that to grow a business one must first invest in the business, invest in the people, invest in equipment and invest for the future. Companies do not cut their way to prosperity; they grow it.

Our government knows this. With long-term, sustainable plans, we are funding green infrastructure, tackling climate change, investing in public transit, protecting the environment and helping families with the Canada child benefit and the middle income tax cut, to put more money in the pockets of Canadians. We are making life more affordable and investing to set the stage for a vibrant, successful and green future.

While Premier Ford makes provincial cuts and wages war on labour and middle-class Ontarians, we need a federal government with the right vision and plan to continue to build a more prosperous tomorrow. Now more than ever, we need to invest in Canadians, support business and protect our environment.

Our plan is working and the future of Canada is bright.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Government Priorities
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June 7, 2019

Mrs. Deborah Schulte (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, our government is firmly committed to fighting tax evaders. Out-of-court settlements are reached through a fully independent process within the Canada Revenue Agency in collaboration with the Department of Justice. This is to ensure the integrity of our tax system.

While we understand that settlements can be used appropriately in certain circumstances, the minister has directed the CRA to review its processes to allow for greater transparency on the reasons why a settlement is reached.

Tax fairness is a fundamental pillar of our system. Canadians have seen improvements through the recent tax filing season, helping to ensure Canadians get the benefits and credits to which they are entitled. We are delivering—

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Canada Revenue Agency
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June 7, 2019

Mrs. Deborah Schulte (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, I want to remind Canadians that our government is firmly committed to supporting Canadians, ensuring that the benefits and credits they are entitled to are coming to them. Those are the improvements that we have been making in the CRA.

I also want to remind the member about the 1.5% reduction in the federal tax rate that is benefiting the majority of Canadians and the increases to the Canada child benefit that we made tax free, which helps nine out of 10 families.

The improvements that we have been making for Canadians have benefited them. The majority of families are $2,000 better off than they were under the previous government.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Canada Revenue Agency
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June 7, 2019

Mrs. Deborah Schulte (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, let me say that unlike the previous government, fighting tax evasion and bringing fairness to the tax system is a huge priority for this government.

Since we took office, the CRA has completed twice as many offshore non-compliance audits in three years than it did in 10 years under the Conservatives. The CRA has opened 50 criminal investigations relating to tax evasion. With our historic investments of over $1 billion, our government is giving the agency the resources it needs to do its work, and we are starting to see results.

We are committed to ensuring tax fairness, and we are delivering results.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Taxation
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