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October 19, 2015 -
  Mégantic--L'Érable (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 147)

June 19, 2019

Mr. Luc Berthold (Mégantic—L'Érable, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, in 2015, the Prime Minister promised an open and transparent government, modest deficits and a balanced budget in 2019, electoral reform and real change.

What did the Prime Minister actually deliver? A government branded by his four ethics violations, astronomical deficits and attempts to influence the election. He did deliver one real change. Unlike the Conservatives, who want to make life more affordable, he raised taxes on all Canadians.

He promised an environmental plan, but he gave us a tax plan instead. The only thing he knows how to do is tax all Canadians without being able to deliver results. What is more, the government's true intentions have been revealed by the Parliamentary Budget Officer, who calculated that the carbon tax will have to be five times higher than announced in order to meet the Paris targets.

All Canadians, even Quebeckers, will have to pay more, since everything will get more expensive because of this Liberal government. We know now that it wants to raise taxes more and more. The environmental—tax—no, environmental plan, sorry, on taxable paper—uh, what I mean is, it is not what was promised.

On October 21, Canadians will send the Liberals packing.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   2019 General Election
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June 18, 2019

Mr. Luc Berthold (Mégantic—L'Érable, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the China crisis is going from bad to worse. Canada's international reputation is in tatters because of this Prime Minister. China is not even taking his calls.

Like China, it is time the Liberal leader stopped making excuses. First it was canola and soy, and now China is targeting the pork sector even though it desperately needs Canadian pork. Standing up for photo ops is one thing, but standing up for our producers is quite another.

Why is the Prime Minister incapable of standing up to China?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   International Trade
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June 17, 2019

Mr. Luc Berthold

With regard to the government’s response to the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in certain parts of the world: (a) what specific new measures has the government taken since January 1, 2019, in order to prevent ASF from coming to Canada; and (b) what new restrictions have been put in place on imports in order to prevent ASF from coming to Canada, broken down by country?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
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June 14, 2019

Mr. Luc Berthold

With regard to the canola crisis and the request from the Premier of Saskatchewan to increase the loan limit on Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Advance Payments Program from $400,000 to $1 million: (a) why has the government not yet increased the loan limit; (b) will the government be increasing the loan limit to $1 million; (c) if the answer to (b) is affirmative, when; and (d) if the answer to (b) is negative, why not?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions on the Order Paper
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June 13, 2019

Mr. Luc Berthold (Mégantic—L'Érable, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, yesterday I asked the Prime Minister to commit to meeting with the Chinese president at the G20 meeting. I now understand why I did not get a response.

The Chinese premier has been ignoring him since January, and the Prime Minister was hiding this embarrassing failure from the Canadian public. That is pathetic. The Canadians being detained in China and our canola, soy and pork producers need action. If the Liberal leader cannot even phone the Chinese premier, how does he plan to meet with the Chinese president at the G20?

Will the Prime Minister finally admit that his foreign policy is a total failure?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Foreign Affairs
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