Rachael HARDER

HARDER, Rachael

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Lethbridge (Alberta)
Birth Date
January 1, 1986
Website
http://rachaelharder.ca
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a9fb83d8-ba9f-4794-9229-1fb53e7a1a1d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
Rachael.Harder@parl.gc.ca
Profession
sociologist, youth and young adult consultant

Parliamentary Career

October 19, 2015 -
CPC
  Lethbridge (Alberta)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 69)


June 19, 2019

Ms. Rachael Harder (Lethbridge, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister put a values test on the Canada summer jobs grants, targeting groups that do not agree with him. More than a week ago, it was brought to the attention of the Liberals that the member for Mississauga—Lakeshore awarded funding to a group with links to terrorism.

It has been more than a week since the minister said that she would do a so-called review of this matter. The CRA has already suspended this group's charitable status, and the government is well aware of its current links to terrorism.

My question is this. Since the minister cannot seem to get the job done, will the Prime Minister step in and do the job?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Canada Summer Jobs Program
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June 18, 2019

Ms. Rachael Harder (Lethbridge, CPC)

Madam Speaker, Bill C-48 is a direct attack on Canada's economy. It will tie up or prevent tanker traffic from travelling in northern B.C.

The problem with this is the hypocrisy at the core, which is this. Venezuelan oil is accepted in Quebec and Saudi Arabian oil is accepted on the east coast. Both of these countries have very few, if any, environmental regulations. Both of these countries treat their citizens with absolute disrespect. Human rights barely, if at all, exist within these countries.

Meanwhile, within our own country, we have a government that wants to tie up the responsible development of the oil industry, thus harming our overall economy and our place on the world stage. Why the hypocrisy?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Oil Tanker Moratorium Act
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June 18, 2019

Ms. Rachael Harder (Lethbridge, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the problem is that charter rights are granted to those who call Canada home. We are talking about terrorist activities that are taking place in Pakistan.

The question is simple. The number one responsibility of any government is to uphold the rule of law. It is particularly problematic then that the money in this case went to where it did.

Here is the thing. To receive Canada jobs funding, organizations have to pass the Liberals' autocratic values test. Did this organization in fact pass the Liberals' test on this?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Canada Summer Jobs Program
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June 17, 2019

Ms. Rachael Harder (Lethbridge, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, we submitted two dissenting reports, the first having to do with seniors. The focus was seniors who find themselves in financially vulnerable situations. Interestingly, under the Liberal government, there are more seniors who live in poverty now than there were up to 15 years ago, according to Statistics Canada data that came out within the last couple of weeks. When Conservatives were in power, the rate of female seniors living in poverty was about 11%. Under the current government, it is over 16%, so that number has increased drastically.

The reason I raise this is that one of the concerns we heard from women who appeared at committee was that not enough is being done to support them, in particular those who choose to spend part or all of their working years at home looking after children and the well-being of the home as a whole. The government does not respect that choice, so in our report, we call on it to respect a woman's autonomy and economic choice in life.

The other dissenting report I am tabling has to do with women in the Canadian Armed Forces. The reason this study was initiated was that the government promised that 25% of those in the Canadian Armed Forces would be women. It has not reached that target. It has also failed to respond to problems taking place within Operation Honour. Liberals also made a campaign promise that they would not take veterans to court, but they have. It is important for us to highlight the places where they have failed to meet their promises to Canadians and to make sure that we act as a voice advocating for these women who are part of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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June 17, 2019

Ms. Rachael Harder (Lethbridge, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, many Canadians from coast to coast are calling on the government to put the safety and well-being of children first and foremost. They call on the federal government to consider the placement of three-point seat belts within school buses across the country. I am tabling a petition on this today.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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