Randy HOBACK

HOBACK, Randy

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
December 19, 1967
Website
http://mprandyhoback.ca
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=b15d7c05-f054-45fe-804e-54d178f2d3b4&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
randy.hoback@parl.gc.ca
Profession
businessman, farmer

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
October 19, 2015 -
CPC
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 95)


June 19, 2019

Mr. Randy Hoback (Prince Albert, CPC)

Madam Speaker, I need to straighten out the record. The parliamentary secretary said that his government saved the TPP. The reality is that it was signed, and if we had passed it, we would not have had to renegotiate NAFTA. What happened? The government stalled. The Liberals dragged their feet. They kept hesitating. They kept making it impossible for the U.S. to move forward. If the Liberal government had embraced it and ratified it, we would not be talking about NAFTA today. That is the reality.

The Liberals have upset many of our trade partners around the world: China, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines. Which country has the Prime Minister travelled to where he has not upset someone?

The reality is that this agreement is not perfect, but it would provide stability, and business communities want stability.

Our structural steel is going to face tariffs in August. Our softwood lumber has tariffs right now. What are the Liberals going to do to solve those problems once they ratify this deal?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act
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June 17, 2019

Mr. Randy Hoback (Prince Albert, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, it is interesting when we start comparing the Liberals and the Conservatives. The Liberals tend to come in here and say they know best. They will do what they think is best and what people should understand is best. The Conservatives talk to people. We talk to them about what they would like to see in regard to legislation, how criminals are treated and how victims are treated. Could the member inform this House on the difference between how the Conservatives approach this versus the Liberals? The reality is, they are preaching and we are listening.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Criminal Code
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June 17, 2019

Mr. Randy Hoback (Prince Albert, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, one thing about the Conservatives is we stand for the rights and concerns of the victims over the concerns of the criminals. I would ask the minister this. How can he justify the watering-down of offences such as impaired driving that causes bodily harm, the use of the date-rape drug or human trafficking? How can he justify the changes in these areas that make it less offensive or less of a consequence for people to participate in these types of crimes?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Criminal Code
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June 13, 2019

Mr. Randy Hoback (Prince Albert, CPC)

Madam Speaker, the Liberals make things so tough for themselves, it is unreal. The hon. government House leader said it was tabled in the House in December. She could have actually brought the legislation forward in plenty enough time for us to have a good debate here in the House and plenty enough time for the committee to do a thorough review of the bill.

I have two questions for the government House leader. One, will she assure us that if it goes to committee, the committee can hear from as many witnesses and take as much time that it needs to actually go through this legislation? Two, will she also assure us that if any changes in this legislation should happen in the U.S. this summer, the committee will have a chance to look at them before it finally votes on it and bring it back to the House?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement Implementation Act
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June 11, 2019

Mr. Randy Hoback

Mr. Speaker, Canada got what it took. The deal was arranged in Mexico between the U.S. and Mexico and we signed on after it was done. We did not add anything to it at that point in time. We vacated the responsibility of our negotiators to Mexico to do the final deal. That is where the breakdown in the minister's role in this deal was.

The reality is that when the negotiators walked away and the U.S. and Mexico kept negotiating, without our even being in the room, this is what the Liberals got. If there had been leadership, they would never have allowed that happen. If there had been leadership, they would have recognized the issues right away and dealt with them. If there had been leadership, they would have focused the conversation, like every member of the House did, on competitiveness, on ensuring we would have a very vibrant North American economy and would deal with the issues that the U.S. had, Mexico had and we had and then get those issues dealt with in a positive manner so we could be even more competitive in the world.

The Liberals did not do that. They did absolutely nothing. They just went along for the ride because they did not know what they wanted. That is the reality of what we have here today.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement Implementation Act
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