Kellie Leitch

Conservative Party of Canada for Simcoe--Grey

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  • Spoke about Employment

    Mr. Speaker, our government has introduced reforms to the temporary foreign worker program so that Canadians always come first in line for every available job. That is what we are focused on and will continue to be focused on. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Government Advertising

    Mr. Speaker, as I have said before, we want to work with the provinces to make sure that training dollars are put in the hands of employers and employees. We are focused on making sure that we are creating jobs for Canadians, unlike the Liberal leader who is focused on himself. Back in April 2012, he took $20,000 from the Literacy for Life Foundation. We are focused on making sure that charities receive. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Government Advertising

    Mr. Speaker, the government has a responsibility to inform Canadians about the programs and benefits available to them. For example, this year, the government is implementing new measures to help Canadians, including the new Canada job grant to help Canadians get training so they can find a job or find a better job. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Intergovernmental Relations

    Mr. Speaker, as I just said, we want to work with the provinces to shift training out of the hands of government and into the hands of employers and employees. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Intergovernmental Relations

    Mr. Speaker, we will work with the provinces so that training flows from the government to employers and available workers. There are jobs sitting vacant in Canada because employers cannot find workers with the right skills. Our initiatives will help employers fill available positions by hiring Canadians who want to work. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Voted on C-54
    That, in relation to Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (mental disorder), not more than five further hours shall be allotted to the consideration of the third reading stage of the Bill; ... more
    June 18, 2013
  • Voted
    That the debate be now adjourned.
    June 18, 2013
  • Voted on C-49
    That Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be concurred in at report stage.
    June 18, 2013
  • Voted on C-49
    That Bill C-49 be amended by deleting Clause 1.
    June 18, 2013
  • Spoke about Intergovernmental Relations

    Mr. Speaker, we want to work with the provinces in order to ensure that the training flows from the government to employers and available workers. There are too many vacant jobs in Canada because employers cannot find workers with the right skills. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Employment

    Mr. Speaker, the numbers speak for themselves: 54,400 new jobs for young Canadians. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Voted on C-49
    That, in relation to Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, not more than five further hours shall be allotted to ... more
    June 17, 2013
  • Spoke about Employment

    Mr. Speaker, let us be very clear. We are taking the creation of jobs out of the hands of government and putting it with employers and employees, the people who know how to create jobs in this country. That is why, under the leadership of this government and the Minister of Finance, we have created over a million net new jobs in this country since the downturn of the recession. ... more

    June 14, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Employment

    Mr. Speaker, this government is delivering for young Canadians. Let us be very clear. The numbers are clear. There were 54,400 net new jobs for Canadians under 30 in the last month. This is an overwhelming number. We have created over a million net new jobs. We are putting $70 million in the budget for 5,000 paid internships, making sure young Canadians have real opportunities. ... more

    June 14, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    Mr. Speaker, tomorrow is the eighth World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, bringing global attention to the abuse and neglect that some older adults experience. Sadly, this is a serious problem that continues to happen in communities all across Canada. Elder abuse robs older people of their dignity and peace at a time when they ought to feel secure. ... more

    June 14, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Persons with Disabilities

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak to Motion No. 430, which calls on the government to endorse the report of the panel on labour market opportunities for persons with disabilities, and to support the member for Brant in his efforts in putting forward this motion, about which I know he is quite passionate. ... more

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Telecommunications

    Mr. Speaker, as the member opposite knows, Service Canada provides options for Canadians in many different ways, whether that is accessing one of the Service Canada offices within 50 kilometres of their home, accessing it through the Internet or accessing opportunities through outreach postings throughout the country. ... more

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Voted on S-16
    That, in relation to Bill S-16, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in contraband tobacco), not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and ... more
    June 13, 2013
  • Voted on C-56
    That, in relation to Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at second ... more
    June 12, 2013
  • Voted on S-10
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.
    June 12, 2013
  • Voted on C-266
    That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
    June 12, 2013
  • Voted on C-476
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
    June 12, 2013
  • Voted on C-480
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
    June 12, 2013
  • Spoke about Employment Insurance

    Mr. Speaker, the EI appeal mechanism is currently very slow. ... more

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Employment Insurance

    Mr. Speaker, our government is making common sense changes to ensure we can attach unemployed individuals to opportunities for employment. In fact, this government has created over a million net new jobs since the downturn of our recession, creating opportunities for Canadians. ... more

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
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