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2016-10-19 16:30 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Cabinet Ministers, Government bills, Regional development agencies, Second reading,

Deuxième lecture, Membres du cabinet, Organismes de développement régional

Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate my colleague on toeing his party line so well with that question.

These ministerial positions, which have yet to be named, are meant to support the expansion of any government, whether ours or any future government formed by another party. Thus, there will be no need to change the legislation every time there is a change in cabinet. Needs change over time, and so cabinet must change, too. Why should we have to come back to Parliament every time to make small administrative changes in the executive branch?

As for the regional development agencies, why do we need six ministers all doing the same thing? Is that the kind of job creation the member advocates?

Monsieur le Président, je félicite mon collègue d'avoir très bien suivi sa ligne de parti en posant sa question.

La création de ces postes de ministres sans nom vise à faciliter l'expansion de n'importe quel gouvernement, que ce soit le nôtre ou un futur gouvernement constitué par un autre parti. Ainsi, on n'aura pas à changer la loi chaque fois qu'il y a un changement dans le Cabinet ministériel. Les besoins changent avec le temps et le Cabinet aussi. Pourquoi faudrait-il revenir chaque fois au Parlement pour faire des petits changements administratifs du côté de l'exécutif?

En ce qui concerne les agences de développement régional, pourquoi aurait-on besoin de six ministres pour faire la même tâche? Est-ce que c'est cela, le genre de création d'emplois que prône le député?

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Posted at 15:26 on October 19, 2016

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