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2016-11-02 15:48 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Government bills, Private consultations, Public consultation, Second reading,

Consultation du public, Consultations particulières, Deuxième lecture

Mr. Speaker, I wanted to congratulate the member for Chilliwack—Hope for his omnibus speech he gave before question period yesterday. A big part of the problem with Conservative omnibus bills was that they were also ominous bills. Whatever the title, the actual result was often the opposite. The Fair Elections Act, for example, was about how to interfere with, not promote, fair elections.

In the last Parliament, the member whom I worked for as a staffer was critic for, among other things, citizen services. The Auditor General's report, the year that we got that portfolio, dealt with the websites of the Canadian government and their focus on citizen services. What we learned was that the Conservatives had, immediately upon taking power in 2006, stopped all research into how people actually used government websites. Heaven forbid they cater to the needs of the people rather than to the desires of the government.

Our government consults extensively. We do policy on the basis of evidence and on the wants and needs of the country. There is nothing ominous about that.

Does the member for Chilliwack—Hope accept the evidence of evidence-based policy, or does he continue to believe that dogma is the most important factor in policymaking?

Monsieur le Président, je tiens à féliciter le député de Chilliwack—Hope du discours sur les projets de loi omnibus qu'il a prononcé hier avant la période des questions. Le principal problème des projets de loi omnibus des conservateurs est ce qui leur a valu le surnom de « projets de loi de mauvais augure ». En effet, ces projets de loi visaient souvent un objectif contraire à leur titre. La Loi sur l'intégrité des élections, par exemple, visait beaucoup plus à interférer avec le processus électoral qu'à en promouvoir l'intégrité.

Pendant la dernière législature, le député pour lequel je travaillais était notamment porte-parole en matière de services aux citoyens. L'année où ce dossier nous a été confié, le rapport du vérificateur général faisait mention des sites Web du gouvernement du Canada et de l'importance accordée aux services aux citoyens. Or, nous avons appris que, immédiatement après leur arrivée au pouvoir en 2006, les conservateurs ont mis fin à toutes les recherches visant à savoir comment les gens utilisaient réellement les sites Web du gouvernement. Loin d'eux l'idée de tenir compte des besoins de la population; ils n'en ont fait qu'à leur tête.

Notre gouvernement mène beaucoup de consultations. Nos politiques sont fondées sur les faits, et sur ce que les Canadiens veulent et ce dont ils ont besoin. Elles ne comportent aucune intention cachée.

Le député de Chilliwack—Hope reconnaît-il l'importance de fonder les politiques sur des faits, ou continue-t-il de croire que le respect des dogmes constitue le facteur le plus important?

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