June 9, 2017

Kevin Waugh (Saskatoon—Grasswood)
2017-06-09 11:04 [p.12421]
Mr. Speaker, on January 17, 2015, RCMP Constable David Wynn was fatally shot while on duty by a criminal with a lengthy record.
Bill S-217 would require criminal history to be considered during a bail hearing. The bill would address a glaring oversight with two simple common-sense changes to the Criminal Code.
There was all-party support in the House for the bill. However, exactly one month ago today, members of the House of Commons Standing Committees on Justice and Human Rights adopted a report recommending that Parliament not proceed further with the bill.
Police associations across the country, including mine in the city of Saskatoon, are asking all parliamentarians to work across party lines to pass this important legislation.
The bill, to be debated next week, is aimed at protecting our communities, a goal all Canadians share.

Kevin Waugh (Saskatoon—Grasswood)
2017-06-09 11:39 [p.12428]
Mr. Speaker, one thing I know we can all agree on is that the protection of our children should be the highest priority for us, as members of Parliament and as members of society, yet the current government seems intent on scrapping a provision that allows law enforcement and parents the ability to protect our kids.
When it comes to our children, greater protection is always the best option. Why can the Liberal government not understand this very simple concept?

Kevin Waugh (Saskatoon—Grasswood)
2017-06-09 12:52 [p.12441]
Mr. Speaker, the previous government had record spending on health care, 6% a year. The health accord was one agreement.
The Liberal government is all about separate and divide. It could not get a health accord agreement, so it divided each and every area, starting first with Nova Scotia and a single agreement. Then it was New Brunswick, Newfoundland, finally getting through the provinces and territories.
However, I do not think the member’s province of Manitoba signed on to the health accord. Could he comment on that? That is the only jurisdiction, I believe, that has not been divided or separated by the Liberal government.