Randall Garrison, Member of Parliament for Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke and the NDP Critic for National Defence, rose in the House of Commons today to speak in support of Canada's continuing participation in the NATO Alliance and called on the Government of Canada to allocate additional capital funding for National Defence in the upcoming Federal Budget. Only with a well-trained and well-equipped military can Canada continue to play an independent role in promoting peace and security.
December 2nd, 2016
Randall Garrison Question on Minister Carr's Comments on Military and Pipelines
02/12/2016 Randall Garrison (MP for Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke and the NDP Critic for National Defence) asked during Question Period today for the government to respond to the comments made by the Minister of Natural Resources James Carr on using the Canadian military to defend pipeline construction in Canada.
April 18th, 2016
IN THE HOUSE: Question to the Minister of National Defence
Mr. Randall Garrison (Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke, NDP): Mr. Speaker, last week Candians were alarmed to discover that the Liberals' defence review included consideration of privatizing search and rescue. Now we have learned the Liberals are also reconsidering Canada's participation in the Star Wars missle defence scheme.
December 10th, 2015
Randall Garrison's Statement on Conservative Opposition Day Motion
Mr. Randall Garrison (Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke, NDP): Madam Speaker, every member in this House certainly recongizes that ISIS is a serious threat to global peace and security and to Canada. New Democrats, like members of all other parties in this House, have condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist acts of ISIS and its violent extremist ideology. We deplore its continued gross, systematic, and widespread abuses of human rights. We not only believe that the international community has an obligation to stop ISIS expansion, to help the refugees in the region, and to fight the spread of violent extemism, but we also believe that Canada should be a leader in these efforts. We welcome the opportunity of having this debate in the House on how best to engage and defeat ISIS. What is disappointing is the very limited range of options being considered by the Official Opposition in its motion and by the government in its response.