Randall Garrison, MP for Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke and the NDP Critic for LGBT Issues, rose in Question Period today to ask the Minister about how the Government of Canada will respond to LGBT refugees affected by the ban imposed by American President Donald Trump's Executive Order.
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.
November 30th, 2016
Randall Garrison Opposing Kinder Morgan for Impact on Southern Resident Killer Wales
April 19th, 2016
IN THE HOUSE: Question to the Minister of Public Safety
Mr. Randall Garrison (Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke, NDP): Mr. Speaker, 10 years ago the NDP passed a motion calling on the government to establish a compensation fund for fallen firefighters. The Liberals again promised this fund during the election, yet the Prime Minister spoke to the firefighters yesterday and failed to act on the public safety officer compensation fund. Firefighters are deeply disappointed. When will the Liberals honour this promise and set up this long overdue fund? How much longer will firefighters have to wait for a fund that will protect their families should they make the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the rest of us?
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.
February 3rd, 2016
IN THE HOUSE: Question To The Minister of Defence
Mr. Randall Garrison (Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the government promised to end the bombing mission in Iraq, yet it is still continuing. The government said it will come up with a new plan, and again Canadians are still waiting. When the Minister of National Defence was asked a simple question about whether there will be a vote in the House, yesterday he said, "You can't just answer yes or no."
February 2nd, 2016
IN THE HOUSE: Question To The Minister of Defence
Mr. Randall Garrison (Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Foreign Affairs is in Rome today to discuss the coalition's campaign against ISIS. In the 2015 campaign, the Liberals promised to end the bombing, yet it is 2016 and the bombing is still continuing. Today, the Liberal government is deiscussing its plans with our allies in Rome while at the same time refusing to tell Canadians anything.
March 28th, 2013
Garrison Questions Government Funding to Private University
Conservatives failed three times to answer my question in House of Commons today about why the budget provides $6 m. of public money to the private Crandall University in Moncton which has a hiring policy banning employment of gays and lesbians. Either they didn't do their homework or worse the Conservatives knew and didn't care. And anyway, why is such a huge grant for infrastructure going to a private university at a time when public post-secondary infrastructure is crumbling?
March 18th, 2013
Garrison Questions Public Safety Minister on CBSA Reality Show
Mr. Randall Garrison (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, NDP):
The minister has another outrage to answer for today as Canadians across the country are shocked that he personally approved filming immigration raids for reality T.V. This is not some episode of Cops. These are real people and real officers doing a dangerous job. Filming is exploitative and can put individuals in danger.
October 23rd, 2012
Question on Cyber Security Threats - October 23rd, 2012
June 18th, 2012
Garrison questions airport snooping tactics
Question in the House - July 18th, 2012
Mr. Randall Garrison (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, NDP): Mr. Speaker, quietly without telling Canadians, Canada Border Services Agency has installed new surveillance equipment to eavesdrop on travellers in airports across the country. The Conservatives did this without even consulting the Privacy Commissioner, which they are required to do by law. As a result, we do not know how these recordings will be used and stored or how long they will be kept. We are all for making airports safer, but this will give the minister access to a mountain of private information. Will the minister tell the House how this blanket spying on Canadian travellers will make our airports or our borders more secure?
June 12th, 2012
Garrison Questions Conservative Cuts to CSIS Oversight
Mr. Randall Garrison (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, NDP): Mr. Speaker, from dismantling fisheries protection to gutting public safety oversight, the Conservatives are still pressing ahead in their attempt to sneak through major changes disguised as a budget implementation bill. For example, clause 378 deletes the Office of the Inspector General of CSIS. To Conservatives, that is “strengthening oversight”. To Canadians, in plain language this means less civilian oversight for Canada's spy agency. Why are the Conservatives getting rid of oversight tools instead of strengthening them? Why is the minister so eager to shrug off his responsibilities to oversee CSIS?
May 9th, 2012