Members of Parliament research many different subjects in order to serve the interests of their constituents.
Below is the research that my staff and I have completed to ensure accountability within the Government, answer constituent questions, and more. This page is meant to ensure that constituents, stakeholders, other parliamentarians, the media, and researchers have access to the information I have obtained.
The source will be marked on each document.
Personal information will be redacted.
For more information, please email Damien.Kurek@parl.gc.ca.
Order Paper Questions (OPQs)
With regard to costs associated with the new passport design unveiled on May 10, 2023, as well as the accompanying news conference:
(a) what were the total costs associated with the new passport, broken down by type of expense; and (b) what are the details of all contracts signed by the government related to the new passport, and the unveiling and promotion of the new design, including, for each, the (i) date, (ii) vendor, (iii) amount, (iv) description of the goods or services, (v) details of whether the contract was sole-sourced or awarded through a competitive bidding process?
May 16, 2023
September 18, 2023
With regard to government information on the impact of windmills on wildlife:
(a) how many (i) birds, (ii) other animals, does the government estimate were killed in Canada from windmills in the last five years, broken down by species; and (b) what impact analysis has Environment Canada conducted on (i) wildlife habitat, (ii) migration patterns, and what were the findings?
May 5, 2023
June 21, 2023
With regard to the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA):
(a) how many businesses received loans under CEBA and were later deemed ineligible for the loans, broken down by province or territory; and (b) what mechanisms are available for businesses to (i) appeal or challenge a decision of ineligibility, (ii) provide information to demonstrate that a decision of ineligibility was made in error?
April 26, 2023
June 13, 2023
With regard to government advertising on television and radio since January 1, 2022, broken down by department or agency:
What are the details of all such advertisements, including the (i) type of advertisement (tv, radio, or both), (ii) title and description of the message, (iii) purpose, (iv) amount spent on running the advertisement, (v) start and end dates of when the advertisement ran?
March 22, 2023
May 10, 2023
With regard to the government’s hiring policies:
(a) is the government currently hiring for any positions wherein the successful applicant must be a member of a particular underrepresented group; (b) what are the particular positions for which the requirement in (a) has been implemented; (c) what are the underrepresented group or groups with which an applicant must identify in order to be eligible, broken down by each position; (d) what is the process for determining if an applicant has made a false claim in relation to the requirement in (a); and (e) what process does the government follow for determining which positions will be reserved for underrepresented groups?
March 4, 2021
April 21, 2021
With regard the government’s quarantine requirement for travellers arriving by air, and broken down by point of entry (Canadian airport where the traveler arrived):
(a) how many in travellers have been (i) arrested, (ii) charged in relation to violations of the Quarantine Act; and (b) how many individuals have been charged with a Criminal Code Offence related to an incident at a quarantine facility, broken down by type of offence?
March 15, 2021
May 5, 2021
With regard to correctional facilities under the purview of the Correctional Service of Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic, since March 1, 2020, and broken down by month, institution and the security level of the institution:
(a) what was the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 contracted by (i) inmates, (ii) staff; (b) how many (i) inmates, (ii) staff have died from COVID-19; (c) how many (i) inmates, (ii) staff have died from suicide; (d) what methods were used to count or determine the number of COVID-19 cases in institution; (e) which department or government agency is responsible for developing measures used to stop the spread of COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants in correctional facilities; (f) what measures were instated to ensure PPE distribution to (i) guards (ii) inmates (iii) visitors; (g) what specific health guidelines have been put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 by or to (i) guards (ii) inmates (iii) visitors, since the pandemic began, and on what date was each measure put into place; and (h) for each guideline in (g), which advisory body or regional health authority recommended the guideline?
April 6, 2021
May 26, 2021
With regard to expenditures on, and use of, isolation or quarantine accommodations during the pandemic:
(a) how many (i) foreigners, (ii) Canadian citizens or permanent residents have required the government to provide isolation or quarantine accommodations since August 1, 2020; (b) what is the total amount spent by the government on such accommodations since August 1, 2020, broken down by month; (c) what are the details of all such accommodations and in which municipalities and provinces are such accommodations located, including (i) municipality, (ii) province or territory, (iii) type of facility (hotel, dorm rooms, etc.); and (d) are individuals requiring such accommodations required to reimburse the taxpayer for the cost associated with the accommodation and, if so, how much has been received in reimbursements (i) prior to August 1, 2020, (ii) since August 1, 2020?
November 23, 2020
January 25, 2021
With regard to grants and contributions under $25,000 provided by Western Economic Diversification Canada since January 1, 2018:
What are the details of each, including (i) date of funding, (ii) recipient, (iii) location, (iv) project description?
December 10, 2019
January 27, 2020
With regard to defence procurements that have been delayed, since January 1, 2016:
What is the complete list of procurements that have been delayed and what are the details of each procurement, including (i) original procurement date, (ii) revised procurement date, (iii) description of goods or services being procured, (iv) reason for the delay?
December 10, 2019
January 27, 2020