Alex Atamanenko NDP MP for British Columbia Southern Interior (B.C.)
October 29th, 2013
Agriculture committee Why don't we go through the rest? I have Mr. Atamanenko who wants to intervene. It would be up to us as a committee whether we wanted it to be part of routine procedures or not. Mr. Atamanenko.
Respect for Communities Act Mr. Speaker, what is wrong with that? What is wrong when we have one level of government co-operating with other levels of government? That is our country. The federal government co-operates with the provinces, which co-operate with the cities, and we get something that works. In
Respect for Communities Act Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question, and I will comment on what he said at the beginning of his statement. Personally, I think the government is saying, “If it works, we will fix it according to our ideological criteria.” We have noticed this attitude in the area
Respect for Communities Act Mr. Speaker, the thing is that the bill would set criteria for the opening of new sites and would make them so stringent that, as department officials have indicated to us, if an applicant should accidentally forget to include something, the request would automatically be denied.
Respect for Communities Act Mr. Speaker, it is nice to see that all my friends are here to listen to my speech in great numbers. I would like to start by saying that in analyzing the notes and looking at what is going on, I find this to be a disturbing situation. In one part of the country, we have a progr
November 27th, 2013
Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have two sets of petitions with hundreds of names from Hamilton and Brampton, Ontario, and Courtney and Comox, British Columbia. The petitioners are in support of my bill, Bill C-322, saying that horses are commonly administered drugs that are strictly prohibited f
November 27th, 2013
Petitions Mr. Speaker, the second petition comes from hundreds of folks from Simcoe, London, Port Dover, Cayuga, Delhi, Hamilton, and other communities in Ontario. It deals with animal cruelty legislation. They say Canadians are tired of hearing about animals being abused while their abuse
November 26th, 2013
Agriculture committee I know. Mr. Atamanenko, please. You have five minutes.
Agriculture committee Thank you. I'm sure the questions that I'll ask are the same ones that my colleague just across the way was going to ask.
Agriculture committee Thank you, gentlemen, for being here. Just furthering the discussion on GMOs, we were talking about the hope by our industry that our products will be acceptable in Europe as we undergo negotiations and regulations. In Canada we have a concept called “substantial equivalency”, w
Agriculture committee Thank you. I have two more questions. Hopefully I have a little more time. Many are concerned that we're discussing this agreement but we haven't actually seen the text. Is there any concern in your organization that we should really have the text, all the details of the text,
Agriculture committee Did I understand correctly that the other group, the maple syrup producers, will not be here? Or are they here in the second half?