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Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, part of our path forward as a country and for our economy is to make sure we have an innovative economy that includes all people in Canada. That is what the budget focuses on, ensuring that Canadians have an opportunity to participate in the economy, making sure they

April 16th, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for allowing me to elaborate. As I mentioned in my speech, there is in fact a pilot project that was announced for the area of Restigouche–Albert, for New Brunswick, that specifically looks at seasonal workers. We are looking at not only giving

April 16th, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, one of the things we are focused on right now in New Brunswick is how to strengthen our workforce. I mentioned the measures we are taking to strengthen the workforce with the EI system, but there are also measures in the budget that look at strengthening the workforc

April 16th, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, before I begin, I wish to inform the House that I will be splitting my time today with the member for Gatineau. I would also like to extend condolences to Humboldt, to the team, the families, the billets, and to the entire community, on behalf of the people of Fundy

April 16th, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by offering condolences to Humboldt, to the team, the families, the billets, and the entire community from the people of Fundy Royal. Our hearts are with them. I rise today to speak to Bill C-74, the first budget implementation act. This budge

April 16th, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

An Act in Relation to Firearms  Mr. Speaker, as we look at this situation and the ways that we can try to limit gun violence, we do need to take that holistic approach. As we learn more about things that have happened in people's pasts, the ways that we react to that, the time frames for things like PTSD to set

March 28th, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

An Act in Relation to Firearms  Mr. Speaker, I believe this is a similar question to one I had earlier. I will reiterate that, as we take a look at ways we can decrease gun violence, one of the things we know is that it actually is not the tool sometimes that is the issue but the condition of the person who is

March 28th, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

An Act in Relation to Firearms  Mr. Speaker, as I mentioned in my speech, I believe that a gunsmith is a reasonable place to transport a firearm, whether it be for repair or for other reasons. I would ask the minister and the committee to take a look at that issue in more depth and consider including that in th

March 28th, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

An Act in Relation to Firearms  Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time today with my colleague, the member for Scarborough—Rouge Park. I am pleased to rise today and continue my participation in the legislative process to amend firearms regulation. I stand today as the representative of a largely rural New B

March 28th, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, as I have seen with other issues in the past, often the words that are so offensive to groups do not come from our side of the House. We did not talk about a broad-based approach to faith groups. In fact, many of us have reached out to the faith groups in our communi

March 1st, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I find it unfortunate that my colleague has decided not to participate in this program. In the past, I have taken considerable time to look at the organizations in my riding that are doing very valuable work. As members of Parliament we have a very intimate relations

March 1st, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I wish to inform you that I will be splitting my time with the member for Cambridge. It is a privilege to rise in this House and speak about Canada summer jobs and our government's commitment to quality youth employment in this country. In fact, it is youth that i

March 1st, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Becca Schofield  Mr. Speaker, I stand today, with the hon. member for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, to honour an incredible young woman who impacted lives around the world with her simple yet profound wish. Becca Schofield of Riverview of New Brunswick was just 15 when she began her battle with can

February 26th, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, I want to be clear. We did not change the rules midstream. The National Energy Board, an independent federal regulator, chose to expand the scope of its regulatory review on energy east, but we made it clear to the company that we, as the Government of Canada, woul

February 1st, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Saskatoon—Grasswood for his question and also for acknowledging that Atlantic Canada does exist. It must be the 32 loud voices of the Atlantic MPs that has brought this back to reality for the Conservatives. Canadians know how im

February 1st, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal