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Regional Economic Development  Mr. Speaker, Atlantic Canada faces a number of unique challenges in growing our economy and encouraging businesses to innovate and export. One of those challenges is helping high-growth potential firms grow and stay in Atlantic Canada. These firms are generally small in size but

June 14th, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Salaries Act  Mr. Speaker, what I am hearing here today is another reflection of the disconnection that members opposite have with Atlantic Canada. We have been very strong in advocating for the issues that are important to us and the things that our constituents are talking to us about. Jus

June 8th, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Immigration in Atlantic Canada  Mr. Speaker, on November 2, 2016, I was proud to see every member of this House united and voting in favour of my Motion No. 39 to study the issue of immigration in Atlantic Canada. There was a mutual recognition of Atlantic Canada's important contribution to our country. Sadly,

June 8th, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Canadians Born in 1967  Mr. Speaker, Canada celebrated its 100th birthday in 1967. In that year 370,894 Canadians were born. These centennial babies were born when Frank Sinatra and The Supremes were fighting for top billing on the charts, in the year the Toronto Maple Leafs won its last Stanley Cup, an

May 10th, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Holidays Act  Madam Speaker, I am honoured to rise today and speak to Bill C-311, an act to amend the Holidays Act for Remembrance Day. I want to praise my colleague, the hon. member for West Nova, for bringing forward the bill, but also for his tireless efforts on behalf of the women and me

May 4th, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, every morning Canadians get up and start their daily routines. They take care of their kids, bid good day to their partners, and head to work. Every day there are those who do the same, but their work is our safety. They run into fire, perform CPR on our loved ones,

April 11th, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Innovation and Economic Development  Mr. Speaker, I rise today as a dedicated advocate for innovation in rural Canada. My beautiful province of New Brunswick remains one of the most rural provinces in Canada, and we are proud of it. Rural communities not only feed Canada, they develop and protect our natural resourc

March 21st, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week  Mr. Speaker, I rise today as the first woman representative for Fundy Royal, the dairy centre of the Maritimes. On International Women's Day, I want to recognize the immense contribution women have made, and continue to make, to agriculture in Canada. In fact, more than half of t

March 8th, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

National Strategy for Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias Act  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise today to speak to Bill C-233 and to have the opportunity to speak about dementia. I want to praise the hon. member for Niagara Falls and heartily agree with his sentiment that this issue does transcend partisanship. Dementia is a syndrome ca

February 3rd, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, many New Brunswickers are still recovering from the ice storm that struck our province last week and knocked out power for thousands of people. We are grateful for the tireless efforts of the municipal and provincial first responders and recovery crews, as well as co

February 3rd, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

New Brunswick Ice Storm  Mr. Speaker, last week, New Brunswick was hit with an ice storm that cut off electricity to more than 130,000 people across the province. Despite all efforts, many still remain without power today. Sadly, these outages have led to two deaths and dozens of hospitalizations due to

January 31st, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to share with the House that last Friday I had the pleasure of announcing over $13 million for the Fundy Trail connector roads, a transformational tourism project in my riding, which I have been championing since being elected. Could the Minister of Infra

December 5th, 2016House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching  Mr. Speaker, this morning I had the pleasure of attending the 2016 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching ceremony, where three outstanding teachers from Fundy Royal's Sussex Middle School were honoured. Brian Clancy, Lisa Sheppard, and Catherine Morneault

November 28th, 2016House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Doris Mitton  Mr. Speaker, there are people who come into your life who are inherently good, people who radiate kindness, warmth, and love. Doris Mitton was one of those people, and I am profoundly sad that we lost her this week. Doris filled every room she walked into with a smile and an ene

November 24th, 2016House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, I certainly did not intend to ignore the fisheries industry. In fact, most of my speech was focused on the fisheries industry. What I wanted to focus on was the opportunities that this would provide for them, especially in value-added areas. I talked about frozen and

November 22nd, 2016House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal