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Tourism Industry  Mr. Speaker, on World Tourism Day we thank 1.8 million dedicated Canadian tourism workers. Tourism is an economic driver that creates good jobs in all our communities, from coast to coast to coast. In fact, the tourism sector provides more jobs for Canadians than the oil and g

September 27th, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Teaching Excellence  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize an extraordinary educator from my riding, Fundy Royal. Mr. Benjamin Kelly, of Caledonia Regional High School in Hillsborough, received the 2018 Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM. Mr. Kelly is an inspirational teacher who

June 20th, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to addressing this unprecedented health crisis. We will leave no stone unturned in rooting out the causes of the opioid crisis. We are monitoring advertising, assessing evidence, and seeking views on restricting opioid advertising in Canad

June 19th, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, our government is deeply concerned about the opioid crisis. This is a national public health crisis that is affecting Canadians across regions and from all segments of society. Our government has taken significant actions to respond to the opioid crisis. These acti

June 19th, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, as members know, I represent Fundy Royal in New Brunswick, a largely rural area. Through the course of this discussion on Bill C-71, I have taken the opportunity to consult with many firearms owners in my riding, to understand their concerns and to feed their concern

June 19th, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, one thing you mentioned in your speech is that you do not feel that this—

June 18th, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, one thing the member opposite mentioned in his speech was that he did not feel outreach had been done, and that we are not talking to students about cannabis. I have heard this before. I have a 15-year-old daughter in high school now, and I said to her, “Listen, I

June 18th, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Youth Entrepreneurship  Mr. Speaker, in my role as Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Tourism, I have been fortunate to meet Canadian entrepreneurs from coast to coast to coast. These entrepreneurs start with just an idea: an idea that they know can be innovative, one that can solve a prob

June 12th, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

New Brunswick Flooding  Mr. Speaker, it is difficult to be here today, as my heart is in New Brunswick, where thousands have been impacted by flooding. During times of struggle, we see the hearts of a community, their true resilience and resourcefulness. This past weekend, I worked alongside neighbours

May 7th, 2018House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

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