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Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I very much enjoyed the part of my colleague's speech about agriculture because I have the honour of serving as our party's agriculture critic. I very much agree with him that our farmers do such incredible work in this country and really are the lifeblood of so many

April 17th, 2018House debate

Alistair MacGregorNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate my friend from Courtenay—Alberni on his great speech. We are both Vancouver Islanders. I really appreciate the passion he brings to this place on behalf of his constituents in the beautiful riding he represents. I was really interested in the

April 17th, 2018House debate

Alistair MacGregorNDP

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Madam Speaker, I appreciate the Orwellian logic from the Liberals when they say we have to fight climate change by building pipelines and expanding oil production. However, I want to drill down on the economics, because that was what the member was really talking about. Last mo

April 16th, 2018House debate

Alistair MacGregorNDP

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise in this House as a representative of rural communities on the coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I can tell members with all honesty that my constituents in the rural communities of my riding are very happy with this bill. They are very

March 29th, 2018House debate

Alistair MacGregorNDP

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. There have been discussions among the parties, and I believe if you seek it, you will find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move: That the membership of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be amended as f

March 29th, 2018House debate

Alistair MacGregorNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am glad we are able to present petitions today, rather than moving to orders of the day. I have two petitions to present to the House. The first petition recognizes the need to develop and implement a national strategy to reduce poverty in Canada. Therefore, the p

March 29th, 2018House debate

Alistair MacGregorNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, the second petition is about the Native Women's Association of Canada. The petitioners call upon the Parliament of Canada to make sure it receives sufficient funding to continue its important work in protecting women through its sisters in spirit initiative.

March 29th, 2018House debate

Alistair MacGregorNDP

Justice  Mr. Speaker, earlier this year, in one of the most shocking and disturbing cases ever witnessed, B.C. SPCA officers attempted to rescue a severely emaciated dog standing in a pile of mud and feces. The collar was embedded in his neck causing his head to swell to almost three time

March 29th, 2018House debate

Alistair MacGregorNDP

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my neighbour from Saanich—Gulf Islands for her speech. As she knows, my riding is home to the iconic Cowichan River, which is a designated heritage river in British Columbia and home to salmon habitat. I have handed a lot of petitions to the government on t

March 29th, 2018House debate

Alistair MacGregorNDP

An Act in Relation to Firearms  Mr. Speaker, I come from a rural riding on Vancouver Island. We certainly have had the initial knee-jerk reaction to Bill C-71. However, the vast majority of gun owners in my riding own non-restricted firearms. When I have a cursory look at Bill C-71, I do not think anyone will s

March 27th, 2018House debate

Alistair MacGregorNDP

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order because in a moment I will be seeking unanimous consent for a motion that will address the ongoing grain crisis in the Prairies. On Monday, the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food heard from witness after witness who said the si

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Alistair MacGregorNDP

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to federal funding investments in infrastructure, programs, and services in the Cowichan—Malahat—Langford riding: what is the total of the monetary investments for the riding across all government departments for the (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17, (iii) 2017-18, fiscal ye

March 19th, 2018House debate

Alistair MacGregorNDP

International Trade  Three hundred workers, Mr. Speaker, and those talking points help none of them. The federal government has failed so far to come to the defence of workers in British Columbia whose jobs are at risk with U.S. tariffs on groundwood paper. These are good-paying, family-supporting j

March 19th, 2018House debate

Alistair MacGregorNDP

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, the pulp and paper industry on Vancouver Island is facing a severe crisis from grossly unfair U.S. trade practices. The U.S. Department of Commerce demanded that Catalyst Paper pay a 6% countervailing duty, and more anti-dumping duties are expected in two weeks. Thes

February 26th, 2018House debate

Alistair MacGregorNDP

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order today because I am a charitable person and I want to give the Liberal government one more chance to honour a promise and look after our produce farmers. If you seek it, I hope you will find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move

February 13th, 2018House debate

Alistair MacGregorNDP