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Kin Canada  Mr. Speaker, this year marks the 100th anniversary of Kin Canada, the nation's largest all-Canadian service club organization. Over 6,000 members belong to more than 400 Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs across Canada, dedicating themselves to serving the community's greatest need.

February 19th, 2020House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I thank the member for his attention to the matter before us. There seems to be a short memory here. The member emphatically stated that no cuts to infrastructure spending were proposed by his party, but the platform for the Conservative Party clearly indicated an

January 28th, 2020House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I thank the member for his keen interest in matters of infrastructure. However, I lament that it appears to be negative attention that he is putting on our infrastructure plan. I guess I should not be surprised, given that the Conservative election platform committ

January 28th, 2020House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, at the beginning of my remarks, I talked about how we had engaged meaningfully with first nations, interest groups like the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and with provincial and municipal leaders across the country to develop this plan. As I said earlier, t

January 28th, 2020House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I would characterize the infrastructure program as a loving embrace, rather than as the member for Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon characterized it, causing smiles and tears of joy and happiness from coast to coast to coast. We are absolutely committed to improving

January 28th, 2020House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I want to assure my colleague that, having spent 20 years on the front lines as a planner at the municipal and provincial levels, I understand very well that it is the people on the ground who understand the requirements of projects and the needs of communities bet

January 28th, 2020House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

Business of Supply  Thank you for your kind words on my French. I am working hard to improve all the time.

January 28th, 2020House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I would like to begin this response in the same way that I ended the last one: Better is always possible. The motion was predicated on the earlier March report from the PBO that identified where we could do better. We did do better and closed the gaps identified i

January 28th, 2020House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, we are very proud of this plan. We will welcome as many eyes upon it as possible, in fact the more, the better. We are very proud of this plan, which is changing the lives of Canadians every day. One of the things the member for New Westminster has identified is t

January 28th, 2020House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, it is a great pleasure to speak today about the Government of Canada's investments in Canadian communities and in our country's infrastructure. I have spoken in the House before about my career before politics as a city planner and I have shared the story of how

January 28th, 2020House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, we have committed to historic investments and infrastructure across the country. This includes building affordable housing, community centres, libraries, bridges, retrofitting municipal buildings and so much more, including a commitment to high-speed Internet across

January 27th, 2020House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

The Environment  Madam Speaker, I thank the member and her party for this road to Damascus moment. It is really a wonderful thing to see the Conservative Party finally acknowledging that climate change is real and even putting some ink on paper to acknowledge that we have to do something about it

May 16th, 2019House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

The Environment  Madam Speaker, I am very pleased that the hon. member's party got a hurry-up motion together to try to keep up with the governing party on climate change emergency. However, in their haste, the New Democrats unfortunately included some fatal flaws in their motion. Of course, our

May 16th, 2019House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

The Environment  Madam Speaker, this motion, when passed, will send an important message: not just a message to all our constituents across the country that this crisis is real in Canada, but a message to people around the world that, after 10 years of being absent on the world stage in the battl

May 16th, 2019House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

The Environment  Madam Speaker, as best we can tell, this tiny blue-green planet, Earth, is home to the only life forms in our far-reaching universe. As far as we know, this is it; life only exists here on this one rock orbiting the sun. What a remarkable privilege that is, and what a remarkable

May 16th, 2019House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal