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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

Chair of the Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Roger Sinclair, from my beautiful riding of Halifax, on his appointment as chair of the Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting, also known as CALU. Roger is a founder and partner at SBW Wealth Management & Employee Benefits and ha

May 8th, 2019House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, I commend my friend for his dedication to this file in the heritage committee. I commend him on his dedication to asking the same question again and again, and I will provide the same answer. He knows the answer. The answer is that for 10 years, the Conservative Part

April 8th, 2019House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, the requested information is available on the Government of Canada’s website at https://open.canada.ca/en/search/grants. Instructions are as follows: open the link, enter “Canada Periodical Fund, Aid to Publishers” in the search field, and select the year.

April 5th, 2019House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, the Commissioner of Official Languages made it clear that our government is fulfilling all of its official language obligations. We have always protected French, and we will continue to do so. Francophones across the country know that we are investing more in our of

April 4th, 2019House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

Halifax Tragedy  Mr. Speaker, today the city of Halifax is in pain. Residents of Quartz Drive in the neighbourhood of Spryfield were awoken last night by a loud bang, screams and the truly horrifying sight of their neighbour's home engulfed in raging flames. An update from the Halifax police te

February 19th, 2019House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

200th Anniversary of Province House  Mr. Speaker, this year Province House, home to Nova Scotia's legislature, turns 200 years old. I quote: It stands, and will stand, I hope, to the latest posterity, a proud record of the Public Spirit, at this period of our History: And as I do consider this magnificent work equ

February 7th, 2019House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, wih regard to (a) and (b), the final costs of the skating rink on Parliament Hill, including costs associated with the repairs to the lawn, will be available upon receipt of financial reports from the Ottawa International Hockey Festival, the OIHF, in June 2019.

January 28th, 2019House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, as of December 3, 2018, the Department of Canadian Heritage has not provided funding for the digital democracy project at the public policy forum.

January 28th, 2019House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

Viola Desmond  Mr. Speaker, this week we are celebrating a remarkable Nova Scotian, a Halifax hero, and the face of Canada's new $10 bill, Viola Desmond. Viola's 1946 story of being jailed and fined for sitting in a whites-only section of a theatre happened nine years before Rosa Parks refused

November 23rd, 2018House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

Veterans  Mr. Speaker, Angus “Gus” Cameron is a veteran and a devoted veterans advocate in Halifax. Last year, Mr. Cameron came to me because he and fellow veterans were rightly disappointed that the former Conservative government had cancelled the veterans identification card. To vetera

November 8th, 2018House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism as well as his staff are involved in ongoing discussions with national indigenous organizations in their efforts to fulfill call to action 80 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

November 5th, 2018House debate

Andy FillmoreLiberal