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Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition on behalf of constituents in my riding of South Shore—St. Margarets. These constituents recognize the challenges refugees face when coming to Canada, like having to learn a new language or securing employment, and because of this, t

June 20th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Brain Injury Awareness Month  Mr. Speaker, June is Brain Injury Awareness Month, which is something my family will be talking about as much as possible, because we know how quickly one's life can change. My sister-in-law Karen fell down the stairs last August and suffered a massive brain injury. After two su

June 19th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to take a second to thank my hon. colleague from Nanaimo—Ladysmith for her tireless work on this issue. I know that she has spoken in the House many times on the issue of abandoned and derelict vessels. As someone from a coastal community, I really appre

June 19th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act  Mr. Speaker, with regard to the Miner that he talked about, it was $15 million for the province to clean that mess up. That is money that could have been so much better spent somewhere else. I am really glad to see the legislation coming forward. With regard to the member's ques

June 19th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act  Mr. Speaker, I am happy to rise today in support of Bill C-64. As a matter of fact, I am not just happy, I am thrilled to see this legislation before the House at report stage. After years of zero action by successive governments on the issues of abandoned and wrecked vessels, I

June 19th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I wonder if it would be possible to table a report from committee. I was not able to be here when you were requesting reports from committees. I would request unanimous consent to table this report.

June 19th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 16th report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, entitled “Atlantic Canada's Marine Commercial Vessel Length and Licensing Policies—Working Towards Equitable Policies for Fishers in all of At

June 19th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 13th report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans in relation to Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence. The committee has studied the bill and has decided

May 30th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Extension of Sitting Hours  Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague kept talking about the disrespect being shown to the House. I was here on Friday, on House duty. The disrespect shown in the House when for one hour solid the members opposite slammed their desks and would not listen to the Speaker when he called fo

May 29th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Cystic Fibrosis  Mr. Speaker, earlier this week, members of Parliament were seen sporting a yellow rose in support of people with cystic fibrosis. Members of my household are familiar with the challenges caused by CF. Growing up, my son's best friend suffered from complications of this debilitati

May 25th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Tourism Industry  Mr. Speaker, tourism is a huge economic driver in my province of Nova Scotia and especially in my riding of South Shore—St. Margarets. Next week, the Rendez-vous Canada conference will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We will be welcoming members of the tourism industry from not

May 10th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Petite Rivière Elementary School  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to talk about Petite Rivière, more commonly referred to as just Petite, an elementary school in my riding of South Shore—St. Margarets but also in my community. Jut a few months ago, Petite was on the brink of closure, a decision that would have devastat

April 18th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, as a member of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, I am quite happy to see this legislation come forward. One thing I thought was great is that every recommendation we put forward in our report on the Fisheries Act was accepted by all parties on the fishe

March 26th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, my hon. colleague is right. We have made a commitment to invest in Canadians. We have done it through the Canada child benefit and now with the increase in WITB. We have done it through increases in the GIS for our seniors and our most vulnerable population. I am v

March 19th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, when my colleague mentioned provincial versus federal, we have made historic transfer payments to the provinces, so that has to be taken into consideration when we look at the debt-to-GDP ratio. With regard to women in non-traditional female roles, this is somethi

March 19th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal