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Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my hon. colleague for her advocacy on behalf of our fisheries. We recognize that they sustain so many of our coastal communities. My colleague is right. This legislation is not just about protecting fish and fish habitat. It is about growing fish hab

February 13th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for his work on the fisheries and oceans committee. He is right. We heard countless testimony from a number of groups about the problems caused by the elimination of the protections for fish and fish habitat. We heard from environmental grou

February 13th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, when the protections to fish and fish habitat were eliminated in the omnibus bills in 2012 and 2013, the previous government used a sledgehammer when it could have used tweezers. There were problems with the act. There is no question there were problems with the agri

February 13th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with my hon. colleague from Winnipeg North. For countless generations, our fisheries have been an indelible part of a rural and coastal life, including in certain indigenous communities, and in my community of South Shore—St. Margarets.

February 13th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, Canada's prosperity depends on young Canadians to get the education and experience they need to prepare for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Last summer, thanks to Canada's summer jobs program, more students in my riding of South Shore—St. Margarets had summer employm

January 29th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Canada Shipping Act, 2001  Mr. Speaker, I am happy to rise today to speak to Bill C-352. Before I speak to the bill, I want to sincerely thank the member for Nanaimo—Ladysmith for her commitment to and her advocacy for coastal communities and the issue of abandoned and derelict vessels. We both agree that

December 6th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate my hon. colleague's comments, but I believe we are supposed to be debating the amendment on the Asian infrastructure bank. I would like relevance on the issue.

November 28th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Homelessness  Madam Speaker, I am happy to rise today to be part of the discussion on Motion No. 147. I also want to thank the member for Saskatoon West for bringing this vital issue of combatting homelessness to the attention of the House, as it is an issue that we all hear about in ridings

November 24th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Municipal Councillor  Mr. Speaker, today I rise to recognize an outstanding municipal councillor in my riding of South Shore—St. Margarets. Lee Nauss just celebrated his 50th year as a municipal councillor in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg. First elected in 1967, Lee has won 16 consecu

November 23rd, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, derelict vessels are a problem for many coastal communities, including in my riding of South Shore—St. Margarets. That is why I introduced Motion No. 40, and was very proud when the House adopted the motion unanimously. Earlier this week, our government introduced B

November 1st, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, in 1977, when I was 14 years old, I remember telling my dad that I wanted to be prime minister one day. He told me that while I might be good at it, it was not likely to happen because women were not elected to federal government. He was not far off. Women received t

October 24th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Abandoned Vessels  Mr. Speaker, the national strategy on abandoned and wrecked vessels, part of the $1.5 billion oceans protection plan, is an important part of our commitment to preserve and restore Canada's pristine marine ecosystems. Our government has acted on many cases of derelict vessels,

September 28th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, my question is for the vice-chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women. As she will know, today the committee was unable to elect a chair. Could the vice-chair inform the House of the agenda of the committee going forward, considering thi

September 26th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Halifax explosion, when a munitions explosion killed 1,600 people, injuring thousands more. It was also the largest loss of firefighters in a single event in Canadian history. To mark this anniversary, the Halifax Regiona

September 18th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am rising today to table six petitions signed by constituents in my riding of South Shore—St. Margarets as well as constituents in the riding of West Nova. This petition is on behalf of Paul Nicholas Nedimovich and is asking for the government's response on the iss

June 21st, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal