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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

Abandoned Vessels  Mr. Speaker, last October the House unanimously adopted my Motion No. 40 on dealing with abandoned and derelict vessels. In October, this was made a part of the oceans protection plan. I am extremely pleased to rise today to tell the House that on Thursday, June 15, I announced

June 20th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Amendments to Standing Orders  Mr. Speaker, I sat in on the PROC committee meeting, which was filibustered for almost 700 hours. There was a lot of concern about how we needed to have a discussion, but the opposition members did not bring forward any ideas. They only said why they did not like it. How can we

June 20th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Main Estimates, 2017-18  Madam Speaker, I was particularly interested in my colleague's comments on how important committee work is, and how she feels her work in committee has been blocked. Right now there is a study before the immigration committee on something that is vitally important to Atlantic Can

June 14th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Salaries Act  Madam Speaker, the member talked about how she felt as a woman and how well respected and well treated she was within her party. Then she referred to women on this side of the House as quotas, and I have heard other members refer to them as tokens. Does that respect not go right

June 8th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Salaries Act  Madam Speaker, the member mentioned the most important positions, and I am wondering how she came to the conclusion that those were the most important positions. For me, health is one of the most important positions, and it is held by a woman. Labour is an important position, and

June 8th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Salaries Act  Madam Speaker, my colleague particularly mentioned defence, health, and justice. Two of those ministers are women, I might add. Then he said that there were portfolios that were not so serious. Would he explain why he does not think women are as serious, small business and touris

June 8th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, abandoned and derelict vessels have a tremendous impact on communities in my riding of South Shore—St. Margarets, and for many coastal communities all across Canada. Our government demonstrated that a clean environment and a strong economy can and have to go hand in

June 6th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Seniors  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak to Motion No. 106, developing a national seniors strategy framework. In my riding of South Shore—St. Margarets, seniors make up a large portion of the population. As a matter of fact, just over 20% of the residents of South Shore—St. Margarets

May 17th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Boston Marathon  Mr. Speaker, summer is just around the corner, and with the nicer weather more and more Canadians will be lacing up their running shoes and hitting the sidewalks and trails for their runs, many of them training for and participating in marathons across the country. This year, I

May 2nd, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, last October, the House unanimously agreed to my Motion No. 40, which called on the government, in collaboration with provincial, territorial, municipal, and indigenous organizations, to take meaningful steps to address the issues of abandoned and derelict vessels wi

April 11th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Business Excellence  Mr. Speaker, happy Tartan Day to all. To say that I am proud of the companies and residents of South Shore—St. Margarets who continue to raise the bar when it comes to business, innovation, and community involvement would be an understatement. I would like to highlight a few of

April 6th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Purple Day  Mr. Speaker, every year on March 26, people around the world recognize Purple Day to raise awareness about epilepsy, a condition affecting 300,000 Canadians and 50 million people worldwide. I have watched people close to me struggle with epilepsy and recognize the immense impor

March 23rd, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I listened with great interest to the speech from the hon. leader of the opposition, and she kept talking about not addressing the issues of working-class Canadians. In my riding, I heard a great deal about how important child care was. When the party opposite was in

March 23rd, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Dave and Heather Abriel  Madam Speaker, it is with a heavy heart I rise today to pay tribute to a couple in my riding of South Shore—St. Margarets. Dr. Dave and Heather Abriel were tragically killed in a car accident on February 2. Dave and Heather were well-loved musicians and Father and Mrs. Christma

February 17th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal