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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

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