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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

The Budget  Madam Speaker, my colleague is right. Pay equity is extremely important. This is 2018. Women should be paid at the same scale as men no matter what, and I am really proud of the fact that our government has taken the initiative to make sure this happens.

March 19th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with my colleague from Mississauga—Lakeshore. I rise today to talk about budget 2018. In particular, I want to talk about the great things I found in this budget for my riding of South Shore—St. Margarets in Nova Scotia. However, befo

March 19th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 22nd report of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, in relation to Bill C-64, an act respecting wrecks, abandoned, dilapidated or hazardous vessels and salvage operations. T

March 2nd, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Live Well Challenge  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to talk about the inspiring fishers in my riding of South Shore—St. Margarets, and the “Live Well Challenge”. The Live Well Challenge was created by Captain Todd Newell of Cape Sable Island, as an effort to raise money to help the families of the tragi

February 26th, 2018House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

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