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Amherst Internment Camp  Mr. Speaker, 100 years ago, the largest prisoner of war camp in Canada was located in Amherst, Nova Scotia. The Amherst internment camp held over 850 POWs, mostly German sailors from ships that had been captured or sunk. A hundred years ago from today, that camp was full. The Cu

November 6th, 2018House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise on Bill C-316 today. I sit on the health committee with the hon. member for Calgary Confederation, and if there is one thing I have learned about him, it is that he is dedicated and persistent when he has an issue he wants followed up. He has don

November 5th, 2018House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Springhill Mine  Mr. Speaker, yesterday marked a sombre anniversary in the town of Springhill, Nova Scotia. It was at 8:06 p.m. on October 23, 1958 that Springhill changed forever. One hundred and seventy-four coal miners went to work that morning, but only 99 came home. A natural disaster known

October 24th, 2018House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Madam Speaker, I am the furthest thing there is from a constitutional lawyer. I appreciate the question, but I cannot address the lawsuit. I talked with some correctional officers before I decided to speak. They said that in their opinion this would be a vast improvement. One of

October 23rd, 2018House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Madam Speaker, again, I come back to my opening statement about how things connect, like Bill C-83 connects with my meeting today with the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention and with my seatmate talking about indigenous efforts and isolation. Bill C-83 would provide a

October 23rd, 2018House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to stand and speak in support of Bill C-83, an act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. It is amazing to me how things connect here in the House of Commons in our parliamentary duties. Bill C-83 today ended up in a discussi

October 23rd, 2018House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the member did not answer the question on why there were no prosecutions of the terrorists who returned to Canada. When the Conservatives were in power, they completely overlooked and ignored the whole issue. Would he answer that question this time?

October 22nd, 2018House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, a few years ago an American company decided to establish a large quarry in Nova Scotia. The quarry project was turned down by the federal and provincial governments because of environmental concerns. Then the American company sued the Canadian government for $500 mil

October 18th, 2018House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Oxford, Nova Scotia  Mr. Speaker, the town of Oxford, in my riding of Cumberland—Colchester, is currently dealing with a sinkhole 40 meters in diameter that just appeared near the Oxford and area Lions Club playground. This sinkhole has swallowed up 50-foot trees and is threatening structures in the

October 3rd, 2018House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, it is truly an honour for me to stand today and present, in both official languages, the 19th report of the Standing Committee on Health entitled “Organ Donation in Canada”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehens

September 25th, 2018House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure and honour to present, in both official languages, the 18th report of the Standing Committee on Health, entitled “Report on Highly Sweetened Pre-Mixed Alcoholic Beverages”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109 the committee requests that the government t

June 19th, 2018House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Supply Management  Mr. Speaker, dairy farming and supply management are important to the economy in my riding of Cumberland—Colchester in Nova Scotia. I have seen the benefits of supply management first-hand, not just for rural Canadians but for all Canadians. Consumers across the country enjoy top

June 18th, 2018House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Aboriginal Cultural Property Repatriation Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank all members who have spoken to the bill. I underestimated its impact when we drafted it. It was a very basic, simple bill for us, but we had no idea of the impact it would have on so many indigenous peoples who have contacted us. Just to hear the stor

May 30th, 2018House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Oxford Frozen Foods  Mr. Speaker, 2018 marks 50 years for Oxford Frozen Foods in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. Begun in 1968 by John Bragg, it has grown from a 100-acre farm to a business that today processes 150 million pounds of wild blueberries every year. Oxford handles other products, but wild

May 9th, 2018House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 16th report of the Standing Committee on Health, entitled “A Study on the Status of Antimicrobial Resistance in Canada and Related Recommendations”. The sense of urgency with respect to this issue was a r

May 1st, 2018House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal