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Dick's Jamboree  Mr. Speaker, about a decade ago, Mr. Dick Bristol, a small businessman in Amherst, Nova Scotia, launched Dick's Jamboree. The jamboree has been a weekly event in Amherst, featuring artists from all over the area. It has been more than entertainment; it has been truly a social ev

November 28th, 2017House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today to recognize Aline Nader of Amherst, Nova Scotia. Aunt Aline, as she has become known, has given tirelessly of herself over the past year and a half to help with the successful resettlement of new Canadians in Cumberland County, Nova S

November 7th, 2017House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, perhaps it would be better if you did undertake that. We do not have a time frame, because we do not have the answers to how complicated this is, how the provinces are going to react, and how the different agencies that already have a pharmacare program are going

October 5th, 2017House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, it is more complicated, because when we brought in the health care there were no health care systems. Now, in this country, we have over 100 pharmacare systems. Each province has a whole whack of them. They have one for seniors, one for people with disabilities, on

October 5th, 2017House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I will be dividing my time with the hon. member for Brampton South. First of all, I want to talk about the member for Vancouver Kingsway. We go back quite a ways. He was actually my seatmate one time over here, and we got to know each other quite well. We are bot

October 5th, 2017House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I am very honoured to be the chair of the Standing Committee on Health, and the member for Vancouver Kingsway is one of the more active members. He has done a lot of work on the committee and made a great contribution to it. However, I honestly feel, and I am sure he

October 5th, 2017House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, it is my distinct honour to present, in both official languages, the 12th report of the Standing Committee on Health in relation to Bill C-45, an act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other acts. The commi

October 5th, 2017House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Breast Cancer  Mr. Speaker, as a cancer survivor myself, I know the importance of remembering that this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Let us pause to remember all of the mothers and daughters, sisters and friends who have lost their lives to this terrible disease, but let us also celebrate

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Royal Canadian Mounted Police  Mr. Speaker, there is no question about the quality of the policing service we get, but there would be a question about the quality of the police service we get if there were no way for them to communicate with each other, which would be the case if both of these communication ce

June 20th, 2017House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Royal Canadian Mounted Police  Mr. Speaker, I rise with a follow-up to my question earlier about the 911 communications system in Nova Scotia. Currently, as members know, there are two main facilities in Nova Scotia that deal with 93% of all ambulance, fire, and police emergency calls, dispatching the RCMP an

June 20th, 2017House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Royal Canadian Mounted Police  Mr. Speaker, the RCMP are considering a proposal to consolidate Nova Scotia emergency communication centres into one area. However, its own RCMP report says, on page 36, “It is not recommended that the two largest police communications operations in Nova Scotia be placed within t

June 13th, 2017House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, one of the comments by the hon. member was that we are phasing out the energy sector, but I think perhaps he is out of sync. I was just reading something on my iPhone from the managing director of Mercedes, predicting that electric cars will become mainstream by 20

June 12th, 2017House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 11th report of the Standing Committee on Health, entitled “Report on the Public Health Effects of the Ease of Access and Viewing of Online Violent and Degrading Sexually Explicit material on Children, Wome

June 9th, 2017House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, having lost my oldest brother Brian to a stroke a few years ago, and as a heart attack survivor myself, my family, like thousands of other Canadian families, has experienced first-hand the awful effects of heart disease and stroke. On Wednesday, the Heart & Strok

June 9th, 2017House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal

Cumberland-Colchester Constituency Youth Council  Mr. Speaker, last fall, 14 bright young people representing every corner of our riding formed the Cumberland-Colchester Constituency Youth Council. They kicked off a study on youth retention and outmigration in rural Nova Scotia. They approached it like a parliamentary committee,

June 7th, 2017House debate

Bill CaseyLiberal