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Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, I am sure that if we checked the records of debates on this topic in the Mexican assembly and the U.S. Congress there would be opposing politicians criticizing their governments for not doing enough in their various jurisdictions. We had the same comments in the thre

March 10th, 2020House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, let us cut right to the end of the discussion. The proof is in the final document. We have strong unanimity in this House for supporting this agreement, so obviously we arrived there in a transparent and open process.

March 10th, 2020House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, very simply, who was complimented in the final agreement? It was our lead negotiator, the then minister of foreign affairs. She was complimented by her trade counterpart from the U.S. and by the President of the United States. That answers the question of our positio

March 10th, 2020House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Yukon. I am pleased to rise in the House this afternoon to speak in support of Bill C-4. It is important to restate that Canada did not choose to renegotiate NAFTA. When confronted with the reality that our major trading

March 10th, 2020House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  It is ridiculous. Trade agreements are negotiated between multilateral partners and countries. This particular one was between three countries, obviously: Mexico, Canada and the United States. Canada, more than most, is dependent on trade. As a country of 38 million people, rich

March 10th, 2020House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, today my P.E.I. colleagues and I welcomed the newly-elected Premier Dennis King to Ottawa, and we appreciate the collaborative tone he brought with him. With the mighty island leading the country in economic performance as he takes office, Premier King has large sho

May 16th, 2019House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Families, Children and Social Development  Madam Speaker, after a decade of the Harper Conservatives ignoring their needs in favour of boutique tax credits that only benefited the wealthy, our government has introduced measures that ensure that when lower-income workers file their taxes, they will get to keep more of thei

April 5th, 2019House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Daughters of the Vote  Madam Speaker, over the past week, this very room housed 338 women from across the country for Equal Voice's Daughters of the Vote program. Through this program I had the opportunity to speak with Bronwyn Bridges, a young woman from the City of Summerside. As 338 women of diffe

April 5th, 2019House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

National Francophonie Week  Mr. Speaker, my riding, Egmont, has the largest francophone community on Prince Edward Island. As an Acadian descendant, √Čvang√©line is part of my history. As her MP, I am pleased to speak French in the House for the first time in a long time to wish everyone a good National Franc

March 20th, 2019House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Persons with Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, our government has been working hard and making significant progress to remove barriers for persons with disabilities and to build a truly inclusive and accessible Canada. Could the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility please update the House

December 13th, 2018House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency Act  Mr. Speaker, I rise briefly to speak to the bill and indicate that this particular piece of legislation has strong support from the minister and all members in the House. We support the bill and will not be putting forward any more speakers to speak to it as an indication of th

December 12th, 2018House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Member for Cardigan  Mr. Speaker, I rise to honour my friend, Lawrence MacAulay, as today marks his 30th year as the hon. member for Cardigan. For those wondering, that is nine straight election victories, and he is gearing up for a tenth, but who is counting? Over the three decades he has represente

November 21st, 2018House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

North Cape Fishing Accident  Mr. Speaker, as a person born and raised in a small fishing community, a tragedy like the one that occurred off North Cape, Prince Edward Island hits me very close to home. Last week, when the fishing vessel Kyla Anne capsized in rough waters and with it took the lives of Capta

October 1st, 2018House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Science  Mr. Speaker, this government has made strong science-based decision-making one of its priorities. This was first demonstrated to Canadians when the government re-established the position of chief science adviser to Canada, which the Harper Conservatives got rid of. What else has

September 28th, 2018House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Agriculture and Fisheries  Mr. Speaker, this past week, the spring lobster fishery in Prince Edward Island opened. This also marks the time of year when farmers begin cultivating their land. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all farmers and fishers a safe and productive season and remind Canad

May 4th, 2018House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal