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Volunteerism in Egmont  Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize two groups of volunteers from my riding who deserve recognition. Recently, the town of Tignish was awarded a gold rating, as well as named champions of the small communities category at the Communities in Bloom symposium. This would not

September 29th, 2017House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Spring Activities in P.E.I.  Madam Speaker, the spring lobster fishery is now under way in much of Atlantic Canada. This past Friday, before the opening of Lobster Fishing Area 24, I had the opportunity to visit all of the ports in my riding and speak with many local fishers. By itself, the lobster fishery

May 5th, 2017House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, the first priority of the government is to recognize that there is an issue and a serious challenge in parts of this country. Beginning during the election campaign and since this session of Parliament began, our government has made a number of commitments to begin

April 4th, 2017House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I would be pleased to share my thoughts. My colleague, the parliamentary secretary, is correct in recognizing that our government, beginning last year, made a significant investment in youth employment across the country. That is extremely important in a rural ri

April 4th, 2017House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, that is a good question. At least our government has recognized that there is a crisis in housing in large urban centres, as in other communities across the country. Our government recognized that crisis by announcing the largest single investment in housing in som

April 4th, 2017House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time this morning with the hon. member for Parkdale—High Park. I welcome the opportunity this morning to speak in support of budget 2017 and all the work our government is doing to continue to build a strong economy in the country from coast t

April 4th, 2017House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Special Olympics  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to wish the best of luck to Janet Charchuk, a young woman in my riding who will be representing Canada at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games. Janet has Down's syndrome but says that while it is a part of her, it does not define her as a person

March 10th, 2017House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Community Inclusions Pioneer Award  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Theresa Arsenault, a woman in my riding who has spent more than 20 years caring for people with intellectual disabilities. In 1984, Theresa quit her job to care for her daughter Lisa, who has Down syndrome. In 1996, Theresa applied to prov

February 3rd, 2017House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Agriculture  Madam Speaker, earlier this month, I spent some time harvesting potatoes at a large farm in my riding, owned and operated by Winston and Harris Callaghan of Miminegash. I was amazed at the technology involved. Today's farmers are employing advanced technologies and farming prac

October 28th, 2016House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Life Means Life Act  Mr. Speaker, rising to participate in the debate today, one cannot argue with the reality that those impacted by crime is real. Are there lives affected and changed? Of course they are. Do they go back to normal? No, never. Everybody who is impacted by acts of crime are impacted

June 17th, 2016House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Holland College Graduates  Madam Speaker, I rise today to congratulate this year's graduating class at Holland College, Prince Edward Island's community college. Its West Prince Campus opened in my riding in 2011, and it has quickly become a major asset to the community. In particular, I want to congratu

June 17th, 2016House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, as probably one of the only members sitting in the House today who was a signator and party to the negotiations that led up to the 1995 AIT, I would like my colleague to comment on why he thinks using the courts would be better than a negotiation process. After all,

June 14th, 2016House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Mike Gallant  Mr. Speaker, on the morning of May 14, 2015, Captain Mike Gallant and his fellow members of the Miscouche Volunteer Fire Department were called to an emergency scene in western P.E.I. Afterward, while returning to his day job, Mike was killed in a single-vehicle accident. His dea

May 13th, 2016House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 1.  Mr. Speaker, of course we delivered changes to things on which we campaigned. We changed the tax rate for the middle class. We changed the child benefit, which has a significant impact for those most in need. We changed the GIS for single seniors. We changed significant parts of

May 10th, 2016House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 1.  Mr. Speaker, we were the only party that was candid during the elections. Given the fiscal situation we could see at the time, we were unlikely to balance the budget. In fact, we indicated that we would run a deficit that could exceed the $10 billion range, while the other two ma

May 10th, 2016House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal