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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

Fisheries Act  Madam Speaker, this new Fisheries Act has been well received on the east coast by fishers, particularly the protection it will afford to the owner-operator, which goes to the heart of our inshore fishery in Atlantic Canada. One of the issues there is concern on is that there is

February 13th, 2018House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Recognition of Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation Act  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak in support of Bill S-236 that was introduced by my colleague, the member of Parliament for Malpeque. It was interesting to listen to my colleague, the opposition member, speak about the recognition that indeed Charlo

December 11th, 2017House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

Summerside Chief of Police  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the contributions of women and men in police services who, every day, dedicate themselves to ensuring that our communities across the country continue to be safe places for Canadians to live, work, and raise families. I am honoured today t

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Bobby MorrisseyLiberal

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