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An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle  Madam Speaker, I am shocked. I am shocked that members of this House would question the choice of a fellow member to use a private member's bill. There is absolutely no precedent for that. Members of this House are free to bring forward a bill. If I have the honour and chance to

December 6th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. As members, we have the privilege of introducing any bill that is important to our constituents. The notion of identity may not seem all that important, but it is very important to my constituents. The name of a town that is

December 6th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle  moved that Bill C-377, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle, be read the second time and referred to a committee. Madam Speaker, today is a big day for my constituents. It is an important milestone in my first move as member of Parliament, w

December 6th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Violence Against Women  Mr. Speaker, recently, media and public attention has once again been focused on a problem that has been confirmed by statistics for a long time: women in Canada and elsewhere in the world are subjected to abuse on a daily basis. Gender-based violence has devastating effects on i

December 6th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Financial Literacy Month  Mr. Speaker, November is Financial Literacy Month and I am delighted to thank all ministers, senators, and members who dropped by the reception, hosted by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada on Parliament Hill, the first-ever kickoff event since Financial Literacy Month was e

November 20th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, residents living on the shores of Lake Saint-Louis are concerned about the notorious Kathryn Spirit. The former government took no action with respect to this ship, which has been abandoned since its arrival in Beauharnois, and it was our government that got the dism

November 7th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Corn Festival  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to celebrate the success of a special event involving my riding and that of my colleague from La Prairie. As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, Maison LePailleur in Châteauguay and Kahnawake Tourism organized an event last month to bring the c

October 26th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-377, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle. Mr. Speaker, it has been said that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but this is not always the case for the name of a riding. I am proud to rise o

October 20th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I would first like to thank the hon. Minister of Natural Resources for his speech and for the care and diligence he puts into these delicate and difficult files. He mentioned in his speech the government's announcement of $867 million towards a softwood lumber act

October 19th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague opposite. The Senate's amendment has to do with the contractual terms between vehicle suppliers and manufacturers. The amendment is a well-intentioned attempt to fix an industry problem regarding safety issues with a vehicle that has already b

September 20th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague across the aisle. We remember the discussions we had in committee about the problems with Transport Canada and enforcement and the fact that there has been rapid change. Of course, we know the auto industry never stops innovating,

September 20th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act  Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak to Bill S-2, an act to amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, otherwise known as the strengthening motor vehicle safety for Canadians act. The safety of Canadians is of high importance to this governm

September 20th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Châteauguay—Lacolle  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise today to pay tribute to the people of the beautiful municipality of Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, which is home to the now-famous Lacolle border crossing. It was already one of the busiest entry points in Canada, and this summer over 7,000 asylum s

September 18th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, certain positions require more consultation than others. The fact remains that it is our government's responsibility to name officers of Parliament. Ultimately the responsibility, the consequences of those decisions remain with this government. While the Standing Ord

June 13th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I was very interested in doing my research for this motion today. Over 70% of the over 170 appointments that have been made so far are women. Visible minorities and indigenous persons are also represented in that number. If it takes time to ensure we accurately and s

June 13th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal