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Canada Child Benefit  Mr. Speaker, our government was elected in 2015 on the basis of several promises we made, including the Canada child benefit, which is tax-free and more generous for the people who need it than the benefits provided by the previous government. The Canada child benefit is making

October 29th, 2018House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Marguerite D'Youville  Mr. Speaker, Marguerite D'Youville was certainly a forward-thinking woman. Born in the early 18th century, she founded the religious order of Grey Nuns, who ran the Montreal General Hospital, among other things. Under her leadership and expertise, the Grey Nuns purchased the Sai

October 17th, 2018House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, October is Autism Awareness Month. It is an opportunity to learn more about autism and how we can help people living with autism and their families and friends. Autism spectrum disorder is a condition that remains misunderstood by many people. Can the Minister of He

October 15th, 2018House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, our government knows that sound public investments in science, research and innovation will help our agricultural industry remain prosperous and sustainable. Could the Prime Minister give the House an update on the government's investments in agricultural science?

September 26th, 2018House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I listened with interest to my hon. colleague's speech. The environment and respect for the environment are very important to my constituents. In my riding, people care about protecting our river and our land and have worked very hard to strike a balance between tha

June 12th, 2018House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Circuit du paysan  Mr. Speaker, since this week is Tourism Week in Canada, I want to take this opportunity to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Circuit du paysan. Boasting nearly 100 agrifood, cultural, and outdoor attractions, this marked route winds for almost 200 kilometres through the regi

May 31st, 2018House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle  Mr. Speaker, I applaud my colleague from Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot, soon to be known as Saint-Hyacinthe—Acton, on her speech. This is a beautiful riding name. We are all proud of our riding names, because they mean something and they are important to people. If the names were not imp

May 11th, 2018House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. As I said in my answers during the first and second debates, this is a concern for my constituents. Members of the House have a variety of ways to raise the concerns and issues their constituents care about. In this case, I mad

May 11th, 2018House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. While doing research for this bill, I too wondered where the names Napierville, Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville, and Jardins-de-Napierville came from. Interestingly, the name Jardins-de-Napierville refers to the beautiful mosaic of

May 11th, 2018House 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 third time and passed. Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to speak today to debate the importance of my bill, a private member's bill, Bill C-377, for my constituents in th

May 11th, 2018House 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 concurred in at report stage.

May 4th, 2018House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, we live in a world where women living in poverty face outrageous inequalities from their birth to their death. Women do not have anywhere near the same advantages as men when it comes to access to education, employment, property, and responsibilities. Can the Minist

May 4th, 2018House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Thomas D'Arcy McGee  Mr. Speaker, as a Canadian of Irish heritage, it is my honour to rise today to commemorate the tragic assassination of a great Irishman, a great Canadian, a member of Parliament and father of confederation, Thomas D'Arcy McGee, who was gunned down as he was leaving this House 150

April 30th, 2018House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Supporting New Parents Act  Mr. Speaker, I beg your indulgence to just give me some indication of the time. I am not accustomed to speaking ad hoc, but I feel compelled to rise today to speak against the private member's bill being proposed by the Leader of the Opposition, Bill C-394. I do so knowing that

April 24th, 2018House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Canada Business Corporations Act  Mr. Speaker, I have not had the opportunity to follow this debate all the way through, but as a former banker, I am interested in understanding how promoting diversity on a corporate board such as a bank would help the bottom line? Is there any rationale for that?

April 19th, 2018House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal