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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

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the question from my colleague. Any offers of help are duly welcomed. I would like to remind him that there is a procedure already in place in our Standing Orders to refer appointments of officers of Parliament to the appropriate standing committee, in

June 13th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to the motion moved by the hon. member for Skeena—Bulkley Valley, and to the subject of our government's commitment to and high standards for openness and transparency. I read the motion in question with interest. It is clear to me that the mot

June 13th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my honourable colleague for his highly amusing speech. What makes it so amusing is that the resolution refers to the way we are managing the economy. Over the last 12 months, we have created over 300,000 good jobs in Canada, which is quite amusing, indeed.

June 12th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, young people in Châteauguay—Lacolle have told to me about the steps our government has taken to reduce the labour market barriers they face. Many of them have had their first real work experience thanks to programs such as Canada summer jobs. Can the parliamentary

June 6th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Talk With Our Kids About Money  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to give members a heads-up about an event I am sponsoring on the Hill next week with the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education. The event is a money fair being put on by students from Ottawa's Immaculata High School and will take place next Thursday

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, of the $35 billion, $15 billion is coming from infrastructure that is already dedicated to green public transit and social infrastructure, and the other $20 billion is coming from investments the government will be making in purchasing assets. This is not taking away

May 11th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, we have specifically carved out $2 billion of infrastructure money for small communities. That is not in any way preventing those communities from also applying and receiving other infrastructure money. In fact, it is really opening up the envelope of accessibility.

May 11th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal