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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

Arie Van Winden  Mr. Speaker, the Châteauguay—Lacolle community recently lost one of its farming pioneers, Arie Van Winden. Mr. Van Winden left his native Holland and arrived in Saint-Patrice-de-Sherrington in 1954 for a better life and to provide for his loved ones. Through his experience with

March 21st, 2018House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Clinton Ritchie  Mr. Speaker, it is Black History Month and I am pleased to acknowledge the contribution of a remarkable person from the black community of Châteauguay—Lacolle, who recently passed away. Clinton Ritchie was one of the founders and the former president of the Horizon de Châteauguay

February 27th, 2018House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

An Act to Change the Name of the Electoral District of Châteauguay-Lacolle  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise again in the House to debate my bill, which seeks to change the name of my riding from Châteauguay—Lacolle to Châteauguay—Les Jardins-de-Napierville. Is that not a beautiful name? As I mentioned during the first hour of debate in December, the

February 8th, 2018House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Pensions  Mr. Speaker, last year, members from all parties had questions about the changes to the policies governing the guaranteed income supplement and the involuntary separation provision. Could the minister responsible for seniors tell the House what has been done to ensure that Canad

January 31st, 2018House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal