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Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act  Madam Speaker, I believe if you seek it you will find unanimous consent to see the clock at 5:30 p.m.

September 20th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act  Madam Speaker, the hon. member across the way is talking about road safety and perhaps wandered a little into the topic of cannabis, but since we are talking about it, perhaps it is a good opportunity to ask him the following. He talked about the cannabis of his day in the sixtie

September 20th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act  Madam Speaker, the hon. member mentioned that members on this side were not taking part in the debate. I would like to commend my hon. colleague, the hon. member for Châteauguay—Lacolle, who just spoke a few moments ago and gave an excellent speech on the importance of safety.

September 20th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act  Madam Speaker, today we had demonstration on Parliament Hill of an autonomous bus that was going around Parliament Hill. We are in the midst of significant technological change and driving may be completely different within the next 10 or 20 years. I am wondering if the hon. me

September 20th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague for giving an example from his childhood about consumer safety and the issues that Canadians, like his constituents and my constituents, face. I am very thankful that situation resolved itself positively. Could my hon. colle

September 20th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, the hon. member is going to mention to clergy in her community the repeal of this section. Is she also going to mention that there are already offences related to all of these things, such as causing a disturbance, hate crimes, assault, uttering threats, and intimi

June 15th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Salaries Act  Madam Speaker, I am shocked that the member opposite would suggest that these appointments were not merit based. My question is based on a couple of points. The Minister of Science has 90 universities, over 200 colleges, and a budget of $10 billion. The Minister of Internationa

June 8th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, drug-impaired driving is a concern taken very seriously by the government. I have spoken at length with the minister and the parliamentary secretary about this problem. Bill C-46 is an important piece of the puzzle to go along with Bill C-45, which is the legalizati

May 31st, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, again, I am looking forward to hearing the evidence from scientists, but my understanding is that the saliva-based test for people impaired by cannabis does show recent usage of cannabis. The roadside test is not dealing with fat-soluble concentrations of THC. It is

May 31st, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I know my friend, the hon. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice, has done incredible work travelling the country, including coming to St. Catharines and speaking to members of the community and speaking to key individuals such as our chief of police, he

May 31st, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, before I begin, I would like to mention that I will be splitting my time with the hon. member for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles. I will be speaking in favour of Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendm

May 31st, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Rankin Cancer Run  Mr. Speaker, this past weekend, St. Catharines came together during the 12th annual Rankin Cancer Run. More than 13,000 people participated. Starting at the Grantham Lions Park, cancer survivors, family, friends, and Niagara residents ventured on a one or five kilometre run or wa

May 30th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize May as Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month and to commend Cystic Fibrosis Canada for the incredible work it continues to do. Beginning in 1960, this internationally recognized leader in funding and innovation has a storied history, both in Can

May 17th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to present a petition signed by constituents in our riding of St. Catharines. This particular petition is in relation to palliative care in Canada. The availability of palliative care in Canada is an important issue facing our health care s

May 15th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Niagara Folk Arts Festival  Mr. Speaker, running throughout the month of May each year, the Niagara Folk Arts Festival is the oldest continually running heritage festival in Canada. Cultural communities from across Niagara will showcase their rich and dynamic cultures. Events, including the ambassador's ba

May 8th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal