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Firefighter Tribute  Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to rise in the House today to recognize a true hero in my riding. Duane Antle is the current fire chief in the town of Come By Chance, which has a volunteer fire department. He was the 2020 recipient of the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services

June 23rd, 2021House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, I have heard from many fish harvesters and industry stakeholders in my riding about the recent 3Ps codfish management plan for the 2021-22 season. While we know that the stock is facing challenges, it is a valuable resource for my riding and our many small rural comm

June 10th, 2021House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Dave Brenton  Mr. Speaker, today I want to pay tribute to a constituent of mine, Mr. Dave Brenton, of Marystown. Dave was a strong community leader and always strived to make things better. He was a mentor to many and an advocate for all. He was a high school teacher and principal. He formed

June 2nd, 2021House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Newfoundland and Labrador Chief Medical Officer  Mr. Speaker, it gives me tremendous pleasure today to recognize Newfoundland and Labrador's chief medical officer, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald. She has worked tirelessly to help our province navigate safely through the COVID-19 pandemic, has prevented many widespread breakouts from hap

April 26th, 2021House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Newfoundland Election  Madam Speaker, I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Premier Andrew Furey on his recent election win in Newfoundland and Labrador. Also, I want to give special recognition to all the successful candidates in my riding of Bonavista—Burin—Trinity, all of whom I truly loo

April 12th, 2021House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency Act  Madam Speaker, I would also like to speak briefly on this with the few seconds I have. I certainly am a supporter of an opt-out system. In a recent conversation, a good friend of mine told me about his heart transplant and the challenges with respect to the waiting period to be

April 12th, 2021House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Diversity and Inclusion  Mr. Speaker, representation matters. All aspects of our society and our institutions, including the justice system, must reflect the diversity of Canada. After introducing critical reforms in 2016, our government has made the appointment process more open and transparent, leading

March 25th, 2021House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Christmas Greetings  Madam Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to wish my constituents in Bonavista—Burin—Trinity a joyful holiday season and a very merry Christmas. I would also like to extend these greetings to my parliamentary colleagues and to all Canadians. It has been a difficult ye

December 7th, 2020House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Seamus O'Regan Sr.  Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to send my deepest condolences to our colleague, the Minister of Natural Resources, on the loss of his father, Seamus O'Regan Sr., last week. I am sure our province and our entire parliamentary family join me in sending our thoug

November 23rd, 2020House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Canadian Coast Guard  Mr. Speaker, my riding and communities across the country depend on the Canadian Coast Guard to keep our waterways safe and flowing all year round. Although we have been lucky with the light ice season this year, it has been detrimental to coastal communities in the past. Can the

March 12th, 2020House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Opposition Motion—Pharmacare  Madam Speaker, as I said at the outset, I will be supporting this motion.

March 12th, 2020House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Opposition Motion—Pharmacare  Madam Speaker, health care funding has been a priority of this government. We know, for example, that transfers to the provinces are nearly $42 billion. Since 2014, there has been an additional $10 billion going to provinces, much of it aimed at taking care of issues like mental

March 12th, 2020House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Opposition Motion—Pharmacare  Madam Speaker, I have spoken with many different groups and organizations, including pharmacists, and as I have stated very clearly, my position on universal pharmacare is that I support it and support what this government is trying to do.

March 12th, 2020House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Opposition Motion—Pharmacare  Madam Speaker, we know we are embarking on a path toward universal pharmacare for this country, and our government believes it is necessary to support Canadians. As to how it will roll out in the provinces and territories, a whole set of negotiations and discussions need to be ha

March 12th, 2020House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Opposition Motion—Pharmacare  Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise today to discuss the motion tabled by the member for Vancouver Kingsway related to pharmacare. I too will be supporting this motion, because I believe and our government recognizes that the cost of drugs can directly affect the lives of Can

March 12th, 2020House debate

Churence RogersLiberal