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Canadian Coast Guard  Mr. Speaker, this is the Canadian Coast Guard's 60th anniversary of serving Canadians by helping mariners in need, protecting our marine ecosystem and ensuring safe passage through Canada's waterways. I was thrilled to hear that the Canadian Coast Guard College held its first in-

June 16th, 2022House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Newfoundland Towns' Anniversaries  Madam Speaker, I want to congratulate two towns in my riding on upcoming milestone anniversaries. Heart's Delight-Islington is celebrating its 50th anniversary of amalgamation, with celebration events happening between July 29 and August 7. Nearby Heart's Content is celebrating 5

June 13th, 2022House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Instruction to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Regarding Bill C-14  Madam Speaker, in listening to this debate, I think about representation across the country. We are talking about 78 seats in Quebec, but if we think about the rural parts of the country in smaller provinces like Newfoundland and Labrador, which is geographically large, but in te

June 2nd, 2022House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Instruction to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Regarding Bill C-14  Mr. Speaker, I too share some of the views of my colleague here in the House. I know the French language is extremely important across the entire country. I have four grandchildren who are enrolled in French immersion programs, and they are there because their parents and I as a

June 2nd, 2022House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Come Home 2022  Mr. Speaker, 2022 has been designated Come Home year in my province of Newfoundland and Labrador. I am inviting everyone to come visit or return to our beautiful province and discover all the unique and wonderful things Newfoundland and Labrador has to offer. There are endless

May 5th, 2022House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Economic and Fiscal Update Implementation Act, 2021  Madam Speaker, teachers and others are being impacted by our not passing Bill C-8. There are many items in this legislation that impact teachers, farmers and others, and that is why we are here debating Bill C-8 today and why I encourage all members of this House to support this

May 3rd, 2022House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Economic and Fiscal Update Implementation Act, 2021  Madam Speaker, when many of the programs were put in place and agreed to by most members in this House, they were put in place in response to the emergency created by the pandemic and COVID-19. As a result, many of the programs were rolled out rather efficiently and quickly, crea

May 3rd, 2022House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Economic and Fiscal Update Implementation Act, 2021  Madam Speaker, I share the hon. member's concerns around family doctors, particularly as we hear stories about the loss of family doctors in rural Newfoundland and Labrador and rural Canada. That includes every province in this country. There is no question that there are challen

May 3rd, 2022House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Economic and Fiscal Update Implementation Act, 2021  Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time today with the member for Hochelaga. I appreciate the opportunity to take part in today's debate on Bill C-8, an act to implement certain provisions of the economic and fiscal update tabled in Parliament on December 14, 2021 and other measu

May 3rd, 2022House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Parkinson's Awareness Month  Mr. Speaker, April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. Here in Canada, more than 100,000 people live with this condition, and this number is on the rise globally, with Canada experiencing among the highest prevalence rates. While most people living with this condition are older than

April 27th, 2022House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Veterans Affairs  Mr. Speaker, reducing wait times for veterans has been our government's top priority. We are making progress, but we know that too many veterans still wait too long to have their claims processed by veterans affairs. Could the Minister of Veterans Affairs update us on what our g

March 23rd, 2022House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Hedley Lake  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize a true hero we recently lost in my riding of Bonavista—Burin—Trinity. He was the last remaining survivor of the sinking of the SS Caribou, veteran Hedley Lake. From Fortune, Newfoundland and Labrador, he served with the British Royal Navy

February 28th, 2022House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

Frederick B. Rowe  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honour a great man we recently lost in Newfoundland and Labrador: Mr. Frederick B. Rowe. A father, a grandfather, an educator and a politician, he had a passion for politics and spent his life dedicated to improving grassroots democracy here in our p

November 30th, 2021House debate

Churence RogersLiberal

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