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Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for coming to my riding. It is too bad he did not invite me over. We could have had a good conversation. I feel the need to mention that we are here talking about the navigable waters act, for instance, not other issues that the membe

June 6th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, when I look at this situation, I ask myself, “How did we get to where we are?” It did not happen overnight. It is a cumulative effect that has gone on for generations and generations. The connected waters are no longer connected, so where is our starting point? We h

June 6th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, my colleague from Surrey—Newton is right. The time that I spent has been educational for me. I grew up in Montreal. I am a city boy. Worms and fish and hooks are not my thing, but I had to learn a lot about fish. I had to learn about the community that I live in, a

June 6th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my parliamentary colleagues for their careful review and analysis of our navigation protection legislation. Many Canadians told us they were unhappy that the previous government's changes were made without an opportunit

June 6th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I am thankful for the opportunity to speak to the motion brought forward by the member for Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou. I would like to begin by acknowledging that we are on the traditional territory of the Algonquin people. In 2016, Canada announced its f

June 4th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the Government of Canada believes indigenous people have the right to participate in decision-making in matters that affect their rights and that indigenous governments' laws and jurisdictions must be respected. That is why, as part of the Government of Canada's co

June 4th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Madam Speaker, the Canada child benefit has been proven to give more benefits to families with children. That is real action. That is what parents and families need to have to be able to get along today in this country.

May 30th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Madam Speaker, to answer this question, we have to look at the challenge. What we found in HUMA, for instance, was that a lot of vulnerable populations were not even aware of some of the programs that were available to them. Part of this budget will be used to educate the indigen

May 30th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Madam Speaker, what my colleague on the other side fails to recognize is the effect of the Canada child benefit. It far outweighs the program you are referring to.

May 30th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Madam Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise in this House today to discuss Bill C-74, Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1. It is no secret that with our 2018 budget, our government has committed to putting people first and ensuring equal opportunity and fairness for

May 30th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 12th report of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology in relation to its study of the main estimates 2018-19.

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, problem solving and technical expertise are crucial if we want to develop our defence industry and combat emerging threats. Through innovation, we are developing the capabilities we need to overcome modern security challenges. With our new defence policy, “Strong, S

April 17th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 11th report of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, entitled “Broadband Connectivity in Rural Canada: Overcoming the Digital Divide”, in relation to the motion adopted on Tuesday, Ma

April 17th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Project Wellness  Mr. Speaker, Canada is a place that is filled with incredible and kind-hearted individuals, whose deeds are done without acknowledgement and for the benefit of others. I am proud to say that my riding of Pitt Meadows —Maple Ridge is home to many of these hidden heroes, such as Ge

April 16th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Firefighters  Mr. Speaker, today, Canadian firefighters came to Ottawa to discuss how we can help save lives in the event of a fire. The bravery that these men and women show, day after day, is a testament to their courage and their desire to protect Canadians. This bravery has come with sacr

March 27th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal