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Project Wellness  Mr. Speaker, you may remember that a year ago, I rose to celebrate my constituent George Klassen's 80th birthday and the work he does drilling water wells with Project Wellness. I ended by saying that maybe one day, I will be out there with him. This past constituency week, in N

December 12th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, I represent the watershed community of Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge. It is important to those in my riding that we are able to protect wild salmon stocks and restore their habitats. While some species are slowly returning, we are currently lacking the tools and resources

December 5th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, the member may know that we are in the process of doing a five-year legislative review of copyright. When we set out to do this task, we laid out a format that would ensure that we heard from all the different sectors. We heard from education, artists, writers, creat

November 29th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, the best example I can give is the supercluster initiative. It is not just made up of small or large businesses. Rather, it is a collaboration of a whole bunch of people and organizations. Therefore, a one-man company in my riding could tap into the supercluster and

November 29th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, a rural broadband strategy is something we have looked at. We know that if we can figure out how to get broadband to rural communities, to the last mile, it will help businesses thrive. We know that absolutely. In budget 2016, we invested $500 million in the connect

November 29th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, when we came into power, we looked at the lay of the land and saw what was happening. The investments we are making in this country are critically needed. When we talk about investment in housing, we are not just making it up. People need to have a home to go to so

November 29th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity today to talk about the importance of the intellectual property strategy. From the beginning, our government has always worked to strengthen Canada's IP laws. IP incentivizes and rewards intellectual activity in the industrial,

November 29th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Postal Services Resumption and Continuation Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to remind my colleague on the other side that since forming government, we have been pretty busy. I am proud to have worked personally on repealing Bill C-525 and Bill C-377 to restore fair and balanced labour relations. We passed Bill C-65 to protect fe

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Postal Services Resumption and Continuation Act  Mr. Speaker, as a government, we have shown that we are not taking heavy-handed approaches to solving problems. We have given latitude to both organizations to help them find a way. We stepped in. We have given them arbitration. We have given them special mediators. At every step

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Postal Services Resumption and Continuation Act  Mr. Speaker, I rise to participate in this debate with some regret. Since our election in 2015, our government has been working with organized labour and employers in finding ways Canadians can work together to address the issues facing our nation. Let me be perfectly clear.

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 13th report of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology in relation to its study of supplementary estimates (A), 2018-19.

November 21st, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Science  Mr. Speaker, today I had the honour of spending some time with two leading ocean scientists, as well as the health research chair from my riding of Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge. We shared their research that looks into marine microbes, glacier dynamics, ocean productivity and even th

November 6th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Aerospace Industry  Canada's strong, competitive aerospace industry is a major driver of jobs, economic activity and innovation across the country. It contributes over $13 billion in GDP and 86,000 jobs across 700 businesses, and invests $1.7 billion in the Canadian economy. Companies like Bombardie

October 29th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, we have doubled our investment to $200 million. We can look at the things we have done and the investments we have made to date, This is not a problem that happened overnight. When we look at the past, it did not happen overnight. There has to be a plan to move for

September 27th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, when I started my intervention, I did not start by talking about housing. I started by talking about poverty, because poverty is at the core of all this. When we talk about poverty, we include mental health, because that is an issue. We see mental health issues in

September 27th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal