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Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, obviously, we are concerned about the ability of the lobster fishery, the snow crab fishery, and other important fisheries, for the economy of Atlantic Canada to continue to prosper. That is exactly why we have taken very serious and very stringent science-based meas

June 19th, 2018House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, my hon. friend refers to devastating economic consequences. It is important to understand that the area we closed was for six days of a 30-week season. As you would know well, Mr. Speaker, as you have been minister of fisheries and oceans yourself, that season opened

June 19th, 2018House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, I cannot imagine my Conservative colleague would suggest that we not take the most robust measures necessary to protect the North Atlantic right whale, because she will understand, as all Canadians do, that protecting the North Atlantic right whale is vital to ensuri

June 14th, 2018House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries Act  moved that the bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.

June 13th, 2018House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, my colleague for Cariboo—Prince George talked about consultation. It is important to understand that consultations were at the core of our review prior to presenting this legislation. The proposed amendments to the Fisheries Act were very much done with the views o

June 11th, 2018House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, it is hard to follow our colleague for Cape Breton—Canso, because, as always, we think he has summarized exactly the essence of the problem. The previous Conservative government used every parliamentary tool at its disposition to disrupt, obstruct, and stifle debate.

June 11th, 2018House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia for his question and especially for his important work representing his constituents. I had the privilege of visiting his riding with him when he was a candidate and was hoping to earn the confidence of the

June 11th, 2018House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague from Sherbrooke. If ever there was a member to quote, I cannot imagine a better one than our colleague from Winnipeg North, an extraordinary parliamentarian with a great deal of experience in the House. He always had something to say about

June 11th, 2018House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries Act  Again, Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from South Okanagan—West Kootenay for his question, and also, as I mentioned to his colleague from Hochelaga, to thank New Democrats for their support of this legislation. We have worked constructively with our colleagues in the Ne

June 11th, 2018House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, the member for Sarnia—Lambton is referring to an unfortunate circumstance that took place some months ago, when the Canadian Coast Guard was proceeding to undertake some icebreaking activities on the American side of that particular body of water. There had been some

June 11th, 2018House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, it perhaps will not surprise colleagues that I do not share my colleague from Cariboo—Prince George's view that it is far-fetched. What is far-fetched are some of the assertions made by colleagues in this House that these important amendments would reduce transparenc

June 11th, 2018House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, I agree with some of the member's comments, and certainly on the importance of this legislation to Canadians. He and I may have differences on how some particular aspects of the bill may or may not work, but I certainly share his view, which is a view that Canadians

June 11th, 2018House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague from Hochelaga for her questions. I also thank the NDP for its support for Bill C-68. I had the opportunity to work with her colleague, the NDP critic. Some amendments were adopted by the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, includin

June 11th, 2018House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, our government will continue to stand up for the hard-working women and men, and not only of Newfoundland and Labrador who work in the fishery and the fish processing sector. My colleague, who represents Grand Bank, has been working on a number of proposals in partne

June 11th, 2018House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, let me be very clear. Our government will always defend human rights and hold Iran to account for its actions. The focus of any discussions we have with the Government of Iran will be on ensuring the return of Maryam Mombeini, that she is able to return safely to Can

June 11th, 2018House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal