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Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government response to the report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans entitled “Newfoundland and Labrador's Northern Cod Fishery: Charting a new sustainable fu

June 19th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Points of Order  I do, Mr. Speaker. With respect, we would submit to you that my colleague has raised an argument without merit. I would draw your attention to Standing Order 111.(1), which states: Where the government intends to appoint an Officer of Parliament, the Clerk of the House...the

June 19th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Canadian Coast Guard  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to increasing the capacity of the Canadian Coast Guard in all parts of the country to conduct the search and rescue missions they do so effectively. I share the member's view that this was an important and significant effort. We congratula

June 13th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I am glad, on World Oceans Day, to tell members of the House that I had the privilege earlier today of announcing the creation of Canada's newest marine protected area, St. Anns Bank, off the east coast of Cape Breton, in the province of Nova Scotia. With respect to

June 8th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, we heard the concerns of British Columbians and all Canadians when we decided as a government to invest massively in the oceans protection plan. It is good to protect marine ecosystems. It improves search and rescue capacity on all of Canada's coasts, particularly in

June 6th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, our government has invested massively in marine science, ocean protection, and habitat protection. We are proceeding, I hope this fall, in collaboration with the members of the standing committee to restore loss protections that were taken out of the Fisheries Act.

June 5th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Labour  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. As she is well aware, all members of the House, including the government members, are grateful to the men and women of the parliamentary protective service. They do a wonderful job of protecting members of Parliament, staff, an

June 5th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Search and Rescue  Mr. Speaker, I want to tell the House that we have significantly increased the funding for the Canadian Coast Guard for search and rescue services across the country, including in British Columbia. There are are four new lifeboat stations being set up in British Columbia right no

May 29th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Oakville North—Burlington for her important work in defence of the Great Lakes. Canada is committed to protecting Canada's waters. Budget 2017 proposes $43.8 million over five years for a national aquatic invasive species initiativ

May 11th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Shipping  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. We know that many communities in Quebec and across Canada are having a hard time this flood season. My colleague, the Minister of International Trade, talked to me again today about the specific situation in Yamachiche. We reco

May 2nd, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, my friend knows very well that not only are we committed to enforcing the Fisheries Act, but we are also committed to investing and improving marine safety and our ability to do world-class science to ensure that all the species the member referred to are in fact pro

April 11th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fishing Industry  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. We announced a 25% increase in the total allowable catch for snow crab in zone 17 this year, as the member knows, in accordance with the most recent scientific advice that has confirmed the health of that stock. This will contr

April 7th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries Industry  Mr. Speaker, I welcome the opportunity to tell the House that the Atlantic fisheries innovation fund has $325 million that will be available this year. We have had discussions with provincial governments on how we can partner and reflect their priorities as well. In fact, I will

April 7th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, as my colleague knows, the Canadian Coast Guard is the backbone for one of the safest marine systems in the world. As I indicated earlier, the Prime Minister announced a historic investment to improve marine safety on all of Canada's coasts. This will have a major im

March 7th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, it appears that my colleagues missed what I have said in recent days. I can tell my hon. colleague that the answer is yes. We are taking these threats seriously. That is why we are working with our partners, the Canadian provinces and the United States, to invest n

March 7th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal