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Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, one of the reasons that change was made to the identification requirements of the so-called Fair Elections Act was to prevent people with insufficient identification voting fraudulently in elections. I would like to ask the hon. member this. Has there been any docu

December 13th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Volunteerism  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honour two constituents, Rusty and his human companion, George Ames, for their amazing work at the St. Boniface Hospital. Rusty, the fluffy, glasses-wearing therapy dog, and George have been a fixture at the hospital for nearly a decade, volunteering

December 12th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Rail Transportation  Mr. Speaker, a few weeks ago, our government announced a $117 million investment to the Arctic shipping group, a historic private-public partnership that blends first nations, community ownership and Canadian private sector leadership. With this innovative group now operating t

December 4th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Sports-Related Concussions  Mr. Speaker, last week, we held our first formal meeting of the Subcommittee on Sports-Related Concussions in Canada, where the legendary Ken Dryden, winner of six Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens and goaltender for Team Canada in the 1972 summit series, appeared before t

November 27th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, we can all agree that every first nation child deserves the best start in life. We know that decades of neglect have led to immense gaps in education on reserve. We can and must do better. As the Minister of Indigenous Services has said previously, the path forward i

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, it is correct that there are many members of the defence lawyers community that have made this assumption. However, we have a system right now that drastically under-represents aboriginal people and racialized people in our jury system. The system we have had up unti

November 20th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I would agree that when we are setting public policy in Parliament, much of that policy has to be administered at the level where there is the needed expertise. We would not ask physicians to follow the law in what antibiotics they prescribe. We would not ask judges

November 20th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to participate in today's debate of Bill C-75. I would like to use my time today to discuss some aspects of amendments to the selection of juries. As we know, jury reform is an area of shared jurisdiction and Parliament is responsible for the criminal la

November 20th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I agree completely with my hon. colleague's comments on more treatment and less criminalization of those who are addicted to opioids. My question is regarding the criticism of our continued prosecution of people for simple possession of cannabis before we legalized

November 8th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Air Transportation  Mr. Speaker, last summer, our government made an important announcement for rural communities in northern Manitoba with investments to strengthen the safety of the Gillam and Bloodvein River airports. Regional airports play a vital role for small communities. They are not only

November 6th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, methamphetamine abuse is impacting communities across Manitoba. Manitoba's chief medical examiner stated that the drug had been involved in 35 overdose deaths in 2017. In September, the Winnipeg city council adopted a resolution asking for assistance from the federa

November 1st, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Madam Speaker, is the member aware of any evidence or data that shows that the safety of the public is improved by administrative segregation in prisons?

October 18th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Flu Season  Mr. Speaker, unfortunately, flu season has arrived. While most people recover in a few days, influenza causes more than 12,000 hospitalizations every year and some groups are at a significant risk for influenza-related complications. Groups at high risk include pregnant women, pe

October 5th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Methamphetamine Abuse  Mr. Speaker, Manitoba is facing a crisis. Last year there were 35 overdose deaths from methamphetamine in our province, more than both fentanyl and carfentanil. In the past four years use among adults has doubled and use among youth has increased by 50%. There are regular reports

September 18th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Child Health Protection Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank members for engaging in this debate. I think some very valid points have been brought up by all speakers. I will make this remark very brief. I would simply say that we have looked at all the data and all the different options available and we

September 17th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal