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Employment, Workforce Development and Labours  Mr. Speaker, this month, young Canadians in my riding of Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley and across the country will be graduating from high school and getting ready to start the next phase of their education. Demand for skilled tradespeople is growing in our country.

June 8th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I would agree with the hon. member. As I have said, in my own medical practice I had patients come in who had consumed what they thought was simply cannabis and in fact they had obvious toxic syndromes consistent with other ingestions. It was clear in their mind that

May 30th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I agree that if we are legalizing this, we should be looking to other jurisdictions that have legalized it. As for the data the member has quoted from Colorado, I wonder what sources he has used. Two sources that I have used from Colorado are a report issued by the

May 30th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, there is a misinterpretation of that statute. This legislation would not legally permit anyone between the ages of 12 and 18 to carry marijuana. There is basically a ticketing offence that does not lead to a criminal record. Contrary to what an earlier speaker said,

May 30th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise and speak in support of Bill C-45, an act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts. At its core, Bill C-45 would allow individuals above the minimum age of 18 to purchase canna

May 30th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Paramedics  Mr. Speaker, yesterday marked the beginning of National Paramedic Services Week, and it gives me great pleasure to rise and pay tribute to our country's paramedics. These dedicated men and women serve on the front line of health care delivery and public safety across Canada and a

May 29th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Manito Ahbee Festival  Mr. Speaker, as the member of Parliament for Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley, it is my pleasure to extend greetings and a warm welcome to all who are participating in and attending the 2017 Manito Ahbee Festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Named after one of the most imp

May 18th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, in recent days, residents of southern and central Manitoba have been impacted by rising water levels and flooding, which has resulted in local states of emergency, road closures, and evacuations in several first nations communities. Our hearts go out to the evacuees

April 5th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Volunteerism  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate a constituent from my riding whose hard work has made a difference in the lives of many in our community. Valerie Christie is a resident of Charleswood, and has always been willing to lend a helping hand, whether volunteering at her chil

April 5th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Manitoba Flooding  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to share my thoughts and concerns, and indeed those of all members of the House, for the communities of Manitoba affected by flooding of the Red and Assiniboine rivers. For the first nations communities impacted, our first priority is ensuring they are s

April 4th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, today is Canada's Agriculture Day and there is no better day to emphasize how much our government supports our world-class Canadian farmers, ranchers, and growers from coast to coast to coast. Our government's support for our farmers helps them with market developmen

February 16th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act  Mr. Speaker, the Government of Canada and Health Canada's action on opioid misuse does in fact address these problems, with improved public education and prescribing practices, a number of issues that will help to address this. Are these issues addressed in Bill C-37? No, they ar

February 14th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act  Mr. Speaker, to clarify, fentanyl is an opioid. However, the fact is that Health Canada has a strategy on opioid use, which is separate from Bill C-37. We are addressing that problem, and we are addressing a separate problem with Bill C-37.

February 14th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act  Mr. Speaker, that is an important question, one to which we gave some thought. We have responded to every request the provinces have raised with our government in this crisis and we have worked with them. If there were a public emergency under the Emergencies Act, the chief publ

February 14th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act  Mr. Speaker, I echo the hon. member's statement. It is a pleasure to work with him on the health committee. His dedication to help the well-being of Canadians is unparalleled. In regard to the request, the reason the health committee did not grant this request was that inviting

February 14th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal