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Violence against Health Care Workers  Mr. Speaker, last month, I met with Sandi Mowat of the Manitoba Nurses Union to discuss the rising tide of violence against health care workers. As an emergency room physician for 20 years, I would regularly be exposed to violence, even on two occasions having been assaulted my

June 14th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, our government was proud to contribute more than $35 million towards the new Diversity Gardens at Assiniboine Park in my riding. Construction is under way, and a couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the site and see the progress for myself. Once compl

June 5th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member is correct. As I referred to in my speech, 172,000 people in the 2011 election, according to Statistics Canada, cited lack of identification as the reason they did not vote. We are not suggesting the voter identification card is the only piece of iden

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I can assure the House that despite time allocation, this vote will be having all of the scrutiny at committee and by Parliament that it deserves. I will take no lessons from the party that invoked time allocation on this motion twice. I would also like to clarify o

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, whether we waited until a given time or not is not really relevant. We will be passing this measure in time to apply it for the next election.

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the hon. member for Halifax. It is my honour to speak in favour of Bill C-76, the Elections Modernization Act. There are many important facets of the bill, but today I will focus on how this legislation would address barriers that pr

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month  Mr. Speaker, today marks the beginning of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. As a motorcycle rider, Winnipeggers may see me riding my Triumph Bonneville down Portage Avenue or taking part in the upcoming TELUS Ride For Dad in support of prostate cancer research. Riding a motor

May 1st, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Equal Opportunities West  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise and share with the House the important work Equal Opportunities West is doing to assist persons with disabilities to secure meaningful employment. Its staff is dedicated to making sure each individual in its program is given the opportunity to

April 24th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Federal Framework on Distracted Driving Act  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to stand in the House to provide the closing statement on my bill, an act respecting a federal framework on distracted driving. I want to thank all of my colleagues who stood here today and provided thoughtful and fruitful debate. The last time I spo

March 20th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, March is Nutrition Month, and this year's theme is “Unlock the power of food”. Our food choices are among the most important decisions we make every day for our health. We are seeing significant discussions among Canadians about the role food choices play in a health

March 2nd, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I have one question, and it is a simple question that could be answered with yes or no. If an organization believed in its core mandate that LGBT people were unacceptable and refused to hire someone that was LGBT, would that organization deserve to receive governmen

March 1st, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Child Health Protection Act  Madam Speaker, it is an honour to stand here among my colleagues and thank them all for their efforts and thoughtful debate on the child health protection act. I also want to thank Senator Nancy Greene Raine for her tireless work on the legislation and for entrusting me with help

February 12th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I recently had the pleasure of meeting with community leaders from the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, which educates Canadians about the plight of impoverished people and supports women in their search for social and economic justice. Whil

January 31st, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act  Madam Speaker, I am glad that the hon. member agrees that anything we can do to decrease the rates of smoking is helpful. I would like to just clarify some of items from the KPMG study in which there was an actual increase in contraband tobacco. This was reviewed by independent

January 30th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act  Madam Speaker, that has to be reviewed in the regulations. Certainly, these packages being displayed in Canada will have to be plain packaging. I do not know the answer to whether the industry can export packaging. However, if we had the power to do that, I would advocate it not

January 30th, 2018House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal