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Child Health Protection Act  Mr. Speaker, I have heard much of the same concerns from stakeholders. I agree that the promotion of sport and activity is important and essential for the health and well-being of our children. We have discussed these issues with stakeholders and with the Minister of Health. I

December 12th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Child Health Protection Act  Mr. Speaker, as for the effect of the bill in Quebec, many factors are causing obesity in children. I would like to see the data and the study the member is referring to, that this has had no effect on the health of children and rates of obesity. However, we know advertising and

December 12th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Child Health Protection Act  Mr. Speaker, I agree. There are many aspects to the bill and what can be done. We also know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that we need to develop a dialogue and take action at the government level. It is the primary responsibility of a government to look after our most vulnerable

December 12th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Child Health Protection Act  moved that Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children), be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to stand here today as the sponsor of Bill S-228, the child health pro

December 12th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Federal Framework on Distracted Driving Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for his kind words and his excellent question. I would agree there are many forms of distracted driving. This is merely one of them. It would take too long to enumerate all the different forms. There are people who are looking at

November 30th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Federal Framework on Distracted Driving Act  Mr. Speaker, this would complement that work. One of the things we have noticed is that there is very little data collection. That is one of the key parts of this bill. Right now, the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario are the only provinces collecting detailed data on this issue.

November 30th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Federal Framework on Distracted Driving Act  moved that Bill C-373, An Act respecting a federal framework on distracted driving, be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to stand before my colleagues to debate my Bill C-373, an act respecting a federal framework on distracted drivi

November 30th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Veterans Affairs  Madam Speaker, while Canadians have removed their poppies, we must always remember the sacrifices of our brave men and women. Recently, I had the honour of travelling with my fellow colleagues to attend the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Witnessing how the p

November 24th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Report Stage  Mr. Speaker, I was curious as to the hon. member's mention of the rates of impaired driving due to cannabis in Colorado and Washington. When serving on the health committee, I received correspondence from the attorneys general of both Colorado and Washington that states that they

November 21st, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the important work of Connie Newman and Doug Mackie, two outstanding individuals in my community. Connie Newman was bestowed the Manitoba Council on Aging Recognition Award for her tireless work with numerous advocacy groups for seniors. I

November 6th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, municipalities have the right to make rules regarding real estate, and if they wish, could make such laws. I should add that many of these dangers with respect to large units are suppositions. When I asked a member of the Ontario Provincial Police at the health com

November 1st, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, as I said in my speech, this is subject to review in three years. We have been advised by many jurisdictions that it is best to provide it in a stepwise pattern. One of the things we are addressing is making legal a substance that is illegal, and one of the problem

November 1st, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise to speak in support of Bill C-45, the cannabis act, and the amendments that I and my fellow colleagues on the health committee introduced. Back in August, I held a town hall in my riding regarding the legalization and regulation of cannabis.

November 1st, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Manitoba  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise today to share that Manitobans gathered this past weekend to select a new leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party, Dougald Lamont. Dougald is a leader committed to changing politics in Manitoba. He knows that everyone matters and that for democracy to

October 23rd, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal

Federal Framework on Distracted Driving Act  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-373, An Act respecting a federal framework on distracted driving. Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to stand in the House today to introduce my private member's bill, Bill C-373, an act respecting a federal framework on distracted driving. The bill

October 18th, 2017House debate

Doug EyolfsonLiberal