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Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, my colleague said she is surprised to see the Liberals standing up for climate action. The fact remains that our government has invested more than any other government in recent years. Over $100 billion has been invested in the fight against climate change. This am

April 9th, 2024House debate

Élisabeth BrièreLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, there are two things on which I completely agree with my colleague: the fact that urgent action is needed and the fact that we have invested money and must continue to do so. The crisis is here now. The Conservatives' lack of a plan is certainly not the solution.

April 9th, 2024House debate

Élisabeth BrièreLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, we obviously recognize the actions being taken across Canada. Right now, these are things that we need to do. The planet is in dire straits, so the more we do, the better. I heard the member for Lévis—Lotbinière talk about his newborn grandchild, and I congratulat

April 9th, 2024House debate

Élisabeth BrièreLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with my esteemed colleague, the hon. member for Saanich—Gulf Islands. I am pleased to take part today in this debate on a subject of great importance for the future of our country. Once again, this motion from our colleagues in the offic

April 9th, 2024House debate

Élisabeth BrièreLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, while provinces and territories are not required to report on the number of persons employed as child care workers under the Canada-wide early learning and child care, or ELCC, Agreements, Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey on the employment estimates for the Ea

April 8th, 2024House debate

Élisabeth BrièreLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, the Government of Canada is investing over $27 billion over five years to build a Canada-wide early learning and child care, or ELCC, system, ensuring all families have access to inclusive and affordable regulated child care, no matter where they live. Canada-wide EL

April 8th, 2024House debate

Élisabeth BrièreLiberal

Chemika Mamode and Patrick Rahimaly  Mr. Speaker, there are people whose light we hope will never be dimmed. Two of those people are Chemika Mamode and Patrick Rahimaly, a Sherbrooke couple I would like to pay tribute to today. Originally from Madagascar, they worked hard to become pharmacy owners in Sherbrooke's e

April 8th, 2024House debate

Élisabeth BrièreLiberal

58th Quebec Winter Games  Mr. Speaker, for more than 50 years, the Quebec Games have given young people from all regions of Quebec the opportunity to compete in a wide range of sports. From hockey to speed skating to cross-country skiing, the 18 sports events at the winter games offer something for everyo

March 21st, 2024House debate

Élisabeth BrièreLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, the Government of Canada is investing over $27 billion over five years to build a Canada-wide early learning and child care system, ensuring all families have access to high-quality, affordable, flexible, and inclusive regulated early learning and child care no matte

March 18th, 2024House debate

Élisabeth BrièreLiberal

58th Quebec Games  Mr. Speaker, from March 1 to 9, Sherbrooke will host 2,500 young athletes aged 12 to 17 from 19 regions of Quebec for the 58th Quebec Winter Games. Although Sherbrooke hosted the summer games in 1977 and again in 1995, this is the first time it will host the winter games. A majo

February 29th, 2024House debate

Élisabeth BrièreLiberal

Fair Trade Leader  Mr. Speaker, enjoying a nice cup of coffee in the morning is part of everyday life for a lot of people. Knowing that it was made from eco-friendly, fair trade beans makes it taste even better. Sherbrooke-based Café William's mission is to produce the most fairly traded coffee in

February 27th, 2024House debate

Élisabeth BrièreLiberal

Canada Early Learning and Child Care Act  Madam Speaker, my colleague's question is rather strange given the many years of experience he has as an MP. He is well aware that there can be many discussions between members of the House of Commons and senators during the amendment process. In this case, I think that the outco

February 14th, 2024House debate

Élisabeth BrièreLiberal

Canada Early Learning and Child Care Act  Madam Speaker, I sincerely thank my colleague for his question. When Quebec implemented the day care program, it was a major societal change. I have three wonderful boys, and my children have benefited from these highly professional day care services that offer both incredible s

February 14th, 2024House debate

Élisabeth BrièreLiberal

Canada Early Learning and Child Care Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for this important question Of course, a day care system like this cannot work if we do not have a qualified, professional workforce to provide the services. We know that these people work extremely hard. I was in Edmonton recently, where I w

February 14th, 2024House debate

Élisabeth BrièreLiberal

Canada Early Learning and Child Care Act  Madam Speaker, today, while we are discussing the Senate amendment to Bill C-35, I would like to emphasize to my colleagues and, of course, to all Canadians that this bill is a significant and truly historic piece of legislation. It follows through on the federal government's co

February 14th, 2024House debate

Élisabeth BrièreLiberal