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Business of Supply  Madam Chair, I am pleased to have this opportunity to address the House. I propose to allocate my time by taking the first 10 minutes to speak and then following that with a couple of questions. To begin, I would like to highlight one of our government's greatest achievements: p

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Mental Health  Mr. Speaker, we are reminded this week to speak openly and frankly about mental health. It is an issue that can impact any one of us at any age, but today I would like to speak about the impact on our youth. As a chaplain, I have witnessed first-hand the devastating impact of m

May 7th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I have to say how refreshing it is for us in the House to all be on the same page, to put partisanship aside, and to come up with legislation that is in the best interests of all of us. This bill is an example of that. We all agree that we have to work our best to en

May 7th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by thanking the parliamentary secretary for his excellent speech and for all of the work he has done to bring this bill forward. We all know of this issue of people feeling hesitant to report the number of incidents that take place in the workp

May 7th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I think that if you seek it, you would find unanimous consent for the following. I move: That, notwithstanding any standing order or usual practice of the House, the recorded division on third reading of Bill C-48, the oil tanker morator

May 4th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, I think that if you seek it, you would find unanimous consent to see the clock at 1:30.

May 4th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, if the House gives its consent, I move that the 61st report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented to the House earlier today, be concurred in.

May 4th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114 I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 61st report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, regarding the membership of committees of the House. If the House gives its consent, I intend t

May 4th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Motion No. 110  Madam Speaker, I would like thank the hon. member for making his speech today. I really appreciate his passion and his conviction. It is great to see him demonstrate the passion and conviction he has on this matter. It is an important matter. I come from a family that has in fac

April 27th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts  Madam Speaker, I am proud of our government's proactive role with respect to nicotine addiction and vaping. The member spent some time talking about prevention, which is extremely important. I wonder if the member could expand upon the role other levels of government can play wit

April 27th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act  Madam Speaker, my question focuses on youth and nicotine addiction. I have experienced, through my career working with youth, that they are often driven to nicotine addiction as a result of stress in school and in their lives, for example. I know that Bill S-5 addresses youth in

April 27th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, our government came into office with a promise to make investments in our communities to make them stronger, more sustainable, and more inclusive. In Ontario and in my riding of Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas, communities have benefited by these early investments. P

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Madam Speaker, I must say that I am very impressed with the hon. member's French, and I am going to try to get to the level that he is able to speak it. I know it is something that he has really committed a lot of time to, and I think it is very important and I commend him for th

April 16th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Madam Speaker, I was very pleased that both my hon. colleague and the speaker before him mentioned the commitment to research and the $1.7 billion over five years being invested in research. In my riding, I have three post-secondary institutions, and I cannot tell you how thrille

April 16th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Business of the House  Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. There have been discussions among the parties, and if you seek it, I think you will find unanimous consent for the following motion: That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, during the debate tonight pur

April 16th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal