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Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by suggesting something that would be absolutely fantastic for Canadians, that when the government makes investments, we should put aside partisanship and politics and acknowledge and give credit where good investments for Canadians have been ma

December 1st, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Movember  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak about Movember. I am inspired by the member for Sudbury, the thousands of youth I have worked with throughout the years, and my son. Movember is an initiative that supports boys and men who are afflicted by prostate and testicular cancers, a

November 30th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, our government is making unprecedented investments in infrastructure of $186 billion over 12 years. We know that these investments are essential. We also know that we have to be innovative. I would like to ask the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities to updat

November 22nd, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, as the proud daughter of a steelworker, I can assure everyone that workers' rights are something that have always been very important to me. The protection of pensions is important. In my own riding in Hamilton, I have heard heart-wrenching stories from Stelco employ

November 6th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, with respect to the first matter, I remind my colleague that we are the party of the charter. With respect to rights and freedoms, including religious rights and freedoms, we support these rights. I am delighted that in this legislation we are talking about today, we

November 6th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour for me to rise today to speak to Bill C-63. This bill is excellent news for my constituents in the riding of Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas and for our ambitious city of Hamilton. Our city properly earned the title of “ambitious city”. It is a c

November 6th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, let me begin by making a comment. It is very easy to make personal attacks. It would be very easy for me to make personal attacks against the previous Prime Minister Stephen Harper. However, I will not do that, because that is not what Canadians want. What I will do

November 6th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Tobacco Act  Mr. Speaker, my question has to do with youth. I have had the privilege and honour of working with youth for 20 years, and one of the areas that has been a concern for me is nicotine addiction. The member mentioned that a number of times in her speech. I think the awareness-raisi

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

We Scare Hunger  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School, in my riding, for the We Scare Hunger campaign. We Scare Hunger is an amazing initiative. Students from St. Thomas More, as well as students from across the city, will be collecting canned goods ton

October 31st, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, my colleague mentioned “unintended consequences” a number of times. He has probably heard that from our side. The Minister of Finance has used the these words repeatedly in the last couple of months. This is why we engaged in that level of consultation. This is why t

October 31st, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, first, the member started by talking about concerns of time allocation used on this particular bill. If the member is concerned that not everybody had the time to speak, why did his party, the NDP, give up spots yesterday in terms of speaking to this bill? Second, t

October 31st, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Madam Speaker, first, questions are absolutely beautiful things. They are fantastic. We love asking questions because when we ask questions, we get answers. Doing so is an exploratory thing. As a philosophy graduate, I think questions are absolutely positive. With this bill in pa

October 31st, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, on behalf of my constituency, I am very pleased to have an opportunity to ask the member a question this afternoon. The first thing I would like to say is how impressed I am, as a new member, in the work ethic of all members of this House. To see the diligence and

October 23rd, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I wish to assure the member that softwood lumber and forestry are very important to this government, which is why we have invested more than $800 million in a softwood lumber action plan. Also, we have heard both the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of

October 19th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, on this side of the House, we know that softwood lumber is vitally important for our communities and workers across the country. Ministers on this side of the House have said over and over again how important it is to ensure we get the right agreement and the right

October 19th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal