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Gender Equality Week Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak to Bill C-309, an act to establish gender equality week. I wish to thank and commend the member for Mississauga—Lakeshore for presenting this bill to the House. This is an important matter that requires attention. This

June 21st, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Statistics Act  Mr. Speaker, the member for Windsor West spoke about shared services. In this modern age, technology advancements are pushing increasingly more businesses and governments to pool certain services together. Under this approach, costs are lowered, but more importantly, experts can

June 20th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Amendments to Standing Orders  Mr. Speaker, my colleague across the way talks about this deadline in the motion and he uses this as a reason for not debating. I want to point that the deadline that was in motion was over a month. I am a hard-working member on the PROC committee—all of us on that committee are

June 20th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Changes to the Standing Orders  Mr. Speaker, with all due respect, I can assure the opposition House leader that roadkill I am not. I am very proud of our Prime Minister and the confidence he has shown in the women on this side of the House. It is a confidence and commitment that is long overdue. It has gone a

June 19th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Scarborough—Agincourt for one of, if not the most powerful, meaningful, and wise addresses I have heard in this place. He credits the member across the way from Saanich—Gulf Islands as, in his terms, carrying out the highest leve

June 12th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, my colleague has been criticizing our economic record, and I would like to put these four points to him about what has happened with our economy since we have come into power. The first is that Canada has the best fiscal position among the G7 countries. Second, in t

June 12th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I am very proud of our Prime Minister, who was very courageous, wise, and forward thinking when he appointed a cabinet that had gender equality. I am very proud of that. Here we are talking about a situation where all ministers will be equal, so no matter what one'

June 7th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

International Day for Biosphere Reserves  Mr. Speaker, today is UNESCO's biosphere reserves day. Canada has 18 unique biospheres, in which more than two million people live. Biosphere reserves exist to preserve and uphold natural ecosystems which contribute to the needs and healthy living of a growing human population.

May 29th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Extension of Sitting Hours  Mr. Speaker, the hon. House leader mentioned she would like to see certain bills moved from the House to committee. The two that I referred to were Bill C-24 and Bill C-46, which do deal with fundamental principles of gender equality and impaired driving. Could the member expla

May 29th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Italian Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask to split my time with the member for Humber River—Black Creek. Buongiorno a tutti. I am so proud and honoured to rise today to speak on—

May 15th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Italian Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, I thank all my colleagues in the House. I am so proud and honoured to rise today to speak to Motion No. 64 that recognizes the month of June as Italian heritage month. I must say, Mr. Speaker, it is nice to see you in the chair this morning for this debate. Growing

May 15th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Points of Order  Mr. Speaker, I recognize, as we all do, that we are here to represent Canadians, and I say as a new member how impressed I am with how hard working each and every MP in this room is. I appreciate the dedication and commitment. However, over the last couple of days, I want to addr

May 4th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Business of the House  Mr. Speaker, there has been discussion among the parties and I believe you will find consent for the following motion: That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, when the House proceeds to the taking of the deferred recorded divisions scheduled to

May 3rd, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Privilege  Mr. Speaker, consultations among parties have taken place, and if you seek it I believe that you will find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move: That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, in relation to the Question of Privilege (deni

May 2nd, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Privilege  Mr. Speaker, the member mentioned right and wrong. This is day seven. We have been discussing this for seven days in the House and essentially we have agreement. I know on the Liberal side all Liberal caucus members agree and I think all members in the House agree that unfettered

May 2nd, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal