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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, if you canvass the House, I suspect you will find unanimous consent to see the clock at 5:30 p.m.

February 15th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I know the member has articulated his concerns, and I appreciate that. Our government has invested $10 billion in two years. How did we invest those dollars? We invested them after consultation with veterans and their families. We invested in things like increasing

February 15th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is very important for us to talk about the investment that has been made by our government, which is over $10 billion, and the various areas in which we chose to make those investments. The member was very clear in highlighting many of the areas that were in need,

February 15th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Canadian Olympic Athletes  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate all our Canadian athletes who are participating in the Olympics. I am so proud that we have three Hamiltonians representing us: Laura Fortino, Sarah Nurse, and Nick Poloniato. Nick was a standout football player who suffered a broken leg

February 13th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, let us look at what our Prime Minister did after the response by the Ethics Commissioner. What did he do? He accepted it. He did not go out and run a dialogue about how the Aga Khan was the honorary pallbearer at his father's funeral, a position that I think is on

February 6th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, that is a great question. I want to affirm my appreciation in particular for ethics. In fact, I commenced my doctoral studies in that area. I appreciate, deeply, the importance of ethical standards. However, I am surprised because I think it is the exact opposite.

February 6th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak to this motion regarding the Conflict of Interest Act and the report made by the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner with respect to the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons and the Conflict of I

February 6th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Canada Elections Act  Mr. Speaker, I ask that the vote be deferred until tomorrow, Tuesday, February 6, at the expiry of the time provided for oral questions.

February 5th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Canada Elections Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to focus on two initiatives the bill is supportive of in an effort to increase openness and transparency. That is what our government has promised, and that is what our government will deliver in the bill. The first is with reference to political party

February 5th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Canada Elections Act  Mr. Speaker, I am glad to hear that my colleague is acknowledging, at least in some part, that this is a step toward openness and transparency. As a member of the procedure and House affairs committee that had the opportunity to discuss this and listen to witnesses, I am very pro

February 5th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Canada Elections Act  Mr. Speaker, let me begin by saying how disappointed I am that the opposition members are not supporting this legislation, which I think is a tremendous move towards having greater openness and transparency and which is something they are asking for. I am wondering what is at the

February 5th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act  Madam Speaker, my focus is on youth and the impact of the packaging. I raised this in a previous question for a member opposite. I am not sure if my hon. colleague mentioned this in his speech, but we know Canadian youth are at most risk. In 2015, 115,000 Canadians became daily

January 30th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act  Mr. Speaker, the area about which I would like to ask a question for the hon. member is with regard to youth. I have worked with youth for 20 years, and I have seen youth pick up smoking for various reasons. Sometimes it is because of stress, and stress has led to smoking. There

January 30th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Salaries Act  Mr. Speaker, I ask that the vote be deferred to the end of the time provided for oral questions tomorrow, Wednesday, December 13.

December 12th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Salaries Act  Mr. Speaker, I think if you seek it you will find unanimous consent to see the clock at 5:30.

December 12th, 2017House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal