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Father's Day  Mr. Speaker, I am proud and honoured to stand today and recognize my Italian heritage and my father. Both have contributed enormously to the woman who I am today. Growing up in an Italian household taught me the true sense of the words “love” and “hospitality”. Family is integr

June 18th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Main Estimates, 2018-19  Mr. Speaker, my friend from Winnipeg North has made a lot of great comments and shared important information. I like his focus on the Liberals really making responsible investments. In 2011, the NDP filibustered for about 58 hours. An MP on the Conservative side, who now happens

June 14th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Youth  Mr. Speaker, in February, the Prime Minister and Minister of Youth launched a national dialogue on developing a youth policy for Canada. With his youth council here in Ottawa this week, could the Prime Minister update the House on the development of youth policy and on any other

June 13th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Export and Import Permits Act  Mr. Speaker, we know that Bill C-47 formalizes the accountability process by which export permits are considered, and includes the factors to be considered, as set out in article 7 of the treaty. Could I have the parliamentary secretary's comments on why formalizing this process

June 8th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, we are proud of the tax cuts we have implemented as a government. We reduced taxes on the middle class. How did we do that? By increasing taxes on the top 1%. We also reduced taxes on small businesses, and we are proud of that. We know the importance of small busin

May 31st, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I would like to focus my question on economic growth. That was a large part of my colleague's speech this afternoon. We made a clear decision. We believed that Canadians were very hard-working and we knew that investing in Canadians was going to lead to economic gr

May 31st, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I would like to begin by thanking and commending the minister for the leadership role she has taken on this file and the forward-looking changes she is suggesting with respect to the reform of the criminal justice system. It is clear that not everyone is going to

May 24th, 2018House debate

Filomena TassiLiberal

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