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Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, steelhead are in trouble. Specifically, Thompson and Chilcotin runs are in dire straits. Fisheries and conservation groups in British Columbia have called on the government to issue an emergency listing order under SARA and to investigate impacts of bycatch on stee

December 7th, 2017House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Access to Information Act  Madam Speaker, I want to talk a bit about disclosure. New Democrats do not have a problem with proactive disclosure per se, but we strongly maintain that the Access to Information Act is not an appropriate legislative vehicle for publishing information. The act should improve the

December 5th, 2017House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, in September, thousands of farmed Atlantic salmon escaped from a U.S. fish farm, infesting B.C. waters. In October, coastal first nations occupied two marine harvest farms because they never agreed to open-net salmon farms in their traditional territories. Last week,

December 5th, 2017House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, the National Energy Board ordered Kinder Morgan to stop installing plastic anti-salmon spawning mats in eight B.C. rivers, but two months later these mats are still in place. The Liberals need to enforce the law under the Fisheries Act and stop Kinder Morgan from wre

November 23rd, 2017House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, my colleague from Kootenay—Columbia made some very specific points in reference to his riding. He spoke about the last election in 2015 and the demonstrations in his riding. I remember the demonstrations in my riding as well. In fact, there was one in particular that

November 20th, 2017House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to table e-petition 706, initiated by Brad Hazledine from Freelton, Ontario. The petitioners ask that the government adopt my private member's bill, Bill C-251, as a government bill so we can finally ban the importation of shark fin to Ca

November 20th, 2017House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, today marks day 76 of the occupation of two open-net salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago. These coastal first nations never agreed to open-net salmon farms in their traditional territories. If the Liberals are serious about recognizing the UN Declaration on the

November 8th, 2017House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, Canada C3 was a historic 150-day expedition from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage. It connected Canadians from coast to coast to coast, inspiring a deeper understanding of our land and our peoples, focusing on the past, present, and future of our country

November 7th, 2017House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, W5 exposed the disastrous impact that open-net Atlantic salmon farms are having on wild Pacific salmon, spreading diseases like PRV and HSMI. First nations along the B.C. coast are calling for the removal of open-net salmon farms from the wild salmon migration route.

October 30th, 2017House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

World Mental Health Day  Mr. Speaker, one in three Canadians will experience a mental illness or substance use disorder, or SUD, in his or her lifetime. Shockingly, more than 10 Canadians die by suicide each day. Suicide rates of indigenous youth in Canada are among the highest in the world. More than ha

October 17th, 2017House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague mentioned not needing a moratorium on the west coast but he also mentioned that mistakes do happen. I am wondering how the member can square that. I want to specifically reference one mistake that happened in Bella Bella last year involving the Na

October 16th, 2017House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate my colleague's intervention, but he talked about many things, including the Liberal position on Kinder Morgan, which he says they got right and did consult about. However, I would argue that the Liberals broke their promise. The Liberals campaigned on re

October 16th, 2017House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the debate going back and forth. We have heard Conservative MPs, and now Liberal MPs, responding and going back and forth about the nature of consultation. I will remind members and those listening that in the past government, the Conservative approach w

October 16th, 2017House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Oceans Act  Madam Speaker, I appreciate my hon. colleague's intervention. I just want to take him back a bit to the global setting in 1992 when the world came together to say that we needed to protect our oceans. The oceans were in trouble. Marine species, especially our predators, were in h

October 16th, 2017House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Oceans Act  Madam Speaker, I was recently at a very interesting conference in Malta along with the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard as well as the member for Cariboo—Prince George. We talked about the health of our oceans and the dramatic concerns that we have. One

October 16th, 2017House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP