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The Environment  Mr. Speaker, after a decade of Conservative inaction, the Liberals are now following in their footsteps. The environment commissioner issued a scathing report today confirming that the government is failing marine mammals. Of the 14 endangered or threatened species, the governmen

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition on postal banking from residents of Canada who would like to draw to the attention of the House of Commons that nearly two million Canadians desperately need an alternative to payday lenders' crippling lending rates. There are 3,800 Cana

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Shark Finning  Mr. Speaker, I rise to invite all MPs to join Sandy and Brian Stewart and the all-party oceans caucus this Wednesday, October 3 after votes, at the Lansdowne Cineplex, for an advance screening of Rob Stewart's newest film, Sharkwater: Extinction, which opens in Canadian theatres

October 1st, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, Sarah Alderman, a researcher at the University of Guelph, found that even short exposure to diluted bitumen can be deadly to young salmon, a critical species to B.C.'s economy, tourism and fishing industry. Canadians know that when it comes to oil spills, the questio

September 24th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, last week Canadians were devastated when Scarlet, a three-and-a-half-year-old orca, was declared dead. Coastal communities and people right across the country continue to voice their concerns on the effect of increased tanker traffic on our coast but the Liberals a

September 18th, 2018House debate

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Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, studies show that up to 60,000 jobs could be lost due to the CPTPP. The economic analysis conducted by the government concludes that the CPTPP would generate economic gains for Canada of about $4.2 billion over 22 years. The $4.2 billion represents the same level of

September 18th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, recently a Liberal MP said, “The time has come to transition to closed containment salmon aquaculture in British Columbia.” I could not agree more. Canada is well-positioned to become a world leader in closed containment, but we need action now. Globally, money is

June 20th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise to present two petitions in the House today. One hundred and thirty-two million girls do not have access to primary or secondary education. The petitioners, many from my riding, including Barbara Clay and Phyllis Slinger, call on the Government of Canada to i

June 18th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, the second petition is on falun gong, which is a spiritual practice. The petitioners request the Canadian government to condemn the illegal arrest of Canadian citizens for practising falun gong and call on the immediate and unconditional release of Canadian citizen

June 18th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

World Oceans Day  Mr. Speaker, tomorrow is World Oceans Day. Oceans generate 80% of our oxygen, provide us with food, and regulate our climate. It was Canadians who first proposed World Oceans Day at Rio's Earth Summit in 1992. However, 26 years later, the issues are more overwhelming than ever:

June 7th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, the Marathassa leaked 2,700 litres of bunker fuel into Vancouver's English Bay, costing the city more than half a million dollars to clean it up. Three years later, Vancouver is still fighting for reimbursement, but the government is only offering 30¢ on the dollar,

May 30th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, as the deadline for Kinder Morgan approaches, I want to tell the House what I have been hearing from constituents about this project. This pipeline goes right through my riding and my constituents will be directly affected. People are infuriated that the federal gov

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, hundreds of thousands of farmed salmon escaped once, and the state of Washington bans open net farms. In Canada, B.C. coastal first nations occupy two salmon farms for over 200 days, and the minister does nothing. On top of that, disgusting video footage shows virus-

May 7th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, I know my colleague has been on the fisheries committee in past Parliaments. I know the work she does privately to restore our forests in British Columbia. I know her past work as a provincial minister. Therefore, I appreciate her question and her interest. I think s

May 3rd, 2018House debate

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Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, yes, we are at a crossroads. I am glad he learned of the story of my three-week swim down the Fraser, which was a life-changing event for me. I have done that twice. I did it in 1995 and again in 2000. The only effect that I have suffered as a result of that is I got

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP