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Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, in a scathing report, the environment commissioner confirmed what we have been saying for years. The aquaculture industry is exposing wild salmon to disease and harmful pesticides. In fairness, how would the Liberals know? They are not even monitoring the health of

April 24th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Endangered Whales  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to speak on Motion No. 154, which reads: That the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans be instructed to undertake a study on the situation of endangered whales and be mandated to (i) identify steps that could be taken to bett

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Endangered Whales  Mr. Speaker, while I appreciate the intention of the member's motion, will she not agree that the time for study is over? We need immediate action for the 76 southern resident killer whales that she identified in her speech. We need the government to issue an immediate emergency

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to table this petition signed by constituents from my riding of Port Moody—Coquitlam, Anmore, and Belcarra, including Don and Marilyn Portelance and many others, who are worried about the changes proposed by the finance minister under Bill C-27.

April 18th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, the Liberals go on and on about Kinder Morgan being in the national interest. Do members know what is in the national interest? Protecting our coastal economy. Do members know what else is in the national interest? Protecting our marine environment. The proposed Ki

April 18th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, she is the shadow minister, not the critic. There we go. The member used many quotes from indigenous people in her speech. I wanted to bring in another quote, one by Chief Bob Chamberlin, vice-president of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, who said in a tweet that the

April 16th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo is the Conservative indigenous affairs critic, and she—

April 16th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, the member for Edmonton Centre spoke about the importance of the Salish Sea, among many other things. The Kinder Morgan project would cause a sevenfold increase in oil tanker traffic through the southern resident killer whale's critical habitat in the Salish Sea. Reg

April 16th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, I am from Port Moody—Coquitlam, which is a riding right on the Fraser River, one of the greatest salmon rivers on the planet. The planned Kinder Morgan pipeline will go right through my riding and right under this river, so I have a simple question for the minister

April 16th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Oceans Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to acknowledge the hard work that my friend from South Okanagan—West Kootenay did before he even became a member of Parliament on, mostly, terrestrial biodiversity and his knowledge of biodiversity in general. I do appreciate his comments. He comes from

March 26th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Oceans Act  Mr. Speaker, the member for North Okanagan—Shuswap raises an important point. First, I want to respond with respect to the context. I hope I made it clear in my speech that we are talking about a small percentage of the ocean in our economic exclusive zone on all three coasts in

March 26th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Oceans Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate my hon. colleague's question about the amendments. I mentioned in my speech that unfortunately, the amendments we put forward were not accepted at the standing committee. They were defeated, and the government has not incorporated the five I talked about

March 26th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Oceans Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to provide those who are watching, and members, with a number of points about what we do and do not support in the legislation. The bill would provide some new legal tools that would speed up the creation of marine protected areas, but it falls far short of Ca

March 26th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, I will concede that my colleague from Cariboo—Prince George, the Conservative fisheries critic, makes a good point. He talked about indigenous people in court. The 'Namgis first nation was in court last week about salmon aquaculture. I will acknowledge that the gov

March 26th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, the member for Chilliwack—Hope makes a good point, but from this perspective it is hard to take when we hear a member from the previous government, and we know how many times the Conservatives invoked time allocation, say the government is using the same tactics. It

March 26th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP