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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

Fin DonnellyNDP

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

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, my colleague shares my passion about salmon and other wildlife. I know his work at the B.C. Wildlife Federation before he became involved in politics was impressive and is welcome in the House. I do want to correct him on what he thought I said. I mentioned a seven

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak to Bill C-48 on an oil tanker ban on British Columbia's north coast. Canada's New Democrats are pleased that the Liberal government is finally taking action to protect the north coast of British Columbia from crude oil tanker traffic. However, we are

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate my hon. colleague's passion, her intervention, and the knowledge that she brings to this debate. The member talked about what has been done to improve efficiency in technology in the oil sands, but right now the world faces the fact that we are burning

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the hon. member's comments on the northern tanker ban. One of the elements the government has introduced is the oceans protection plan to look at how we protect our coastal communities. We have heard a lot about this so-called oceans protection plan. O

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise to present two e-petitions. The first is e-petition 1416, which was initiated by Poul Bech, a member of my riding of Port Moody—Coquitlam Anmore Belcarra, which received 1,732 signatures. Thompson River steelhead are at risk of extirpation, with fewer than 200

April 30th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I would also like to table e-petition 1419, which was initiated by Gregory Gordon from Kamloops, B.C., which received 681 signatures. With fewer than 200 fish expected to return to the Thompson River to spawn, from a run that once numbered in the thousands, and less

April 30th, 2018House debate

Fin DonnellyNDP