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Science  Mr. Speaker, we know that science, technology, engineering, and math are key to Canada's economy. We also know that children are innately curious. We must therefore encourage children to pursue careers in this field. We must find exciting ways to help our children discover scienc

May 10th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Madam Speaker, a challenge with pipelines is to find a balance. As we have seen in the debate so far, some people are very upset that any pipeline could be built and some people want every single pipeline to be built. Our government is looking to find the right balance, as well a

April 30th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from the Filipino Canadian Association of the West Island of Montreal. FCAWI, as it is commonly known, has a mission statement to create communities in its neighbourhoods. It does so under the Filipino custom of bayanihan. FCAWI does this through so

March 29th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

World Interfaith Harmony Week  Mr. Speaker, the first week of February is World Interfaith Harmony Week. This United Nations initiative recognizes the importance of respect between religions. It is wonderful to see that interfaith groups across Canada observe this week by putting on activities bringing peopl

February 27th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, my colleague brought up an interesting point about relevance and a question about who has standing. I think he is trying to make the argument that people who have direct economic benefit have more standing than others. I disagree with that. How would an environment

February 27th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Madam Speaker, the member pointed out that the process of having pipelines approved is lengthy and challenging. There is no question about that. It has also been challenged that the government has been misspeaking when it says that the previous government was not able to get one

February 27th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, countries are increasingly relying on unique comparative advantages and on their specialities to foster economic development. Canada has several talent-rich sectors, which means that our country is well positioned to be a future leader. Can the Parliamentary Secret

February 15th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Department of Veterans Affairs Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak in the House today to Bill C-378, a bill to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Act. The welfare of veterans and their families is an important issue to me and to our government. It takes more than recognizing sacrifice on Remembrance Day

February 12th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, as our government has often pointed out, the economy has to run with the environment. There are valid concerns people always have when we talk about pipelines and the environment. I wonder if the minister could speak a little about the work that was done to ensure t

February 12th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

West Island Black Community Association  Mr. Speaker, I would like to pay homage to Ms. Elizabeth-Ann Williams, who, for over 25 years, has been volunteering with the West Island Black Community Association. WIBCA, as it is known, is a wonderful organization that provides programs, workshops, and social activities for a

February 12th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Parliamentary Poet Laureate  Mr. Speaker, I call on the House to applaud Mr. George Elliott Clarke, our current Parliamentary Poet Laureate. While his tenure is coming to an end this year, his work as a poet, a playwright, and an activist will continue to live on. Indeed, he has written over 50 poems during

December 13th, 2017House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Salaries Act  Mr. Speaker, I enjoyed what the member for Kitchener—Conestoga had to say because it really reflects the strong difference between our respective governments. I would like to alight on the idea of the Minister of Science and her ministry not being viewed as a strong one, or that

December 12th, 2017House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Or Shalom Synagogue  Mr. Speaker, on November 17, I will have the pleasure of attending the 40th anniversary celebrations for the Or Shalom Synagogue in Dollard-des-Ormeaux. Or Shalom is the first and only Sephardic synagogue in west end Montreal, and its mission has expanded considerably in order to

November 7th, 2017House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Michael Pitfield  Mr. Speaker, yesterday we were saddened to learn of the death of former senator Michael Pitfield. He was an exceptional individual who, among other things, helped modernize the public service and had a role in the patriation of our Constitution. Mr. Pitfield had a long and brill

October 20th, 2017House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Business of Supply  Yes, it wasn't important enough to trump character assassination. Members could say they see a problem with how it is affecting small business, but it was not important enough to trump character assassination. There is an old saying, “If you live in a glass house, don't throw ro

October 17th, 2017House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal