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Philippine Independence Day  Mr. Speaker, June is an important month in the history of the Philippines. Today, June 12, is the anniversary of Philippine independence from Spain. The Filipino community is an integral part of Canada's multicultural society. In the West Island of Montreal, we are very lucky t

June 12th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I enjoyed two points made by my colleague. First, he did a very good job of stating the difference between the regime and the people of Iran. I congratulate him in saying that the regime is responsible for the activity that is happening. We all know the regime has

June 11th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Petitions  Madam Speaker, I have here a petition from the Seniors of the West Island and Suburbs. It is a Filipino association, commonly known as SWIS, run by Mr. Roger Ajero. It provides all kinds of senior activities, line dancing, bingo, excursions, and they are not just for Filipino sen

June 11th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-United Kingdom Interparliamentary Association respecting its bilateral visit to London, England, and Belfast, Northern Isla

June 11th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the member has insinuated that our government and our Prime Minister does not care about indigenous people or has, in fact, used the word “lied”. Our government has made that a top priority, and I think for anybody who has listened to the Prime Minister speak, he h

June 4th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, it is a bit of a funny situation when one party puts forward something, the government agrees with it, and then suddenly they have an about face to change it and go against what was put forward. The only thing I can think is that it is about politics. That said, let

May 29th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. I am indeed very happy to talk about sustainable development because I believe it is a fundamental part of Canada's economy. We are a nation that develops and sells its resources, and doing so sustainably is, in my opinion, grea

May 29th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, sustainability in all of our natural resources, including oil and gas, is critical. As I said in my previous answer, natural resources is an important sector of the Canadian economy. Anything the federal government can do to support that industry and to do it in a d

May 29th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to support Bill C-57, which seeks to amend the Federal Sustainable Development Act. Before I begin, I would like to thank the members of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development for their excellent work, their positive a

May 29th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Committees of the House  The member for Peace River—Westlock will have three minutes left on his discussion when we resume on this fascinating topic. It being 1:30 p.m. the House will now proceed to the consideration of private members' business as listed on today's Order Paper.

May 25th, 2018House debate

The Acting Speaker Liberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I sit on the industry committee with the member opposite, and I have found his contribution to be very good to our committee. As we were developing the IP strategy, I thought his questions to the witnesses were excellent. The report was great too. The IP strategy tha

May 25th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund  Mr. Speaker, only a year ago, two towns in my riding were flooded. The homes of many people in L'Île-Bizard—Sainte-Geneviève and Pierrefonds-Roxboro were damaged or even completely lost. Despite the military and financial assistance we provided the province and the help of Quebec

May 25th, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

Social Development  Mr. Speaker, last week, Montreal hosted the OECD social policy forum and ministerial meeting. The forum brought together ministers from the 35 OECD countries, as well as over 350 Canadian and international representatives from business, trade unions, academia and civil society.

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

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