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Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the report of the Standing Committee of Fisheries and Oceans entitled “West Coast Fisheries: Sharing Risks and Benefits”: (a) what directives has the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans given to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to fulfill recommendations Nos. 1

April 11th, 2020House debate

Gord JohnsNDP

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to federal funding through Fisheries and Oceans Canada from 2005-06 to present, broken down by year: (a) how much funding was allocated for the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP); (b) how much of the allocated funding was spent through th

April 11th, 2020House debate

Gord JohnsNDP

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the mandate letter of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and the establishment of the Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages: (a) broken down by date and organization or individual, did the minister or departmental staff meet with First Nations, Métis, a

April 11th, 2020House debate

Gord JohnsNDP

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the approximately 20,000 Atlantic salmon that escaped from the Robertson Island pen fire on December 20, 2019: (a) how many of the fish were reported recaptured to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) by Mowi ASA as of February 20, 2020; (b) how many indepe

April 11th, 2020House debate

Gord JohnsNDP

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for putting an emphasis on the investor-state provisions, which we both dislike. We do not support this corporate model that ignores the rights of workers and indigenous rights. Not having climate targets in this deal is of huge concern. I

March 11th, 2020House debate

Gord JohnsNDP

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, my hon. colleague cited the number of trade agreements that the government has been able to negotiate, but maybe the member could speak about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and climate targets. We have not seen, and maybe he can

March 11th, 2020House debate

Gord JohnsNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to table e-petition 2367 on behalf of constituents from my riding of Courtenay—Alberni. The petitioners cite that Pacific salmon are under serious threat from pathogens, pollutants, and sea lice originating from open-net fish farms; that wild salmon

March 11th, 2020House debate

Gord JohnsNDP

National Cycling Strategy Act  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-239, an act to establish a national cycling strategy. Mr. Speaker, for years, New Democrats have been calling for a national cycling strategy to combat climate change and support community planning. Today, I am honoured to reintroduce a bill t

March 11th, 2020House debate

Gord JohnsNDP

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, I sit on the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans with my colleague, and I know he cares as much about shipping lobster as I do about shipping salmon and the other species where I live. The member talked about governments doing things differently. Clearly, we

March 10th, 2020House debate

Gord JohnsNDP

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, the member talked about the Deputy Prime Minister's approach to this trade deal. The Liberals say that this is the best we can get despite the circumstances. When negotiations were entered into on this deal, the Liberals were happy with the original NAFTA. They d

March 10th, 2020House debate

Gord JohnsNDP

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, we have raised concerns repeatedly around this deal. We are grateful that we are going to see the text of future agreements ahead of time so we can have a better idea what the objective is of the government, when it heads into these trade agreements and deals, so w

March 10th, 2020House debate

Gord JohnsNDP

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, after the worst wild Pacific salmon fishing season in recorded history, the government is simply not doing enough to support workers. Its failure to react to the crisis leaves commercial, recreational and indigenous fisheries in coastal B.C. desperate for support and

March 10th, 2020House debate

Gord JohnsNDP

The Environment  Madam Speaker, I want to thank the government and all parties in this House for supporting my motion No. 151 to tackle marine plastic pollution. The Liberals need to take action. They need to make announcements of what they are going to ban when it comes to single-use plastics a

March 9th, 2020House debate

Gord JohnsNDP

The Environment  Madam Speaker, we know that we are facing a global crisis right now when it comes to marine plastic pollution and the impact it is having on our oceans. Right now we are seeing over eight million tonnes of plastic pollution entering our oceans every year globally. This plastic po

March 9th, 2020House debate

Gord JohnsNDP

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, as you know, marine pollution is increasingly becoming an urgent global problem, impacting marine animals, millions of seabirds and even salmon on the west coast of British Columbia. We had a spill on the west coast of British Columbia four years ago where 35 shippi

March 9th, 2020House debate

Gord JohnsNDP