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Fur Trade  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to recognize one of Canada's oldest and most historically significant industries: the fur trade. From Jacques Cartier to Samuel de Champlain, the first nations and the Hudson's Bay Company, the fur trade was and continues to be crucial to o

September 24th, 2018House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Endangered Whales  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from New Brunswick Southwest for allowing me to share her time and speak to this important motion. I would like to acknowledge my colleague from Nanaimo—Ladysmith for her comments on the whales in her part of the country. As me

June 4th, 2018House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Tourism Industry  Mr. Speaker, this week is Tourism Week in Canada. It is a chance to highlight the incredible work and phenomenal success of our tourism industry. From coast to coast to coast, our industry is world class. It has created over 26,000 jobs just since 2015. Culinary tourism in my p

May 29th, 2018House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Canadian Communications Systems Alliance  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the members of the Canadian Communications Systems Alliance, or the CCSA, who were in Ottawa last week speaking about important issues related to telecommunications in Canada. The CCSA represents more than 110 independent companies that prov

May 7th, 2018House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, as a former small business owner and operator, I know how important women entrepreneurs are, not only to the economy in my riding of the Long Range Mountains, but to my province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and to our entire country. I would like to take this oppo

April 19th, 2018House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Forestry Industry  Mr. Speaker, Canada's forest sector provides good jobs for families in communities all across the country. Constituents in my riding of Long Range Mountains are extremely concerned by the unjustified anti-dumping duties announced by the U.S. against Canadian forest workers. Thi

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, construction workers in my riding and across the country have approached me to explain how late payments affect them and their families. Small businesses count on getting paid in a timely manner in order to feed their families. This has been an issue for far too lon

February 2nd, 2018House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Long Range Mountains  Mr. Speaker, in the middle of our usual winter wonderland in the Long Range Mountains, Mother Nature had a change of plans and overnight, on January 12, we saw temperatures rise and wind and heavy rain hit with a vengeance. Saturday, state of emergencies were declared in the city

January 29th, 2018House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Gros Morne Theatre Festival  Mr. Speaker, most of us know that the oldest professional theatre company in Canada is Stratford, of course, but I am sure most do not know the second oldest, which is Theatre Newfoundland Labrador. Their Gros Morne Theatre Festival, in Gros Morne National Park, is now the econom

November 29th, 2017House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Tourism  Mr. Speaker, yesterday, as the new chair of the all-party tourism caucus, it was my pleasure to host a breakfast. We heard updates from TIAC, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, as well as from Destination Canada. As many of us know, we have had a banner tourism year so

November 1st, 2017House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Social Development  Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the minister responsible for seniors about an issue that occurred in the past month. Some seniors living separately for no reason of their own seem to be being denied their GIS benefits. Can the minister tell the House what action he has taken t

September 25th, 2017House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Tourism Week  Mr. Speaker, happy Tourism Week to everyone. Tourism accounts for over 2% of Canada's GDP and more than 1.7 million jobs right across the country. I am proud of Canada's new tourism vision. Our plan will help grow the tourism industry and create good jobs for the middle class a

May 30th, 2017House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Tourism Industry  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague and friend, the member for Ottawa West—Nepean, for her passion and her excellent work in the tourism industry. Canada's rural and urban communities have much to share with the world. Last week, the Minister of Small Business and Tourism announ

May 19th, 2017House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Aboriginal Tourism Industry  Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the 25th anniversary of Quebec Aboriginal Tourism, the first aboriginal tourism organization in Canada. The aboriginal tourism industry is an important one, and it sets Canada apart as a unique tourist destination, while respecting and reinforcin

April 11th, 2017House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

National Seal Products Day Act  Madam Speaker, the subject debated by my hon. colleague and friend is something we are all passionate about. Could the member give the House an estimate of the number of seals on the east coast of our country? What does he think could be sustainable, and what does he think the im

April 5th, 2017House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal