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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

Come From Away  Mr. Speaker, last week we braved a nor'easter to celebrate the people of Gander on Broadway with the musical Come From Away. The show moved our Prime Minister and the entire delegation to laughter and tears with the incredible and true story of how people from my province welcome

March 20th, 2017House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Tourism  Mr. Speaker, 2016 was the best year for the Canadian tourism industry in over a decade. Nearly 20 million international tourists visited our country, including many to my riding of Long Range Mountains. That is 20 million customers for many small businesses across Canada from coa

March 6th, 2017House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Women Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs  Mr. Speaker, in Canada, women represent 48% of the workforce and more than half of university graduates. However, they remain under-represented in certain areas of the workforce, including on corporate boards and in senior management positions. Ensuring equal opportunities for w

February 14th, 2017House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Small Business  Mr. Speaker, this government does understand the importance of small and medium-size businesses. We understand that they are the backbone of the economy. They are proud of the work that they do, especially in the tourism industry where we have seen a boom of $90 billion this summ

February 10th, 2017House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Linda Vatcher  Mr. Speaker, over the holidays, communities and families in my riding were devastated to learn that Linda Vatcher was the Canadian who had been killed in the terrorist attack in Jordan, which claimed 10 lives and injured several, including her son. Linda had been on holidays visi

January 30th, 2017House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Tourism Industry  Mr. Speaker, let it snow, let is snow, let is snow. While some complain, I love winter and being outdoors, exploring the inspiring landscapes of my riding of Long Range Mountains. Canada is a winter wonderland, with stunning views and exciting adventures to be found, especiall

November 25th, 2016House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Global Entrepreneurship Week  Mr. Speaker, this is Global Entrepreneurship Week. We know that entrepreneurs and small businesses are the cornerstone of our economy and that they help create jobs for Canadians from coast to coast. Our government is committed to fostering a confident nation of innovators to su

November 14th, 2016House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Small Business  Madam Speaker, while our hearts go out to those in the oil fields, I would like to make one point. This government does understand small business. We made a huge investment into Destination Canada this year. The small business operators tell us that they want customers. I am plea

October 21st, 2016House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Small Business Week  Mr. Speaker, this is Small Business Week, and we recognize the vital role small businesses play in our economy and in all our communities. As a former small business operator, I understand the risks that owners take when they start out. I know how hard it is to grow a business, y

October 20th, 2016House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Hurricane Matthew  Mr. Speaker, last weekend communities in my riding and across the east coast faced severe storms as Hurricane Matthew left its mark. We saw roads and bridges washed out due to the heavy rainfalls along the Port au Port Peninsula and the highway to Burgeo. I know in many other c

October 17th, 2016House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal