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Indigenous Affairs  Madam Speaker, we know that working collaboratively to renew the relationship based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership is key to achieving reconciliation and moving forward on self-determination for our indigenous people in Canada. The assertion of ju

December 7th, 2018House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Fur Industry  Mr. Speaker, I would like to draw the attention of the House to an industry that contributes over a billion dollars to our economy and employs 60,000 Canadians in non-traditional manufacturing. The jobs are in rural, coastal and indigenous communities and there is an impressive 2

December 4th, 2018House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise in the House today to present a petition from my wonderful constituents in the riding of Long Range Mountains who state that animal testing is unnecessary to prove the safety of cosmetic products, and safety tests would be faster, more accur

December 3rd, 2018House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Tourism Industry  Mr. Speaker, the tourism industry is an important economic driver for all our communities from coast to coast to coast, especially in my beautiful rural riding of the Long Range Mountains. In Newfoundland and Labrador alone, tourism provides close to 30,000 good jobs for middle-c

November 6th, 2018House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, indigenous women and girls face unique challenges in their day-to-day life. Their rate of poverty is three times that of the general population. Women's groups across the country are working hard to remove barriers so all women and girls can fully reach their poten

October 22nd, 2018House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

Long Range Mountains  Mr. Speaker, Australia, China, Austria and the U.S. are just a few of the countries that tourists come from to visit my beautiful riding of the Long Range Mountains, with over 250,000 folks visiting last year. This growing industry employs more than 5,000 people in close to 600

September 28th, 2018House debate

Gudie HutchingsLiberal

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