Drug Prices Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to see the final report of the advisory council on pharmacare. I strongly support universal single-payer public pharmacare so Canadians have access to medicines. I hope the recommendations will be implemented. However, I am concerned about the prices
June 19th, 2019House debate
Main Estimates, 2019-20 Mr. Speaker, this member agrees to apply and votes yes.
Main Estimates, 2019-20 Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply and vote yes.
Main Estimates, 2019-20 Mr. Speaker, I vote yes.
Criminal Records Act Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply and will be voting yes.
Criminal Records Act Mr. Speaker, this member agrees to apply, voting no.
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Madam Speaker, today the government received the final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. I attended the closing ceremony and was moved by the powerful testimony of families, grandmothers and elders. The report has 231 calls
Mennonite Heritage Week Madam Speaker, it is my honour to rise in the House to speak in support of Motion No. 111 put forth by the member for Abbotsford, which would declare the second week of September as Mennonite heritage week, as a time to recognize the contributions Canadian Mennonites have made to
May 28th, 2019House debate
Indigenous Languages Act Mr. Speaker, I commend the hon. member for her passion on this incredibly important issue. The simple answer to her question is absolutely. Absolutely, there is more that we can and must do to continue to walk the talk, as it were, in terms of the promotion of indigenous languag
Indigenous Languages Act Mr. Speaker, his question raises a fundamental and important issue that members of the House need to consider. In the development of legislation, particularly legislation that is entirely devoted to an issue that affects indigenous peoples, we need to find a way as legislators
Indigenous Languages Act Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member opposite for his concern for this issue. The simplest answer to his question would be to say that it is not up to me. The answer is, in fact, up to indigenous peoples, be they first nations, be they from the Métis nation, be they Inuit, to
Indigenous Languages Act Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today to speak to Bill C-91, an act respecting Indigenous languages. As all members in the House know, indigenous issues are among the biggest challenges and the biggest opportunities facing our country. As we create together the space for
Indigenous Services Mr. Speaker, earlier this week, I received a call from Chief Leo Friday of Kashechewan First Nation. Ten days from now, more than 2,000 people from this community will be forced to leave their homes in the annual evacuation process. The chief is concerned about the resilience of
April 11th, 2019House debate
Privilege Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege concerning my recent expulsion and the expulsion of the member for Vancouver Granville from the Liberal caucus and a breach of the Parliament of Canada Act. The question of privilege concerns a breach of my rights, the rights of th
April 9th, 2019House debate
Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, I thank the member opposite for raising this solemn issue. Our hearts go out to the family of Braiden. We are grieving with that community. I reached out to the chief today. I also spoke to the grand chief of the region to express our condolences. The community whe
December 10th, 2018House debate