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Lois Carson Boyce  Madam Speaker, on Saturday, April 21, I attended the celebration of life at South Arm United Church for Lois Carson Boyce, who passed away at the age of 99 years young. Lois was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, before dedicating her life to the

June 1st, 2018House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

National Local Food Day Act  Madam Speaker, I too would like to applaud the work of the member for Kootenay—Columbia for introducing what I think is an amazing bill. It will support our farmers and food processors, and all those Canadians who are part of or impacted by the agriculture and food sector in our

May 28th, 2018House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to salute the dedicated volunteers at Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives for the excellent services it has offered our community for over 40 years. In addition to being a hub for volunteers and fundraising, Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives is also a direct s

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Tourism  Mr. Speaker, 2017 was the best year ever for tourism in Canada. Close to 21 million tourists visited our country from all over the world, including more than 680,000 visitors from China, which was also a new record. Can the Minister of Small Business and Tourism update the House

May 1st, 2018House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Orthodox Christmas  Mr. Speaker, on Saturday, January 6, I joined the parishioners at the Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox church to celebrate Orthodox Christmas Eve. It was a beautiful ceremony led by the Very Reverend Michael Fourik, who kindly introduced me to some of the teachings of the Rus

February 8th, 2018House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Church Fundraiser  Mr. Speaker, on November 10, parishioners from St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church hosted an evening of music and prayers to raise funds for a new, larger church building for the growing faith community at neighbouring St. Paul Roman Catholic Parish. The music provided by the yout

December 5th, 2017House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, on October 21, the health minister and I were invited to the Pacific Autism Family Network Hub in Richmond. Our tour of their facility was both eye-opening and heartwarming. This centre is a one-stop shop for special programs, support services, and specialized res

November 6th, 2017House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Love Letters to Canada Exhibit  Mr. Speaker, on October 11, Trinity Western University in Richmond invited me to attend a student exhibit called Love Letters to Canada. This exhibit showcased the gratitude and love for Canada of three students: Cecilia from China, Adriana from Mexico, and Sushil from India. Th

October 24th, 2017House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Yom Kippur  Mr. Speaker, at sunset on Friday, Jewish communities around the world gathered to observe the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Yom Kippur is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. It is a day of introspection, prayer, and forgiveness as friends and family gather to

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, we know Canadians care about our pristine coastline. Our government's oceans protection plan delivers on this issue. As the member of Parliament for Steveston—Richmond East, I am very proud of these historic measures. Could the Minister of Transport inform the House

September 18th, 2017House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Canadian Coast Guard  Mr. Speaker, the men and women of the Canadian Coast Guard work hard every day to ensure the safety of Canadians, mariners, and the marine environment. Our government knows how much British Columbians value the Sea Island dive team, and I am extremely pleased that it will remain

June 21st, 2017House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Richmond Youth Honour Choir  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to give a shout-out to the Richmond Youth Honour Choir, which represents some of the best young singers in British Columbia. Under the direction of Heidi Epp, with the assistance of Molly Bushell, the Richmond Youth Honour Choir sings all styles of musi

June 16th, 2017House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Japanese Community in Steveston  Mr. Speaker, last month, through the efforts of Richmond's sister city of Wakayama, Japan, and people like Steveston's own Jim Kojima, one of the world's largest tall ships, the majestic Kaiwo Maru, arrived in Steveston Harbour. Many of Steveston's early Japanese settlers came

June 12th, 2017House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. It is very important for the government to have a more competitive air transportation system in which air passengers have more choices. If the air transportation system is more competitive, Canadians will have more rights to de

June 5th, 2017House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, we are a vast country, and as a government we tend to focus on the big cities. Though not exactly in my riding of Steveston—Richmond East, YVR is a little north. The focus tends to be exclusively on YVR, but that ought not to be the case. By increasing the limits on

June 5th, 2017House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal