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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

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, before I begin my comments, I would like to note that I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Guelph. In commenting on Bill C-49, I will be focusing on the liberalization of the international rules of Canadian airlines. Canadian travellers and their expe

June 5th, 2017House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, during the 2015 election, the government promised British Columbians it would formalize a moratorium on crude oil tanker traffic through B.C.'s northern coast to further protect sensitive areas. British Columbians were reassured by the fact that this commitment was r

May 15th, 2017House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, on November 5, a private fishing vessel sank off the dock in Steveston Harbour in my riding of Steveston—Richmond East. Could the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard please tell the House about the response from the Coast Guard to limit polluti

December 5th, 2016House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Len Rigg  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Len Rigg of Richmond who was presented with the Legion of Honour, the highest decoration awarded by the French government, for his role in the liberation of France during the Second World War. Len Rigg was just 22 years of age when he j

December 5th, 2016House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Gulf of Georgia Cannery  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to pay tribute to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. Built in 1894, and located in the fishing village of Steveston, the cannery was part of the largest commercial fishing port in Canada. It is now a museum presenting the history of Cana

November 24th, 2016House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal