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Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, I want to begin by saying that our government takes very seriously the challenges faced by people with episodic disabilities. Episodic disability is a health condition that we all know about but that is difficult to measure and manage because of its unpredictable m

October 5th, 2018House debate

John AldagLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table e-petition 1597, labelling of food products. In part, the petition notes that recent studies all concluded that a moderate amount, three to five grams daily, of sodium is an optimal population-wide recommendation. Below this amount, an increased

September 26th, 2018House debate

John AldagLiberal

Government Performance  Mr. Speaker, looking back on the summer, it is clear that our government is delivering for the people of Cloverdale—Langley City. We are investing in families. The enhanced, tax-free Canada child benefit means more money for over 12,000 families in my communities, making things l

September 26th, 2018House debate

John AldagLiberal

Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, I was in the House last week when the minister responsible for Bill C-81 introduced the legislation. As someone who has spent my career in the federal public service, I was really pleased to see that the legislation called for the federal workforce to become more rep

September 24th, 2018House debate

John AldagLiberal

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act  Madam Speaker, it has truly been a privilege to bring forward Bill S-210, An Act to amend An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. I would like to first thank my

June 18th, 2018House debate

John AldagLiberal

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act  Madam Speaker, the member is referring to Bill C-374, which is before the Senate right now. It is a very important bill, again going along with the theme of diversity being our strength. That particular bill references the need to have indigenous representation on the Historic Si

June 18th, 2018House debate

John AldagLiberal

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act  Madam Speaker, last weekend, when I was in my riding, Cloverdale—Langley City, I had the honour, in one single day, of having a taste of the diversity represented in our community. I was able to go to a South Asian wedding at one of the gurdwaras in my riding, and from there I we

June 18th, 2018House debate

John AldagLiberal

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act  moved that Bill S-210, an act to amend An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other acts, be read the third time and passed. Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise today to

June 18th, 2018House debate

John AldagLiberal

National Public Service Week  Mr. Speaker, Canada has more than 260,000 remarkable public servants who work tirelessly to keep the federal government running, day and night, year-round. Our federal public service is diverse, talented, and passionate. This week, during National Public Service Week, we celebrat

June 14th, 2018House debate

John AldagLiberal

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act  moved that Bill S-210, an act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other acts, be concurred in.

June 7th, 2018House debate

John AldagLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I truly value the work my hon. colleague from across the way does on the environment committee. On Bill C-69, I would like to go back. One of the issues that was the driver behind it was that Canadians had lost trust in the process. We heard that clearly during the

June 6th, 2018House debate

John AldagLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague his comments about Bill C-262 and how that will be reflected in Bill C-69. As I stated in my comments today, we are dedicated to the idea of reconciliation, and not just the idea but actions of reconciliation. Through the amendment

June 6th, 2018House debate

John AldagLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to speak tonight in support of Bill C-69. Before I begin, I would like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Algonquin and Anishinaabe peoples. This bill provides the framework for a modern assessment process tha

June 6th, 2018House debate

John AldagLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I would first like to commend the minister for the excellent job she has done. She appeared before committee on Bill C-69 twice and then returned for the main estimates this past week. There has been unparalleled access to the minister as we have discussed this bill,

June 6th, 2018House debate

John AldagLiberal

World Environment Day  Mr. Speaker, by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the world's oceans. Stark examples exist of the damage plastic causes to our ecosystems. Just this past weekend, a pilot whale in Thailand died from starvation, having swallowed 80 plastic bags. Unfortunately, this is

June 5th, 2018House debate

John AldagLiberal