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Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, I rise to speak to the message from the other place on Bill C-45. Before I start my remarks on that, I want to say that this is a historic time. I am very proud of this legislation, this change in social policy that we are making as a government. If we reflect on

June 13th, 2018House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Pensions  Mr. Speaker, the Harper Conservatives' decision to sell off Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's nuclear laboratories has had lasting effects on employees. We recognize the situation that CNL employees now find themselves in, thanks to the Conservatives, and we are doing everything

June 5th, 2018House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Pensions  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his intervention and his compassion on this issue. As I have said, we are continuing to engage with unions and employees on this matter. As the member noted, the employees have been able to remain in the public service pension plan for the lon

May 24th, 2018House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Pensions  Mr. Speaker, let me say that our government has great respect for the workers of Canada's nuclear industry. We are committed to doing everything we can to support the workers of our country's nuclear industry. These employees do crucial work, helping to develop and deliver innov

May 24th, 2018House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre  Mr. Speaker, on April 9, UBC and its partners celebrated the opening of the new Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre in my riding of Vancouver Quadra. UBC president Santa Ono took this opportunity to apologize for the university's part in that harmful system. Mus

May 4th, 2018House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, it is not surprising that the NDP members opposite just cannot take yes to heart as a solution to an important challenge and say that they appreciate it. They need to tie it into other things they would like. Let us recall the incredible outpouring of concern about

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, our government has a range of initiatives for the oceans protection plan that are focused on the Salish Sea areas, on the species in those areas, and on doing what has never been done, which is to have steps to recover Chinook salmon, which is food for the southern r

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, it is almost difficult to limit this to three reasons. One is that so much of the world is becoming developed. As populations grow and communities spread into former nature, it becomes ever more important that when there are areas that have not had this happen, we sa

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, I welcome questions about this initiative which, as I have said, I was proud to champion starting in 2009, travelling up the coast and to coastal communities to hear from people and understand how important it is to have this oil tanker moratorium in that area. Tou

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, I am very grateful for the opportunity to speak today about the importance of B.C.'s north coast and why we are seeking to protect it with Bill C-48. The area targeted by the tanker moratorium goes from the southern border of Alaska to the tip of continental British

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, first, I would like to congratulate the member for Port Moody—Coquitlam for all of his work to protect salmon and salmon habitat, and also for his work to protect the north coast from tanker traffic through an initiative a number of years ago when he was first a memb

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, as the member for Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa and his colleagues know very well, the costs and benefits to families will be determined by the provincial program to apply the price on pollution and to determine how that gets reinvested into their communities. They know

May 1st, 2018House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is hard to know where to even start with the remarks made by the member for Edmonton West. He is a member of a party that has done nothing but try to block action on climate change for two decades. No matter what was proposed by a Liberal government, or even Liber

May 1st, 2018House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, on April 9, the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre opened at UBC. President Santa Ono spoke and apologized for UBC's role in that unfortunate educational system. Musqueam elders were present to talk about the long-term impacts that passed from ge

April 26th, 2018House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

TRIUMF Particle Accelerator  Mr. Speaker, I rise to celebrate the 50th anniversary of TRIUMF, Canada's particle accelerator centre, a hub for discovery and innovation. Founded in 1968 as the regional tri-university meson facility, TRIUMF is now a multidisciplinary, nationwide partnership of 20 universities.

April 17th, 2018House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal