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Royal Canadian Mounted Police  Madam Speaker, the government takes its responsibility to keep Canadians safe and secure seriously, and that is reflected in Bill C-7. As I mentioned, our government has made a huge step forward in restoring a culture of respect for and within the public service. We have rescind

October 4th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Royal Canadian Mounted Police  Madam Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise in this House to say a few words about Bill C-7. I appreciate the acknowledgement of the member for Kootenay—Columbia that there were changes made to the original bill proposal and that some of the critical amendments put forward by the

October 4th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, I hope my colleague across the way will support this bill, as all the NDP members agreed to support my bill, Bill C-606, because of the importance of protecting coastal rainforest that is untouched. A pipeline would have had to go through the Coast Mountains, days' w

October 4th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, I am proud that our government does extensive consultation on every initiative and every bill we put forward, unlike the previous Conservative government, which would cook up changes to bills in back rooms for political purposes, like with the Fisheries Act, and lay

October 4th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Davenport. I am pleased and proud to be part of today's debate on Bill C-48, and to discuss implementing an oil tanker moratorium on British Columbia's northern coast. It is important to remember that with the bill,

October 4th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, I worked on this issue as a core project in Vancouver Quadra from early 2009. Therefore, I want to also acknowledge all the constituents of Vancouver Quadra, the environmental groups, the communities, and the indigenous communities on British Columbia's coast that pa

October 4th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Tree Canada  Mr. Speaker, Tree Canada is our country's leading national tree-planting charity, and I rise today on National Tree Day to offer my warm congratulations on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. For 25 years, Tree Canada has been growing better places to live all across Canada,

September 27th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, I must say, that was a rather surprising speech. The Conservative MP started by criticizing Bill C-58 in its entirety. He then talked about a number of other things that have nothing to do with today's topic. For the first time, the Access to Information Act will be

September 26th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, members of the opposition appear to want everything that every expert and academic has suggested for our access to information regime to be in this one bill, which, for the first time in 34 years, addresses the shortcomings. Does the member view the other approach, w

September 26th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, I listened with interest to the remarks of my colleague, who was a member of the previous government. That government actually gave political instructions to ministerial staff to block or delay responses to freedom of information requests that had already been accept

September 26th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Access to Information Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague from Saanich—Gulf Islands for taking the time to point out that there are a number of very important steps forward in terms of this legislation we are debating, Bill C-58. She is aware that this bill will go to a committee, where concerns she i

September 26th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Access to Information Act  Madam Speaker, it is an honour to be back here debating this bill, and I thank the Conservative member. However, I disagree with some of the things she was saying. I am extremely proud that our government is truly raising the bar on openness and transparency by revitalizing acce

September 26th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, the member spoke of cynicism; I was struck by his choice of word. The Conservatives knowingly restricted access to information when they were in power. The Information Commissioner conducted an investigation and concluded that political aides blocked or delayed requ

September 25th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, I also thank my Conservative colleague for his speech. It is important that our access to information system work well for Canadians. At present, there are no limits to the number of requests an individual can file or regarding the scope of the request. A number of

September 25th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, I have worked with the member for Edmonton Strathcona on a number of measures, including her environmental rights bill, when I was a member of the environment and sustainable development committee. I have a great deal of respect for her. I was surprised at the exagg

September 25th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal