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Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I do not quite agree with everything the hon. member mentioned, but I agree that our small businesses are the heart and soul of our economy. Our government has spent a lot of time trying to do everything it can to support our businesses. We have reduced small bus

June 18th, 2019House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I talked about the environmental benefits, as well as the labour benefits, of the new USMCA. I mentioned how we have provided some additional protections around the environment and labour, and we are very proud of those enhancements. It does not mean that moving fo

June 18th, 2019House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, we all know that for over a year Canada negotiated hard to modernize our free trade agreement with the United States and Mexico, because we knew how important it was to get a deal that was good for Canadian workers, Canadian businesses and communities across Canada

June 18th, 2019House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, indeed the softwood lumber industry is absolutely important in Canada. I did slightly mention it in my over 17 minutes of speaking today. I mentioned it when I was talking about chapter 19. As everyone in the House knows, when we were deep in negotiations, our Mi

June 18th, 2019House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Joliette.

June 18th, 2019House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, while we are figuring that out, I will speak to the bill. It is an absolute pleasure for me to be speaking, on behalf of the residents of my riding of Davenport, to Bill C-100, an act to implement the agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the

June 18th, 2019House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Government Policies  Madam Speaker, it should come as no surprise that the Leader of the Opposition has discredited economic views to match his discredited social views. Recently he stated that the government had no role in helping lift people out of poverty. While this explains the terrible Conserv

June 7th, 2019House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Portugal Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, for the second year, June is celebrated nationally as Portugal Heritage Month. As the member of Parliament for Davenport, home of the largest Portuguese community in Canada, I am inspired every day by the hard-working Portuguese whose passion for their families, ch

June 6th, 2019House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, thalidomide was used off-label in the 1950s and early 1960s to treat morning sickness in pregnant women. The drug had devastating consequences and led to miscarriages, birth defects such as missing organs and stunted limbs, and premature death. Our national governm

June 3rd, 2019House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I think there have been some questions within my riding. I am not afraid of these hard questions and hard discussions within my riding. Here is what the conversation was about a few nights ago. We talked about how the move to a low-carbon economy is not going to hap

May 27th, 2019House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for his question, and I also want to say welcome and congratulations to him on being here. One thing I mentioned at the top of my speech is one of the reasons I am very excited about this particular motion. Liberals have indicated that not

May 27th, 2019House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to be speaking to the motion today on behalf of the residents of Davenport. Climate change, transitioning into a low-carbon economy and finding ways to live sustainably are key issues for my riding. Before I go any further, I am very pleased to be

May 27th, 2019House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, nearly seven years ago, the Harper Conservatives made irresponsible and shortsighted changes to the asylum system that forced tens of thousands of refugee claimants into limbo for years. Thirty-two thousand people who were seeking Canada's protection were denied a ti

May 7th, 2019House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Anne Marie D'Amico Foundation  Mr. Speaker, today I rise to remember nearly one year ago, on April 23, all those who were affected by the Toronto van attack, a deliberate and cowardly act that claimed 10 lives and injured 16 others. The first victim identified was Anne Marie D'Amico, a resident from my ridin

April 29th, 2019House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure, on behalf of Davenport residents, to present e-petition 1923. It is signed by over 20,000 Canadians. It relates to firearms and the fact there is a huge proliferation of handguns in our cities, the fact that there is also a proliferation of militar

April 11th, 2019House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal