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Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, during the 2015 campaign, I heard from many people about the previous government, the concern about the lack of openness, the lack of transparency and the direction to dismantle and destroy a scientific library in my riding. We are the government of openness and tr

December 5th, 2017House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Harold Wilfred Shaughnessy  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to be able to rise in the house today to share the story of Sergeant Harold Wilfred Shaughnessy, whose remains were buried in an unknown grave in France for almost 100 years before recently being discovered in June 2016. Shaughnessy fought in the Ba

November 8th, 2017House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, this morning I met with female university presidents. We discussed the challenges of social media messaging, opportunities to increase diversity in university leadership, and their plan moving forward. Could the Minister of Status of Women update the House on how th

October 24th, 2017House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Small Business Week  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise in the House today to recognize small businesses across our great country during Small Business Week. I know well the excitement, sacrifices, risks, opportunities, and nimbleness required to start, maintain, and grow a business. I am proud of t

October 16th, 2017House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Joseph Howlett  Mr. Speaker, with a heavy heart, I rise to recognize Joseph Howlett, a passionate and committed advocate for the marine life and history of New Brunswick. Taken too early from his family, friends, and community this summer, a resident of Campobello Island, Joe Howlett died while

September 25th, 2017House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Export and Import Permits Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to reiterate for the record that we are not bringing back the long-gun registry. I would like to ask my hon. colleague to explain how the bill would make trade more progressive and more transparent, and strengthen oversight on how future governments can

September 21st, 2017House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, my riding of New Brunswick Southwest is home to some of the largest exporters of seafood in Canada, including lobster, scallops, salmon, herring, sardines, and so much more. I know so many of the businesses are excited about the opportunities with CETA. Could the Mi

September 20th, 2017House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Softwood Lumber Industry  Mr. Speaker, as we prepare to return to our home communities this summer, I encourage all members of the House to look at how trade supports jobs and growth in their ridings. Thanks to the Canadian softwood lumber industry, North American home and cottage owners will again have

June 15th, 2017House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, during the last election, many constituents in New Brunswick Southwest expressed to me a growing concern regarding Lyme disease. As co-chair of two parliamentary round tables on Lyme disease, I hear these concerns often from colleagues on both sides of the aisle. W

May 30th, 2017House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, I also have the opportunity of sitting on the status of women committee. Currently, we are studying the economic security of women. We frequently hear from witnesses that to improve justice and empowerment for women, women need wraparound services, such as financial li

May 17th, 2017House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Chair, the minister spoke earlier tonight of his role as Canada's chief marketing officer in both promoting Canada's exports to the world and in attracting international investment. There are, I am sure, several tools in the minister's toolkit he can use in these efforts, s

May 17th, 2017House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, I am appearing tonight before the House of Commons committee of the whole to discuss the 2017-18 main estimates for Global Affairs Canada. I will be discussing trade opportunities and trade services in Canada. In 2002, I earned an international trade designation, CITP

May 17th, 2017House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Firefighters and First Responders  Madam Speaker, as we enter the peak fire season, I would like to recognize firefighters and first responders in my riding of New Brunswick Southwest. My riding shares five border crossings with the state of Maine, where fire departments and first responders have a mutual aid ag

May 5th, 2017House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Boyd Family  Mr. Speaker, the community of St. George in my riding of New Brunswick Southwest is in mourning today. Tuesday afternoon, we were shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic house fire that claimed the lives of four people: Esther Boyd and her three adult sons. St. George is a ti

April 13th, 2017House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Canada Business Corporations Act  Mr. Speaker, to me Bill C-25 is a very important bill. It is about diversity. At this point, we still have the opportunity, as we stand here today and as we listen to these speeches, to go out and promote awareness of the value of women and men of diversified backgrounds on boar

April 6th, 2017House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal