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Endangered Whales  Madam Speaker, it is an honour to rise in the House today to speak for the second time to my motion on the protection of endangered whales in Canada. I would also like to thank my colleagues from all parties who have spoken to my motion and supported it, and all those who advocat

June 4th, 2018House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Lyme Disease  Madam Speaker, May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Lyme disease continues to be a serious concern for the residents in my riding, New Brunswick Southwest, and increasingly across our country. That is why, in addition to my continued advocacy on education and prevention of Lyme

May 28th, 2018House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, the flooding in New Brunswick is unprecedented. This week I have been very involved, as always, talking with my constituents, and with the Minister of Fisheries, EMO officials, mayors, and volunteers about this flooding. Would the minister please inform the House ho

May 4th, 2018House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present, in both official languages, four reports of the Canada-United States Inter-parliamentary Group. The first concerns the ninth annual conference of the Southeastern United States–Canadian Provinces Allia

April 30th, 2018House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, my colleague and I share a passion for old homes. My house was built in 1840. In 2014 it was in much better shape than it is now in 2018. Perhaps my hon. colleague could comment on the outcome when we do not invest in infrastructure and do not invest in people, but

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I heard my hon. colleague across the aisle say that we do not want to hear what we do not want to hear, and he talked about actions being demeaning and condescending. In 2014, I know what it was like living in New Brunswick Southwest. I know what it was like in the

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Endangered Whales  Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague made a very passionate speech about whales, and I am pleased to accept the amendment. I also want to say that the situation with whales today in Canada did not turn—

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Endangered Whales  Mr. Speaker, no, I do not.

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Endangered Whales  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for seconding my motion. Action is taking place, and action will occur as the study is going on. In fact, I would argue this is a complement to the work already being done. With regard to the seismic testing, there are environmental contro

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Endangered Whales  Mr. Speaker, certainly just 76 southern resident killer whales is an alarming number, but finally we have a government stepping up to do the research and do its homework. I am very proud of our government and the initiatives that have been taken, the dedication to research. In ad

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Endangered Whales  Mr. Speaker, as parliamentarians, we all have a responsibility to speak to our counterparts and advocate on the direction our government is going. I have worked very closely with the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Minister of Transport on behalf of the endangered whales

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Endangered Whales  Mr. Speaker, when we are looking at significant issues like this in Parliament, certainly it is always an ongoing process. We also have to take into consideration measures that have been put in place and review those measures so we know we are going in the right direction. One o

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Endangered Whales  moved: That the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans be instructed to undertake a study on the situation of endangered whales and be mandated to (i) identify steps that could be taken to better protect and help the recovery of right, beluga, and killer whales, (ii) ident

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, a couple of things in my colleague's speech stood out to me. I am sure my colleague and everyone in the House are proud Canadians. I am a proud Canadian. Our Prime Minister is everyone's Prime Minister. For someone who goes into schools as often as I do and has hel

April 18th, 2018House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal

Endangered Whale Species  Mr. Speaker, on April 23, I will be introducing a motion that would ensure that we, as parliamentarians, are doing everything we possibly can for the long-term protection of Canada's endangered whale species. This includes the North Atlantic right whale, the St. Lawrence Estuary

April 18th, 2018House debate

Karen LudwigLiberal