Marine Transportation Mr. Speaker, our government is dedicated to ensuring Canadians have an integrated and sustainable transportation system. The ferry service connecting Newfoundland to the mainland serves as a critical economic and social link and a visible element of Canada's constitutional mandat
June 20th, 2017House debate
Persons with Disabilities Mr. Speaker, the proposal put forward by the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance for a Canadian autism partnership has served to highlight the complex challenges facing families affected by ASD. That is why federally we are supporting a range of initiatives that are neede
Persons with Disabilities Mr. Speaker, I would like to start by thanking the hon. member for his question and his advocacy. Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, want what is best for their children, just as all parents do. The Government of Canada recognizes that children and adul
The Environment Mr. Speaker, Canada port authorities are critical to our trade dependent economy, providing a safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sustainable marine transportation system. Anchorages are an integral part of an efficient shipping and navigation system. Considering the eff
The Environment Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Nanaimo—Ladysmith for her advocacy. Trade is a key priority for our government and for Canadians. Canada's trade with countries in the Asia-Pacific region continues to grow. As these trade volumes rise, our west coast ports, our gateways, expe
Transportation Modernization Act Mr. Speaker, it might be surprising to the member that we are on the same kind of ground. We want to achieve the same kind of impact for Canadians. We tried to take an integrated and collaborative approach to this kind of legislation. The response from the actual stakeholders a
Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present three petitions from the constituents of Kanata—Carleton. The first petition calls on the government to develop a national autism strategy through consultations with all levels of government and stakeholders.
Petitions The second petition, Mr. Speaker, asks the government to develop a fairer electoral system.
Petitions Mr. Speaker, the third petition was given to me by students of All Saints High School in Kanata, who are in Mrs. Kirtz's civics class. The students call for the government to find a constructive path forward to help identify unmarked graves of soldiers who died during the Battl
The Environment Mr. Speaker, I have an easy answer: no. I do not know of this particular situation, but I would be happy to sit down and discuss this after the session.
June 13th, 2017House debate
Public Safety and National Security Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak in support of Senator Runciman's Bill S-233, conveyance presentation and reporting requirements modernization act. This bill would relieve persons onboard conveyances, such as private boats, tour boats, cruise ships, and private aircraft, from
June 12th, 2017House debate
The Environment Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for South Shore—St. Margarets for her advocacy on this file. Last week, our government was proud to announce the new abandoned boats program as part of our oceans protection plan. This new funding will assist in the removal and disposal of high-pr
Rail Transportation Mr. Speaker, all Canadians would benefit from a competitive and reliable freight rail system. That is why our government introduced legislation to support a transparent, fair, efficient, safe, national rail system that will meet the long-term needs of users and facilitate trade a
Air Transportation Mr. Speaker, we are trying to build infrastructure in our country to allow economic growth, opportunity, and jobs for middle-class Canadians. This needs to be done in a balanced way that takes the needs of all Canadians into account. That is exactly what we are doing.
Taxation Mr. Speaker, our government is aware of the concerns that the building of new aerodromes in Canada can create, including the project currently in progress in the municipalities of Mascouche and Terrebonne. I want to assure my colleagues that our government is working with Canadi