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Community Service  Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the inspirational volunteers I have met in my riding of Kanata—Carleton this year. I am sure I speak for everyone when I say that our work would be impossible without the hard work of volunteers. I want to thank t

December 8th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Madam Speaker, I would like to assure coastal and shoreline communities across the country that we are seized with their interests related to abandoned and wrecked vessels. We are making significant investments, and taking concrete steps to address this issue as part of the $1.5

December 6th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague for her support in helping to move legislation forward. We look forward to seeing the results of the committee's work on this important issue. On October 30, our government introduced new legislation, Bill C-64, Wrecked, Aba

December 6th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Federal Framework on Distracted Driving Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to be here today to speak to Bill C-373, an act respecting a federal framework on distracted driving. Canadians across the country use the road transportation network every day. They travel to work, attend social events, take their kids to school and h

November 30th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Air Transportation  Madam Speaker, dozens of other countries have implemented the same measures. Passenger safety is a serious matter for all of us. These measures have been implemented by France, Great Britain, Germany, New Zealand, Italy, Russia, Iceland, Ireland, Spain, Austria, Hungary, Greece,

November 24th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

The Environment  Madam Speaker, we know that protecting our oceans is absolutely essential. That is why we introduced the oceans protection plan. As part of that oceans protection plan, we also introduced the wrecked, abandoned, or hazardous vessels act. This is a long-term, comprehensive, integr

November 24th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

The Environment  Madam Speaker, as I have already mentioned, Canadians expect a government to come out with legislation that is comprehensive, long term, integrated, multi-jurisdictional, and negotiated. That is exactly what we are doing. We look forward to the opportunity, the determination of t

November 24th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Remembrance Day  Mr. Speaker, on November 11, we honour the valour and sacrifice of those Canadian men and women who have served and continue to serve in the defence of peace, the protection of Canada and her allies, as well as in the name of freedom and democracy. This week I had the great hono

November 9th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Public Transportation  Mr. Speaker, again, our government recognizes the need for safer transport for rural, isolated, and indigenous communities. Our government is working to advance reconciliation and renew that nation-to-nation relationship with indigenous people based on the recognition of rights,

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Public Transportation  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for Saskatoon West for her question and for her advocacy on behalf of her community. We have said time and time again that no relationship is more important to Canada than the relationship with indigenous peoples. It is why our

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Madam Speaker, it is true that we heard many different witnesses at committee and the witnesses did not always agree. They came to the committee, which is what we wanted. We wanted to ensure we heard both sides of the story. Having a complete witness list allowed us to have the k

October 31st, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Madam Speaker, the aim of the bill is to end up with a safer, more secure, and fully integrated long-term strategic plan Canadian transportation system that serves everybody. Ninety per cent of the bill would amend one act, the Canada Transportation Act. However, we all know that

October 31st, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Madam Speaker, again, we see it in the same way, because we need both. We need competition, but we also need the Competition Bureau to be a part of the process. That is what this legislation does. It involves the Competition Bureau right from the very beginning. In the current

October 31st, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Madam Speaker, most of us have heard in the media about some unfortunate incidents in the recent past, some of them in Canada and some elsewhere around the world, when passengers did not receive the kind of treatment they deserved. When we have talked to people, we have heard tha

October 31st, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to reassure the hon. member that we have found that balance. The committee worked hard to bring in witnesses to tell both sides of the story and make sure it could come up with something that would work for everyone. We need our enterprises to thrive

October 31st, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal