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Rail Transportation  Madam Speaker, our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the victims of the July 2013 disaster and with everyone in Lac-Mégantic. As I said, rail safety is an absolute priority for the Minister of Transport. The study is still under way, and that is why the minister

April 10th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Rail Transportation  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Mégantic—L'Érable for raising this issue. Let me begin by saying that we share the concerns regarding the well-being of the Lac-Mégantic community. Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the victims of the July 2

April 10th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Marine Atlantic  Mr. Speaker, ferries, and other marine transport, are absolutely key to our future economic health. There is no doubt about it. We have had encouraging news. We want to make more investments in trade corridors and in our transportation to make it more effective, to make it safer

April 7th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Rail Transportation  Mr. Speaker, our thoughts continue to go out to the families and loved ones of the victims of the tragedy of July 2013. Our government is firmly committed to improving rail safety and that is an absolute priority for the minister. The study is still under way and that is why the

April 7th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Air Transportation  Mr. Speaker, aviation safety is an absolute key priority for the government. With a background in aviation, we know that there are challenges when one is siting aerodromes. It is the responsibility of the federal government to look into these issues and make these decisions. Th

April 7th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, our government has adopted an appointment process that supports the recruitment and selection of high calibre candidates, that is open and transparent, merit-based and reflects Canada's diversity, including gender balance. These are eminently qualified individuals fr

April 7th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

The Environment  Madam Speaker, this plan will create a world-leading marine safety system, including new preventive and response measures to better protect our waters and coasts; restore and protect marine ecosystem and habitats; and strengthen partnerships with indigenous communities. For exa

April 3rd, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

The Environment  Madam Speaker, as I said earlier, improving marine safety and formalizing an oil tanker moratorium are indeed priorities of this government. The minister and his officials travelled across the country from Haida Gwaii to Iqaluit to St. John's to hear Canadians' perspectives in th

April 3rd, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

The Environment  Madam Speaker, improving marine safety and formalizing an oil tanker moratorium on British Columbia's north coast are indeed priorities of this government. On November 7, 2016, Prime Minister Trudeau announced the oceans protection plan. This comprehensive national plan is an in

April 3rd, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Operation UNIFIER  Mr. Chair, as I mentioned during my speech, there are advantages to being part of a team, to having a coordinated long-term vision and the idea that a team can work together to maximize and rationalize all the support and effort that it is putting forward. That is why this kind o

March 20th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Operation UNIFIER  Mr. Chair, I would like to thank my hon. colleague for his question, because it is absolutely key to how we address situations like this in the future. It is not good enough just to talk about defence or just to talk about development or just to talk about diplomacy; we need all

March 20th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Operation UNIFIER  Mr. Chair, I would like to reiterate that from the experience and training I have had in the past, I know that one of the keys to providing long-term stability in a country is to understand the networks of women. That is one of the reasons that a great deal of our developmental a

March 20th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Operation UNIFIER  Mr. Chair, I would like to thank the member for Montarville for generously splitting his time with me tonight. I will build upon what he has already spoken this evening. To assist Ukraine in driving its ambitious reform efforts forward, Canada helped the Government of Ukraine d

March 20th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act  Mr. Speaker, we have missed having a committee that could do this kind of parliamentary oversight in terms of national security. What we have proposed is a committee that would be effective in being able to review and oversee national security. It is balanced. It is responsive to

March 20th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act  It is always a balancing act, Mr. Speaker. It is about finding that best compromise, about trying to build that consensus. The member is right that people do not get everything they want, but what we came up with is a compromise that would best suit Canada, that would best bala

March 20th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal