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Ottawa-Gatineau Tornados  Mr. Speaker, on Friday, our amazing community of Dunrobin in my riding of Kanata—Carleton was devastated as an EF3 tornado touched down, destroying homes and businesses, causing injury and unimaginable destruction. Over the weekend, I witnessed an amazing emergency response. May

September 24th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Community Heroes  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to stand in this place as the new Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, proud because I get to work supporting our everyday heroes: our police officers, firefighters, paramedics, corrections officers, security

September 20th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, I wonder if the hon. member realizes that the signatures on that petition reflect just 4% of licenced Canadian firearms owners. I would not sign that petition. We need to listen to all Canadians. It also only reflects 0.25% of all Canadians across this country. Whil

September 20th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Aeronautics Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak today about Bill C-392. Bill C-392 touches upon several subjects, including intergovernmental relations, federalism, and the paramountcy principle, matters that have been debated in both houses of Parliament in relation to a wide range of subje

June 19th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act  Mr. Speaker, it is really all about developing a coordinated long-term, integrated solution. The development of this legislation has taken time. Dealing with individual small pieces of the puzzle is not quite good enough. It needs to be integrated and we need to have a full spect

June 19th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act  Mr. Speaker, it is a reflection of the work that has gone into this bill and into the oceans protection plan as a whole. The bill is very well balanced. It is well balanced against what the federal government will do, the potential of what provincial governments can do, and what

June 19th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for her advocacy and commitment on this issue. When governments try to build bills and legislation like this, the aim is to ensure it is comprehensive and integrative, but that it also respects various jurisdictions and does not relieve th

June 19th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act  Madam Speaker, there are many arguments in favour of this bill. However, the most convincing argument is the fact that Canadians are calling for the measures we are proposing in this important bill. Many petitions have been tabled in the House in this regard. The vast majority

June 19th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I was looking for the number. I think it was probably 70 or 90 sessions where we met with people. We tried our best to do a consultation on the navigable waters because we understood just how critical it was for Canadians. It was so important that we reached out to a

June 12th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for her work in this field. It is really important that we look at water in that context. It is so critical to our lives and to our Canadian experience. Whether it is kayaking or fishing or canoeing, it is something very near and

June 12th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, what was behind this was that we saw a need as well to increase the number of navigable waters that were protected. We found that if all we did was protect what was on the schedule that was not near enough. I think the number I have seen is almost 100,000 named water

June 12th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, during this entire process, we wanted to hear from as many Canadians as possible. We did not want to limit who had the opportunity to come and give their input to this process. In my opinion and in my background, the more people who can contribute to something, the s

June 12th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I would first and foremost like to thank the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development for its careful study of Bill C-69. I would also like to thank the witnesses and those who have made written submissions for having taken the time to make their

June 12th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Marine Transportation  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. The residents of La Romaine on the lower north shore are our priority. The minister's office has reached out to the local representative, and we remain in contact with Relais Nordik on this file. We will ensure that the neces

June 8th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Grandmothers Advocacy Network  Mr. Speaker, I stand today to welcome the amazing women who have come to the House from across the country representing the Grandmothers Advocacy Network, or GRAN. GRAN is a phenomenal organization that is actively involved in advocating for the human rights of grandmothers and t

June 6th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal