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Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, we need a comprehensive approach to addressing this complex issue of abandoned vessels and wrecks, and it requires engagement with those most directly connected to the problem. We have established very strong working relationships with the provinces and territories o

October 19th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, I would like to assure the member that our government is actively implementing a comprehensive strategy to address abandoned and wrecked vessels under the oceans protection plan. Budget 2017 invested in this priority. Problems with these vessels have persisted for d

October 19th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, when the issue that was outlined in M-103 was brought up at the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, could the hon. member tell us the response of the committee?

October 16th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, when we spend 10 minutes or 20 minutes on a speech that is full of accusations, insults, name-calling, and derision, does the member opposite feel that is necessary to support the kind of debate we should be having in this House?

October 16th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for acknowledging that the government has undertaken 75 consultations on this piece of legislation. We have scheduled seven days of testimony at the transport committee. I know the member understands that when we do 75 consultations, we will g

October 16th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Air Transportation  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for his continued advocacy for the people of Nunavut. I know he also supports improving aviation safety in Canada. We do recognize that the north relies heavily on air transport for the movement of passenger goods as well as esse

October 6th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Transport  Mr. Speaker, I reiterate the importance of ensuring this continued flow of trade and travellers between Windsor and Detroit, one of the most important Canada–U.S. border crossings. The construction of the replacement Ambassador Bridge, together with the Gordie Howe international

October 5th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Transport  Mr. Speaker, indeed our government recognizes the importance of ensuring a continued flow of trade and travellers between Windsor and Detroit. It is one of Canada's most important Canada–U.S.A. border crossings, and I know the hon. member shares that same priority. I welcome th

October 5th, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, in fact, our government is taking meaningful action on abandoned and wrecked vessels. As part of the $1.5 billion oceans protection plan, we are investing in a comprehensive strategy that will address problem vessels from multiple angles. A component of the strategy

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, our government signalled its intent to take meaningful action on this matter with the endorsement of the private member's Motion No. 40 by the member for South Shore—St. Margarets, and we are delivering on this matter. I have already spoken about the measures we have

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for her concern for the safety of the people living in and around those waterways. Technology is changing. There are technological advancements that are changing the way we are going to do search and rescue on Canada's coast. It comes back to

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, as always it comes down to balance. It comes down to protecting a very vulnerable piece of our ocean ecostructure here in Canada. It comes down to protecting our environment and at the same time growing the economy. I think we have found that balance by reaching out

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague's question is absolutely key to this entire discussion. This is one area where Canada can play a leading role around the world and set an example of how we can have economic health and a strong environment. If we look at Canada's wonderful west coas

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, we came up with these numbers through consultation. We wanted the coastal communities to be able to have their industry and grow and flourish. However, we also wanted to put into place controls that would limit their vulnerability. Therefore, when trying to come up w

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, thank you for this opportunity to express my support for this worthy legislation, one of many components of our oceans protection plan. Bill C-48, an act to establish an oil tanker moratorium on British Columbia's north coast, the latest in a suite of actions to prot

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal