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Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, Canada has the longest coastline in the world and the health and protection of our coasts are critical to our environment, our economy, and to all Canadians. Our Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans hears many different views on how to prosper, but everyone agr

November 7th, 2017House debate

Ken HardieLiberal

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, for more than our 150 years as a nation, Canada has grown and prospered, as people from around the world have chosen this land to build better futures for their families. This week, our government moved to ensure that better future with a new strategy for our immigra

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Ken HardieLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, simply put, the measures in Bill C-49 do two things. First, it extends the limit to 1,200 kilometres, which opens up the opportunity for a shipper, who would otherwise be captive, to use the rail line that is there but hand off to another company that would give them

October 30th, 2017House debate

Ken HardieLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, the efficiency of our systems means dollars, absolutely Those dollars are quite often passed on to the farmers, because they are price takers. As well, there is the damage to our reputation that we suffer when we cannot deliver our goods and services on time to our i

October 30th, 2017House debate

Ken HardieLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, it is a building block toward a foundation we need in place in the country to ensure that the whole supply chain, from start to finish, is working efficiently and in a synchronized way. Just as our transport committee studied Bill C-49 to ensure it was meeting the go

October 30th, 2017House debate

Ken HardieLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to provide some comments on the transportation modernization act, Bill C-49. As a member of the Standing Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities, I want to start by applauding the work of all of my colleagues on the

October 30th, 2017House debate

Ken HardieLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I want to recognize my hon. friend from Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam for the work he did on the good Samaritan law, which is also saving lives. Does the member think we have done a disservice over the years by focusing on impairment levels, even with respect to alcohol?

October 20th, 2017House debate

Ken HardieLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I have great confidence in my friend and hon. member across the way, and in fact, all of them on the other side, because their job is to take a situation and for the benefit of Canadians, paint the blackest, bleakest possible picture. However, I have even more confid

October 17th, 2017House debate

Ken HardieLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the one thing I take from the point by the member for Vancouver Kingsway is a sense of urgency with respect to the people who do not have coverage, who are having to make some difficult choices in procuring the pharmaceuticals they need to maintain a quality of lif

October 5th, 2017House debate

Ken HardieLiberal

Rail Transportation  Mr. Speaker, Bill C-49 is going to introduce important modernization to the Canada Transportation Act, including the air passenger's bill of rights, and new opportunities for shippers across Canada to gain access to competitive rail rates. The bill also provides for the introduc

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Ken HardieLiberal

Oceans Act  Madam Speaker, I have two quick questions. First, the fisheries and oceans committee heard from jurisdictions that have, on the surface, been very successful in setting up marine protected areas, but then the other shoe drops. I wonder if the hon. member would comment on the expe

September 27th, 2017House debate

Ken HardieLiberal

Oceans Act  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to join the discussion with the member from the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans and the hon. member for North Okanagan—Shuswap, who actually initiated a study that is under way right now. We looked at the criteria that should be reviewed whe

September 27th, 2017House debate

Ken HardieLiberal

Autism  Mr. Speaker, many people in this place and many right across the country have been touched by autism. It is something we do not know a lot about, but here is what we do know. One in 68 kids is somewhere on the spectrum, they say, and that has doubled in the last 10 years. We also

September 27th, 2017House debate

Ken HardieLiberal

Public Transit  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to welcome the Canadian Urban Transit Association, CUTA, to Ottawa for its annual Transit Awareness Days. Our government knows that reliable and efficient public transit gets Canadians to work, school, and home again after a long day. We know this is h

September 19th, 2017House debate

Ken HardieLiberal

Amendments to Standing Orders  Mr. Speaker, I want to go back a bit in history and ask the hon. member how many times the Mulroney Conservative government unilaterally changed the Standing Orders. Was it between 50 and 60 times or 60 and 70 times?

June 20th, 2017House debate

Ken HardieLiberal