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Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to housing investments and housing assets held by the government: (a) how much federal funding has been spent in Burnaby on housing over the period of 1995-2017, broken down by year; (b) how much federal funding is scheduled to be spent on housing in Burnaby over the

December 13th, 2017House debate

Kennedy StewartNDP

Housing  Mr. Speaker, my community is in the midst of a profound housing crisis. Rents are increasing, more people are homeless, and businesses are starting to relocate as their young employees cannot afford to buy their first homes. The government brags about its new national housing s

December 4th, 2017House debate

Kennedy StewartNDP

Science  Mr. Speaker, yesterday at committee, I asked the science minister to explain the mysterious case of disappearing federal scientists, but I did not get a full answer. According to Statistics Canada, in 2012, during the worst year of Stephen Harper's war on science, the federal gov

December 1st, 2017House debate

Kennedy StewartNDP

World AIDS Day  Mr. Speaker, today marks World AIDS Day. Since the virus was identified in 1984, it has proven to be one of the most destructive pandemics in history, resulting in the deaths of over 35 million people globally. Today, we take a moment to mourn those who have been lost. While an

December 1st, 2017House debate

Kennedy StewartNDP

Indian Act  Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege to stand in this place and speak to such an important issue. I do have to recognize the incredible work my colleagues have done on this, and will continue to do until we repeal the Indian Act and we have full justice and equality in our country, whi

November 30th, 2017House debate

Kennedy StewartNDP

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, yesterday we learned the Liberal government appealed to the National Energy Board to fast-track Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline by cutting out the people of Burnaby and British Columbia. This is unbelievable. This is a very unusual and troubling attack on th

November 30th, 2017House debate

Kennedy StewartNDP

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, during the 2015 election, the Prime Minister promised he would protect British Columbia's coast from Kinder Morgan. Well, he broke his promise and is now working to ram this dangerous new bitumen pipeline through our beautiful province. While 18 court cases have left

November 29th, 2017House debate

Kennedy StewartNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I always enjoy the member's interventions and really appreciate her support on this issue. Of course, the threat to jobs in Burnaby or the rest of British Columbia is not covered by examinations at the National Energy Board, because the government relies on the pro

November 7th, 2017House debate

Kennedy StewartNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, the government says that it is an evidence-based government that makes policy based on evidence, but basically it decided that this pipeline was going to go through no matter what, and then it fit the facts to support its case. Of course, one would perhaps expect tha

November 7th, 2017House debate

Kennedy StewartNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I am happy to tell the hon. member about what my constituents are saying about what I was speaking about. In fact, in 2014, 125 of them were arrested for trying to stop the pipeline. Thousands and thousands have protested against it. I polled my own riding, and 75% o

November 7th, 2017House debate

Kennedy StewartNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, this has been a very wide-ranging debate today on the budget bill, as it should be. I am going to add to that wide-ranging discussion of what we are faced with here in the House. I am speaking to Bill C-63, and it is the second budget implementation bill. I regret to

November 7th, 2017House debate

Kennedy StewartNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition from residents of Burnaby South, and of course, residents all across British Columbia. The petition is entitled “Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline is not in our national interest”. The petitioners go on to list that they are op

November 1st, 2017House debate

Kennedy StewartNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition from constituents all over British Columbia. The petition is entitled “Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain pipeline is not in our 'national interest'”. The petitioners are strongly opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline, mainly because of

October 30th, 2017House debate

Kennedy StewartNDP

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, Kinder Morgan plans a massive expansion of its Burnaby Mountain oil tank farm. The project poses serious risks to the environment and the surrounding population, which includes Simon Fraser University. Local residents, the university, and the City of Burnaby all o

October 27th, 2017House debate

Kennedy StewartNDP

Science  Mr. Speaker, one of the first actions taken by the Minister of Science was to recruit Professor David Naylor to review federal science funding. That is a great move. Our leader, Jagmeet Singh, who has a degree in biology, supports the Naylor report, as does most of Canada's scien

October 24th, 2017House debate

Kennedy StewartNDP