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Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, if you would canvas the House, I am sure you would find unanimous consent to see the clock at 1:30 p.m. so we could begin private members' hour.

October 5th, 2018House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, at the end of the day, Canadians in all regions of the country will recognize that trade deals, whether with the U.S. and Mexico or the comprehensive trade pact with the TPP partners, are good for Canadians overall. Members have given a lot of attention to the supp

October 5th, 2018House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, I ask that all questions be allowed to stand.

October 5th, 2018House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Divorce Act  Mr. Speaker, I can tell it is an important issue to my friend across the way, and there are things that are taking place. If we look, for example, at the TRC, there are recommendations dealing with children and no doubt there is consideration being given on a wide spectrum of thi

October 4th, 2018House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Divorce Act  Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I believe if you were to canvass the House, you would find unanimous consent to see the clock as 5:30 p.m.

October 4th, 2018House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Divorce Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the member's interest in that area. As I indicated earlier, I suspect that once this legislation passes to committee, we will see a great deal of discussion. I would suggest to my friend that he raise this issue at committee, and maybe provide some addit

October 4th, 2018House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Divorce Act  Mr. Speaker, I know the parliamentary secretary has been here throughout the day, posing some very good questions advancing the bill. It is one thing to bring forward the legislation, which is absolutely fantastic to see. Another part of it is to look at ways in which we can de

October 4th, 2018House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Divorce Act  Mr. Speaker, with respect to the first point, I can assure the member that I was born and raised during many Liberal governments. Most importantly, the nice thing about Canada is that about 75% of our Confederation has been ruled by Liberal governments. Therefore, he has reason t

October 4th, 2018House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Divorce Act  Mr. Speaker, it is such a pleasure to rise and speak to what I believe is a significant piece of legislation. It has been many years since we have had substantial changes to the Divorce Act. In fact, one would have to go back a couple of decades to when we saw some reforms. On

October 4th, 2018House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, the Government of Canada over the last few years has taken a different, very progressive approach at trying to provide support for children in Canada. One of those would have been, for example, the Canada benefit program, lifting thousands of children out of poverty.

October 4th, 2018House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I appreciated the history lesson from my colleague across the way with respect to divorce acts and how they came into being. I appreciate the fact that he was born in 1984. The member talked about the patchwork in Canada at that time. To me, it emphasizes the importa

October 4th, 2018House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, I ask that all questions be allowed to stand.

October 4th, 2018House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, it is with pleasure that I table a petition today that has been signed by hundreds of residents of Winnipeg North. The petitioners are asking for the Prime Minister and members of Parliament to reflect on how important it is that we have a national pharmacare progra

October 4th, 2018House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, I can appreciate that the leader of the Green Party has been consistent, along with the New Democrats, on trade and trade agreements. Both parties just do not feel that trade agreements are something we should be moving forward on. I want to give a specific example

October 3rd, 2018House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Government Response to Petitions  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to one petition. While I am on my feet, I move: That the House do now proceed to orders of the day.

October 3rd, 2018House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal