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Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of petitioners in my riding of Kings—Hants, specifically in the Windsor-West Hants regional municipality, who are calling on the government, specifically the minister of fisheries and oceans, to act on their concerns around the continued use of

June 16th, 2021House debate

Kody BloisLiberal

Kings—Hants Olympic Athlete  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today in this House to congratulate a constituent of mine, Wyatt Sanford, of Kennetcook, on qualifying to represent Canada at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Wyatt joins the likes of Tracy Cameron, Silas McLellan and Leigh Miller, all of whom ar

June 16th, 2021House debate

Kody BloisLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, as I understand, it relates to the decision from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. I think the government has made it very clear that it is committed to compensating the individuals who have been impacted by the residential school system. The background here is w

June 3rd, 2021House debate

Kody BloisLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, of course housing is top of mind for individuals across the country, and indeed for indigenous communities. While the member opposite represents an urban riding, my riding is primarily rural and remote. I agree with him about creating a program around trying to serve

June 3rd, 2021House debate

Kody BloisLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I might not have mentioned it at the opening of my remarks. I was nervous because this is one of the most important speeches I have had to give in the House. I actually joined the community on Sunday night, and a number of young people addressed the member's questi

June 3rd, 2021House debate

Kody BloisLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Parkdale—High Park. My hon. colleague, of course, serves as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice as well. Mr. Speaker, let me just quickly take a moment to recognize your accomplishments in this House

June 3rd, 2021House debate

Kody BloisLiberal

Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank again the member for Northumberland—Peterborough South for highlighting the key role that our farmers play for our economy, our environment and indeed our very well-being. However, since this is the first time that I have had the opportunity

June 2nd, 2021House debate

Kody BloisLiberal

Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for Northumberland—Peterborough South. His passion is evident, and having had a chance to sit on committees with him, I know that his intent is right in this bill. One thing the member did not mention in his speech was the signi

June 2nd, 2021House debate

Kody BloisLiberal

Gaelic Nova Scotia Month  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to call Nova Scotia home. [Member spoke in Gaelic] [English] The month of May is Mìos nan Gàidheal, and to recognize it, I wanted to ensure that this historic chamber can hear the language once again, even if for only one minute. Alba Nuadh is the o

May 26th, 2021House debate

Kody BloisLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Madam Speaker, I will have to connect with the member offline to see who those political friends are. I will watch with interest, and maybe I will try to swing them into my camp, no matter how hard that could be. The member raises an important question around tourism. I talked a

May 6th, 2021House debate

Kody BloisLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Madam Speaker, I think any conversation about fiscal prudence in government is an important conversation. However, what I would say to my hon. colleague is that when we look at the budget annex, the debt-to-GDP ratio over the next five to six years is expected to decline. When we

May 6th, 2021House debate

Kody BloisLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Madam Speaker, I would say to my hon. colleague that I am quite disappointed that the Bloc will not be supporting the budget. There are a lot of very important investments that matter to Quebec and, of course, to his constituents as well. Although it does not come as a surprise,

May 6th, 2021House debate

Kody BloisLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Madam Speaker, it is great to see some of my colleagues having a good laugh, some good discourse and a level of levity, despite the challenging circumstances. I am very pleased to have the chance to speak to Bill C-30, which is the budget implementation act. I had the chance a

May 6th, 2021House debate

Kody BloisLiberal

Do More Ag Foundation  Mr. Speaker, it has been a difficult year for the mental health of Canadians across the country because of COVID-19, and that includes the men and women who work in our agriculture sector. Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Kim Keller, a canola farmer from Melfort, S

April 29th, 2021House debate

Kody BloisLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, there are a couple of things that my hon. colleague from Lethbridge said that I want to address before I get to my question. She talked about investments and Canadians' footing the bill. I was disappointed that she was not recognizing that those investments were, i

April 26th, 2021House debate

Kody BloisLiberal