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Organ and Tissue Donation  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise today to speak to Motion No. 189, which seeks to improve the organ and tissue donation system here in Canada. This is a very timely issue for debate in the House, in a week that has seen the tabling of the health committee's report on organ

September 27th, 2018House debate

Len WebberConservative

Organ and Tissue Donation  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for tonight's motion. It really means a lot to me as a strong advocate, as the member is as well. I understand that about one in five families say no to the wishes of their loved ones to donate organs. Does the member have any thoughts on why it i

September 27th, 2018House debate

Len WebberConservative

Canada Revenue Agency Act  Mr. Speaker, I applaud the hon. member from Vancouver for his work on the health committee and his devotion to organ and tissue donation as well. He is a great man, and I thank him for all his support on this bill. With regard to young people who do not drive or do not do income

September 25th, 2018House debate

Len WebberConservative

Canada Revenue Agency Act  Mr. Speaker, as I stated in my speech, there is minimal, if any, cost with regard to implementing this change to the tax form, other than the ink to be printed on the forms. It is a question that individuals would tick off a box, signalling whether they wished to be an organ don

September 25th, 2018House debate

Len WebberConservative

Canada Revenue Agency Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his ongoing work with regard to organ and tissue donation awareness. It is an honour to serve with him on the health committee. I respect the member immensely, and thank him sincerely for his support on this bill. His motion will come up

September 25th, 2018House debate

Len WebberConservative

Canada Revenue Agency Act  I will continue from where I left off, Mr. Speaker. The Humboldt Broncos tragedy last spring highlighted the issue across Canada when Logan Boulet signed up as an organ donor just weeks before his tragic death. This incredibly kind gesture prompted thousands more to register, bu

September 25th, 2018House debate

Len WebberConservative

Canada Revenue Agency Act  moved that Bill C-316, An Act to amend the Canada Revenue Agency Act (organ donors), be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, for those who may not already know, I have been a long-time advocate of organ and tissue donation in Canada. In fact, a few yea

September 25th, 2018House debate

Len WebberConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition in support of my private member's bill, Bill C-316, which comes up for second reading next week. The petition is submitted by members of the National Capital Region Gift of Life Network. The petitioners from around Ottawa-Gatineau

September 19th, 2018House debate

Len WebberConservative

World Vision  Mr. Speaker, I and colleagues from other parties went to Kenya last week. We saw how Canadians support international development through a non-governmental organization called World Vision. We saw first-hand the positive changes that Canadian taxpayers' investments are making. We

May 24th, 2018House debate

Len WebberConservative

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act  Madam Speaker, I also want to thank the hon. member for Sarnia—Lambton, not only for her speech but also for the wonderful work she does on the health committee. I too serve on the health committee with the hon. member, and she certainly is a strong contributor on the committee.

April 27th, 2018House debate

Len WebberConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition, in support of my private member's bill, Bill C-316, which was submitted by members of the national capital region Gift of Life Network. Coincidentally, it is also tax season across Canada. The petitioners are calling on this House

March 29th, 2018House debate

Len WebberConservative

Law Enforcement Officers  Mr. Speaker, most of us go to work in the morning expecting to come home again. This is not a luxury that our nation's front-line law enforcement officers enjoy. Their jobs are unpredictable and so are the consequences of their work. Every day they go to work hoping they will c

March 29th, 2018House debate

Len WebberConservative

Troy Black  Mr. Speaker, it is with great shock and sorrow that I rise to mark the sudden and unexpected death of Troy Black of Calgary. In the middle of a Mexican vacation with his wife Lindsay, he required life-saving blood transfusions to save his life. Sadly, there was not enough of a su

February 27th, 2018House debate

Len WebberConservative

Homelessness  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise today to speak to Motion No. 147. I would like to thank the hon. member for Saskatoon West for bringing forth this motion. I am deeply disappointed that the Liberal government cannot support her motion. Sadly, not all Canadians have a plac

February 15th, 2018House debate

Len WebberConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition in support of my private member's bill, which I expect will come up for debate in April, Bill C-316. The petition was submitted by members of the National Capital Region Gift of Life Network. Petitioners from around Ottawa and Gatin

February 13th, 2018House debate

Len WebberConservative