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Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the following five reports. The first is the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation in the

June 18th, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day  Mr. Speaker, our two official languages bring us together as Canadians and have shaped our identity as a nation. On June 24, Canadians across the country celebrate Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, highlighting the important contributions francophones have made throughout history. I am e

June 12th, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague for his presentation. I think it clearly outlines some of the positions and gave us a bit of insight into where we are and where we have come from. The member said that the previous government had put legislation in place and h

June 7th, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, there was certainly a lot in that presentation. I am not so sure, though, what was relevant to the topic at hand. If we are here to debate a bill and find ways to make it better so it achieves the goals and objectives we collectively, as a nation and certainly as a g

June 7th, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, our government listened to Canadians and they want decisive action to protect our environment. Canadians have entrusted us with the environmental stewardship for today and tomorrow, and that stewardship must extend to how government departments operate. The Departm

May 23rd, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34 I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the Sub-Committee on Transatlantic Economic Relations and Scie

May 9th, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Doors Open 2018  Mr. Speaker, this weekend, people throughout York Region will visit cultural sites all over our community and across Ontario, as they open their doors and welcome them to explore the stories inside at Doors Open events. In my riding, doors will be open in Richmond Hill at the Hi

May 9th, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, this is an incredibly important conversation. It can actually be broken down to a philosophical divide about the responsibility of members of Parliament not only to recognize the needs of Canadians today and what is immediately in front of us, but also to ensure th

May 8th, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Historic Sites and Monuments Act  Madam Speaker, I want to thank my hon. colleague for bringing this important bill forward. We understand that this is not only part of the reconciliation, but by having composition on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board, I wonder how this can also unite Canadians in understan

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, this is an incredibly important topic to people in Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill, not because we are on the coastline but because we believe in the importance of the environment. It is not only because of the Oak Ridges Moraine and kettle lakes like Wilcox Lake but

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is very important to note that no compromise to the process has been made. We have incredible people involved in the security industry, in the refugee system, and all of our government departments. We are ensuring they are able to do the job. Further to that, they

April 24th, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for the question and for the incredible work he has been doing on this file. The important thing to note is that we are always focused on making improvements. We are making the investments, but we have to determine whether there is anything signi

April 24th, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, we have to go back to first principles. We have to ask ourselves what our responsibility is as a nation and what our responsibilities are as Canadian citizens. We have made a commitment, not only to Canadians but to international organizations and international laws,

April 24th, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, first I would like to extend my sincere condolences to all those who were affected by yesterday's tragic attack at Yonge and Finch. As the member of Parliament for Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill and as a Canadian who lives so close to this area, I am disheartened an

April 24th, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 2017 spring session held in Tbilisi, Geor

March 29th, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal