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Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the member mentioned several times that our government had done nothing in the face of the accelerated tensions we were facing as a country. I wonder whether the hon. member is aware that our Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and our Minister of Indigenous Ser

February 20th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Judges Act  Madam Speaker, I know the hon. member down the way has had a lot of experience in this field through her work in social work and also with the RCMP. At the core of it, this bill is about safety for women and girls and it would give judges the training and the tools to support men

February 19th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

I Read Canadian Day  Mr. Speaker, today is the first-ever I Read Canadian Day. This initiative was created as a collaboration between the Canadian Children's Book Centre; children's author and my good friend Eric Walters; the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers; and th

February 19th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the critic for families, children and social development mentioned that we need a poverty strategy. We do have a poverty reduction strategy that targets a 20% reduction by 2020 and a 50% poverty reduction, relative to 2015 numbers, by 2030. We also have a housing str

February 18th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act  Mr. Speaker, the member for Winnipeg North always finds the details we need to cover. I was talking about the ground border agencies and thinking of those who drive to the United States. Of course, we can get to the United States in other ways, such as through the airports in o

February 6th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act  Mr. Speaker, I was listening very carefully to what the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands was saying, and it brought to mind Arnold Chan. When he was in the House, he said that we need to listen to each other, not talk over each other. He said that as members of Parliament, we shou

February 6th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act  Mr. Speaker, I am looking forward to getting to know the hon. member for Hamilton Centre and working with him. Even though some of the services from U.S. Border officials are on Canadian soil, they are within U.S. jurisdiction, and that is an issue. It is something we talked abo

February 6th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act  Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the hon. member for Winnipeg North. Congratulations on the 150th anniversary of Manitoba that he spoke about earlier. I was born in Manitoba. “Go, Manitoba.” A dear friend of mine in Guelph passed away today. I found out this afterno

February 6th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act  Mr. Speaker, I was particularly interested in the research about response times when doing reviews. The member is absolutely right that if response times are long, that might discourage people from making a complaint and having it investigated. I congratulate the member on that p

February 6th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, this year Canada is hosting its first world circular economy forum in Toronto, where industry leaders will have important discussions on building a circular economy that benefits people, the economy and the environment. I know Guelph and Wellington County will be th

February 6th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I really appreciate that the tone of the conversation has changed with the last two presentations in terms of separating partisanship from really trying to understand what has happened with process breakdown and failure, and what we might do as parliamentarians to

February 4th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I want to build on the previous question offered by the Conservative member with respect to the role of the committee in adding value to this process. As members of Parliament, we are not the board of investigation. There are professionals who are looking at the pr

February 4th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Kingston and the Islands and also the member for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan. At lunch today, we had a brief conversation about the independence of the Senate, the independence of the judiciary and the Supreme Court. This is

February 4th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the member talked about the proof in the pudding. Day parole revocations for violent offences in 2012-13 were six and the parole revocations for violent offenders in 2017-18 were two, not six. Similarly, with full parole, there were seven in 2012-13 and only three

February 4th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, we have been speaking with the dairy producers and dairy processors of Canada who have been working on a committee of agricultural trade to look at impacts and things he has addressed with respect to economic impact, mitigation and compensation strategies going for

January 31st, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal