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Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, one of the recurring themes in the hon. member's speech was encouraging debate in this place. A week ago today, the members of the House were debating Bill C-3. I participated in the debate on the Thursday, a debate that was going to make significant changes and

February 28th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Brampton West both for her speech today and for work as a health professional. Listening to her, I wonder what her patients must be thinking of her as she speaks now in the House on their behalf. I have had many conversations with consti

February 27th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, the member's presentation was very thoughtful and intelligent. He has presented us with a very personal choice that each of us will have at some point in our life and death experience, some of us through suffering and some of us through other ways. I am sure we wil

February 26th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I remember that as we went through the very difficult discussions on Bill C-14, within the Catholic community in Guelph, to which I belong, there were a lot of concerns around advance directives and conscience rights and the protection of conscience rights within t

February 26th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, on December 15, 2015, the Prime Minister accepted the final report of the commission. Justice Murray Sinclair, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Dr. Marie Wilson worked on this report, which resulted in the 94 calls to action. These calls to action were made to the gove

February 24th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, it is a question of whether the glass is half empty or half full. We look at the progress we have made in five years and the discussions we have had. Yes, during the election campaign there was a court order that came forward. We are now addressing and looking a

February 24th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I have driven the Yellowhead Highway many times in the past, and when I do I always think of the M├ętis, the hunters, the people on horseback and the freedom that they had. What we want is for them to live within the freedom context of the nation that we now all are

February 24th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, there are 93 other calls to action, and those are action items. I have visited the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte. There are five boil water advisories that we are working on together. The call to do it together is really what we are talking about, not enforcing our

February 24th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Fredericton. As has been said by other speakers today, we are on the traditional territory of the Algonquin people. That is historic. That is something more than just a phrase on paper. I was born on Treaty 1. I was

February 24th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, as the hon. member was speaking, I was thinking about the things that were done in the words of the Crown. As we developed our country the indigenous people were often placed subservient to the Crown. Recommendation 94 would actually bring indigenous people to the

February 24th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, the member read the 93rd call to action, but did not read the 94th call to action, although he did refer to it. Call to action 94 is in fact what we are debating today, of changing the citizenship oath to recognize indigenous peoples as part of our country and tha

February 24th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I am left a little confused when comments are made that we are doing nothing as a government in the transformation of education for first nations people. Could the hon. member refer to the www.sac-isc.gc.ca website where we show the new policy for first nations ki

February 24th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, as the hon. member was speaking about reconciliation, I was thinking about a visit I made to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, where the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission was used as an example that Canada had helped and subsequently

February 24th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

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