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Blood Donation  Mr. Speaker, as many of the members of the House may be aware, a blood donation is known to be a life-saving gift. This is why I am thrilled to share that just recently I gave my 100th blood donation at Canadian Blood Services in Guelph. I was honoured to be joined by members o

December 12th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Salaries Act  Mr. Speaker, as the member was speaking about the role of women around board tables, I was thinking of the different not-for-profit organizations I have been fortunate to be part of. I have been a part of 28 organizations in Guelph and several businesses over the years where wome

December 7th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I thank the parliamentary secretary for building on the confidence we have in our armed forces as well as the systems we have in place for the peace and security of Canada. Could he could comment on the rule of law in Canada and how everyone falls under the Charte

December 4th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I would like the parliamentary secretary to expand on that a bit. The previous government tried to take hold of the Supreme Court, the Senate, and the Queen and make all judgments and laws under one roof in the House of Commons. The role of our government is to for

December 4th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to table in the House a petition from Dublin Street United Church in Guelph, joining the United Church moderator Jordan Cantwell, in requesting the support of the House of Commons for Bill C-262.

December 4th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Indian Act  Mr. Speaker, listening to the debate reminds me of when Bill C-51 was being passed by the previous government. It was a bill with flawed security legislation, tied into a bundle of legislation, that would take away some rights from Canadians. The NDP and Green parties felt that w

November 29th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Indian Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the minister for highlighting the inequity that still exists between men and women in indigenous communities. This week, we have been reflecting on human rights in this place. We have been looking at the gender-based discrimination that has been forced on peo

November 29th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Science  Mr. Speaker, constituents in my riding of Guelph, like Pierre Fogal, who leads the PEARL research station, have been working on climate change research initiatives for many years, accumulating data for longitudinal studies. Climate science in the Canadian Arctic plays an importan

November 21st, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I almost never have a conversation without innovation coming up in some way, so I appreciate the member coming at this from this angle. Innovation in Guelph and innovation elsewhere includes social innovation. Through the investments our government is making, we see

November 8th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, when we participate in international activities, such as the infrastructure bank, and we are setting up an infrastructure bank within Canada to also attract international investment, it makes us participate in the investment of world development, both in Canada and a

November 8th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, the member's question looks at how we work as a country together. Because physicians serve our communities in so many ways and they give so much to our communities, how do we ensure our communities are there for them when they need them as well? When we look at tax

November 8th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I am thankful for this debate in the House tonight, for the government bringing forward budget 2017, and now for Bill C-63. The government's actions are in line with and directly support the four initiatives of the Guelph and Wellington poverty elimination task force

November 8th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member across the way for his intervention today, and for giving us the letters T-I-R-E to consider and to remember the points he has given. It always helps when in a presentation to have something to refer to. My question is whether the TIRE was fl

November 8th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, during the election, we campaigned that an economy that works for the middle class is an economy that works for everyone. The member has done a lot of work with immigrants in her community. Could the member comment on how these changes we are putting forward will he

November 8th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Federally Funded Health Research  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure today to support the private member's motion that is being brought forward by my friend, colleague, and neighbour down the way on federally funded health research. This study will be focusing on lowering drug costs, but also looking at increasing a

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal