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Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, it seems that the member suggested that it took only three months for the Conservative government to sign the agreement in 2006, when in fact, the work had been done largely through the Liberal Party from 2001 to 2006 to get ready for an agreement. It takes years f

October 19th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, it seems to me that the responsibility for this agreement that the hon. member is suggesting is primarily and almost solely up to our Prime Minister, and that is there a campaign of misinformation. I think that is part of the misinformation. Could he maybe highli

October 19th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, that is a tough question, and I really appreciate the member for Cloverdale—Langley City for challenging me on that. As I mentioned, our community has a sustainable development plan already. Now we are moving into the action items that will align with the federal pla

October 6th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, I really enjoy having the hon. member on the industry committee. He has been contributing there, as he is today in the House. When we had our debates during the campaign, I remember that there was always a part when the Conservative candidate mentioned its great env

October 6th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, I have not been involved with the committee directly, but the work of committees comes from the committee to the government. The government looks at the priorities of the whole of government, and works with the recommendations from committees to engage the whole of g

October 6th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, I know the member has spent many years in the federal civil service. I am wondering whether he can tell us what that experience brings to the table in terms of this new legislation, and how it might affect the civil service.

October 6th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased today to have an opportunity to address my hon. colleagues in support of this new legislation. I would like to speak to the principles of sustainable development in Bill C-57 and how these would help to advance the government's commitment to a clean en

October 6th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Rotary Local Lager  Mr. Speaker, I am thrilled today to share a new social innovation from the constituency of Guelph. It is called rotary local lager, a beer with a cause. The Rotary Club of Guelph and the Rotary Club of Peterborough have teamed up with Guelph's Wellington Brewery for a special bre

October 6th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, as a former small business owner and president of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, one thing I know from a business standpoint is that we do not like uncertainty, and the periods when we have been consulting with Canadians, just by their nature, introduce uncertainty.

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, we know that CETA is a progressive trade agreement that provides significant advantages for both Canadians and Europeans and that it means that Canada has access to over 500 million EU customers and their GDP of $22 trillion. This is great news for Canada's hard-work

September 26th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, I really appreciate the level of detail the member brings to this House from the committee work he has done. If we are able to put information online and have less of a load on the departments, would that not help alleviate some of the member's concerns around whist

September 25th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Customs Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Calgary Shepard for his intervention and his condolences for our joint friend and member of the Marriott breakfast club, the late member for Scarborough—Agincourt, Arnold Chan, who unfortunately is not with us now. The late member for Scarboro

September 18th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Customs Act  Mr. Speaker, I have a question for my hon. friend across the way from Vaughan—Woodbridge, who is part of our party. The trade zone in the EU follows something similar to this, and I wonder whether the member could comment on the importance of having free movement of people acros

September 18th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Statistics Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise at this late hour. However, I am having trouble talking with the shouting going on.

June 20th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Statistics Act  Mr. Speaker, I have trouble getting a question out of that speech, but I thank the member for Louis-Saint-Laurent for giving us a tour around some very disturbing thoughts. We had started the evening talking about Bill C-36. One of the things about the bill is it shows a legiti

June 20th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal