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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

Statistics Act  Madam Speaker, the member for Laurentides—Labelle and I are both fans of the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and we know that any statistical answer is 42. We had a presentation at the industry committee from Mel Cappe, from the University of Toronto, on April 6. He talked

June 20th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Statistics Act  Madam Speaker, the member for Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte and I sit on the INDU committee. We have had many heated discussions and not so heated discussions, but he always comes from a point of passion. When we were looking at establishing the need for shared services to mana

June 20th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Statistics Act  Madam Speaker, I learn something every time I watch and listen to the hon. member for Winnipeg North in the House of Commons. When we are looking at the strategy that we are working on versus the operational details, I think of our function as a governing body versus the operati

June 20th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Statistics Act  Mr. Speaker, one of the areas that we were not able to agree on was the number of people who should be on the advisory board. I know the member for Windsor West had some definite ideas about that. Could he share them for the record tonight?

June 20th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Statistics Act  Mr. Speaker, the member's intervention tonight brings me back to many discussions we had at the industry committee. I always value what he brings, in terms of passion and anecdotes. It is better than the humour and irony we were hearing earlier. The Conservative member could not

June 20th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Statistics Act  Mr. Speaker, Bill C-25 and Bill C-36 were both studied at the INDU committee. We had extensive conversations about the composition of boards, in both cases, trying to reflect diversity of background, thought, and gender. Having an independent board for Bill C-36 following the reg

June 20th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Points of Order  Mr. Speaker, I rise today on a point of order regarding Bill S-229, an act respecting underground infrastructure safety. I would like to thank Senator Mitchell for sponsoring this bill from the other place. This bill is a worthwhile act that promotes the safety of Canadians as w

June 20th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Department of Public Works and Government Services Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for Brampton Centre for bringing forward his private member's legislation. I rise today in support of Bill C-344, which would require an assessment of the benefits that a community would derive from a construction, maintenance,

June 19th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I, like many of my colleagues, hear regularly about three issues: a strong evolving economy that leverages Canada's skills, trade, and expertise; a strong, vibrant commitment to the protection of the environment, where innovation creates good jobs; and a strong, clea

June 16th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Holidays Act  Madam Speaker, I rise today in support of Bill C-311, an act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day). Before I begin, I would like to thank the member for Central Nova for bringing this forward. It is long overdue and is an issue that we need to discuss in the House today.

June 15th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Main Estimates, 2017-18  Madam Speaker, I am very interested in how the Senate has made a change in the government, after 150 years of history, in moving toward a more open process and the merit-based system. We now have a mix of senators. Some are partisan appointments and some are from the new system.

June 14th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, finally, I am starting to see agreement on both sides of the aisle, but that might be because the hon. member is from a different part than the other people on the other side of the aisle. We have been discussing issues of governance, and the hon. member mentioned hi

June 7th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I have been listening throughout the course of this discussion to try to understand the viewpoint of the other side. We have contrasting management systems: the Stephen Harper Conservatives top-down approach; and the current Government of Canada approach, which is ac

June 7th, 2017House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal