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Community Organizations in Brome—Missisquoi  Mr. Speaker, today I want to acknowledge the community organizations in Brome—Missisquoi for their hard work throughout the pandemic. Our caregivers centre, youth centres and volunteer centres all managed to quickly adapt to the new reality and continue their essential work. Our

November 26th, 2020House debate

Lyne BessetteLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, the workers on our farms are essential to the agriculture sector; they have demonstrated this during the pandemic. As a precautionary measure, temporary foreign workers must be placed in mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival. Our government quickly provided $50 mil

November 3rd, 2020House debate

Lyne BessetteLiberal

Seniors  Madam Speaker, as we all know, seniors have been hit hard by the pandemic, and especially by the lockdown measures. After speaking with a few seniors from Brome—Missisquoi, I realized that, for many of them, isolation and loneliness are having as much of an impact as the virus.

October 30th, 2020House debate

Lyne BessetteLiberal

Canada Summer Jobs  Mr. Speaker, this summer, Brome—Missisquoi was fortunate to be able to take advantage of the Canada summer jobs program. Our organizations were able to share more than $650,000 in subsidies, which was a boon to our local economy. This program provided real support to our employe

October 2nd, 2020House debate

Lyne BessetteLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, I am in constant contact with constituents and business owners in Brome—Missisquoi, and I have witnessed their solidarity and resilience throughout this pandemic. As we prepare to restart the economy, our constituents are only asking for one thing: the creation of be

September 25th, 2020House debate

Lyne BessetteLiberal

Maxie Plante  Mr. Speaker, I am very proud to recognize the outstanding performance of athlete Maxie Plante. Since the beginning of the year, this Magog-born woman has brought home no less than three podium finishes in three women's ice cross competitions, including a gold medal at the Red B

February 26th, 2020House debate

Lyne BessetteLiberal

Chantignole School  Mr. Speaker, early in the year, École de la Chantignole, in Bromont, embarked upon a wonderful environmental impact reduction initiative. January 10 saw the official launch of the “One, two, three, compost!” project that all classes are taking part in. I would like to congratul

February 4th, 2020House debate

Lyne BessetteLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, agriculture is a dynamic industry rife with opportunity. Since today is Bell Let's Talk Day, it is important to remember that the agriculture sector is not immune from mental distress. As part of their job, farmers have to cope with increasingly unpredictable weather

January 29th, 2020House debate

Lyne BessetteLiberal

Small Business  Mr. Speaker, November 19 was Women's Entrepreneurship Day. It was an opportunity to reflect on the advancement of women entrepreneurs. We still have a lot of work to do, but the future is promising, as 39% of the new businesses created in 2018 are led by women. Can the Minister

December 12th, 2019House debate

Lyne BessetteLiberal

Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, the government is ready to put in the effort needed for the environment. We know there is a lot to do, but we are ready. We definitely want to work together to try to achieve the goals we have put on paper, and we want them to be real.

December 5th, 2019House debate

Lyne BessetteLiberal

Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, the government has been doing a lot of work to try to reduce taxes and income tax for middle-class families, and we will keep going in that direction. Hopefully, we can all work together to make everybody happy, which is almost impossible, but we will try to reach

December 5th, 2019House debate

Lyne BessetteLiberal

Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for the question. It is hard for me to answer it; however, having been an Olympic athlete for so many years, I can say that health is important to me and has a very big impact on my life. I can assure the hon. member that when it comes to health

December 5th, 2019House debate

Lyne BessetteLiberal

Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. As I said in my speech, the government's goal is really to work as a team. I think that we will examine all concerns as a team and that we will be able to come up with a solution.

December 5th, 2019House debate

Lyne BessetteLiberal

Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. I certainly understand her view because I come from a riding where there are many lakes, rivers and other bodies of water. We have the same problems and that is a question that I too will be asking the government. I think that

December 5th, 2019House debate

Lyne BessetteLiberal

Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I must admit that I am a little bit nervous. I would like to begin my speech by taking a moment to congratulate the Speaker on his election. It is very clear that he will be a fair and impartial Speaker who will be respected by parliamentarians and Canadians. I am

December 5th, 2019House debate

Lyne BessetteLiberal