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Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the eighth report of the Standing Committee on International Trade, entitled “Priorities of Canadian Stakeholders Having an Interest in Bilateral and Trilateral Trade in North America, Between Canada, United S

December 12th, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from hundreds of constituents in my riding. The petition is to change the Canadian EI system for cancer patients. What they want to see is a change in the EI system, which is right now at 15 weeks. They want to see it at 40 to 50 weeks, because most

December 11th, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, Atlantic Canada is thriving on international trade. Our economy depends more than ever on the opening of new markets. Last September, our producers and fishers got to explore a whole new opportunity in Europe, with CETA. Last month, I had a chance to talk with fishe

December 8th, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Cape Breton Regional Hospital  Mr. Speaker, today I rise to commend the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation, and all those who supported the annual Cape Breton Regional Hospital fundraisers. On November 18, the Festival of the Greens raised $120,000 for Operation Heart. Because of these amazing donations

December 1st, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Remembrance Day  Mr. Speaker, today I rise to honour those who have served our country over the last 100 years. Over a million men and women have served our country to make peace around the world. Thousands have come from my home of Cape Breton. Since I became a member of Parliament in 2000, I

November 9th, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Minister of Heritage, I made a fantastic announcement in Cape Breton last week. Cape Breton has a vibrant and thriving heritage and cultural industry. Our start-up companies are taking off, and we made major investments on Friday. Can the minister t

October 30th, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Allan J. MacEachen  Mr. Speaker, yesterday, along with many of my colleagues and the Prime Minister, we attended a wonderful ceremony celebrating the life of the late Allan J. MacEachen, who passed away last week. In the years after I was first elected, I had lots of advice from Mr. MacEachen. Ove

September 18th, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the seventh report of the Standing Committee of International Trade, entitled “The Canadian Steel Industry's Ability to Compete Internationally”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the

June 15th, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Anne Michelle Curtis  Mr. Speaker, today I rise in recognition of the late Anne Michelle Curtis, an Alberta native and former resident of New Waterford, who lost her life two years ago at the age of 45 while saving a group of children from a riptide off of Dunvegan, Nova Scotia. August 2, 2015, Mich

June 14th, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, my riding of Sydney—Victoria, in Cape Breton, has one of the highest proportions of seniors in the country. I have the honour to present a petition that contains hundreds of signatures of seniors from Cape Breton Island. The petition is in good order and the petitio

June 1st, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

First World War  Mr. Speaker, this week our Prime Minister, members of this House, and other Canadians are recognizing Canada's contribution to World War I. I would like to pay tribute to a family who gave dearly. The Livingstone family, from my hometown of Boularderie Island, lost three young

April 11th, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table the committee's report, entitled the “The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Benefits and Challenges for Canadians”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to this report.

April 10th, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Wagmatcook First Nation  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the eight students in grade 11 and 12 visiting Ottawa today from Wagmatcook, a beautiful first nation community nestled on the Bras D’or Lake in in my riding. The students are in the nation's capital today to learn more about leadership an

March 7th, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, when it comes to trade, our government gets it done. Our friends south of the border, want do more trade with us—

February 14th, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

International Trade  Take it easy, guys. We know what happened yesterday. We are voting on two agreements today, the Ukrainian agreement and the European agreement. The fishing industry in our province of Nova Scotia is very excited about these agreements. Could the Minister of International Trade

February 14th, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal