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Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of the parishioners of St. Barra Parish, Iona, Cape Breton, who have a petition asking that the government remove the words “reproductive rights” from the Canada summer jobs application form.

September 20th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Child Poverty  Mr. Speaker, all children are precious. It is very important that we give them not only a healthy and safe environment to grow up in, but also the tools to help them be successful in our society. Over the years, Cape Breton has seen challenging economic times, which has created o

June 20th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, the House is very active this morning on trade. We are a trading nation, and it is good to see the minister tabling his report. I have the honour to present the 11th report of the Standing Committee on International Trade, “Expanding Trade and Investment with Select

June 14th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Inverary Inn  Mr. Speaker, I rise today with truly sad news. A landmark in Cape Breton, the Inverary Inn, was destroyed in a massive fire last night. Many in the House and visitors from around the world are familiar with the inn. The Liberal caucus gathered there just a few years ago and had a

June 7th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Mother's Day  Mr. Speaker, today, I stand to recognize all mothers whom we will be celebrating on Sunday. It will be my first Mother's Day without my mom. She worked side by side with my father for years, building a successful farming operation while sharing the raising of the 10 of us. From

May 11th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 10th report of the Standing Committee on International Trade. It is a very hard-working committee. We are working hard not only for key stakeholders on trade around the world but for Canadians. I am very p

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Workplace Safety  Mr. Speaker, this past Saturday on our national day of mourning for injured workers, I had the honour of representing our government at a ceremony in Whitney Pier hosted by our local unions. I got to meet not only injured workers, but also families that lost their loved ones at t

April 30th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the ninth report—that is how hard-working our committee is—of the Standing Committee on International Trade, entitled “E-Commerce: Certain Trade-Related Priorities of Canada's Firms”. Pursuant to Standing Ord

April 26th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Eddie Parris  Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the late Eddie Parris, a performer, politician, and family man, who passed away in Cape Breton on March 31, at the age of 75. Eddie was a true community advocate. He spent a great deal of his life as a steelworker, and spent 11 years in po

April 19th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Cape Breton Voices  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize a group of passionate and determined women in my riding, called the Cape Breton Voices. They came together on March 15 in partnership with Equal Voice to host their first panel on women in politics. In the panel, 10 women, representing dif

March 27th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Fisheries  Mr. Speaker, in my riding, fishing is one of our most important industries. Our tasty cold-water fish can be found on the plates of happy consumers around the world. Cape Breton's fishing communities are very happy with the trade agreements our government is working hard on to

February 13th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

World Cancer Day  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate World Cancer Day. All of us have a friend or family member who has been affected by cancer, especially in my home riding in Cape Breton. Today, I would like to honour a very special constituent of mine, Erin Richard, who is fighting brea

February 5th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

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