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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

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I am not surprised at the NDP. I am not trying to credit the Conservatives for everything. They did do a good job on this agreement, and we finished it up. The NDP is against trade, and I am not surprised. Your family is from Cape Breton. Your family are fishers—

February 6th, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, the member should think of his relatives in Cape Breton who fish and how beneficial this will be beneficial to them. Every once in a while, he should go back to Cape Breton and get a taste of reality, and find out what real business is all about.

February 6th, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, let me talk about the berries first. I think my friend is on to something. We could take those berries from Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia and make a blend with them and call it “Canada's finest”. How does that sound? That would be a good idea. People could mix it wi

February 6th, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I am honoured to rise in the House today to speak in support of Bill C-30 and the comprehensive economic trade agreement between Canada and the European Union, or CETA. I would first like to congratulate our new Minister of International Trade, the member for Sain

February 6th, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fifth report of the Standing Committee on International Trade in relation to Bill C-31, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Ukraine (without amendment).

February 1st, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Cape Breton  Mr. Speaker, today I rise to recognize some very good news for Cape Breton. Last week, I was proud to announce, on behalf of our government, the federal contribution to the creation of a $20-million second berth in Sydney Harbour for the cruise ship industry. This is following

January 31st, 2017House debate

Mark EykingLiberal