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Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 14th report of the Standing Committee on International Trade, entitled “Canada and the Mercosur Countries: A Potential Agreement to Advance Trade Relations”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109 the committee

December 12th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I have petitions signed by hundreds of Cape Bretoners who are very passionate about animals and how animals are treated. They ask the House to support Bill S-214 and ban the sale and/or manufacturing of animal-tested cosmetics and ingredients in Canada.

December 11th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Gavinna MacKenzie  Madam Speaker, I rise today to pay my respects on the recent passing of Big Bras d'Or resident Gavinna MacKenzie. Gavinna was born in Black Rock, Victoria County, in 1922. While raising seven children, she worked as the central telephone operator in Boularderie. Gavinna was a f

December 10th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Nova Scotia, the parliamentary secretary, who talked about the record of our government and the work it has done socially and economically, and the work he is doing for the people in his riding, as well as future Canadians, on the environmen

December 4th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 13th report of the Standing Committee on International Trade in relation to Bill C-85, an act to amend the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act and to make related amendments to other acts

December 3rd, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Sydney—Victoria  Mr. Speaker, with the Christmas holiday season and the time for giving quickly approaching, I would like to encourage everyone to give to their local food bank. Whether it be food, personal items or money, or by donating one's time to hand out some meals, every donation makes a d

November 26th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Remembrance Day  Mr. Speaker, this Remembrance Day will mark 100 years since the end of World War One. I rise today to celebrate a town in my riding that has a unique place in the history of the end of the First World War. North Sydney became the first community in North America to celebrate th

November 8th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

The Netherlands  Mr. Speaker, today is a special day for us, as we witnessed the first official address to our Canadian Parliament by a Dutch Prime Minister, the hon. Mark Rutte. As a Canadian of Dutch heritage, I want to highlight the importance of Canada's friendship with the Netherlands. In

October 25th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Joe King Memorial Giant Pumpkin Festival  Mr. Speaker, Millville, Cape Breton is a great place to raise a family and to grow crops. Through my life, my wife Pam and I had the great honour to farm in Millville with the late Joe King, his wife Catherine and their son Joey. This Thanksgiving weekend will be the annual Joe K

October 5th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 12th report of the Standing Committee on International Trade in relation to Bill C-79, the comprehensive and progressive agreement for trans-Pacific partnership implementation act. The committee has studie

September 26th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

Dystonia Awareness Month  Mr. Speaker, September is Dystonia Awareness Month. It is estimated that 50,000 Canadians have this disease, which is the third-most common movement disorder following tremors and Parkinson's disease. Those with dystonia suffer from painful involuntary muscle contractions of any

September 25th, 2018House debate

Mark EykingLiberal

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