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Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Madam Speaker, I heard the Conservatives mention a number of things in the last couple of hours regarding the north. They talked about oil and gas infrastructure in the Beaufort Sea. I should point out that there is no oil and gas infrastructure in Beaufort Sea. I heard them ta

December 3rd, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Madam Speaker, I want to remind the member that the issue before the House today is the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, which are very important to my riding. The member chose to speak mostly about Bill C-69. I also want to point

December 3rd, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Madam Speaker, we recently heard of the oil spill on the east coast and that the weather prohibited the clean-up. I am not sure how they will clean up that spill. Could the member tell me what he would imagine would be a clean-up process for an oil spill in the Northwest Territ

December 3rd, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Madam Speaker, I want to quickly remind people what the former grand chief of the Tlicho government said at the hearing. He stated: It took 13 years of negotiations, negotiations with Canada and the GNWT, to arrive at the compromise that could have true co-management in the Wek

December 3rd, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Madam Speaker, I appreciate the last part of the member's comments where he said we should let northerners decide about the north. I think that is certainly in order. I think that is what he should do also. He should support this bill and let the will of northerners decide. Peo

December 3rd, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Mr. Speaker, as I travel in my riding in the Northwest Territories, I talk to many people, including the the Chamber of Mines, and I meet with the chamber of commerce. I have talked with a lot of the organizations and industries in the Northwest Territories that want to expand. T

December 3rd, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to point out first of all that the Beaufort Sea was not included in the devolution agreement. It was a real frustration to the Government of the Northwest Territories of the day that this one key component that would generate revenues was not included. The Nor

December 3rd, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell. I am very proud to join my colleagues to speak in full support of Bill C-88 today. The Prime Minister stated that no relationship is more important to our government and Canada than the one

December 3rd, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to correct the member on his comment regarding the sets of negotiations going on in the Northwest Territories. We currently have 10 sets of negotiations going on. Some of them are fairly small. They are community self-governing negotiations. However, at

December 3rd, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Mr. Speaker, in the member's statement, she talked about the self-economy for the north. I find it interesting, because the Beaufort Sea was not included in the devolution agreement, neither was the Norman Wells oil field. These are two economic drivers that could certainly cont

December 3rd, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Mr. Speaker, I remember when the decision was made many years ago. The leaders from the Northwest Territories were outraged. The Tlicho chiefs were very upset. The grand chief of the day, Eddie Erasmus, said, “We are Canada’s treaty partner. We thought the days of the government

December 3rd, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, far too many northern Canadians are energy insecure. Most communities in the Northwest Territories rely on diesel as their primary energy source, and several use diesel as a backup source for other aging energy infrastructure. Energy generation is both a significan

November 20th, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Northwest Territories Municipal Elections  Mr. Speaker, many places across Canada held their municipal elections for mayor and council in the past couple of weeks, just as we did in my riding of Northwest Territories. I want to express my gratitude for all those who put their names forward to represent their neighbours an

October 30th, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

Orange Shirt Day  Mr. Speaker, this Sunday, September 30, we mark the annual commemoration of Orange Shirt Day. It started in 2013 when participants wore orange to commemorate survivors and raise awareness of the tragic legacy of Indian residential schools. This day was inspired by the story of a

September 26th, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal

National Defence Act  Mr. Speaker, the bill proposes the introduction of a victim liaison officer. Could the parliamentary secretary tell us what the role of the victim liaison officer would be to ensure that no victim is left behind?

September 21st, 2018House debate

Michael McLeodLiberal