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Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, a primary focus of our government has been achieving the balance between the environment and the economy going together. I wonder if the member could expand on how Bill C-69 would help us accomplish that balance.

March 2nd, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

International Women's Day  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate International Women's Day and to pay tribute to the incredible women in my riding who are helping to organize the fourth annual International Women's Day event, which is taking place in Napanee tomorrow. Women across our community will gat

March 2nd, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I find it interesting that the NDP says that the government is not doing enough and the Conservatives say that the government is doing too much. That tells me we have found the right balance in this bill. It is really rich to hear from members on the other side, the

March 2nd, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, the member just spoke about the consultation process our government has gone through. Maybe she could expand on that consultation process and how extensive it was.

March 2nd, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, one of the primary goals of our government and the minister has been to achieve a balance of the environment and the economy going hand-in-hand. Could the minister please explain to the House how Bill C-69 would help to achieve that balance?

February 27th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to commend the minister for the huge effort she, her staff, and the department have put forward in order to bring about this bill. The question I have follows up on the questions coming from the other side of the House. Could the minister please tell

February 27th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague for her constant advocacy for rural issues. We both see eye-to-eye on many rural issues, especially around indigenous concerns. I have to re-emphasize the importance of the new planning phase that will exist for all projects g

February 14th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I am thankful for the hon. member's advocacy on all issues environmental. I look to her as a mentor on many of these issues, and I thank her for taking the time to share her thoughts with me on occasion. Our government consulted with industry, indigenous groups, and

February 14th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity to participate in this important debate on our government's proposed new impact assessment legislation, Bill C-69, an act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection

February 14th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the hon. colleague talked about banging heads together, of pitting one province against the other, the same wasteful bullying tactics, divisive tactics, that were used by the previous Harper government. Could the member maybe tell me how many pipelines to tidewater t

February 12th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, even today, there are first nations children living on reserve in Canada who cannot safely drink, bathe in, or even play in the water that comes out of their taps. This is why we committed to ending long-term drinking water advisories on all public systems on reserve

February 12th, 2018House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 11th report of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development in relation to Bill C-57, an act to amend the Federal Sustainable Development Act. The committee has studied the bill and ha

December 13th, 2017House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, our government is fully implementing Jordan's principle, using the definition and scope suggested by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Earlier this year, the government sought judicial review of two aspects of the ruling relating to the amount of time allowed to pr

November 30th, 2017House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Indian Act  Madam Speaker, the member talked about everything coming from Ottawa, Ottawa knowing best, and the paternalism that exists with that. I have the Mohawks of the Bay of the Quinte in my riding. They have expressed deep concern around this bill in that they want to choose who the me

November 30th, 2017House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Medal of Bravery  Mr Speaker, I rise today to celebrate an act of true heroism that occurred in my riding on July 9 last year. This hero has never sought any publicity, and instead acted to protect a child from mortal danger with an instinct to which we should all aspire. That hero is Calvin Ste

November 27th, 2017House debate

Mike BossioLiberal