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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

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, the member and I are on the same page completely. I could not agree more that pay equity is very important. It is important to our government, and we are going to take measures to move in that direction. However, it is an evolution, not a revolution. There are measur

November 6th, 2017House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, investing in infrastructure is a no-brainer. We need to improve our economy in every area. We want to increase the amount of trade that exists within our world. We do not want to rely on one single market. An avenue to get to that trade is to invest in them and they

November 6th, 2017House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise to speak today again about our budget. I have been talking with constituents in my riding of Hastings—Lennox and Addington about a few of the highlights from our fall fiscal update and it has been going over really well. I hear all the time

November 6th, 2017House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Jordan's Principle  Mr. Speaker, no relationship is as important as Canada's relationship with indigenous peoples. Our government is fully implementing Jordan's principle, using the definition and scope suggested by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. We have approved approximately 20,000 new serv

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Madam Speaker, the member mentioned the debt levels, and that we should not be investing so much in infrastructure. I guess I would congratulate her in that she really does not feel that we should be investing in any infrastructure in her community.

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  No, she did not say in Asia. She actually talked about debt levels and related them to infrastructure in general. Also, regarding connectivity, she and I have had numerous conversations about the need for broadband infrastructure. Therefore, I am very happy to hear her say that

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Enright Cattle Company  Mr. Speaker, I have found the answer to the age-old question, “Where's the beef?” Why, it is in Tweed, Ontario, of course, at the Enright Cattle Company, and it is making its way to our nation's capital. Kara and Darold Enright will be pitching their business to Startup Canada

October 18th, 2017House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Oceans Act  Madam Speaker, on one hand, the member criticized the government for not going fast enough to achieve our targets. On the other hand, the member talked about the lack of consultation that happened in making draconian decisions as he reflected toward the previous government and th

October 16th, 2017House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Oceans Act  Madam Speaker, I sat on the environment committee, where we did a report on protected spaces. Part of the Aichi targets is to achieve 10% protected waters. Moving forward, if we do not attach timelines to protecting these coastal waters, which, as the member has already stated, a

October 16th, 2017House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Contribution of Farmers and Ranchers  Mr. Speaker, let me start by saying how much I enjoyed working with the member for Bow River on the environment committee. Today's motion was derived from a trip that we took out west where we visited an 11,000 acre ranch in Alberta that had 900 head of cattle. It was the epitome

October 16th, 2017House debate

Mike BossioLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, we know that a strong and competitive agricultural sector is vital to Canada's prosperity, creating good jobs, growing the middle class, and bringing high-quality products to the tables of Canadian consumers. Canada's beef sector is an important driver of economic

October 4th, 2017House debate

Mike BossioLiberal