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Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act  moved for leave to introduce a bill entitled Bill C-413, an act to amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (compliance with obligations). Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce an act to amend PIPEDA, our privacy laws for the commercial sector. T

June 20th, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I find this to be an incredibly difficult aspect of the Trans Mountain expansion approval and now purchase. I have two specific questions. First, if the Federal Court determines that there is adequate consultation or if the Federal Court sets a path for additional

June 4th, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

Endangered Whales  Madam Speaker, I am proud to support Motion No. 154, introduced by my colleague, the member for New Brunswick Southwest. Her advocacy on such an important topic is certainly to be commended. On a personal note, my family used to travel out east to Nova Scotia every summer to vis

June 4th, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, Helena Kirk was diagnosed with cancer when she was three. Now 12 years old, and after 841 hours of chemotherapy, she is a cancer survivor who continues to fight. Helena has spearheaded a proposal to improve outcomes for young Canadians with cancer, supported by dozen

May 29th, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the comments from my friend. I certainly agree that we should have gone further in reforming political financing rules and restoring the per-vote subsidy. Another good idea would be to make voting day a statutory holiday, if we are really concerned about

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Madam Speaker, the member mentioned the opioid crisis. This government has expanded safe consumption sites and expanded the use of naloxone. In the most recent budget, it has invested $230 million to immediately inject $150 million in the provinces to expand treatment. It has als

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, my colleague suggested this budget would hurt the most vulnerable Canadians. I would note that over the last two years, the Library of Parliament estimates we have lifted 700,000 people out of poverty, which perhaps corrects the record when my colleague suggests our

April 17th, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

An Act in Relation to Firearms  Mr. Speaker, I see this as a set of modest improvements. The member noted in particular the question of background checks. He said that this sounds like a good idea in principle but he has a lot of questions about it. We are at second reading, and committee is the perfect time to

March 28th, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I certainly would not agree with the latter comment by my colleague, but I will certainly use his first comment in relation to my analysis in one of my householders. To answer my colleague more seriously, I am also concerned about a lack of detail, and I would enc

March 21st, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I have concerns with any pipeline approval that obviously increases substantively the potential for emissions where we do not have an overarching plan to take into account those emissions and meet our climate targets. Cancelling pipelines can be very costly to ou

March 21st, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, not only do I disagree with the member, but carbon pricing, as I have said, is the most effective policy. That is not just me saying that. Virtually every intelligent economist in Canada and around the world says that. Whether it is cap and trade or carbon pricing

March 21st, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

The Budget  As I was saying, Madam Speaker, while Conservative opposition MPs occasionally act as if they do not believe in taxation at all, under both Liberal and Conservative governments there have been major transfers to provinces, including for infrastructure; major transfers to persons,

March 21st, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I rise today to support budget 2018. I will be splitting my time with the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands. Budget 2018 includes important investments in science and investigator-led research, a number of measures to advance gender equality from pay equity to impro

March 21st, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

Opioids  Mr. Speaker, a constituent of mine recently lost her nephew to a fentanyl overdose. It is not the first loss our country or my community has faced because of the opioid crisis. If we do not keep working to change historic and failed drug policies, it will not be the last. In 201

March 1st, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, hundreds of petitioners note that Canada has been a leader in the fight for human rights since the Act Against Slavery in Upper Canada, in 1793, and note also that we are in the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent. They call upon the gov

February 28th, 2018House debate

Nathaniel Erskine-SmithLiberal