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Bay of Quinte  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and thank our front-line and essential services, the residents of the Bay of Quinte who have kept us safe and well during this pandemic. Our community has come together to find accommodations for workers and to donate PPE, food and personal

October 27th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Madam Speaker, as I said before, we understand the pressures and the stress of the 2019 season. We made changes to the advance payments program last year to address cash flows by increasing maximum loan limits to $1 million. We have the authority to give farmers more time to repa

February 28th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Madam Speaker, we understand the pressure and stress that our farmers are facing following a tough 2019 year. We made changes to the advance payments program last year to help address cash flow issues by increasing the maximum loan limit to $1 million. We have the authority to gi

February 28th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, I welcome the opportunity to further address the question of the hon. member for Battlefords—Lloydminster on pollution pricing in the agriculture sector. In many ways, agriculture is leading the way in our transition to a low-carbon economy. Canada's farmers are an

February 26th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, Canada has the opportunity to be a global leader when it comes to feeding a growing world population sustainably. The government will provide the investments needed to maximize and accelerate the efforts of our farmers, our scientists and industry. Our programs will

February 26th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, we know that grain growers faced serious weather and market interruptions challenges last year. A wet harvest coupled with the rail strike meant grain sat in storage and required extra energy to dry. We recognize that the unusually high drying costs late in the 2019

February 26th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, Canada's farmers and farm families are critical to the health and well-being of Canadians and our economy. The green sector is an important driver of the Canadian economy, with over $20 billion in farm gate receipts and exports. Canadian grain growers have shown in

February 26th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Agriculture  Madam Speaker, we know that producers are currently facing serious weather and market challenges. In support of industry's market diversification efforts, the AgriMarketing program is a five-year, $121-million program under the Canadian agriculture partnership that provides fundi

January 28th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Agriculture  Madam Speaker, this is the first time I have risen in the House this session and I would like to thank all the people in the Bay of Quinte for relying on me to represent them here in Ottawa. Our government fully recognizes that the uncertainty of China's trade environment has im

January 28th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 14th report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, entitled “Effects of Mefloquine Use Among Canadian Veterans”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a

June 19th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Veterans Affairs  Mr. Speaker, veterans homelessness is absolutely unacceptable in Canada. This is why, yesterday, I was proud to bring in my private member's motion on ending veterans homelessness to the House for debate. My motion called on the government to prevent and end homelessness by 202

June 12th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Veterans Homelessness  Mr. Speaker, I consent.

June 11th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Veterans Homelessness  Mr. Speaker, our committee did a homeless report, which was tabled in Parliament in May, and we did not get an answer to it. This is my motion, Motion No. 225. It speaks to homelessness. My private member's motion time was allotted today. This is why I have not been able to work

June 11th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Veterans Homelessness  Mr. Speaker, I would like to talk about gender. What the statistics are showing, which are not totally accurate, are that vets tend to be under the age of 30, and 50% of them tend to be women showing up in shelters. In the forces, we might have 10% to 15% women, so this rate is h

June 11th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Veterans Homelessness  Mr. Speaker, the member hit the problem right on. A lot of veterans do not want to present and are living in the woods or under bridges. Therefore, part of this is to try to locate them. Once a year or so, we have agencies with boots on the ground that go out and find veterans. P

June 11th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal