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International Trade  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for Sydney—Victoria for all of his hard work and leadership on the international trade committee. When CETA came into force last September, an incredible opportunity opened up for Atlantic provinces to develop new markets and gr

December 8th, 2017House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, the Senate bill, Bill S-3amends the Indian Act to eliminate sex-based inequities in registration. Private member's billC-262 is an act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Truth and

December 5th, 2017House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Canuck Place  Madam Speaker, Canuck Place is British Columbia's recognized hospice for children. It has been devoted to the lives of children who live with life-limiting conditions and to supporting hundreds of families since 1995, believing that whether life is measured in weeks or months, al

November 24th, 2017House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, this is an issue that every member of the House is seized with today, and we are grateful to Canadians for drawing this to our attention. There is nothing more important than our children and their safety and security. As a result, I would like to address a couple

November 20th, 2017House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, what Canadians do not have confidence in is Bill C-51. This has been an exhaustive consultative process, and we are very grateful to those who have spoken up for how Canadian legislation can balance safety and security with rights and privacy. The fact that this is

November 20th, 2017House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, I am very happy to be reminded of the reason why many of us put our names forward in the last election, and that was to stand up for Canadians. Certainly, Bill C-51 was a big part of that. I did not vote for that. It is a priority for our government. I am very much i

November 20th, 2017House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to have this opportunity to speak in support of sending Bill C-59, legislation that would bring Canada's national security framework into the 21st century, to committee before second reading. The bill is the result of extensive consultation, and it is

November 20th, 2017House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, I am concerned that the member opposite has misconstrued recent Federal Court decisions.The recent decision indicates that the existing provisions of the CSIS Act do not provide CSIS with the authority to collect and retain data that has no direct connection with a s

November 20th, 2017House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Forestry Industry  Mr. Speaker, I understand and empathize with the member opposite's frustration with the mountain pine beetle. It is chewing into a forest sector that employs more than 200,000 Canadians and contributes more than $23 billion a year to our GDP. In fact, our forest industry provid

November 9th, 2017House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Forestry Industry  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Yellowhead for his dedication to this important issue affecting the forest sector in his riding and across the country. As an MP from B.C., I empathize. It is a very serious situation. I would like to reassure him, as our government has last w

November 9th, 2017House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, Canada is a strong supporter of progressive trade and the Asia-Pacific is a priority market for our government. We are actively engaged with the remaining TPP countries and the minister is in Vietnam right now working hard to deliver real change and better results fo

November 7th, 2017House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Diabetes  Mr. Speaker, as chair of the all-party juvenile diabetes caucus, I have the privilege of working closely with JDRF, Diabetes Canada, and their volunteers and constituents. This government recognizes the impact that diabetes has on the lives and health of Canadians. In 2016, our

October 23rd, 2017House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation  Mr. Speaker, for World Mental Health Day, I would like to introduce the House to Kelty Patrick Dennehy, who grew up playing hockey, golf, and snowboarding in Whistler. At 16, Kelty experienced extreme anxiety, but seemed to recover. For grade 12, he went to Notre Dame College l

October 20th, 2017House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, certainly we take our sustainable development goals obligations very seriously, and this provides an opportunity to demonstrate our integrated public policy approach. Last week we were debating Bill C-55, which would update the Oceans Act, after 20 years, and would

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, my understanding of that clause is that it truly reflects the fact that if we are to do the best job we can to protect the environment and the safety of people on the coast, we are going to need a team. The minister, in understanding the situation on the coast, has b

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal