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Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I have had many calls regarding MAID, and many of my constituents are in favour of it. Some are concerned that this could be risky for people who might be vulnerable in their hours of pain. What safeguards would the member say we have in place that guarantee, whether

February 26th, 2020House debate

Pat FinniganLiberal

Charles Hubbard  Madam Speaker, I rise in the House today with a heavy heart to pay my respects to the late Charles Hubbard, who passed away on February 12. He was a friend and colleague to many of us here in this House. Charlie was the member of Parliament for Miramichi from 1993 to 2008 and se

February 24th, 2020House debate

Pat FinniganLiberal

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to ask my colleague if there are any concerns that have already been raised about the security or speed with which people and goods will be able to cross our borders when the provisions of the bill are implemented. Is he aware of any concerns that have

February 6th, 2020House debate

Pat FinniganLiberal

John Forbes  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honour Sergeant John Forbes, a Second World War veteran who passed away last December. John joined the army at age 16 and was sent to England in 1940. He landed in Normandy shortly after D-Day and was wounded by a landmine during the advance from Hol

February 3rd, 2020House debate

Pat FinniganLiberal

Workshop Program for Women  Mr. Speaker, in my hometown of Rogersville, we have a program called “Femmes Fortes”. Two years ago, a comment made by a recently widowed woman really bothered a municipal employee. She had mentioned that since her husband's passing, she felt powerless and useless, and she reali

January 28th, 2020House debate

Pat FinniganLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, over the past month, I have heard from many constituents from my riding of Miramichi—Grand Lake who have loved ones struggling with an addiction to crystal meth. Crystal meth devastates lives and communities, and it is both accessible and very cheap. Often, the stig

December 10th, 2019House debate

Pat FinniganLiberal

Committees of the House  Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 18th report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food concerning the votes in the main estimates 2019-20 that were referred to the committee.

June 7th, 2019House debate

Pat FinniganLiberal

North Shore Regiment  Madam Speaker, yesterday marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history. On that day, the men of the North Shore Regiment landed on the beaches of Normandy, and many of them did not return home to New Brunswick. One such soldier was Major Archie

June 7th, 2019House debate

Pat FinniganLiberal

Criminal Records Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. We chose to suspend rather than expunge criminal records for simple cannabis possession. People will not have trouble getting a job with a record suspension unless they commit other offences. Suspension is the simplest and quic

May 30th, 2019House debate

Pat FinniganLiberal

Criminal Records Act  Mr. Speaker, my colleague and I have certainly worked well on many topics at the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. The law was only passed last October, and there is still a lot of data collection to take place. We also know that what was there prior to that law being

May 30th, 2019House debate

Pat FinniganLiberal

Criminal Records Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House and add my voice to today's report stage debate regarding Bill C-93, the government's cannabis pardon legislation. Let me say at the outset that I will continue to use the term “pardon” in my remarks, rather than “record suspension”

May 30th, 2019House debate

Pat FinniganLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 16th report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food in relation to the mental health challenges that Canadian farmers, ranchers and producers face. I would also like to note that this non-p

May 28th, 2019House debate

Pat FinniganLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 17th report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, entitled “Support for Indigenous Peoples in the Agriculture and Agri-Food Industry.” Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee reque

May 28th, 2019House debate

Pat FinniganLiberal

Oceans Act  Mr. Speaker, nearly two years after it was first introduced, I have the honour to speak to Bill C-55, an act to amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, a bill that has the support of Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Before I get to the collaborative m

May 13th, 2019House debate

Pat FinniganLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, as everyone is aware, flooding has greatly affected many communities from Ontario, Quebec and in my own province of New Brunswick, including my riding of Miramichi—Grand Lake, where last year's crest was the highest on record. We have surpassed that mark. Our govern

May 1st, 2019House debate

Pat FinniganLiberal