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The Environment  Mr. Speaker, constituents in my riding are deeply concerned about how we are going to address climate change and how we can retool our economy for the future. Leading environmental NGOs such as My Sea to Sky and businesses such as Carbon Engineering and Nexii know that this is no

November 19th, 2020House debate

Patrick WeilerLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, as the only francophone university west of Manitoba, Campus Saint-Jean is a source of pride for Franco-Albertans and all Canadians who believe in supporting Canada's official language minority communities. I know that because I was proud to attend the Pauline Johnson

October 29th, 2020House debate

Patrick WeilerLiberal

Small Business Week  Madam Speaker, during this year's Small Business Week, we recognize the resilience small business has shown through this pandemic. Small businesses are the heart of our communities and the backbone of the Canadian economy. This year, they have stepped up more than ever. Bruin

October 22nd, 2020House debate

Patrick WeilerLiberal

Community Support  Mr. Speaker, when the pandemic first reached our shores, the West Vancouver Seniors' Activity Centre, with the help of dedicated volunteers, made over 6,600 calls to check in on the most vulnerable in the community. This COVID-prompted outreach revealed that in this community, li

September 30th, 2020House debate

Patrick WeilerLiberal

2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games  Madam Speaker, this month we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Canadians welcomed the world to Vancouver with glowing hearts to showcase and celebrate Canadian athleticism, talent and culture. West Vancouver and Whistler hosted

February 28th, 2020House debate

Patrick WeilerLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, we can discuss some of the great ideas that all parties have and look forward to working together to put them into practice.

February 20th, 2020House debate

Patrick WeilerLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, it is absolutely critical that we bring the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples into Canadian law. We have committed to do it this year. We supported that in the last Parliament, but it died in the Senate. When we look at environmental assessments

February 20th, 2020House debate

Patrick WeilerLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, when we talk about self-determination of indigenous peoples, we need to keep in mind both the hereditary process and the colonial band councils that were put in place. We need to also be careful about who speaks for indigenous nations. There are processes that nee

February 20th, 2020House debate

Patrick WeilerLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, we need to be a little careful about the level of direction the federal government has over the police force. This agency is contracted to the province and we do not direct it on what it should or should not do. One of the measures I have been very encouraged to

February 20th, 2020House debate

Patrick WeilerLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Mount Royal. I would like to acknowledge that we are gathered here on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin people. The motion before us today addresses a pressing issue impacting communities across the

February 20th, 2020House debate

Patrick WeilerLiberal

Relations with Indigenous Peoples  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member opposite for raising concerns about the impacts of these continued rail closures. The solution lies in having a meaningful dialogue that will get to the root of the problem. Once we are able to provide a process and move down that process of addre

February 18th, 2020House debate

Patrick WeilerLiberal

Relations with Indigenous Peoples  Mr. Speaker, the Trans Mountain pipeline review process dragged on for many years. The level of indigenous consultation that happened throughout this process is unheard of in this country. The high level of engagement from officials at the most senior levels would be hard to repl

February 18th, 2020House debate

Patrick WeilerLiberal

Relations with Indigenous Peoples  Mr. Speaker, a major focus and really the defining focus for our government is ensuring that we are taking meaningful action to meet our climate commitments. One of the areas the member opposite raised was the contribution of natural gas in this process. One of the major changes

February 18th, 2020House debate

Patrick WeilerLiberal

Relations with Indigenous Peoples  Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with my hon. colleague for Sydney—Victoria. I will start today by acknowledging that we are standing here on the traditional territory of the Algonquin people. It is also a privilege to serve as a member of Parliament for a riding that incl

February 18th, 2020House debate

Patrick WeilerLiberal

Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752  Mr. Speaker, the downing of Ukrainian Airlines flight 752 was a national tragedy that struck very close to home. Pillars of the North Shore community were lost and families are going through a time of unimaginable grief. In the aftermath of this heartbreaking tragedy, fellow Ca

January 30th, 2020House debate

Patrick WeilerLiberal