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Luzia Ribeiro  Mr. Speaker, I rise today with a heavy heart. Three years ago, on April 24, Luzia Ribeiro passed away at the young age of 84. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by family and those who loved her. Mrs. Ribeiro, like most immigrants, came to Canada for a better life, to ach

April 30th, 2019House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

2019 Firefighter of the Year Award  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the achievement of seven firefighters from Mississauga and their bravery in performing their duty when responding to an explosion that rocked the community in my riding last year. On February 11, 2018, they arrived at the scene of a gas exp

April 11th, 2019House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, over the past weeks, I have heard from constituents concerned about the outbreaks of measles in several regions of our country, including in the greater Toronto area. While Canada made great strides in the fight against measles and eliminated it over two decades ago,

April 10th, 2019House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Professional Tennis  Mr. Speaker, I am happy to rise today to celebrate something historic in the world of professional tennis. As an athlete and former Olympian, it is always amazing to see our country rally behind an athlete. It is one of the reasons that sport is so important in bringing together

March 18th, 2019House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Telecommunications Industry  Mr. Speaker, our government is focused on improving the quality, the coverage, and most importantly, the price of telecommunication services for Canadians no matter where they live. Can the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development speak to the latest step our go

February 26th, 2019House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Standing Committee on Health  Mr. Speaker, thank you for the opportunity to speak to a motion that I believe will touch all Canadians' lives in a positive way. With Motion No. 206, the member for Newmarket—Aurora has been a tremendous champion and advocate for active living through the example of his family,

February 25th, 2019House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Poverty  Mr. Speaker, our government has shown as unprecedented commitment to the fight against poverty. Since 2015, we have helped Canadians through the Canada child benefit and enhanced benefits for seniors. More than 650,000 Canadians have been lifted out of poverty. In the Poverty R

February 19th, 2019House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, look at the facts. The plan is working. These ingredients to fairness are about the Canada child benefit, the GIS increase for seniors, the Canada workers benefit. All of these work together, not in silos, as a comprehensive plan to help our economy and bring forward

February 4th, 2019House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I had the opportunity to be in the House and look at the Conservative Party as we brought forward a budget that had all of these programs and the Conservatives decided to vote against it. They voted against veterans, against the environment, against infrastructure an

February 4th, 2019House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, when we formed government in 2015, we looked at many of our trade agreements and they were stalled. When we looked at our agreement with Europe, it was stalled. It was going nowhere and we started it moving again. We moved it past the finish line. We did it and we co

February 4th, 2019House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, rising in the House today gives me the opportunity to talk about the greatest country in the world, and that is Canada. In my opinion, the greatest value of this country is fairness. It does not matter where one comes from, what race one is, what religion one believe

February 4th, 2019House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Glenforest Secondary School STEM Program  Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure to rise today to congratulate the students of the Glenforest Secondary School STEM program. They organized and hosted the third Xplore STEM conference in Mississauga East—Cooksville this past week, the biggest science, engineering, technology and

November 21st, 2018House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities  Madam Speaker, I will first thank the members who just spoke on Motion No. 190. The member for Kingston and the Islands advocated bringing more women into the workforce, particularly the trades. The member for Oshawa understands the dilemma and is looking for a solution to help b

November 19th, 2018House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Sport  Mr. Speaker, there is nothing quite like the Olympics. There is no denying that it brings the country together, unifying it around the power of sport. I remember the 1996 Olympic Games like they were yesterday. Now, we have seen that Calgary and the Province of Alberta are puttin

November 6th, 2018House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I could feel in the words of the member the passion for our animals and their protection. The bill provides the right balance between protecting our animals, keeping them away from animal cruelty, and marrying that with the work that farmers and others need to do. It

October 29th, 2018House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal