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Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, my colleague's question pertains to my riding of Mississauga East—Cooksville and the many great businesses that do a great deal of trade right around the world. As we have heard, we punch way above our weight when it comes to trade in Canada. We have companies like M

September 18th, 2018House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, as I said, through our consultations from coast to coast to coast, we heard from many sectors. Yes, there are some sectors that had very serious concerns about ISDS. However, there were also other sectors, like financial services, the minerals industry and mining, wh

September 18th, 2018House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, we are so proud of our agriculture and agri-food industries and sectors. Our party is the party of supply management. It is something we have always defended and will always continue to defend. At the international trade committee, through our consultations from co

September 18th, 2018House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, it is great to be back, to be able to speak on Bill C-79 and, in particular, to be able to speak to trade. I believe trade is part of Canada's DNA, from our beginnings with the fur trade to today, where we are a leader globally when it comes to mining, minerals and

September 18th, 2018House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Portugal Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, in June we celebrate Portugal Heritage Month and the great contributions made by Canadians of Portuguese descent. The Luso community in Canada numbers over half a million members, and we thank them for their contributions in shaping communities from coast to coast to

June 4th, 2018House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Visit of Prime Minister of Portugal  Mr. Speaker, I rise today as co-chair of the Canada-Portugal Parliamentary Friendship Group to express a very warm Canadian welcome to the Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa. Thirty-six years ago, under then Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canada welcomed the first

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Madam Speaker, it is rich for that member and her party to talk about consultation when they would drive everything straight through without listening to anybody. I can tell the member that there have been 75 meetings, 25 round tables, a web portal, and over 5,000 submissions, 3

April 30th, 2018House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  I think the member has a little amnesia from the time that the Conservatives were in government. Therefore, I reject their approach, and I will continue with the approach that our government has taken, which is one of consultation with all groups.

April 30th, 2018House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Madam Speaker, the member should look at history and understand that this moratorium has been in place since 1972. There is a reason for that. We believe in science. We believe in an evidence-based approach on this side of the aisle, which is why we have done our homework. The

April 30th, 2018House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Madam Speaker, it comes back again to being fair and balanced. We have heard from the Conservatives on their approach and what they believe. We have now heard from the NDP. We have taken the approach of consulting with Canadians, listening to everyone, looking at the best eviden

April 30th, 2018House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Madam Speaker, I am pleased and proud to take part in today's discussions about implementing an oil tanker moratorium—

April 30th, 2018House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Madam Speaker, again, I am proud and pleased to take part in today's discussions about implementing an oil tanker moratorium on British Columbia's northern coast. Canada has the largest coastline in the world, and we are so proud of it. I had an opportunity here to listen to the

April 30th, 2018House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for putting forward his endorsement of our promise to lower the small business tax. They really are the engine of our economy. We are very proud that we have been able to lower the small business tax this year. We will be lowering it again nex

March 19th, 2018House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the hon. member for Guelph for his passion and his experience when it comes to innovation and when he talks about equality. He knows full well how that can drive our economy. I have heard the member speak eloquently here about equality and fairness an

March 19th, 2018House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I am happy to rise today to speak to Canadians regarding this budget. I will be sharing my time with the member for Louis-Hébert. Since forming government just over two years ago, we have made a commitment to put the needs of Canadians first by increasing equality

March 19th, 2018House debate

Peter FonsecaLiberal