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Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act  Mr. Speaker, this legislation has an impact on my riding, which is very much a coastal riding. As the case is presented, there seems to be some logic there. I just want to ask if my colleague could share with the House whether there has been any history or recollection at all o

June 19th, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act  Mr. Speaker, I really appreciate the discussion. I know that both these members have done tremendous work on the issue of abandoned and derelict vessels. It is an issue that strikes near and dear to me, as we had the MV Miner off the coast of Scatarie not that long ago. The burd

June 19th, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Firearms Act  Madam Speaker, as usual, the minister provides great insight behind the rationale for the bill and the execution of the bill. I want to go back to a couple of the comments that have been made on the use of closure, and the NDP members, in particular, saying that they have not ha

June 19th, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Fisheries Act  Madam Speaker, when we speak to municipalities, they do not usually get around to that because they are so excited about the amount of money we have invested in infrastructure, for clean water, water treatment plants, and green infrastructure. It is tough getting them past that l

June 11th, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Fisheries Act  Madam Speaker, on that specific issue, I am sure that the minister is aware of that. I am sure he will pursue that particular issue. Not just the minister, but certainly members from British Columbia and the west, and anybody who has spent any time on the fisheries committee, kn

June 11th, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Fisheries Act  Madam Speaker, the member was in the House when that took place in 2012, as well. I think we can agree that with the last government, for 10 years, there was so little consultation with the Canadian public, with stakeholders and people who relied on the fishery. However, this is

June 11th, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Fisheries Act  Madam Speaker, it is my pleasure to speak to Bill C-68, especially after having come back from committee. I know that my colleagues on committee did an outstanding job. They brought forward some thoughtful amendments, and I believe we have a good piece of legislation. During the

June 11th, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, I will share some conversations I had with some of the first terms members. They were very concerned about the actions of opposition members over the last number of weeks, that they were being obstructionists, and were delaying the whole process in the chamber. I mig

June 11th, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Bill Davis  Mr. Speaker, after a bitter and protracted strike between the United Mine Workers of America and the British Empire Steel and Coal Company, harsh actions by the company brought the situation to a head. On this day in 1925, striking coal miners marched to the company's power fac

June 11th, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for her new-found interest in jobs for young Canadians. She should maybe talk to her seatmate, because when the member for Carleton was minister, he cut $20 million out of the youth employment strategy. Of course his boss, Stephen Har

June 8th, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Asbestos  Mr. Speaker, in fact, the member would know that this government has deemed asbestos to be out of the realm of our trade. We are working with all stakeholders. There was a meeting held recently here in Ottawa that brought all stakeholders together, labour and health leaders, an

June 7th, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Extension of Sitting Hours  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to join in this debate. As much as partisan posturing goes on, every now and then something is said in the chamber that triggers a reaction to some MPs. Certainly the member's comment about how Canadians can see through it is the one that has triggered

May 29th, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Public Service Congratulations  Mr. Speaker, as parliamentarians, we are unanimous in recognizing and respecting the hard work of our committed staff members, regardless of party affiliation. Long hours, tough files, complex issues being dealt with in an intense and public forum is a typical day at the office f

May 23rd, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a), as part of its regular outreach and engagement with stakeholders, Service Canada contacted a range of employers to promote the 2018 Canada summer jobs program. Examples of strategies that were undertaken by Service Canada to contact these employ

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Nepean for reminding us that this week is Mental Health Week. Our government is focused on ensuring federally regulated workers have healthy and safe workplaces. We introduced Bill C-65, a historic piece of legislation, to pu

May 11th, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal