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Canada Revenue Agency Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak to the private member's bill of the member for Calgary Confederation, Bill C-316. The member is to be commended for his work and advocacy to facilitate organ donation in Canada. I fully support what the member is trying to accompli

November 5th, 2018House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I noticed that in the speech by the member for Winnipeg Centre, he remarked that healing lodges are an effective tool for the rehabilitation of inmates. Could the member speak more about why and how they are effective in doing so?

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, the opioid crisis is a national public health crisis that is devastating individuals, families and communities across this country. At the beginning of September, the governments of Canada and British Columbia signed a bilateral agreement for innovative treatment o

September 26th, 2018House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Community Champions  Mr. Speaker, earlier this month I honoured seven Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam community champions. I started Community Champions to recognize community volunteers who work hard to make Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam the best community in Canada. Community champions are in every community

September 18th, 2018House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, sexually-transmitted and blood-borne infections, including HIV and hepatitis C, are largely preventable but remain a significant public health concern in Canada. From coast to coast to coast, community-based organizations work every day with vulnerable populations at

May 28th, 2018House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Boy on the Beach  Mr. Speaker, in September 2015, the world mourned the death of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old refugee boy found washed up on the shores of Turkey. Alan and his family were driven from their homes, driven to find a safe harbour, driven to discover a life free of war. Alan, his bro

April 30th, 2018House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Child Health Protection Act  Madam Speaker, I am very pleased to have the opportunity to address the House today regarding an important piece of legislation to prohibit the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children. Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage

February 12th, 2018House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Emergency Preparedness  Mr. Speaker, because of climate change, weather-related natural disasters are becoming more severe, more frequent, and more expensive. At the same time as we take action to put a price on carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it is critical that we help communities become m

February 9th, 2018House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Port Coquitlam Rail Yard Fire  Mr. Speaker, in the heart of Port Coquitlam lies the second largest rail yard west of Winnipeg. Late last month, a tanker truck moving ethanol through this yard was involved in a collision with a train resulting in an explosion and a spectacular fire that made the national news c

February 8th, 2018House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act  Mr. Speaker, in May, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act received royal assent. This law is a humanitarian approach to dealing with drug problems, a law that saves lives. Neighbours or friends can now safely call the police if they suspect someone is suffering a drug overdose. A

December 7th, 2017House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, the legislation will keep Canadians safe in many ways. For example, marijuana is currently very widely used among our youth. Canada has one of the highest per capita rates of marijuana use among youth in any developed country. The problem is the marijuana they are

November 9th, 2017House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, I also appreciate serving on the justice and human rights committee with the hon. member for Provencher. In answer to his question as to whether the legislation would serve to protect Canadians and youth, absolutely. It also recognizes the role of parental respons

November 9th, 2017House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak in support of Bill C-45, an act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts. I think all members will agree that protecting the health and safety of Canadians is a

November 9th, 2017House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I was saddened to read today that the leader of the official opposition has adopted Stephen Harper's approach to the opioid crisis. He is proposing that people with addiction issues should be arrested and incarcerated instead of being provided the help they need to s

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Canadian Patient Safety Week  Mr. Speaker, the third leading cause of death, behind cancer and heart disease, is patient safety incidents, with just under 28,000 deaths across Canada. This is equivalent to a patient safety event occurring in Canada every 13 minutes. Medication incidents are one of the leading

November 1st, 2017House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal