Refine by MP, party, committee, province, or result type.

Results 1-15 of 44
Sort by relevance | Sorted by date: newest first / oldest first

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

Bahá'u'lláh  Mr. Speaker, this weekend, Bahá’is in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá'u'lláh, the prophet founder of the Bahá’i faith. Unity of humanity and world peace are among the main principles of the Bahá’i faith, and these values are of t

October 23rd, 2017House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, the objective or goal here is not necessarily to limit the amount of a substance in a person's system, but to prevent people from driving while they are impaired by any substance. It is absolutely difficult for us to ascribe particular levels of individual impairmen

October 20th, 2017House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, the contemplated roadside testing for THC is not to test for impairment but for THC levels. It is a legislated requirement under this bill that one of the requirements for exercising the right to operate a motor vehicle is to have a blood alcohol level below a certai

October 20th, 2017House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, this legislation does not legalize driving under the influence of any drug. It is already illegal to drive in any impaired state. What this law does is to provide additional tools for police officers to detect such driving circumstances. I think we would all be naiv

October 20th, 2017House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak today in favour of Bill C-46, an act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other acts. We have heard moving testimony about this issue, both here in the House and before the Standi

October 20th, 2017House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, the B.C. Coroners Service announced last week that the province's death toll from suspected overdose now stood at 1,013, more than the entire number recorded during 2016. We know this is an urgent public health crisis. Could the Minister of Health tell us what she i

October 16th, 2017House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Export and Import Permits Act  Mr. Speaker, notwithstanding the member's concern over domestic implications here, we have been firmly assured there would be no such implications to domestic users. Canada has, however, in the past 25 years sold $5.8 billion in weapons to countries with questionable human rights

September 21st, 2017House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Terry Fox  Mr. Speaker, 37 years ago, Terry Fox ended his Marathon of Hope. On September 17, along with runs in communities all across Canada, Port Coquitlam hosted the Terry Fox Hometown Run, where 3,000 participants walked or even danced across the finish line. I am reminded of Terry's w

September 19th, 2017House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Citizenship Act  Mr. Speaker, the very first immigration or refugee case that came to my attention as a brand-new member of Parliament was such a case. A woman had received refugee status because her husband was a refugee, but she herself was not persecuted or in fear for her life in her home cou

June 12th, 2017House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal

Citizenship Act  Mr. Speaker, I certainly agree that this is a beneficial amendment. Particularly in this world where so many children are affected by conflict and may have lost one or more parents or may have been separated from their parents, it is all the more urgent that we be able to accept

June 12th, 2017House debate

Ron McKinnonLiberal