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Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian parliamentary delegation respecting its participation at the mission to the country that will next hold the rotating presidency of the

December 13th, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 12th report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans in relation to Bill C-55, an act to amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act. The committee has studied the bill and has de

December 11th, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

Former Member for Gander-Twillingate  Mr. Speaker, today I stand to honour someone who stood in this great House for nearly 30 years, and then in our Senate for another 15 years. He is the longest continually serving member of this Parliament. I speak of former member of Parliament, former minister, former senator an

December 1st, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian parliamentary delegation respecting its participation at the 38th Interparliamentary Meeting with the European Parliament's delegation

November 29th, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 11th report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans entitled “Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18”.

November 8th, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, petition e-1054, initiated by a gentleman I know, whose name is Dean Penton, from Joe Batts Arm, talks about the fishery. He states that the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call on the government to conduct a public inquiry to examine all aspects of Newfoundland and

November 1st, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

100th Birthday Wishes  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to wish Mr. Lloyd Seaward, of Bishop's Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, a happy birthday. On October 3, Lloyd will be turning 100 years old. In 1939, Mr. Seaward joined the Royal Navy. While on patrol in the English Channel, he was injured and sent to

September 28th, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, recently I travelled to Embree, a small town in my riding. If members do not know where that is, it is next to Little Burnt Bay; they cannot miss it. It has a population of around 700 people. I had the honour of announcing close to $300,000 in federal money for its w

September 22nd, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

Come From Away  Mr. Speaker, it is a great pleasure and, indeed, an honour to congratulate the Canadian musical Come From Away. Last night, Come From Away's Christopher Ashley took home the Tony Award for best direction. On September 11, 2001, the world was horrified to witness the evil destruc

June 12th, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts Hockey Club  Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise today to congratulate the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts Senior A hockey team. Last month the boys took home the Allen Cup, making them the national senior amateur men's hockey champs. This marked only the third time a team from N

May 10th, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

National Seal Products Day Act  Madam Speaker, before I forget, I want to wish my colleague from North Okanagan—Shuswap and his wife a very happy anniversary, as he ended his speech by wishing his wife a happy anniversary. As my colleague from Spadina—Fort York said, it was certainly sealed with a kiss. Nevert

May 5th, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

National Seal Products Day Act  Madam Speaker, my colleague is from an area that knows full well the traditions of harvesting seals out on the deep ocean of Winnipeg North. I am sorry, I do not mean to be sarcastic. The member's ability to be in the House, and to know every issue that is being talked about is l

April 5th, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

National Seal Products Day Act  Madam Speaker, that is a valid point and my colleague from Long Range Mountains certainly shares in that tradition. As far as harp seals are concerned on the northeast coast, I mentioned the Gulf and the Front, there are 8 to 10 million harp seals, although I just received a pict

April 5th, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

National Seal Products Day Act  It makes a for good poster, as my colleague points out, Mr. Speaker.

April 5th, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

National Seal Products Day Act  Yes, that's right, Mr. Speaker. Rex Murphy said the same thing, it makes for a good poster. The seal face in the ocean, on the ice, the harvesting, the red on the white, if everyone knows what I mean, made a good poster, and that is the problem we had, because we never had a fa

April 5th, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal