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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

National Seal Products Day Act  moved that the bill be concurred in. (Motion agreed to)

April 5th, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

National Seal Products Day Act  moved that the bill be read the third time and passed. Mr. Speaker, I know that as a former minister of fisheries and oceans, you spent a lot of time on this issue, and I thank you very much. The bill for a seal products day was sent to committee for discussion. I noticed durin

April 5th, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I would be willing to discuss it, but I do not think that was in their amendment. Their amendment was solely concerned with the idea of unanimity, if I recall. That is what we are on right now, which is the amendment. However, when I mentioned earlier about discuss

April 3rd, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate where my colleague is coming from by talking about the beginning of a debate, but we already began this debate. It started in October. All through that period we talked about it at committee. Now we are moving a motion to begin this discussion. A take-

April 3rd, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, the member has to back up a minute. What was the very first thing that I said? It was that he too uses the McGrath report. I agree with all the things he has said, all the wonderful things that are in this are real gems, about no votes and that sort of thing. That is

April 3rd, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

Committees of the House  Yes, Mr. Speaker, they did put a timeline on it.

April 3rd, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, the very last sentence of that motion talks about June. The member knows it. I know it. The last sentence in that motion requires a timeline. If he is going to argue it, he has to read it first.

April 3rd, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, this is one of those times when I hear an intervention and I just want to say that is a good point and then sit down. However, I will not. I will elaborate by saying this. There were several times in this House, and I point to the opposition because I mentioned two e

April 3rd, 2017House debate

Scott SimmsLiberal