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Oceans Protection Plan  Mr. Speaker, I rise today on the second anniversary of our government's historic $1.5-billion oceans protection plan. Since 2016, the plan has made clear and measurable progress to keep our oceans clean, safe and healthy. We have taken bold action to protect our whales. We have

November 7th, 2018House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Whales  Madam Speaker, there are only 74 southern resident killer whales remaining in the wild. These highly social animals are facing an imminent threat to their survival and recovery. We need to act now to protect them. Since taking office, we have taken action to protect critical fo

November 2nd, 2018House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Charlottetown  Mr. Speaker, imagine working on a cruise ship travelling to ports of call all over the world. Now picture pulling into port in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. This, of all places, was the city that inspired our Quebec-born singer/songwriter to write a song that has hit numbe

September 28th, 2018House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, in response to (b), the National Gallery of Canada operates as an autonomous crown corporation, and is responsible for its day-to-day operations. The Museums Act provides the gallery with the legal authority to manage its collections and make decisions on acquisition

June 18th, 2018House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, the “Canada 150 Rink” Twitter account is exclusively owned and entirely managed by the Ottawa International Hockey Festival. The Department of Canadian Heritage had no involvement in the creation or maintenance of the account.

June 14th, 2018House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Chief Electoral Officer  Mr. Speaker, the second petition is signed by 25 Prince Edward Islanders, who point out the record of General Jeffery Amherst in the 1700s, whose ultimate goal was to exterminate all indigenous peoples. The petitioners feel that the consultations that were taken in connection wit

June 8th, 2018House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Chief Electoral Officer  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions. The first is signed by folks in Prince Edward Island on the occasion of the G7 summit coming up here in Quebec. The petitioners are calling on the Government of Canada to invest in women in the poorest countries and they are ca

June 8th, 2018House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from the Bay of Quinte for his engagement on this issue. We have said many times that there is no relationship more important to our government than our relationship with indigenous peoples. We know that indigenous languages are in

June 8th, 2018House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, it is nice to be debating my friend from St. Albert—Edmonton on issues touching the justice file once more. I would say to my friend that he needs to look at the bill as a whole. I just gave a speech that focused very much on the elimination and reduction of the n

June 5th, 2018House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I personally had a hand in the consultations that led to this bill. The hon. member would know that before becoming Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, I was parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Justice and personally attended round

June 5th, 2018House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I wish to advise you that I will be sharing my time with the outstanding member for Niagara Centre. I am very pleased to speak to Bill C-75. This legislation seeks, among other things, the streamline the criminal justice system and reduce case completion time. To

June 5th, 2018House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, first, we would like to thank the chair of the CRTC, Ian Scott, and his team for their report, as well as all of the businesses and stakeholders who contributed to it. Our objective is to modernize our laws to protect and promote our 21st century culture. We will so

June 4th, 2018House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, first we would like to thank CRTC chair Ian Scott and his team for the report, and thank the many companies and creative industry players who contributed to it. Ultimately, our objective will be to modernize our laws for the 21st century in order to protect and prom

June 4th, 2018House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a) and (b), the final costs will be available upon receipt of financial reports from the Ottawa International Hockey Festival, the OIHF. With regard to (c) and (d), due to the excessive cold, no games organized by the OIHF were held. (e) With regard

June 1st, 2018House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Madam Speaker,in response to (a) and (b), the final costs of the skating rink on Parliament Hill, including the teardown, repairing, or replacing of the lawn, will be available upon receipt of financial reports from the Ottawa International Hockey Festival, OIHF.

June 1st, 2018House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal