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Canadian Jewish Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to rise and speak to Bill S-232, recognizing the month of May each year as Canadian Jewish heritage month. I will be very brief in my remarks as I know that many of my colleagues wish to speak on this bill, and my role here today is to simpl

June 20th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (i), the funds were awarded to the Society for the Celebrations of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary. With regard to (ii), the amount delivered in 2016-17 is $3,620,895. The total funding for the project is $10,000,000, to be delivered over two fiscal year

June 16th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a), monument construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2018. Major monument elements are scheduled to be completed in late 2018. With regard to (b), with the winning concept proposed by Team Raff, as announced on May 18, 2017, the memorial

June 16th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, our two official languages are at the heart of Canada's history and identity. They are a priority for us. We promised Canadians a new, open, rigorous, and merit-based process, and that is what we gave them. The role of Commissioner of Official Languages is very impo

June 16th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, we have said it many times before. Creative industries are going through a period of disruption brought on by the digital shift. The minister has met with all major digital platforms as part of the Canadian content in the digital age review. Ms. Church's expertise

June 16th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  Mr. Speaker, as I said, our government firmly believes in the importance of arts and culture. That is why we invested more than $1.9 billion in this area, the largest investment in the past 30 years. We did so because we know that arts and culture are key drivers in our economy.

June 13th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  Mr. Speaker, our government firmly believes in the importance of arts and culture. That is why we invested more than $1.9 billion in this area, the largest investment in the past 30 years. We did so because we know that arts and culture are key drivers in our economy. We are curr

June 13th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, as we have said many times, creative industries are facing challenges in the digital era. The minister has met with all the major platforms about our reforms on Canadian content in the digital era. Ms. Church's expertise and in-depth knowledge of the digital landsca

June 13th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, we have said many times that creative industries are going through a period of disruption brought on by the digital shift. The minister has met with all major digital platforms as part of her review of Canadian content in the digital age. Ms. Church's experience, ex

June 13th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition today signed by Canadians in the Maritimes and on the west coast that touches on the condition of barrenness. Barrenness is the inability of women and men to conceive children or successfully produce them. It affects approximately 1

June 13th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  Mr. Speaker, our government firmly believes in the importance of arts and culture. That is why we invested more than $1.9 billion in this area, the largest investment in the past 30 years. We did so because we know that arts and culture are key drivers in our economy. We are curr

June 12th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  Mr. Speaker, as I said, our government has invested over $1.9 billion in arts and culture, the largest investment a federal government has made in this area in 30 years. What is more, we are the only country in the G7 to have invested so much. We are very aware of the fact that

June 12th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, our government promised Canadians a rigorous, open, and merit-based process for public appointments, and we are keeping that commitment. At no point in this process were Madame Meilleur's qualifications questioned. She has been a fierce advocate of the official langu

June 8th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, we promised Canadians a new, open, rigorous, and merit-based process, and that is what we gave them. Madam Meilleur proved that she was qualified for the job at every step of the process. She dedicated a major part of her career to defending the interests of officia

June 8th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, our two official languages are at the heart of who we are as Canadians and they are a priority for our government. The experience, the expertise, and the integrity of Ms. Meilleur has been recognized by many both in the House and in the official languages community a

June 6th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal