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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, before I address the question, I would like to say, to the extent you heard shouting, I heard some friendly conversation back and forth. To answer the question from the member for Courtenay—Alberni, and I enjoy his passion for this issue, the forestry sector is stra

June 12th, 2017House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thought it ironic that we are painted on the one hand as loving quoting these CEOs but on the other hand of taxing them too much, to the point that they are furious with us. I think the truth lies somewhere in between. The fact is that we are trying to adopt policy

June 12th, 2017House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Business of Supply  --so with respect, I believe we are on the right track, and these policies will make a positive difference to the Canadian economy.

June 12th, 2017House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure, as always, to rise in the House to contribute to the discourse on what may be the most important issue facing my constituents, and that is the Canadian economy. The motion essentially seeks to address four constituent parts. The first is a broad st

June 12th, 2017House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to present a petition on behalf of constituents living in the communities of Sheet Harbour, Tangier, and Mushaboom on the issue of palliative care. Specifically, the undersigned would like to identify hospice palliative care as a defined medical serv

June 12th, 2017House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, this House unanimously passed a motion from my colleague, the member for Fundy Royal, to study Atlantic immigration and the retention of newcomers. For 10 years, the Harper Conservatives ignored and insulted Atlantic Canada, and after yesterday, it looks like the ND

June 8th, 2017House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

House debate  Madam Speaker, as I mentioned, there has been a shift in attitude since we have come into government that recognizes the potential in Atlantic Canada. This has been put into action through the Atlantic growth strategy that was formed after the feedback from 32 Atlantic Liberal M

June 5th, 2017House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

House debate  Madam Speaker, I appreciate the member's question and I congratulate him on his participation in a hard-fought leadership race for the official opposition. I would like to say that perhaps this is my optimism or naïveté as a young member of Parliament from Atlantic Canada, but I

June 5th, 2017House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

House debate  Madam Speaker, on the issue of time allocation, I find this a difficult issue to take seriously at times because of what I have watched go on in this chamber over the course of the last few months. Again, perhaps this is out of a bit of naïveté, but I did not expect to come here

June 5th, 2017House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

House debate  Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to rise to contribute to the debate on Bill C-44, which would implement certain provisions in budget 2017. We have heard members canvass some of the specific investments that we would make through the budget. What I would hope to do over the course o

June 5th, 2017House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I share my colleague's excitement about the opportunity to work with one another after my experience with him on the justice committee. I sit on the transport and infrastructure committee, and I am looking forward to seeing my colleague there. I would like to poi

May 11th, 2017House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Business of Supply  Through you, Madam Speaker, I would like to address the handful of concerns the hon. member opposite has raised. With respect to things like time allocation, I find this to be a difficult pill to swallow after I have been forced to leave committee to vote on at least three, mayb

May 11th, 2017House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I am thankful for the opportunity to address a key portion of the government's plan for economic growth in our country. Investing in infrastructure was a key pillar of the economic platform we ran on in the 2015 election. I am pleased to see, as part of the budget

May 11th, 2017House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Ferry Transportation  Mr. Speaker, from Cap-aux-Meules, Quebec, to Souris, P.E.I., from Digby, Nova Scotia, to Saint John, New Brunswick, from Caribou, Nova Scotia, in my riding, to Wood Islands, P.E.I, federally funded ferry services in eastern Canada are crucial to the economic growth, business deve

May 9th, 2017House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Westray Mine  Mr. Speaker, I was seven years old when the Westray mine exploded 25 years ago. I remember sitting in Mrs. Williams' class at Frank H. MacDonald Elementary School as we learned of the disaster that would break the back of my community. We all spent days watching the tragedy unfol

May 8th, 2017House debate

Sean FraserLiberal