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Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to start by thanking the hon. member for his speech. We believe it is possible to grow the economy and protect the environment at the same time. The NDP seems to be allergic to economic development. If the hon. member could design his own process, is there a

June 12th, 2018House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague across the aisle spent the first few minutes of his remarks talking about the process by which this legislation was developed. I will remind him that there were about 14 months' worth of consultation with industry, the public, and indigenous peoples

June 12th, 2018House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Infant Loss  Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by thanking the hon. member for Banff—Airdrie for putting forward this motion and making this conversation possible. I would also like to thank him for being open to a few technical amendments that I trust do not change the spirit of the bill.

June 8th, 2018House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Pride Month  Mr. Speaker, Happy Pride to Central Nova. I rise to declare myself an ally, and to extend support and kindness to the entire Pride community. The rainbow will be easy to spot around my riding this month. In particular, I want to congratulate the town of Westville on its first-e

June 8th, 2018House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I assume I am down to seven minutes now, but it is appropriate because I have a speech about rendering the justice system more efficient, which is really a key part of the bill. As I mentioned during some of the back and forth earlier, I had the absolute privilege

June 7th, 2018House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. Coming back to your earlier comments, I believe, at the very least, there should be some tangential relevance to the question. The hon. member has stood up repeatedly now, going on about and seeking to wax eloquent about some topic complet

June 7th, 2018House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I would like to revisit the topic of judicial appointments, specifically in Alberta. I had the absolute privilege of practising law for a number of years in Alberta before I arrived in this place, and I remember that while I was there, I led a session as an instruct

June 7th, 2018House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate my friend and colleague for an excellent speech that laid out some of the positive features of Bill C-75. In response to the last question he was asked, the member raised the issue of the administration of justice offences. Having spent

June 7th, 2018House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, it is always a pleasure when the hon. member for Saanich—Gulf Islands has the opportunity to partake in debate, particularly when it is one as important as this. Over the course of the debate and in the consultations ahead of time, much attention has been given to t

June 7th, 2018House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, while I have tremendous respect for my colleague opposite, I was deeply troubled by some of the commentary that ran throughout his speech, particularly the commentary about social justice and civil liberties being no more than simply virtue signalling. Human rights,

June 7th, 2018House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Victoria Day  Mr. Speaker, this weekend we celebrated what many Canadians colloquially know as May Long, May Two-Four, or the unofficial beginning of summer. However, in Canada and across the Commonwealth this Monday officially marked Victoria Day. Even before Confederation, the nation we no

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the hon. member's outstanding work in putting women forward who come from different backgrounds. The recognition of the intersectional nature of harassment and violence cannot be overstated here. When we fail to edu

May 7th, 2018House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I have had the pleasure of working with the hon. member across the aisle while she served capably as the chair of the status of women committee. This is an important issue. The person investigating a complaint cannot have some kind of partisan interest, recognizing

May 7th, 2018House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I hope to meet those very high expectations you have set with your remarks. I am thankful for the opportunity to speak to Bill C-65. This legislation would address harassment and violence, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, in federally regulated work

May 7th, 2018House debate

Sean FraserLiberal

Youth  Mr. Speaker, earlier this year, the Prime Minister, in his role as Minister of Youth, launched a national dialogue on developing Canada's very first youth policy. Can the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister for Youth update the House on the progress of the youth polic

May 4th, 2018House debate

Sean FraserLiberal