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Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the five proposed anchorages east of Gabriola Island, British Columbia: (a) how many meetings has the Minister of Transport held with Snuneymuxw First Nation, broken down by (i) date, (ii) location, (iii) attendees, (iv) recommendations that were made to the Minist

June 20th, 2018House debate

Sheila MalcolmsonNDP

Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act  Mr. Speaker, we have been hearing some resistance from the Liberal side to the idea of our amendment, which we are debating right now, which would close the loophole that prevents government-owned vessels from having the same penalties and fines applied to them that private vesse

June 19th, 2018House debate

Sheila MalcolmsonNDP

Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act  Mr. Speaker, my Atlantic colleague across the way has been a real partner coast to coast in pushing for abandoned vessel solutions. We are debating the report stage amendment, which would close the loophole that, right now, means that government-owned vessels are not subject to

June 19th, 2018House debate

Sheila MalcolmsonNDP

Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my Conservative colleague, who chaired our discussion at the transport committee and chaired it well. We had a good debate, and fantastic witnesses, whom we were pleased to have learned from. If my colleague is characterizing my legislation, Bill C-352, as t

June 19th, 2018House debate

Sheila MalcolmsonNDP

Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act  Mr. Speaker, that is a fascinating answer from the representative of the transport minister. The amendment that New Democrats are proposing would have the effect of making Bill C-64 apply to government-owned assets. Right now the Liberals have written themselves an exemption and

June 19th, 2018House debate

Sheila MalcolmsonNDP

Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act  Mr. Speaker, I have to respectfully disagree with my Liberal colleague, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport. The consultation we had at committee was that we wanted this law to apply to government vessels as well. The member for South Shore—St. Margarets as

June 19th, 2018House debate

Sheila MalcolmsonNDP

Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague, who has been fighting to have the Kathryn Spirit removed from a drinking water lake in her riding since the previous Parliament. It is now six years, at least. Seven years, my goodness. We are tenacious. New Democrats are tenacious on this sub

June 19th, 2018House debate

Sheila MalcolmsonNDP

Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act  Madam Speaker, the basic structure of my predecessor Jean Crowder's legislation asked that the Coast guard be named the receiver of wrecks. That was supported by the Liberals when they were the third party in the previous Parliament. They voted down that amendment that I moved,

June 19th, 2018House debate

Sheila MalcolmsonNDP

Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act  moved: That Bill C-64 be amended by deleting Clause 5. Mr. Speaker, I am standing once again in the House to talk about the imperative for federal action to deal with abandoned vessels. Because of fishermen being forced out of the commercial fishing fleets, because fibreglas

June 19th, 2018House debate

Sheila MalcolmsonNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, there is unprecedented awareness these days about the problems of marine plastics all around the globe. There are terrible images of whales choked on plastics and sea turtles entangled. As a result, we are seeing great citizen action in terms of collecting petition s

June 19th, 2018House debate

Sheila MalcolmsonNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today. Petitioners from B.C.'s coast call on the government to take urgent action on the abandoned vessel problem. This could prevent oil spills and marine pollution, and could save marine jobs and tourism from the blight of abandoned

June 18th, 2018House debate

Sheila MalcolmsonNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am presenting a petition from coastal people who urge the cancellation of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Petitioners from Ucluelet, Qualicum, Parksville, Nanaimo, and Vancouver ask the government to cancel the purchase of the old Kinder Morgan pipeline, ins

June 18th, 2018House debate

Sheila MalcolmsonNDP

Marine Transportation  Mr. Speaker, the transport minister has the mandate to improve marine safety, but BC Ferry & Marine Workers' Union says a new ruling of Transport Canada has left engine rooms unattended. This risks passenger safety on the new Salish class ferries. With engineers five decks ab

June 18th, 2018House debate

Sheila MalcolmsonNDP

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act  Madam Speaker, after a nice quiet weekend in my riding, I want to take this opportunity to thank all the pages and all of the parliamentary precinct security folks who looked after us during our all-night voting on Thursday night. I also want to say a special thanks to my ridin

June 18th, 2018House debate

Sheila MalcolmsonNDP

Main Estimates, 2018-19  Mr. Speaker, it is late in the season, and we are all tired, but for goodness' sake, how many more times are we going to hear a speech like that about feminism and lifting women up? It is embarrassing. The goodwill of the government, the words of the government, and the words of

June 14th, 2018House debate

Sheila MalcolmsonNDP