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Housing  Mr. Speaker, in my riding of Kelowna—Lake Country and across Canada, homelessness presents a real and constant challenge. Our government has made fighting poverty and homelessness a priority, as we have seen in the first-ever poverty reduction strategy, the first-ever national ho

October 17th, 2018House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities  Mr. Speaker, I do consent. It is a valued addition to the existing motion and I accept it.

October 15th, 2018House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the amendment and would absolutely consider it. I think it sounds good. I would need to look at it a little more closely. However, I would be in favour of moving in that direction.

October 15th, 2018House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities  Mr. Speaker, I am amenable to considering the amendment put forward by my colleague. It makes the motion a little broader than flight training schools, opening it up to aviation in general in Canada. As my other colleague knows, committees are masters of their own domain, so if t

October 15th, 2018House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities  Mr. Speaker, as I mentioned at the beginning of my speech, the aviation industry in Canada has a massive economic impact. With $29.8 billion in revenues, it is the third largest aerospace sector in the world, supporting 211,000 direct and indirect jobs. Canada, as we all know, is

October 15th, 2018House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities  moved: That the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities be instructed to undertake a study of flight training schools in Canada and be mandated to: (i) identify the challenges that flight schools are facing in providing trained pilots to industry, (ii) d

October 15th, 2018House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 11th report of the Standing Committee on National Defence, entitled “Interim Report on Russia's Interference in Moldova”.

June 20th, 2018House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 10th report of the Standing Committee on National Defence, entitled “Canada and NATO: An Alliance Forged in Strength and Reliability”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the gove

June 18th, 2018House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the ninth report of the Standing Committee on Defence in relation to the main estimates 2018-19.

May 30th, 2018House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Trades Training at Okanagan College  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to convey thanks from Okanagan College for the more than $3 million in federal support to build the most advanced training facilities for the trades in B.C.'s southern interior. Last week I had the opportunity to attend the opening of the Trades Traini

May 24th, 2018House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, last week, the Government of Canada received a request from the province of British Columbia to support its efforts in responding to seasonal flooding. As a result, members of the Canadian Forces were dispatched to a number of places throughout the province to includ

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Airports  Mr. Speaker, I wish to welcome to Ottawa the Canadian Airports Council. CAC is the voice for more than 100 airports across Canada and they work to ensure that Canada is a leader in safe, high-quality, and economically prosperous air transport. Serving as gateways to the world, ou

April 16th, 2018House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

House debate  Mr. Speaker, on a point of order, if you were to review it, I think you would find that the member for Durham was not in his seat when you started to read the motion. A member of that stature, who has been in the House a long time, should know better. I would ask you to—

March 23rd, 2018House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Business Excellence Awards  Mr. Speaker, last week, in my riding of Kelowna—Lake Country, I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Lake Country Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize all the companies and individuals who were nominated for an awa

March 2nd, 2018House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, Canada's new defence policy emphasizes NATO's importance to Canada and recognizes that joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance is essential to NATO. In response to today's security environment, NATO has significantly increased the use of its AWACS fleet,

February 27th, 2018House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal