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Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to part (a), on November 13, 2017, the CCGS Hudson arrived at its home base of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Further work, which has been planned for many months, will be undertaken on the Hudson in preparation for its 2018 programming which is projected to com

December 8th, 2017House debate

Terry BeechLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, as this occurrence is the subject of an ongoing investigation, Fisheries and Oceans Canada cannot respond to this question at this time.

December 8th, 2017House debate

Terry BeechLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, a renewed nation-to-nation relationship with indigenous peoples based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership is a top priority for our government. Our government remains committed to the consultation negotiation process and accommodating and

December 7th, 2017House debate

Terry BeechLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I want to start by saying that I was born in Comox and it was my pleasure at the invitation of the member opposite to visit Courtenay—Alberni, go back to Vancouver Island, and meet with local, municipal, community, and indigenous leaders. Indeed a renewed nation-to

December 7th, 2017House debate

Terry BeechLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, no grants or contributions were made from the Atlantic fisheries fund between November 4, 2015 and September 26, 2017.

November 9th, 2017House debate

Terry BeechLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I consider myself incredibly lucky to have spent the majority of my life living on the Pacific Ocean. Like all Canadians, I know that our oceans are an important part of our history, our economy, and our way of life. My neighbours in Burnaby and North Vancouver are v

November 8th, 2017House debate

Terry BeechLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, as I said previously, after six years the RFCPP is due to sunset in 2019. During its five successful rounds, RFCPP provided funding to a total of 618 projects that restored more than 14 million square metres and more than 6,000 kilometres of habitat. The program's

November 7th, 2017House debate

Terry BeechLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Brandon—Souris for this question. I appreciated it when he raised it on Friday; I appreciated him giving me the weekend to research it. Certainly, if he does not get the answer that he wants tonight on Killarney Lake or any other

November 7th, 2017House debate

Terry BeechLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to stand in the House and share with members what we are doing for recreational fishers from coast to coast to coast. In fact, I met with recreational fishers just this week, and I was able to share with them the fact that we are invest

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Terry BeechLiberal

Canadian Coast Guard  Madam Speaker, I had the opportunity very recently to spend some time at the regional district in Victoria where we talked about the issue of abandoned vessels. We are taking it very seriously. That is why we have a very detailed plan. That is why we invested $1.5 billion in the

October 30th, 2017House debate

Terry BeechLiberal

Canadian Coast Guard  Madam Speaker, I thank the member for Nanaimo—Ladysmith, a riding I used to represent myself as a municipal councillor some 18 years ago. I know, as someone who used to live there, that everyone on the coast, especially on the west coast, is very passionate about our coastal comm

October 30th, 2017House debate

Terry BeechLiberal

Oceans Act  Madam Speaker, I have listened to the tremendous amount of debate in the House and have tried in my speech this morning and in some of the back and forth to address the concerns of the other side. It is confusing to me. I do not understand why the opposition cannot get on board w

October 16th, 2017House debate

Terry BeechLiberal

Oceans Act  Madam Speaker, I will agree with one aspect of what the member opposite said and disagree with another. At the start of his question, he said that we do not understand the individual principles we are applying to MPAs. Of course, we do, but when it comes to specific answers on v

October 16th, 2017House debate

Terry BeechLiberal

Oceans Act  Mr. Speaker, within the context of Bill C-55, what we have come to realize from the development of previous marine protected areas, MPAs, is that they can take anywhere from seven to 10 years to establish. The ocean is changing rapidly and there are times when we need to take act

October 16th, 2017House debate

Terry BeechLiberal

Oceans Act  Madam Speaker, I would have to do a deeper analysis of exactly what those standards are versus what we are doing in order to give any sort of realistic line-by-line response to that very specific question. I am would be happy to do so. If the member opposite would like to reach o

October 16th, 2017House debate

Terry BeechLiberal