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International Day of Families  Mr. Speaker, in 1993, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that on May 15 of every year we observe International Day of Families. Families are the cornerstone of our society, shaping our country, our communities and our homes. As someone who comes from a family of 15, I

May 16th, 2022House debate

Tony Van BynenLiberal

Seniors  Mr. Speaker, our Liberal government restored the age of eligibility for old age security back to 65 from 67. Our government knows that the older seniors get, the more financial difficulties they have. Could the Minister of Seniors please update the House on the work that the gove

May 12th, 2022House debate

Tony Van BynenLiberal

Online Streaming Act  Madam Speaker, I believe the member is wearing a button he was asked to remove.

May 11th, 2022House debate

Tony Van BynenLiberal

Retirement Congratulations  Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to rise in the House today to recognize the career of Peter Sturrup, head of school at Pickering College. Peter began teaching at Pickering College in 1986 and has served as head of school since 1995, a remarkable 27 years of achievement, leadership,

April 28th, 2022House debate

Tony Van BynenLiberal

Buttons for Ukraine  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize three young brothers, Jake, Nathan and Owen, in my riding of Newmarket—Aurora, for their compassion and desire to make a positive difference. I am wearing one of their buttons for Ukraine, which they designed and produced to seek donations.

March 23rd, 2022House debate

Tony Van BynenLiberal

Emergencies Act  Madam Speaker, we are not sure that this is over yet. There have been people who have vacated the precinct that is currently being protected, but there is also dialogue and discussion about coming back, returning. There is also dialogue about regrouping. I think it is important

February 20th, 2022House debate

Tony Van BynenLiberal

Emergencies Act  Madam Speaker, protecting a free press is critically important for any democracy. It is the press that shines a light on the issues. What I am particularly proud of is the independent ability for the media in Canada to present the facts as we go forward. I agree with the member.

February 20th, 2022House debate

Tony Van BynenLiberal

Emergencies Act  Madam Speaker, I appreciate working with the member on the HUMA committee. Both of us have some municipal background, and both of us understand the need to consult at the municipal, regional, provincial and federal levels. I believe those consultations have been undertaken. The

February 20th, 2022House debate

Tony Van BynenLiberal

Emergencies Act  Madam Speaker, we have been actively engaged in ongoing dialogue. I have, for two sittings of this House now, seen the behaviour of both sides of the House. I believe that both sides of the House own the responsibility to speak responsibly, to be open-minded and to be supportive

February 20th, 2022House debate

Tony Van BynenLiberal

Emergencies Act  Madam Speaker, I want to acknowledge that I am speaking on the traditional territories of the Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Anishinabe peoples. I also acknowledge that my constituency is on the treaty lands of the Williams Treaties first nations and recognize the Chippewas of Georgin

February 20th, 2022House debate

Tony Van BynenLiberal

Community Organizations in Newmarket—Aurora  Mr. Speaker, in honour of Black History Month, I am proud to rise today to speak on two principled and influential groups in my community of Newmarket—Aurora. Throughout the last two years, we have seen how COVID-19 has exposed systemic barriers for the Black and racialized com

February 15th, 2022House debate

Tony Van BynenLiberal

Ontario Long Service Medal  Mr. Speaker, last year Chief Ian Laing of the Central York Fire Services received his 45-year provincial service bar, awarded in recognition of, and as public appreciation for, his dedication and hard work. His career in fire services began in Mississauga, where for 34 years he

February 7th, 2022House debate

Tony Van BynenLiberal

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee  Mr. Speaker, on Sunday, February 6, Canada celebrates the platinum jubilee. It marks the 70-year reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. There is no doubt that she has seen many heartbreaking moments and heartfelt joys during her reign as our sovereign. Throughout all these ye

February 4th, 2022House debate

Tony Van BynenLiberal

Newmarket—Aurora  Mr. Speaker, the holiday spirit is in the air. For the past 16 years, Dianne and Brian Harrison of Aurora have encouraged people to send holiday cards to members of the Canadian Armed Forces. This year, their initiative generated over 7,000 cards to be delivered to all Canadian b

December 15th, 2021House debate

Tony Van BynenLiberal

COVID-19 Economic Measures  Mr. Speaker, this government has had the backs of small businesses throughout the pandemic by helping them stay open and keep employees on the payroll. People and businesses in my riding of Newmarket—Aurora are concerned about the health and the economic impacts that the omicron

December 8th, 2021House debate

Tony Van BynenLiberal