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Questions on the Order Paper  With regard to the application by the Canadian Transit Company to expand the Ambassador Bridge, entitled “The Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project”: (a) how long has the application been in the system; (b) why has there been a delay in the issuing of a permit under the Internati

October 6th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  With regard to the investigation into the Clyde River Fish Kill in Clyde River and area on Prince Edward Island (PEI): (a) how many personnel from Environment and Climate Change Canada (EC) have been involved in the investigation; (b) with regard to interviews conducted between E

October 6th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Rural-Urban Riding Exchange  Mr. Speaker, this summer the member for Pickering—Uxbridge and I embarked on a rural-urban riding exchange. As a long-serving member, and as a new member, mentorship and exchanging perspectives played a key part. In Malpeque, we experienced the ingenuity of local entrepreneurs,

September 20th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Customs Act  Madam Speaker, I would not want the member opposite to unknowingly leave wrong information on the record. The member talked about the Ambassador Bridge in his remarks. This weekend he and I drove across that bridge four times while we were at Canada–U.S. meetings. However, he sai

September 18th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Recognition of Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation Act  moved for leave to introduce Bill S-236, an act to recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation. Mr. Speaker, it was seconded by the member for Egmont. As a proud Prince Edward Islander, I am pleased to introduce Bill S-236, an act to recognize Charlottetown as th

September 18th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, I would suggest the rhetoric of the official opposition is getting wildly out of hand. Do they not favour consultations? I know that is what happened under the previous government. Consultations are taking place until October 2 on the Department of Finance paper, a

September 18th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Statistics Act  Mr. Speaker, I listened to the remarks of the member for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan. The lack of real understanding of what happened in the appointments process was almost dizzying. I really cannot imagine anybody from the Conservative Party of Canada talking about appointme

June 20th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 18th report of the Standing Committee on Finance, entitled “Canada's Federal Regional Development Agencies Supporting Businesses, Sectors, Individuals and Communities: A Summary of the Testimony”. I want

June 20th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  With regard to the investigation into the Clyde River Fish Kill in Clyde River and area on Prince Edward Island (PEI): (a) how many personnel from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) have been involved in the investigation; (b) with regard to interviews conducted between

June 16th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Main Estimates, 2017-18  Mr. Speaker, I want to follow-up on the comments made by the Treasury Board minister. First, the member opposite accused this government of talking the talk, but not walking the walk. If there was any experience in that kind of talking the talk and not walking the walk, it was t

June 14th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Main Estimates, 2017-18  Mr. Speaker, I listened to the member for Perth—Wellington. For the record, it is great to make speeches in this place, but for heaven's sake, let them have at least some semblance of reality. The member talked about this government going into deficit, and I admit we are. Any b

June 14th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Main Estimates, 2017-18  Madam Speaker, I do enjoy some time on the finance committee with the member for Edmonton Manning. He mentioned fiction. There really was a lot of fiction in that speech. I will give the member a little history about debt in our country. During the Mulroney years, the debt wen

June 14th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, I believe the member for Halifax left out one very important point about what legalization would do, and that is that individuals would know the strength of the product and that there would not be impurities in that product. People do not know what they are buying

June 6th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, earlier the minister said the motion was important to see where the new Conservative leadership stands. I would tell her that I would not hold too much hope. This is the party that cancelled Kyoto, and I think she will find it is the same old Conservative Party that

June 6th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I congratulate the member on his remarks. I thought they were very thorough, well thought out, and very fair. I am pleased to hear that his party will be supporting Bill C-45 going to committee and I hope there is a robust debate there. I have a couple of questions

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal