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Recognition of Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation Act  Madam Speaker, this is the moment we have been waiting for, and I will conclude with many thanks to all colleagues who have contributed to the debate and discussion of Bill S-236, an act to recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation, including especially those who

December 11th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 21st report of the Standing Committee on Finance entitled, “Driving Inclusive Growth: Spurring Productivity And Competitiveness In Canada”. I want to especially thank committee members of all parties for

December 8th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Partnership for Peace Consortium  Mr. Speaker, last May, I was a guest at a partnership for peace conference in Budapest, Hungary, where I presented the Canadian perspective on intelligence reform and best practices. A specific focus was given to areas of improvement and the need to integrate commonly understood

December 7th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, those of us on the government side ran on a platform of investing in Canadians, creating jobs, and growing the economy. In fact, last week the reports coming out showed that the economy is doing very well, meaning more Canadians are working in productive work and add

December 5th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Recognition of Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation Act  Mr. Speaker, I welcome the member's comments and thank him for his compliments for Prince Edward Island. He, of course, can catch a plane out of Winnipeg, maybe stop in Toronto, and get to Prince Edward Island. We would welcome him a couple of times a year if he would like to com

December 4th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Recognition of Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation Act  Mr. Speaker, as often happened in the early years, whether in the United States or here, there were the leaders who came together. They were certainly there. There were no big crowds in the streets, as we would find today at many such gatherings, but it was mainly the representat

December 4th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Recognition of Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation Act  moved that the bill be concurred in. (Motion agreed to)

December 4th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Recognition of Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation Act  moved that the bill be read the third time and passed. Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour for me to rise again to speak to Bill S-236, an act to recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation. It has been a privilege to be a part of and to witness the debate and dis

December 4th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 19th report of the Standing Committee on Finance in relation to Bill C-63, a second act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017, and other measures. The committ

November 22nd, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Department of Public Works and Government Services Act  Mr. Speaker, I certainly want to thank my colleagues of all parties who spoke and offered their support for Bill S-236, that Charlottetown is the birthplace of Confederation. When there are debates in this place, we sometimes do not agree and sometimes we do. Even when we agree,

November 6th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Department of Public Works and Government Services Act  Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister has made it very clear that we support the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The ministers have been involved very extensively in trying to work with the indigenous community to recognize those wrongs of the past and build

November 6th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Department of Public Works and Government Services Act  Clearly the timing could not be more appropriate, Mr. Speaker. This is our 150th anniversary. It is a time of celebration. At this time, we are building on the experiences of our past. A lot of effort has gone into this over the last number of years, and everything has come toget

November 6th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Department of Public Works and Government Services Act  moved that Bill S-236, An Act to recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation, be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to rise today to move second reading of Bill S-236, an act to recognize Charlottetown as the bir

November 6th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Attack in New York City  Mr. Speaker, Canadians last evening were shocked to learn about the senseless terrorist attack in New York City that caused a terrible and unnecessary loss of life. We in this place stand with all Canadians in offering our sincere condolences to those mourning the loss of famil

November 1st, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present, in both official languages, three reports of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group. The first concerns the Pacific Northwest Economic Region 26th Annual Summit, held in Calgary, Alberta, f

October 25th, 2017House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal