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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the question. It is always a pleasure as the member for Pontiac to speak about farmers. The single largest economic group of contributors to our region is the agricultural sector. I know that they are sensible people, and they know full well the damage t

June 14th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate we have a shared vision of the need to put a price on carbon. What I would say is the following. The Prime Minister has been very clear that we need to grow our economy, while at the same time protecting our environment. These go hand in hand. The simpl

June 14th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to have a chance to speak, and I will be sharing my time with the member for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell. Canadians understand that polluting the air we breathe and the earth and the oceans that feed us must come at a cost to those who pollute. That is

June 14th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, on April 22, we celebrated Earth Day. That day, Canada joined the international community in focusing on the importance of protecting the environment. Clean-up activities took place across the country. Vast quantities of discarded single-use plastics represent a hu

June 8th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, it is always a pleasure to work with the member opposite who represents Abbotsford. I have enjoyed many positive moments on our standing committee and have great respect for the work he does. With all due respect, I would refer the member to an opinion editorial tha

June 5th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, the issue of incorporating the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples into Bill C-69 was an important one. We had lengthy discussions during the committee proceedings. We on this side of the House most certainly feel that incorporating indigen

June 5th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak to Bill C-69, which is very important. Following the debate on the previous government's reform of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, I was very pleased to see that we are moving forward with this bill, which is the product of extensive

June 5th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Madam Speaker, the issue of metrics and concrete targets is an important question. It will depend department by department and issue by issue. I would expect emissions targets will be established. I certainly hope departments will evaluate the emissions associated with all their

June 1st, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to split my time with my colleague, the member for Ottawa South. I am proud today to speak to Bill C-57, an act to amend the Federal Sustainable Development Act, which is a really important step toward realizing this government's vision that Canada be

June 1st, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

International Missing Children's Day  Mr. Speaker, children around the world disappear every day. They may be runaways, victims of a family kidnapping, or they may simply be lost. Today, we mark International Missing Children's Day. As the father of two young children, I cannot imagine the pain and despair caused b

May 25th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to present a petition to the House of Commons on behalf of some of my constituents who care about protecting Gatineau Park. It is one of the most visited parks in Canada, and is home to about 90 endangered plant and 50 endangered animal species. The b

May 4th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Earth Day  Mr. Speaker, yesterday, April 22, we joined the international community in celebrating Earth Day and honouring our planet. In the Pontiac, from Gatineau to Wakefield, folks of all ages attended workshops, went hiking, took part in panel discussions, and even attended a choral per

April 23rd, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I will answer in a very Pontiac manner. The riding of Pontiac, where the average median income in a number of major sections hovers around $30,000 a year, desperately needs investment. Our government committed to investing, and that is one of the biggest reasons why

April 23rd, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, my learned colleague has been a mentor to me over many years. The simple fact is that Pontiac families desperately need the Canada child benefit. Specifically, 23,190 children are being supported, and there are 12,600-odd payments. The average payment is $540, tax-f

April 23rd, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to speak to Bill C-74 and budget 2018 today. This plan will help increase growth in urban communities in Pontiac and our rural communities, and will make them more prosperous. I feel engaged and inspired by the potential to make our country more equ

April 23rd, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal