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Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I greatly appreciate this opportunity to debate with my colleague from the Outaouais about his thoughts on the federal budget. He is very good at expressing just how progressive his riding of Hull—Aylmer really is. It is quite clear that his constituents support putt

November 6th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Climate Change  Mr. Speaker, the tornadoes that recently struck the national capital region, including my riding of Pontiac, caused more than $295 million in insured damage to homes, businesses and vehicles. The Insurance Bureau of Canada says that “severe weather across Canada continues to hig

October 25th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Global Warming  Mr. Speaker, if the member opposite were to do a Google search for “job-killing carbon tax on everything”, he would find about 5,000 hits that include the names of every single Conservative member who has ever sat in this place, because it is a speaking point that has been repeat

October 15th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Global Warming  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Courtenay—Alberni for his hard work on the issue of a national bike strategy. He has done some really good work and shown leadership on a key issue that many Canadians feel is not adequately addressed by any level of government. The question o

October 15th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Global Warming  Mr. Speaker, it is such a privilege to take part in this debate. Sometimes we have to look for different sources of inspiration. As we debate climate change here today, I am thinking of my constituents, the good people of the Pontiac region, who were recently affected by floodi

October 15th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Community Mental Health Organization  Mr. Speaker, as you know, October 10 was World Mental Health Day. I recently had a chance to visit La Maison le Ricochet, in the community of Sainte-Cécile-de-Masham. This organization works to improve the quality of life of people struggling with mental illness by providing reh

October 15th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Post-Secondary Education  Mr. Speaker, last week, students across Canada returned to university, CEGEP and college. We can be proud of our world-class post-secondary institutions and our students, who are the leaders of tomorrow. In this vein, I am proud to be welcoming a group of 1968 Canadian Rhodes Sc

September 21st, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

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