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Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the member opposite's passion. I also appreciate the economic struggles that a number of industries in his region are going through. However, I can say without a doubt that one of the reasons I got into politics was the atrocious law reform the Harper go

June 14th, 2019House debate

William AmosLiberal

Pontiac  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the people of Pontiac for placing their trust in me in 2015 and for working with me over the past four years to improve our communities. Our investments have had a positive impact on the quality of life in our regions. This Includes everything

June 12th, 2019House debate

William AmosLiberal

Sport  Madam Speaker, our government understands that no relationship is more important than the one we have developed with indigenous peoples, and unlike the previous government, we are committed to investing in reconciliation. Removing barriers and working with indigenous communities

June 7th, 2019House debate

William AmosLiberal

Thirtieth Anniversary of Kitigan Zibi Traditional Powwow  Mr. Speaker, tomorrow at noon, the Kitigan Zibi community near Maniwaki will launch its annual powwow to the sound of beating drums. The 30th annual Kitigan Zibi Traditional Pow Wow brings to Algonquin territory a time for celebration, reunion, healing and spiritual growth. It i

May 31st, 2019House debate

William AmosLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, on Wednesday, the Prime Minister announced a new process for Supreme Court of Canada appointments. This process will enable Quebec to be a full participant. Could the Minister of Justice tell the House about this new process and how it differs from past approaches?

May 17th, 2019House debate

William AmosLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, the people of Pontiac understand the importance of protecting wildlife, biodiversity and our marine species. Canadians from coast to coast to coast think that putting whales and dolphins in captivity should be banned and that shark finning is a practice that should

May 15th, 2019House debate

William AmosLiberal

Oceans Act  Madam Speaker, I disagree with the member oppositive on just about 100% of what he said. This should not be any surprise. Bill C-55 really goes to the core of the identity of our government, a government that is committed to conservation. Our government is so committed to conser

May 10th, 2019House debate

William AmosLiberal

Flooding in the Outaouais  Madam Speaker, the flood crisis is far from over in the Outaouais. Water levels are rising once again in Mansfield, Fort-Coulonge, Waltham, Campbell's Bay, L'Isle-aux-Allumettes, Pontiac and the list goes on. The situation is critical in some areas, where water levels are expecte

May 10th, 2019House debate

William AmosLiberal

Rural Digital Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, I stand before the House not only on behalf of the constituents of Pontiac, but also on behalf of all rural Canadians who want better cellphone and Internet coverage. Since the advent of the Internet, rural Canadians have had less solid Internet connection than urba

May 3rd, 2019House debate

William AmosLiberal

Rural Digital Infrastructure  No, Mr. Speaker.

May 3rd, 2019House debate

William AmosLiberal

2019 Flooding  Mr. Speaker, I rise today in the House of Commons to acknowledge and commend the resilience and solidarity of the people affected by the flooding throughout the Outaouais. Although thousands of sandbags were filled, hundreds of people have lost their homes. In the riding of Pon

May 3rd, 2019House debate

William AmosLiberal

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Madam Speaker, we are talking about a time-bound moratorium that is premised on traditional knowledge and science in a precautionary manner, to ensure we have a complete understanding of what further offshore drilling would entail, in particular where we are talking about deepwat

April 9th, 2019House debate

William AmosLiberal

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Madam Speaker, through you I will respond to my learned colleague. I appreciate these words, because they come from such a place of experience. Absolutely, I think northerners from the Mackenzie Valley have every right to be offended by the actions of the previous government. The

April 9th, 2019House debate

William AmosLiberal

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Madam Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today in support of a bill that would make a positive difference in the relationship between indigenous peoples and the Crown. In starting my speech, I acknowledge that I stand here on traditional unceded Algonquin territory. Today we are

April 9th, 2019House debate

William AmosLiberal

Wilbert Keon  Mr. Speaker, today I join so many Pontiac constituents and the entire country in mourning the loss of Canadian heart surgeon and former senator, Dr. Wilbert Keon. ln 1935, Dr. Keon was born in the town of Sheenboro, and became the pride of the upper Pontiac long before he was aw

April 9th, 2019House debate

William AmosLiberal