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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, speaking of seniors, my riding of Pontiac, demographically, has many seniors. It is a riding where, if the member of Parliament does not pay attention to seniors every single day, there is going to be a real challenge. I will tell the member what seniors in Pontiac

December 4th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the issue of such spills into rivers has absolutely to do with a decade of failing to invest adequately in municipal infrastructure. That is exactly what $180 billion being spent over 10 years is all about. It has happened here in the national capital region, in t

December 4th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the dedication of the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands to this issue and the work we have done, both past and present. Obviously, I reject the premise of the question. Our plan is solid. Our plan is working. Our plan is focused on investing in infrastruc

December 4th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to discuss the open letter addressed to the Leader of the Opposition. Unfortunately, because of the opposition, we are not having a serious debate on climate change and pollution pricing. This is still a hyper-politicized issue, which is such a shame. I

December 4th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Orléans. Today, we will be talking about economic growth in Canada and job creation. With the fall economic statement, the government continues to meet its commitment to strengthen and grow the middle class while in

December 4th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, my riding of Pontiac is on traditional Algonquin territory, and I am so proud to be working with this great nation, including the Algonquin of Barriere Lake. I am working with their communities to address priorities such as housing and schools. Over successive fed

November 30th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

Ottawa Riverkeeper  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to stand in the House today to acknowledge the tremendous work of Meredith Brown, of Ottawa Riverkeeper, who will be stepping down from her position as riverkeeper after 15 years of stellar advocacy. Ottawa Riverkeeper is a non-profit charity whose spe

November 28th, 2018House debate

William AmosLiberal

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