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Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act  Madam Speaker, I want to remind the member that, before we came into government, there was not even a line item in terms of investment in clean tech. We created that as a government. It is the focus of our economy. We can see companies such as Braya fuels converting their refine

April 11th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act  Madam Speaker, what I do know is that Canadian jobs are going to transition whether we bring in the legislation or not, because that is the way the world is. Bringing forward the legislation would allow more stability and security for the workers. That is what the member is missi

April 11th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act  Madam Speaker, I am very proud of the government's record and what we have done. I am very proud of the fact that we have done more to reduce carbon in this country than anyone else. We have invested more in a clean energy transition. We are looking out for workers while we do th

April 11th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act  Madam Speaker, my apologies, but it is really hard to explain why any political party of the House of Commons today that is elected to represent people would choose to go to a robotic system to generate amendments to important legislation that would govern hundreds of thousands o

April 11th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act  Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure to finally rise in the House of Commons to speak to Bill C-50, after eight months of dealing with the bill in committee. I can tell the House that I have never seen such antics being played out by any opposition party on any legislation in my entir

April 11th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act  Madam Speaker, Bill C-50 would really open up the potential of Canada's clean energy agenda. Those who cannot see that are stifling progress in this country. That is what I heard in the speech by the hon. member. Maybe she will agree with the president of the Alberta Federation o

April 11th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act  Madam Speaker, just for the record, I would like to quote the president of the Business Council of Alberta and ask the member for Fort McMurray—Cold Lake if she supports the work they are doing when they say, “The Sustainable Jobs Act represents an important opportunity for Canad

April 11th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Labrador  Mr. Speaker, as members know, I am a proud Labradorian and Canadian. This year marks a significant milestone as we pay tribute to the Labrador flag and its 50-year legacy, a testament to our shared identity and resilience as Labradorians. It is with deep appreciation that we com

April 11th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act  Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I am hesitant to interrupt you, as I was the Speaker. I have had my hand up for quite a while, but I did not want to interrupt. I am looking for unanimous consent to see my vote as yes.

April 11th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Northern Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for her question. We know that affordability is an issue for all Canadian families; it is an even larger issue across the north. That is why, in our time in government, we have doubled our investment in programs such as nutrition north an

April 8th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Kim Rudd  Mr. Speaker, it is with deep sadness that I rise today to pay tribute to a remarkable woman, politician, entrepreneur and friend. Former MP Kim Rudd, who represented the riding of Northumberland—Peterborough South from 2015 to 2019, recently passed away after a long battle with

March 18th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to stand in the House of Commons today and show my love for the Arctic and our love for Canada's sovereignty and security. I want to talk about the generational NORAD investments of nearly $40 billion over 20 years that we are investing into the safety and

February 14th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Offshore Renewable Energy Sector  Mr. Speaker, I want to outline my support for Bill C-49, amendments to the Atlantic accord, which has many opportunities for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, and Nova Scotians. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has led offshore oil and gas in this country for decades.

February 12th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Council for Reconciliation Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the hon. minister for tabling this important legislation and for the hard work he has done on getting to this point. I know that it has been a long, drawn-out process, but I think it is important to consult with people, to understand what their priori

February 9th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Fall Economic Statement Implementation Act, 2023  Madam Speaker, that is a very sensible question. I agree with my hon. colleague. Seniors deserve the very best quality of life that we can give them. That is why our party has upheld the ability for seniors to retire at 65 and not at the Conservatives' suggested age of 67. There

January 30th, 2024House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal