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Purple Day  Mr. Speaker, every year on March 26, people around the world recognize Purple Day to raise awareness about epilepsy, a condition affecting 300,000 Canadians and 50 million people worldwide. I have watched people close to me struggle with epilepsy and recognize the immense impor

March 23rd, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I listened with great interest to the speech from the hon. leader of the opposition, and she kept talking about not addressing the issues of working-class Canadians. In my riding, I heard a great deal about how important child care was. When the party opposite was in

March 23rd, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Dave and Heather Abriel  Madam Speaker, it is with a heavy heart I rise today to pay tribute to a couple in my riding of South Shore—St. Margarets. Dr. Dave and Heather Abriel were tragically killed in a car accident on February 2. Dave and Heather were well-loved musicians and Father and Mrs. Christma

February 17th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition that has garnered over 1,400 signatures from across the country. It was started by a man in my riding who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The petitioners are asking the Government of Canada to implement a national disability assis

February 15th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his comments, even if I do not agree with him. First—

February 6th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act  Thank you, Madam Speaker. To further comment on this point, as my colleague mentioned earlier, 58% is still a huge area of trade. With Brexit, I do not think we can close the door on that 58%. I know for my riding of South Shore—St. Margarets, opening up those trade deals for lo

February 6th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, 58% of the EU is still a trade worth having. We are not talking about the same type of thing. CETA is going to be very beneficial to the people in Atlantic Canada and to the people in my riding of South Shore—St. Margarets.

February 6th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, when we talk about free trade, we have made it clear that we support trade on this side of the House. It is important to note that all agreements will be debated in their own time. Right now, CETA is top of mind, and one that I am hoping all members of the House wi

February 6th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, thank you for the opportunity to speak today on trade and the benefits of CETA. The reality is that anti-trade sentiments are rising around the world. There is an increase in protectionist attitudes in the U.S. and other countries previously seen as welcoming to

February 6th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Volunteerism  Madam Speaker, I am rising in the House today to recognize a young man from my riding of South Shore—St. Margarets, who, at 11 years old, started a charity to raise money and distribute supplies for people experiencing homelessness and precarious living situations. Adam Graves,

February 6th, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Regional Economic Development  Mr. Speaker, Atlantic Canada faces a number of unique challenges in growing our economy and getting businesses to innovate and export. It needs a targeted approach from all levels of governments to address these issues. I understand the Minister of Innovation, Science and Econo

February 1st, 2017House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Heroism  Mr. Speaker, I am rising in the House today to recognize heroic actions of Eric Nickerson, Trevor Munroe, and their fellow Coast Guard members. Last month, the Canadian Coast Guard responded to a distress signal 50 miles offshore of Clark's Harbour, Nova Scotia. A helicopter an

December 6th, 2016House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Marine Transportation  Mr. Speaker, my riding of South Shore—St. Margarets is home to a beautiful coastline, where a number of my constituents make their living because of our proximity to the ocean. My constituents also recognize that a clean environment and a strong economy go hand in hand. Would th

November 15th, 2016House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Culinary Industry  Mr. Speaker, the culinary industry is an important and growing sector in Nova Scotia and in my riding of South Shore—St. Margarets. Ironworks Distillery in Lunenburg won the award for Culinary Ambassador of the Year at the Taste of Nova Scotia awards. This recognition not only

November 14th, 2016House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Achievement in Marksmanship  Mr. Speaker, we recognized International Day of the Girl on October 11 as part of Women's History Month. This got me thinking about a young woman from South Shore—St. Margarets who has broken local ground in marksmanship, a historically male-dominated field. MacKenzie Corkum, a

October 24th, 2016House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal