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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

Abandoned Vessels  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleagues for the thoughtful points they have raised and for bringing their perspectives on this issue from different regions of the country. Vessel abandonment is a serious and persistent problem in coastal communities all across Cana

October 24th, 2016House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Standing Orders and Procedure  Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask my hon. colleague about one point he raised in particular. He said that he has heard and has noticed that when a woman rises to answer a question in the House there is often more heckling and jeering that goes on. Therefore, does he feel that the

October 6th, 2016House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Volunteer Firefighters  Mr. Speaker, southwest Nova Scotia is having the worst drought it has seen in many years. This summer a forest fire destroyed 400 hectares of woodland in South Shore—St. Margarets and West Nova, and it raged for days. Not all of my hon. colleagues may know this, but in much of

September 29th, 2016House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Regional Economic Development  Mr. Speaker, earlier this summer, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the four Atlantic premiers, and the four cabinet ministers from Atlantic Canada launched the Atlantic growth strategy. Can the minister please explain how this strategy is different fr

September 28th, 2016House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, during the speech today by my hon. colleague from Central Nova, he mentioned the Atlantic growth strategy, the historic investment into infrastructure in Atlantic Canada, and the significant investment into small craft harbours. Does he think that those would be po

September 22nd, 2016House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Transport  Mr. Speaker, a thriving marine transportation sector is very important to my constituents, and there is a will in my riding to support local port ownership. Local port ownership opens up new commercial possibilities that allow port facilities to reach their full potential. Can t

June 14th, 2016House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Liverpool International Theatre Festival  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize an extraordinary group of volunteers for their work to make the Liverpool International Theatre Festival a great success. This festival was started 26 years ago. It is well known throughout the theatre world, and has hosted groups from Jap

June 13th, 2016House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Abandoned Vessels  Mr. Speaker, I give my consent to the amendment.

June 6th, 2016House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Abandoned Vessels  No, Mr. Speaker, I do not consent to the amendment.

June 6th, 2016House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Abandoned Vessels  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague for her question and for her continued work on helping with the issue of abandoned and derelict vessels. It is appropriate that we are debating this today during World Oceans Week. The environment is one of our government's to

June 6th, 2016House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Abandoned Vessels  Mr. Speaker, Motion No. 40 is actually about making owners more accountable. Taxpayers should not be on the hook for large cleanup costs. Saying that the Coast Guard should be responsible for all abandoned or derelict vessels is giving the owners a “get out of jail free” card. W

June 6th, 2016House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal

Abandoned Vessels  Mr. Speaker, the legislative framework is created in the motion, which is why I chose to put forward a motion. We currently spend a great deal of money on abandoned and derelict vessels, and the cost to clean and raise them can be in the millions of dollars. Motion No. 40 asks

June 6th, 2016House debate

Bernadette JordanLiberal