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Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I will make it very clear that I am opposed to conversion therapy and its practice and use on minors in Canada. However, I do have some challenges with the bill in its current form, especially as it relates to a child-parent relationship. The definition of “conversi

October 26th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Fundraising for Veterans  Mr. Speaker, it is Small Business Month, and I want to give a shout-out to a business in my riding: Bear Country Bakery in Mission, British Columbia. I am highlighting Bear Country Bakery because the owners, the Potma family, heard that our Royal Canadian Legions were hurting th

October 23rd, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, my question this evening is about options and appropriate and available supports. Earlier this evening, the hon. minister and member for Delta stated that accessing MAID should not be easier than accessing supports, in reference to people with disabilities. Is the go

October 21st, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, Inclusion BC is seeking additional safeguards for people with disabilities. Would the Liberal government consider providing each province and territory with additional health transfers to cover, under this legislation, supports for mental health and psychiatric car

October 21st, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, petitioners highlight this summer's sham election in Belarus that reinstated President Lukashenko but was thoroughly denounced by international monitors. The opposition leader was forced into exile. Tens of thousands of protesting Belarusians face violence, detention

October 21st, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Health  Mr. Speaker, can the Prime Minister please share whether he consulted with Dr. Theresa Tam on how a federal election would be held during a national pandemic? What is the science-based approach to keep Canadians safe? If an election is called today, how will immunocompromised Can

October 21st, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Health  Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister refused to answer the question from the member for Calgary Nose Hill, the member for Durham and the member for Richmond—Arthabaska. The question is simple: Why is he refusing Canadians an answer to a simple question on how a federal election would

October 21st, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  Mr. Speaker, I had a really emotional experience a couple of months ago. I asked the Sts'ailes first nation to take me onto its land near the Harrison River to see where their people have fished since they began recording time. They have always fished there. One of the members of

October 20th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  Mr. Speaker, I would not speak to the broader treaty rights that my colleague from Vancouver Island raised today. That is a question the minister should be responding to. I will speak to first nations autonomy this evening. My first remarks I ever made in this House of Commons i

October 19th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  Mr. Speaker, it is not lost on me what happened with the RCMP. That is why it is so unfortunate that the ministers responsible are not in Nova Scotia right now, trying to defuse the situation. Regarding the broader issue of first nations' rights in the fishery and the Marshall

October 19th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  Mr. Speaker, as I said in the beginning, I have not studied the clear complexities that exist in the Nova Scotia fishery, but hopefully tomorrow the minister is going to sit down and start working out some of these questions. Maybe having a Nova Scotian aboriginal authority is th

October 19th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  Mr. Speaker, the member is right, the minister needs to be the one on the ground, eliminating the conflict and animosity between these two groups, first and foremost. My comments earlier regarding an aboriginal police force and the RCMP were speaking to a broader societal issue

October 19th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  The smile on my face is there because I am trying to reflect the mood. It is not in any way a reflection of—

October 19th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  I am responding to the issues. What we are seeing here in Nova Scotia is part of a broader societal issue that we are facing. I am concerned that what happened in Nova Scotia is only the beginning of what will start happening in other communities across Canada if Parliament doe

October 19th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank everyone who participated in this debate tonight. Before I begin, let me state what I do not know. I do not know the Marshall decisions, although I read them. I do not know the member for Sydney—Victoria, the only Mi'kmaq member of the House of

October 19th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative