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Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for his very important speech and the insight he has provided as an Atlantic Canadian to tonight's discourse. What does the member think the minister of fisheries and oceans could do right now to get over the severe lack of lead

October 19th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  Mr. Speaker, Canadians across the country think that DFO is not directing its operations properly. Could the Bloc Québécois member give us an example of how the government could do better and find a middle ground for indigenous and non-indigenous fishers in Nova Scotia?

October 19th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, like a lot of members of Parliament, I consulted my constituents extensively on Bill C-7. One area of commonality everyone seemed to share was that the Government of Canada, we collectively as legislators, can do more for people to have more options when they reach a

October 19th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, today I am presenting three petitions. The first one is on rural broadband. The petitioners in my riding acknowledge that the federal government has failed to improve rural broadband Internet services, especially in rural and indigenous communities. COVID-19 has onl

October 19th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, the second petition I am presenting relates to the Sikh and Hindu minorities in Afghanistan. The petitioners call upon the government to allow them to sponsor refugees privately, to support those minorities in Afghanistan who are suffering.

October 19th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, the third petition is from my constituents on the ongoing challenges Uighur Muslims face in China. The petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to call out the Chinese Communist Party on its human rights abuses in China.

October 19th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Housing  Madam Speaker, last month the Liberals made yet another housing announcement, $1 billion to be spent in six months to purchase 3,000 units. There has been nothing rapid about the government's previous housing commitments, and without a public plan and application process, it is

October 9th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Union of Canadian Correctional Officers  Madam Speaker, the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers, UCCO-SACC-CSN, represents over 7,300 members working on the front lines in federal institutions across Canada, hundreds within my own riding. Correctional officers face significant but avoidable challenges during the wo

October 9th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, petitioners in my riding call on the government to address sex-selective abortion. Sex-selective abortion is antithetical to our commitment to equality between men and women. A 2019 Dart and Maru/Blue poll conducted for the National Post showed that 84% of Canadians

October 7th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Fisheries  Madam Speaker, I have a point of order. I would like to respond to the parliamentary secretary.

September 28th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Housing  Mr. Speaker, the Liberals' national housing co-investment fund was announced with great fanfare in 2017, but over the two- to three-year period it has delivered very little nationwide. Now the Liberals want us to believe they can build 3,000 homes in six months. Will the govern

September 25th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Housing  Mr. Speaker, when the pandemic hit, financial institutions granted six-month mortgage deferrals to ensure Canadians would not lose their homes. By the end of June, more than 768,000 Canadians used these programs. Next week, those deferral programs end and mortgage payments are du

September 25th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, let me outline that the struggles of the people suffering from the opioid crisis in British Columbia are touching so many different families, and the mental health challenges that people are facing are real. The homeless population has doubled in Mission in the last

September 24th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, my grandmother is 92. She still lives at home thanks to British Columbia's health care system. It is thanks to our great health care workers who provide the in-home care that keeps her there. I think the provinces do a relatively good job and understand the need to

September 24th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, why the overbearingness from the member opposite? Why does he not apologize to British Columbia for not getting the money out the door, which the Liberals promised? As for me and my work in my community, I am working with the homelessness sector. They are adjacent t

September 24th, 2020House debate

Brad VisConservative