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Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, we are here today. It did not happen overnight. This is a by-product of decades of perhaps not paying attention to our environment, not paying attention to the things that matter in our communities. The first step, which is very clear to me, starts with the Fisheries

February 13th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, last year, the federal government introduced a $1.5-billion oceans protection plan. That is just one part of the puzzle here. What I heard clearly in meeting after meeting, round table after round table, going out and counting salmon, going out and counting fish and

February 13th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, since being elected as the member of Parliament for Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge, I have had the opportunity to meet with many organizations and individuals that the Fisheries Act directly impacts. This includes organizations such as Watershed Watch, Alouette River Mana

February 13th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, innovation changes the way we live and work. It creates new possibilities and new challenges for the people in my riding and across the country who need to support their families and to have a prosperous future. For adult learners in particular, like single moms sup

February 8th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Afro Gala  Mr. Speaker, every February Canadians participate in Black History Month, reflecting on the stories, experiences, and accomplishments of black Canadians. This year, we give focus to all the strong black women who are the backbone of our communities. “LoLo” Linda Dozie, from my r

February 6th, 2018House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 10th report of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology entitled “Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation: Clarifications are in Order”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests tha

December 13th, 2017House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the ninth report of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, entitled “Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Vote 5b under Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Votes 1b and 5b under Canadian

December 4th, 2017House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Special Olympics Athletes  Mr. Speaker, this week we have some of Canada's best athletes in Ottawa. I am talking about the amazing individuals on Team Canada for the Special Olympics, who trained with blood, sweat, and tears to do Canada proud, and proud they did. In March, Team Canada flew to Austria and

November 29th, 2017House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the hon. to present, in both official languages, the eighth report of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, entitled “Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer: Promoting Best Practices”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee

November 23rd, 2017House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Margaret Rose Kury  Mr. Speaker, in a few days it will be a day of remembrance, where we honour each and every Canadian who has served and fought for his or her country, Canadians like Margaret Rose Kury, who was from my riding of Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge and was a champion of hard work. She was a s

November 9th, 2017House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian section of ParlAmericas respecting its participation at the “2nd Gathering of the Parliamentary Network on Climate Change” held in Panama City, Panama,

November 6th, 2017House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Attack in Las Vegas  Mr. Speaker, it is with a heavy heart that I rise today to acknowledge the tragic events that took place on Sunday evening in Las Vegas. As details are becoming available, we are learning that some of our own communities in Canada have been affected. In my riding of Pitt Meadows—

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Yom Kippur  Mr. Speaker, Friday's sunset marks the beginning of the holiest day of the year for Jewish people across Canada and around the world. Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, is the most holy day on the Jewish calendar. It is a day of fasting, prayer, and reflection, and a day on whic

September 28th, 2017House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Disaster Assistance  Mr. Speaker, this summer, residents of British Columbia have been dealing with wildfires that have resulted in the evacuation of thousands of people and have burned over one million hectares of land. The thoughts and prayers of all Canadians are with residents who have borne the

September 18th, 2017House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I understand, but people throughout their lives build their qualifications. Whether they have contributed to a political party or not, or whether they have switched sides, it is part of their education and background and what makes a person's character. The member

June 13th, 2017House debate

Dan RuimyLiberal