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The Budget  Madam Speaker, I thank the parliamentary secretary for the work she does to support indigenous communities across the country, which is a very important issue for me and many in my riding. One of the things she mentioned was child care. The Liberals have committed $30 billion ov

April 26th, 2021House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

The Budget  Madam Speaker, the member spoke about a lot of spending. Obviously this budget is big on spending, which is par for the course for the government. However, one thing that concerns me with all of the spending is that there is no path back to a balanced budget. As the youngest memb

April 26th, 2021House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Tourism Industry  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the comments from the parliamentary secretary, but unfortunately they once again did not answer my questions. We know that public health officials and experts are guiding a lot of the decisions on safe reopening but, what I am asking for is transparency

April 13th, 2021House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Tourism Industry  Mr. Speaker, I would like to talk today about the tourism communities in the riding of Kenora. We know that many tourism communities have been very hard hit by COVID-19, and my riding is no exception. The livelihoods of many tourist outfitters, camp and hotel owners and guides,

April 13th, 2021House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, yesterday I spoke to the chief of the Pikangikum First Nation in my riding about the urgent need for policing resources in the community. This issue had previously put the health of residents in jeopardy and continues to pose a safety risk for residents. Chief Owen

April 13th, 2021House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism Act  Madam Speaker, it is great to see you in the Chair again. I hope to join you in Ottawa very soon. It is an honour to join the debate today on Bill C-230, which deals with a national strategy to redress environmental racism. Preserving our natural environment is one of the most

March 23rd, 2021House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Opposition Motion—Plan for Reopening the Economy  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his comments and for the opportunity to practise my French a bit. I appreciate a lot of the comments my colleague made. Obviously the pandemic has had a devastating toll from an economic point of view, and it speaks to the importance of havi

March 23rd, 2021House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Employment Insurance Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to pick up on some of the frustration that the member clearly showed in terms of how the government has managed itself, on this issue and many others, throughout the pandemic. It seems like the Liberals talk a lot about team Canada, and they want to

March 12th, 2021House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, Conservatives support common-sense measures to stop gun violence. The Liberal government claims to, but its actions show that it would rather criminalize regular Canadians than get tough on real criminals. Right now, it is moving to confiscate legally purchased guns

March 11th, 2021House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the $4.03 million in funding announced in 2017 by the government to bring high-speed Internet upgrades to Madsen, Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation, Stratton, Minahico, the Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation, and the Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing: (a) wh

March 10th, 2021House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, what struck me about the comments of my friend from Winnipeg North was that after speaking about what he calls misinformation, he proceeded to say that the government has supposedly done such a great job supporting small businesses throughout the course of the pand

March 9th, 2021House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, firearms owners in my riding and across the country are deeply concerned about the Liberals' misguided gun confiscation scheme. This latest attack on lawful gun owners is just another way the Liberals are proving to be out of touch with rural and northern Canada. Thi

March 9th, 2021House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for Calgary Midnapore for her comments and for her great work raising issues pertaining to the airline sector. In northwestern Ontario, obviously this is a very important sector not just for tourism, but to service many remote commu

March 9th, 2021House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Telecommunications  Mr. Speaker, the parliamentary secretary seemed like she was about to answer my question, but then was not quite able to get there, so I will try again. I am happy to know that this is, in her words, “progressing well”, but at the same time it has been four years. This promise

February 23rd, 2021House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Telecommunications  Mr. Speaker, in 2017 the government announced a partnership with Bell Canada to upgrade the Internet in northwestern Ontario. Over $4 million in funding was announced to bring this high-speed connection to a number of communities, including Madsen and Shoal Lake 39 in the Kenora

February 23rd, 2021House debate

Eric MelilloConservative