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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I think that Canadians have been asking a lot of questions about the government's handling of the pandemic, about rapid testing, about the management of PPE and many different aspects. Does my colleague believe that the government's response to COVID-19 warrants a

October 22nd, 2020House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Economic Development  Mr. Speaker, the member for Sault Ste. Marie announced $800,000 of FedNor funding to the company Skritswap last year. We know this company forwards its mail from Sault Ste. Marie, but that it is actually located in southern Ontario. It also has job opportunities and employees in

October 20th, 2020House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  Mr. Speaker, the member for Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon definitely came at it from a very interesting point of view, being a member from British Columbia and recognizing that he is not an expert on everything happening in Nova Scotia, but also recognizing a bit of a duality and

October 20th, 2020House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his important insight. We have witnessed recently the terrible acts of violence in Nova Scotia and the RCMP has been involvement. Now people are asking the military to get involved. Many members on this side of the House want to know what

October 19th, 2020House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  Madam Speaker, we have heard from the government and from this Prime Minister many times that no relationship is more important to the current government, supposedly, that its relationship with indigenous peoples. However, the Liberals have had an opportunity to show that, by add

October 19th, 2020House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, the member mentioned mental illness quite a bit, however, he did not go into a lot of detail. Does the member believe that if someone's sole underlying condition is mental illness, they should be able to receive MAID?

October 19th, 2020House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, as I mentioned earlier in this debate, unfortunately in a lot of the rural and remote communities and the many indigenous communities in my riding, and I imagine in the hon. member's riding as well, there is not an equitable access to health care services. That inc

October 19th, 2020House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition today that would draw the attention of the House of Commons to the campaign of Uighur birth suppression by the Chinese Communist Party. The signatories to this petition ask that the House of Commons formally acknowledge that Uighur

October 19th, 2020House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, one of the things the member mentioned was improvements to palliative care. I think it is important to note that northern regions of the country and rural and remote regions, particularly indigenous communities in my riding, are chronically underserved in health ca

October 19th, 2020House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, when we talk about trade, as the member mentioned, what is really important to a lot of residents in my riding is the forestry sector. Unfortunately, as we have seen, the government has failed to adequately secure trade agreements that can get our softwood lumber to

October 5th, 2020House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I would invite the member for Winnipeg North to take a drive down the highway to my riding and visit some of the tourism owners and operators in northern Ontario who would most certainly disagree with his statement and the implication that the government was there to

October 5th, 2020House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from the Bloc Québécois for his good question. I would like to make clear that it is the Liberal government in this situation that has failed to address the concerns put forward by a number of the premiers. It has been abdicating its responsibi

October 5th, 2020House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I am please to speak today on the Speech from the Throne and its implications for residents in the riding of Kenora and those across northern Ontario. Unfortunately, the Liberal government's speech made one thing exceedingly clear, and that is that it has no plan to

October 5th, 2020House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Employment  Mr. Speaker, the Province of Ontario has announced $20 million to support northern Ontario businesses impacted by COVID-19, but FedNor is nowhere to be found. I have joined the calls of business owners in my riding, in Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and across the north, who have

September 29th, 2020House debate

Eric MelilloConservative

Burgers to Beat MS  Mr. Speaker, I congratulate Randy Nickle and the entire team at Kenora's A&W for raising over $27,000 for research and support for those living with MS. There are 77,000 Canadians who have MS. It is a chronic illness that affects the brain and spinal cord, causing pain and

September 28th, 2020House debate

Eric MelilloConservative