Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia Madam Speaker, I would like to share my time with the member for Kings—Hants. Chief Terrance Paul stated, in September of this year, “We are not taking anything away from others. We're just trying to get back what was taken from us.” I think this is at the crux of what is going
October 19th, 2020House debate
Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia Madam Speaker, sitting here in the unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq in Truro, Nova Scotia, I have to say my heart is heavy, yet I have hope that through discussions, we are going to move forward and help the Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia get their treaty rights upheld without all the is
October 19th, 2020House debate
Nova Scotia CHAMP Madam Speaker, a champion is someone who fights in spite of the unexpected challenges life throws at them and never gives up. A champion is someone like a young gymnast who has the courage to face a leg amputation with grace and grit and “give 'er,” because, Like Terry Fox before
October 9th, 2020House debate
Fisheries and Oceans Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries. I sit in the unceded traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia. Each year on October 1, we celebrate Treaty Day to honour the peace and friendship treaties between Nova Scotia's o
October 2nd, 2020House debate
Seniors Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize that today is National Seniors Day. Here in Cumberland—Colchester, we have many incredible seniors who have helped build Nova Scotia through good times and bad times. In fact, they have helped build the Canada that we love today. However, m
October 1st, 2020House debate
Proceedings on the bill entitled An Act relating to certain measures in response to COVID-19 Madam Speaker, we were on two committees during this past COVID time—
Proceedings on the bill entitled An Act relating to certain measures in response to COVID-19 Madam Speaker, as I said before, I am so sorry about the audio quality. Something has happened just in the last half hour. I am having terrible trouble hearing people, and I guess being heard as well. I was trying to say that throughout COVID-19, I was on two committees that did
Proceedings on the bill entitled An Act relating to certain measures in response to COVID-19 Madam Speaker, it is very important for us, as members of Parliament, to speak to the ministers about issues in our ridings and also to write emails about our concerns. The people voted for us for a reason, and it is our job to represent their concerns to the best of our ability.
Government Business No. 1 Madam Speaker, I am pleased to take part tonight in Parliament's debate from Wagobagitk, the traditional unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia. I believe we can all agree that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we live, work and interact with others. It has been a s
September 28th, 2020House debate
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I have always believed in universal medicare and universal pharmacare. I also believe we need to introduce dental care as well. Our mouths are part of our health, and I believe this is the only way forward for any civilized nation. I look at our folks south of the b
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I never mentioned anything about families coming to Parliament Hill.
Business of Supply No, I did not. What I said was that I find there are some pharmaceutical companies, especially American ones, that have not even applied for their drugs to be sold or accepted in Canada yet. They are using the families of sick children to lobby the government to come up with a lo
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I did not really hear a question in that, but I would say to the member opposite that I agree that the provinces do need help, especially right now with COVID-19. They are going to be getting extra help to look after all our Canadian citizens. It is very important.
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time today with the member for Argenteuil—La Petite-Nation. I would first like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin people. I am pleased to rise to participate in this important discussion on implemen
Petitions Mr. Speaker, I beg leave to table an e-petition from my riding of Cumberland—Colchester that has been signed by 4,248 people. The petitioners note that whereas the RCMP and Treasury Board are now planning in May 2020 to move almost 4000 civilian members of the RCMP from a workin
March 11th, 2020House debate