Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act Madam Speaker, I would say to the member for Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge that I feel his pain regarding mills closing. In Nova Scotia several mills have also closed over the last 10 years for various reasons. It is never easy and it is very difficult for workers and union workers. H
Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act Madam Speaker, as a former New Democrat, I know what it is like to be at the negotiating table. We have to do the best we can do, no matter what we have or what is being offered. Of course we are going to say it is the best deal we can get. I mean, that is part of the trading d
Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise today to have the opportunity to speak to the new NAFTA for the second time in this House. I would like to discuss the benefits of the Canada-United States-Mexico agreement for all Canadians. Guided by Canada's inclusive approach to trade,
Cumberland—Colchester Mr. Speaker, in a province that once experienced the biggest explosion on Canadian soil, the Halifax explosion, residents of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, just recently were rocked by a 2.6 magnitude earthquake that shook homes and sounded like an explosion or a cannon being fired. Tha
March 9th, 2020House debate
National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism Act seconded by the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands, moved for leave to introduce Bill C-230, an act respecting the development of a national strategy to redress environmental racism. She said: Mr. Speaker, Wela’lin Al-Su-Sid. An act respecting the development of a national strate
February 26th, 2020House debate
The Environment Mr. Speaker, Kejimkujik National Park is dear to the hearts of Nova Scotians. It is a beautiful place where many Canadians go to see ancient petroglyphs. However, it is under threat from a strange invasive species, and no, not the Conservatives. Can the Minister of Environment
February 24th, 2020House debate
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I would say to my hon. colleague from the NDP that any kind of quoting of songs and poetry is great, because in Nova Scotia we were not allowed to do so in the legislature. It is very freeing.
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I do believe members have the right to get to work unobstructed, and it did bother me when that happened in British Columbia. It also bothered me when our Deputy Prime Minister was prevented from going into a legal office in Halifax recently. These things should no
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I have to say, first of all, that I am not the keeper of the Prime Minister's schedule. That is not in my job description, so I do not know what his plans are in the coming days or weeks. However, I do know that the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations is meant t
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I would like to start by recognizing that we stand on the ancestral land of the Algonquin people. There was a time in this fair land when the railroad did not run When the wild majestic mountains stood alone against the sun Long before the white man and long b
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I was unaware of that particular rule and I am sorry.
February 5th, 2020House debate
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I was in my seat when the vote was counted. The clerks said my name, I looked at them, I nodded and I sat back down.
February 5th, 2020House debate
Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act Madam Speaker, again, this is the first time we have ever had women's and gender rights expressed in a free trade deal of this sort. I think that is a huge step forward. Personally, having lived and worked in the United States as an actor, I came home to Canada and Nova Scotia b
Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act Madam Speaker, I feel it is a lot better than it was, especially when we start at the beginning, when the Americans did not want to allow any subsidies whatsoever. As I stated in my speech, they were dead set to try to get rid of the things we had in Canada which they did not hav
Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act Madam Speaker, I hear the member opposite, but when it comes to the 21st century and tech jobs and also IT, one can do that from anywhere. It is not necessary to be in one country or another. Many countries are working together on these types of jobs, and one can do them from a s