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Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, DECAST is an example of a business that will benefit from this new provision of having 70% of steel and aluminum included in the parts supply chain. Within the steel agreement, these products have to be cast in our trade region and not overseas. When we move forw

January 31st, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I think there is some confusion on this. I have heard that argument from the member's party across the way over the last few days. There is a regional value content limit of 75% regional content, which means that 75 % of all content has to come from within the Nor

January 31st, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I am very excited to say that Guelph will be receiving 65 electric buses under a new agreement we have with the federal, provincial and municipal governments. I hope to see the procurement process go through the evaluation between New Flyer and Nova Bus in Quebec

January 31st, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to welcome the new member for Cloverdale—Langley City to this place. Gender equality and women's economic empowerment are key priorities of our government. The gender lens is used throughout all agreements we negotiate. There are new labour provisions

January 31st, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, before I start my first speech in the House, I would like to thank my wife, Barbara, and my kids, Shauna, Carolyn, Christina, their partners, their kids, the whole team that helped to get me here including my campaign manager, Brent McArthur, and the voters of Guel

January 31st, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, there is a section on indigenous peoples that was presented to us a few nights ago by the panel that was negotiating on behalf of all Canadians, including indigenous peoples. This agreement does have government procurement protections for indigenous-owned businesse

January 30th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, while my hon. colleague was talking, I was thinking about the beautiful Saguenay region and the Alcan Rio Tinto plants being up there because of the hydroelectricity. The hydroelectricity is there because of the beautiful rivers and the nature that surrounds that reg

January 30th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for mentioning supply managed sectors in his intervention. In the last Parliament, I was on the agriculture committee. I come from Guelph and it is a topic that has been discussed there. He talked about the working group, which also included

January 30th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the member for Kingston and the Islands is highlighting the important role that audits play in the functioning of Parliament and the important role of audits being non-partisan and being presented as such, so we can take the criticism from audits at their value. Then

January 28th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I would like to echo the comments of the member across the way. It is great to have you in the chair and I look forward to working with you in that position. I welcome the member for Skeena—Bulkley Valley to this place. He is presenting something that has many an

January 28th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the hon. member is highlighting one of the challenges we have in working with municipalities and provincial governments. Previous questions talked about big business somehow being involved. However, these funds are administered with our partner agencies, through

January 28th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I thank the parliamentary secretary for highlighting the importance of our role as facilitators in this discussion. It is clearly a role we need to be taking seriously versus saying the federal government is not there at the table. Our role is to be at the table a

January 28th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the hon. member across the way is even more honourable now that he is a grandfather. I congratulate him on the birth of Clovis. It is a great role and I also enjoy my three grandchildren, Michael, Anna and Jack. A lot of the work we do in this place is for them, in

January 28th, 2020House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I congratulate you as well. I thank the hon. member for joining us in this House. In the throne speech, there is an entire section on strengthening the middle class where we address poverty and the progress we have made. We are two years ahead of the mandate al

December 12th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I welcome hon. member across the way to the House. It is great to have another person in the House talking about agriculture. My riding is Guelph. Agriculture is very important to my constituents and really it is important to all the country. I sat in the previou

December 12th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal