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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his presentation on trade and commerce within Canada. As past president of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce I am always interested in trade, especially trade among ourselves. I wonder about the timing of the motion, with the Province of New

June 14th, 2016House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Guelph Multicultural Festival  Mr. Speaker, I rise today in celebration of the Guelph multicultural festival. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the festival, and I am proud to say that our diversity has only increased since the festival began. Guelphites from a variety of backgrounds from around the wo

June 9th, 2016House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Winnipeg North. It is wonderful to get a question from my hometown. I am a graduate of Red River College. In fact, the person who is working on the aerospace sector is a former classmate of mine. It is very important to have all three pa

June 6th, 2016House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for South Surrey—White Rock. It is great to hear that she also has a passion for innovation. We are looking at the clusters across Canada through the innovation and post-secondary education caucus. We are looking at a way forward where the federal

June 6th, 2016House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Kootenay—Columbia for his very astute question. Nelson, B.C. is kind of a twin city to Guelph, where we have a lot of environmental efforts and a lot of people focusing on the world ahead of us. The funding we are looking at in our budget is in

June 6th, 2016House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise on behalf of my constituents in Guelph to extend my wholehearted support for budget 2016, growing the middle class, Bill C-15. The budget has many bona fides, from the emphasis on the environment, to infrastructure investments, to building the e

June 6th, 2016House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for her presentation. The investments in infrastructure could have some effects on small business, the businesses that are actually performing the infrastructure changes. I wonder if the member would comment on the impact upon small business

June 6th, 2016House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Ontario Special Olympics  Mr. Speaker, Guelph has the great honour and privilege to host the Ontario Special Olympics. Next weekend, athletes and spectators from across the province will gather in Guelph in the spirit of sportsmanship, inclusion, and friendship. I wish to personally extend my congratulat

May 18th, 2016House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, it is wonderful to have a discussion like the one we are having today, where we can see the disagreements and then work on behalf of our constituents to try to get information forward that will help with decision-making. I have heard some numbers from the Conserv

May 12th, 2016House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I would like to expand on that. I thank the hon. member for his commitment to this, as well as the file on innovation. The Conservatives want us to sign it right away and not discuss it, and New Democrats want us not to sign it because we do not need to discuss it

May 12th, 2016House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell for his speech today and also for the work he does on the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food on which we both serve together. In the previous question, the member for Berthier—Maskinongé indicated

May 12th, 2016House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I thank the member across the way for his work in the House and on behalf of the Canada-India Parliamentary Friendship Group, which started up again last night. This motion would not recognize the work of the committees, which he was defending as an important part

May 12th, 2016House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I enjoy working with my colleague on the agriculture committee. The interactions have always been positive in looking at what we can do to improve business in Canada. Also, the industry committee has similar concerns around improving business in Canada. For me, the

May 12th, 2016House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I find it ironic that with the number of trade deals the hon. member has mentioned, our trade balance went from a $54 billion surplus under the Liberals to a $13 billion deficit under the trade deals that have been signed. Perhaps the hon. member could comment on the

May 12th, 2016House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Public Service Labour Relations Act  Mr. Speaker, I wonder if we could have a comment from the hon. member on the relationship between Parliament as it exists now with the Supreme Court, compared to what it was in the 41st Parliament, and how we are trying to improve things.

May 11th, 2016House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal