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Petitions  Mr. Speaker, the second petition, signed by 540 Canadians, calls on Parliament to enshrine in legislation the inalienable rights of farmers and other Canadians to save, reuse, select, exchange and sell seeds.

June 17th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, the final petition, signed by 300 Canadians, calls for a moratorium on the release of genetically modified alfalfa in order to allow proper review of the impact of it on farmers in Canada.

June 17th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, my constituents in Guelph are concerned about the environmental impacts of oil shipments off our west coast and what Bill C-48 would do to try to mitigate some of those concerns. It is interesting to see the amendments coming back from the Senate, especially to see t

June 17th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, we know that Canada's canola producers are key drivers of jobs, economic prosperity and growth for the middle class, exporting $11 billion in 2018 to more than 50 countries. Our government has shown that we are committed to maintaining full market access for Canadian

June 13th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Federal Trades Strategy  Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for touching on a topic that is near and dear to my heart as a mechanical engineering technologist from Red River College in Winnipeg. We looked at the issue of funding through the EI program, through budget 2019. Maybe earlier this year, t

June 12th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the minister for her presentation, and I also thank the other place, especially Senator Mitchell for his leadership on this file. The Senate used to be an echo chamber of the Harper government, but now we have an independent Senate bringing forth value. There

June 12th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Guelph and District Multicultural Festival  Mr. Speaker, this past weekend, under sunny skies, thousands of people converged on Riverside Park for the 33rd Annual Guelph and District Multicultural Festival. Local craft vendors, performers and food vendors shared their passion for art, culture and cuisine. On the main sta

June 11th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member across the way for continuing the discussion we are having in the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. As these concerns come forward, they will go to the government to be looked at and analyzed. The intention of the pro

June 10th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I will turn that into a question about what type of frequency we need in the north. If we look at the 600 megahertz band, we had an auction on that band this year. The low frequency band covers long distances in the north. Of the 112 licenses, 104 from this auction

June 10th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, it is hard to be brief on these complex issues. When we look at the $1.7 billion that we will spend on the universal broadband fund to connect every household in Canada by 2030, this will include all types of providers, including the types the hon. member across th

June 10th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, before I begin, I would like to inform you that I will be sharing my time with the member for Niagara Falls. I am happy to rise today and respond to the motion introduced by the hon. member across the way for Windsor West regarding telecommunications services in Can

June 10th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, we are discussing the way to keep prices down and the idea of a cap versus competition. I am looking at the proposal of the Government of Canada working to introduce data only plans to try to drive down the cost of plans, as well as setting aside 43% of the 600 megah

June 10th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Windsor West for bringing forward this motion for us to discuss today. I feel like I am in the industry committee. We all serve together on that committee, and we have the same kind of humour going back and forth around policy, understating som

June 10th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Criminal Records Act  Mr. Speaker, yes, we were discussing Bill C-93, the act to provide no-cost, expedited record suspension for simple possession of cannabis, just to frame my comments. The practical effects on pardons and expungements are virtually identical. It is important for our constituents t

June 4th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, in her speech, the member talked about housing and how some of it was a future-focused investment. Within my riding, we have four projects I am currently working on. One is a seniors housing project as a co-investment. It is part of the $40-billion, 10-year plan. In

June 4th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal