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Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, the member for Edmonton Centre brings such passion to this. It was so good to hear the story he shared of Ethan regarding the impact of bullying and what we need to do to support mental health among all our citizens, but particularly the young people in our communiti

June 4th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, we were talking about the Canada Infrastructure Bank, and one of our members on this side mentioned one project. We also have the GO Transit project in southern Ontario, with $2 billion in debt financing to open up GO. As well, we can think about what providing elect

June 4th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for touching on so many things in a short period of time, but she really got my attention when talking about training people in new technologies as workforces change. She was a nurse and my wife was a nurse. My wife saw a lot of change over th

June 4th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I want to focus on our growth of foreign direct investment into Canada, which The Globe and Mail reported last week has increased by an impressive 60%, from $32.2 billion to $51.3 billion. This happened while capital flows into developed economies elsewhere dropped b

May 31st, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Criminal Records Act  Madam Speaker, I thank the member across the way and also the member for St. Catharines for pointing out the consultations that happened on Bill C-45, which is not exactly the legislation we are debating. However, I can echo that we had consultations in Guelph, Wellington and Kit

May 30th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Criminal Records Act  Madam Speaker, the discussion we had in previous debates in the House regarding expungement had to do with the complications that would affect people who have records in the United States if there was no match up of paperwork or a paper trail when they crossed the border. If expu

May 30th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I can answer with just two words: Bill C-369. We have a way of evaluating environmentally sensitive projects such as a pipeline, but we are looking at having that pipeline provide a cleaner source of energy for old coal technologies used around the world. It will als

May 16th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, my friend from Kitchener—Conestoga had maybe three questions there, but he is clever at getting a few questions in at one time. One of his questions was about farms. Yes, there was a bumper crop last year, but there is uncertainty about what will happen this year in

May 16th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for sharing his time with me. We visited the Mohawks on the Bay of Quinte last year. We are both water champions, looking to reduce boil water advisories. Item (c) in our motion expressly says that the vulnerable communities we are trying

May 16th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I offer my thanks for the entertainment from across the way. There were three amendments that were proposed during the Conservatives' presentation. One of them related to climate change not being related to human activity. Could the hon. member maybe clarify the

May 16th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure of presenting a petition initiated by Erica Hutton and the customers at Bath and Body Works in my riding of Guelph. It concerns Bill S-214, an act to amend the Food and Drugs Act with regard to cruelty-free cosmetics. The petition supports bannin

May 15th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Smart Cities Challenge  Mr. Speaker, in 2017 we challenged communities to develop bold ideas to improve the lives of their residents through the Smart Cities Challenge, and boy, they delivered. Over 200 communities submitted ambitious proposals, and yesterday, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia; communities in Nu

May 15th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Oceans Act  Madam Speaker, the member ended off talking about science, but in his speech, he also talked about the budget and how important it is to put one's money where one's mouth is, that when it comes to policy development, we have to put budgets behind our policy. In November 2016, w

May 13th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Oceans Act  Madam Speaker, as has been mentioned in this debate, when we took office in 2015, less than 1% of our oceans and waterways were protected. We promised to get to 5% by 2017, on which we delivered. We are at 8% now. We have a goal of getting to 10% by 2020. Given the track we are o

May 13th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for his work at committee on the bill and for the legal aspect that he brings to the discussion. He mentioned the effect of this issue on children. The Guelph Humane Society has been working with women in crisis in Guelph. Women

May 8th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal