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Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member across the way for his passion on this topic. I have recently been in touch with the Guelph Humane Society, which is really concerned about delays in this legislation coming forth. One point they made was that 87% of cases involving bestiality a

May 8th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Canadian Children's Book Week  Mr. Speaker, Canadian Children's Book Week is an annual event that celebrates Canadian children's literature. Literacy is one of the greatest gifts parents and grandparents can give a child, something my wife, Barb, and I have always believed in. Reading lays the foundation for

May 6th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, the member's detailed question almost bordered on a speech. She has touched on points that are important for the youth across Canada. We are seeing protests. We know there is anxiety. People want change and they want it now. As we build our pan-Canadian network of c

April 30th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, the budget bill in front of us is about numbers. It is about the business plan for Canada. It looks at all aspects of operating the country, including the increase we have seen in asylum seekers, which requires more funding from us to support provinces and municipali

April 30th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to lend my support to budget 2019 as a road map to a more prosperous and equitable future for our communities. Three years ago, I stood in the House and spoke about the potential in budget 2016, that it would provide Canadians the tools they need to inno

April 30th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I am trying to follow the thread toward the budget and his thoughts on the budget, in particular the investments we are making as a government in social infrastructure and in taking people out of poverty. People in his riding are now in a better position than they we

April 30th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Parkdale—High Park, who is my middle daughter's member of Parliament. She has a young family and she is looking at things around the Canada child benefit and improving cash flow as a young family. As I mentioned earlier, credit market borrowin

April 12th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I was very interested in the member's comments on household debt. I was going to ask this question last night, before the member for Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola rose to try to adjourn the House and really stall debate on this matter. Maybe the member could he

April 12th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to present a petition from the great people of Guelph. They are concerned about climate change, knowing that it is real, that it represents an existential threat to humanity and that pollution should not be free. Research has shown that the pri

April 12th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Christian Holy Week  Mr. Speaker, with the start of Christian Holy Week upon us, I would like to first recognize Monsignor Dennis Noon who recently announced his plans to retire after serving as pastor of the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate for 16 years. The entire Christian community in Guelph and

April 12th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Richmond Hill for his work as the chair of the all-party mental health caucus. As he knows, suicide has a profound effect in Canada. For every suicide death, there are five self-inflicted injury hospitalizations, 25 to 30 attempts and sev

April 12th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, in his speech the member mentioned the investments in Canada, which we are very proud to be presenting in our budget at a time when the Ontario provincial government is blocking intakes of federal funds into municipalities, including in his riding. We are now looking

April 11th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I thank the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance for finally getting us speaking about the budget after all the diversions we have had over the last few weeks. The previous government added $153 billion to the national debt and there was little help f

April 11th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Guelph Police Service  Mr. Speaker, this week as Ottawa hosts the annual Canadian Police Association Legislative Conference, I want to recognize outgoing Guelph police chief Jeff DeRuyter, who recently announced his retirement after 35 years of police service. Jeff was committed to community engagemen

April 2nd, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Mr. Speaker, I had to check whether I could speak at this stage because I had spoken at other stages. I have had the opportunity to contribute to the debate. The debate has moved as the committee study went through. The bill came back and we had some amendments this week that we

February 26th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal