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Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member across the way is my neighbour just to the west of Guelph. We share an institution that we both have visited on many occasions. One of the concerns I heard when I was at the institution was that the previous government had cut funding and cut the posi

February 26th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Madam Speaker, I am rising today to speak in support of Bill C-83. The role of our corrections system is to keep Canadians safe by managing people who have received criminal sentences of two years or more. In most cases, that involves preparing them for safe and successful rein

February 26th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Madam Speaker, the summary by the hon. member across the way at the very end was interesting in its reference to less money for the RCMP and correctional services. Is the previous government's $300-million cut to correctional services and the RCMP, as well as cuts to emergency se

February 26th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

National Defence Act  Madam Speaker, the proof is in budgets and the proof is in investing dollars in supports that are needed. The previous government was cutting services, cutting Veterans Affairs offices and cutting mental health supports. Would the member across the way agree that investments in

February 22nd, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Madam Speaker, I do not know where to start with a speech like that. I thank the hon. member for providing some fiction and entertainment this afternoon. However, when we look at what the previous government did between 2012 and 2015, it cut $300 million from Correctional Service

February 21st, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member down the way for bringing up the improvements that we are looking at in our correctional facilities. It is in contrast to previous governments wanting to build large jails and locking everybody up versus investing in the system and the people

February 21st, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member across the way for his intervention and his work on the justice committee. He mentioned mental health when winding up his comments. Improving mental health in Canada is one of the most important goals we have as a government. Our efforts shou

February 21st, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Science and Technology  Mr. Speaker, the University of Guelph is a leader in research. On Monday, our government announced $22.7 million in funding to support 37 research projects across the country through Genome Canada. Could the Minister of Science and Sport tell the House how our support for rese

February 5th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Building Bridges  Mr. Speaker, as we come together in our new Parliament Building, I want to also recognize an event that brings people together in Guelph. Earlier this month, the Muslim Society of Guelph hosted the third annual Building Bridges event. With support from Canadian Heritage Canada,

January 31st, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Divorce Act  Mr. Speaker, last year I held an all-party round table that looked at adverse childhood effects and the mental health of children. Something that came up in that round table was the indigenous cultural focus around children. If we can do things for children, the rest of our socie

January 30th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I hear the Conservatives continue to talk about investments as if everything happens on the general ledger and everything has to have an immediate response, where really, the investments are coming from Canada's balance sheet, looking at investing in our economy to c

January 29th, 2019House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his reflections on this place. Democracy is an idea more than a location, but it definitely is a location when we look at this magnificent building we have been able to work in over the past 100 years. Some of us have been here almost that

December 13th, 2018House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I am specifically looking at the anti-collusion provisions with respect to having a tag line on all advertising that states it has been approved by the financial agent, whether that advertising comes from inside or outside Canada, through the three periods we are dis

December 13th, 2018House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, as I said at the beginning of my speech, 85% of what has come forward has been agreed to by the Chief Electoral Officer. This place will be able to do a review going forward after the next election to see whether there are further changes required. We have introduce

December 13th, 2018House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I have heard from the NDP with regard to other pieces of legislation that we move too slowly. The fact is that we have been very thorough in our review of this legislation. The committee was thorough. The Senate has spent time on it. We would rather get this done rig

December 13th, 2018House debate

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal