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Agriculture  Madam Speaker, this is the first time I have risen in the House this session and I would like to thank all the people in the Bay of Quinte for relying on me to represent them here in Ottawa. Our government fully recognizes that the uncertainty of China's trade environment has im

January 28th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 14th report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, entitled “Effects of Mefloquine Use Among Canadian Veterans”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a

June 19th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Veterans Affairs  Mr. Speaker, veterans homelessness is absolutely unacceptable in Canada. This is why, yesterday, I was proud to bring in my private member's motion on ending veterans homelessness to the House for debate. My motion called on the government to prevent and end homelessness by 202

June 12th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Veterans Homelessness  Mr. Speaker, I consent.

June 11th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Veterans Homelessness  Mr. Speaker, our committee did a homeless report, which was tabled in Parliament in May, and we did not get an answer to it. This is my motion, Motion No. 225. It speaks to homelessness. My private member's motion time was allotted today. This is why I have not been able to work

June 11th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Veterans Homelessness  Mr. Speaker, I would like to talk about gender. What the statistics are showing, which are not totally accurate, are that vets tend to be under the age of 30, and 50% of them tend to be women showing up in shelters. In the forces, we might have 10% to 15% women, so this rate is h

June 11th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Veterans Homelessness  Mr. Speaker, the member hit the problem right on. A lot of veterans do not want to present and are living in the woods or under bridges. Therefore, part of this is to try to locate them. Once a year or so, we have agencies with boots on the ground that go out and find veterans. P

June 11th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Veterans Homelessness  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for all the support she has given on the motion. Today, I met with both ministers. If the motion does not proceed tonight, hopefully we can get this into policy. Today, a homeless veteran showed up at my office. In the Bay of

June 11th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Veterans Homelessness  , seconded by the member for Saskatoon West, moved: That, in the opinion of the House: (a) the government should set a goal to prevent and end veteran homelessness in Canada by 2025; (b) a plan to achieve this aim should be developed by the government and be presented to the Ho

June 11th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 13th report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, entitled “Medical Cannabis and Veterans' Well-Being”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a compreh

June 6th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, can the hon. parliamentary secretary talk to us about budget 2019 and its funding for DND initiatives?

May 15th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, we are providing the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces with the equipment they need to keep Canada safe. I would take our record over that of the Conservatives any day on defence procurement. Can the parliamentary secretary tell us more about the new fixed-win

May 15th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, my riding is home to CFB Trenton, Canada's largest air force base, and many Canadian Armed Forces members are constituents. Our government is continuing to show its unwavering support for Ukraine. Can the parliamentary secretary talk to us again about recent developmen

May 15th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, thank you for the opportunity to speak this evening about the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces. Tonight I would like to discuss how our government is caring for our women and men in uniform. The main estimates presented today represent fund

May 15th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Committees of the House  Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 12th report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, entitled “ Moving Towards Ending Homelessness Among Veterans”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table

May 1st, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal