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Housing  Mr. Speaker, this week I was pleased to see that Hastings County will be receiving more than $1.4 million to help fight homelessness. This funding is part of Canada's first-ever national housing strategy, in which our government committed to reducing chronic homelessness by at le

April 3rd, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, this week we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Since its foundation on April 4, 1949, NATO has been a cornerstone of Canadian defence and security policy. As a founding member, we have contributed to every NATO operation over

April 2nd, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Royal Canadian Air Force  Mr. Speaker, as MP for the Bay of Quinte, it is an honour to rise in the House to mark the Canadian air forces' 95th anniversary of service to Canada and the world. My riding is home to Canada's largest air force base, CFB Trenton and boasts one of the largest veterans population

April 1st, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 11th report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, entitled “Indigenous Veterans: From Memories of Injustice to Lasting Recognition”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests the gov

February 8th, 2019House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Harry Leslie Smith  Mr. Speaker, today I pay tribute to a constituent of mine, Harry Leslie Smith. Harry was an acclaimed writer who used his first-hand experience of growing up in England during the Depression and serving in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War to make a direct call to b

November 30th, 2018House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Belleville  Mr. Speaker, today I am pleased to congratulate the City of Belleville on winning the grand prize for the Kraft Heinz Project Play. Belleville will receive $250,000 towards its Field of Ability, which will modify Parkdale Veterans Park diamond into a fully accessible ballpark.

October 31st, 2018House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the tenth report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs entitled “Main Estimates 2018-19: Votes 1 and 5 under Department of Veterans Affairs, and Vote 1 under Veterans Review and Appeal Board”.

June 8th, 2018House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, we know that residential schools were instrumental in stripping away the language and culture of indigenous peoples. This is one of the tragic legacies of the residential school system. As our government continues to work in partnership with indigenous communities on

June 8th, 2018House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the ninth report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, entitled “A Seamless Transition to Civilian Life For All Veterans: It's Time For Action”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109 the committee requests

May 24th, 2018House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Employment Insurance  Mr. Speaker, the EI working while on claim pilot project has been a success for Canadians receiving parental and caregiving benefits, allowing those EI recipients to return to work without jeopardizing their benefits. Could the Minister of Families, Children and Social Developmen

March 2nd, 2018House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Brain Cancer Research  Mr. Speaker, today I rise to applaud the courage and resilience of a remarkable family from the Bay of Quinte that has faced unimaginable loss not once, but twice. The Grouchy family lost their beloved daughter Holly in 2005, at age 11. The same aggressive brain tumour also claim

February 14th, 2018House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present electronic petition 1283 from Wayne Reil, in my riding of Bay of Quinte. It is a petition about childhood cancer. Childhood cancer is the number one killer of our children. It kills more than asthma, diabetes, or cystic fibrosis. Children are

February 2nd, 2018House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the eighth report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, entitled “Comparative Study of Services to Veterans in Other Jurisdictions”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the g

December 13th, 2017House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Community Service  Mr. Speaker, I would like to spotlight a few organizations in my riding of the Bay of Quinte that serve our community with very special holiday programs. To date, the Gleaner's Foodbank and Christmas sharing program has helped over 1,300 families enjoy nutritious and tasty food

December 8th, 2017House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the seventh report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, entitled “Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18”.

December 1st, 2017House debate

Neil EllisLiberal