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Veterans  Mr. Speaker, as MP for the Bay of Quinte, I would like to recognize all our Canadian veterans, past and present. My riding is home to one of the largest veteran populations in the country. Men and women arrive to serve and many stay to contribute dynamically to our region in th

November 9th, 2017House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, according to the Conference Board of Canada, tobacco use in Canada costs the Canadian economy billions of dollars each year. We also know that cigarette smoking is still the leading cause of premature death in Canada. What is the Minister of Health doing to address

October 20th, 2017House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Youth  Mr. Speaker, today I have a message of encouragement to the youngest members of the Bay of Quinte area. When we are young, it can be hard to find ways to be heard and to connect with others who share our unique vision of the world. However, the insights and fresh perspectives of

October 6th, 2017House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, entitled “Mental Health of Canadian Veterans: A Family Purpose”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government tabl

June 19th, 2017House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Bay of Quinte Educators  Mr. Speaker, I offer sincere congratulations to two Bay of Quinte teachers, Sheryl Parker and Susan Sewell-Charles, who are two of the 37 recipients of the 2016-2017 Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence and Excellence in Early Childhood Education. The Bay of Quinte ha

June 7th, 2017House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Albert College  Mr. Speaker, today I offer a warm congratulations to Belleville's own Albert College, which celebrated its 160th anniversary as a renowned international university prep school. As Canada's oldest coeducational boarding and day school, Albert College has provided an enriched and c

May 8th, 2017House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, lots of money is going to those areas through budgets. There is always more money that could go to other things. Highway 401 goes through my riding. The member talked about electrically powered cars. I feel that as the community goes and how things are, we as leader

May 4th, 2017House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, unfortunately I do not sit on the committee the member referred to. I feel that the answer was given today by the hon. government House leader. In the sense of the member's question, she answered that suggestions are coming forward and we offer her suggestions on how

May 4th, 2017House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, as some of us here are aware, being a former mayor of a small municipality, I would say it is important for us to have suitable funding and programming so that our mayors can plan forward. When we made the transit announcement in the city of Belleville, the mayor was

May 4th, 2017House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise today to speak to Bill C-44, the budget implementation act. I would first like to thank the hon. member for Fleetwood—Port Kells for sharing his time with me. He was a teenager when Canada celebrated its 100th birthday and I was a day away

May 4th, 2017House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to table e-petition 627 on childhood cancer submitted by my constituent, Wayne Reil. There are 4,641 signatories who have shared their concern and passion for increasing the supports available to children with pediatric cancer.

April 13th, 2017House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs entitled “Supplementary Estimates (C), 2016-17: Votes 1c and 5c under Veterans Affairs”. Also, I have the honour to present, in both official la

March 9th, 2017House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Literacy Challenge  Mr. Speaker, today I am proud to highlight a program in my riding, which is helping our community members celebrate our nation's 150th birthday by encouraging literacy and instilling a love for reading. Students from JK to grade 8 are participating in our own Bay of Quinte Canad

February 24th, 2017House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Belleville Chamber of Commerce  Mr. Speaker, today I would like to offer a sincere message of thanks to a committed business leader from the Bay of Quinte, Mr. Bill Saunders. The Belleville Chamber of Commerce has enjoyed 152 years of service. For the past six years, Bill has been the voice and visionary lead

February 22nd, 2017House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, after three governments, four prime ministers, and 14 years since the project began, I was proud that our government has successfully acquired fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft. These aircraft play a critical role, carrying out search and rescue operations to res

December 14th, 2016House debate

Neil EllisLiberal