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Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the third report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, entitled “Reaching Out: Improving Service Delivery to Canadian Veterans”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the gover

December 9th, 2016House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for his question and for his municipal experience. I know that he and I have talked about our municipal experiences. Members are well aware of capital risk. When we look at Ontario, it has an infrastructure program that gives loans t

December 2nd, 2016House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, when we talk about time frames and planning in infrastructure, we all know that infrastructure is built for a 20- or 30-year period. In past experiences, to get infrastructure launched, it is usually three or four years to get a shovel in the ground. From past experi

December 2nd, 2016House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise today to speak to Bill C-29, the budget implementation act. Prior to my role as the member for the Bay of Quinte, I served for eight years as the mayor of the City of Belleville. My municipal experience gave me a full appreciation of the impa

December 2nd, 2016House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, Canada is one of the world's largest pork exporters and represents 20% of the world's pork trade. Maintaining and opening up new markets to pork is critical to the Canadian hog industry, which drives economic growth in many rural regions across the country. Could

November 22nd, 2016House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Winemaker  Mr. Speaker, it is with great pride that I share with you another remarkable accomplishment from my riding. Norman Hardie, a winemaker in Prince Edward County, has received global recognition for his county chardonnay. These accolades are a reflection of Norman's winemaking ex

November 17th, 2016House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Public Safety  Madam Speaker, in September, the Ministers of Public Safety and Justice launched the online portion of the government's consultations about our national security framework. Hon. members have been encouraged to seek the views of their constituents on the subject. Last week, the p

October 28th, 2016House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Hugh O'Neil  Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to stand before the House today to honour a man who profoundly touched the lives of so many. The late Hugh O'Neil, fondly known as “Mr. Quinte”, dedicated his life to the service of others. Hugh had an unwavering passion for his community. Aside f

September 28th, 2016House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Pediatric Bereavement  Mr. Speaker, today I rise to proudly pay special tribute to the organizers of the Butterfly Run, an event designed to support those who have experienced the devastating loss of an infant or child. Close to $70,000 was raised. All money will be donated to the pediatric bereavement

May 10th, 2016House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Fort McMurray  Mr. Speaker, everyone is saddened by the devastation in Fort McMurray. It is clear that we all have a role to play in helping this community get back on its feet. Many will be looking for immediate support, including access to employment insurance, pension payments, old age suppo

May 6th, 2016House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Women's Floorball Championships  Mr. Speaker, today I rise to recognize a world-class sporting event that will be taking place in the riding of Bay of Quinte. From May 4 to 8, the city of Belleville is proud to be hosting the under 19 women's floorball championships. Over 400 athletes from 15 different countri

May 3rd, 2016House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both officials languages, the second report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, entitled “Main Estimates, 2016-17: Votes 1 and 5 under Veterans Affairs, and Vote 1 under Veterans Review and Appeal Board”.

April 18th, 2016House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the first report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs on supplementary estimates (C), 2015-16, votes 1c and 5c under Veterans Affairs.

March 9th, 2016House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Bay of Quinte  Mr. Speaker, as this is my first opportunity to rise in the House, I want to thank my constituents from the new riding of Bay of Quinte for the trust and confidence they have placed in me. My riding consists of the cities of Belleville, Quinte West, as well as Prince Edward Coun

February 3rd, 2016House debate

Neil EllisLiberal