Peschisolido Report Mr. Speaker, I lost my connection toward the end of QP and, unfortunately, I logged-in a little too late when the vote started happening. If it is all right for me to cast my vote, I would vote in favour, but if not, I will abstain.
September 29th, 2020House debate
Peschisolido Report No, I could not, because I was fully disconnected. I lost my connection.
September 29th, 2020House debate
COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters Madam Chair, the restriction on chinook fishing is threatening the livelihoods of British Columbians. I have a constituent who now fears potential bankruptcy because the Liberals choose to punish fishers for their own failure to restore salmon stocks. When will the Liberals sto
COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters Madam Chair, the Liberals announced $45 million in funding for free and weekly periodicals. This includes ethnic media, but that funding will be divided among approximately 2,500 outlets, including English publications. The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada said t
COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters Madam Chair, as Canada reopens, the demand for PPE masks continues to grow, but the government is delaying the awarding of contracts to Canadian manufacturers. On June 18, the minister said contracts were given to 25 Canadian companies and hundreds across the world. Will the gove
Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to information requests received by departments or agencies from the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) since January 1, 2016: (a) what are the details of all requests and responses, including the (i) request, (ii) date it was received, (iii) date when the information
May 25th, 2020House debate
Canadian Heritage Madam Speaker, the Prime Minister announced a $600-billion media bailout before the last election, and then he directed his minister to create new regulations that control social media platforms. January's Yale report states, “accurate, reliable, and trusted news content is in pe
February 28th, 2020House debate
Criminal Code Madam Speaker, first of all, there needs to be more dialogue and long-term solutions that are thought out, but we need action. We cannot just have good intentions, we need to put them into action. I look forward to the opportunity to working with anyone across the aisle on trying
Criminal Code Madam Speaker, I appreciate the member's compassionate remarks. I am very emotional right now because it is a very important issue for everyone, and in some way or another we are all impacted by it. I have spent time on the front lines. I believe, whether it is in the area I repr
Criminal Code Madam Speaker, Bill C-7, an act to amend the Criminal Code in relation to medical assistance in dying, is one that I believe was written with the intention of providing compassion to those who are suffering through an unfathomable, unbearable degree of pain by allowing a lawful,
Emergency Debate Mr. Speaker, many comments were made tonight about the Conservative Party only talking about the economy, as if it is such a bad thing. I come from a background where I did a lot of counselling, and finances broke families and marriages. It is a very real part of the dialogue and
February 25th, 2020House debate
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his kind remarks. When I was door knocking, some of the things I already mentioned in my speech had to do with affordability. Many of my constituents are struggling because the cost of living on the west coast is very high. The mortgage st
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act Madam Speaker, I thank the member, who is a friend of the previous member of my riding, for his kind remarks. On that note, I look forward to continuing the great work that he did and hope to accomplish much in my riding. I am a bit concerned about the budget. I agree that, beca
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act Madam Speaker, I very much support this bill. My comments have to do with giving it the proper dialogue, research, conversations and, as the member said, perhaps even innovative, creative ideas that may come to the table to ensure that it is bulletproof.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act I apologize, Madam Speaker. It was a rookie mistake. I look forward to working with ministers and my colleagues across the aisle on this unique and dynamic portfolio. When I look around this room at other members, I see passion for people and passion for causes. Whether or not