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Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, on the contrary, our two official languages are central to our history and our Canadian identity. We are firmly committed to promoting the use of both official languages in society and to supporting our official language minority communities. We are working on a new

November 9th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, we understand the concerns of the francophone cultural sector. I want to reassure and remind the cultural community of the historic investments we have made to support francophone culture. We have made massive investments in arts and culture, over $2.2 billion to be

November 8th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Department of Public Works and Government Services Act  Mr. Speaker, I could not be more proud to stand in this chamber today to speak to Bill S-236, an act to recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation. I would like to begin by acknowledging the efforts of a couple of Charlottetown constituents, Sharon Larter and Ph

November 6th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, we understand the concerns of the francophone cultural sector. We want to reassure and remind the cultural community of the historic investments we have made to support francophone culture. We have made massive investments in arts and culture, over $2.2 billion to b

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, we thank the committee, including the member for Drummond, for the report. We will give it careful consideration. Our two official languages are at the heart of Canada's history and identity. Air Canada must respect both the letter and the spirit of the Official Lan

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, we hear the concerns of stakeholders in the francophone cultural industry. We want to reassure them and remind them of the historic investments we have made to support our francophone culture. That is why we invested heavily in arts and culture. We invested over $2.

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, the Government of Canada is proud to foster the vitality of francophone and anglophone minority communities and to promote the use of our two official languages in Canadian society, including in the federal public service. We firmly believe in the importance of pro

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Drummond for giving me an opportunity to recap what the Government of Canada has done to promote our two official languages. Language of work in the federal public service is an important matter. Federal institutions must ensure

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Nathan Cirillo  Mr. Speaker, three years ago yesterday, a shooter attacked the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill. Corporal Nathan Cirillo was killed, and others were injured. On this sad anniversary, all Canadians join Corporal Cirillo's friends and family, along with his fellow member

October 23rd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his question and his work in committee. During our consultations, and following the great work the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage did, we heard from Canadians who feel strongly about local news and information. Our approach is based o

October 19th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, our government is proud to have announced its vision for the future of creative industries. These industries provide quality employment to over 630,000 Canadians. Through our new economic strategy, we are committing to support families across the country. Thanks to

October 16th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, our government has already said that it would not tax Canadians more. Our vision for a creative Canada involves investing in creators, ensuring their success, and showcasing them on the national and international stage. Canada's arts and culture sector is a $55-bill

October 16th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, our commitment to Canada's creative industries is clear. This investment provides for at least $500 million in original productions in Canada, in both official languages. This investment will create jobs and allow creators and producers to share their content in Cana

October 5th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to growing the creative industries. This investment, which is the first of its kind in the world, guarantees there will be at least half a billion dollars in original productions made here in Canada in both official languages. This investm

October 5th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Madam Speaker, the Bloc Québécois may not like our government's vision for our creative community, but SOCAN likes it a lot. In fact, SOCAN congratulated the Minister of Canadian Heritage on our government's vision for a creative Canada because it emphasizes the importance of mus

September 29th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal