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Taxation  Madam Speaker, our government is committed to growing our creative industries. The deal with Netflix is part and parcel of that. It is a huge, huge vote of confidence by a global player, for the first time ever, to make an investment. It is a vote of confidence in the strength of

September 29th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Taxation  Madam Speaker, this deal with Netflix speaks volumes to the strength of the creative sector here in Canada. This is a global player that for the first time has invested outside the United States, and it chose Canada. Canadians love Netflix. Netflix loves the Canadian creative sec

September 29th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Madam Speaker, our creators and artists work every day to tell unique stories about who we are. Our government always stands up for Canadian artists. What is more, we have already invested $1.9 million in arts and culture. We reinvested in the CMF to protect our productions, and

September 29th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

PEl International Shellfish Festival  Madam Speaker, the Prince Edward lsland Fishermen's Association has recently set a new world record, thanks to a beloved crustacean. We now own the title of the world's longest lobster roll, again. For years there has been a friendly rivalry between Charlottetown and Shediac, N

September 29th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, our commitment to Canada's creative industries is clear. This agreement, the first of its kind, includes an investment of at least $500 million, as the member said, in original Canadian productions in both official languages. This investment will create jobs and opp

September 28th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, essentially, what we want is to make sure that our artists have the support they need. That is what our government is doing. We have allocated $22 million to Telefilm Canada, $13.5 million to the National Film Board, and $550 million to the Canada Council for the Ar

September 22nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate my colleague on his new role as official languages critic. Our two official languages are at the heart of Canada's history and identity. They are a priority for us. With regard to appointments, our government is committed to a process that is

September 22nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, the vitality of official language minority communities and the promotion of bilingualism are two very important issues. By holding broad consultations from coast to coast in 2016 and drafting a new action plan for 2018, our government is stepping up and showing stron

September 18th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, our government is focused on the future and especially the future of our official language minority communities. The primary objective of the Prime Minister's cross-country tour was to connect with people and listen to what they had to say. The Government of Canada s

September 18th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, as part of the Canada 150 celebrations, the government is focusing on four themes, one of which is encouraging reconciliation with indigenous people. The Canada 150 Fund has awarded $250,000 to the Water’s Edge Festivals and Events for the Rhythm of the Nation music

September 18th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a), the Canada 150 Fund received a budget of $200 million, which was allocated in the following way: $80 million for large-scale, Canada-wide Signature projects; $100 million for community-based projects; and $20 million for major events. With regard

September 18th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a), as a crown corporation in the Canadian Heritage portfolio, the National Capital Commission operates at arm’s length from the government and is responsible for its own day-to-day activities. With regard to (b), the NCC consulted business and yout

September 18th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a) to (d), the program includes an optional fun and hands-on educational workshop, offered by Junior Achievement, JA, Ottawa. The NCC provided JA Ottawa $20,000 to develop and implement this workshop for program participants. The NCC also made promoti

September 18th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Jewish Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to rise and speak to Bill S-232, recognizing the month of May each year as Canadian Jewish heritage month. I will be very brief in my remarks as I know that many of my colleagues wish to speak on this bill, and my role here today is to simpl

June 20th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (i), the funds were awarded to the Society for the Celebrations of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary. With regard to (ii), the amount delivered in 2016-17 is $3,620,895. The total funding for the project is $10,000,000, to be delivered over two fiscal year

June 16th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal