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Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, our two official languages are at the heart of who we are as Canadians and are a priority for our government. The experience, expertise, and integrity of Ms. Meilleur has been recognized by many, both in the House and in official languages communities across Canada.

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, I would first like to thank the member for her question and for her work on the Standing Committee on Official Languages. As the member knows, we promised to find the best person to be the official languages commissioner, and that is exactly what we did. Ms. Meilleu

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, as I already said, our two official languages are a priority for our government. Ms. Meilleur is a lawyer who has devoted a good part of her career to protecting our official languages and the vitality of our linguistic communities. She will be an important watchdog

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, our two official languages are at the heart of who we are as Canadians, and it is a priority for our government. The experience, expertise, and integrity of Ms. Meilleur has been recognized by many, both in this House and in the official languages community across C

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Housing  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak about our government's commitment to affordable housing. Last week we announced over $7 million in funding for transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence, for new seniors' units, and for renovations to exi

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Madam Speaker, I would encourage my friend from Calgary Rocky Ridge to have a look at the letters that were given to the opposition leaders, if they would share them with him. I would also encourage him to speak to his colleague from Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d'Orléans—Charlev

May 18th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Government Appointments  Madam Speaker, the member for Calgary Rocky Ridge indicated that when he posed the question, he asked whether the next ethics commissioner would be just another Liberal, because it is a Liberal who has been named as the official languages commissioner. Quite frankly, that was a d

May 18th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a) and (b), the information in the requested format is not readily accessible in the Department of Canadian Heritage’s financial systems. Extensive manual research would be necessary to provide a comprehensive response. This operation cannot be comple

May 5th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Holidays Act  Madam Speaker, I rise today to address Bill C-311. This bill seeks to make changes to the Holidays Act as it pertains to Remembrance Day. I am pleased to advise the House that we will be supporting the bill with the amendments that were made at committee. I would also like to t

May 4th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a), this legislation will be developed jointly with indigenous peoples. Specialists, communities, and indigenous representatives will be involved in the discussions to guide and conceptualize the framework that will lead to an indigenous languages act

May 1st, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Farewell to Bruce and Boomer  Mr. Speaker, it is frequently stated that 80% of all televisions that are turned on in P.E.l. at 6 p.m. on a weeknight are tuned in to Compass, the suppertime newscast. Friday was the end of an era for that program. For the last 31 years the weatherman on the show has been Kevi

May 1st, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, our government recognizes the important contribution of Acadians, francophones, and indigenous peoples to our history. We also recognize that CBC/Radio-Canada is an independent crown corporation and that it would not be appropriate to comment on the content of the s

April 10th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, for us, the 150th anniversary of Canada is an opportunity to reflect on our past and to tell the different stories that shaped our identity. Everyone knows that the CBC is an independent crown corporation. Out of respect for its independence, we should refrain from

April 7th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

P.E.I. Burger Love  Mr. Speaker, it being April, it gives me great pleasure to rise today and inform the House that PEI Burger Love has returned to the island. Every April since 2011, island restaurants have offered their own special burgers, made with 100% island beef and topped with fresh and im

April 7th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Juno Awards  Mr. Speaker, this weekend Canadian music took centre stage as our nation's capital welcomed and celebrated some of Canada's most prolific musical talent at the 2017 Juno Awards. Canada is blessed to have so many talented artists who are celebrated across Canada and around the wo

April 3rd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal