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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

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