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Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, as the member knows, we held consultations on this subject across Canada. Right now, the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage is examining the issue. Next year, we will unveil a comprehensive strategy based on these consultations and this work.

March 24th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, our two official languages are at the heart of our history and our identity. The short answer to the hon. member's question is absolutely not. Our very first action plan will be presented this year, but in the meantime budget 2017 includes investments that reflect o

March 24th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Adjournment Proceedings  Mr. Speaker, we are proud of the results of our consultations. Tens of thousands of Canadians visited our web portal, or joined in by social media. Hundreds answered questions and made detailed submissions through our web portal. Hundreds more participated in live consultation e

March 21st, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Adjournment Proceedings  Mr. Speaker, on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, the Minister of Canadian Heritage was very proud to launch a public consultation on how to support Canadian content creation, discovery, and export in the digital world. As the minister clearly explained at the time and many times si

March 21st, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Privatization Act  Madam Speaker, I represent Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Compass, the local CBC news show, is on at six o'clock every evening, and 80% of the televisions that are turned on in Prince Edward Island at six o'clock are tuned in to that program. The CBC is extremely important

February 17th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Privatization Act  Madam Speaker, it is my pleasure to speak today to Bill C-308, which provides for the privatization of CBC/Radio-Canada and the amendment of several acts. In studying the bill, it quickly becomes clear that it involves numerous risks for the Canadian broadcasting system, Canadian

February 17th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, it is a little outside my portfolio to talk about the taxation of health and dental plans but I was here in the House, as I believe was the hon. member for Provencher, when the Prime Minister was absolutely unequivocal in his statement to that effect. That is the end

February 13th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, one of the things that the member for Provencher mentioned in the course of his remarks was his belief that the government is considering a Netflix tax. I can disabuse him of that again tonight. That is absolutely not the case. On November 1, the Minister of Finance

February 13th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Longueuil—Saint-Hubert for raising this issue. Our government recognizes the value of arts and culture to Canada's society and economy. We know we are living in exciting transformational times. Rapid technological advances and

February 13th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, how unfortunate. What do we mean by enhancing the creation, discovery, and export of Canadian content in a digital world? It means that we want to give creators and businesses in Canada's cultural sector the means to develop and fully contribute to Canada's economy.

February 13th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Arts and Culture  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the music lover from Pontiac for that question. Canada has a reputation for itself when it comes to music. Members might ask “What Do You Mean?” Well, Drake, Justin Bieber, and The Weeknd are in the top 10 global recording artists of 2016. The

February 10th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to protecting human rights and official languages rights. In the context of the cross-country consultations on official languages, Canadians highlighted the importance of ensuring access to the legal system, which is why we reinstated the

February 10th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, as this is the first time I am rising in this role, I would like to say that I am very proud to be the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and to have the responsibility to speak to the subject of official languages. Our two official language

February 3rd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

School Principal Award  Mr. Speaker, our teachers and school administrators play a key role in helping develop our youngest citizens into the best and brightest. They encourage us, they inspire us, and they help us see the potential within. Earlier this week, The Learning Partnership named Erin Johnst

February 3rd, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canada 150  Mr. Speaker, a new year has begun, and 2017 promises to be an exciting one for all Canadians. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and it will be full of significant moments and events to celebrate our past, present, and future. An important anniversary like

February 1st, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal