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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‚Äôs 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

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, we are very proud of the vision we have put in place for the Canada 150 celebrations and of the lasting legacy they will leave, based on four themes: youth, the environment, reconciliation with indigenous peoples, and diversity. I am confident that my colleagues reco

March 24th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

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