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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

Governor General's Meritorious Service Medal  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Becka Viau, a visionary, a feminist, an artist, an activist, an innovator, and a mom. Becka works tirelessly for and with the artistic community on P.E.I. She has been named to receive the Meritorious Service medal for rejuvenating contemp

December 9th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Santa's Angels  Mr. Speaker, amid the excitement and anticipation of the Christmas season, there are some very kind souls who lift the spirts of those who are less fortunate. Today I wish to recognize Father Stephen Allen, Kenny Zakem, Don Wright, and their team of volunteers. Twelve years ago

December 2nd, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Committees of the House  Madam Speaker, I wish to speak to the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights in relation to proposed Bill C-242, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (inflicting torture). Bill C-242 proposes the enactment of a new criminal offence of non-state or privat

November 29th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, that was a very powerful and moving speech, the calibre of which we have come to expect in this place from the member for St. Albert—Edmonton. I also wish to add my voice to his in conveying our thoughts, sympathies, and condolences to Shelly MacInnis-Wynn and her

November 29th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to rise to speak at second reading debate on Bill S-217, an act to amend the Criminal Code, detention in custody. The Senate public bill was introduced in response to the tragic events in Alberta in 2015. I want to again express my de

November 29th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal