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Health  Madam Speaker, this government has been very clear in our support for the principles of the Canada Health Act and the values that they reflect. These values of accessibility, equity, and solidarity form the foundation for both our publicly insured health care system and for the n

October 20th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I think I can do one better. I married a Cape Bretoner. The process that was in place under the previous government was opaque, outdated, and in need of an overhaul. The four senators absolutely deserve credit for their advocacy on this issue. Those four senators

October 4th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, as I have indicated, we inherited a process that was badly broken, that was secretive, and that did not involve parliamentarians. We have reformed that process. It is now open, transparent, and accountable. That process has resulted in a list going forward to the P

October 4th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Niagara Falls for his interest in Atlantic Canada. What we committed to during the election was to fix a broken Supreme Court of Canada nomination process that was in effect under the previous government. That process was opaque,

October 4th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, the decisions made by the Supreme Court of Canada affect us all. We know that the process used by the previous government was badly broken. That is why we have reformed it. The advisory committee has been asked to identify jurists of high calibre, ones who reflect t

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, it confirms no such thing. Under the previous government, the process for appointment of Supreme Court of Canada judges was opaque, outdated, and in need of an overhaul. In fact, that was the process that resulted in Stephen Harper attacking the chief justice of th

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, the decisions taken by the Supreme Court affect us all. The process that was employed by the previous government was opaque, outdated, and in need of an overhaul. That is why our government has announced a new Supreme Court of Canada appointment process that is open

September 27th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, the process used by the previous government to appoint Supreme Court justices was opaque, outdated, and in need of an overhaul. We have announced a new appointment process that is open, transparent, and will set a much higher standard for accountability. As mandated

September 27th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, access to justice in both official languages is an issue that affects all Canadians. Canadians want to live in a law-abiding society that has a justice system that is fair and accessible for everyone. In criminal justice, these principles mean that the lower courts

September 26th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, access to justice in both official languages is an important issue for our country. Canadians want to live in a law-abiding society with a fair, accessible, and equitable justice system. On August 2, 2016, the Prime Minister announced a new process for appointing Su

September 26th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, the process employed by the previous government for Supreme Court of Canada appointees was opaque and badly in need of an overhaul. That is the reason why there was a new process that increased transparency, that increased accountability, and that is why the advisory

September 26th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, the process used to appoint Supreme Court justices by the previous government was opaque, outdated, and in need of an overhaul. In the mandate letter from the Prime Minister to the advisory board, they were asked that when making their selections they consider the cu

September 26th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Drummond for his speech. I will be talking about the same thing. He spoke about bilingualism and the private member's bill that he introduced. However, he knows very well that the policy announced by the Prime Minister will ens

September 22nd, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, with the last comment from the member for Calgary Shepard, I am a little confused. I would have thought that the objective of his speech would be to solicit support for his motion. Now he is encouraging us to vote against it. However, we fully intend to support the m

September 22nd, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I want to pick up on the very last couple of comments made by my colleague opposite, in which he accused the government of being disrespectful of Parliament and of the court. I would ask him to hark back maybe a year or two with respect to the public spat between his

September 22nd, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal