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Rotary Youth Parliament  Mr. Speaker, later today, the 29th annual Rotary Youth Parliament will be called to order at the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island. The Rotary Youth Parliament sees high school students from across the province take on the role of members of the legislative assembly,

November 25th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity today to speak about private member's bill, Bill C-305, an act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief). Bill C-305 seeks to broaden the provision of the Criminal Code on mischief that constitutes a hate crime in relation to build

November 22nd, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Human Rights Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Sarnia—Lambton for that question and also congratulate her on her recent honour at the Parliamentarian of the Year awards. There were a couple questions there. One was with respect to the decision of the committee to not take wit

November 18th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Human Rights Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke for really being the driving force behind the protection of the trans community from discrimination. He was indeed the person who drove this issue in the last Parliament, and deserves full credit for the fact tha

November 18th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Human Rights Act  Mr. Speaker, I request consent to split my time with the member for St. Catharines. I am rising to take the opportunity to speak about Bill C-16. I would like to use some of my time to respond—

November 18th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Human Rights Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleagues for that. I would like to use some of my time to respond to a persistent criticism of the bill. That is that it is redundant, unnecessary, and merely symbolic. Members raised this issue during second reading debate. They have argued that the b

November 18th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, I repeat that I am confident that in the regulatory management of the aquaculture industry in all of Canada, but most particularly in British Columbia, the effect of all regulations and reporting requirements in place makes finfish aquaculture in British Columbia the

November 15th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, I rise to say that I am confident in the regulatory management of the aquaculture industry in all of Canada, but most particularly in British Columbia. Measures are in place through regulations and conditions of licence to apply evidence-based thresholds and standard

November 15th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to speak today to Bill C-235, an act to amend the Criminal Code, regarding fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. I would like to begin by thanking the member for the Yukon for his long-standing advocacy on this important issue. By introducing this priva

November 3rd, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Health  Madam Speaker, I want to reiterate that the Government of Canada is unwavering in its support of the Canada Health Act. We are committed to defending our publicly funded health care system. In our work, we are striving to eliminate extra billing and user fees, which create barr

October 20th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

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