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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Milton, originally from Cape Breton, for her contribution to the debate today. There were a couple of things she said in error, and if I may, I am going to point them out. She can feel free to respond. She suggested that a criter

September 22nd, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to continue this discussion on what seems to be the centrepiece of most of the Conservatives' speeches, which is the chest thumping around a 141-year-old constitutional convention. However, in the wording of their motion, the words “constitutional conven

September 22nd, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the Conservative Party for bringing forward this motion, which we support. It talks about the custom of regional representation. It is indeed one that is very important, one that we support, and one that we are upholding through the new process.

September 22nd, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I cannot help but chime in at the mention of Sir Louis Henry Davies, the judge of the Supreme Court of Canada for whom our courthouse is named. I would like to continue our conversation on the bilingualism of judges and the point the member for Victoria made in res

September 22nd, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, first of all, I would like to thank the member for Victoria for that very thoughtful and well-researched contribution to this debate. It is certainly what we have come to expect from the member, but I have to say that this is one of his finer moments. There are a co

September 22nd, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the minister for confirming the government's respect for the custom of regional representation and our party's support for this motion. I was a member of the justice committee at the time of the last appointment to the Supreme Court and there w

September 22nd, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my Conservative friend for his newfound interest in Atlantic Canada.

September 22nd, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Business of Supply  It absolutely is fair. Mr. Speaker. Why do we not talk about Senate appointments in Prince Edward Island? Does the member want to talk about respect for the regions? My question is this. Has the hon. member read the mandate letter submitted by the minister to the committee that

September 22nd, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Genetic Non-Discrimination Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak to Bill S-201, an act to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination. I would like to thank Senator Cowan for bringing this bill forward and the Senate for giving such thoughtful consideration to this matter both at commi

September 20th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

An Act to Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying)  Madam Speaker, very soon we are going to be called upon, both here and in the other place, to vote on this piece of legislation. There are people who will undoubtedly feel compelled to vote against it, albeit for different reasons. I invite the hon. member to speak to the ramifi

June 16th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

An Act to Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying)  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his passionate intervention. His participation at every stage of this debate has indeed been thoughtful. Although we do not always agree, there is no denying the comprehensive and heartfelt nature in which he addresses the debate. I want to

June 16th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

An Act to Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying)  Mr. Speaker, I would like to address the issue raised by the member opposite when he talked about an artificial time crunch and a failure of process. The Carter decision was handed down on February 6, 2015. Between February 6, 2015, and the federal election, there were was the e

June 16th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I reject the premise of that question. This government is very committed to attacking the scourge of human trafficking in this country. We are well seized of this issue. We were the ones who instituted an inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women. We are als

June 15th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his excellent work on the justice committee and his advocacy on this issue. We are well aware of the pressing vacancies within the ranks of the judiciary across this country, and in particular, in the province of Alberta. I ca

June 15th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Golf Hall of Fame Inductee  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise today in the House to recognize LPGA tour professional and proud Prince Edward Islander, Lorie Kane. Lorie will be inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame later this year. She is a 20-year veteran of the LPGA tour. She has four LPGA wins,

June 15th, 2016House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal