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Employment  Mr. Speaker, it is with a heavy heart that I rise today in light of the decision to idle all operations at the Cliffs Wabush mine in Labrador, a mine that has operated since 1965. The decision will put over 400 hard-working Canadians out of work and will provide a major challenge

February 12th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Loretta Saunders  Mr. Speaker, today we honour the life of Loretta Saunders at a vigil here on Parliament Hill. I want to offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Loretta on behalf of all Labradorians and on behalf of the Liberal caucus. The tragic death of Lorett

March 5th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I certainly want to recognize my colleague, the member for Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor, in bringing forward this particular motion. I listened to the NDP speak to this, and I want to put something out for the public because the NDP is leaving a misconceptio

March 5th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Sealing Disaster  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate a sad saga in Newfoundland history, as Sunday March 30 marked the 100th anniversary of the great sealing disaster of 1914, which claimed the lives of 251 Newfoundland men and boys as they worked on the edge of dangerous ice floes to earn a

April 1st, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Canadian Coast Guard  Mr. Speaker, today two ferries were stuck in the ice, this time off the coast of Cape Breton. The ferry between Newfoundland and Labrador, the Sir Robert Bond, is still hampered by ice. The Coast Guard exceeded its budget this fiscal year and no additional employees were called

April 3rd, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague across the way for bringing forward the motion today. Obviously this is a motion that is very much motherhood among most parliamentarians in Canada. We all represent large constituencies of trappers, hunters, and fishers. There is no reason we sh

April 4th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day Act  Mr. Speaker, I am certainly pleased to rise and speak to the bill that has been put forward by the member for Northumberland—Quinte West, and to say that of course we on this side of the House will support the motion that he has offered up today. I am pleased to speak to this on

April 4th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  With regard to national parks, what is the detailed breakdown, by fiscal year and nature or purpose, of all expenditures related to the establishment of Mealy Mountains National Park, made pursuant to the $5.5 million in funding over five years referred to on page 115 of the 2011

April 10th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for his comments and for his motion today. It makes entire sense. There is absolutely no reason that any bill or policy being implemented in the House of Commons by government should not have full and free debate, not only by parliamentar

April 10th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to government expenditures, what is the amount, program, nature or purpose, file number, and date of all grants or contributions made to Wabush Mines and Cliff Resources since January 2000?

April 28th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, my question for my colleague opposite is, why did his government not conduct reviews of this program a year ago? When the Liberal opposition raised it in the House of Commons, asked the government to conduct a review of the temporary foreign worker program, it did

May 6th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Homelessness  Mr. Speaker, I certainly want to speak to the ongoing debate on the floor of the House right now with regard to homelessness in Canada and how it is reported, how the data is collected, the methodology that is used, and the definition of homelessness in the country. This is an i

May 6th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to environmental protection: (a) what are the details of any measures which have been taken since 2000 to monitor or remediate pollution or environmental hazards at Port Burwell on Killiniq Island, Nunavut; and (b) what are the titles, dates, and file numbers of all r

May 12th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG): what is the location and activity of each ice-breaking vessel in the CCG Fleet on each day since January 2, 2014?

May 12th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present two petitions. One is from the town of Postville and one from the town of Black Tickle. They are both related to the downgrading of services by Canada Post Corporation. The petitioners are calling on the Government of Canada to instruct Canada

June 5th, 2014House debate

Yvonne JonesLiberal