Canadian Heritage Madam Speaker, our thoughts go out to the workers who have lost their jobs and to their families. Our media is in crisis. The laws we have to protect our culture were made well before the Internet. Europe has been working to update its laws for over 10 years. Canada only starte
June 7th, 2019House debate
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, that was not my intention. I withdraw my comment if it was taken as offensive.
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I have to congratulate the member opposite for his performance. I think post-politics, the Canada Council for the Arts may be interested in funding his acting career. It is important to recognize that our government is taking action. It has been taking action for
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, this panel involves eight different representatives of organizations. There is a wide-ranging spectrum of the industry that includes owners, publishers, reporters and workers. I know the party opposite has a real problem with unions and makes no excuse for it. It
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, what is important is that action is being taken, decisive action. This fund will allow our media to recalibrate over the next five years and be able to support initiatives that will ensure the long-term viability of the industry.
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, it is important to recognize that there is a dire crisis. As I stated in my speech, there are operations closing weekly. In Hamilton, just last week, The Hamilton Spectator closed its printing operations. That has affected many jobs in that local community. This i
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I appreciate my friend's comments. Newspapers are not just about journalists, although journalists play a very important role in producing newspapers. Many people are involved in delivering the news, from those working in the press room to those delivering the new
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Edmonton Centre. I would like to take this opportunity to stand today and remind this chamber of the importance of a free and independent press to a healthy democracy. I cannot say it enough: A fundamental pillar of ou
Indigenous Languages Act Mr. Speaker, it is deeply troubling to hear that the NDP has chosen not to support this bill. I do want to point out two key aspects of the bill that we have heard about a number of times today. The first is with respect to UNDRIP. In the purpose part of this bill, in paragra
Indigenous Languages Act Mr. Speaker, I was very interested in the way the member opposite structured his speech, especially the parallels he drew between the Official Languages Act and the indigenous languages act. I think they are very important. We are celebrating 50 years of the Official Languages A
Indigenous Languages Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his incredibly hard work on this legislation. In the “Purposes of Act” part of the bill, clause 5 states, “The purposes of this Act are to”, and under paragraph (g) on page 5, it states, “contribute to the implementation of the
Canadian Heritage Mr. Speaker, we have been working on this issue for the past month. Directors, producers and creators can count on us. As the minister said last week, we will have concrete solutions to announce this week. It is not about scoring political points; it is about ensuring that movies
Indigenous Languages Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my friend from Yukon for his in-depth knowledge on this issue. There are 90 indigenous languages. According to UNESCO, 75% of them are on the verge of becoming extinct. I would like to get a sense from him whether the framework in Bill C-91 hop
Indigenous Languages Act Mr. Speaker, I know the member for Edmonton Strathcona is a lawyer. Therefore, I would like to ask her about the legality, with respect to the charter as well as our Human Rights Act, of putting a provision in a bill where we prescribe particular background of an individual. We a
Indigenous Languages Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to set the record straight. During the deliberations at committee, a number of amendments were accepted from different parties. At every stage, the member for Nunavut was invited to take part. As a government, we made every accommodation for that parti