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British Home Child Day   written a book on these Canadians and their experiences. Much of the information and many of the words I used to prepare this speech came directly from Mr. Joyce. My predecessor in this place, Alex Atamanenko, tabled a motion in the previous Parliament asking for an apology from

November 22nd, 2017House debate

Richard CanningsNDP

Food and Drugs Act   the honour of working on such a strategy with my colleagues Malcolm Allen and Alex Atamanenko. We are very proud of the work we did. Our vision is to connect Canadians from the farm to the fork. Our overall objective is to adopt a federal integrated policy that covers agriculture, rural

May 10th, 2017House debate

Ruth Ellen BrosseauNDP

Food and Drugs Act  Mr. Speaker, I am happy to speak today to Bill C-291, a bill that would require the labelling of food products made from genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. I want to start by acknowledging the work and mentorship of Alex Atamanenko, who served as MP for British Columbia

March 10th, 2017House debate

Richard CanningsNDP

Food and Drugs Act   it at their party's convention. I hope to have their support here. I am also following in the footsteps of some remarkable MPs who have worked on this file. There was Alex Atamanenko, NDP member who represented the riding of British Columbia Southern Interior. He introduced a bill on this more

March 10th, 2017House debate

Pierre-Luc DusseaultNDP

Excise Tax Act  Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of Bill C-241, sponsored by my colleague from Saskatoon—Grasswood. The bill would amend the Excise Tax Act to allow for a 100% rebate of the GST for school authorities. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Alex Atamanenko

October 17th, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Excise Tax Act   proposes increasing the GST rebate to 100%. That would contribute to increasing the funding that our school boards are getting, which is extremely important. I am pleased to support the bill. The bill was introduced before by my former NDP colleague Alex Atamanenko. I want to point out

May 13th, 2016House debate

François ChoquetteNDP

Excise Tax Act   for Saskatoon—Grasswood for reviving a private member's bill that was presented in the last Parliament by Alex Atamanenko. Good ideas sometimes cross party lines and it is great to see a Conservative MP presenting a bill that was previously advanced by a former New Democratic MP. I would

May 13th, 2016House debate

Erin WeirNDP

Fight Against Food Waste Act   for Welland, and Alex Atamanenko, the former member of Parliament for British Columbia Southern Interior, who together developed a pan-Canadian food strategy. I would like to hear the member's thoughts on how her particular bill fits in with that overall strategy and the important

May 12th, 2016House debate

Alistair MacGregorNDP

Fight Against Food Waste Act  Mr. Speaker, the food strategy that I had the pleasure of working on with Malcolm Allen and Alex Atamanenko was a great experience. We were able to produce a document about food from the farm to the plate. It had a lot of great aspects, and we are very happy to see that the new

May 12th, 2016House debate

Ruth Ellen BrosseauNDP

Business of Supply   in Canada of food security, and I would like to acknowledge the incredible work that the NDP has done on this issue for many years. We had Malcolm Allen and also Alex Atamanenko compile an important report called “Everybody eats: Our vision for a pan-Canadian food strategy”, and we

April 21st, 2016House debate

Alistair MacGregorNDP

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply   Atamanenko, the respected and newly retired MP for the old riding of British Columbia Southern Interior. As someone born and raised there, I am somewhat biased, but I think that my riding, from the vineyards and orchards of the South Okanagan, the ponderosa pines of the Kettle, the big

December 11th, 2015House debate

Richard CanningsNDP

Supply Management  Mr. Speaker, our supply management sector is under threat at the current secretive negotiations on the trans-Pacific partnership. Countries such as the U.S. and New Zealand are applying tremendous pressure on Canada to put supply management on the chopping block. Most recently,

June 10th, 2015House debate

Alex AtamanenkoNDP

Members not seeking re-election to the 42nd Parliament  Mr. Chair, as always, when I get up here, there is a standing ovation. This has been quite a journey, which started during the summer of 2003 while my wife Ann and I were driving across the Prairies. I remember it clearly. It was at dinner in Medicine Hat when I mentioned to Ann

June 9th, 2015House debate

Alex AtamanenkoNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I have over 300 names from Trail, Castlegar, and the Beaver Valley of folks who are upset about paying additional fees so that they can pay their bills. This especially hits seniors unfairly. The petitioners are calling on the Government of Canada, its agencies, min

May 28th, 2015House debate

Alex AtamanenkoNDP

Yukon and Nunavut Regulatory Improvement Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my Liberal colleague for his excellent question. I have notes here that I have not had a chance to talk about, such as various stakeholders who believe that this consensus, this consultation, did not take place. One of them is Mr. Felix Geithner

May 25th, 2015House debate

Alex AtamanenkoNDP