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Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from my riding that calls on the House to specifically identify hospice palliative care as a defined medical service covered under the Canada Health Act.

June 15th, 2017House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the sixth report of the Standing Committee on National Defence, in relation to a study of North American defence entitled “The Readiness of Canada's Naval Forces”. I would like to thank our clerk, Elizabeth K

June 15th, 2017House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

House debate  Madam Speaker, we have explained several times why our budgets of both 2016 and 2017 are good for Canadians. We are proceeding exactly the way we said we would. I was a Conservative for many years. In fact, the first time I voted Liberal was in the last election, when I ran for

June 5th, 2017House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Christine Archibald  Mr. Speaker, it is with great sadness I rise to share our condolences with the families and friends of those killed in the attack in London this past weekend. We grieve with those who have lost loved ones and wish all those injured a full and speedy recovery. Our thoughts and p

June 5th, 2017House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fifth report of the Standing Committee on National Defence in relation to its study of Canada and the defence of North America, specifically on its trip to Washington, D.C., from March 5 to 8. This is a un

May 31st, 2017House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Veterans Affairs  Mr. Speaker, having served in the Canadian Armed Forces, I know how important it is to find a new purpose after leaving the military. While most military members transition well, some struggle to find their new normal and to build their new life. Access to educational opportuniti

May 30th, 2017House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

British Columbia Floods  Mr. Speaker, this week, residents across the Okanagan are on alert, facing the uncertainty of rising flood waters. Unfortunately, the worst may be yet to come with saturated ground, a melting snow pack and more rain in the forecast. Uncertainty and loss are causing stress and har

May 11th, 2017House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, we have been around the block a few times this afternoon on the minister's role. I think it's fair to say that he played a significant role, that his role was instrumental. Now we are debating on how he characterized his role, and in fact, he has apologized for that

May 8th, 2017House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Canadian Airports  Mr. Speaker, I wish to welcome to Ottawa the Canadian Airports Council. This council is a voice for Canadian airports across this country. Serving as gateways to the world, airports are economic engines in our communities, generating more than 140,000 direct jobs and some $35 bil

April 5th, 2017House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Vern Nielsen  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to the late Vern Nielsen of Kelowna, British Columbia, who passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends, on February 11, 2017. As a business person and philanthropist, Vern was a kind and generous man. A long-time Rotarian

March 24th, 2017House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the third report of the Standing Committee on National Defence in relation to that of the supplementary estimates (C) 2016-17.

March 10th, 2017House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Science  Mr. Speaker, this government values the role of science and the ongoing contributions that our scientists make to our environment, our economy, and our communities. Can the Parliamentary Secretary for Science update this House on what the government is doing to support innovation

December 9th, 2016House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

University of British Columbia Okanagan  Mr. Speaker, Kelowna—Lake Country is home to a dynamic local and regional economy supported by world-class tourism, tech, aerospace, agriculture, and academia. This past week, the Government of Canada invested in our community's university and its new teaching and learning centr

December 5th, 2016House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise to draw attention to petition e-440, which calls on Parliament to recognize May 15 as national DIPG awareness day, a step toward positive change for children with DIPG brainstem cancer. I wish to thank all those who supported this petition. This is for Caleb,

October 31st, 2016House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Royal Canadian Navy  Mr. Speaker, today is navy day on the Hill. This is a unique opportunity to recognize the importance of Canada's navy and naval organizations, a time to celebrate Canada as a maritime nation. Whether conducting search and rescue operations, deploying combat-ready ships, or provid

October 25th, 2016House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal