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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

Paris Agreement  Madam Speaker, there has been a lot of talk about taxation, not only in the member's speech but in one of the other speeches also. To keep it short and give others an opportunity, I have a quick question. I would like to know if the member opposite could explain to this House wha

October 4th, 2016House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Finance committee  My name is Dan Albas, Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola. I actually live just across the lake. I want to welcome all my colleagues here. Actually, we are in Stephen Fuhr's riding, Kelowna—Lake Country. I wanted to emphasize that.

October 3rd, 2016Committee meeting

Dan AlbasConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present today, in both official languages, the second report of the Standing Committee on National Defence in relation to the study of Canada and the defence of North America from an aerial readiness perspective. Pursuant to Standing Order 109 t

September 19th, 2016House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

Russell Charles Goodman  Mr Speaker, I wish to bring to the attention of the House the passing of Russell, Rusty, Charles Goodman, of Kelowna, British Columbia. Mr. Goodman was an accomplished artist, designing and installing over 1,000 stained glass windows in private and public buildings across the c

June 16th, 2016House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal

The Environment  Madam Speaker, people often say that we must protect our environment for future generations. An important part of this is to engage with young Canadians to discuss the future of our country and how we can all contribute to lowering our carbon footprint. Could the Minister of Env

May 20th, 2016House debate

Stephen FuhrLiberal