Date: 2019/06/11 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament

Mr. Speaker, with all due respect, I do not feel, as leader of the Green Party, that I had adequate opportunity to debate what has happened with Bill C-59, particularly since it went to the Senate. However, I want to say on the record that although it is not the perfect bill one would have wished ...

Date: 2019/06/10 -- Category/Categories: Bill S-203, Debate, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament

Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour to speak today during the final hour of debate after several years of work on a bill that is important to the world’s whales. I am particularly honoured to rise this morning because we are at the point that most members in this place appear ready to see ...

Date: 2019/06/06 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament

Mr. Speaker, I am enormously grateful that my friend from Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan chose to put some focus on the media bailout, because I was not able to get in on the debate when that was before the House squarely. I voted against the Conservative motion last night. My vote might be considered to be support for ...

Date: 2019/06/04 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament

Mr. Speaker, there are a lot of concerns about the pardons and the way they are structured in the bill. One thing I tried to do at committee, which was based on advice from a number of witnesses, is this. There is a condition that a pardon cannot proceed until the sentence has been fulfilled ...

Date: 2019/06/03 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Indigenous Rights, Issues, News

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo and all members in this place for speeding up the passage of Bill C-92. I would have had a chance to make a speech tonight, and I stopped myself, because it is more important that we get this bill through. I have some of the same misgivings as ...

Date: 2019/05/31 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament, Statements

Mr. Speaker, I rise today on what is called Standing Order 31, and Standing Order 31, as we all know, is also known as members’ statements. The topic of my member’s statement today is members’ statements. We had a very interesting discussion yesterday at PROC on procedures and House affairs. The theme of the discussion ...

Date: 2019/05/28 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament

Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague from Windsor—Tecumseh for her extraordinarily hard work in speaking to the concerns of Canadians with disabilities and in strengthening this legislation. I worked at committee with her on Bill C-81, trying to strengthen it. I welcome the amendments from the other place. I also want to thank and laud ...

Date: 2019/05/28 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament

Mr. Speaker, in dealing with this process, I would like to ask the hon. government House leader this. This is the eighth year in which I have had the honour to serve the constituents of Saanich—Gulf Islands. We had only one June in that period when we did not sit until midnight. It was June ...

Date: 2019/05/27 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Democracy, News, Parliament

Madam Speaker, I have just recently relocated so this is the first view I have had from this corner in eight years. I have always been in another corner and my desk may have a different microphone. We have accommodated the new Green Party member for Nanaimo—Ladysmith and I have been moved to a space where I ...

Date: 2019/05/27 -- Category/Categories: Climate Change, Debate, Democracy, Issues, News, Parliament

Mr. Speaker, it is ironic that the motion on the climate emergency was moved back due to other government business. This is an emergency, and neither the NDP motion nor the Liberal motion before the House speaks to the detailed response necessary—in other words, to holding to 1.5°C. This is not a political goal but ...

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