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View Geoff Regan Profile
Lib. (NS)
View Geoff Regan Profile
2018-06-21 9:41 [p.21393]
I wish to inform the House that pursuant to Standing Order 28(4), I have recalled the House this day for the sole purpose of granting royal assent to certain bills.
View Geoff Regan Profile
Lib. (NS)
View Geoff Regan Profile
2018-06-21 9:41 [p.21393]
Order, please. I have the honour to inform the House that a communication has been received as follows:
Rideau Hall
June 21, 2018
Mr. Speaker:
I have the honour to inform you that the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will proceed to the Senate Chamber today, June 21, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., for the purpose of giving Royal Assent to certain bills of law.
Yours sincerely,
Assunta Di Lorenzo
Secretary to the Governor General and Herald Chancellor
View Geoff Regan Profile
Lib. (NS)
View Geoff Regan Profile
2018-06-21 9:44 [p.21393]
I have the honour to inform the House that a message has been received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate does not insist upon its amendments to the following bill: Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
View Geoff Regan Profile
Lib. (NS)
View Geoff Regan Profile
2018-06-21 9:57 [p.21393]
I have the honour to inform the House that when the House went up to the Senate chamber, Her Excellency the Governor General was pleased to give, in Her Majesty's name, the royal assent to the following bills:
Bill C-66, an act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to make related amendments to other acts—Chapter 11, 2018.
Bill C-74, an act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures —Chapter 12, 2018.
Bill C-211, an act respecting a federal framework on post-traumatic stress disorder —Chapter 13, 2018.
Bill C-309, an act to establish Gender Equality Week —Chapter 14, 2018.
Bill S-210, an act to amend An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other acts —Chapter 15, 2018.
C-45, an act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other acts—Chapter 16, 2018.
C-80, an act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019—Chapter 17, 2018.
C-24, an act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act—Chapter 18, 2018.
S-218, an act respecting Latin American Heritage Month—Chapter 19, 2018.
C-50, an act to amend the Canada Elections Act (political financing)—Chapter 20, 2018.
C-46, an act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other acts—Chapter 21, 2018.
The House stands adjourned until Monday, September 17, 2018 at 11 a.m. pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).
(The House adjourned at 9:58 a.m.)
View Geoff Regan Profile
Lib. (NS)
View Geoff Regan Profile
2018-06-20 14:02 [p.21363]
We will now have the singing of O Canada, led by the hon. member for Portage—Lisgar.
[Members sang the national anthem]
View Geoff Regan Profile
Lib. (NS)
View Geoff Regan Profile
2018-06-20 14:04 [p.21363]
Order. I may have another chance later, but before we begin, as we are coming to the end today, I want to thank all our wonderful pages, the procedural staff, the camera operators, the television director, the interpreters, the guards, the cleaners, the people who move furniture around, the finance staff, the information technology staff, human resources, and all the folks who provide services to members of Parliament, committees, and the House of Commons.
Some hon. members: Hear, hear!
The Speaker: I know that many members will be doing a lot of driving this summer and travelling around. I ask members to remember to be safe, to stay safe, to rest if they need to, and to be careful on the roads, because we have to be concerned about that at this time of year especially.
I hope members have a safe and healthy summer.
View Rhéal Fortin Profile
View Rhéal Fortin Profile
2018-06-20 14:05 [p.21363]
Mr. Speaker, Quebeckers are no strangers to tense political debate, but we are lovers, not fighters. We debate because we each have our own vision of how Quebec should be, and we all feel our own way is the best.
We debate because we are inspired by our constituents, by people who are proud of who they are and what they do, proud of their families, and proud of the place they call home. They are creative people. They write songs, build airplanes, and jazz up shepherd's pie. They stand by each other. They built themselves a society that gives anyone who wants to work hard a chance. When they decide to do something, they give it their all, knowing that they have just one life to live. That is what we will be celebrating this weekend.
I hope everyone will have a chance to celebrate with good people, I hope the weather will co-operate, and I hope everyone has a great time. Happy national holiday to all Quebeckers.
View Jean-Claude Poissant Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Jean-Claude Poissant Profile
2018-06-20 14:06 [p.21363]
Mr. Speaker, the Marché des jardiniers in La Prairie is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The minister and I will be heading there next Monday to mark the occasion.
Three Montérégie farmers, Paul Boudrias, Honoré Daigneault, and Moïse Riendeau, led the initiative to create the market in 1968, supported by the Société de l'agriculture de La Prairie. Three generations of vegetable producers have followed, which shows the market's popularity. There are 96 stalls accommodating about 30 merchants.
The Marché des jardiniers is a very special place in my community. It is where customers can meet their farmers, where they can see for themselves the quality, freshness, and variety of products on offer, while speaking directly with the people who work so tirelessly to produce them.
To highlight the importance of those relationships, I wish to salute all producers and the Quebec Produce Growers Association. These are the people who feed our families, and they are the driving force behind our vibrant local agricultural sector.
View Larry Maguire Profile
View Larry Maguire Profile
2018-06-20 14:07 [p.21363]
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to my friend Ed Anderson, who recently retired as the mayor of Boissevain-Morton.
First elected to the town council in 1980, Ed then served as mayor from 1994. Altogether, that is 38 years of continuous public service. During his tenure, the community built a new water plant, a new fire hall, a new library, a new theatre, a new recycling building, and much more. When the community was in need, Ed rolled up his sleeves and attracted a physician and two new veterinarians to town. With Ed at the helm, Boissevain is now known for its beauty, winning multiple Communities in Bloom awards, including at the international level.
I want to thank Ed for his incredible commitment to the people of Boissevain. The town is certainly better off than it was 38 years ago, and that is a tribute to his leadership. I wish him all the best in his retirement and want to thank his wife Lynn and daughters Erin and Darcy for lending their father during his time of public service.
View Ken McDonald Profile
Lib. (NL)
View Ken McDonald Profile
2018-06-20 14:08 [p.21364]
Mr. Speaker, as the school year winds down, kids across the country are gearing up for their jam-packed summer vacations. Students from kindergarten to post-secondary have big plans for the summer, and for many older students in my riding, those plans include their summer jobs.
Thanks to the Canada summer jobs program, 526 students from across Avalon will have meaningful and exciting work this summer. This totals over $1.2 million in investments in the youth of my riding, who will work as camp counsellors and soccer coaches and at festivals and seasonal shops, where they will all learn, grow, and have fun. This is an important investment, and I am proud of our government's commitment to keep investing in our youth.
On that note, I would like to wish all students and teachers in Avalon a safe and happy summer holiday. I ask everyone to be extra cautious as they drive around at this time of year and to have an eye out for kids as they are busy playing and enjoying their time off.
Happy summer vacation to one and all.
View Georgina Jolibois Profile
Mr. Speaker, every year on June 21, first nations, Métis, and Inuit people gather in their communities to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. Over the course of this weekend, there will be concerts and dances, traditional pow wows, parades, community meals, and the sharing of stories.
Many cultural exchanges take place on Indigenous Peoples Day, and today I want to give special recognition to all the elders, community organizers, and indigenous women across Canada who make these celebrations special. Without the work of volunteers like them, June 21 would not be what it is today. I wish everyone in Canada could see their efforts.
I invite everyone from across Canada to contact their local first nation, Métis, or Inuit communities to see what events they are hosting this year. I invite everyone to experience our unique cultures, to share photos, to learn our shared history, to maybe learn a phrase or two in the local language, and to celebrate everything there is about indigenous people in Canada. Happy Indigenous Peoples Day.
View Terry Duguid Profile
Lib. (MB)
View Terry Duguid Profile
2018-06-20 14:11 [p.21364]
Mr. Speaker, May 29 marked the passing of the Honourable Madam Justice Robyn Diamond, whose work in family law has changed the lives of children and families in Manitoba, Canada, and around the world.
Justice Diamond was the first female legal manager of the crown counsel's family law unit in Manitoba. In September 1989, she was appointed a judge on the Court of Queen's Bench. She represented Canada in the International Hague Network of Judges and attended the fourth, fifth, and sixth special commissions in The Hague.
The longest-serving federally appointed female judge in Manitoba, and one of the 10 longest-sitting female judges in Canada, Justice Diamond's passion for the legal rights and protection of children will be greatly missed by her colleagues and by members of the Canadian and international judiciary.
Our thoughts are with her sons, Richard and Michael, and husband, Harvey, as they celebrate her life of dedication to family, friends, and the community.
View Bev Shipley Profile
View Bev Shipley Profile
2018-06-20 14:12 [p.21364]
Mr. Speaker, as we are wrapping up this legislative session before we head back to our ridings, I am reminded of the time, the commitment, and the responsibility we carry with this job. For 12 and a half years, I have had the privilege of serving my constituents in Lambton—Kent—Middlesex, and I am not done yet. We all know that this job requires the support of our families, our significant others, and our spouses. For me, my biggest supporter is my wife, Barb. Sometimes I need that person in front of me to slow me down, and sometimes at the end of the day, I need that little bit of wind at my back.
No, it it not her birthday, and it is not our anniversary. It is simply that I want to say to her, “Thank you, and you're the best.”
View Sukh Dhaliwal Profile
Lib. (BC)
View Sukh Dhaliwal Profile
2018-06-20 14:13 [p.21364]
Mr. Speaker, recently Surrey has witnessed several shootings. I am terribly saddened by the gang and gun violence and the tragic loss of life. Surrey is in crisis, and the residents are concerned for our community. That is why I am requesting that the Minister of Public Safety, and/or his parliamentary secretary, come to Surrey and meet with stakeholders and also discuss the allocation of $326 million for our gangs and gun violence strategy. Surrey requires the funding immediately. We must come together for constructive dialogue and bring forward concrete solutions to help save the lives of our youth. Enough is enough.
View Pam Damoff Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Pam Damoff Profile
2018-06-20 14:14 [p.21364]
Mr. Speaker, over the past three years, the Ramadan Rangers, from my riding, have been raising money and collecting donations of food and toys for local organizations in the spirit of Ramadan.
The Ramadan Rangers started with seven kids who wanted to support their community during Ramadan. In their first year, the Rangers collected food for local food banks. Last year they collected toys, which went to children's hospitals. This year the Rangers have grown to over 100 children, who have been working tirelessly to raise money for three women's shelters. Last week they announced that they had raised $27,000 in support of Halton Women's Place, Sakeenah Homes, and Nisa Homes. All three organizations provide services for women and children experiencing violence and are dedicated to ending violence against women.
I am extremely proud of the Ramadan Rangers, who embody the giving spirit of Ramadan and of Oakville North—Burlington.
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