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View Anthony Rota Profile
Lib. (ON)
The hon. member for Timmins—James Bay will now lead us in the singing of the national anthem.
[Members sang the national anthem]
View Lena Metlege Diab Profile
Lib. (NS)
View Lena Metlege Diab Profile
2022-12-14 14:03 [p.10865]
Mr. Speaker, as we prepare to return to our ridings and families, I rise to give thanks today to my children, all of my extended family, my staff Anthony, Conor, Chris and Sam, all of my interns, and all who have worked to support me and the residents of Halifax West.
I would also like to thank all those who help us on the Hill: the Private Members' Business Office, our committee clerks and all of the analysts and interpreters.
I also offer thanks to the offices of our whips, House leaders and pages.
To all my fellow MPs and my Senate colleagues from all parties, I want to say the following.
I look forward to working together in 2023, and especially as Bill S-246 passes and proceeds to this place. It is a perfect complement to my own Bill C-268 respecting Lebanese heritage month.
I wish everyone the blessings of the season. Let us spread kindness, compassion and love.
I wish my colleagues a joyeux Noël and happy new year.
View Kelly McCauley Profile
View Kelly McCauley Profile
2022-12-14 14:04 [p.10865]
Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize two veterans from Edmonton, John Kennedy and Bruce Given.
John served for two decades with tours in Cypress and Rwanda. After retiring, John helped found the Edmonton location of the Veterans Association Food Bank, serving as the assistant operations manager.
Bruce served for 23 years in the forces, including tours in Croatia, Sarajevo and Haiti. Due to health issues from his service, Bruce endured extreme hardships, but with the help of another veteran, he was able to find a new focus and new purpose in life assisting other veterans like himself. Bruce became the operations manager of the food bank.
Together with other veterans, John and Bruce assist hundreds of veterans with food hampers and programs to help them cope with life in the civilian world. It is shameful that here in Canada veterans are relying on food banks to get by, so thank heaven for John Kennedy and Bruce Given for always being there to help veterans.
View James Maloney Profile
Lib. (ON)
View James Maloney Profile
2022-12-14 14:05 [p.10865]
Mr. Speaker, I rise today concerning the recent by-election in Mississauga—Lakeshore.
First, I would like to thank the former MP Sven Spengemann for his seven years of stellar service.
This week we elected his successor. I offer my sincere thanks to all the volunteers and candidates for participating in this election and working so hard. It was a tough election for many reasons, not the least of which was that there were 40 names on the ballot. I would say to those who are trying to mock our democracy that it will not work and to not do it again.
Soon we will welcome Mr. Charles Sousa to the House. This is the last time I will be able to say his name in this chamber. Going forward, he will be the hon. member for Mississauga—Lakeshore.
Charles brings a wealth of experience to the House. He will be a great addition, and we look forward to working with him. Knowing Charles the way I do, we “ain't seen nothin' yet”.
View Julie Vignola Profile
View Julie Vignola Profile
2022-12-14 14:07 [p.10866]
Mr. Speaker, as we prepare to leave Parliament to spend the holidays in our respective ridings, I would like to take a few moments to celebrate selfless generosity.
It is the kind of generosity we see from people who get involved in their community for the sole purpose of helping others and bringing a smiles to their faces. It is the kind of generosity demonstrated by Santa Claus.
I actually know a Santa Claus. He is a kind and generous man of whom I am extremely proud. He has gotten involved everywhere he has gone, from the Lower St. Lawrence to Côte-Nord and Montérégie, with a few detours to Africa and Alberta. My father is “the” Santa Claus.
My colleagues may not see me as a gift, but my father is. Let us each, in our own way, be like my dad, people who are always generous and simply looking out for the welfare of others.
I wish everyone a merry Christmas.
I love you, Dad.
View Élisabeth Brière Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Élisabeth Brière Profile
2022-12-14 14:08 [p.10866]
Mr. Speaker, last Saturday, I had the chance to participate in the Sherbrooke firefighters' toy drive. Every December since 1940, the firefighters have been handing out new toys to more than 1,200 disadvantaged children in the region, or roughly 800 families. I sincerely thank our firefighters for carrying on this wonderful tradition.
During this holiday season, many families in Sherbrooke are going through a tough time. I thank all the organizations in our community that provide some relief to these families, including the ones that provide food aid. Our government will continue to support our families and these organizations.
By all accounts, 2022 was a year of ups and downs. Let this holiday season allow everyone to come together with their loved ones and recharge their batteries for the new year. I thank the members of my wonderful team for their dedication and their good work.
Happy holidays and a happy new year to everyone in Sherbrooke. May 2023 bring them together in peace and good health.
View Dan Mazier Profile
Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to stand in Canada’s Parliament and congratulate Dr. Bittoo Malik on being named one of Canada’s top 100 most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network.
Dr. Malik specializes in diagnostic radiology at Manitoba’s Dauphin Regional Health Centre and has dedicated her professional career to helping those in her community and across Canada. She has worked to advance medical imaging, helped shape the evolution of stroke and trauma assessment, and mentored many medical professionals who hope to follow in her footsteps.
The rural Canadians who proudly call the Parkland region their home are truly honoured to have a world-class physician in their community. On behalf of all Canadians, I want to thank Dr. Malik for her contributions to her patients, to her community and to medicine across Canada.
Congratulations on a well-deserved award.
View Brendan Hanley Profile
Lib. (YT)
View Brendan Hanley Profile
2022-12-14 14:10 [p.10866]
Mr. Speaker,
There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the folks who moil for gold;The Arctic trails and the winter tales Will make you long for the cold;The Northern Lights are beautiful sights, For anyone to see, For a night on the marge of Lake Lebarge in the Yukon is the place to be;Now whether you come from Calgary, to kick-sled or flirt in the snow, Or leave home in the south to roam up on Air North, God only knows;Embrace the cold, and the land of gold will hold you like a spell, And then you will say, in your homely way that you have never lived so well. On a Christmas day you can mush your way over the Dawson trail. Lose a toe on the way? That’s okay, it will go in the next cocktail! Ring in the New Year in Beaver Creek, Old Crow or Watson Lake; Wherever you go, you will surely know many sights that will memories make.There are strange things done in the winter’s night by all who would be bold; On Arctic trails amid moonlight spruce you will ski, sled, or look for moose. The northern lights are an incredible sight for all of you to see;Now I welcome you all to the land that I love, happy holidays all, from me!
View Viviane Lapointe Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Viviane Lapointe Profile
2022-12-14 14:11 [p.10866]
Mr. Speaker, for the past 31 years the Elgin Street Mission has served my community of Sudbury.
The mission provides two meals a day, breakfast and dinner, 365 days a year. Over the past year the number of meals has grown by 1,000 per month. With 90,000 meals being served yearly, as well as providing clothing, showers, and laundry facilities, the mission is a necessity for our community. It is a safe refuge in times of need for the people of Sudbury.
Throughout the month of December, businesses and organizations from the community will be helping to serve meals to clients, while raising important funds to ensure the mission is equipped for food and essentials throughout the year.
I want to highlight the important work being done by the Elgin Street Mission and the incredible team of volunteers. Without their dedication, the mission could not operate and support our community.
View Tom Kmiec Profile
View Tom Kmiec Profile
2022-12-14 14:12 [p.10867]
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Véronique Brunelle, from Calgary Shepard, who is the recipient of the 2022 Prime Minister Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM.
Véronique teaches at William Aberhart High School and works as a French immersion math teacher for grade 10, 11 and 12. Véronique is committed to innovation and her unique teaching style. It is not uncommon to see students writing on whiteboards, on the walls and even on the windows. Students are challenged, and she has especially worked to inspire and encourage students in their university aspirations.
Her encouragement has led to students joining the WISEST program at the UoA, which places young women from high school in research labs, providing teens with an opportunity to work on campus in a science or engineering related field.
Congratulations to Véronique. Her students, her colleagues and her Parliament are proud of her.
View Ya'ara Saks Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Ya'ara Saks Profile
2022-12-14 14:13 [p.10867]
Mr. Speaker, this Sunday will mark the first night of Hanukkah. In my riding of York Centre and in homes across Canada and around the world, millions of Jewish families will light the hanukkiah and celebrate the festival of lights. The light of the hanukkiah is a symbol of peace and life. As we add candles each night, peace and hope grow stronger and brighter. It is always light that triumphs over darkness.
This year, we have lost one of those lights as we mourn the loss of our friend and colleague Jim Carr. He was a model of kindness, compassion and selflessness in this House and for all Canadians. Jim's advice was always given with the love of life and country, a twinkle in his eye, a laugh and a smile. He was the eldest and wisest member of our Jewish and Jewish-Muslim caucuses. I can only hope that, in the time we were privileged to share with him, a bit of that wisdom has passed on to us. His love and pride of his heritage, the Prairies and the communities he was a part of were a source of strength for so many.
As we prepare to celebrate Hanukkah, may Jim's family find strength and comfort from his light and the legacy he held in the House, in Winnipeg South Centre and across Canada. Yehi zichro baruch. May his memory be a blessing.
View Len Webber Profile
View Len Webber Profile
2022-12-14 14:15 [p.10867]
Mr. Speaker, the building of coal plants in China and the war in Ukraine show that Canada has a greater role to play in the global energy market.
If we better supply the world with energy, oil, gas and LNG, then dictators from oil-rich countries will not be able to fund their wars. If we better supply the world with our environmentally responsible energy products, then we can provide better alternatives to the resurgence of coal in China.
If we better supply the world with our Canadian LNG, we could help make real progress on lowering emissions by providing a cleaner alternative to coal. If we better supply the world with Canadian energy, we create jobs in Canada, we can build better communities in Canada and we can do our part for the environment and for global security.
We have the product. We have the people. We have the skills and knowledge. What we do not have is a government to champion Canadian energy.
View Damien Kurek Profile
View Damien Kurek Profile
2022-12-14 14:16 [p.10867]
Mr. Speaker, the carbon tax is, by Liberal design, an inflationary mechanism to drive consumer change. It has the stated goal of making Canadians pay more. Not only does it add directly to the costs of Canadians' bills, but the carbon tax adds to the cost of every step of the supply chain.
Let us take the example of a loaf of bread. Canadians pay the carbon tax on the inputs to grow the grain and then again to harvest the grain. They pay it on transportation and then to heat and store the grain. They then pay it on the equipment to process that wheat into flour, bake it into bread and transport it to the warehouse and then to the store. Every step of the process adds costs that Canadians have to pay, and it gets progressively worse with planned tax hikes.
With rising costs, record food bank usage and essentials becoming unaffordable, it is time that this out-of-touch Prime Minister and the left-leaning ideologues who keep him in power put their ideology aside and join with Conservatives to finally axe the carbon tax.
View Anthony Housefather Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Anthony Housefather Profile
2022-12-14 14:17 [p.10868]
Mr. Speaker, 'Tis the last sitting week before Christmas And one thing unites the nation.We all heartily dislike the scourge of inflation.It has been quite the year.Who ever thought we would seeOur very own Prime Minister Singing “Bohemian Rhapsody”?A different Queen passed away,Leading to great lamentationBut her death was quickly followedBy [the opposition leader's] coronation.The previous leader moved onWith barely a rippleAnd now Conservatives can uniteBehind “triple, triple, triple”.
The Bloc's asking Santa for only one thingThey really don't want to take an oath to the King
I join the NDP as it wishes toChange our lawsTo get rid of the pre-emptive useOf the notwithstanding clause.And as for the GreensTheir leadership has created quite the fussBecause their very ownHas lasted a thousand times longer than Truss.With Hanukkah, Christmas and festive timesAbout to occur,I wish all my colleagues and CanadiansA happy and healthy new year.
View Carol Hughes Profile
Mr. Speaker, we have a duty to take bold measures to deal with the climate crisis and build a strong economy while creating a work environment that helps women thrive and closes the gender wage gap.
By making a just transition, we can create the green energy jobs of the future and attract more women to the skilled trades.
This new economy can lift women and their families out of poverty, providing them with training and sustainable job opportunities currently not offered in our traditional natural resources sector. This work must start now. Just transition legislation should focus on delivering a credible plan for clean energy jobs, provide training programs for women in the industry and create affordable child care spaces that respond to the reality of shift work.
Organizations such as the Alberta Federation of Labour have been clear that just transition legislation can no longer be delayed. Canadians know we need to deal with climate change, and we must do all that we can to ensure that women are at the forefront of this new energy economy.
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