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View Wayne Easter Profile
Lib. (PE)
View Wayne Easter Profile
2020-02-20 10:04 [p.1287]
Mr. Speaker, this is my third day tabling reports. We have been busy at the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group.
Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, three reports of the Canada-United States IPG.
The first concerns the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region 29th annual summit held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, July 21 to 25, 2019.
The second concerns the National Governors Association annual summer meeting, held in Salt Lake City, Utah, from July 24 to 26, 2019.
The third concerns the CAN/AM Border Trade Alliance conference, held in Washington, D.C., from October 6 to 8, 2019.
View Sean Casey Profile
Lib. (PE)
View Sean Casey Profile
2020-02-19 14:51 [p.1251]
Mr. Speaker, the veteran and family well-being fund is a crucial tool that our government has introduced that helps veterans, their families and veteran organizations across Canada. This program provides grants and contributions to organizations to conduct research and implement projects that support the well-being of veterans and their families, and it will have a lasting impact on the veteran community.
Can the Prime Minister tell us about recent projects our government has funded through this important program?
View Wayne Easter Profile
Lib. (PE)
View Wayne Easter Profile
2020-02-19 15:24 [p.1256]
Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, three reports of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group.
The first report concerns the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Council of State Governments West, held in Big Sky, Montana, United States, from July 16 to 20, 2019.
The second report concerns the 74th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Legislative Conference of Council of State Governments, held in Chicago, Illinois, from July 21 to 24, 2019.
The third report concerns the 59th Annual Meeting & Regional Policy Forum of the Council of State Governments, Eastern Regional Conference, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., from July 28 to 31, 2019.
View Wayne Easter Profile
Lib. (PE)
View Wayne Easter Profile
2020-02-18 10:08 [p.1118]
Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, two reports of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group.
The first concerns the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance Conference, held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, from May 6 to May 7, 2019. The second concerns the Western Governors' Association Annual Meeting, held in Vail, Colorado, U.S.A., from June 10 to June 12, 2019.
View Wayne Easter Profile
Lib. (PE)
View Wayne Easter Profile
2020-02-03 14:00 [p.819]
Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize and celebrate the life of Ruth Brewer of Cavendish, who passed away peacefully in December at age 96.
Ruth's love for and dedication to her community was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. For many years, Ruth was a councillor at Cavendish Resort Municipality, and was a driving force in the growth and success of one of P.E.I.'s most famous destinations.
Well known for her work with children, she was a specialist in early childhood education, particularly with preschool children and those with special needs.
Ruth was a trailblazer and champion for nurse practitioners and rural health clinics in P.E.I., and was responsible for the establishment of the North Rustico Clinic. Ruth lived in the North Rustico lighthouse in the 1960s and 1970s, where she researched and wrote a book on the history of the harbour.
We salute Ruth. Her community and indeed all of Canada are a better place thanks to her life's work. May she rest in peace.
View Lawrence MacAulay Profile
Lib. (PE)
View Lawrence MacAulay Profile
2020-02-03 14:44 [p.827]
Mr. Speaker, I know my hon. colleague cares.
The fact is that our benefits are demand-driven. This means that the money is always there for veterans. We are not leaving any money unspent. We are making sure that the money is always available.
In Veterans Affairs, our job is to improve our benefits and care for our veterans. I can assure my hon. colleague that is what we are doing, and that is what we will continue to do.
View Lawrence MacAulay Profile
Lib. (PE)
View Lawrence MacAulay Profile
2020-02-03 14:45 [p.827]
Mr. Speaker, again, my hon. colleague truly cares, but in fact we have hired quite a number of case workers. In fact, the previous government had fired most of them. We now have over 500 case workers.
As I indicated, our programs would be demand-driven, and the money—
Some hon. members: Oh, oh!
View Lawrence MacAulay Profile
Lib. (PE)
View Lawrence MacAulay Profile
2020-02-03 14:46 [p.827]
Mr. Speaker, as I indicated, we had a lot of work to do when we formed government. Along with that we invested $10 billion in veterans' benefits.
As I said before, we have and will continue to make sure that our veterans in this country are cared for.
View Lawrence MacAulay Profile
Lib. (PE)
View Lawrence MacAulay Profile
2020-02-03 14:54 [p.829]
Mr. Speaker, I appreciate my hon. colleague's question, but I wish the member for Brantford—Brant had that feeling when the Conservative government was in power. In fact, when the Conservatives were in power, they fired 1,000 employees, which really cut and hurt the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Our government invested $10 billion in the Department of Veterans Affairs and also in benefits that are demand-driven. We always make sure that the funding is there for every veteran who is qualified to receive benefits.
View Lawrence MacAulay Profile
Lib. (PE)
View Lawrence MacAulay Profile
2020-01-28 15:00 [p.587]
Mr. Speaker, as I said yesterday, I wish my hon. colleague, when he was in government, had not fired the thousand people that we needed so badly in Veterans Affairs, but we have picked up the problem and we are going to solve the problem—
Some hon. members: Oh, oh!
View Lawrence MacAulay Profile
Lib. (PE)
View Lawrence MacAulay Profile
2020-01-28 15:00 [p.587]
Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker, and again I will tell my hon. colleague that yes, we understood the problem. That is why we invested $10 billion over six years in Veterans Affairs. That is why we are revamping the system. It is so that we will be able to deal with the backlog that exists in Veterans Affairs, which is not acceptable.
It is important to note too that current applications have about doubled, and we have hired 700 new people. We will solve the problem.
View Wayne Easter Profile
Lib. (PE)
View Wayne Easter Profile
2020-01-27 13:01 [p.443]
Madam Speaker, the member talked about the energy sector becoming a topic of discord. I listened closely to his remarks. I have a lot of friends in Alberta as I worked there for years and I still talk to them. The story I get from them is not what the Conservative opposition is saying, but that they are concerned about vacant office buildings in Calgary. Yes, there is a very strong concern in Alberta that I think is creating disunity and division in Canada. I hate to see that because, as I said, I have a lot of friends there.
One of the reasons for the discord is the misinformation the Conservative Party is propagandizing and that the member who just spoke is still doing by saying Liberals are opposed to pipelines. Why does the member not be honest in this place and with Canadians across the country? The Liberal government purchased a pipeline to get oil to market and Liberals are going to see it through. Let us have some honesty over there.
View Lawrence MacAulay Profile
Lib. (PE)
View Lawrence MacAulay Profile
2020-01-27 14:52 [p.462]
Mr. Speaker, I appreciate my hon. colleague's concern, but I wish he would have had the same amount of concern when he and his government fired a thousand Veterans Affairs workers. That is what happened.
The fact is that the application process has practically doubled. About twice as many people have applied for veterans benefits. We have hired 700 people. I can assure my hon. colleague that this situation will be rectified by hiring people and taking care of veterans.
View Lawrence MacAulay Profile
Lib. (PE)
View Lawrence MacAulay Profile
2019-12-13 11:44 [p.400]
Mr. Speaker, I can confirm for my hon. colleague that my department has not changed its policy regarding mental health services for family members. If support to family members is required as part of a veteran's treatment plan, they will receive that support. However, if a family member is incarcerated, we will not duplicate services with those of Correctional Service of Canada.
View Lawrence MacAulay Profile
Lib. (PE)
View Lawrence MacAulay Profile
2019-12-13 11:47 [p.401]
Mr. Speaker, I know my hon. colleague is fully sincere on this issue, and so is the government, and to making sure that even one homeless veteran is one veteran too many. I can assure members that in my mandate letter one of the things that the Prime Minister indicated to me is that we have to make sure that every veteran has a home. We will work to make sure that this takes place.
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