Some of you may be following Audrey Parker’s heartbreaking story in the media. My heart goes out to Audrey and her family. And I commend Audrey for her advocacy. Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) was an arduous piece of legislation to pass. As you can imagine, it was extremely complicated to study and move [...]
This summer LakeCity Works hired students through our Government's Canada Summer Jobs Program, to help their woodworking team build the very first LakeCity Tiny Home! And they're auctioning it off!! The lucky winner will be announced in January! Watch to find out the details.
Canada and the Netherlands share a deep bond. Prime Minister Mark Rutte addressed Parliament today. He thanked and honoured WWII Canadian Veteran Don White, who helped liberate the Netherlands from Nazi occupation. PM Rutte is the first Dutch Prime Minister to address Canada’s Parliament.
We are committed to strengthening victims’ rights within the military justice system. Today Minister Harjit Sajjan appeared before the Standing Committee on National Defence for our study on Bill C-77. The Minister made it clear that our Government intends on seeing this important Bill through the legislative process, as soon as possible. Through his [...]
BREAKING! The Government of Canada and Irving Shipbuilding have identified the preferred bidder for the design of the Canadian Surface Combatant Ships!! It's Lockheed Martin Canada! The Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project is the largest, most complex procurement ever undertaken by the Government of Canada. The CSCs will form the backbone of Canada's Navy [...]
Did you know that unemployment is at its lowest level in 40 years? Did you know that wages are growing at their fastest rate in close to a decade? Canada's economy is one of the best-performing in the G7, with the lowest net debt-to-GDP ratio! There's a reason we created and implemented a strong [...]
Downtown Dartmouth is booming! I chatted with Mary Ng, the Minister for Small Business and Export Promotion about the incredible entrepreneurs in downtown Dartmouth. Happy Small Business Week!
Today’s the day! We have legalized and strictly regulated cannabis in Canada. Our plan will keep cannabis out of the hands of youth and keep profits away from organized crime. Please, please remember that cannabis causes impairment. If you’re consuming cannabis, please don’t drive. See the penalties for driving while impaired in the comments [...]
It was an honour to meet Invictus archer and rower Aaron Boulanger, and his Dad Claude at Parliament today. Aaron lost his sight due to a brain tumour, and will compete in the 2018 #InvictusGames in Sydney, Australia! You can learn more about the Invictus Games here: https://invictusgamesfoundation.org/foundation/story/
During the first 'Daughters of the Vote', in March 2017, there were more women occupying seats in Parliament than there have been elected in the entire history of Confederation! Listening to the speeches in the House of Commons was an extremely empowering and emotional experience. When more women participate in politics and civic life, [...]