Date: 2015/06/17 -- Category/Categories Uncategorized

After eight years of postponement by this government, on a pre-election promise made by Prime Minister Harper in Nipigon in 2007, the Conservatives supported my motion to pass Bill C-61. Today I successfully called upon all parties for unanimous consent to pass Bill C-61 before the House of Commons rises. Without my motion, Bill C-61 ...

Date: 2015/06/17 -- Category/Categories Uncategorized

Mr. Speaker, I am sad to report that VIA Rail is dying in the hands of the government. The results contained in VIA’s annual report are abysmal. By virtually every measure, VIA is continuing a nose-down descent. Revenue is up slightly, but operating loss is climbing faster. Ridership, cost recovery and on-time performances are all ...

Date: 2015/06/12 -- Category/Categories Media, Video

Full Text of Speech: Mr. Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North, GP): Mr. Speaker, I have petitions from many Canadians who are concerned about the election fraud that occurred in the 2011 federal election. The petitioners feel that due to fraudulent practices, including in Thunder Bay—Superior North, that election results were affected and the democratic right ...

Date: 2015/06/12 -- Category/Categories Media, Video

Full Text of Speech: Mr. Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North, GP): Mr. Speaker, when in opposition, our Prime Minister made many promises. He promised to never appoint a single unelected senator, but he has appointed 59. We see how well that is working out. He also promised to implement proportional representation. Now, with only 39% ...

Date: 2015/06/12 -- Category/Categories Media, Video

Full Text of Speech: Mr. Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North, GP): Mr. Speaker, congratulations to Paul Morralee, Paul Capon and Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior for their successful bid to protect heritage lighthouses in Thunder Bay—Superior North. Their work will create much-needed economic development opportunities for growing communities and augment our new Lake Superior marine ...

Date: 2015/06/11 -- Category/Categories Media, Video

Full Text of Speech: Mr. Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North, GP): Mr. Speaker, decades of poor public policy in the post-secondary sector has created a generation of debt slaves and perpetuated inequality in our society. The Conservative approach to funding higher education has created a lost generation of students with high tuition fees, saddled with ...

Date: 2015/06/04 -- Category/Categories Media, Video

Full Text of Speech: Mr. Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North, GP): Mr. Speaker, Canada has the weakest performance of any G7 country in meeting our climate projection targets. We also have weak targets to boot. Climate change is happening now and is having very real consequences on the lives of people. It is disrupting national ...

Date: 2015/06/04 -- Category/Categories Media, Video

My Seniors Bill of Rights will amend the Celebrating Canada’s Seniors Act to establish a yearly mandatory comprehensive review of the living situation of Canadian seniors. The assessment will include: - An overview of seniors’ standard of living and quality of life, taking into account income security, pension stability and indexed public income support - ...

Date: 2015/06/04 -- Category/Categories Media, Video

Full Text of Speech: Mr. Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North, GP)seconded by Mr. Rathgeber, moved for leave to introduce Bill C-685, An Act to amend the Celebrating Canada’s Seniors Act (living situation of seniors). He said: Mr. Speaker, I am introducing the seniors bill of rights to amend the Canada Seniors Act in order to ...

Date: 2015/06/03 -- Category/Categories Uncategorized

 STATEMENT BY MP BRUCE HYER ON HYDRO ONE SALE: THE SELLOFF OF HYDRO ONE IS MADNESS The selling off of Hydro One by Kathleen Wynne is not a federal issue. Nonetheless, I feel a need as a representative of my constituents, as an Ontario taxpayer, and as a citizen of Northwestern Ontario to speak out ...

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