Date: 2015/05/28 -- Category/Categories Media, Video

Full Text of Speech: Mr. Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North, GP): Mr. Speaker, the World Parks Congress long ago recommended that 20% to 30% of all ocean habitats be protected from fishing to actually help fishing outside of those areas. Canada established marine protected areas. There are 161, but 95 were intended to be areas ...

Date: 2015/05/25 -- Category/Categories Media, Video

Full Text of Speech: Mr. Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North, GP): Mr. Speaker, infrastructure is the backbone of any economy. Canada’s economic success depends on smart and strategic investment in infrastructure programs. Unfortunately, the Conservative government has allowed Canadian infrastructure to crumble and decay, including ignoring Ontario, our country’s industrial heartland, in favour of subsidizing ...

Date: 2015/05/25 -- Category/Categories Media, Video

Full Text of Speech: Mr. Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North, GP): Mr. Speaker, on May 14, the government tabled VIA Rail’s troubling annual report. Ridership and on-time performance are down. Costs and losses are up. But there may be hope. VIA is off-track, but Amtrak is on-track. There are two unfilled positions on the VIA ...

Date: 2015/05/15 -- Category/Categories Media, Video

Full Text of Speech: Mr. Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North, GP): Mr. Speaker, the G7 environment ministers meet regarding climate change in Berlin next week. Canada has the weakest performance of any G7 country in meeting our climate projection targets. When will our Prime Minister announce a real plan to prevent dangerous climate change? How ...

Date: 2015/05/14 -- Category/Categories Media, Video

Full Text of Speech Mr. Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North, GP): Mr. Speaker, MSK injuries, that is to say, musculoskeletal injuries, are increasingly becoming a major problem and health concern here in Canada, particularly among our military population. MSK is by far the biggest health problem facing members of Canada’s armed forces, including many in ...

Date: 2015/05/06 -- Category/Categories Media, Video

Full Text of Speech: Mr. Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North, GP): Mr. Speaker, we Canadians are getting older. The percentage of Canada’s population over 65 has nearly doubled since the early 1970s. As our population ages, the strains on our health care system continue to grow. Dealing with this situation will not be easy. In ...

Date: 2015/05/05 -- Category/Categories Media, Video

Full Text of Speech: Mr. Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North, GP): Mr. Speaker, 126 first nation reserves have unsafe drinking water. In Scandinavia and Europe, zero communities have unsafe drinking water. One such reserve is Shoal Lake 40, in Thunder Bay—Rainy River, which has had to boil its water for 17 years. The reserve wants ...

Date: 2015/05/04 -- Category/Categories Media, Video

Full Text of Speech: Mr. Speaker, in 1958, Lester Pearson and Tommy Douglas collaborated to develop our world-class universal health care system in which every Canadian, regardless of their status, would receive medical care. At that time, funding for this system was split evenly at 50/50 between the federal and provincial governments. Close to 50 ...

Date: 2015/04/22 -- Category/Categories Uncategorized

OTTAWA – Bruce Hyer, MP for Thunder Bay- Superior North and Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada, issued the following statement on Earth Day: “Earth Day is an opportunity for all Canadians to reflect on what we can do to preserve the environment. When I helped coordinate the first Earth Day in 1970, ...

Date: 2015/04/01 -- Category/Categories Media

Full Text of Speech: Mr. Speaker, the Conservative, Liberal and NDP parties have a chance to improve their environmental policies and likely their election chances. Prominent economists and policy advisors from across North America and the political spectrum have recommended carbon fee and dividend as a good way to slow the progress of climate change ...

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