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February 1st, 2017

MASSE CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO CLARIFY CROSS BORDER ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE

Yesterday during question period Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) asked the government if it had secured on-going access to US urgent care medical services for residents in border communities. Several border communities have shared medical services. In the Windsor-Essex region this system is most typically accessed in urgent care situations with patients in ambulatory care.

June 15th, 2016

MASSE CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO ADDRESS CYBER SECURITY AND DIGITAL PRIVACY

OTTAWA – With Canadians and Canadian organizations increasingly falling victim to data breaches and cyber-crime Brian Masse M.P. is calling on the federal government to bring forward stronger regulations to protect Canadians’ digital privacy.

April 22nd, 2016

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Questioning Minister of Transport on Motor Safety and Recalls

Hansard – April 21, 2016

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, after Volkswagen was caught illegally falsifying emission tests and lying about the performance of its vehicles, U.S. regulators, senators, and congress, wasted no time taking it to task. Reports today say the case in the U.S. will be settled with fines, recalls, buybacks, and cash for consumers.

April 18th, 2016

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: TPP Bad for Industry and Jobs

April 18, 2016

Hansard – TPP

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Canadians are gathering outside today's trade committee meetings in Vancouver, calling for the government to reject the TPP and they are not alone. Industry leaders from manufacturing and high tech have warned that this deal would be bad for Canadian businesses; and Nobel laureate, Joseph Stiglitz, called it the worst trade deal ever. The TPP would cost us 60,000 jobs and increase growing inequality.

April 18th, 2016

MASSE AND STAKEHOLDERS SET TO PUSH SAFE AND REGULATED SPORTS WAGERING ACT

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APRIL 18, 2016

MASSE AND STAKEHOLDERS SET TO PUSH SAFE AND REGULATED SPORTS WAGERING ACT

April 11th, 2016

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Honouring Kevin Stubbington

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I pay tribute today to Kevin Stubbington, a truly inspirational man from my community who recently passed away at the age of 64.

April 11th, 2016

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Questioning the Minister of Environment on OPG's Deep Geologic Repository

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Ontario Power Generation wants to dump abandoned radioactive nuclear waste next to the Great Lakes. It cannot say that this waste will not leak, nor has it considered any other options. Burying nuclear waste has a 100% failure rate. Burying the last set of nuclear waste actually caught on fire.

March 10th, 2016

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: On Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time today with the member for South Okanagan—West Kootenay.

March 9th, 2016

MASSE INTRODUCES THREE BILLS IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

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February 25th, 2016

Masse Questions Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister on Gas Prices

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Canada's inflation rate rose 2% in January, the highest rate increase in more than two years. Gas prices were the biggest contributor to this raise. Even the Bank of Canada has noted that falling oil prices have not been matched by lower prices at the pump.

February 25th, 2016

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Brian Masse Speaks on NDP Opposition Day Motion

NDP Opposition Day Motion:

That the House (a) acknowledge that mounting job losses combined with a lack of access to Employment Insurance (EI) contribute to growing income inequality and a situation where too many Canadians are struggling to make ends meet; and (b) call on the government to honour its campaign promises and Throne Speech commitment to strengthen the EI system “to make sure that it best serves both the Canadian economy and all Canadians who need it,” by taking immediate action to: (i) create a universal qualifying threshold of 360 hours for EI, regardless of the regional rate of unemployment, (ii) immediately repeal the harmful reforms of the previous government, including those that force unemployed workers to move away from their communities, take lower-paying jobs and those that eliminated the Extended EI Benefits Pilot program to help seasonal workers, (iii) protect the EI account to ensure that funds are only spent on benefits for Canadians, including training, and never again used to boost the government’s bottom line.

February 17th, 2016

Brian Masse Introduces Single-Wager Sports Betting Bill in Parliament

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP)moved for leave to introduce Bill C-221, an act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting).

February 17th, 2016

MASSE INTRODUCES SINGLE-EVENT SPORTS BETTING BILL IN PARLIAMENT

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MASSE INTRODUCES SINGLE-EVENT SPORTS BETTING BILL IN PARLIAMENT

OTTAWA – Windsor West MP Brian Masse has reintroduced legislation on single event sports betting known as The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, in the House of Commons. Masse is seventh on the Private Members Business list in Parliament and debates will begin on private members legislation in mid-March.

February 17th, 2016

MASSE INTRODUCES SINGLE-EVENT SPORTS BETTING BILL IN PARLIAMENT

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MASSE INTRODUCES SINGLE-EVENT SPORTS BETTING BILL IN PARLIAMENT

OTTAWA – Windsor West MP Brian Masse has reintroduced legislation on single event sports betting known as The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, in the House of Commons. Masse is seventh on the Private Members Business list in Parliament and debates will begin on private members legislation in mid-March.

February 17th, 2016

MASSE TO INTRODUCE SINGLE-EVENT SPORTS BETTING BILL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 17, 2016

February 16th, 2016

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Speech on Bill C-4, Labour Relations Act

An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act

January 20th, 2016

LOCAL NEW DEMOCRATS TO READY TO PUSH LOCAL AGENDA AND HOLD GOVERNMENT TO ACCOUNT

Emerging from a 2 day Caucus retreat local NDP MPs Brian Masse (Windsor West), Tracey Ramsey (Essex) and Cheryl Hardcastle (Windsor Tecumseh) are ready to push the Windsor-Essex regional agenda and hold the Trudeau government to account.

June 18th, 2015

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Masse Questions Minister on Tourism Funding

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives are neglecting key sectors of our economy, such as the tourism industry, which employs 600,000 people across the country. Because of this lack of leadership, Canada has fallen from 7th to 16th in the number of international visitors arriving here. This is hurting our regions and border towns that rely on tourism to support their local economies.

June 16th, 2015

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Congrats Windsor Lancers!

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is with the pride of the Lancer Nation that I rise today in the House to acknowledge the University of Windsor women's basketball and men's track and field team. Both recently won their respective national championships in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport.

June 10th, 2015

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Debate on Main Estimates – SENATE

Hansard – Debate on Main Estimates – SENATE

June 8, 2015

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I would simply like to ask the parliamentary secretary about a bill that was passed here three years ago in the House of Commons, Bill C-290, the single sports betting bill. It would delete one sentence in the Criminal Code and would allow provinces to, if they wanted to, negotiate to have single sports betting.

May 25th, 2015

MASSE QUESTIONS PUBLIC SAFETY MINISTER ON BORDER CUTS

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives have never made up for the massive cuts they made to CBSA, cuts that have seriously impacted frontline security.

May 14th, 2015

MASSE’S SREBRENICA MOTION PASSES IN PARLIAMENT

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May 12th, 2015

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: On Veterans Affairs

May 11, 2015

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to speak here today to a very important motion. The first thing I want to address is the rhetoric that has come across from that stream over there. I listened today very intently to what the members said and what they projected back on us, saying that the NDP is not supportive and is actually anti-military in terms of how we approach things.

May 7th, 2015

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Masse Questions Minister on Proposed Storage of Nuclear Waste Plan

Hansard - May 7, 2015

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the plan to bury radioactive waste in southern Ontario right next to the Great Lakes is now in the hands of the Minister of the Environment. Communities on both sides of the international border, representing millions of people, have expressed serious concerns with the process. They are worried about the potential impact of radiation and the Great Lakes together side by side. No other alternatives were even considered. Many people feel they were not adequately consulted, including municipalities and the U.S. Congress.

May 5th, 2015

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Questions the Minister on Tourism Funding in Budget 2015

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives also neglected the tourism industry.

April 23rd, 2015

STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF ROB BAXTER

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I rise today with a heavy heart to acknowledge the life and contributions of Rob Baxter.

March 24th, 2015

NDP SCORES A VICTORY FOR OUR OCEANS, LAKES AND RIVERS

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March 24, 2015

NDP SCORES A VICTORY FOR OUR OCEANS, LAKES AND RIVERS

NDP Environment critic Megan Leslie (Halifax) and NDP Great Lakes critic Brian Masse (Windsor West) made the following statement on the support of their motion to protect Canada’s lakes and rivers from microbead pollution:

March 9th, 2015

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: C-46 An Act to amend the National Energy Board Act and the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today on this important bill to have the polluter pays principle apply to some of the government's legislation, which has been long sought after in this chamber. Therefore, Bill C-46, an act to amend the National Energy Board Act and the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act, will be receiving our support to send it to committee.

February 5th, 2015

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Questions the Minister of Industry About a Plan for Small Businesses

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the reality is that the Conservatives keep cutting overall funds for community development, and they are failing to help small businesses that support our communities.

February 5th, 2015

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: NDP Opposition Day Motion

Hansard – February 5, 2015

MANUFACTURING AND SMALL BUSINESSES

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise here today to talk about this motion, which I will read in a moment. It is an important motion because of the economic situation that we are facing now.

February 4th, 2015

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Questioning Harper Government on Bad Border Deal

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, as a city councillor and MP, I have been advocating for a new border crossing for the Windsor-Detroit corridor. This is crucial for the economy and prosperity for both Canada and the united States, but the current government has negotiated such a poor deal, Canada has to front nearly $1 billion and pay for both countries. Despite a U.S. federal budget of roughly $3.5 trillion, the Conservatives could not even get the United States to pay for their own customs plaza, leaving it all up to Canadians.

February 4th, 2015

Masse Letter & Question in Parliament to Minister Raitt about DRIC Funding and Crossing Agreement Transparency

Hansard - April 1, 2014

Canada-U.S. Relations

February 2nd, 2015

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Statement on Groundhog Day!

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, this morning, one of Canada's most trusted rodent prognosticators stuck his nose out of his burrow and declared that 2015 will usher in an early spring for Canadians. Tell that to Windsorites now digging out of 36 centimetres of snow.

January 26th, 2015

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: C-21: Reducing Red Tape for Small Businesses

January 26, 2015

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Surrey North, and I am pleased to do so.

December 2nd, 2014

MASSE STATEMENT ON AUTO STRATEGY

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, since I was first elected in 2002, I have repeatedly called for the government to develop a national automotive strategy. In 2003, the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council released a report calling on the federal government to protect the industry and create a policy. Promise after promise, including from the former Conservative industry minister, fell by the wayside.

November 27th, 2014

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Speaking on Bill C-27, Hiring Veterans

41st PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Government Orders

Veterans Hiring Act

The House resumed from November 17 consideration of the motion that Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act (enhancing hiring opportunities for certain serving and former members of the Canadian Forces), be read the third time and passed.

October 28th, 2014

MASSE QUESTIONS THE MINISTER OF INDUSTRY ON FAILED FORD INVESTMENT

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, quotes do not equal a pay cheque, and the reality is the Conservatives' failure to work with the others cost Windsor $1.5 billion in investment now going to Mexico.

October 21st, 2014

MASSE CONGRATULATES WINDSOR POLICE CONSTABLES ROGAN AND SASSO FOR THEIR MEDALS OF BRAVERY

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, today two Windsor police officers, Constable Sean Rogan and Constable Charles Sasso, were awarded with Medals of Bravery by Governor General David Johnston.

October 9th, 2014

MASSE QUESTIONS THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY ON BORDER SECURITY

MASSE QUESTIONS THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY ON BORDER SECURITY

October 9, 2014

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, on his part, it seems that the minister is more interested in his rhetoric than he is in results.

October 1st, 2014

MASSE PROPOSES TOUGH MEASURES TO PROTECT GREAT LAKES FROM INVASIVE ASIAN CARP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 1, 2014

October 1st, 2014

IN THE HOUSE: Masse Delivers Petitions

October 1, 2014

Deep Geological Repository Storage of Nuclear Waste

PETITION DELIVERED: Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present.

April 29th, 2014

Masse in the House: Members Statement

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honour of the late Rocky Campana and the iCANdonate campaign.

April 29th, 2014

Brian Masse Speaks in House of Commons Tribute to the Right Hon. Herb Gray

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, it was with great sadness that we all learned of the passing of a tremendous parliamentarian and Canadian last week, the Right Honourable Herb Gray.

April 29th, 2014

Masse in the House: Presenting Petitions

iCANdonate CAMPAIGN PETITIONS TABLED IN THE HOUSE TODAY

NDP MP Brian Masse leading an all party effort to remove restrictions on organ donation based on sexual orientation

April 1st, 2014

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: QUESTIONS TRANSPORT MINISTER ON DRIC FUNDING PROBLEMS

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, since signing the crossing agreement, the new Windsor-Detroit bridge project, often referred to as Canada's top infrastructure priority, has been utterly mismanaged by the Conservative government. The latest problem is the U.S. government is refusing to say who will pay the $250 million needed for the U.S. customs plaza.

April 1st, 2014

MASSE'S LETTER TO MINISTER RAITT: DRIC QUESTIONS NEED ANSWERS

The Honourable Lisa Raitt

Minister of Transport

House of Commons

Ottawa, ON

K1A 0A6

HAND DELIVERED IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

March 27th, 2014

Masse Speaking Out on the State of the Paul Martin Sr. Building

Mr. Speaker,

The Paul Martin Sr. Building—a Federal asset with heritage designation located in the heart of Windsor’s downtown has been allowed by this government to fall into an unacceptable and unsafe state of disrepair.

March 26th, 2014

Masse in the House on Bill C-22

Brian Masse- Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to follow my colleague, who gave some outstanding reasons as to why we have concerns about Bill C-22, An Act respecting Canada's offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, repealing the Nuclear Liability Act and making consequential amendments to other Acts. I will be focusing on some of the nuclear aspects of this legislation, but I will include some of the offshore issues as well.

February 6th, 2014

MASSE STANDING UP FOR VETERANS

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of presenting petitions from over 500 constituents opposing the closure of the Windsor-Essex County veterans office. They are signed by Afghan, World War II and Korean veterans and peacekeepers, who are calling upon the government to reverse this decision.

February 4th, 2014

MASSE ACKNOWLEDGES BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, February marks the beginning of Black History Month in Canada. The City of Windsor has played an important role facilitating the underground railroad, which served as a gateway to freedom for many escaped slaves seeking refuge from the United States. The underground railroad helped tens of thousands of escapees find freedom in Canada, enriching cities such as Windsor for generations to come.

January 30th, 2014

Masse in the House on the Closure of the Veterans Affairs Office

Brian Masse MP Windsor West: Mr. Speaker, in my community people are outraged at the minister's disrespect for veterans and his insistence to close our local veterans office. These closures are going to hurt veterans in Windsor and Essex County, plain and simple. The people who fought to defend Canada should not have to fight again for the services they earned when they came home. Will the minister apologize to veterans in Essex County and Windsor and keep our office open? What will it take for him to do the right thing?

November 8th, 2013

Masse in the House: On the Closure of Windsor District Veterans Affairs Canada Office

Mr. Speaker, when it comes to veterans, Conservatives are speaking out of both sides of their mouths. Veterans deserve better.

October 28th, 2013

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Masse Pressures the Government to Legalize Single Sports Betting

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I rise today on the issue of Bill C-290, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting), passed in this chamber and now sitting in the Senate for more than 18 months. There should be no controversy on passing Bill C-290, as it went through the House of Commons without a single dissenting voice.

October 28th, 2013

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Pushing for Enhancement of Canadian Auto Sector

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, in my area we are witnessing a return to investing in the auto industry. The government did not want to do that at the beginning and it was brought kicking and screaming to the table. However, there has been a rebound of some degree. The reality is that our auto industry has not picked up like that in the United States and other countries where the industry is growing. Our industry is recovering but not to the same degree as that in America.

June 6th, 2013

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Delivering Petitions on Petcoke and Closure of the Olde Sandwich Towne Post Office

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the second petition is in regard to pet coke which is now being stored on the Detroit River. The petitioners call for the Minister of the Environment to invoke the International Joint Commission.

June 5th, 2013

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Questioning the Government on the Senate's Failure to Pass Bill C-290

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, my colleague has mentioned a couple of bills that have been in the Senate which were not passed, but they were passed in the House of Commons.

May 30th, 2013

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Masse questions Minister on C-290, Still Stuck in the Senate

Masse questions Minister on C-290

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Conservative government jumps on every opportunity it has to shut down debate. If it is not closure motions, it is letting bills die in the Senate.

May 7th, 2013

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Brian Masse Statement on C-290 NDP Single Event Sports Betting Bill

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, for months now, an important bill that passed through the House unopposed sits in the Senate penalty box waiting for a final vote at third reading.

March 6th, 2013

NDP QUESTIONS MINISTER ON US SEQUESTRATION EFFECTS ON CANADA AND THE BORDER

Border Services

Ms. Rosane Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, March break is approaching and many Canadians plan to take advantage of the opportunity to travel. However, the United States have hit a budgetary wall and announced close to $85 billion in cuts. Border services will be the first to be affected, which will increase wait times at the border and in airports.

November 7th, 2012

MASSE'S NATIONAL STATEMENT TRIBUTE TO RALPH EARL SCOFIELD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 7, 2012

MASSE’S NATIONAL STATEMENT OF TRIBUTE IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS TO RALPH “EARL” SCOFIELD

Ottawa, ON – Today, Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) stood in Parliament to deliver a statement and honour the memory of Earl Scofield a WWII Royal Canadian Air Force Veteran.

October 15th, 2012

STATEMENT ON WINDSOR EXPRESS NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE

October 15, 2012

STATEMENT ON WINDSOR EXPRESS NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, on November 2, the Windsor Express tips off its inaugural season in the National Basketball League. In its second season, the NBL is the next chapter in Canada's connection to one of the world's most popular sports, the game of basketball, invented by Dr. James Naismith and is another gift from Canada to the world. The NBL's focus on core principles including Canadian content, passion for play, ethical excellence and focus on fans will facilitate the continued evolution of the game. Under the leadership of President Dartis Willis Sr., the Express is applying these principles in my community featuring two Windsor athletes, Gregg Surmacz and Issac Kuon, on their opening day roster and are further nurturing that community connection by supporting education initiatives, community events and small business. In choosing the name the Windsor Express, the franchise tells Windsor's story by acknowledging our community as an Underground Railroad destination and pays homage to the Railmen of Windsor, connecting heritage and history through sport. It gives me great pleasure to welcome the Windsor Express to my community. I am confident the organization will make tremendous ambassadors for our city. All aboard the Windsor Express.

October 4th, 2012

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Speech on Conservative's Bill C-43, Immigration and Deportation Concerns

Government Orders

[Government Orders]

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Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

The House resumed consideration of the motion thatBill C-43, An Act to amendthe Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, be read a second timeand referred to a committee.

May 16th, 2012

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Statement Congratulating University of WIndsor Lancers Women's Basketball Team

41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

EDITED HANSARD • NUMBER 125

CONTENTS

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

University of Windsor Lancers

March 7th, 2012

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Questioning Government on Proposed Trade Deal with the European Union

March 7, 2012

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Canadians have legitimate concerns about what Ottawa is negotiating away to Europe. Canada's trade relationship with Europe is vital, but the Conservative capitulation means the cost of medication will skyrocket, manufacturing jobs will be lost, and even cities and town will lose their rights. Industry is concerned, cities are concerned, towns are concerned, and Canadian families are concerned.

December 14th, 2011

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: On Bill C-23, Canada-Jordan Free Trade Agreement

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Madam Speaker, the Conservatives have an unusual way of reaching out. It is usually with the back of their hand to our face. That is the way they seem to approach the way to build bridges.

December 14th, 2011

Masse Tables Petitions from Windsor-West Residents on Climate Change, Stopping Closures at Canada Post & Strengthening Animal Cruelty Laws

Masse in the House: Tabling Petitions from Windsor West Residents

December 14, 2011

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, my first petition is from Vicky Paraschak. I appreciate her work on it. It is a petition for the House of Commons on the Canadian Interfaith Call for Leadership and Action on Climate Change. The petitioners rightly call for universal action on climate change as it is currently threatening the planet, our ecosystem and the human lifestyle as it is today. They are calling for a green climate fund strategy under the United Nations governments.

December 5th, 2011

MASSE TAKES CONSERVATIVES TO TASK AS HARPER ACTIVELY NEGOTIATES REDUCED TARIFFS ON ASBESTOS EXPORTS TO THE DEVELOPING WORLD

STATEMENT IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS: Brian Masse MP-Asbestos Exports

Mr. Speaker,

These Conservatives sit on their hands as their Prime Minister exports cancer to the developing world.

November 16th, 2011

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: On NDP Visit to Washington

November 16, 2011

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: On NDP Visit to Washington

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, this week the official opposition has sent a delegation to Washington to do what the Conservatives have failed to do, to speak for all of Canada on energy security. Instead of engaging Americans in a constructive dialogue, the Conservatives are trash-talking fellow Canadians and questioning their patriotism. However, Canadians are smarter than that. They remember a Conservative MP trashing Canada in the Wall Street Journal because Canadians did not support George Bush's war in Iraq. Canadians also recall the same member telling Americans that Canada “[...] is a northern European welfare state in the worst sense of the term”. Who was that MP who was trash-talking Canada? It was the Prime Minister.

November 16th, 2011

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Introduction of Private Member's Legislation in the House

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-347, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for gifts).

November 15th, 2011

Statement on CAW Local 195, 75th Anniversary

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the 75th anniversary of CAW Local 195. This local is a pioneer of the union movement in Canada as the first chartered auto worker union. Today 195 includes over 70 different bargaining units and approximately 7,000 members.

November 15th, 2011

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Speaking on Bill-13, Keeping Canada’s Economy and Jobs Growing Act

November 15, 2011

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Speaking on Bill-13, Keeping Canada’s Economy and Jobs Growing Act

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise in the chamber to speak to Bill C-13 and participate in the debate.

November 3rd, 2011

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Masse Questions Parliamentary Secretary on Federal Government Cuts to Service Canada and CBSA Windsor

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise again in this chamber to raise an issue that is very important to my riding as well as to accountability in this country. This regards the current President of the Treasury, the member for Parry Sound—Muskoka, and the misallocation of nearly $50 million of border infrastructure funds. These funds did not go into ridings like mine, where there is a significant thickening of the Canada-U.S. border, but it was at the cost of our economy, tourism and a whole series of things that are very important.

November 2nd, 2011

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Masse Speaks on Comartin’s Bill C-290 Sports betting and the Gaming Industry

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the Liberal Party for allowing me to go a little sooner so I can get to another meeting tonight. I appreciate the camaraderie in the House, which does happen in this place.

October 26th, 2011

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Questioning the Parliamentary Secretary on Federal Level Job Cuts in Windsor at CBSA and Service Canada

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Questioning the Parliamentary Secretary on Federal Level Job Cuts in Windsor at CBSA and Service Canada

October 25th, 2011

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: On C-18, Canadian Wheat Board

MASSE ON C-18 – Wheat Board

October 25, 2011

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise on Bill C-18 and this motion from the member for Churchill, discussing a central principle of democracy which is people having their rights, especially having their rights respected. It is bound from a tradition of legislation that has been duped by the government and usurped by the people who have the vehicle of the Canadian Wheat Board as part of their conditions of doing business and their investments, not only in terms of their businesses but their families.

October 19th, 2011

MASSE QUESTIONS MINISTER ON LEAKED AND FLAWED REPORT

HSR Study Completely Ignores Crucial Data Regarding Impact US Market and makes Alarming Recommendation

[OTTAWA, ON] The recently leaked feasibility study commissioned by the Federal Government in partnership with the province of Ontario and Quebec is fundamentally flawed and should have taken into account the complete potential marketplace according Brian Masse MP (Windsor West). Additionally the report recommends the elimination of rail service in smaller communitiesalong the corridor. Today Masse asked Transport Minister Denis Lebel in Question Period about how he could have allowed a study on the feasibility of High Speed Rail (HSR) to proceed ignoring such a crucial component of the economic picture.

October 19th, 2011

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Statement on Rogers Communications 50th Anniversary

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am please to rise to congratulate Rogers Communications on 50 years of driving Canadian innovation.

October 18th, 2011

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: On Copyright Bill C-11

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise to speak on Bill C-11. Copyright is a very important issue and New Democrats have been talking about having a digital strategy in general, with some specifics. I will get into the specifics later.

September 26th, 2011

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: On CBSA and Service Canada Job Cuts

On CBSA and Service Canada Job Cuts

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the government has its priorities backward. It claims to be worried about crime, but it is cutting back the Canada Border Service Agency in Windsor itself, one of the busiest border crossings and a favourite route for gun and drug smugglers to go through.

September 20th, 2011

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: High Speed Rail Statement

HIGH SPEED RAIL

September 20, 2011

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I rise today to call for action for high speed rail in Canada.

September 20th, 2011

MASSE IN THE HOUSE: ON BILL C-4 AN ACT TO AMEND THE IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT, THE BALANCED REFUGEE REFORM ACT AND THE MARINE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ACT

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Madam Speaker, I rise here to talk and I guess wind down this debate here today. There are a lot of facts in the bill that are still out there in terms of specifics that the minister could do to really ramp up his powers, but I would like to talk more about the personal aspect of this.

September 19th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE: Brian Masse on Detroit-Windsor Border Issues

Brian Masse on Detroit-Windsor Border Issues

September 19, 2011

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is good to see you back in this chamber at the start of another session.