C-246 2nd reading 2nd hour of debate FULL DEBATE VIDEO
C-246 Modernizing Animal Protections Act Full Debate
2nd reading, 2nd hour of debate.
- Sheila Malcolmson
- Arif Virani
- Larry Miller
- Richard Cannings
- David Graham
- Bob Zimmer
- Nathaniel Erskine-Smith
Nate's speech re: Bill C-246, 2nd reading, 2nd hour of debate - Modernizing Animal Protections Act
Nate's Speech in Parliament in Ottawa re: Bill C-246, 2nd reading, 2nd hour of debate - Modernizing Animal Protections Act
Go to www.beynate.ca to learn more about this Bill and what you can do to protect animals from criminal animal abuse and cruelty.
Also, visit me at www.facebook.com/beynatemp to get involved.
Nate Erskine-Smith urges an end to the gay/bisexual blood donor ban
Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith (from Beaches-East York) rose in Parliament on June 14 2016 on World Blood Donor Day to urge an end to the ban on gay and bisexual blood donors.
Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Recognizes Balmy Beach Club and Rugby Canada in Parliament
Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Recognizes Balmy Beach Club and Rugby Canada in Parliament - June 1st 2016, 2 p.m.
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the achievements of a formidable group of men, women, and youth.
The Balmy Beach Club is a historic local landmark in Beaches—East York, home to the greatest rugby club in Canada. As winners of back-to-back provincial championships in 2014 and 2015, and after a perfect 20-win, undefeated season in 2011, it has the most provincial championships in Ontario rugby history.
My friend, Cory “Applesauce” Appleton, leads the back-to-back champion seconds team, and its under-25 academy team won the Toronto rugby union men's championship last year.
We should all speak proud of our national programs, as two of our teams prepare for the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil, while Rugby Sevens joins the sports program.
This month, our national senior men's team will be hosting a series of international matches in Vancouver, Calgary, and my home town, Toronto.
Let me close by acknowledging Rugby Canada's world-class safe-sport program, PlaySmart, and by thanking Gerry Allen, a long-time Beaches resident for his tireless work promoting the club and the game."
MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith on CTV's Power Play with Don Martin, talking about C-14
Beaches-East York Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith on CTV's Power Play with Don Martin, discussing why he did not vote for Bill C-14 (Medical Assistance in Dying)
MP Erskine-Smith explains Bill C-246 Modernizing Animal Protections Act
The first hour of debate on Bill C-246 occurred on Monday May 9 at 11 a.m. in the House of Commons.
Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith (Beaches-East York) spoke about the bill's merits.
MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Discusses Medical Assistance in Dying
MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith rises in the House of Commons to discuss Bill C-14
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MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Recognizes the Toronto Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade
Nathaniel Erskine-Smith stands in the House of Commons to recognize the Toronto Beaches Lions Club on their successful parade, year after year.
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MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith's Bill C-246 will protect animals from abuse
On February 26, 2016 Mr. Erskine-Smith introduced his private member’s bill, which consolidates three former pieces of legislation related to animal welfare:
1. Ban the importation of shark fins that have been removed from a shark carcass
2. Strengthen and modernize the Criminal Code’s existing animal cruelty offences
3. Ban the sale of cat and dog fur in Canada, and requires source fur labelling
This legislation is necessary and will not impact accepted hunting, farming, fishing, or research practices. In fact, previous analyses of identical Criminal Code amendments conducted by the Justice Department and Minister categorically stated that the amendments would not affect these practices.
This is not a partisan issue. Canadians across the political spectrum care about improving animal welfare and this bill addresses three specific and achievable goals. This bill has widespread support across the aisle, and similar legislation has previously been introduced by NDPs and Liberals in the past.
• 80% of Canadians want to end our involvement in shark finning around the world
• 92% of Canadians believe we should close loopholes in the Criminal Code and make it easier to convict on charges of animal cruelty
• Currently, less than 1 out of every 1000 complaints of animal abuse are successfully prosecuted
MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith recognizes Bertha Wilson on IWD2016
On International Women's Day 2016, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, M.P. for Beaches-East York, recognizes the Honourable Bertha Wilson, Canada's first female Supreme Court Justice.
Beaches-East York MP Introduces Modernizing Animal Protections Act
Beaches-East York Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith introduced the Modernizing Animal Protections Act on Friday February 26 in Canada's House of Commons.
MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith International Mother Language Day SO-31 Member's Statement
On February 19, 2016, Beaches-East York Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith rose in Canada's House of Commons to recognize International Mother Language Day. IMLD is significant to the Bengali community in Beaches-East York.
Nathaniel Erskine Smith M.P. - First Speech in the House of Commons
Nathaniel Erskine-Smith is the Member of Parliament for Beaches-East York in Toronto Ontario. This is his first speech in the House of Commons. Video is from December 8 2015.
Address in Reply to Speech From The Throne.
MP Erskine-Smith recognizes Olive Dodds for her service
MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith (Beaches-East York) stood in the House of Commons in Ottawa to recognize the volunteer contributions of Olive Dodds.
A former nurse who has volunteered Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto East Health Network (previously TEGH), for the last 30 years (she is now 105 years old).