Bill CASEY

CASEY, William D. (Bill), B.Sc.Eng.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Cumberland--Colchester (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
February 19, 1945
Website
http://billcasey.ca
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=6025d38f-3695-4037-8221-3f4cb652936b&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
Bill.Casey@parl.gc.ca
Profession
businessman, senior public servant, stockbroker

Parliamentary Career

November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
PC
  Cumberland--Colchester (Nova Scotia)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
PC
  Cumberland--Colchester (Nova Scotia)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
PC
  Cumberland--Colchester (Nova Scotia)
  • Deputy Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party (January 9, 2004 - February 1, 2004)
  • Deputy Whip of the Official Opposition (January 9, 2004 - February 1, 2004)
  • Deputy Whip of the Official Opposition (February 2, 2004 - August 5, 2004)
  • Deputy Whip of the Conservative Party (February 2, 2004 - August 5, 2004)
February 2, 2004 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Cumberland--Colchester (Nova Scotia)
  • Deputy Whip of the Official Opposition (February 2, 2004 - August 5, 2004)
  • Deputy Whip of the Conservative Party (February 2, 2004 - August 5, 2004)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
CPC
  North Nova (Nova Scotia)
  • Deputy Whip of the Official Opposition (February 2, 2004 - August 5, 2004)
  • Deputy Whip of the Conservative Party (February 2, 2004 - August 5, 2004)
  • Deputy Whip of the Official Opposition (August 31, 2004 - February 6, 2006)
  • Deputy Whip of the Conservative Party (August 31, 2004 - February 6, 2006)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Cumberland--Colchester--Musquodoboit Valley (Nova Scotia)
  • Deputy Whip of the Official Opposition (August 31, 2004 - February 6, 2006)
  • Deputy Whip of the Conservative Party (August 31, 2004 - February 6, 2006)
June 6, 2007 - September 7, 2008
IND
  Cumberland--Colchester--Musquodoboit Valley (Nova Scotia)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
IND
  Cumberland--Colchester--Musquodoboit Valley (Nova Scotia)
October 19, 2015 -
LIB
  Cumberland--Colchester (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 260)


June 19, 2019

Mr. Bill Casey (Cumberland—Colchester, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I note that you are the second speaker from Nova Scotia, and we are very pleased about that.

I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 29th report of the Standing Committee on Health, entitled “Violence Facing Health Care Workers in Canada”.

This was an amazing study we did on violence against health care workers, people who are there to help people. We made nine important recommendations, ranging from investing in best practices to prevent violence faced by health care workers to working with the provinces and territories to update the pan-Canadian health human resource strategy. Over five meetings, we heard 21 witnesses, who gave insightful and heartfelt testimony about their experience in the health care field.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to this report. We wish health care workers all the best.

I want to thank our committee. All members from all parties came to every committee meeting for three and a half years with their homework done, ready to do their jobs and speak on behalf of Canadians.

I also want to thank our clerk and our analysts, who have done a great job. I want to thank my vice-chairs as well.

All members of the Standing Committee on Health have done a great job.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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June 18, 2019

Mr. Bill Casey (Cumberland—Colchester, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, a 2004 RCMP report concluded that the RCMP 911 call centre should be “outside of HRM given the risks of placing the two largest police communications centres in close proximity to each other”. The risks given were a risk of environmental disasters and threats to our communications system. Strangely, a new RCMP report says that the 2004 concerns were reassessed and they were no longer a risk.

Would the minister ask the RCMP to make available the study that explains why environmental disasters and communications threats were a risk in 2004—

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Public Safety
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June 17, 2019

Mr. Bill Casey (Cumberland—Colchester, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the following two reports of the Standing Committee on Health.

The first is the 27th report entitled “Get Canada's Youth Moving!”

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to this report.

The second is the 28th report entitled “The Health of LGBTQIA2 Communities in Canada”.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to this report. However, notwithstanding the deadline of 120 days stipulated in Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the comprehensive response to this report be tabled within 60 days of the presentation of the report to the House.

With respect to the report entitled “The Health of the LGBTQIA2 Communities in Canada”, I would like to thank the member for Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam for bringing this critically important study forward. It is also quite appropriate that we are tabling this historic report in the middle of Pride Month. We had very comprehensive and emotional testimony throughout that was very educational.

On Motion No. 206 on physical activity of youth, I want to thank the member for Newmarket—Aurora for his tireless work over the last four years to make this study possible. We have heard from experts in the field of physical activity, including Participaction and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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June 11, 2019

Mr. Bill Casey (Cumberland—Colchester, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, this morning the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network held a working breakfast to share concerns and ideas for cancer victims with MPs and senators. As a double cancer survivor myself, I truly appreciate their efforts.

Led by President Jackie Manthorne, the network ensures that patients and survivors obtain current knowledge about cancer treatment, options and outcomes.

Dr. Paul Wheatley-Price, medical oncologist at the University of Ottawa, told us about exciting new treatments that are already having a significant impact on the chances for a successful recovery from lung cancer. Dr. Wheatley-Price emphasized that there is standardized early testing for breast cancer, colon cancer and skin cancer, but there is none for lung cancer.

Dr. Wheatley-Price has asked parliamentarians to encourage the government to invest in a lung cancer screening strategy, and I think it is safe to say that parliamentarians will do just that.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Lung Cancer Screening Strategy
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June 5, 2019

Mr. Bill Casey (Cumberland—Colchester, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 25th report of the Standing Committee on Health in relation to Bill S-248, an act respecting national physicians’ day.

Bill S-248 would designate May 1 as national physicians' day. I would like to thank retired Hon. Senator Arthur Eggleton and the hon. member for Vancouver Centre for bringing the bill forward. The committee took studied bill and decided to report it back to the House with no amendments.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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