Larry BAGNELL

BAGNELL, The Hon. Larry, P.C., B.A., B.Sc.

Parliamentary Career

November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Yukon (Yukon)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development with special emphasis on Northern Economic Development (December 12, 2003 - July 19, 2004)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Yukon (Yukon)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development with special emphasis on Northern Economic Development (December 12, 2003 - July 19, 2004)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Yukon (Yukon)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
LIB
  Yukon (Yukon)
October 19, 2015 -
LIB
  Yukon (Yukon)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 417)


June 19, 2019

Hon. Larry Bagnell (Yukon, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, November 10, 1995, was the last time any committee reported 100 reports. Peter Milliken was the chair of PROC at the time.

I have the honour to present, in both official languages, at this historic moment, the 100th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, entitled “Advice for the Consideration of Committees of the House of Commons in the 43rd Parliament”. This references procedures related to in-camera meetings and the Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame procedure.

The committee wanted to dedicate this report to a former member of Parliament, who we all had great fondness for. I will read the dedication:

The Committee dedicates its one hundredth report to the memory of the late Arnold Chan, who was the member for Scarborough—Agincourt, and Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons. As a colleague and friend, he was widely respected for his sharp legal mind, willingness to listen and pursuit of fairness. Mr. Chan was a driving force behind the motion to establish rules on the use of in camera meetings for the Committee. The rules were established in close collaboration with his fellow Committee members.

To Arnold Chan.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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June 19, 2019

Hon. Larry Bagnell (Yukon, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, last time, I mentioned the great work of the committee clerk and the researcher. As this may be my last time up on these reports, I would like to congratulate all the committee members. I think we had a number of free spirits on our committee. I congratulate them for always making their decisions with integrity and based on what they believed. As can be seen, there has been a large volume of work.

I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 99th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs entitled “Advice for the Consideration of the Procedure and House Affairs Committee in the 43rd Parliament”.

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

Hon. Larry Bagnell (Yukon, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 98th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, entitled “A Parallel Debating Chamber for Canada’s House of Commons”.

This may be a very historic report, because it may lead to the discussion of having a second House of Commons, a second parallel chamber similar to the ones in Britain and Australia.

As mentioned by you, Mr. Speaker, and a previous Conservative member, we would like to thank all the clerks and researchers in our committee, and in particular the clerk and researcher who have been with us since the beginning, and I think members would find are the best clerk and the best researcher in the House, maybe on division, Andrew Lauzon, the clerk, and Andre Barnes, our parliamentary researcher, for their great work.

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

Hon. Larry Bagnell (Yukon, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, a lot of the debate has been technical, but I want to ask a more spiritual question.

When you make a treaty with first nations, like the treaties with the Sahtu, the Deh Cho and the Gwich'in, there is a trust there. They trust that the government will at least follow the treaty and it will keep its word.

Then, how does it feel when we pass a law in this Parliament that breaks the treaty, that is unlawful, that does not follow the rules of a treaty? This is not the first time it has happened in our history, obviously. I certainly think you would have strong feelings on this.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act
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June 11, 2019

Hon. Larry Bagnell

Mr. Speaker, the member is drawing to our attention how far forward first nations and governments in the Northwest Territories, Yukon and the north are because we have these co-management boards. On those boards, with good representation, are the indigenous governments, Inuit governments, the territorial governments and the federal government. In our particular case on the environmental assessment board, it is two, two and two. However, it is because everyone feels that they are part of it and has a say that we have been so successful in getting projects moved forward. They may not have been able to go forward in southern Canada as easily because they did not have buy-in from all the important groups.

The problem with the previous bill, in putting all of those boards into one big board, as someone referenced, is that the Tlicho would have had only one seat, instead of a significant portion of the board that affects their area. I know that everyone in this House wants governments affecting their area to have control. That is why I think that everyone in this House, if they want to respect the north and the local people, all of whom are in favour of this, should vote for the bill.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act
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