Lloyd LONGFIELD

LONGFIELD, Lloyd

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Guelph (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 1, 1956
Website
http://mplongfield.ca
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=b4442fcd-62cf-456e-a49b-625ea35069b5&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
Lloyd.Longfield@parl.gc.ca
Profession
management consultant, mechanical engineer, president / manager

Parliamentary Career

October 19, 2015 -
LIB
  Guelph (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 68 of 69)


February 4, 2016

Mr. Lloyd Longfield (Guelph, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, business analysis includes a general ledger and a balance sheet. The previous government added $154 billion to our debt, yet the balance of trade went from a $54 billion surplus to a $13 billion deficit. Exports are down and economic growth was anemic in the Conservatives' term.

Businesses can sometimes make the bank balance book look a bit better by delaying payments owed to others or by taking on additional debt. The previous government did both.

Would the hon. member admit that the snapshot of the bank book as of the end of November includes deferred payments that were not made for programs such as veterans affairs, EI, seniors programs, and education for first nations, and I could go on?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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February 4, 2016

Mr. Lloyd Longfield (Guelph, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Elmwood—Transcona for representing the hard workers at the steel and rail yards in Transcona. I am very familiar with them. My brother married Barbara Nebozenko from Elmwood and brought Ukrainian-Canadian heritage to our family, so the member is representing some fine people.

I am very interested in what the member said around social justice and environmental deficits and how they all relate to economic deficits, that we have to take the whole package. We have talked about sports analogies, but we are also talking about things mid-season here where we do not have all the numbers in. In November, a lot of bills had not been paid, as the Minister of Finance pointed out, and will result in a deficit by the end of the year.

I would be very interested if you could expand a little more on how social justice, environmental, and economic all work together.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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February 2, 2016

Mr. Lloyd Longfield (Guelph, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge the Rotary Club of Guelph's dedication to improving the lives of our northern neighbours through its project better hearing in education for northern youth.

Hearing is such an important sense, as it allows us to live and participate in life more fully without limitations. Without the ability to hear, it may often lead to feelings of isolation. Children in the Arctic region are 40% more likely to suffer hearing loss, a contributing factor to poor attendance at school, the ability to read, and interacting with other children.

Guelph audiologist Lynne McCurdy and the Rotary Club of Guelph were honoured with the Arctic Inspiration Prize, a contest for ideas that provide concrete action plans focusing on issues of critical importance in Canada's north.

On behalf of the people of Guelph, I would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work, generosity, and dedication in addressing this matter.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Arctic Inspiration Prize
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January 25, 2016

Mr. Lloyd Longfield (Guelph, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. who made such a great presentation on youth. It is so exciting to see the government focusing on youth and having an advisory council for youth.

I wonder whether the member has any plans to address youth unemployment and youth mental health issues, working with the provinces to try to correct the situation with youth in terms of employment and mental health.

Topic:   Speech From The Throne
Subtopic:   Resumption of debate on Address in Reply
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December 10, 2015

Mr. Lloyd Longfield (Guelph, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, as this is the first time I am addressing the House, I would like to thank those who helped get me here: my wife, Barb, our wonderful family, the amazing campaign team, and the 34,303 voters in Guelph who helped get me here.

As the House knows, we are currently facing a historically tragic humanitarian crisis, with unprecedented numbers of refugees displaced from Syria. I rise today to acknowledge an incredible effort currently under way in Guelph to bring 50 families to our community in the coming weeks. This is a community-wide and entirely locally funded effort spanning several faith groups, local businesses, and social agencies. Guelph entrepreneur Jim Estill, the driving force behind this project, has provided financing of $1.5 million and arranged employment and mentorship.

On behalf of the people of Guelph, I wish to thank everyone involved for their great efforts to help.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Guelph
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