Scott Simms

Liberal Party of Canada for Bonavista--Gander--Grand Falls--Windsor

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  • Spoke about Canadian Museum of History Act

    Mr. Speaker, the funny thing is that there are several versions of how this consultation took place. We have the government's version and we have other people's versions. It seems that the genesis was a backroom discussion of some sort. It led itself to the minister's office. The proposal was there. It was out as a discussion, but it seemed as though before all of that happened, the legislation was in place. Again, it is almost as though the answer was there before the question was asked, which seems to be somewhat of a pattern here. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Canadian Museum of History Act

    Mr. Speaker, I certainly hope that the parliamentary secretary is right in all of what he is saying about how this would affect where we find ourselves in 10 years with this particular museum. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Canadian Museum of History Act

    Mr. Speaker, it was perhaps nine months ago when we talked about museums and the mandates of the national museums here in Ottawa. One of the things that struck me as a concern to a lot of people was that many of the national museums do not really involve themselves with the rest of the museums across the country. Certainly there is a yearning to do a lot more of that. There has been a great degree of co-operation, no doubt, but there should be a greater degree of co-operation in the fulfillment of the mandates of each and every museum across the country. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Canadian Museum of History Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, how are those museums that the hon. member mentioned going to afford to do that? Do they get in on that $25 million as well? Perhaps they have their own way of doing it. It could be problematic if there is no financial support for these places to be able to share in this national collection.

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Canadian Museum of History Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, the member mentioned something about only a very small portion of the amendments dealing with the name change. In our case actually that represented less than 20% of the amendments that we put forward. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Canadian Museum of History Act > Bill C-49—Time Allocation Motion

    Mr. Speaker, one of the individuals we spoke to during the committee process was Mr. Rabinovitch, who was the former head. He brought up a very valid point, which was that the former name, the Museum of Civilization, had a very respectable name internationally. He said it would be a crime if we let go of that name for the sake of branding it as something else. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about The Environment

    Mr. Speaker, I rise again today to speak about a potential disaster in Notre Dame Bay in Newfoundland. ... more

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Canadian Heritage

    First and for the record, I congratulate my colleague, the leader of the Green Party, for bringing this forward. ... more

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Canadian Heritage

    This is one of the first amendments I wanted to bring here. The inspiration came from Bill C-11, which was to set up a study every five years of Bill C-11. This one proposes every three years. I'd be open to five years, but what have you, I think three years is a pretty good period of time. ... more

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Canadian Heritage

    Okay.

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Canadian Heritage

    Do you have an example?

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Canadian Heritage

    That's one possibility. ... more

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Canadian Heritage

    That's too bad. I tried. ... more

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Canadian Heritage

    Can I give her my time?

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Canadian Heritage

    Yes, it's on including the word “critical”. I have received some information from people who have been involved in this type of curatorial work for many years. To simply say, “understanding and appreciation of events” is one thing, but to include the word “critical” means you are looking at it in a very academic way. This has been the tradition of major museums such as this and others, other national museums, and other museums around the country. It enhances our understanding through a critical lens, which gives the experts a far greater role in what they do, and I think it enhances the research at the end of the day. ... more

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Canadian Heritage

    Well, I think all I can say is this. The fact is that Mr. Rabinovitch brought compelling evidence that the Museum of Civilization does carry with it a great reputation, one that is far-reaching around the globe. It's a tremendous title, “Museum of Civilization”, and it has been regarded by other institutions around the world as something that has a great reputation. Therefore, I think it's only logical that it be called the Canadian Museum of History and Civilization.

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Canadian Heritage

    Okay.

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Canadian Heritage

    Yes, I agree. I think this is going to be lumped in with a lot of these, as you can see, with the vast majority of them. It came from witness testimony from the former president—I think that was his title—Mr. Rabinovitch. Basically, it says that it should be called the ”Canadian Museum of History and Civilization”, as opposed to just the “Canadian Museum of History”. ... more

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Transport

    I think my time is up. Is that right?

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Transport

    Sorry. Is that the case, Mr. Perrin?

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Transport

    Mr. Perrin, is that the case?

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Transport

    Just as a follow-up.

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Transport

    Mr. Blakely, would you like to comment on what was said? I don't have a lot of time to get into a new topic.

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Transport

    How much time do I have left?

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Transport

    You don't have that advantage? This is unequal footing in your opinion.

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
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