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  • Her favourite word was post.

Last in Parliament September 2021, as Independent MP for Don Valley East (Ontario)

Won her last election, in 2019, with 60% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Supplementary Estimates (A), 2019-20 December 9th, 2019

Mr. Chair, under vote 35 in the supplementary estimates, the Department of Transport is asking for $1,035,350 to deliver better service for air travellers. Could the minister please expand on what these services are going to be?

Supplementary Estimates (A), 2019-20 December 9th, 2019

Mr. Chair, in the supplementary estimates, the minister talked about investment in veterans. Veterans have contributed a lot to our country. We have done a study on veterans and their reintegration into society, so I would ask the minister to explain how this money will help veterans move along.

Petitions June 19th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the pleasure of presenting a petition to the House today.

The petitioners call upon the House of Commons and the Government of Canada to amend the Cannabis Act to allow licensed and regulated pharmacies and pharmacists to sell and distribute cannabis for medical purposes.

Interparliamentary Delegations June 18th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, three reports of the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

The first concerns the bilateral visit to New Zealand and Samoa, held in Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand and Apia, Samoa, from March 1 to 10, 2019.

The second concerns the meeting of the International Executive Committee Working Group on Programmes, held in London, United Kingdom, from January 24 to 25, 2019.

The third concerns the International Executive Committee Meeting, held in London, United Kingdom, from November 5 to 9, 2018.

Award for Teaching Excellence June 10th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate an extraordinary educator in my riding of Don Valley East.

Kim Lussier teaches grade 3 at Norman Ingram Public School. She was awarded the Prime Minister's regional Certificate of Achievement in teaching last month.

Ms. Lussier has a unique approach to education that emphasizes hands-on activities and fosters digital learning. Ms. Lussier is herself a digital learning mentor for the school board. She encourages other teachers to use digital tools to prepare students for the future.

Her classroom is a creative and supportive space that sparks the students' imagination and fosters their confidence.

I am proud to honour Kim Lussier for her remarkable teaching style. It is teachers like these who inspire their students to achieve success.

My congratulations to Kim.

Seniors May 31st, 2019

Mr. Speaker, we all know that when governments try to use austerity measures, they target the vulnerable. As we have seen in Ontario, the austerity measures have been particularly harsh for families and seniors. The previous Conservative government tried the same on seniors. They pushed thousands of seniors into poverty by raising the age of eligibility for old age security from 65 to 67.

Could the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors advise on our government's approach to seniors?

Seniors May 30th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak on the vital impact the new horizons for seniors program is having on seniors in my riding of Don Valley East.

Our government recognizes that seniors face many challenges, including isolation, loneliness, poverty and dementia. As such, our government has created programs for seniors to enable them to live an active and dignified life.

In my riding, the new horizons program has been extremely successful. As I visit seniors buildings and organizations, I see the positive impact this program has had. The program includes art and dancing classes, fraud and elder abuse awareness, and cooking and financial literacy classes, among others.

We know that seniors are valued members of our community. By funding these programs, we ensure their social well-being, health and vitality.

Interparliamentary Delegations May 7th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian delegation of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the International Executive Committee meeting held in Port Louis, Mauritius, from March 20 to 24, 2018.

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1 April 12th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for Scarborough Centre for talking about the issues that matter most to Canadians. These are pocketbook issues like making home ownership affordable and helping working get their skills.

I would like her to talk about how the government is helping young people in her riding get the skills they need to get the jobs of the future.

Health April 9th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, health care is something all Canadians are proud of, and no individual should be left behind when it comes to making sure they get the services they need. Sunday, April 7, was World Health Day, and the focus was on universal health coverage.

Can the Minister of Health please advise this House on how she plans to make Canada's health care system even better?