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Youth  Mr. Speaker, we will always work on behalf of young people in Canada, and that is exactly why we have a full voice at the cabinet table. When it comes to not only employment opportunities but creating opportunities in which young people are involved, we will continue to do that.

February 25th, 2021House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Diversity and Inclusion  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Bourassa for his leadership. As he knows, our government will always support all Black communities in Canada. We have invested millions of dollars in a number of areas: building capacity in Black communities, supporting young Black Canadians, c

February 1st, 2021House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Youth  Mr. Speaker, that is why our government has been responding to the needs of youth. We know COVID-19 has impacted all Canadians and certain segments disproportionately. Young people are no exception. When it comes to Canada summer jobs, the jobs remain open and I encourage young

December 8th, 2020House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Post-Secondary Education  Mr. Speaker, it is really important that we have issues facing youth being raised in the House of Commons. That is exactly why the Prime Minister ensured there was a full voice at the cabinet table. Young people are not only the leaders of tomorrow; they are the leaders of today.

November 26th, 2020House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Post-Secondary Education  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to respond to the member's question and I appreciate her advocacy on behalf of young Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Our government will continue representing and supporting young people because we know that the COVID-19 pandemic

November 17th, 2020House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Post-Secondary Education  Mr. Speaker, when the pandemic hit, one of the first approaches our government took was to make sure we were responding to all Canadians, including students. That is why we put forward a $9 billion program to help students. When it comes to this specific matter, I will be worki

November 2nd, 2020House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I will start by commending the member for Kitchener—Conestoga for doing the important work, as a member of Parliament, of listening and engaging. We have very tough conversations as elected members, and it is important that we not only listen to people we agree with

October 26th, 2020House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I just want to start off by saying that this is the same legislation we had introduced, and that is why this legislation has been viewed by all members of Parliament in this House. I have heard this comment made a couple of times, that some fellow Canadians do not k

October 26th, 2020House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, a lot of work has gone into introducing and reintroducing this legislation. I am really proud of this legislation because we consulted with stakeholders, members of the community, academics, experts and the list goes on, prior to introducing the legislation. We know

October 26th, 2020House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, this legislation was created by communities for communities. As the member of Parliament for the riding of Waterloo and as the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth I speak to many constituents and stakeholders. It is important to act now. This is an opportun

October 26th, 2020House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, the bill that we introduced and that is before us today is another step in ensuring that every individual can be their authentic selves. I recognize that members have comments and questions and the committee can consider those and do its work. In my opinion, it is v

October 26th, 2020House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, it is clear that, as a country, we still have a lot of work to do. I offer my commitment to ensure that this work is done, which is why, in my comments, I shared that I have a lot to learn but I also have a lot to do. Today, we have an opportunity to see this legisla

October 26th, 2020House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I want to begin by acknowledging that the House sits on the ancestral lands of the Algonquin Anishinabe. It is a privilege to be here to take part in the second reading debate of Bill C-6, introduced by my colleague, the Minister of Justice, on October 1. The bill'

October 26th, 2020House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to share with the member and all Canadians that when it came to the response to COVID-19, this government put out a $9-billion program for students as well as youth. The federal government stepped up in partnership with provinces and terr

October 26th, 2020House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Post-Secondary Education  Mr. Speaker, I should remind all Canadians and all members that it was actually a $9-billion plan that our government put forward for students and youth. That plan included the Canada emergency student benefit, and 700,000 students were able to obtain that benefit. Canada summer

October 22nd, 2020House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal