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Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act  Madam Speaker, when I think about the community I have been elected to represent, I think about Community Justice Initiatives, which uses restorative justice to create a just society. I think about Youth in Conflict with the Law, which is working with young people to ensure they

December 13th, 2021House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I am not sure if the member heard my entire speech. Clearly there is a lot more work to do, and we would like to do that with different levels of government and with all members of Parliament. It is important that we make a collective effort in ensuring that every

December 9th, 2021House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for her very thoughtful comment and suggestion. I think it is important that we have these kinds of respectful debates so that more Canadians have a safe and affordable place to call home. Something our government has been doing is making su

December 9th, 2021House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is important that we keep working together to hit and exceed targets, but I have noticed something about the NDP. They believe that if we cannot meet them, we should not try.

December 9th, 2021House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Business of Supply  We are going to keep trying, we are going to keep investing and we are going to keep making a difference. The rapid housing initiative, as an example, is making a difference in my community in the region of Waterloo. I am really proud of investments like that. The member can con

December 9th, 2021House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I would like to also thank all the people, regardless of political stripe or affiliation, who volunteered, asked tough questions, worked so hard, contributed in numerous ways, and voted and participated in our country's democracy. I am proud to continue to serve as

December 9th, 2021House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the hon. member for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook. I rise today for the first time in debate in the 44th Parliament, and I would like to thank the good people of the riding of Waterloo for re-electing me and providing me the honour

December 9th, 2021House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, as today is the first time I am rising in the 44th Parliament, I would like to thank the kind people of the riding of Waterloo, who have given me the honour to represent the diversity of their voices in this place. Pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114 and pursuan

December 9th, 2021House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, we take these calls to action very seriously. We know that the pandemic has impacted all Canadians, and disproportionately certain segments. We know that systemic racism exists within our institutions. That is why, in budget 2021, we see numerous measures to address

June 21st, 2021House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Diversity and Inclusion  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to speak about the work that our government has been doing. Since taking office in 2015, we set out to create Canada's anti-racism strategy. It was created by Canadians informed by lived realities and experiences for Canadians. We have co

June 17th, 2021House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, no Canadian should have to live in fear, yet we recognize that is the reality for far too many. Hate and racism do not belong in Canada, yet we know they exist. There are systemic barriers that exist in Canada, and our government remains committed to doing everythi

June 15th, 2021House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, this is a very serious matter, and all members should take it very seriously. Canadians from coast to coast to coast are hurting. Racism exists in Canada, and every single one of us has a responsibility to do something about it. Our government has brought forward me

June 15th, 2021House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, our government remains committed to combatting anti-Semitism and all forms of hate, prejudice and discrimination through measures such as Canada's anti-racism strategy, in which we adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of anti-Semitism

June 14th, 2021House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, an agreement could not be reached under the provisions of Standing Orders 78(1) or 78(2) with respect to the third reading stage of Bill C-6, an act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy). Under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), I give notice that a m

June 11th, 2021House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Policies  Mr. Speaker, our hearts go out to the loved ones of the Afzaal family and to Fayez who remains in hospital. Our government knows we need to act against Islamophobia. We are doing this through Canada's anti-racism strategy, adding white supremacist groups to Canada's terror listin

June 11th, 2021House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal