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Black History Month  Mr. Speaker, this Black History Month, I would like to recognize an Ottawa-based organization: AKHRI - Mothers and Daughters Literacy. Its mission is to create lasting, positive, community-based change through basic literacy in rural and underprivileged communities in Somaliland.

February 16th, 2024House debate

Chandra AryaLiberal

Canada Early Learning and Child Care Act  Madam Speaker, one thing the families in Nepean are overwhelmingly in support of is this program, because they see the benefit it brings to their family. It allows them the funds required to help children undertake some sports activities. It has helped families, especially mother

February 16th, 2024House debate

Chandra AryaLiberal

Canada Early Learning and Child Care Act  Madam Speaker, I am glad to note that the member has personally experienced the economic benefits that educating children at a very young age bring, allowing them to grow up educated and allowing parents to contribute to the workforce generally, not only in Quebec, because of cou

February 16th, 2024House debate

Chandra AryaLiberal

Canada Early Learning and Child Care Act  Madam Speaker, I fully agree with the hon. member that the people who work in child care should be adequately compensated. It is very much a requirement. This is a collaborative program between the federal government and the provinces, and authorities at all levels of government

February 16th, 2024House debate

Chandra AryaLiberal

Canada Early Learning and Child Care Act  Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Milton. We all know that affordability is a top-of-mind topic, so let us consider early learning and child care through that lens. Before the early learning and child care agreements with all provinces and territo

February 16th, 2024House debate

Chandra AryaLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, in his speech, the hon. member mentioned the 31% increase in the number of Canadians using the assistance of this MAID legislation. I know this number of a 31% jump, when seen in isolation, is big. However, does the member agree that, because the legislation is fair

February 15th, 2024House debate

Chandra AryaLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, especially on issues on which highly qualified experts and professionals are giving their opinions, sometimes it may not be possible for everyone in the room to agree on the right answer. That is why the government has invested in consultation. The bill did not com

February 15th, 2024House debate

Chandra AryaLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, the short answer would be what I always say, which is that whenever we bring in legislation that fundamentally affects all Canadians, especially the kind of legislation that has never been thought of during the last 155 years, we need to take a real look at it, mod

February 15th, 2024House debate

Chandra AryaLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I agree with the hon. member that rural and remote communities, including indigenous peoples, have difficulty accessing the quality health care that many of us in urban centres take for granted. I also agree with the member that we need to look beyond the formal s

February 15th, 2024House debate

Chandra AryaLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Fundy Royal. I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak in the House today in support of Bill C-62, the bill that proposes to extend the temporary exclusion of mental illness as an eligible condition for medical ass

February 15th, 2024House debate

Chandra AryaLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, Canada is one of the most advanced democracies in the world. That is why we bring in legislation, some of which is quite unique. In Canadian history, over all 155 years, this is the first time legislation like this has been brought forward. Whenever we bring forwa

February 15th, 2024House debate

Chandra AryaLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, as an advanced democratic country, Canada sometimes brings in legislation on issues that have never been dealt with before. Sometimes Canada is one of the first countries in the world to deal with these types of issues. When we bring in legislation that fundamenta

February 15th, 2024House debate

Chandra AryaLiberal

Lunar New year  Mr. Speaker, as we celebrate the spring festival, I wish all Chinese Canadians a very happy, healthy and prosperous year of the dragon. As one of the luckiest animals in the Chinese zodiac, the dragon offers hope for good luck and health over the next 12 months. I take this opp

February 12th, 2024House debate

Chandra AryaLiberal

Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to discuss Bill C-320, an act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. Victims who share their contact information with the Correctional Service of Canada and/or the Parole Board of Canada and who meet the definition of “victim” outline

February 9th, 2024House debate

Chandra AryaLiberal

Sudan  Mr. Speaker, the war in Sudan has killed over 13,000 people, with about 33,000 injured. About 1.5 million Sudanese have fled the country as refugees. The World Food Programme said it was receiving reports of people dying of starvation in Sudan, and almost eight million people hav

February 9th, 2024House debate

Chandra AryaLiberal