Health Mr. Speaker, as my colleagues know, today is Bell Canada's Let's Talk Day. This initiative began six years ago to raise awareness about mental health. Canadians know that it is just as important to take care of our mental health as our physical health. Can the Minister of Healt
January 27th, 2016House debate
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, Canada continues to shine as a beacon of hope for Syrian refugees. The newly formed riding of Vimy in Laval, which I proudly represent, has welcomed with open arms many grateful families seeking to escape conflict from half a world away. I was honoured to personall
February 25th, 2016House debate
International Women's Day Mr. Speaker, on International Women's Day we pay tribute to women around the world. Women are our mothers, our sisters, and our daughters. They formed the foundation of our society in the darkest periods of history. Today, we celebrate all their past and ongoing contributions.
March 8th, 2016House debate
Battle of Vimy Ridge Mr. Speaker, the annual commemoration of the Battle of Vimy Ridge took place last Saturday, April 9. Near the village of Vimy, in 1917, regiments from all across Canada fought together and triumphed as Canadians, thereby contributing to the birth of our Canadian identity. We com
April 15th, 2016House debate
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, our Minister of Justice took it upon herself to go see the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, who confirmed that the minister followed the rules. If the member does not trust the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, who does he trust?
April 19th, 2016House debate
Status of Women Mr. Speaker, our government believes in gender equality. Gender-based Analysis Plus is one of the tools used by the government to foster this equality. Can the Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women tell the House why this analysis is important to our efforts to end gender
May 16th, 2016House debate
Citizenship Act I was not in my seat. I was entering the House when you started reading the motion.
May 17th, 2016House debate
Armenian Genocide Memorial Day Mr. Speaker, I had an opportunity to meet several leaders in the Armenian community, including Bishop Abgar Hovakimian of the Armenian Apostolic Church. He has been a vigorous advocate for the well-being of the Armenian people here in Canada and abroad, and he has raised many peo
May 17th, 2016House debate
Citizens from Vimy Mr. Speaker, recognizing the accomplishments of deserving constituents enhances our community spirit. Today, I am proud to honour two individuals from Vimy. Marie-Ève Gauthier, an early childhood educator, won the 2015 Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Ed
June 3rd, 2016House debate
Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, hon. members, colleagues, members of the opposition and friends, it is a privilege and an honour to address you here today, in this noble institution, regarding the first budget of this new government, which was tabled by the Minister of Finance on Tuesday, March 22.
Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague opposite for his excellent question. What we actually did is this: before the election, we listened to Canadians, and during the election campaign, we promised to invest in families, in the middle class, and in our children. We therefor
Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. As I said earlier, we listened to Canadians before the election. We held round tables and decided to invest in families for the middle class. With respect to Bombardier in particular, we did not break our promises. We are in ta
Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from this side of the House. During the campaign, we promised to invest in families, the economy, and infrastructure. We also talked about health, which is under provincial jurisdiction. We promised huge investments to help people, to reduce wai
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Speaker, almost a year ago, Canada elected a new government. One of our main promises was to resettle and integrate Syrian refugees. In today's news, we see that 13 countries are interested in our model for private refugee sponsorship. Can the Parliamentary Secretary to the
September 20th, 2016House debate
Seniors Mr. Speaker, I spend a lot of time talking with my constituents, and they have a lot to say about enhancing old age security and the guaranteed income supplement, so it is important to me to have a solid understanding of the situation. Can the Minister of Families, Children and S
September 26th, 2016House debate