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World AIDS Day  Mr. Speaker, on Friday, I met with the Peel HIV/AIDS Network to discuss how we can do more. Together, we recognize World Aids Day on December 1. HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is one of the world's most serious public health challenges. Since the beginning of the AIDS epidemi

December 3rd, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I would like to present this petition with regard to fibromyalgia. The petitioner, Diana Khbeis, is from Mississauga. According to the March 2017 health report from Statistics Canada, an estimated 2% of Canadian adults have fibromyalgia. In 2014, these sufferers sa

November 19th, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, alongside WaterAid Canada and RESULTS Canada, I would like to recognize World Toilet Day. Globally, 2.3 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation and one in eight are forced to defecate in the open. Lack of access to toilets and proper handwashing facilitie

November 19th, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, constituents in my riding have identified gun and gang violence as a significant public safety issue that must be urgently addressed. Last November, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness announced funding that would help support a variety of initia

November 8th, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Johnny Bower  Mr. Speaker, this past weekend we recognized one of our most revered residents, the late Johnny Bower, a Canadian hockey hall of famer with the Toronto Maple Leafs who tragically lost lost his life less than a year ago. Joined by Mr. Bower's wife, son and granddaughter, the City

October 30th, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I have had conversations with some of my constituents. I represent a riding in Mississauga, Ontario, and we do have a ban on pit bulls. The minister mentioned dog fighting for entertainment. In the conversations I have had, people seem to think that dog fighting doe

October 29th, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, I currently have a gun licence, both unrestricted and restricted, and I have friends who go to the range quite often. What does the member have against the RCMP being entrusted with classifying what would be prohibited, restricted, or otherwise?

June 18th, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the second report of the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament, entitled “Certificate of Nomination of Heather P. Lank to the Position of Parliamentary Librarian”.

June 18th, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, Canada is generally a very safe country, but there have been recent trends of an increase in guns and gangs violence. The responsibility for keeping communities safe starts at home, and working with communities to prevent crime will help them stay safe and resilient.

June 6th, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague brings up a very good point, because ultimately, what we want to do is have true justice. If we truly want to have justice, we have to take into account many things. The example that was brought up does not take into account the victim's age or circ

June 5th, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I applaud my colleague's concern, because ultimately, we are trying to do the same thing, and that is administer a good justice system. The person being accused is still entitled to a trial. We are just following up on consultations with stakeholders, with what judge

June 5th, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, as stated earlier, getting rid of preliminary inquiries would not only make the system more efficient but would also help to serve the victims. We have seen through speaking with stakeholders that when we have preliminary inquiries, we are actually subjecting victims

June 5th, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with my colleague from Surrey—Newton. I am pleased to rise today to lend my support to Bill C-75, introduced by our government on March 29, 2018. Today my remarks will address how the bill would contribute to eliminating intimate partner v

June 5th, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Explosion in Mississauga  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay my respects to the victims of last week's heinous act in Mississauga. On Thursday evening last week, two birthday parties were being held at the Bombay Bhel restaurant. At a time when families and friends should be celebrating, the atmosphere of j

May 28th, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Streetsville Lions Club  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to give special recognition to an incredible community organization. The Streetsville Lions Club is a community-based group of volunteers chartered by Lions Clubs International. Founded in 1952, the Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world

May 23rd, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal