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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

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, it is pretty interesting that the hon. member mentioned the way we are behaving. I represent Mississauga—Streetsville, and the previous Conservative member for my riding had imagined a scenario in which he had witnessed voter fraud, and then he further clarified and

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Canada's Best Managed Companies  Mr. Speaker, as a member of Parliament, I have had the distinct honour to engage with business owners in my riding who not only provide vital jobs for local people, but truly put Mississauga on the map as a hub for innovation and creativity. A list of Canada's best managed com

May 8th, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Willson International Ltd.  Mr. Speaker, small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy, and today it is my pleasure to recognize one of them. Under the vision and leadership of William Willson, Willson International Ltd. was started in 1918 as a customs brokerage and logistics c

April 26th, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the first report of the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament, entitled “Committee's Quorum and Mandate”.

April 26th, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

2018 Paralympic Winter Games  Mr. Speaker, it is with great pride I recognize a truly inspiring Canadian today, from Meadowvale in my riding. During a hockey game, Dominic Cozzolino was badly injured and bravely endured months of surgery and rehabilitation when he was just 14 years old. He aspired to be a hoc

March 28th, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Black History Month  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Black History Month. In my riding of Mississauga—Streetsville, we truly have representation of Canadian values, in that we are rich in diversity and cultural variety. To mark the significance of Black History Month, I had the pleasure of a

February 14th, 2018House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal