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World Irish Dancing Championship  Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise today to recognize a constituent of mine, Michaela Hinds. Just a few weeks ago Michaela won her seventh World Irish Dancing Championship in Dublin, adding to her already impressive resume. In addition to her seven world championships, Mich

May 19th, 2017House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Anaphylaxis  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise today to recognize National Food Allergy Awareness Month. An anaphylactic reaction has the potential to be life-threatening and must be treated immediately. A prompt response is required to ensure a positive outcome. It is a matter of life and deat

May 12th, 2017House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

First World War  Mr. Speaker, Vaisakhi marks the Sikh new year and commemorates the formation of the Khalsa panth of warriors. Seeing as we just commemorated the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge, I would like to highlight the little known fact that Sikh Canadians served with the Canadian Army in

April 11th, 2017House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to once again have the opportunity to speak to my private member's bill, Bill C-247. Although I respect and appreciate the work of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, I must say I am disappointed by their report. It is clear that impa

April 4th, 2017House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Air Transportation  Mr. Speaker, aviation safety is something all Canadians care about. With Pearson airport close to my riding, recent incidents involving drones entering restricted air space and flying close to airplanes are concerning my constituents of Mississauga—Streetsville. Can the minister

March 20th, 2017House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Mississauga—Streetsville  Mr. Speaker, last week was an exciting week for the residents of Mississauga. We welcomed the Prime Minister to our great city to discuss the needs of Mississauga and how the federal government can continue to be a strong partner, focusing on infrastructure, Canada 150, and the m

March 6th, 2017House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser  Mr. Speaker, as we are currently experiencing some of coldest temperatures of the year, it is important to think about those who do not have a place to stay and are spending the night out in the cold. On February 25, I will once again be taking part in the annual Coldest Night

February 9th, 2017House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Gender Equality Week Act  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise in the House today to speak to the bill brought forward by my colleague and fellow member from Mississauga—Lakeshore. Bill C-309, an act to establish gender equality week, addresses a very important issue. As the text of Bill C-309 states in its

January 30th, 2017House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

S. Thaman Singh  Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate the Brar family on launching the biographical book on S. Thaman Singh. He was a wounded British Punjabi veteran of World War I, who after the war, joined the non-violent fight for India's independence from British imperialism. He led man

December 14th, 2016House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, this week the Senate transportation and communication committee released an interim report on the safe transportation of crude oil. The report makes seven recommendations, and calls on the Minister of Natural Resources to modernize the National Energy Board by broade

December 9th, 2016House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Global Skills Strategy  Mr. Speaker, when immigration and innovation align, it makes for one great announcement. Yesterday I welcomed the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development to my riding. The two ministers announced our gov

December 1st, 2016House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Canada Pension Plan  Madam Speaker, actually, when I spoke to this bill previously, I mentioned that I had gone to a lot of high schools and spoken with high school students. A lot of them were concerned that the government was literally burying its head in the sand and not addressing the fact that w

November 28th, 2016House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Canada Pension Plan  Madam Speaker, the increases are modest. I would like to match his words with the words of a previous member of the opposition. The late Jim Flaherty, in 2010, said that to do nothing would condemn Canadians to not having enough money for themselves when they retire. It was th

November 28th, 2016House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Canada Pension Plan  Madam Speaker, I am proud to speak to Bill C-26 once again. I am confident in the beneficial impact it will have on the lives of hard-working Canadians. I like to think of the bill as an investment in our future, an investment to ensure that Canadians who have worked hard all t

November 28th, 2016House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal

Mississauga—Streetsville Youth Council  Mr. Speaker, this past weekend I hosted the first Mississauga—Streetsville youth council meeting. Youth from all across my riding met with me to bring their concerns to my attention and to suggest how our government can improve and what we need to focus on. I was especially ple

November 23rd, 2016House debate

Gagan SikandLiberal