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Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Oakville North—Burlington. It is my pleasure to rise today to deliver my maiden speech in this hon. House as the member of Parliament for Don Valley North and to speak in support of the Speech from the Throne. I would

December 9th, 2019House debate

Han DongLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, the fact of the matter is that in our platform and again in the throne speech, we heard that this government is committed to making a better future for our next generation, planting more trees and reducing emissions. We are the only party that put forward a very deci

December 9th, 2019House debate

Han DongLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, the fact of the matter is that bringing down emissions and having a good green energy sector is a good economic case. Our track record has demonstrated that we can make this work. Again, I look to those across the floor and to all parliamentarians. We need to stick

December 9th, 2019House debate

Han DongLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, specifically, we have set out a plan to increase old age security for most Canadians in this country. Our government has also done quite a bit of work in the last four years to increase the GIS. Again, I look for support from all members when it comes to providing mo

December 9th, 2019House debate

Han DongLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, this weekend we saw Canada's first presumed cases of coronavirus. While this was not unexpected, many people in my community of Don Valley North are wondering what this means for them and their families. Toronto's border service officers, public health officials and

January 27th, 2020House debate

Han DongLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I am very pleased to add a voice to today's debate. It is a very important issue. I heard the member from the NDP party mention that he has never been in the legislature. I actually was an MPP for the Ontario legislature and I remember going to hospitals and talkin

March 12th, 2020House debate

Han DongLiberal

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Mr. Speaker, a team Canada response to COVID-19 has been essential in protecting the health and safety of Canadians these past few months and will continue to be important as we move forward in our continued response to COVID-19 and to recovery, but this pandemic has also had a s

August 12th, 2020House debate

Han DongLiberal

Armenia  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to mark the centennial of the Treaty of Sèvres, signed at the end of the First World War. As part of the larger Versailles peace settlement, the treaty made a commitment to try Ottoman officials for perpetrating the Armenian genocide and set the borders

September 25th, 2020House debate

Han DongLiberal

Proceedings on the bill entitled An Act relating to certain measures in response to COVID-19  Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I heard the rule yesterday about not taking pictures of the screen or of other members. What is the rule on taking screenshots during the voting proceeding? Could you clarify the rule on that?

September 29th, 2020House debate

Han DongLiberal

Small Business  Mr. Speaker, since the beginning of the pandemic, local businesses in my riding of Don Valley North have been reaching out to my office to ask about what supports are available to help them throughout this difficult time. Shutdowns due to COVID-19 have been extremely difficult

October 29th, 2020House debate

Han DongLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, it is my pleasure to add my voice to today's debate—

November 2nd, 2020House debate

Han DongLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time today with the member for Labrador. I would like to first acknowledge that the House of Commons where this debate is taking place today is on the traditional territory of the Algonquin nation. I am pleased to discuss the amendments to

November 2nd, 2020House debate

Han DongLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I heard many times during question period and other occasions where, for example, the Minister of Indigenous Services responded by saying that the government is looking into this problem or that it is working to make sure the advisory ends as quickly as possible.

November 2nd, 2020House debate

Han DongLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, as a parent, I can only imagine what a horrific experience it would be for anyone who was affected in this situation. As a former member of the provincial legislature, it was an issue I participated in debates on, as well as pushed more action on. I agree with th

November 2nd, 2020House debate

Han DongLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, what we are discussing today is a proposed amendment to the oath of citizenship. I was just reading the proposed oath of citizenship, and it still gives me the chills, just as it did 20-plus years ago when I first became a new Canadian. It is very important for n

November 2nd, 2020House debate

Han DongLiberal