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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, including myself many of my constituents in Mississauga—Erin Mills were not born in Canada, but that does not make us any less Canadian. I remember the day when I proudly took the oath of Canadian citizenship, along with my family, which was one of the most humbling

October 4th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Situation in Myanmar  Madam Speaker, the hon. member has really showcased his passion and advocacy on this issue. Could the member describe what steps the Government of Canada has taken thus far in assisting the more than 400,000 refugees who have fled Rakhine State and are on the Bangladeshi border?

September 26th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Situation in Myanmar  Madam Speaker, I want to be very clear. Our Prime Minister has not been silent on this issue. Our Prime Minister has been very vocal. In fact, he was one of the first in the international community to speak out against the atrocities and the recent outbreak of violence. I commen

September 26th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Situation in Myanmar  Madam Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for her advocacy on this issue. In our international human rights subcommittee and as time has passed on this issue, we learned that there were two basic components. There are the short-term solutions, which deal directly with providing t

September 26th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Situation in Myanmar  Madam Speaker, it is an honour for me to rise in the House today to participate in this emergency debate on a very serious issue, a human rights crisis with the whole world watching as it occurs. A million Rohingya have been devastated as a result of assaults by the Burmese mil

September 26th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Situation in Myanmar  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for her great advocacy and passion on this specific issue for the past year and a half in our international human rights subcommittee. The member spoke about justice and accountability. I would like to ask the member what kind

September 26th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Proposed Women Council  Mr. Speaker, women empowerment is not about making women strong; women are already strong. It is about changing the way the world perceives that strength. It is about using that strength to build better economies, to have sound justice, to govern ourselves better. Our governmen

June 16th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, there were major consultations done on the bill. We consulted with all those impacted. We understand that, as a government, we have a role to play in increasing competition, but also ensuring that our consumers are protected. The bill does just that with respect to t

June 16th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, Bill C-49 is a fulsome approach to improving our transportation system. It is really about evidence, increasing security, and increasing access for Canadians to transportation within and across Canada. I encourage the member to express her views on this bill. I look

June 16th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I am sure the member opposite and his party know all about omnibus bills and their use of them in the past. I assure the member that this bill is a fulsome approach that looks to understand the full scope of the issue and how to address the issues Canadians have tol

June 16th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, this bill seeks to provide cleaner transportation and more security, more safety, more reliability, and more responsiveness to the needs of Canadians. I am sure all members in this House can appreciate that. We use our airlines frequently, and we are directly impacte

June 16th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, consumer protection and increasing the ability of passengers to travel across, out of, and into Canada would, by extension, increase our economy. By facilitating transportation, we would encourage more economic growth and tourism. Such legislation would provide a saf

June 16th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I look forward to hearing the member's speech on this very important topic. The hon. member talked about the different acts Bill C-49 seeks to amend. I can say that 80% of the bill is specific to the topic at hand. Debate in the House is very important. It is crucia

June 16th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to rise before the House to speak to Bill C-49, which proposes concrete measures to respond to several concerns of Canadians regarding transportation. We can agree here on the importance of a transportation system that is safe and secure, green

June 16th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, our government believes that Canadians are strong, and we need to provide them with the foundation to help continue to build our country. Budget 2017 is an investment into our future. It is an investment into the Canadian people and our middle class. When we empower

May 9th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal