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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

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, our government has made it very clear that we stand for the rights of aboriginal people in our country, and we will do what it takes to make sure that equal access is provided. Therefore, budget 2017 makes major investments into aboriginal youth to ensure that their

May 9th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for giving me the opportunity to continue to comment on this important topic. As the census results came in for 2016, I found that there were approximately 3,000 more women than men in my riding of Mississauga—Erin Mills. Therefore, I am ve

May 9th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to stand today to speak in support of budget 2017, specifically in relation to Canada's youth and our young generation. My riding of Mississauga—Erin Mills contains the renowned University of Toronto Mississauga campus. When we door-knocked and I met wit

May 9th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I thank our colleague for his commendable work on this very important file. I had the privilege of sitting on the justice committee and looking very closely at this bill. A piece of evidence that we heard as testimony was of an older woman whose home had been vandal

May 3rd, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Education  Mr. Speaker, knowledge is power and education empowers. Education empowers youth to do better, to be better, to work toward resolving the issues of our time: extremism, climate, health. It is not easy to fight for the right to education. It takes courage. When Malala faced pers

April 12th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Volunteerism  Mr. Speaker, all members in this place can attest that whatever we do, whatever impact we make in our capacity as members, constituents we help, events we attend, communities we engage, and discussions we facilitate, we would not be able to do much without the support of our volu

April 5th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal