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White Helmets  Mr. Speaker, I watched footage of a small boy, covered in dust, face streaked with blood, eyes baring hopelessness, being pulled out of rubble and into an ambulance. The brave people who saved this boy's life, along with tens of thousands like him, wore white helmets, and belonge

March 29th, 2018House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Heart and Stroke Foundation  Mr. Speaker, to quote Emily Dickinson: If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain. We must all join the Heart and Strok

February 14th, 2018House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, the recent women's marches and the #MeToo and Time's Up movements are all highlighting public discussion on sexism, misogyny, and gender-based violence. As a result of this growing focus on gender equality, organizations working to promote gender equality and address

January 30th, 2018House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I really commend my colleague for his great initiative, not just in presenting this private member's bill but also in his very effective advocacy on mental illnesses in his work with the all-party mental health caucus. What kind of feedback has he received from stak

December 8th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Season's Greetings  Mr. Speaker, last week, fellow Liberal MPs of the Muslim and Jewish faiths sat down to break bread and barriers over a joyful Christmas dinner. We took the goodwill we collected between each other that evening and we paid it forward to a shelter for abused women this morning, bea

December 7th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Mississauga—Erin Mills  Mr. Speaker, I stand here today, truly humbled and grateful. Two years have passed since the people of Mississauga—Erin Mills placed their trust in me to represent them in this place. In these two years, under the leadership of our Prime Minister and our Liberal government, my

November 28th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Mississauga  Mr. Speaker, over the month of October, my city of Mississauga was engulfed in a generosity frenzy. Under the leadership of the mayor, Bonnie Crombie, Mississauga participated in the One Bag Challenge, raising food and money donations for the Mississauga Food Bank and Eden Food f

October 23rd, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Persons Day  Mr. Speaker, on October 18 of each year, Canadians celebrate Persons Day. This day marks the pivotal moment in 1929 when the five Canadian trailblazers, the Famous Five, fought for women to be legally recognized as persons under our Constitution. Each year the Governor General

October 19th, 2017House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

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