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Clayton Cassidy  Mr. Speaker, I rise to celebrate the life of a courageous resident of Cache Creek. Clayton Cassidy served his community with integrity over the last 30 years as a member of the fire department, serving as fire captain and, most recently, fire chief. While investigating water lev

June 7th, 2017House debate

Jati SidhuLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, Canada and the U.S. enjoy the closest energy relationship in the world and the largest trading partnership of any two countries. Canada's Minister of Natural Resources participated in Bloomberg's Future of Energy Summit in New York recently and met with key U.S. repr

May 1st, 2017House debate

Jati SidhuLiberal

Abbotsford  Mr. Speaker, Abbotsford Police cite that there have been about 50 significant violent gang-related incidents in Abbotsford since 2014, five of which were homicides. The Abbotsford Police have developed a sophisticated approach to tackling gang violence. There are also commendab

March 23rd, 2017House debate

Jati SidhuLiberal

Nimrat Gill  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the life of Nimrat Gill. On February 7, Nimrat passed away at the age of three from pneumonia at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. The events that led to her passing have raised serious questions and provincial authorities have launched investig

March 6th, 2017House debate

Jati SidhuLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, access to clean drinking water is a fundamental right for all Canadians, which is why, on December 10, I was proud to stand alongside my provincial and municipal colleagues to announce the completion of the state-of-the-art, $4.2 million Cannell Lake water treatment

February 13th, 2017House debate

Jati SidhuLiberal

House debate  Mr. Speaker, as I mentioned in my speech, and as negotiated by the Minister of Finance with the provincial and territorial finance ministers, the changes to the CPP will be phased-in over seven years, starting in 2019 to 2025, to ensure that the impact is small and gradual.

November 28th, 2016House debate

Jati SidhuLiberal

House debate  Mr. Speaker, I am pretty sure we all remember when CPP was introduced back in 1965-66. Even then, those across the aisle said that businesses would close as a result, but look at the result today. Our seniors have a better retirement from the CPP. My government today understand

November 28th, 2016House debate

Jati SidhuLiberal

House debate  Mr. Speaker, I am proud of the work our government has done with the provinces and territories to enhance the CPP. However, we are aware that more could be done with respect to the drop-out provisions as a result of disability and child rearing. However, any changes need the appr

November 28th, 2016House debate

Jati SidhuLiberal

House debate  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise in the House today to express my support for Bill C-26. I am speaking today because I believe Bill C-26 will benefit my constituents in Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon. As members know, a strong Canada pension plan was a core element of our gov

November 28th, 2016House debate

Jati SidhuLiberal

Mission Candlelight Christmas Parade  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to recognize the 33rd annual Mission Candlelight Christmas Parade taking place this Friday in my riding. The parade is an opportunity for all to celebrate the holiday season and to come together with friends and family to create lasting memories. The Ca

November 28th, 2016House debate

Jati SidhuLiberal

Equal Voice  Mr. Speaker, I stand in the House today to congratulate Anecia Gill for being chosen to represent Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon for Daughters of the Vote. This initiative, organized by Equal Voice, will bring 338 young women, representing each of our ridings, to Ottawa to mark t

November 16th, 2016House debate

Jati SidhuLiberal

Intergenerational Walking Path  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to be back in the House to represent my constituents after a busy summer in the riding. I would like to recognize the Lifetime Learning Centre Society's intergenerational walking path project, funded through the new horizons for seniors program. Th

September 27th, 2016House debate

Jati SidhuLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, Canada's total merchandise trade with the Pacific Alliance, a grouping of Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Mexico, reached $46.2 billion in 2015. In fact, the four countries account for more than 70% of Canada's two-way trade with the whole Latin America region. Could the

June 9th, 2016House debate

Jati SidhuLiberal

Komagata Maru  Mr. Speaker, I rise in this House today to recognize the Komagata Maru incident. The Komagata Maru arrived in Vancouver in May 1914, and it was carrying passengers of mostly Sikh descent. The Government of Canada turned away the boat and they were forced to return to India, a dec

May 19th, 2016House debate

Jati SidhuLiberal

Komagata Maru  Mr. Speaker, I am proud that the Prime Minister, on behalf of the Government of Canada, has recognized this incident and has apologized in the House of Commons. Our country is defined by its diversity. The Komagata Maru serves as a reminder that we must continue to fight against

May 19th, 2016House debate

Jati SidhuLiberal