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Violence Against Sex Workers  Mr. Speaker, the call to mark December 17 as the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers began in 2003 as a memorial for the victims of the Green River killer in Seattle. This annual day of remembrance serves to raise awareness about the high level of violence sex

December 13th, 2017House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Madam Speaker, the fact is that the government continues to fail this test of moral leadership on the international stage, and now the Prime Minister has borrowed anti-refugee rhetoric, suggesting that asylum seekers are just economic immigrants attempting to game the system. Is

December 6th, 2017House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Madam Speaker, it is with a renewed sense of urgency that I speak today about the irregular border crossings and asylum claims. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court gave approval for the Trump administration to fully enforce its third version of its discriminatory travel ban. There

December 6th, 2017House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to permanent residence applications that were rejected pursuant to section 38(1)(c) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, since the Act came into force: (a) what is the yearly breakdown of rejected permanent residence applications, including (i) the category

December 6th, 2017House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the permanent residence applications submitted under the former Live-in Caregiver Program since 2000, broken down by year and by country of origin: (a) how many applications remain to be processed, broken down by year of application; (b) what is the average process

December 6th, 2017House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Questions on the Order Paper  With regard to the implementation of a lottery system for the parent and grandparent stream of family reunification, broken down by province and by country of origin of sponsored individuals: (a) how many online applications for the 10,000 sponsorship spots were submitted; (b) ho

December 6th, 2017House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Violence Against Women  Mr. Speaker, 80 years ago, 20,000 to 80,000 Chinese women and girls were raped and approximately 300,000 people were killed. Some 200,000 women, known as comfort women, became sexual slaves to the Imperial Japanese Army forces. Former MP Olivia Chow moved a motion to recognize

November 30th, 2017House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day  Mr. Speaker, on Dec. 13, events will be held in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and B.C. to mark the Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day. Eighty years ago, Imperial Japanese army forces raped an estimated 20,000 to 80,000 Chinese women and girls, and some 300,000 people were killed.

November 30th, 2017House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, the member is exactly right. This issue was brought before us by a Liberal committee member. On that basis, I really hope that every single member of the House will support the motion before us, because we do need to get on with it. There is a sense of urgency about

November 30th, 2017House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I am encouraged by the comments from the member. I hope he will actually vote in support of the motion before us. Let us stand up unanimously in the House, as we did at committee, in support of all 21 recommendations, and let us take some action on that before Christ

November 30th, 2017House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member as well for her work. This report has all-party support. There really is no politics around it. This report is about making sure that our immigration system improves and, more importantly, that it better serves the people who rely on immigration c

November 30th, 2017House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, this is a very important motion for us to engage in, and I certainly hope that every member of this House, who has constituents who rely on immigration consultants to help them go through and navigate the process of immigrating to Canada or getting access to a pathwa

November 30th, 2017House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have a news flash for the parliamentary secretary. The problems with crooked consultants actually started many, many years ago under the Chr├ętien government, under the Paul Martin government, and they continue today. The parliamentary secretary stated that CBSA i

November 30th, 2017House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, the report was actually tabled in June 2017, and the minister responded to the committee in October 2017, which was four months later. It is now the end of November, five months later, and the government is still studying the issue. It is not as if the issue just sur

November 30th, 2017House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Madam Speaker, continued delays to act means the government is complicit in the discrimination against people with disabilities. There is no way around this. The witnesses were nearly unanimous. The Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, HIV &amp

November 29th, 2017House debate

Jenny KwanNDP