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Justice  Mr. Speaker, the issue my colleague raised is a valid one. It is one I touched on in my speech and is one which the committee needs to look at. He is absolutely correct that more and more people are in common-law relationships. When that relationship breaks down, what is the re

October 4th, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I was talking about the importance of ensuring that we have a comprehensive strategy for child poverty, such as the one in Ed Broadbent's motion which this House endorsed back in 1989. It was supposed to be in place in the year 2000 and it still is not. If we want to

October 4th, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I have worked with the parliamentary secretary in different capacities, when he was the parliamentary secretary to the minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, then multiculturalism, and now in his current capacity. I look forward to continuing to work with

October 4th, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I think the member asked a different member a similar question earlier. What the bill would require is to ensure that the process of alternative dispute resolution is embarked on. That is the intent of the bill. Of course, in the best circumstances, the best case s

October 4th, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I rise to enter into the debate on Bill C-78, an act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential amendments to another act. Quite a title for

October 4th, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Justice  Mr. Speaker, following up on the question that was just asked, I am wondering about the enforceability of this bill. Would it be up to the provinces through the court system to enforce this bill and the support provided to the children who are in need?

October 4th, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Madam Speaker, we have heard from many experts that the situation before us is not a crisis, yet the Liberal government has managed to turn it into a leadership crisis. We heard yesterday at committee, and the parliamentary secretary was sitting right there, that it is the safe

October 3rd, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Madam Speaker, I have been advocating for the government to put in place a plan to deal with the influx of people making asylum claims in Canada since January 2017. For a plan to be effective, we must recognize the global context. We must ensure that our border communities are

October 3rd, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, clearly this is a very difficult issue put before us in this Parliament, that being the policy issues behind the decision that has been brought to light. My colleague has called for the government to expeditiously proceed with a review. To that end, I wonder if he

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise to table a petition in support of the work of my colleague, the member for London—Fanshawe, which calls on the government to enact her Motion No. 166 to create a committee to study and propose a plan for postal banking under the Canada Post Corporation. The p

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Filipino Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I provide my voice in support of Motion No. 155, which is a motion to designate the month of June Filipino heritage month. It is a pleasure to see the member for Scarborough Centre, who moved this motion, back in the House of Commons a

October 1st, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Filipino Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for her initiative in bringing this before the House. I also welcome her back to the House of Commons. It is great to see her refreshed. With respect to the question around the motion, one that I truly support, I know the member has done tremendou

October 1st, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Social Development  Mr. Speaker, as a mother I want to know that my children are safe when I am at work. Quality, accessible and affordable child care is a must for every working mom, yet in 2018 with a so-called feminist Prime Minister, we still do not have a national child care program. UBC's Dr.

September 26th, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, veterans, as we well know, serve our country. They sacrifice everything for our protection. In my community of Vancouver East, we have a number of veterans who are homeless. We know that the federal government under the Liberals cancelled the national affordable

September 25th, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Accessible Canada Act  Madam Speaker, my colleague made very thoughtful and moving comments, especially in illustrating the poignant point made by her son, as well as the lessons we can learn from people with disabilities. To this end, Bill C-81 is before us. The government talks about how we must mov

September 24th, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP