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Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, one of the key issues Canadians are faced with, particularly in the immigration stream, is around the work of the IRB. At the moment, the IRB is faced with a major shortfall in resources. Although the budget recognizes that and has put some resources into it, the amo

April 18th, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, the member spoke a lot about the importance of gender equality. I said earlier that what is in the budget is as important as what is not there. I looked, in vain I might add, in the budget, and it does not include the much-anticipated and hoped-for pay equity legisla

April 18th, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, what is in a budget is just as important as what is not in a budget. I note that this week the Minister of Immigration made an announcement with respect to the policy impacting people with disabilities. In particular, he was very proud to say that for the governmen

April 18th, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, after quietly announcing the end of the current caregiver program, the minister was forced to change course by stating he would engage in consultations about the future of the program. At committee, IRCC officials committed to providing details of the consultation

March 29th, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, I wonder who is actually catering to conservatives. The Parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship just used the word “illegal” to describe asylum seekers coming from the United States. They are not illegal; they are irregular. I

March 27th, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, I hope the government can agree that forcing a Ghanaian LGBTQ asylum seeker to lose eight fingers because of frostbite in a desperate attempt to cross over from the U.S. to Canada is unjust. I hope the government can agree that forcing a pregnant woman to carry her c

March 27th, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, at the heart of all of this, because there is so much conflicting information that surfaced, there really was an international incident as a result of it, we as parliamentarians have a right to know. I think Canadians, equally important, have the right to know. Is th

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, paragraph 38(1)(c) goes against Canada's stated values on inclusion and the ideals we purported to uphold when we ratified the UN convention on the rights of the disabled. From 2013 to 2016, 68 individuals were denied status in Canada due to impaired hearing, and 21

March 21st, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House once again to urge the government to take action on the ongoing discrimination in Canada's immigration system against individuals with disabilities. Paragraph 38(1)(c) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act allows for the rejection of an en

March 21st, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

The Budget  Madam Speaker, my colleague and I sit on the citizenship and immigration committee, where we learned this week from government officials that while the IRB will receive some money from this budget it is not nearly sufficient to deal with the increase in cases. Currently, there ar

March 21st, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

The Budget  Madam Speaker, the member talked about the importance of climate action, and he noted some actions with respect to that. His government has approved the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, which is contrary to what the Prime Minister had said during the campaign. He promised Briti

March 21st, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

The Budget  Madam Speaker, if the member reads the fine print of the budget, he would note that in fact the CPP changes will not kick in for another 50 years. I suspect that I will be dead by then. Notwithstanding that, for real Canadians who need that help today, it is not going to happen f

March 21st, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I thank the member for his comments about what is going on in his community. We all see this, all across Canada. The reality is that housing is so expensive, so unaffordable that more and more people are left out in the cold. We have people who are homeless and wh

March 21st, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I have had the opportunity to speak to the budget in previous years, and I often refer to budgets as showing what a government's priorities are, and more importantly, what a government's priorities are not. The inequality gap between Canada's wealthiest and the r

March 21st, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination  Mr. Speaker, March 21 is the day for the elimination of racial discrimination. The fight against racism and discrimination is re-emerging as one of the defining struggles of our generation. From systemic racism experienced by the first peoples, to hate incidents like the horrif

March 21st, 2018House debate

Jenny KwanNDP