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Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, the government's public transit infrastructure investments are building stronger communities across Canada, including in my riding of Davenport. These investments are much needed and are critical to ensuring that commuters can get to work, school, and appointments qu

June 7th, 2018House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Portuguese Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, boa tarde. Last month, during the state visit of the Portuguese prime minister, António Costa, both he and our Prime Minister paid tribute to the Portuguese community and its contributions to Canada. They both expressed pride that this year, for the first time ever

June 6th, 2018House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Chair, one of the key things we have put in place over the last year and a half is a new director of client services. I wonder if the minister could talk a little more about the director of client services. What is the ambition, and how are going to improve this system movi

May 24th, 2018House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Chair, I have been listening to the debate this evening, and there seems to be a lot of confusion. The immigration system and the asylum system are two different systems. They are resourced differently. They are processed differently. We have made enormous changes to the pr

May 24th, 2018House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Chair, maybe I did not say this very well earlier, so I will clarify. The opposition has said many times this evening that we have been hiving off a lot of our resources to process the asylum seekers we are seeing. However, all of my speech this evening has been about how

May 24th, 2018House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Chair, I want to begin by acknowledging that we are gathered here today on the traditional unceded lands of the Algonquin people. It is particularly meaningful for me to take part in today's conversation in committee of the whole as we consider the main estimates for 2018-

May 24th, 2018House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Latin American Heritage Month Act  Gracias, señor presidente. Buenas tardes. Mr. Speaker, it is pleasure for me to rise in the House to speak to Bill S-218, an act to designate October as Latin American heritage month. I want to thank the late Senator Tobias Enverga Jr., who left us way too soon late last year,

May 8th, 2018House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Hispanic Canadians  Mr. Speaker, today along with my colleague, the member for Honoré-Mercier, we are honoured to welcome 20 exceptional members of Canada's Hispanic and Latin American communities, including the winners of TD Bank's 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians award. They are neuroscienti

April 30th, 2018House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, sadly, cancer continues to be the leading cause of death in Canada. In fact, nearly half of all Canadians will be affected in their lifetime. Cancer does not discriminate. It is just as likely to strike someone in Davenport, of whatever background and means, as it is

April 25th, 2018House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

National Volunteer Week  Madam Speaker, this week is National Volunteer Week, a time to recognize Canada's 12.7 million volunteers for the tremendous impact they have had on the lives of their fellow citizens and their respective communities. I am blessed to have a strong group of dedicated, hard-working

April 19th, 2018House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, the federal government is absolutely serious and committed to achieving our Paris Agreement targets. We made that very clear. We are going to be leaders and collaborators in fighting climate change, and it will take all of the provinces, territories, and municipaliti

April 19th, 2018House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my NDP colleagues for their leadership in pushing forward pay equity legislation at the national level. I would have wanted all of this done yesterday, but what we did hear on the committee, if I recall correctly, is this last bit of pay equity equa

April 19th, 2018House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, as I mentioned at the beginning of my 10-minute speech, what we are very much trying to do is prepare the way for Canada and Canadians to prosper and succeed moving forward. We are strengthening Canadians and have actually reduce income taxes, which was one of our fi

April 19th, 2018House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, it is an absolute pleasure for me to stand in this House on behalf of the residents of Davenport, a riding I am very proud to represent, to speak to Bill C-74. Budget 2018 continues what we have tried to do since we were elected in late 2015 and in our first budget

April 19th, 2018House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, at the base of this bill is the recognition of and respect for indigenous rights. I think that is consistent with what UNDRIP is about. The bill would require the involvement of indigenous peoples throughout an assessment based on the recognition of and respect for

March 2nd, 2018House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal