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Housing  Mr. Speaker, my riding of Davenport will be home to one of the new modular housing initiatives being built across Toronto through a partnership between the City of Toronto and the federal government, with the goal of providing stable, affordable, high-quality housing and support

July 21st, 2020House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Further COVID-19 Measures Act  Mr. Speaker, as I mentioned, I read a number of the elements of the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion's mandate letter and we are going to take a number of additional steps to try to be more helpful to our disability community. In terms of he

July 21st, 2020House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Further COVID-19 Measures Act  Mr. Speaker, I would have also liked to see this legislation pass two months ago. One of the positive aspects of waiting, turning lemons into lemonade, is that this time we expanded on who can apply and access this one-time emergency funding. We are providing a number of avenue

July 21st, 2020House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Further COVID-19 Measures Act  Mr. Speaker, that is an excellent question. I actually do not have the answer to that question. I do know that the changes we are about to make would, we believe, benefit 1.7 million Canadians. The other thing to point out is that the changes we want to make would make it more

July 21st, 2020House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Further COVID-19 Measures Act  Mr. Speaker, I was listening very intently to the minister yesterday. She spoke about the system behind the benefits available to persons with disabilities in Canada, and basically said that the system needs to be changed. It has to be simplified as it is not easy to navigate. Sh

July 21st, 2020House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Further COVID-19 Measures Act  Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Vimy, who will be giving her maiden speech in this venerable House. It is an honour for me to be in the House today and to speak on behalf of the residents of Davenport. It is also an honour to join my colleagues t

July 21st, 2020House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

NATO  Mr. Speaker, last week, I was part of the Canadian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels. NATO is a multilateral organization committed to global peace and freedom and to meeting the security challenges of terrorism and cyber-attacks. Canada has participated

February 27th, 2020House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Rotating Teachers' Strikes  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak on an issue that is of top importance to Davenport residents, and that is education. Over the last couple of months there have been rotating strikes in Ontario and this labour dispute is having a negative impact on our children and their educa

January 28th, 2020House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I am not quite sure what the Minister of Health has mentioned to the media, but there is unequivocal and strong support from this government to put in universal pharmacare across the country. It is never easy to negotiate with the provinces and territories. That al

January 27th, 2020House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, the Speech from the Throne mentioned quite a bit about the fact that it is not always easy for us to reach a consensus about how diverse we are and that there is a diversity of opinion across this country, and we have talked about the different factions across Cana

January 27th, 2020House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I know that pharmacare is important to the middle class and to vulnerable Canadians, but in my riding of Davenport, the number-one group that mentions it to me is seniors. It is their top issue. They say that they have to make choices between their living expenses

January 27th, 2020House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Fredericton. I will begin by saying it is such an honour to address the House today on the Speech from the Throne. I want to once again thank the constituents of Davenport and all the friends, family and volunteers who

January 27th, 2020House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian Section of ParlAmericas to the 11th gathering of ParlAmericas gender equality network and the 48th meeting of the board of directors of

December 11th, 2019House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Artistic Community  Mr. Speaker, I was delighted to be a guest performer last Friday at the Pia Bouman ballet school's annual performance of The Nutcracker. Based in my riding of Davenport, the Pia Bouman school ensures that every child who wishes to create, learn or perform dance can do so. Thankfu

December 11th, 2019House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Supplementary Estimates (A), 2019-20  Yes, Madam Speaker. As members of Parliament, we are very privileged to be able to interact with the many wonderful military families that exist in our respective communities. We hear their stories about the challenges our military families face. Their spouses are deployed acro

December 9th, 2019House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal