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Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, after eight years, what Canadians absolutely know is that the Conservative plan, when it comes to opioids, is dangerous, it is reckless and it would put people in harm's way. What Canadians do know is that when it comes to standing with them, we have stood with them,

February 2nd, 2023House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, what the members opposite are doing is absolutely shameful. They are making a mockery of people suffering, instead of supporting them when we are putting important measures on the table. After eight years, there is one thing that Canadians have learned. When they ar

February 2nd, 2023House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Child Care  Mr. Speaker, let me begin by congratulating and welcoming my newest colleague from Mississauga—Lakeshore to the House. I am thrilled to talk about Bill C-35 and the important work that it is going to do to ensure to Canadians, to families, to children, to women, to day care prov

January 30th, 2023House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, this government has an impressive record when it comes to eliminating poverty in Canada. Over one million Canadians have been lifted out of poverty thanks to the measures that we put in place, including the Canada child benefit and the increase in benefits for senior

January 30th, 2023House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, right after we formed the government, 450,000 fewer children were in poverty than when the Conservatives were in power. It is because of our programs, such as the Canada child benefit or the child care and early childhood program, that fees have dropped by 50% across

January 30th, 2023House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Early Learning and Child Care Act  Madam Speaker, I want to begin by thanking my hon. colleague from Winnipeg Centre for the really positive and constructive working relationship we have developed over the past year. I also want to thank her colleagues in the NDP for their support of this legislation. I have great

January 30th, 2023House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Early Learning and Child Care Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague and all my Bloc Québécois colleagues for supporting this bill. Quebec is most definitely a leader in this area. We have learned so much from Quebec's experience over the past 25 years. I would also like to thank my colleague for

January 30th, 2023House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Early Learning and Child Care Act  Madam Speaker, I want to thank my hon. colleague for her speech because she has pointed out exactly why this bill is important. All of the issues she raised are issues that have arisen because we did not have national leadership on child care. There was no system before. The syst

January 30th, 2023House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Early Learning and Child Care Act  Madam Speaker, I could not agree with my hon. colleague more. We need to make sure we have a well-compensated and well-trained workforce. In the $30 billion the federal government is transferring to provinces, territories and indigenous organizations, there is room for province

January 30th, 2023House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Early Learning and Child Care Act  Madam Speaker, yes, of course there are challenges to meeting this goal, but we have made sure within the pillar on inclusivity that we are working with provinces and territories to reach those places where child care is harder to access, whether that is in rural communities, rem

January 30th, 2023House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Early Learning and Child Care Act  Madam Speaker, we have an excellent relationship with Quebec when it comes to early childhood education and child care. I have worked extensively with my Quebec counterparts on this issue. As my colleague mentioned, Quebec's child care system has been a source of inspiration for

January 30th, 2023House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Early Learning and Child Care Act  Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure working with my hon. colleague. I would note that she started her career as an early childhood educator, so her input has been invaluable in this regard. It is important to reiterate that the legislation is complementary to the agreements we have

January 30th, 2023House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Early Learning and Child Care Act  Madam Speaker, I hope my hon. colleague will be supporting this bill on the advancement of child care in Canada. It is an extremely important question and it forms part and parcel of the agreements that we signed with provinces and territories across the country. I was one of t

January 30th, 2023House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Early Learning and Child Care Act  moved that Bill C-35, An Act respecting early learning and child care in Canada, be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, it gives me tremendous pleasure, and it is an honour to rise in the House today to kick off the debate on Bill C-35, an act respect

January 30th, 2023House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, what the hon. colleague is talking about is the Canada child benefit that is helping nine out of 10 Canadian families. It is helping that single mom pay for groceries. It is helping that family make sure its kids have access to winter clothing. On this side of the H

December 13th, 2022House debate

Karina GouldLiberal