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Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, it is important to note that in Bill C-76 , one of the amendments to the Canada Elections Act would provide the ability to ensure that vouching could occur at advance polls and at regular polls. This is something we heard from Canadians across the country, particular

December 12th, 2018House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to reiterate that there is symbolic importance to our debating elections legislation in this place, which brings all of us here as elected representatives. It is fitting to think about democracy in this place and that when this legislation, hopefully, pa

December 12th, 2018House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, the member knows how passionate I am about getting more women elected to this place and about ensuring that we have greater representation of women in Canadian politics at all levels, whether here at the federal level or in provincial or municipal politics. There a

December 12th, 2018House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  moved the second reading of, and concurrence in, amendments by the Senate to Bill C-76, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments. That the amendment made by the Senate to Bill C-76, An Act to amend the Canada Elections

December 12th, 2018House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, as my hon. colleague knows, we absolutely do not support foreign interference in our elections at all. This is something on which all colleagues in the House should get together to ensure we are not politicizing this issue. In fact, Bill C-76 has important measures

November 26th, 2018House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, that is ironic coming from the other side when it comes to our democracy. What we are doing on this side is ensuring that every single Canadian who has the right to vote can cast their ballot. We are not afraid of Canadians voting. We are also not afraid of independ

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, we have put forward Bill C-76, which will enable more Canadians to vote. We are ensuring that Canadians who need help voting will have that access to voting. With Bill C-76 we are putting in place safeguards to protect our elections from foreign interference. We are

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, we are so proud that the Right Hon. David Johnston will take on this role to ensure that all Canadians from coast to coast to coast, official language minority communities and Canadians with disabilities will have access to two debates, one in English and one in Fren

October 30th, 2018House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, there were all kinds of consultations in the past year. We consulted parliamentarians. We consulted Canadians. We consulted media across Canada, and we developed an appropriate plan. I am pleased that my colleague opposite acknowledges the importance of leaders' deb

October 30th, 2018House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, it is such a pleasure for me to get up in the House and talk about democracy. Today Bill C-76 is at third reading. This means that more Canadians in 2019, if it passes through the other place, will have an opportunity to vote than they did under the previous governme

October 30th, 2018House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, after consulting with Canadians, after round tables organized by the IRPP, after the procedure and House affairs committee conducted an excellent study, and I thank it for its hard work on this, we are so proud to announce that the Right Hon. David Johnston is Canada

October 30th, 2018House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  moved that Bill C-76, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments, as amended, be concurred in at report stage with a further amendment.

October 29th, 2018House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, the member's question sheds light on the process that has taken place since the bill was introduced, particularly by my colleagues from the official opposition, who at every single opportunity tried to obstruct and slow down the progress of the bill. In fact, since t

October 25th, 2018House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I first would like to begin by addressing the huff and bluster from my colleague on the opposition side. If we look at the amendments the members put forward, they are with regard to deleting important provisions like vouching, deleting important provisions that woul

October 25th, 2018House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, as I have said to my colleague numerous times at committee and outside this House, I do believe that Bill C-76 takes an important first step when it comes to privacy, by requiring political parties to publicly post a privacy policy statement on their websites. When

October 25th, 2018House debate

Karina GouldLiberal