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Science  Mr. Speaker, our government understands that by increasing diversity, we bring different experiences and ideas to the table to advance Canadian science, grow our economy, and create the good well-paying jobs of the future. We reinstated the university and college academic staff s

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Media and Information Literacy  Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize the accomplishments of Carolyn Wilson from my riding of London West. Carolyn is a global leader in media literacy, and is the chair of the UNESCO-initiated Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy, GAPMIL. Media an

June 1st, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Extension of Sitting Hours  Mr. Speaker, yes, this is the topic at hand. I mentioned that Bill C-25 has been stuck at report stage since early April. That is the point. We want to continue to make sure that we get through our agenda. The fact of the matter is that we have not been able to do so because of t

May 30th, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Extension of Sitting Hours  Mr. Speaker, it does make for a long evening—I understand that—but we are all here for the right reasons. Certainly, this whole notion of extended hours is something that we are forced to deal with. It is important that all of us have a chance to talk about it and have a say in w

May 30th, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Extension of Sitting Hours  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak on the motion to extend the sitting hours in the House. Our government believes that good, corporate governance is one of the mechanisms that help support economic efficiency and growth. We recognize that our country is at its most prosperous

May 30th, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Michael Bliss  Madam Speaker, on May 4 the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, located in London, Ontario, inducted six renowned medical pioneers from across Canada to its membership. The contributions of hall of fame inductees have been extraordinary. As trailblazers in their respective fields, t

May 19th, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Sunshine DreamLift  Mr. Speaker, tomorrow, May 2, the Sunshine Foundation of Canada will take 79 children living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses on a magical journey to Walt Disney World in just one day, thanks to the 62nd Sunshine DreamLift. Established in London,

May 1st, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Preclearance Act, 2016  Mr. Speaker, there is no doubt that making sure that goods cross our borders quickly is very important, whether it be by rail or by air. There is no question that we have to ensure that our borders are open for our goods for Canada to prosper.

March 6th, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Preclearance Act, 2016  Yes, Mr. Speaker, it is great to be able to talk about this with my colleague who lives very close. Actually, I am the member for London West. London North Centre is adjacent to my riding, but I wanted to clarify that in case anyone was watching and thought I had jumped over a ri

March 6th, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Preclearance Act, 2016  Mr. Speaker, as is currently the case, travellers will be entitled to withdraw from pre-clearance at any time. Under Bill C-23, withdrawing travellers may be required to identify themselves and give their reasons for withdrawing. This is simply to avoid the illicit probing of pre

March 6th, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Preclearance Act, 2016  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise in debate today about Bill C-23, the preclearance act, 2016. This legislation has a number of significant implications for Canada. It is important to our economy and security, just as it is for our most important bilateral relationship with th

March 6th, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Preclearance Act, 2016  Mr. Speaker, does the member not agree that it is better for Canadians to be questioned on Canadian soil than on American soil?

March 6th, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Preclearance Act, 2016  Mr. Speaker, I know my hon. colleague and I will agree that a secure, well-functioning border is essential for Canada's economic prosperity. There is no question. I have to wonder why the opposition is so worried about this pre-clearance. I wonder if the hon. member could tell u

March 6th, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Black History Month  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise today to acknowledge and celebrate Black History Month. I had the pleasure of attending the 15th annual London Black History Month opening ceremonies hosted by the London Black History Coordinating Committee. In keeping with the spirit of incl

February 21st, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

International Day of Women and Girls in Science  Mr. Speaker, on Saturday, scientists around the world marked International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This prestigious day was formally adopted by the UN in December 2015 as a way to demonstrate the continuing resolve of member states, including Canada, to eliminate gende

February 13th, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal