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Science  Madam Speaker, well after a decade of neglect, our government is working to restore Canadian science. We started by unmuzzling our scientists, and then made historic investments, including $2 billion in research infrastructure and the largest investment in fundamental science in

November 24th, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, the member's point is well taken. We do need to educate, and we are doing that today. We need to make sure that our young people get the information, because the way they receive information is a lot different from how we used to receive information. We are going to

November 21st, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for raising that issue and for talking about the gateway drug. Prior to getting into politics, I worked for a school board, and we would talk quite often about drugs in schools and how to combat them. It was very difficult. I was concerned

November 21st, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, thank you for the opportunity to debate Bill C-45. I want to start by saying opposition members are fooling themselves if they believe that young people are not already using cannabis. They are using cannabis in record numbers. The present system just does not work,

November 21st, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Child Poverty  Mr. Speaker, yesterday was Universal Children's Day. In light of this, I am proud to get up in the House and talk about the work our government has done with the introduction of the Canada child benefit, which will help lift an estimated 300,000 children out of poverty. Initiat

November 21st, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Madam Speaker, talking about transportation in southwestern Ontario always piques my interest. We are talking about the London International Airport of course. We are talking about a new low-cost carrier. We are hoping that will come to fruition and it might help all of us get to

October 30th, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Madam Speaker, I thank the member for his very important words. We have had many discussions over the past two years about transportation, and I know how important it is to get this right. I wonder if the member could reflect on how Bill C-49 would help the Niagara area, because

October 30th, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, the member and I quite often come to the nation's capital on the plane together, so we quite often talk about transportation between London and Ottawa. We both are very interested in the future of transportation in our country. I want to make sure that I understand

October 30th, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Daphne Caruana Galizia  Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to pay my respects to Ms. Daphne Caruana Galizia, the Maltese journalist whose life was tragically cut short yesterday when a bomb exploded in her car shortly after she had left her home. Ms. Caruana Galizia bravely investigated corruption a

October 17th, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

50th Anniversary of Fanshawe College  Madam Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate Fanshawe College in London on its 50th anniversary. I am an alumna from the broadcast journalism program, so the college has been an important part of my life. My father taught at Fanshawe. My brother and I both attended t

September 29th, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Portuguese Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for bringing this private member's bill forward. She no doubt has much support of House. One of my favourite restaurants in my hometown of London is Portuguese. It is located in the riding of one of our colleagues across the floor, who I th

September 20th, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act  Madam Speaker, strengthening motor vehicle safety is, without a doubt, an important issue for all Canadians who travel all the time. Whether someone is in a car, a bus, or however one travels, this is important. I would like to find some common ground here because I hope we can

September 20th, 2017House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

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