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London West Youth Council  Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to work with the London West Youth Council, a group of brilliant and inspiring young people. They volunteered their time collecting non-perishable food items for Anova, an organization that provides shelter for abused women and their children. The

June 19th, 2018House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I am always interested to hear the comments of my hon. colleague from Whitby about laws and legislation, especially when they affect marginalized groups. We often hear the opposition, the Conservatives especially, criticize this bill, saying it will mean somehow tha

June 7th, 2018House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers Recipient  Mr. Speaker, today I rise to acknowledge Beverley Thomson, a London West resident and recipient of the Governor General's Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers. As an official Canadian honour, the medal for volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from

May 4th, 2018House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Science and Research  Mr. Speaker, Canadians can be proud that the world is once again looking to Canada as a leader in science. Top scientists and researchers from around the world want to come to Canada. Last week, the Conservatives voted against investing to recruit the best and the brightest. We

March 29th, 2018House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Science and Research  Mr. Speaker, Canadians can be proud that the world is once again looking to Canada as a leader in science. Top scientists and researchers from around the world want to come to Canada. Last week—

March 29th, 2018House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Governor General's Award  Mr. Speaker, today, I would like to take the time to congratulate Wyn Geleynse on being a recipient of the 2018 Governor General's Award in visual and media arts. These awards celebrate the remarkable careers of individuals in the Canadian visual and media arts community. Wyn G

March 29th, 2018House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Let's Talk Science  Mr. Speaker, on Sunday, scientists around the world mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. That is why, today, I would like to recognize the good work of Let's Talk Science, a national organization in my riding of London West. Let's Talk Science gives youth t

February 12th, 2018House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Science and Technology  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Scarborough—Agincourt for her hard work promoting Canada's AI strategy. Our government is committed to supporting research and innovation to grow our economy and improve the lives of Canadians. We are building on Canada's international lead

February 9th, 2018House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank all our colleagues today for the very moving speeches about this very important topic. I know our staff members are very busy, but I hope they are able to hear what has been said in debate so they can see how important this is and know that harassment

January 29th, 2018House debate

Kate YoungLiberal

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