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Women's History Month  Mr. Speaker, October is Women's History Month in Canada, a time to learn about the lives of our great-grandmothers, grandmothers, mothers and sisters, and their contributions to our communities and country. We should know the women who built our country. We should learn about th

October 19th, 2020House debate

Kirsty DuncanLiberal

COVID-19 Pandemic  Mr. Speaker, Etobicoke North is a caring, strong community and we are here for one another. I thank the tireless front-line health care workers of our own William Osler Health System for their life-saving work and Rexdale Community Health Centre for its important community health

October 7th, 2020House debate

Kirsty DuncanLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, there is no relationship more important to us than that with indigenous peoples: first nations, Métis and Inuit people. The throne speech is very much focused on the crises we are facing in our communities, our country and the world, which are COVID-19, the economi

October 5th, 2020House debate

Kirsty DuncanLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I would also like to thank my hon. colleague for his decades of research and expertise. The question he asked is so important. There is a pandemic because of COVID-19, and we are also facing the opioid crisis. We must work together. This does not take one simple f

October 5th, 2020House debate

Kirsty DuncanLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, we have been clear from the very beginning that we are all in this together. The Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs have worked very hard with the premiers of the provinces and territories. We have provided $19 billion to the provin

October 5th, 2020House debate

Kirsty DuncanLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I rise today to speak to the throne speech. However, first I would like to recognize the wonderful families of Etobicoke North and our caring, resilient and strong community. Our families matter. They are good people and they work hard. What makes Etobicoke North

October 5th, 2020House debate

Kirsty DuncanLiberal

Mohamed-Aslim Zafis  Madam Speaker, it is with a heavy heart that I pay tribute to Mohamed-Aslim Zafis who was brutally and senselessly murdered, while volunteering to keep people healthy and safe as they went into the mosque to pray. Mohamed was a good man, a valued community member and someone wh

September 24th, 2020House debate

Kirsty DuncanLiberal

International Women's Day  Mr. Speaker, March 8 is International Women's Day, a time to celebrate the achievements of women in our communities and right across Canada. We recognize our grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters and advocates who have worked tirelessly to advance the rights of women. Women con

March 9th, 2020House debate

Kirsty DuncanLiberal

Trust 15  Madam Speaker, Etobicoke North has been celebrating Black History Month and the significant contributions that black Canadians have made to our community, and how they have helped shape our history and our country. Today, I highlight the work of Marcia Brown, the founder of Trus

February 27th, 2020House debate

Kirsty DuncanLiberal

International Day of Women and Girls in Science  Mr. Speaker, February 11 marks the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It is past time to celebrate the amazing women and girls who have chosen to pursue science, technology, engineering, mathematics and innovation, to end the discrimination they often

February 6th, 2020House debate

Kirsty DuncanLiberal

Gordon Bean  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the life of an extraordinary human being, Gordon Bean, a tremendous public servant for 30 years and someone with whom I had the privilege to serve. Gord left us far too soon, but not before teaching those whose lives he touched what it mean

December 12th, 2019House debate

Kirsty DuncanLiberal

House debate  Madam Speaker, climate change is real. It is happening now. It is the greatest environmental threat we face and we have to take action for our children and grandchildren. I am glad my hon. colleague mentioned the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. I served on that panel

December 11th, 2019House debate

Kirsty DuncanLiberal

House debate  Madam Speaker, I cannot stress enough that while I love my community, we are suffering under the violence. Between 2004 and 2018, we had 458 shootings in our community. We had 61 shooting deaths. Thoughts and prayers are not enough and we are tired of going to funerals.

December 11th, 2019House debate

Kirsty DuncanLiberal

House debate  Madam Speaker, let me be very clear. Our government has committed to science, research, evidence-based decision-making and supporting our world-class researchers and our students. That is why we reinstated the long-form census. That is why we created the position of Canada's chie

December 11th, 2019House debate

Kirsty DuncanLiberal

House debate  Madam Speaker, I will splitting my time with the member for Humber River—Black Creek. Let me begin by thanking the people of Etobicoke North for once again putting their trust in me, giving me the privilege of serving them and for fighting for what is important to them in this p

December 11th, 2019House debate

Kirsty DuncanLiberal