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Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, my question to the member for Battle River—Crowfoot is about a video that he posted on his Facebook page on May 21, 2020 taken from the website “fixthedefinition.ca”. This video promotes petitions opposing the ban on conversion therapy proposed in Bill C-6 and feat

June 21st, 2021House debate

Leah GazanNDP

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, this weekend, Black Lives Matter Toronto organized the first national gathering of Black and indigenous families affected by police violence. Families stood outside the Prime Minister's Office demanding action regarding Anthony Aust, Jamal Francique, Regis Korchinski

June 21st, 2021House debate

Leah GazanNDP

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for his comments. However, I disagree with his position. First of all, declaring Quebec a nation goes directly against the Quebec National Assembly, which in 1985 declared indigenous nations as nations within a nation. It also goes against

June 15th, 2021House debate

Leah GazanNDP

Government Business No. 10—Broadcasting Act  Mr. Speaker, I will express a concern similar to the one just raised by my colleague, who has worked tremendously hard fighting for the arts and artists in Quebec and throughout the country. I share his concerns about how the current government prorogued Parliament and scheduled

June 14th, 2021House debate

Leah GazanNDP

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, 104 potential graves of children have now been found at the former Brandon Indian Residential School. Chief Bone is calling on the government to “enact legislation to protect all residential school cemeteries.” The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs called for all documents

June 14th, 2021House debate

Leah GazanNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Madam Speaker, one of my concerns certainly has been the lack of support for seniors since the pandemic began. Could the member comment further on that?

June 14th, 2021House debate

Leah GazanNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Madam Speaker, once again we are faced with time allocation. The Liberal government has played games all along, proroguing Parliament and not releasing a bill. Now we are in the eleventh hour and once again the minister is trying to limit debate. Nobody on this side of the House

June 14th, 2021House debate

Leah GazanNDP

National Strategy for a Guaranteed Basic Income Act  I am sorry, Madam Speaker. —which goes directly against call for justice 4.5. Unlike this bill, the motion that I put forward, Motion No. 46, which I introduced last summer was very clear that a permanent guaranteed livable income would not cut our social safety net, rather a

June 14th, 2021House debate

Leah GazanNDP

National Strategy for a Guaranteed Basic Income Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to start out by congratulating my hon. colleague, the member for Davenport, for her private member's bill, because we know what we have learned during the pandemic is that our social safety net is patchwork and it is insufficient. This is not an accid

June 14th, 2021House debate

Leah GazanNDP

National Strategy for a Guaranteed Basic Income Act  Madam Speaker, I want to congratulate my colleague on her private member's bill and advancing the idea of basic income. However, as we know, leading basic income efforts have indicated that basic income is actually not a silver bullet and it must be in addition to current and fut

June 14th, 2021House debate

Leah GazanNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague for his comments and to acknowledge how it has impacted his own heart. However, here is the thing. Yesterday, I put forward a unanimous consent motion seeking truth, to call what happened in residential schools for what it is

June 11th, 2021House debate

Leah GazanNDP

Residential Schools  Mr. Speaker, yesterday, I put forward a unanimous consent motion to recognize what happened in residential schools as an act of genocide. Certain parliamentarians chose to deny consent for this truth. Today is the day we recognize the 2008 national residential school apology, wh

June 11th, 2021House debate

Leah GazanNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, my colleague spoke a lot about deficit, but here is the thing. While millions of people are worried about losing their jobs, Canada's 20 richest people have increased their wealth. Instead of making those richest people pay the cost of the economic recovery, the Cons

June 11th, 2021House debate

Leah GazanNDP

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I am rising on a point of order. If you seek it, I believe you will find unanimous consent for the following motion, that in the opinion of the House the government must recognize what happened in Canada's Indian residential schools as genocide in accordance with ar

June 10th, 2021House debate

Leah GazanNDP

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to legal fees paid and budgeted by the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs: (a) what is the itemized breakdown of all legal fees budgeted and spent during the last five years; and (b) what is the itemized breakdown of all legal fees budgeted

June 7th, 2021House debate

Leah GazanNDP