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Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 2017 spring session held in Tbilisi, Geor

March 29th, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Science and Technology  Mr. Speaker, last week students at Regency Acres Public School attended a fabulous conference focused on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. From learning how to code with JavaScript, to using microscopes to explore DNA structures, to designing inventive prototypes

February 28th, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Post-Secondary Education  Mr. Speaker, for all Canadians, from young people going off to university or college for the first time to people seeking to upgrade their skills or pursue a new career, access to affordable post-secondary education is essential. It plays a direct role in strengthening our middl

February 26th, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I did not hear an answer to my colleague's question, so I would like to give the member opposite one more opportunity to clarify for us. Does that mean that the NDP position is that the NDP is against having these tax treaties with other nations to be able to give

February 8th, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I wonder if my hon. colleague could give us some insight into the actual numbers. He mentioned a bunch of numbers, but could he give us the value of the overall estimated tax liability being missed? What percentage of our overall tax revenue does it represent? How

February 8th, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the conversation about tax fairness is truly a conversation about trust. The Liberals brought in a tax system, the one that we currently have, largely in the 1970s. Since that time, it has become incredibly complex, so now we are looking at putting in some signific

February 8th, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Richmond Hill Winter Carnival  Mr. Speaker, I am excited to announce that this weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Richmond Hill Winter Carnival, a winter event that has become a proud tradition in our community. From February 2 to 4, people from near and far will come together at Mill Pond Park to brave

January 30th, 2018House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Canada 150 Citizenship Award Ceremony  Mr. Speaker, on November 13, I had the honour of recognizing exceptional people from my riding for the Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill Canada 150 citizenship award ceremony. The award recipients all represent Canada's commitment to innovation and diversity, thought leadership, an

November 27th, 2017House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the forum Parlementaire Transatlantique. The

November 22nd, 2017House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Report Stage  Mr. Speaker, Bill C-45 is about taking leadership. It is about setting a new standard. It is about taking the next step in Canadian public health and safety. If not now, then when? It is our responsibility to address a public safety and health issue that is in front of us and is

November 21st, 2017House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Report Stage  Mr. Speaker, for medical purposes, we have a world-leading system of regulation, control, and licensing of the sale of cannabis, and we are using this leading edge to ensure that we can expand it to the recreational as well. This is important. We have to address the situation now

November 21st, 2017House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Report Stage  That is at the very core, Mr. Speaker. Fundamentally, we have a crisis. Fundamentally, we have a problem with our youth and organized crime and with the quality and safety of the product, because it is not just marijuana. Often that product is much more than just marijuana. We d

November 21st, 2017House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Report Stage  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak in support of Bill C-45,an act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other acts. As my colleagues have pointed out a number of times, the current approach to cannabis is no

November 21st, 2017House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Madam Speaker, my hon. colleague's riding is right beside my riding of Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill. I would like to thank my colleague for the incredible work he is doing with youth, and particularly in light of this Youth Criminal Justice Act. Could the member give us some

November 20th, 2017House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal

Veterans' Week  Mr. Speaker, Veterans' Week is a time to honour Canadian veterans for their courage, their service, and their sacrifice. This week, communities across Canada will come together to remember the men and women in uniform who answered the call of duty to protect our freedom. In my

November 6th, 2017House debate

Leona AlleslevLiberal