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Richmond Hill  Mr. Speaker, in Richmond Hill, the Canada 150 celebration continues. There are even more reasons to celebrate as this year also coincides with a number of bicentennial anniversaries. Alongside my community, on October 15, I was pleased to celebrate the 200th congregational annive

October 26th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Criminal Code  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-375, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (presentence report). Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour for me to rise today to introduce my first private member's bill as the member of Parliament for Richmond Hill. This bill would amend paragraph 721(

October 19th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Mental IIlness Awareness Week  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge the beginning of Mental Illness Awareness Week, a national campaign coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health. As founder of the Liberal mental health caucus, this is a very important issue to me, but even m

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Terrorist Attack in Tehran  Mr. Speaker, Canada strongly condemns the recent terrorist attacks in Tehran, including those committed at the Iranian Parliament. We grieve the deaths and injuries sustained by many civilians and deplore the targeting of innocent lranians. Our thoughts and sympathies at this tim

June 8th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I agree with the fact that we need to look at this from many dimensions. Let me draw a parallel between the way we are dealing with autism in our government and the way we dealt with mental health. As the hon. member knows, we did a lot of studies and analysis, and a

May 18th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, let me say what it is the government is trying to do. In the previous government, we had a program that was the foundation to start the journey and be successful. The current government is providing funding. Through the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Go

May 18th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Business of Supply  I will be splitting my time with the hon. member for Toronto—Danforth, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate the opportunity to speak today about autism spectrum disorders. The Government of Canada recognizes that autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, has serious health, social and financial

May 18th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Barrie—Innisfil as well as my colleague from Edmonton—Wetaskiwin for the great work that you are doing in support of autism. Aside from donating 10¢, what can we as members of Parliament do to reach within our communities an

May 18th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Gender Equality Week Act  Mr. Speaker, I note that in the preamble of my hon. colleague's bill, there is the following statement: Whereas Indigenous women, be they First Nation, Métis or Inuit, are disproportionately affected by gender-based violence and sexual exploitation; I commend my colleague for

May 16th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Mental Health  Mr. Speaker, Canadians from all walks of life recently participated in activities in support of Mental Health Week. As chair of the Liberal mental health caucus, I know that one in five Canadians copes with some form of mental illness. Among them are the elderly, indigenous peop

May 9th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, let me focus on what is actually included in the budget. Let me talk about $1.9 billion for mental health for Ontario. Let me talk about $2.3 billion for home care. Let me talk about $3.2 billion for affordable housing. Let me talk about $5 billion for national hou

April 4th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I can assure the member that there has been investment made and planned for aboriginals. The focus is on skills training, giving them an education, and giving them an opportunity to have the skills needed to contribute to the development of the economy and their co

April 4th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, this budget, and the budget before it, has created what I call confidence in the economy, confidence to the tune of over 250,000 jobs in the last quarter, the majority of them full-time jobs. That is the confidence the budget and the $80 billion have created for th

April 4th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the hon. member for Bourassa. I am honoured to stand in the House to discuss budget 2017 and its potential impact on my riding of Richmond Hill. This year's federal budget follows in the footsteps of budget 2016 and offers a road m

April 4th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act  Mr. Speaker, after hearing the voices of individuals and experts from coast to coast, I truly believe the creation of a parliamentary oversight committee for the scrutiny of national security and intelligence operations will significantly strengthen the transparency and accountab

March 24th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal