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Innovation, Science and Economic Development  Mr. Speaker, Internet is not a luxury but a necessity in today's world. While it is important to invest in infrastructure and support access to Internet service, we also need to maintain equal access to information provided to it. We need net neutrality. Just this past weekend,

December 12th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague once again for a great question and for seconding the bill today. This bill was inspired by my discussions with many experts and advocates in the mental health field. I met with many stakeholders through my work with the mental health caucus, as

December 8th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, our government has been proactive on this matter. The first step it took was to introduce, in our budget 2017, $5 billion over 10 years. Our government is working very closely with all of the provinces and territories to ensure that those funds are properly allocat

December 8th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Criminal Code  moved that Bill C-375, an act to amend the Criminal Code (presentence report), be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to rise today to address this House for a second time to talk about my private member's bill, Bill C-375, an a

December 8th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Yellow Brick House  Mr. Speaker, the idea of a safe place was born in my community of Richmond Hill back in 1978. Within 24 hours, the Yellow Brick House, once attached to Dr. Crawford Rose's clinic, went up for sale, and a home was made for children and women in crises. Frustrations were turned int

November 30th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Madam Speaker, our government is committed, through the committee, to a process of taking everybody's input, taking all the members' input, assessing the changes, and implementing those as amendments if and when required.

November 20th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Madam Speaker, as I said in my speech, I am focusing my comments on the amendments to the Youth Criminal Justice Act and the recognizance with conditions. To that end, our goal is to strike a balance between the safety and liberty of those who are caught in the criminal justice

November 20th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Madam Speaker, those are great questions. I would like to start by highlighting some of the changes that are being proposed. Part 8 of Bill C-59 would amend certain provisions of the YCJA to ensure that youth protection applies in relation to recognizance orders, including recog

November 20th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Madam Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise today to speak in support of the national security act, 2017, Bill C-59. Two years ago, our government came to Ottawa with the promise that it would address the numerous problematic elements of Bill C-51, which was enacted by t

November 20th, 2017House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

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