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Richmond Hill  Mr. Speaker, today I have the privilege of welcoming my constituency youth council to Ottawa, where they are visiting for the day to learn how government works first-hand. These are smart, driven and compassionate young Canadians who have chosen to get involved and make a differe

November 28th, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Richmond Hill  Mr. Speaker, last week I had the privilege of visiting businesses across Richmond Hill, organizations like the Accolade Group, Laipac Technology, Link-Pipe Incorporated and Opus One Solutions. These are international players that are excited about the new opportunities to expand,

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Madam Speaker, the focus of my speech was on ensuring corporate accountability through transparency of control. That is the transparency I was talking about. Our government is committed to combatting tax evasion and avoidance to keep our tax system fair, making sure that money st

November 1st, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Madam Speaker, once again, the scope of my speech was on ensuring corporate accountability through transparency of control. By the way, I am quite proud of the Prime Minister and the focus his continued focus on various issues. As part of this commitment, we are taking action to

November 1st, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Madam Speaker, I have the honour and privilege of serving with my colleague from Guelph on the INDU committee, as well as in regard to our joint initiative on mental health. The hon. member is quite correct. When we were studying Bill C-25, the topic of ownership, specifically

November 1st, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, today I rise to address this chamber on the provisions of Bill C-86 that amend the Canada Business Corporation Act, the CBCA, and to state my support for Bill C-86. Corporations are a pillar of the economy. Despite drastic changes to the marketplace, they remain eng

November 1st, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, this is the last time I will be standing in this House to provide remarks on this private member's bill. I would like to once again thank all the members in the House for participating in this debate and helping me through this legislation. I would especially like

October 31st, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to provide a response to the Conservative member on the other side of the aisle. This legislation is not about specific cases mentioned. It is not about choosing one over another. It is about providing equal opportunity for tho

October 31st, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his positive comment and support of the bill. I am proud to say that our government has made a commitment by allocating $5 billion to mental health as part of budget 2017. I am pleased to share my understanding that the ministers are wor

October 31st, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, the hon. member is actually echoing what has already been said in highlighting a specific area and including this in the legislation. Passing it will help not only the mental health condition but other related conditions. This is where the review of the committee h

October 31st, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, our government realizes and recognizes the need to respond to mental illnesses in the criminal justice system, as well as ensuring victims are also taken care of. That is why the minister is embarking on a very comprehensive study of our justice system, to ensure t

October 31st, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, it is indeed an honour and privilege to be able to bring forward legislation that would alter the Criminal Code in accordance with the compassion and common sense priorities of my constituents in Richmond Hill. In our community, I host regular talks over coffee an

October 31st, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Criminal Code  moved that Bill C-375, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (presentence report), be read the third time and passed. Madam Speaker, it is an honour for me to rise today to address the House one last time before my private member's bill, Bill C-375, passes from here to the other pl

October 31st, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Innovation, Science and Economic Development  Mr. Speaker, new technologies have changed the way we access information, shop, live, socialize and work. As a result of these changes, our economy has transformed to become increasingly data driven. These transformations have brought with them new and uncharted challenges surrou

October 3rd, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Mental Illness Awareness Week  Mr. Speaker, this week is Mental Illness Awareness Week, and as chair of the mental health caucus, I am pleased to see members from across party lines taking time out of their schedules to meet with mental health advocates and researchers from across the country. As Canadians, a

October 1st, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal