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Innovation, Science and Economic Development  Mr. Speaker, we all know Canada is a leader in research, science, creation, and invention, but when it comes to commercialization of the innovation, we tend to struggle. In my past experience, I have seen this many times. We invent and create, but can never recap the rewards of

April 26th, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, the perceived deficit is an infrastructure deficit. This is an investment that we are making in the growth of our economy. As the member can see, it is already paying off. Over the last two years, we have created 600,000 jobs, most of them full-time jobs. Also, as me

April 18th, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, as members know, our government has done a great job on the pension front. I do realize that this is a great step for us to be able to take in our next or future budgets. I thank the member. We will consider that in our future considerations.

April 18th, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for highlighting the benefit that he is also receiving as a result of the CCB. As I mentioned, close to 14,300 children in my riding are receiving the benefit. You are right that the benefit is going directly into buying what these children

April 18th, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, the budget implementation act is the next step in the government's plan to grow and strengthen the middle class by promoting equality and investing in the economy of the future. As the representative for Richmond Hill, I am proud to stand today to speak to these targ

April 18th, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Nowruz  Mr. Speaker, celebrations seek to capture the essence of civilization. Nowruz, celebrated by Iranians and people of Kurdish, Turkish, Azeri, Baluch, Afghan, and Pakistani descent, is a moment of renewal and a marker of the passage of time. In Richmond Hill and across the GTA, w

March 20th, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise once again to discuss my private members' bill, Bill C-375. At the outset, I would like to thank all members who have substantially contributed to the substance of this private members' bill. I would like to thank the members today for once again

March 2nd, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

360°kids  Mr. Speaker, this past Wednesday I had the privilege of announcing our government's support for 360°kids' every bike matters program. This $800,000 program brought our government's long-standing investment in 360°kids to $3 million. Based in Richmond Hill, 360°kids addresses th

March 1st, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, just for the purpose of clarification, could the hon. member describe the difference between belief and the purpose of the use, which I think is the core issue here.

March 1st, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

Mental Health  Mr. Speaker, last week Bell Let's Talk brought mental health to the forefront of the national conversation, recognizing that only through open dialogue and understanding can we end the stigma. I have been inspired by the work done to help those in my riding suffering from menta

February 8th, 2018House debate

Majid JowhariLiberal

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