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Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, before I begin, I would like to take a moment to offer my condolences to the victims of the van attack in Toronto. My thoughts and those of my constituents of Kitchener Centre are with the victims, their families, and the first responders on the scene. Our governmen

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

Stephen Hawking  Mr. Speaker, on March 14, the world lost a brilliant mind. Stephen Hawking sought to better understand the underlying laws that govern the universe. He probed the fabric of our reality, and along the way he helped to make theoretical physics and cosmology accessible to millions,

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition signed by dozens of Canadian scientists, health researchers, and members of civil society who work in the little discussed field of neglected tropical diseases. These petitioners are calling on the Government of Canada to join the g

February 9th, 2018House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, this week is an opportunity to bring together people of all ages from across Canada to celebrate and discuss our development achievements. This week is International Development Week. One of the pillars in our government's efforts to tackle poverty and inequality

February 6th, 2018House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

Federally Funded Health Research  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank all members of this House from all parties who spoke to Motion No. 132. As I said initially, the purpose of Motion No. 132 is to improve outcomes and to increase the public benefit from federally funded health research. While I am proud of th

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, for two years, our government has been working to help grow the economy and strengthen the middle class. The economy is now stronger and growing in ways not seen in over a decade. Canadian businesses and investors can have confidence in our dropping unemployment, our

October 19th, 2017House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

German Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to mark the start of German Heritage Month. This month we recognize the contributions that German Canadians have made to our country. German Canadians have helped to shape our country through their contributions to arts, culture, and political life. This

October 4th, 2017House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

Federally Funded Health Research  Madam Speaker, I will just say that it is a tie right now, that Montreal and Kitchener Centre are about equal. The unique thing about my riding is that we have created an ecosystem where we have the Centre for Family Medicine, which is part of the family medicine protocol from

September 28th, 2017House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

Federally Funded Health Research  Madam Speaker, I want to thank my distinguished friend for her role on the health committee and for being the chair of the diabetes caucus. I know how hard she works in that role. If we look at the evolution of medicine and health, insulin was discovered many, many years ago. Th

September 28th, 2017House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

Federally Funded Health Research  Madam Speaker, western Canada has always been very progressive when it comes to health care. In particular, it has started a program that I believe has been very advantageous to health researchers, namely the inclusion of patients in the process of figuring out a protocol. This i

September 28th, 2017House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

Federally Funded Health Research  moved: That the Standing Committee on Health be instructed to undertake a study on ways of increasing benefits to the public resulting from federally funded health research, with the goals of lowering drugs costs and increasing access to medicines, both in Canada and globally;

September 28th, 2017House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

Export and Import Permits Act  Mr. Speaker, that is a very important question, and I will use just one slice of why this treaty is so important. When we talk about gender-based violence, we know that it occurs mostly in conflict states. What are we trying to do? We are trying to alleviate suffering, poverty,

September 28th, 2017House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

Export and Import Permits Act  Mr. Speaker, let me remind the hon. member that this treaty was signed, with Canada's support, on April 2, 2013. In all 154 countries voted for this treaty. Only three countries voted against it: Iran, Syria, and North Korea. His party at that time signed and voted for that trea

September 28th, 2017House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

Export and Import Permits Act  Mr. Speaker, I am kind of confused, because during the election campaign, New Democrats supported the same thing, so I do not know where the question is coming from.

September 28th, 2017House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

Export and Import Permits Act  Mr. Speaker, let me reassert something that the hon. member for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell said, which is that this would not affect domestic gun rights or domestic gun production. Let me quote someone, who said, “this Treaty will not diminish anyone’s freedom. In fact, the Trea

September 28th, 2017House debate

Raj SainiLiberal