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Health  Mr. Speaker, we have all seen the troubling statistics. In 2016, more than one million Canadians had to choose between feeding their family, heating their home, and filling the prescriptions they needed. I have heard similar complaints in my riding of Kitchener-Centre. In budget

June 20th, 2018House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

Export and Import Permits Act  Mr. Speaker, I know the difference between signing and ratifying. The United States has signed it, but the nuance of its particular system is a bit different, but it has adhered to the treaty. I know the NDP has difficulty understanding economics, so let me explain a bit about e

June 8th, 2018House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

Export and Import Permits Act  Mr. Speaker, I am glad the hon. member asked that question. I too also enjoy working with him. I am burdened by science. I am burdened by facts, and here are the facts. The U.S. signed that treaty. The nuance in the American political system is that to ratify a treaty requires

June 8th, 2018House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

Export and Import Permits Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to inform you that I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Ottawa West—Nepean. Our government entered office with a mandate to expand Canadian diplomacy and leadership on global issues. We are committed to promoting human rights and fostering

June 8th, 2018House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

Export and Import Permits Act  Mr. Speaker, the only time the photo op was held was in April 2013. Now that we are talking history, let me remind the hon. member that 154 countries signed to adopt the treaty. As of January 2018, 94 countries have signed and ratified it. Five of the largest arms producers in t

June 8th, 2018House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

Export and Import Permits Act  Mr. Speaker, I have had an opportunity to serve with the member on committee now for a year and to travel with him, and I can say that he is a very good guy. However, the speech was a bit shaky. Let me remind him, because I know he is a new MP like me, and give him a little histo

June 8th, 2018House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, our government knows that Canada's biggest strength is its resilient, hard-working people. Innovation and technology continue to change the way we live and work. The people of Kitchener Centre, Ontario, and Canada are facing new challenges and new opportunities. Mor

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present Petition E-1364, spearheaded by a remarkable young woman, a constituent of mine, Niara van Gaalen. Ms. van Gaalen is a community leader in the environmental and conservation movement, and has laid out an ambitious plan in this petition to dram

April 30th, 2018House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

World Immunization Week  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to mark World Immunization Week. This week, organizations and individuals around the world come together to highlight the work needed to ensure that every person is protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. I am proud to say that immunization and glo

April 26th, 2018House debate

Raj SainiLiberal

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