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Bhimrao Ambedkar  Mr. Speaker, today marks 63 years since the death of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, one of India's great statesman. Dr. Ambedkar served as the country's first law and justice minister after independence in 1947 and was one of the principal authors of India's constitution, as he chaired

December 6th, 2018House debate

Randeep SaraiLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present this petition to the House, which has accumulated 89 signatures. The petitioners would like to see an increase in Canada's international aid contributions and want to see more concrete action taken to support girls and women living in poverty

November 26th, 2018House debate

Randeep SaraiLiberal

Guru Nanak  Mr. Speaker, tomorrow is Guru Nanak's birthday, or Gurpurab, as Sikh's call it, and the beginning of the 550th year celebrations around the world. Guru Nanak was a founder of the Sikh faith. His message was simple: Remember the creator and connect with him, share your time and e

November 21st, 2018House debate

Randeep SaraiLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I think that is an assumption or statement by one stakeholder or one witness. There have been more federal appointments to judicial vacancies than there have been in the past. Those vacancies were left by a Conservative government under Harper who really stalled and

November 20th, 2018House debate

Randeep SaraiLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, absolutely, the 230 appointments are probably some of the most progressive appointments that Parliament has seen in decades. More women have been appointed than ever before. More diverse members have been appointed to the bench than before. People who appear before t

November 20th, 2018House debate

Randeep SaraiLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, the data is evident. It is clear that 92% of indictable offences under this new legislation or even under the previous act get sentences of under two years in the summary conviction range. These would be the appropriate sentences that the Crown and judge found at the

November 20th, 2018House debate

Randeep SaraiLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to participate in the third reading debate on Bill C-75, an act to amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other acts and to make consequential amendments to other acts. I intend to focus my remarks on sentencing-related issues. At t

November 20th, 2018House debate

Randeep SaraiLiberal

1984 Anti-Sikh Riots  Mr. Speaker, today we remember the day, in 1984, when riots took place on the streets of Delhi and numerous other cities across India. Organized mobs in the city killed thousands of innocent Sikhs only because of the choice of their faith. Sikh homes were identified, tagged and s

October 31st, 2018House debate

Randeep SaraiLiberal

Sikh Heritage Month Act  Mr. Speaker, Sikhs first came to this great country in 1897. Today there are over half a million Sikhs in Canada, making up approximately 1.5% of the population. The story of this bill began in 1897, with Risaldar Major Kesur Singh, of the British Indian Army, landing on the sh

October 30th, 2018House debate

Randeep SaraiLiberal

Suminder Singh  Mr. Speaker, last week, Surrey lost an exceptional teacher in a tragic car accident. Suminder Singh, known as Mr. Singh by his students, was an exceptional teacher, mentor and musician. His impact on his students and fellow teachers at Tamanawis Secondary was profound. He was the

October 15th, 2018House debate

Randeep SaraiLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, the legislation would reduce poverty by simplifying and streamlining processes related to family support. It would allow for the release of CRA information to help enforce family support, i.e., income information from T1s, which otherwise would have to be voluntary o

October 4th, 2018House debate

Randeep SaraiLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, unfortunately, I am not privy to that. I will look into that and will get back to the member opposite in due course.

October 4th, 2018House debate

Randeep SaraiLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, it is going to help a lot. Litigation can be long and cumbersome. It can also involve different departments. There can be child protection arrangements that have certain contact orders. There can be criminal proceedings. Sometimes other family members are also involv

October 4th, 2018House debate

Randeep SaraiLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Willowdale. I am pleased to rise today to speak to Bill C-78 and the significant contribution it would make to addressing family violence. The Chief Public Health Officer of Canada has identified family violence as a

October 4th, 2018House debate

Randeep SaraiLiberal

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, it is a tool in the tool chest. As the chiefs of police have stated, this is an important tool in the fight against gun and gang violence. It is not the only solution. It will require a comprehensive plan, prevention, intervention, suppression, legislation and gun co

September 20th, 2018House debate

Randeep SaraiLiberal