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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, the immigration minister recently said, “it has never been easier for families to reunite.” Meanwhile, hundreds of families have been unable to reunite since the onset of the pandemic. The Liberals promised these families would be reunited with a new 14-day processin

November 24th, 2020House debate

Raquel DanchoConservative

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, Manmeet Bhullar, a former Alberta MLA, was a selfless man of integrity and kindness who was dedicated to bringing persecuted Afghans, Sikhs and Hindi refugees to Canada. He tragically died five years ago today, but his legacy lives on and the need for his work contin

November 23rd, 2020House debate

Raquel DanchoConservative

Human Rights  Mr. Speaker, Conservatives are standing up for Canadian values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law threatened by the Chinese communist regime. Conservatives strongly support pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong who are being arrested and risking their lives in the name

November 23rd, 2020House debate

Raquel DanchoConservative

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to deliver this speech in Canada's two official languages. The proposed Bloc Québécois amendment to the Citizenship Act is something the Conservatives have given much thought and consideration. Our response is guided by two core principles of the Cons

November 19th, 2020House debate

Raquel DanchoConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to government assistance programs for individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic: (a) what has been the total amount of money expended through the (i) Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), (ii) Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), (iii) Canada Emergency Student Ben

November 16th, 2020House debate

Raquel DanchoConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to government assistance programs for organizations and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic: (a) what has been the total amount of money expended through the (i) Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA), (ii) Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility

November 16th, 2020House debate

Raquel DanchoConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the impact of the pandemic on processing times for temporary residence applications: (a) what was the average processing time for temporary residence applications on September 1, 2019, broken down by type of application and by country the applicant is applying from

November 16th, 2020House debate

Raquel DanchoConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the backlog of family sponsorship applications and processing times: (a) what is the current backlog of family sponsorship applications, broken down by type of relative (spouse, dependent child, parent, etc.) and country; (b) what was the backlog of family sponsors

November 16th, 2020House debate

Raquel DanchoConservative

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to mention several things. What I have heard from my consultations with indigenous leaders specifically in Manitoba is that when they travel abroad, for example, people do not know that indigenous peoples exist in Canada. Amending the citizenship oath

November 2nd, 2020House debate

Raquel DanchoConservative

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I will remind the member for Winnipeg North that it was, in fact, Prime Minister Harper who commissioned the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, so in fact Conservatives have a great record of acting on the need to move forward on indigenous rights. I will also br

November 2nd, 2020House debate

Raquel DanchoConservative

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, the member for Thornhill was referring to the public outcry at the railway blockades, but also referring to the immense support from the Wet'suwet'en elected band council and some of their hereditary chiefs. For example, hereditary chief Helen Michelle mentioned, “

November 2nd, 2020House debate

Raquel DanchoConservative

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, the member was referring to Bill C-8, and I believe it was Bill C-6 in the last session. I am not sure, but I will speak to Bill C-8. I am very much looking forward to this going to committee and being studied to ensure the wording is accurate and respectful. I me

November 2nd, 2020House debate

Raquel DanchoConservative

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, there is a lot more the government can do. It also involves encouraging Canadians across the spectrum to learn more about indigenous history and the legacy left by residential schools, as per the leadership of former prime minister Stephen Harper. I also think all

November 2nd, 2020House debate

Raquel DanchoConservative

Citizenship Act  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to continue my remarks on Bill C-8. In the beginning of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s process, on June 11, 2008, the Right Hon. Stephen Harper, Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister, made a historic and symbolic statement of apology to former studen

November 2nd, 2020House debate

Raquel DanchoConservative

Citizenship Act  Mr. Speaker, I have a question about the wording of the new proposed oath. When I was consulting with indigenous leaders in Manitoba, they raised some questions about why the word “aboriginal” was used in the Liberal proposed oath, whereas the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

November 2nd, 2020House debate

Raquel DanchoConservative