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Speech from the Throne  Mr. Speaker, I want to first thank the Governor General for presenting the government's agenda to Parliament and to the people of Canada. I am extremely honoured to second the motion of my esteemed colleague, Mr. Rémi Massé, regarding the address in reply to the Speech from the

December 4th, 2015House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Speech from the Throne  Mr. Speaker, sorry, it is from the member for Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, my colleague. Mr. Speaker, in addition, I would like to thank the right hon. Prime Minister for giving me the opportunity to do so. I want to also take this chance to congratulate each elected me

December 4th, 2015House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Speech from the Throne  Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate my colleague on her election. Our government was given a clear mandate to invest in our country, and that we plan to do. We will be decreasing taxes for the middle class, and we will also be open and transparent with our spending. In the

December 4th, 2015House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Speech from the Throne  Mr. Speaker, our mandate on the environment has been made quite clear in our ministerial mandate letters, which have been posted online for the very first time in government history. This is a great step forward toward open and transparent government. We are also committed to wo

December 4th, 2015House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Speech from the Throne  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Vancouver East for her wonderful question. I also congratulate you on your election, as well—

December 4th, 2015House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Speech from the Throne  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague from Perth—Wellington for his question and to congratulate him on his election as well. Our government is committed to co-operating with members across the aisle on international agreements and making sure that trade is a prio

December 4th, 2015House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Speech from the Throne  Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate my colleague from St. Catharines on his election also. Our government will be creating the Canada child benefit plan, so that nine out of ten families will receive the assistance they deserve and 315,000 children will be lifted out of po

December 4th, 2015House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Louise Arbour Secondary School  Madam Speaker, I rise before this House to recognize a high school in my riding of Brampton North and the great social activism undertaken by its grade 10 students. Louise Arbour Secondary School is named after a distinguished Canadian who was recognized for her contributions to

February 1st, 2016House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Paul Anthony Palleschi  Mr. Speaker, I would like to take a moment to pay tribute to former regional councillor, Mr. Paul Anthony Palleschi. Papa Palleschi, as he was commonly known in Brampton, represented the residents of Wards 2 and 6, part of which fall into my riding of Brampton North. He served

February 22nd, 2016House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Madam Speaker, I believe that the CF-18 pilots should be commended for their efforts and the contribution they have made to our military mission. However, I would also like to point out and ask the member this. What happens if the situation on the ground changes significantly? Th

February 22nd, 2016House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

International Women's Day  Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to remind everyone that tomorrow we celebrate International Women's Day. This year the theme for International Women's Day is, “Women's Empowerment Leads to Equality”. Women who are empowered are better equipped to fulfill their potential

March 7th, 2016House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the minister for her excellent speech in the House today. I think we can all agree that immigrants have contributed a great deal to this country and have built our great nation. Unlike some who have commented in the House today, I think it is

March 9th, 2016House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Citizenship Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak to Bill C-6 and to its provisions that would help provide greater flexibility for applicants trying to meet the requirements for citizenship and help immigrants obtain citizenship faster. Bill C-6 proposes to help tho

March 10th, 2016House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Citizenship Act  Mr. Speaker, as I just outlined in my speech, people who know they have a good chance for citizenship are more likely to invest in our country. They are more likely to wrap up their ties in the nation they left behind and bring their money and investment to our country here. This

March 10th, 2016House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Citizenship Act  Mr. Speaker, the member's question is a very important one that has been raised in the House several times since yesterday. Terrorism is a grave crime and should be treated as such. I do not believe any member has stood and said that terrorism should not be taken seriously. I a

March 10th, 2016House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal