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Taxation  Mr. Speaker, this year is the 38th Small Business Week, which celebrates Canada's entrepreneurs and small businesses. From mom-and-pop shops in Brampton, like T By Daniel to innovative giants, small businesses truly are the backbone of the Canadian economy. This week, over 208 e

October 18th, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Sport  Mr. Speaker, if people can dodge a wrench, they can dodge a ball. This summer I hosted a community dodgeball tournament to help connect the youth of my riding with our local fire department and local professionals. Youth had the opportunity to ask questions, seek mentorship, and

September 25th, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Summer in Brampton North  Mr. Speaker, summer is right around the corner. For many, summer is a time to go on a long holiday, head to the beach, or start a new hobby. School is done for the year, and the barbecues are fired up. For most of us, summer does not mean a two-month vacation, but it does give us

June 14th, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the minister has apologized, and we must move forward from this. He has apologized and remains focused on making sure that our brave and women are equipped and trained to face the difficult tasks ahead of them. It was stated that he was one of the architects and pa

May 8th, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, actions speak louder than words, and that is exactly what the minister has been doing. He has been acting. We have not seen a defence policy review in over 20 years. There are many governments to blame for this, but it took 20 years and the current minister to do a d

May 8th, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Business of Supply  These are people who were in the room, Madam Speaker. These are people who know what they are talking about.

May 8th, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Business of Supply  The leader of—

May 8th, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill. I am pleased to rise in the House today to take part in this debate initiated by the official opposition, which is putting into question the ability of the Minister of National Defence to

May 8th, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, Canadians deserve to know how political parties are funded. The Minister of Democratic Institutions is leading our government's efforts to bring a new level of openness and transparency to political fundraising. Could the Minister of Democratic Institutions update th

May 1st, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, although many people may have overlooked it, budget 2017 announced changes to the GST treatment of ride-sharing services. Could the Minister of Finance share the rationale behind this decision?

April 13th, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Cancer  Mr. Speaker, the month of April is recognized as Cancer awareness month. It is also the month in which Vaisakhi, the birth of the Khalsa Panth, is celebrated. Sikh philosophy and teachings stress the importance of noble deeds, selfless giving, and sacrifice. Saving a human li

April 12th, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to respond on the point of order. I did come in late, so I will withdraw my vote. I was with members from my community because today we are celebrating Vaisakhi on the Hill.

April 10th, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I feel that I need to remind my colleague that a quarter of a million new jobs have been created by this government's plan. We are going to stick to this plan, because this plan is showing results. The government is committed to providing the support the economy need

April 4th, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, the answer, quite simply, is that our government's top priority is to strengthen the middle class and grow our economy, and we are doing exactly that. That is what the residents of Brampton talk about as they open their newspapers daily to see reports showing them th

April 4th, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, this budget has provided flexibility for families. We have continued the Canada child benefit, and it will continue throughout our mandate. This provides families with the opportunity to use that money as they see fit. There have been investments in child care spaces

April 4th, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal