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Blood Donation  Mr. Speaker, today, June 14, is World Blood Donor Day. I rise today to raise awareness of the existing demand for blood products like platelets, plasma, and red blood cells. Although half of all Canadians are eligible to donate, only 4% do. That means over 100,000 new donors are

June 14th, 2018House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Department of Public Works and Government Services Act  Madam Speaker, I am very honoured to be speaking to this private member's bill today, which is sponsored by the member for Brampton Centre. He is a neighbour of mine in the city of Brampton. The member for York South—Weston first laid the groundwork for this very important piece

June 12th, 2018House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, last fall, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its interim report. One of the recommendations it included called for the creation of a living legacy through the commemoration of the women and girls and two-spirited peopl

June 11th, 2018House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Cultural Diversity  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to highlight the importance of world day for cultural diversity. It is more than simply a day to recognize our differences; it is a day to celebrate the tremendous diversity of the human experience. In Canada, and especially in my riding of Brampton No

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Customs Act  Mr. Speaker, I am glad to hear that covering this hole we have in our system will be done through Bill C-21. It was also very interesting to hear my colleague talk about the genuine concerns that our own citizens have. My office constantly has seniors coming in with OAS issues.

May 9th, 2018House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Proposed Post-Secondary Institution  Mr. Speaker, last week was a good week for Brampton. Minister Hunter and Minister Malhi from the Ontario government, along with Mayor Jeffrey and Brampton city council, announced the much anticipated location of Brampton's future university in collaboration with Ryerson Universi

April 24th, 2018House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I am a tireless advocate for immigration and for making sure that we have an effective immigration system that Canadians and those wishing to become Canadians and members of our society can rely on. When we took office, the immigration system was a complete mess. Wh

April 18th, 2018House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I would be happy to address that. As I mentioned in my speech, we have lowered the tax rate for small businesses. For corporations, our tax rate is extremely fair, one of the lowest in comparison with many countries. The supercluster idea is a phenomenal idea. So man

April 18th, 2018House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I would like to take a moment to thank the Minister of Finance and his staff for all their hard work over the past several months to create this year's budget. Their efforts have more than paid off. Budget 2018, entitled “Equality + Growth: A Strong Middle Class”, is

April 18th, 2018House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I am incredibly offended by the speech given by my colleague just now. I implore members to stick to the facts and stick to what they are trying to achieve. This reference to costumes that I have been hearing in debate after debate is incredibly offensive. I would l

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Grammy Award-Winner  Mr. Speaker, my hometown of Brampton is increasingly being recognized for the magnitude of talent it has produced over the years. From actor Michael Cera to comedian Russell Peters, restaurateur Rick Matharu, writer Rupi Kaur, basketball greats Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson

January 29th, 2018House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Leo Abraham  Mr. Speaker, over the last two years I have had the privilege of visiting many schools in my riding of Brampton North and I always find it is the teachers who are the unsung heroes, helping students transition through life's challenging times. Leo Abraham was a grade 4 and grade

December 7th, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Brampton North  Mr. Speaker, this year we celebrated the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Since 1867, our great country has established itself as a beacon of hope around the world. From our Charter of Rights and Freedoms to our multiculturalism, Canada is regarded as one of the best

November 27th, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Women's History Month  Mr. Speaker, we have approached the end of Women's History Month, and I would like to take a moment to highlight what this month has meant to me. It is a time to celebrate the achievements of trail-blazing women who have shaped our country and have inspired me in many ways. Witho

October 30th, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

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