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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

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour and gives me pleasure to talk about budget 2017, as this is our government's next ambitious step toward investments that will create jobs, grow our economy, and provide more opportunities for the middle class and those working hard to join it. B

April 4th, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal

Committees of the House  Madam Speaker, we have been having some wonderful discussions here. I like the ideas that are coming from the opposition and from the government benches. This is exactly the discussion that we want to have at the procedure and House affairs committee. This is why the discussion p

April 3rd, 2017House debate

Ruby SahotaLiberal