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