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Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the eighth report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration entitled, “Immigration Programs to Meet Labour Market Needs”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the governm

June 22nd, 2021House debate

Salma ZahidLiberal

Petitions  Madam Speaker, I would like to present e-petition 3312, which has been signed by nearly 5,000 people across Canada. The petitioners note that the protection of the rights of children around the world is a priority of the government and they note that all signatories to the United

June 18th, 2021House debate

Salma ZahidLiberal

Saleh Hafejee  Mr. Speaker, today I pay tribute to a community leader and mentor we lost too early. Brother Saleh Hafejee, with whom I worked closely in recent years, was a very special person who made a great impact in our community. He did this through helping the generation of youth as a spo

June 16th, 2021House debate

Salma ZahidLiberal

Government Policies  Mr. Speaker, last Sunday, the community of London, Ontario was the site of an atrocious act of terrorism. Four lives were lost, taken, and a child was left in the hospital, all this loss because a visible Muslim family went for a walk and someone filled with hate killed them. Man

June 11th, 2021House debate

Salma ZahidLiberal

Committees of the House  Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the following two reports of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration: the sixth report, entitled “Supplementary Estimates (A), 2021-22”; and the seventh report, entitled “ Safe Haven in Canada:

June 8th, 2021House debate

Salma ZahidLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, entitled “Immigration in the Time of COVID-19: Issues and Challenges”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the

May 13th, 2021House debate

Salma ZahidLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, public transit is at the heart of a clean, inclusive recovery that starts our economy and creates good jobs. From construction workers to transit drivers, workers on assembly lines and the small business owners supporting these projects, tens of thousands of jobs are

May 12th, 2021House debate

Salma ZahidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, we have seen that this pandemic has not affected all Canadians in the same way. Minority communities, racialized communities and indigenous communities have been hit hard. I have seen, in my own riding of Scarborough Centre, that communities with workers in low-payin

May 6th, 2021House debate

Salma ZahidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, budget 2021 aims to finish the fight against COVID-19 and provide much-needed support to businesses and families finding it difficult to make ends meet. We are investing in them, but at the same time we are also laying the foundation for the post-pandemic recovery. W

May 6th, 2021House debate

Salma ZahidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I am proud of our government, which is working with provincial governments to make sure we end this fight against the pandemic. Over the last year, we have continued to work with provinces and territories. We have made sure we provide the support they need to fight t

May 6th, 2021House debate

Salma ZahidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to virtually participate in today’s debate on the budget implementation act, as this is an important piece of legislation, which I believe we need to pass swiftly in order to deliver much-needed support to my constituents in Scarborough C

May 6th, 2021House debate

Salma ZahidLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, we recognize that the measures we have taken since we came into government have not gone far enough. That is why we announced last week that Madam Arbour will conduct an independent review of the Canadian Armed Forces, which will include the creation of an external r

May 4th, 2021House debate

Salma ZahidLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I suggest that our focus should be on how we can create a safer future for women and indeed for everyone who serves in our armed forces. There is much to be learned from the Deschamps report, and I look forward to Justice Arbour building on her work with her independ

May 4th, 2021House debate

Salma ZahidLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I want to assure the hon. colleague that our government has absolutely no tolerance for misconduct. We need to get the politics out of this and focus on how we can change the culture in the armed forces to ensure that [Technical difficulty—editor] place so that when

May 4th, 2021House debate

Salma ZahidLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha. I rise today to discuss an important issue for the women and men who serve our country, and indeed for all Canadians: how we can best ensure that members of the Department of National

May 4th, 2021House debate

Salma ZahidLiberal