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Housing  Mr. Speaker, the national housing strategy is a 10-year, $40-billion plan to give more Canadians, particularly the most vulnerable Canadians, a place to call home. Yesterday in Toronto, #TorontoStrong, the government announced the details of one of the key pillars of the nationa

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Canada-China Year of Tourism  Mr. Speaker, in December, I had the privilege of joining the Prime Minister's official delegation to China. During our trip, we promoted trade, deepened our bilateral ties, and officially launched the 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism. This year, more Chinese tourists than ever

February 15th, 2018House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, growing our markets in Asia is key for many Canadian businesses. These markets provide a significant opportunity for growth, and we know that consumer demand for Canada's world-class agricultural products continues to grow. Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of j

November 27th, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Malvern Town Centre  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to wish Malvern Town Centre a very happy 30th birthday. Built on former farmland, the mall has been the hub of the Malvern community for three decades. Today, the mall is truly cosmopolitan, frequented by Malvern's diverse communities wh

October 27th, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Mid-Autumn Festival  Mr. Speaker, tomorrow Canadians of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese descent will give thanks in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Also known as the Moon Festival, this is a time for family and friends to celebrate the harvest and be thankful for the past year of su

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Situation in Myanmar  Madam Speaker, I thank the member for Toronto—Danforth for her continued advocacy on this issue and her participation in tonight's debate. I want to reiterate the importance of Canada's role. Canada is known as a compassionate and caring community, one that stands up for human

September 26th, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Situation in Myanmar  Madam Speaker, it is absolutely essential that the appropriate humanitarian assistance be provided to people on the ground. There are so many vulnerable populations at stake—children, pregnant women, and those who have suffered sexual and gender-based violence—that we need to be

September 26th, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Situation in Myanmar  Madam Speaker, I thank the member for bringing this debate to the House. I know that throughout the events that have transpired over the past four weeks, our government has taken very quick action in its statements condemning the ongoing violence and in expressions of concern dir

September 26th, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Situation in Myanmar  Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Nepean. Yesterday marks one month since recent acts of inhumane and barbaric violence erupted in Myanmar against the Rohingya Muslims, killing thousands of people and sending an estimated 480,000 civilians fleeing fr

September 26th, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Julia Chan  Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to rise today to pay tribute to an outstanding Canadian. Julia Chan cared for her husband, Frank, following his unexpected heart transplant. For 26 years she worked day in and day out to help alleviate his pain and suffering. Following Frank's passin

June 20th, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Gender Equality Week Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity today to speak in support of Bill C-309, which would designate the fourth week in September as gender equality week. Equity, social justice, and compassion for all individuals are core values shared by all Canadians. At every lev

May 16th, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I want to be clear. Our government's plan is to strictly regulate and ensure that marijuana is kept out of the hands of children. We plan to do that by having a market that is open. As the member opposite said, this is about keeping the money out of the hands of crim

May 4th, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, the member is correct. Veterans were betrayed by the previous government. However, they will not be betrayed by this government. We plan to ensure that our veterans receive the support and the resources they need and deserve. This budget takes further action than wha

May 4th, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, as I mentioned, we are making significant investments in infrastructure, into areas like public transit and affordable housing. Not only that, we are putting money into the pockets of Canadians right now through our Canada child benefit, which is lifting hundreds of

May 4th, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise today to speak to the 2017 budget. I want to first extend my best wishes to all those celebrating Asian Heritage Month. Every year the month of May is a special time to acknowledge the long and rich history of Canadians of Asian descent a

May 4th, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal