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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

Royal Canadian Legion  Mr. Speaker, last month, the Scarborough Centennial Branch 614 of the Royal Canadian Legion celebrated its 50th anniversary. Named in honour of the Canadian Centennial, the branch began with 51 prospective members in 1967 and has since grown to 386 members who are part of Canada'

March 7th, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Rouge National Urban Park Act  Madam Speaker, I commend my friend and colleague, the member for Scarborough—Guildwood, for his advocacy. This park, once established, will be within one hour's travel time for seven million Canadians. Can the member please describe how this will be a huge benefit for youth and

February 21st, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Taibu Community Health Centre  Mr. Speaker, February is Black History Month, a time for us to recognize the remarkable contributions of Canadians of African descent. In my riding of Scarborough North, the Taibu Community Health Centre opened its doors in 2008 as a joint effort between the Black Health Allian

February 2nd, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Toronto ALPHA  Mr. Speaker, 79 years ago tomorrow one of the darkest moments in human history began. Over a six-week period, innocent civilians were raped and killed in China's then capital city of Nanking, during the second Sino-Japanese war. Women and young girls were raped by gangs of soldie

December 12th, 2016House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. friend and colleague for his incredible work on this file and for continuing to advocate for his community. In fact, it is such a wonderful thing when we invest in infrastructure to build public transit, to build affordable housing, to make sure that

December 5th, 2016House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, indeed, we have raised taxes on the wealthiest 1% so that we can cut them for the middle class. Specifically, for seniors, we are working hard to make sure that we provide the support that is needed. For low-income single seniors, we are increasing their GIS top-up

December 5th, 2016House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Indeed, Mr. Speaker, when I speak with families in my riding of Scarborough North, they are happy because the new Canada child benefit is a better benefit. It gives more money to families. It gives families who need it the most the greatest benefit. This program will lift 300,0

December 5th, 2016House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, it has been exactly one year and a day since the Governor General of Canada delivered the Speech from the Throne, opening the 42nd Parliament, and setting in motion our government's plan to make real change happen throughout this country. When I look back over the pa

December 5th, 2016House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, in October I had the pleasure of engaging with constituents in my riding of Scarborough North on the topic of electoral reform, building on the work of MPs who led town halls, the cross-country tour of the minister and her parliamentary secretary, and the work of the

December 5th, 2016House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal