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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

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