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Eid Milad-un-Nabi  Mr. Speaker, on December 1, Muslims across Canada will celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi, commemorating the birth, life, and the message of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, by sharing happiness, harmony and love with fellow neighbours. The Islamic Association of Western Canad

November 30th, 2017House debate

Sukh DhaliwalLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, Surrey—Newton has many small and medium-sized businesses that trade with India every day. BI Pure Water, a Surrey-based business that focuses on clean tech, was part of the trade mission led by the Minister of International Trade to India earlier this month. Busine

November 28th, 2017House debate

Sukh DhaliwalLiberal

Outstanding Community Organizations  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the outstanding work of two great community organizations. The Central Association of Punjabi Writers of North America celebrated its 30th anniversary. It members gather once a month to release their books and share their literary creation

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Sukh DhaliwalLiberal

Sikh Heritage Month  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-376, An Act to designate the month of April as Sikh Heritage Month. Mr. Speaker, with the support of the hon. member for Brampton North, it is my great honour and pleasure to rise today in this House and introduce a bill to designate the month

October 19th, 2017House debate

Sukh DhaliwalLiberal

Diwali  Mr. Speaker, Diwali, which is celebrated across the world, brings people together to reflect on the victory of good over evil and the power of knowledge and hope over ignorance and despair. On October 19, in my riding of Surrey—Newton, the festival of lights will be celebrated in

October 18th, 2017House debate

Sukh DhaliwalLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, we are seeing the growth of a strong economy and the creation of jobs across the country. However, there is still more work to do. In my riding of Surrey—Newton, I am pleased that our government is supporting organizations, such as DIVERSEcity Community Resources S

October 5th, 2017House debate

Sukh DhaliwalLiberal

Customs Act  Mr. Speaker, I also express my sadness on the passing of our esteemed colleague, Arnold Chan. I was listening carefully to the debate by the hon. member on the other side of the House. The hon. member mentioned that it is our duty to protect the safety of Canadians. I have not h

September 18th, 2017House debate

Sukh DhaliwalLiberal

Our Time  Mr. Speaker, today I rise to celebrate Sullivan Heights Secondary School teacher Marc Pelech, a former winner of the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence. He has produced a powerful Canada 150 project with the Arts Council of Surrey. Entitled, “Our Time”, the project

June 14th, 2017House debate

Sukh DhaliwalLiberal

Komagata Maru  Mr. Speaker, last week Canada once again paid tribute to the victims of the Komagata Maru incident of 1914, a black mark in Canadian history. Last week also marked the one-year anniversary of the Prime Minister's historic apology in this very House for the incident, something I h

May 30th, 2017House debate

Sukh DhaliwalLiberal

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act  Mr. Speaker, my question for the hon. member is on the 45-day consultation process. It is my understanding that this consultation is not mandatory. If this is not mandatory, it is my understanding there will be minimal operational impact in retaining this amendment. What are the

May 15th, 2017House debate

Sukh DhaliwalLiberal

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for raising the issue of a state of emergency. We have responded to every request the provinces have raised with our government in this crisis, and we continue to work with them. In the event that a public welfare emergency u

May 15th, 2017House debate

Sukh DhaliwalLiberal

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act  Madam Speaker, that is exactly what people are looking for from a federal government, because this is not only a crisis in Surrey, Vancouver, or Alberta. This is a growing issue across Canada, and Canadians are looking for federal leadership. The hon. Minister of Health has shown

May 15th, 2017House debate

Sukh DhaliwalLiberal

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act  Madam Speaker, I want to remind the hon. member, and I know the member is very well aware, that the minister was in Vancouver to announce the health accord on the same day she announced $10 million in British Columbia to deal with this health crisis. She will carry on as time goe

May 15th, 2017House debate

Sukh DhaliwalLiberal

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act  Madam Speaker, I have the statistics from Insite. In 2015, Insite had over 263,000 visits by 6,532 individuals. There have been 2,395 overdoses, and none resulted in a death.

May 15th, 2017House debate

Sukh DhaliwalLiberal

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act  Madam Speaker, this is the beauty of this Prime Minister and this government. We want to make decisions that are evidence-based, that are based on consultations, and that are based on non-political affiliations to make sure that we are able to make a difference in the lives of p

May 15th, 2017House debate

Sukh DhaliwalLiberal