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Petitions  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the pleasure of presenting two petitions. The first is calling on the Government of Canada to provide sustainable funding for grassroots organizations through predictable funding, and to increase the international assistance fro

February 20th, 2019House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, stress on housing is a very critical issue. That is why, through our national housing strategy, we have invested a total of $17.2 billion in the rental construction financing initiative and in the affordable housing innovation fund. This is a first step in ensuring

January 31st, 2019House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, what the hon. member has stated is non-factual. Our government has invested more than two times in the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. When we talk about housing affordability, budget 2018 focused on ensuring that people who were living in high-priced real

January 31st, 2019House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, my NDP colleagues question our policies to fight poverty and lament that in their opinion, our government is not addressing Canada's housing crisis, nor is it tackling the issue of poverty adequately. Here are some facts. Since taking office in 2015, our governmen

January 31st, 2019House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Government of Canada  Mr. Speaker, welcome to all my colleagues to this new chamber and best wishes to all for 2019. I rise today to highlight some of the concrete work our government is doing to help Canadians succeed economically. Our government has cut taxes by 7% for nine million Canadians, enabl

January 28th, 2019House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Fall Economic Statement  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to highlight the fall economic statement and the impact it will have on Canadians. Our plan of investing in people is working. Since 2015, Canada's economic growth has hovered around 3%, the highest rate in the G7. Our unemployment rate at 5.8%, is th

November 29th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, in the area of economic growth and the number of things we are doing simultaneously, it is important to note that we cut the income tax for the middle class by 7%. Despite that, we have invested in infrastructure. The Conservatives talk about our deficit, but they

November 26th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, it is a revisionist's history to which my hon. colleague is referring. The bottom line is that one cannot whittle away $13 billion in surplus. In fact, the Harper government did not even recognize there was a financial crisis in 2008. The Conservatives were the worst

November 26th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I would like to remind the hon. member that the Liberal government, under Paul Martin, did introduce universal child care. In fact, in my riding, we had 125,000 child care spaces. Unfortunately, at that time, the NDP voted with the Conservatives and defeated that bud

November 26th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, it gives me pleasure to rise today to speak to the fall economic statement, and to bring some facts to the discussion. The 2018 fall economic statement is proof our government is creating real change for Canadians. Our government's plan to strengthen the middle clas

November 26th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian delegation of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Forum held in L

November 6th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, on October 27, I organized a town hall with my colleague from Don Valley West addressing the government's track record over the past three years. We asked constituents to choose their top three issues from the economy, climate change, poverty alleviation, a youth st

October 31st, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Don Valley East Volunteers  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to two long-term residents of Don Valley East. Don Fernandes was renowned for his community service and for being a champion of social justice. Soon after moving to Canada, he volunteered many hours to help those less fortunate. He was de

October 25th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, during Women's History Month, we celebrate women who make an impact. One way to make a significant impact is to help young women across Canada reach their leadership goals. We all remember last year when this place was filled with young women from coast to coast to c

October 5th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I would like my colleague to give a brief background as to how Bill C-69 would make environmental assessment more transparent? That is where everyone's questions are coming from and everyone worries about these things. Could she give a little highlight on that?

September 24th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal