Refine by MP, party, committee, province, or result type.

Results 1-15 of 612
Sort by relevance | Sorted by date: newest first / oldest first

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, earlier this year, the Prime Minister, along with a number of ministers of the crown, travelled to Iqaluit to launch the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee, with the leadership from Inuit Nunangat. The committee's intent is to advance the shared priorities of Inuit a

October 6th, 2017House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member has a legitimate question. Yes, the Carter commission took seven years. The issue at the moment, as I see it, is that the more we extend the consultation, the more confusion will come up, because everyone is giving his or her spin on it. Let us not gi

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member's question shows that there is a lot of confusion. I have had lots of conversations with managing partners. I am an FCPA, and I belong to some accounting firms, the partners of which came to me. This is a proposal. This will go through the legislati

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the tax system has not changed in 45 years. It is high time we changed it. It is high time we recognized the different ways people utilize private Canadian corporations. At the moment, there are 1.8 million of them, and the number is rising. Why is it rising? Is it f

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in this chamber to speak to the recently concluded consultations of our government on the proposal on tax planning used by private corporations. The Liberals' plan is to make our tax system fair. It has been part of our commitment. We are also t

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, we are all here to solve a problem. We all know that small and medium-sized enterprises create jobs. However, the member has suggested that the proposal will affect contractors, plumbers, and small and medium-sized enterprises. I have the proposed changes in front

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Situation in Myanmar  Madam Speaker, I know the member for Scarborough Centre has been seized with this issue. She has had a lot of community consultation and has done a very good job in meeting with communities to ensure that their voices are heard. I understand that she has some short-term and long-

September 26th, 2017House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Situation in Myanmar  Madam Speaker, it is interesting that the member brings in the juxtaposition between Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi. In an article, Don Marmur, said that it was possible that the euphoria that we got from Nelson Mandela we transmitted onto Aung San Suu Kyi and thought she wa

September 26th, 2017House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Situation in Myanmar  Madam Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for her passion. I was wondering whether any thought has been given to the surrounding countries, especially countries like India. We are far away from the situation, but countries like India that are there on the ground, that are democrac

September 26th, 2017House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Situation in Myanmar  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague from York Centre for his very passionate presentation and showing us the brutality of regime against the Rohingya Muslims. We have been talking to a lot of communities and these concerned communities have said that the words “ethnic cleansing”

September 26th, 2017House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Islamic History Month  Mr. Speaker, in 2007, this House unanimously adopted a motion presented by the late Honourable Mauril Bélanger to declare October as Islamic History Month. Islamic History Month recognizes the important contributions of Muslims to Canadian society, their cultural diversity, and t

September 20th, 2017House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, that is a valid question. We are talking about legalization versus decriminalization. Under decriminalization, the current law makes it a criminal offence. If we keep the current law, then we have no basis for conversation. With legalization, we would make strict

June 7th, 2017House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, at any school, children are smoking cannabis more than they are smoking cigarettes, so it is important that the product is a safe product. We cannot be ostriches and hide our heads in the sand, and say the problem does not exist. What we have done with this bill is

June 7th, 2017House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to rise in the House today to support Bill C-45, the cannabis act. This bill represents not only a fulfillment of a large campaign promise to Canadians but a meaningful step forward in protecting our youth and ensuring a safer Canada. I

June 7th, 2017House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague. He being an ex-chief of police, I am so glad that he has pointed out that section of the bill. I think that would be very useful to prevent this misunderstanding that police are just targeting any person illegally. I understand that six di

May 31st, 2017House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal