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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

Government Performance  Mr. Speaker, a warm welcome back to you and all my colleagues in the House. Over the summer, I knocked on many doors, held many coffee meets and greets, and attended many community events in my riding of Don Valley East. These interactions enabled me to gauge the real progress

September 18th, 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, two reports from the Canadian delegation of the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. The first is respecting the meeting of the Expert C

June 18th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Prime Minister's Awards  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate two educators from my riding of Don Valley East on receiving the 2018 Prime Minister's Award. This award recognizes exceptional teaching practices and a commitment to inspiring students. The first recipient is Hafiz Printer, who teaches

June 6th, 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, three reports from the Canadian delegation of the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. The first is respecting the bilateral visit to

May 24th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, having been here longer than the hon. member, I would like to remind him that the Fair Elections Act, or the unfair elections act, was done when I was in Parliament, and I left Parliament in 2011. Yes, there were lots of robocalls and misconstruction, but in the la

May 11th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, the 130 recommendations to improve democracy that were suggested by the Chief Electoral Officer have already been implemented into the bill, and therefore it should be sent to committee for further study.

May 11th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, the committee studied the electoral reform process, and there was no general consensus. We have to understand that if we want to get Canadians to participate, their voice has to be heard. We heard it through the electoral reform process. However, in terms of meanin

May 11th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I know my colleague is an expert in the digital world. I want to ask him about the various implementations or changes that have been made to ensure there is no foreign interference. One of them is bots. Would he comment on this?

May 11th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to Bill C-76, an act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other acts. The bill addresses the challenges the Conservatives created through the Fair Elections Act. What were the actual challenges? They disenfranchised voters, and they denied the

May 11th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

McHappy Day  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate McDonald's Canada on its 25th celebration of McHappy Day. Headquartered in my riding of Don Valley East, McDonald's Canada has been committed to giving back to the community in which it operates. Each year more than 1,400 McDonald's res

May 11th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal