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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, 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

Aga Khan Diamond Jubilee  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate His Highness the Aga Khan on his diamond jubilee, marking 60 years of tireless leadership of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community globally. On May 1, I had the pleasure of welcoming him to Ottawa as he celebrated his diamond jubilee. His H

May 7th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Organizations in Don Valley East  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to highlight and congratulate two exceptional organizations in my riding of Don Valley East. The first is the Songwriters Association of Canada, an organization that helps protect the intellectual property rights of music creators in Canada. I was pleas

March 26th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Postal Banking System  Madam Speaker, the motion before the House calls for the creation of a special committee to conduct hearings and propose a plan for a postal banking system. On January 24, 2018, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement announced our government's new service-first vision f

March 26th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, the bottom line is that as an accountant I know that when we have to spend money we spend it in tranches. We do not spend lump sums because it is not possible to spend anything lump sum. We have to be good economic managers to know exactly where. Therefore, we have i

March 19th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member has a very solid analysis of what a debt-to-GDP ratio should be. As an accountant, I believe this is an important aspect to show that we are on the right track. For example, in 1993 when the Liberal government took over, the IMF called the then-Conser

March 19th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member's good question allows me an opportunity to read something to him, because he said that jobs are required and that he believes a government that came in two years ago is responsible for some of the policies of the previous government. Here is a quote

March 19th, 2018House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal