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Aga Khan  Mr. Speaker, December 13 marks the 81st birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan. Since 1957, the Aga Khan has been deeply engaged in enhancing the quality of life of the most vulnerable populations, while emphasizing the need to promote the rights of women and girls, res

December 13th, 2017House 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 Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, the CPA, respecting its participation at the Executive

November 29th, 2017House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Attack in Egypt  Madam Speaker, today Canadians woke up to truly horrifying news from Egypt. A bomb and gun attack on a mosque in northern Sinai has left at least 180 people dead and dozens more injured. This callous and appalling attack took place just as prayers at the mosque were ending. All

November 24th, 2017House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

Global Pluralism Award  Mr. Speaker, on November 15, three dynamic individuals from three different continents were the recipients of the first Global Pluralism Award. As well, there were honorary recipients from seven additional countries. The award recognizes these exemplary world leaders who have r

November 21st, 2017House debate

Yasmin RatansiLiberal

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