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TAMIL HERITAGE MONTH  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank all my colleagues from all the parties for their statements this afternoon. It is definitely a sign of strength for the Tamil community that we can cross party lines and come together on such an important and symbolic issue that affects all Ta

September 29th, 2016House debate

Gary AnandasangareeLiberal

Income Tax Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my friend for outlining our government's priorities on how this bill will help the middle class. During the summer, I met a lot of people in the constituency who received the Canada child benefit, tax free, for the first time. The difference it is ma

September 19th, 2016House debate

Gary AnandasangareeLiberal

Human Rights  Madam Speaker, I am truly humbled and pleased to recognize my friend, teacher, mentor and one of Canada's sharpest legal minds, Barbara Jackman. In recognition of her important contributions to the law and human rights, Ms. Jackman will receive an honorary doctorate degree from t

June 17th, 2016House debate

Gary AnandasangareeLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, the Rouge National Urban Park is a result of hard work by many in my constituency. I want to thank them for their commitment to making this vision a reality. They worked for the past forty years with different levels of government and overcame many obstacles. Our gov

June 9th, 2016House debate

Gary AnandasangareeLiberal

Sri Lanka  Mr. Speaker, two weeks ago, torrential downpours and landslides in Sri Lanka created a humanitarian crisis across the island. Over 600,000 people have been displaced from their homes, and nearly 250,000 people are stuck in emergency evacuation centres. The crisis is ongoing and i

May 30th, 2016House debate

Gary AnandasangareeLiberal

Tamil Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, there are a number of people who have inspired the motion. It started with many community members who have worked very hard for a long period of time, many of the municipalities and school boards that have done enormous work over the last decade or so. I found a lot

May 20th, 2016House debate

Gary AnandasangareeLiberal

Tamil Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, I see the Tamil community as a work in progress. What we have seen in the last 30 to 40 years is enormous strength, perseverance, and hard work, which has led to the great foundation in which we stand today. If we look at our country in 2009, there were 30,000 Tamil

May 20th, 2016House debate

Gary AnandasangareeLiberal

Tamil Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my friend for seconding this motion. Certainly, we share a lot of restaurants. The first thing I would recommend is to make sure the restaurant is properly ventilated, that there is sufficient air conditioning on a very warm day, and that there

May 20th, 2016House debate

Gary AnandasangareeLiberal

Tamil Heritage Month  moved: Motion No. 24 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the contributions that Tamil-Canadians have made to Canadian society, the richness of the Tamil language and culture, and the importance of educating and reflecting upon Tamil heritage fo

May 20th, 2016House debate

Gary AnandasangareeLiberal

Sri Lanka  Mr. Speaker, 7 years ago today, the 26-year war in Sri Lanka ended with over 100,000 innocent lives lost, and 300,000 people internally displaced. There are grave allegations of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide against the Tamil people. These victims demand just

May 18th, 2016House debate

Gary AnandasangareeLiberal

Sports  Mr. Speaker, several weeks ago, the Minister of Veterans Affairs and I met with our wounded soldiers in my riding of Scarborough—Rouge Park as they were training for this year's Invictus Games. As members may be aware, the Scarborough Pan Am centre will co-host the 2017 Invictus

May 11th, 2016House debate

Gary AnandasangareeLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, we know that education is at the centre of any type of renewal with our indigenous population. It is a very important tool and the ultimate equalizer in our society. From our experience around the world, we know the value of education and what it allows people to bec

April 14th, 2016House debate

Gary AnandasangareeLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, my friend and I share very similar values and very similar demographics in terms of whom we represent. There are a number of very important initiatives for young people. I believe the number one incentive for young people to go to university is what they will get ou

April 14th, 2016House debate

Gary AnandasangareeLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I believe we are now six months into a four-year government. This is the first budget we have introduced. There are a number of commitments our government made during the election, and I am confident that we will fulfill those commitments over the coming years. With

April 14th, 2016House debate

Gary AnandasangareeLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I am sharing my time with the member for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak this morning in support of our government's budget. I want to start by congratulating our finance minister and our Prime Minister for delivering not only on ou

April 14th, 2016House debate

Gary AnandasangareeLiberal