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Allegations Against Government of India  Madam Chair, many families, including my own, have very similar stories to this. I was 14 years old at that time, and I remember trying to serve my country in the military and constantly being attacked and being accused of being a terrorist. Fortunately for me, I had ability as a police officer and status as a member of the military.

September 19th, 2023House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Allegations Against Government of India  Madam Chair, I will be sharing my time with the member for Windsor—Tecumseh. Canada offers a promise to live in a democracy where fundamental rights are safeguarded and guaranteed. That is why Canada is home to so many Canadians who have come from every corner of our planet, with many proudly represented in this House.

September 19th, 2023House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Allegations Against Government of India  Madam Chair, Canadians have been coming here to Canada, to these lands, for a better life and better protection, whether it was 300 years ago, as I said, or even 30 years ago. When we come together, we learn from one another. Multiculturalism is thriving. We celebrate our diversity; however, we also celebrate where we came from.

September 19th, 2023House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Allegations Against Government of India  moved: That this committee take note of the allegations of a potential link between agents of the Government of India and the killing of a Canadian citizen.

September 19th, 2023House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Emergency Preparedness  Mr. Speaker, I want to take the opportunity to pass on my sincere condolences to families who lost loved ones during the flash floods in July. Every second counts in an emergency and Canadians need to be informed as quickly as possible when there is a threat to their safety. A public alerting system is an absolute priority for our government.

September 18th, 2023House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Emergency Preparedness  Mr. Speaker, I agree with my colleague that climate change is having a devastating impact across the country, and especially in British Columbia. The member opposite and I toured Osoyoos together and saw the impacts directly, where a wildfire was close to a neighbourhood. It was just one metre away.

September 18th, 2023House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Emergency Preparedness  Mr. Speaker, I look forward to working with my colleague on this. I look forward to meeting with her and listening to her ideas. Every time we have had an emergency and disaster across this country, year after year our folks have continually learned and applied those lessons regularly.

September 18th, 2023House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2023, No. 1  Madam Speaker, I move: That this House do now adjourn.

June 7th, 2023House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2023, No. 1  moved that Bill C-47, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 28, 2023, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

April 21st, 2023House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, our hearts go out to all of the people and families who are affected by this horrible earthquake that has taken place in Turkey and in Syria. I have been in touch with many Canadian NGOs that are either working in Syria or trying to get support into Syria. Our government has already pledged a matching fund of an additional $10 million.

February 17th, 2023House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for his advocacy and hard work on this very important issue. All children and youth have the right to quality education and the chance for a better future. That is why our government is pledging $87.5 million over four years to “Education Cannot Wait”, the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises.

February 17th, 2023House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Disaster Assistance  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the Humanitarian Coalition, a group of Canadian NGOs that do this amazing work. Yes, we have announced a matching fund of $10 million. This is in addition to the $10 million we have already committed. Our needs assessment is currently ongoing and all options are on the table, including additional matching funds.

February 9th, 2023House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for his important work in development. This is a great opportunity for me to highlight International Development Week and our feminist international assistance policy. Through our feminist international assistance policy, we fund programs that address food security while giving women and girls equal access to education and resources.

February 9th, 2023House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Disaster Assistance  Mr. Speaker, our government stands ready to support those affected by these devastating earthquakes. This is why today I authorized an initial emergency humanitarian response of $10 million to support the people of Turkey and Syria. This is in addition to the $50 million in funding that we provided for disaster response in Syria, and our international partners on the ground have already initiated emergency response activities.

February 7th, 2023House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Disaster Assistance  Mr. Speaker, our hearts go out to all those affected by the devastating earthquake. Our initial response of $10 million is a start. We are conducing a needs assessment to look at more. Yes, we are looking at a matching fund as well. I was just speaking with the head of UN OCHA regarding our response and we are looking at all avenues of support.

February 7th, 2023House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal