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Government Business No. 26—Amendments to the Standing Orders  Mr. Speaker, that is a very strange question. It reminds me of the time, a couple of years ago, when the Liberal government was trying to present our budget bill. Members of that party started to bang on their desks, in a very loud way, and then marched right out the door after m

June 12th, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Government Business No. 26—Amendments to the Standing Orders  Mr. Speaker, quite frankly, if we are not working with the times, then we are stagnant. I really think that change for the sake of change is not always positive, but change to make sure that our constituents, Canadians, are well represented is the best way we could work together

June 12th, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day  Mr. Speaker, we stand on the shoulders of giants as we inch towards progress. I stand today to recognize these giants, our seniors, who deserve to live with respect and dignity. Today, on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, it is crucial to raise awareness about the well-being of ou

June 15th, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Shireen Abu Akleh Emerging Reporter Award in Social Justice Journalism  Mr. Speaker, tomorrow evening Carleton University's journalism program will launch a new scholarship in honour of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Carleton is the first university outside of the Middle East to recognize her in this way by creating the Shireen Abu Akleh

September 21st, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Rideau Hall Cricket Match  Mr. Speaker, last Wednesday we hosted an epic match of cricket at the Rideau Hall cricket grounds between the Commonwealth diplomatic corps and Canadian parliamentarians. It was a thrilling showdown between high commissions and Canadian members of Parliament. Canada won. This ma

September 26th, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Enhancing Transparency and Accountability in the Transportation System Act  Madam Speaker, I want to begin by acknowledging that I am speaking today from the traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe people. I am happy to speak today to Bill C-52, which aims to enhance transparency and accountability in Canada's transportation system. One essent

October 27th, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, everyone must contribute their fair share to financing public services. Contrary to the Conservative leader, who demonizes the income tax and wants the rich to pay less, we are trying to redouble our efforts so that they pay and do not use loopholes to avoid this res

November 2nd, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, for the last 30 days, I have been listening to and consoling residents in Mississauga—Erin Mills and across Canada for the deaths of thousands of innocent Palestinians and Israelis. I really join them in their pain, their grief and their calls to action in the chambe

November 6th, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Taxpayers' Ombudsperson  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the 2022-23 annual report of the Office of the Taxpayers' Ombudsperson, entitled “Upholding Your Rights”.

November 28th, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Gender-Based Violence  Mr. Speaker, everyone has the right to feel safe in their communities. Today, I rise to bring awareness to the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. I know families in my riding that depend on transitional housing and that have endured the cycle of violence. I also

December 4th, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Holiday Greetings  Mr. Speaker, as we look to the new year, I rise in the House today to wish all the residents of my community of Mississauga—Erin Mills and all Canadians a very happy holiday season. This is a time to reflect upon and reinforce Canadian values of hope, generosity and unity for e

December 13th, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Freedom of Religion  Mr. Speaker, seven years ago today, peaceful Muslim worshippers were gunned down in Quebec. Three years ago, when the Afzaal family were brutally murdered because of their faith, every single political party leader in the House stood on the steps of the London mosque, recognized

January 29th, 2024House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I am rising today to add my voice to the second reading debate on Bill C-332, an act to amend the Criminal Code on controlling or coercive conduct. This bill seeks to strengthen Canada's legislative framework and address intimate partner violence by proposing refor

February 7th, 2024House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, one's car is not just a way of getting around. For many in my riding, it is a part of their livelihoods and a main source of income. In 2022, nearly 6,000 vehicles were stolen around Mississauga, and auto theft rates rose by 48.3% in Ontario alone. I have been worki

February 8th, 2024House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program  Madam Speaker, I encourage all members in this House to get with the program. That is, the community volunteer income tax program, a collaboration between local community organizations and the Canada Revenue Agency to deliver free tax clinics for Canadians. This collaboration be

February 16th, 2024House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal