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Coldest Night of the Year  Mr. Speaker, this past weekend I joined thousands of people across Canada taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year, a family-friendly walk organized to raise funds supporting those experiencing homelessness and fleeing violence and abuse, families experiencing hunger, and the

February 28th, 2024House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Persons with Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, I am quite pleased to answer the question from my hon. colleague, the member of Parliament for Port Moody—Coquitlam, regarding the Canada caregiver credit. From the outset, I should clarify that the Canada Revenue Agency's responsibility is to administer a tax polic

March 21st, 2024House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Persons with Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for her advocacy on this very important issue. The CRA administers a long list of benefits and credits intended for Canadians on behalf of the Government of Canada. Among these are not only the Canada caregiver credit, but also the Canada child be

March 21st, 2024House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, I have to say that we can use all the buzzwords that we want in the world, “spike the hike” or “axe the tax” or whatever fancy words that we can come up with, but that does not lead to common sense. In fact, I am really thinking about former prime minister Brian Mulr

March 21st, 2024House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, I offer my sincerest condolences to the member opposite for his loss, and I offer supports to the family of Jesse as they deal with this very difficult time. It is in moments like these that we really need to understand why austerity and cuts just do not do it. We n

March 21st, 2024House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Canada Summer Jobs Program  Madam Speaker, Canada summer jobs is back, and we are ready to help young people gain the skills and work experience they need to succeed. Last year, through the Canada summer jobs program, our Liberal government invested over $285 million in organizations across the country, w

March 22nd, 2024House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, today, Canadians who filed their taxes electronically on March 15 or before will receive the new Canada carbon rebate amounts. In the provinces where it applies, the Canada carbon rebate will put even more money back into the pockets of most Canadians than they pay i

April 15th, 2024House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Persons with Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his brilliant advocacy and for his question on behalf of persons with disabilities. The member knows, as does everyone in this place, that protecting and helping the most vulnerable in our society is a fundamental Canadian principle, and it is

April 17th, 2024House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Persons with Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, I really appreciate the member's advocacy. I have a nephew who has severe disabilities. Right now, in his first five years of life, is when he needs the most support to be able to grow and live a functioning life. I completely understand the need to ensure that the d

April 17th, 2024House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

National Volunteer Week  Madam Speaker, as this week has been National Volunteer Week, I would like to take a moment today to speak about the importance of volunteer work. Each year, the Canada Revenue Agency congratulates and thanks volunteers from across the country, particularly because thousands of

April 19th, 2024House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, secularism does not mean exclusion, and that is why we really need to make sure that we protect Canadians with products that already exist within our financial institutions, in private companies. That is why the government has now announced that it will consult wit

April 19th, 2024House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I have been a member of Parliament for almost nine years now, and the number one thing I try to do is listen to what my constituents want in terms of how we operate here in this House and the resources that we are able to provide to them to make sure they are able

April 29th, 2024House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I would really appreciate it if the members opposite would work with a team Canada approach to do a lot of the things we all want to do. It is the Conservatives who are actually dragging their feet on this. We are trying to ensure that Canada has food security, whe

April 29th, 2024House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his question. I am practising my French a bit. I will continue to practise. However, the thing is that we have to work with private companies and to make sure that these partnerships exist. We have to make sure that we are b

April 29th, 2024House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, as members know, politicians rarely have very brief answers, but on this issue, I take the criticism. I understand and appreciate how important it is for us to support the disability community. As I said in my speech, this is a foundation for us to really build upo

April 29th, 2024House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal