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Justice  Mr. Speaker, in February, our government tabled Bill C-7 to comply with a Quebec Superior Court ruling, which ordered changes to Canada's medical assistance in dying law. However, due to the pandemic, our government was granted an extension until December 2020 to comply with this

October 1st, 2020House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to speak to the Speech from the Throne and how it will impact the realities of Canadian lives today and in the future. A few weeks ago, I had a really heart-wrenching conversation with a constituent who outlined her struggles. She is a single mom, a p

October 5th, 2020House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, on the contrary, I am very proud of the work our government has done to support Canadians during this pandemic. The member's remarks have shown quite clearly how out of touch he is with the reality Canadians have experienced. The wage subsidy saved tens of thousands

October 5th, 2020House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I offer my sincerest condolences to the member for the loss of her sister. COVID-19 has impacted tens of thousands of lives across the country. She is absolutely right: Seniors do matter. We are making sure that we prioritize the work to make sure that seniors are pl

October 5th, 2020House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I was talking to the chief of police in Peel region. Chief Duraiappah outlined for me how much there has been an increase in domestic violence and gender-based violence within the home over this pandemic. It has really exposed vulnerabilities within our communities a

October 5th, 2020House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, this year has been hard for many of my constituents who have been separated from their loved ones due to this pandemic and border closures. Can the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship please update the House on how our government plans to reunite them w

October 6th, 2020House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, online hate is an ever-increasing and pervasive threat that has dangerous implications. We have seen racism simmer and rise. We have seen members of this House face the consequences. We have lost too many lives to despicable acts of violence in Canada and globally. W

October 21st, 2020House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Committees of the House  Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the first report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights in relation to Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code. The committee has studied the bill and has decided to r

October 30th, 2020House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the second report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights about the main estimates, 2020-21, and its third report about the supplementary estimates (B), 2020-21. Our committee has considered the

November 5th, 2020House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

COVID-19 Emergency Response  Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the small businesses in Mississauga—Erin Mills, I would like to thank this government for the incredible support provided during this pandemic. The Canada emergency business account has provided loans to organizations like the Gems Learning Institute,

November 25th, 2020House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights in relation to Bill C-7, an act to amend the Criminal Code regarding medical assistance in dying. The committee has studied the bill and

November 25th, 2020House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, 31 years ago, 14 promising young women lost their lives in a heinous act of violence, misogyny and hatred. What motivated the killer was that these women had the audacity to pursue higher education. We must remember the tragedy of December 6, 1989, not only to contin

December 4th, 2020House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Committees of the House  Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights in relation to Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy). The committee has studied the bill and has decided to

December 11th, 2020House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, more than two years have passed since Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were arbitrarily detained in China. The former minister of foreign affairs was right when he said, on the second anniversary of their detention, that these are two years that have been stolen fro

January 26th, 2021House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Mental Health  Mr. Speaker, speaking of bad heckling, the stats on mental health in Canada were concerning even before COVID-19. During these past 10 months, we have seen an alarming increase in the number of Canadians struggling with mental health, as well as an increase in substance abuse, ov

February 1st, 2021House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal