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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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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