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Budget Implementation Act, 2023, No. 1  Madam Speaker, I think the only thing that is shameful is that we do not highlight the good work the government does, regardless of which government it is. Over the past seven years, not only have we increased Canada student grants and increased our investment in the Canada summ

May 1st, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2023, No. 1  Madam Speaker, it is my pleasure to take part in this debate on Bill C-47, an act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 28, 2023. Over the past number of years, I have heard from my constituents about how difficult life is getting to sustain

May 1st, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Artemis II  Mr. Speaker, today, Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen and the crew of Artemis II join us in Ottawa. This is the historic first crewed mission to the moon in half a century. On April 3, I joined the awesome Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry at NASA, where I witnessed th

April 25th, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition on behalf of constituents and stakeholders in my community of Mississauga—Erin Mills and citizens across Canada. Petition e-3899 considers the ongoing humanitarian and refugee crisis in Yemen and has garnered over 1,000 signatures.

March 29th, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Ramadan  Mr. Speaker, this evening Muslims in my community of Mississauga—Erin Mills and across Canada will mark the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. Many of our friends, family members and neighbours will gather at their local mosques to pray, hold Iftars, break their fast and emp

March 22nd, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, over a year ago, this government tabled Bill C-11, the online streaming act. Still, there is so much disinformation about how this legislation helps artists in my riding of Mississauga—Erin Mills and across Canada, while also protecting the freedom of expression for

March 21st, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

International Women’s Day  Mr. Speaker, every woman counts. On this International Women’s Day, I would like to have the women in my life be counted. I stand where I am today because of women role models and male allies: my Erin Mills Women’s Council's strong leadership toward the empowerment of women and t

March 8th, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Canadian Foodgrains Bank  Mr. Speaker, this week, we welcome the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to Parliament Hill as it celebrates its 40-year anniversary. In a world challenged with inequality, it has played a pivotal role toward ending global food insecurity. This includes funding 106 projects in 34 countr

March 7th, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Zahid Malik  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize an important stakeholder in my community who lost the battle against cancer. Zahid Malik was a young, dynamic and humble community worker who really represented the best qualities of our community and the people who strive to strengthen it

March 6th, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Black History Month  Mr. Speaker, in December 1995, the hon. Dr. Jean Augustine presented a motion in the House of Commons that officially recognized February as Black History Month in Canada. Today I would like to highlight just a few of the many Black Canadians who have positively shaped Canada a

February 16th, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Women and Girls in Science  Mr. Speaker, February 11 marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It is a time to recognize the critical place for women and girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It is a time to recognize that when women succeed, including in STEM, we all s

February 8th, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I had a conversation with our chief of police and many other chiefs of police across the country with respect to how we are protecting our borders. I know that our government has made hundreds of millions of dollars of investments to ensure we have more restriction

February 2nd, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I think my hon. colleague's question is an important one, and it goes back to what I was saying: We really need to put the harm reduction principle at the centre of bail reform and how we administer justice in our country as it is. I agree with him. I think tackli

February 2nd, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the whole point of this is that there is no flip of a switch. No one piece of legislation is going to fix the issue of bail reform in our country. As I was trying to say, this is a multi-faceted problem. We need to engage the provincial, territorial and regional go

February 2nd, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak to the motion brought by the hon. member of Parliament for Fundy Royal. I would like to split my time with the member for Kingston and the Islands. First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge the tragic and disturb

February 2nd, 2023House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal