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Public Complaints and Review Commission Act  Madam Speaker, this bill, this proposition of having an oversight body, is really about equality of opportunity. It is about righting wrongs, regardless of what those wrongs are. It is about using our Charter of Rights and Freedoms as a baseline to ensure Canadians are protected

November 22nd, 2022House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Public Complaints and Review Commission Act  Madam Speaker, our frontline service members, the ones who really get out there and provide those services at the front end, are doing our country a wonderful service. They are to be commended for their wonderful efforts. What this bill is trying to implement is a way to ensure

November 22nd, 2022House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Public Complaints and Review Commission Act  Madam Speaker, this chamber, this place, is for debate. It is for expressing the opinions of my constituents, and for each and every one of our constituents. I know for a fact that my constituents want this bill to go forward. I know for a fact that each and every member across t

November 22nd, 2022House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Public Complaints and Review Commission Act  Madam Speaker, before I begin, I just want to let members know I will be sharing my time with the member for Milton. I am rising today to speak to Bill C-20. It is a bill that would establish “an independent body, called the Public Complaints and Review Commission”, which would

November 22nd, 2022House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Mississauga—Erin Mills  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to be back in the House after a productive summer in my riding of Mississauga—Erin Mills. In between attending over 160 community meetings and events, visiting local businesses and bringing ministers to Erin Mills to hear directly from residents about l

September 22nd, 2022House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Mathieu Da Costa  Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of grade 8 students at Thomas Street Middle School in Mississauga-Erin Mills to highlight an important figure in our history, Mathieu Da Costa. Mathieu da Costa is said to have been the first recorded person of African descent to set foot on

June 22nd, 2022House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Main Estimates, 2022-23  Mr. Speaker, I absolutely, wholeheartedly agree with the example provided by the minister. That nation-to-nation connection of supporting communities and uplifting them, I think, is the only way that we can really achieve proper truth and reconciliation, really building those par

June 7th, 2022House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Main Estimates, 2022-23  Mr. Speaker, as I said, it is really important for us to listen to indigenous communities with respect to the kinds of services they need. The secretariat will endeavour to find out the best ways to support victims who are indigenous. I know we have a lot of work to do to decreas

June 7th, 2022House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Main Estimates, 2022-23  Mr. Speaker, I am on the record saying that housing is a human right. It is a basic right that all Canadians, including indigenous communities, deserve. We are prioritizing housing and ensuring that we are building and providing that culturally sensitive support to communities li

June 7th, 2022House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Main Estimates, 2022-23  Madam Speaker, before I begin, I will let you know that I am sharing my time with the member for Vancouver Granville. I am pleased to stand today to speak to the work by Justice Canada to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. It is a k

June 7th, 2022House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Shirley Haslam  Mr. Speaker, with a heavy heart I rise today to recognize a remarkable member of the Erin Mills community who passed away on May 30. Shirley Haslam was a constituent, a strong member of the Mississauga Erin Mills Women's Council and she was a dear friend. Shirley was a teacher

June 2nd, 2022House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I am standing here with a lot of mixed emotions. The member for Mississauga—Lakeshore is a very close personal friend. I met him in 2015. I really value the class, grace and intelligence that he has brought to the House and to each and every one of us, and the advice

May 19th, 2022House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Shireen Abu Akleh  Mr. Speaker, Shireen Abu Akleh spent her career as a journalist shedding light on the plight of the Palestinian people. She was fearless, inspiring and, at her core, a compassionate woman who dedicated herself to bringing a voice to the voiceless. On May 12, she was shot and kill

May 18th, 2022House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1  Madam Speaker, while I appreciate the question from the member opposite, I think it is ill-informed. We did spend the past two years making sure that Canadians had roofs over their heads, had food on their tables and were able to safely isolate themselves if they had COVID. Bill

May 9th, 2022House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1  Madam Speaker, absolutely, I am proud that it was this government that enhanced the CPP so that future seniors will have more pension to live on. I am proud of this government for increasing old age security. I am proud of this government for investing in affordable housing and

May 9th, 2022House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal