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Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I am really pleased to participate today in the continuing debate on Bill C-5, an act to amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. A great deal of time has already been spent describing the objectives of the bill, its proposed reforms a

December 15th, 2021House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, before I begin, I would like to take a moment to recognize the passing of bell hooks today. She was a trail-blazing Black feminist author who brought the intersectionality of race, gender and class into the public consciousness, and really helped shape the conversati

December 15th, 2021House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Volunteerism in Mississauga—Erin Mills  Mr. Speaker, the winter holidays are precious moments to we spend with family, faith and community. It is a season of giving, and residents in my riding of Mississauga—Erin Mills are some of the most generous people in all of Canada. They have been raising donations for food, toy

December 15th, 2021House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, over the past 20 months, we saw just how critical investments in health care really are. We have to work together with provinces and territories to ensure that Canadians have access to that health care. In our campaign, we made the commitment that we would continue t

December 2nd, 2021House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I have been on the justice committee for the past six years, and we have done significant work on access to justice. We know that there is institutionalized racism. That is exactly why we introduced Bill C-3: to ensure that judges had that training. It is why we cont

December 2nd, 2021House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I could not agree more with the member opposite on his call to action on connectivity across the country. I had the privilege to travel to Newfoundland and Labrador earlier this year and really got to see first-hand the issues rural communities face with respect to

December 2nd, 2021House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour and a privilege to rise in the House today to speak in response to the Speech from the Throne. Last week our government outlined a comprehensive plan to move our country forward and finish the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last 20 mon

December 2nd, 2021House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Mississauga—Erin Mills  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise in the House as the representative for my riding of Mississauga—Erin Mills in this 44th Parliament. I am so proud of my team of volunteers and my family and friends, who have marched with me from door to door receiving support and feedback from

November 29th, 2021House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

An Act to Provide Further Support in Response to COVID-19  Madam Speaker, the question of seniors is a very important one in the House and across our country. Our seniors committed their whole lives to ensuring we would do well, that our country would not only sustain itself but would also thrive. The onus is on us to provide that suppor

November 29th, 2021House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

An Act to Provide Further Support in Response to COVID-19  Madam Speaker, I am not sure if I can give a brief answer to this question. It is something that is very close to my heart. However, Bill C-2 does commit to continue to provide support. I really respect our restaurant owners and all the hoteliers in the tourism industry, understa

November 29th, 2021House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

An Act to Provide Further Support in Response to COVID-19  Madam Speaker, I congratulate the member on his election to this Parliament. Over the past year, I witnessed the opposition parties continuing to hinder the work and the supports that we as a Liberal government tried to hand out to Canadians.

November 29th, 2021House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

An Act to Provide Further Support in Response to COVID-19  Madam Speaker, I watched them filibuster for hours and hours in the House and also in committees. We know what Canadians want and we are very committed to getting that done.

November 29th, 2021House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

An Act to Provide Further Support in Response to COVID-19  Madam Speaker, I congratulate the member on her election to the House in this 44th Parliament. We have been quite nimble, as I mentioned in my speech. Absolutely we provided supports for individual Canadians and for small businesses, but also at the discretion of the regional re

November 29th, 2021House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

An Act to Provide Further Support in Response to COVID-19  Madam Speaker, it is an honour to rise in the House in this 44th Parliament. Early on in the pandemic, when the provinces first when into lockdown, a constituent reached out to me for help. She could not work because of public health lockdowns and she was worried about how she w

November 29th, 2021House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 10th report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights entitled “Elder Abuse: Identifying the Issue and Combatting All Types of Abuse”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee is requesti

June 23rd, 2021House debate

Iqra KhalidLiberal