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International Development  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member across the way for his congratulations and extend my own congratulations on his re-election. It is with enormous privilege and honour that I rise for the first time in the House. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the people of Burlingt

January 26th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to perhaps correct the record. I believe it was actually the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship who said that the immigration system is in a mess because of the record of the previous government on the other side o

January 26th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Refugees  Mr. Speaker, this is my first member's statement and I would like to thank the people of Burlington for their support this past October. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize two individuals in my riding of Burlington who have recently inspired me with their kindnes

January 27th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Income Tax Act  Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time today with my colleague, the member for HonorĂ©-Mercier. Madam Speaker, I am honoured to be able to take this opportunity to speak about the government's middle-class tax cut, a tax cut that would provide needed tax relief to nine million

January 29th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Income Tax Act  Madam Speaker, I was knocking on doors for over a year and a half leading up to the election and if one thing became increasingly clear, it is that many people who are maxing out their TFSAs are not people who have incomes of $60,000 or less. Our middle-class tax cut will put mon

January 29th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Income Tax Act  Madam Speaker, I have also had a discussion with many seniors in my riding who are facing enormous financial pressures. This is something that our government has acknowledged during the campaign and will be working toward. However, today we are discussing the middle-class tax cu

January 29th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Income Tax Act  Madam Speaker, I reiterate that the Government of Canada is the government of all of Canada and that when we think about consultations, we think about consulting the entire country. When we talk about 146,000 Canadians, those are the Canadians who have participated online in the

January 29th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Income Tax Act  Madam Speaker, I agree with my colleague. I think this is an excellent first step to addressing the income gap that we have in this country. It is the first step in ensuring that middle-class Canadians have more money in their pocket. As well, we will be introducing the Canada ch

January 29th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member opposite for our shared concern about this global issue of climate change. As a global issue, it is important that Canada play a leadership role so we can invest in developing countries that share this problem and we can work together so we all hav

February 1st, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her excellent question. Of course, our government shares the concern about the plight of many people around the world who are suffering, and humanitarian crises have increased dramatically over the past decade. The minister is currently in

February 1st, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, as my colleague mentioned previously, this is an issue that women have been fighting for decades and decades. I had a meeting with my local chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women recently in Burlington and they raised this issue. They have been work

February 2nd, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, as my hon. colleague well knows, the practice of providing funding for humanitarian assistance is something that continues from the previous government. It is neutral, it is impartial, and we are making sure that the money is going toward civilians who need assistanc

February 16th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, as the hon. member knows, UNRWA is entirely funded through voluntary contributions and receives financial support from numerous governments, including its principal donor, the United States, and others such as the United Kingdom. The hon. member seems to have forgott

February 16th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, again, I would like to remind my colleague that we have yet to take a decision on this funding. However, it is in our best interests as Canadians to look at all options on the table to see how we can best assist those in need in the region.

February 16th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, it bears repeating that humanitarian assistance is provided to partners around the world. It is to be provided in a neutral, impartial fashion to aid civilians in the midst of conflict. This is the same policy that our government, the previous government, and governm

February 16th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal