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The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Edmonton for her question and for her concerns and for the issues that we share. They are issues that are relevant not only in Burlington but across Canada. One of the things that is important to note is this is the first of four budgets i

April 12th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, it is very clear that some promises are going to be delivered right away. On July 1, 2017, the guaranteed income supplement is going to be increased by 10% for low-income seniors. The Canada child benefit and the tax cut for the middle class are measures that have al

April 12th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, it gives me great honour to rise in the House today to express my support for budget 2016. Over the past three weeks, my office in Burlington has seen over 250 people visit the community volunteer income tax program that we are hosting. The program helps low-income

April 12th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for Surrey Centre for his dedication to this file. We all join in expressing Canada's sympathy to the people of Fiji who are dealing with the devastating impacts of Cyclone Winston. Canada has made an initial contribution throu

February 26th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his excellent question. I know my colleagues will join with me in conveying an expression of Canada's compassion towards the Fijian people. Canada made an initial contribution through the emergency disaster assistance fund to support the Re

February 26th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Thomas Sutherland  Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to fondly remember a constituent in my riding, Thomas Sutherland. Tom lived his life to the fullest and possessed boundless energy, a never-ending curiosity, a deep sense of commitment to community, a love of theatre, and a pas

February 23rd, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for her support of our whole-of-government and integrated approach. I would like to reiterate the comments this morning by the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie that the Minister of Foreign Affairs is seized with this is

February 22nd, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for his extremely important question and note that our government has been very clear and very committed to the fact that a military intervention is simply not enough. We have to be there in the long term. We have to think about how tha

February 22nd, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Madam Speaker, I think what is important to concentrate on right now is the fact that humanitarian assistance is something that we need to be doing in the short term. It is medium term and long term, but humanitarian assistance, as my hon. colleague well knows, should be develope

February 22nd, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Madam Speaker, I am honoured to rise in the House today to speak in favour of the motion moved by our Prime Minister last Wednesday. The motion defines an integrated, comprehensive, sustainable strategy to tackle the complex problems related to the crises currently plaguing Syri

February 22nd, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Mr. Speaker, could my hon. colleague perhaps elaborate on the notion that we are not doing enough to stem radicalization and other issues, and how we would manage to do that if we are not engaging in training on the ground? This is a comprehensive strategy that looks at the whol

February 22nd, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada's Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the minister for his excellent speech. We have been discussing, in the House, the importance of having a comprehensive, integrated, and sustainable mission. We have talked about the defence intervention as well as development. Would the ministe

February 17th, 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