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Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, I would like to acknowledge the excellent work of the members of the House who worked on the report of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform. I would also like to thank the thousands of Canadians who took part in the discussions. We listened to them, and I am pr

May 30th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act  moved: That a Message be sent to the Senate to acquaint Their Honours that the House: agrees with amendment 1(a) made by the Senate to Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts; proposes that amendment

May 12th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

National Defence  Madam Speaker, improving this country's democracy means ensuring that political parties raise funds from the public in a more open and transparent manner. That is why we are taking action. Canadians have a right to know even more than they do now. Political parties and leadership

May 5th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, our government is taking real action to be more open and transparent with Canadians. That is why my new mandate involves introducing a bill to make political fundraising more open and transparent. If that bill passes, it will apply to events attended by the Prime Min

May 4th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, Canadians deserve more open and transparent information about political fundraising. We will be bringing forward legislation to give Canadians information about fundraisers involving cabinet ministers, party leaders, and leadership contestants. Canadians will know ab

May 1st, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Standing Orders of the House of Commons  Mr. Speaker, I thank all members of PROC for the work they have done so far on the CEO recommendations to the electoral act. I look forward to continuing the good work that I have with them so far so we can all work together to ensure we make our elections in Canada as fair, as e

April 10th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, I am deeply concerned by the report of the Senate ethics officer. Canadians expect all parliamentarians, including senators, to be held to the highest standards of ethics. Ethics violations should be addressed and those responsible held accountable. The Senate is an

April 7th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Political Party Financing  Mr. Speaker, Canada has strict rules when it comes to fundraising and political fundraising. In fact, it is because of these rules that parties report all contributions they receive to Elections Canada. All parties in the House have received over-contributions this year, as was t

February 16th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, as my mandate letter was made public on February 1, as it was to all Canadians that day, I was pleased to give a press conference on it at that time. I reached out to stakeholders the day before, because as Minister of Democratic Institutions, I believe it is importa

February 15th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for his interest in the safety and protection of our democracy. Canada has one of the most comprehensive political financing systems in the world that restricts foreign influence in Canadian elections. International entities cannot give mo

February 13th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, as I said today, it is important that all members of the House and all of Canada's political leaders do everything they can to encourage young Canadians to participate in democracy. What is more, we introduced Bill C-33, which will create a register of young Canadian

February 10th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, as we in the House all know, Canada is a democracy. In a democracy, we debate ideas. We have different positions and we are quite proud of the fact that here in the House we can debate several points of view with wisdom and respect, in order to encourage everyone to

February 10th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, it is a great pleasure for me to rise today as the Minister of Democratic Institutions, because it is my job, in fact, as many members in this House know, to improve, to enhance, and to secure our democracy in this country. Our job, as I have said time and time befo

February 10th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, as the Minister of Democratic Institutions, it is my job to strengthen, enhance, and protect democracy in Canada. I look forward to working with all members of the House. Fundraising will be done in a more open and transparent manner in order to ensure that Canadians

February 10th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Points of Order  Mr. Speaker, I understand the importance of collegiality and respect for all members of this House, and for that reason, I am happy to withdraw those comments.

February 9th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal