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Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, our electoral system is the foundation of our democracy. We respect the views of Canadians, and we consulted extensively with them on this important issue. Canadians are proud of our democracy. We have always been clear. Major reforms to the electoral system should n

February 2nd, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, we listened to Canadians. We were clear: no change of this magnitude should go ahead without the broad support of Canadians. We consulted extensively with Canadians. MPs organized public meetings. The special all-party committee produced a comprehensive report. Over

February 2nd, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, our electoral system is the foundation of our democracy. We respect the views of Canadians, and consulted extensively with them on this important issue. We listened to Canadians, and Canadians are proud of our democracy. We have always been clear. Major reforms to t

February 1st, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to part a) of the question, Vox Pop Labs developed the questions, in consultation with the Government of Canada and an advisory panel of prominent scholars in areas such as research design, survey methodology, and electoral politics. The panel members inc

January 30th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, the response from the Privy Council Office is as follows: Vox Pop Labs developed the questions, in consultation with the Government of Canada and Vox Pop Lab’s advisory panel of prominent scholars in areas such as research design, survey methodology, and electoral po

January 30th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, Canadians need more openness and transparency when it comes to political party fundraising activities attended by ministers, party leaders, and party leadership candidates. We will introduce our plan to make that happen. I am pleased to be working with parliamentar

January 30th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, first of all, I am very honoured to be given the opportunity to serve Canadians by improving our democratic institutions. Our government was elected on a promise of openness and transparency. Our government believes that it must be open and transparent with Canadian

January 30th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, our government was elected on a platform of openness and transparency. I look forward to working with all members in this House, particularly with the opposition parties, to work to provide information and access to all Canadians; information and access that will hel

January 30th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, our government is taking concrete action to provide more openness and transparency to Canadians. We restored the long-form census. The Prime Minister made mandate letters to ministers public. We unmuzzled government scientists to talk freely about issues like climate

January 30th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, I would like to restate that the Prime Minister just did something unprecedented in Canadian history. He travelled across—

January 30th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, he travelled across the country to 10 town halls, seven provinces, and 12,000 Canadians where he was open and accountable. He let people ask whatever questions they chose and he answered Canadians. That is something that we are incredibly proud of on this side of the

January 30th, 2017House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

International Volunteer Day  Mr. Speaker, yesterday, International Volunteer Day, we celebrated the millions of Canadians who volunteered in their communities and abroad to make the world a better place. Today, I would like to thank the people in my community who give so generously of themselves, people lik

December 6th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. I believe that it is clear in the budget that we presented to the House that we are starting by helping Canadians. Take for example, the tax cut for the middle class; the Canada child benefit, which will help nine out of ten fa

December 5th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I of course recognize the struggles that Alberta and the member's fellow Albertans are going through. Our government has been very clear in giving concrete assistance in terms of infrastructure dollars that are making an impact right now, in terms of approving the pi

December 5th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to creating an environment in which we can have well-paying, middle-class jobs. We know that infrastructure projects, whether social infrastructure such as housing or child care, green infrastructure like waste-water treatment plants or ot

December 5th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal