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Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to take this opportunity to rise in this place to speak in support of this legislation and to discuss the international assistance provisions outlined in budget 2016, as well as provide some additional insight into the direction our government is ta

December 5th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, this is a pivotal moment not only for Cuba but also for relations in the western hemisphere. We are at a point where one of the greatest stalemates in our hemispheric history has begun to thaw and open up. Canada can play an incredibly important role in working with

December 1st, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is incredibly important that we state clearly that in Canada we do not celebrate death. Therefore, while we recognize the controversy with respect to Mr. Castro, that he was a dictator and that there were and are human rights offences that have happened and contin

December 1st, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her remarks. I believe that my speech was simply based on what Canada is doing to help people and the people of Cuba. I spoke about food security and economic growth in Cuba. However, it is especially important that Canada engage with Cuba to

December 1st, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, Canada has a long-standing development co-operation program in Cuba. Ours is the longest-running development program of any western nation. Canada had a modest international development relationship with Cuba between 1968 and the establishment of our formal bilateral

December 1st, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Pension Plan  Madam Speaker, I appreciate the member's speech and I appreciate that many millennials like to save. They want to, but I wonder what my hon. colleague would say to my peers who are between the ages of 25 and 35 today, who are making between $35,000 and $40,000 a year and just do

November 29th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Pension Plan  Madam Speaker, of course research and analysis have been done. The member's question gives me a great opportunity to mention that my mother is visiting today and is in the gallery. She is a small business owner—

November 29th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Pension Plan  Madam Speaker, my mother is a small business owner and she has made it clear to me that she understands this is not a tax but a pension contribution and that it is important for Canadians all across Canada to make sure they have good retirement security. Many small business owner

November 29th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Pension Plan  Madam Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for her shared commitment to those people who need greater pension security. It is incredibly important to recognize that with this bill, we would be helping thousands, if not millions, of Canadians achieve greater retirement security. I

November 29th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Pension Plan  Madam Speaker, I would like to focus on why I am really excited about the CPP enhancement. It is really important for me, as a young Canadian, that we encourage young Canadians to save. I have spoken to many of my peers across Burlington and across the country who have told me th

November 29th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Pension Plan  Mr. Speaker, I am particularly pleased to speak to the enhancement of the Canada pension plan because, once again, the government is providing the middle class with a concrete solution to help it get ahead. It is important to recognize that retirement levels have dropped in Cana

November 29th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise in the House today to present a petition requesting the government to consider palliative care. Residents in my community have asked that the government consider putting palliative care as a defined medical service under the Canada Health Act.

November 24th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Burlington Veterans Commemorations  Mr. Speaker, last week I had the opportunity to participate in Burlington's commemorations to honour our veterans. Today, I would like to thank the members in my community who made this week special for those who have served. I want to thank the Burlington legion, the Burl/Oak N

November 18th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, Palestinian refugees, especially women and children, are amongst the poorest and the most vulnerable. After extensive study and consideration, the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie announced $25 million in funding for UNRWA, putting Canada in

November 17th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Lakeshore Public School Baseball Diamond  Madam Speaker, on October 15, I had the opportunity to celebrate one young boy's determination in revitalizing an important space in his community. Eleven-year-old Griffin Gervais was disappointed that his baseball diamond at Lakeshore Public School was in rough shape and not sc

October 28th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal