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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for his question, and I also welcome his remarks on the important history that all parties have had in the House about increasing the inclusion of Canadians into the democratic process. I believe that right now we are taking the first step

June 2nd, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague from Sherbrooke for his comments and his question. As we all know, the government and the House receive all recommendations from all parliamentary committees, and those recommendations factor into the deliberations. This is to bring forwar

June 2nd, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, while I would not say that we should prejudge Canadians' reflections on different electoral systems, I think it is an absolutely terrific idea to use our householders and the tools we have at our disposal to share what different options are available to Canadians and

June 2nd, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to participate in this important and historic debate on the establishment of a special all-party committee on electoral reform. This is an issue that affects all Canadians, and I am glad to see such strong principles proposed in the amended

June 2nd, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Income Tax Act  Mr. Speaker, I hope you will find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move that, notwithstanding any standing order or usual practice of the House, the Journals and the Debates for Wednesday, May 18, 2016, be revised to add the name of the member for Berthier—Maskinongé

May 19th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Health  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his interest and advocacy on health care. Universal health care is indeed a core Canadian value, and I would like to reiterate the government's commitment to support the delivery of more and better home care services for all Canadians. As

May 18th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Health  Madam Speaker, I appreciate this opportunity to stand in the House today to discuss the Government of Canada's commitment to support improved access to home care services across the country. We know that the majority of Canadians want to stay independent for as long as possible a

May 18th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech on this very important and timely topic. What struck me was that the first member to speak on this talked about the World Trade Organization and how the previous government viewed it as something that was irrelevant and did not ma

May 12th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Mental Health  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak during Mental Health Week. Brian Hansell, a father from my riding, founded the Paul Hansell Foundation in memory of his son. The Paul Hansell Foundation looks to break down barriers and establish a proactive and preventive dialog

May 5th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin my comment with something that the previous speaker mentioned. He said that he appreciated the tone and the level of respect that this debate has taken. My hon. colleague began by saying that she was not going to offend anyone, or that she hope

May 2nd, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, as I mentioned, the government is committed to consulting widely on the dairy industry, as well as the agricultural sector in Canada more broadly. We promised during the course of the election campaign and after that we would study the TPP, and this is precisely wh

April 19th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. Canada's economic growth as a trading nation is directly linked to international trade. The government strongly supports free trade as a way to open markets to Canadian goods and services, grow Canadian businesses, and create g

April 19th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Lorraine Hamilton  Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Lorraine Hamilton, a constituent in my riding of Burlington, who yesterday received the Ordre de la Pléiade, an internationally recognized honour. This award recognizes and celebrates individuals who have made rema

April 19th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, I thank the individual from Bangladesh for being here and discussing this important issue with colleagues across the floor of the House to see what Canada can do to promote the human rights of people all across the world. I thank the member very much for this questio

April 13th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

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