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Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, I am not quite sure where the question was in that, but perhaps I will take this opportunity to assure all Canadians that the process we have committed to is an inclusive and meaningful consultation process. We will listen to Canadians in all corners of this great na

March 10th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to rise and respond to this line of questioning once again. As I have mentioned in the House, I will be working with the hon. government House leader to convene a parliamentary committee to review and consult with Canadians about a wide range of option

March 10th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for her work toward ensuring that more immigrants feel included in Canadian society. The government recognizes that integrating and attracting immigrants to our soil is essential to our social, economic, cultural, and environmental prospe

March 9th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, as one of my hon. colleagues has said before, terrorists belong in jails and not on airplanes.

March 9th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I trust the member has received the substantive details of the bill. Quite a bit of work and research goes into developing these kits, so he should please feel free to review it. What I can speak to is this. The legal system, the justice system that we have in our

March 9th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, it is my pleasure to split my time with the hon. member for Fredericton, and to be here to speak in favour of Bill C-6. I would like to acknowledge our presence on this traditional territory of the Algonquin peoples. Indeed, had it not been for all the ways that

March 9th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, we intend to undertake a meaningful and inclusive conversation with all Canadians to bring our electoral system into the 21st century. We are doing this because here in Canada we can do better. For us, and for the next generation, we need to do this so that more 14

March 8th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, we are pleased to see an emerging consensus on this issue where even our Conservative colleagues agree that the status quo must end. We look forward to engaging in a meaningful conversation with Canadians that will ensure that all voices are heard.

February 25th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, allow me to make something perfectly clear: the reforms we choose must be designed to address the needs of all Canadians and go far beyond addressing the interests of the parties we represent. I urge all members of the House to adopt the same principle and work with

February 4th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

The Senate  Mr. Speaker, we are confident that the process we have introduced would lead to a stronger Senate. I do appreciate the hon. member's interest in the process here, and I have to ask this. Where was this commitment to good process when his government appointed nearly 60 senators? W

February 2nd, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

The Senate  Mr. Speaker, we have committed to a thorough and thoughtful process for appointing senators. We have done so collaborating with different departments, and we are confident that the process we have implemented will enhance the performance of the Senate without compromising the Con

February 2nd, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

The Senate  Mr. Speaker, I recommend a second look at the website. The deadline for applications is February 15 at noon. The process we have introduced is more open and more transparent than anything the former government implemented, and we are confident that it will lead to a stronger Sen

February 2nd, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, I would hope that the member opposite would work on his attention to detail when reviewing articles with the minister. Last week, we acknowledged that it was not until 100 years ago that some women in Manitoba got the right to vote, a right that would only be exten

February 1st, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

The Senate  Mr. Speaker, an independent, non-partisan advisory board has been established to assess Canadians against a list of public criteria that would allow us to enhance the overall functioning of the Senate. I invite the hon. member to review our website for upcoming details and news.

February 1st, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

The Senate  Mr. Speaker, I do not share the hon. member's cynicism, and with good reason. The new independent, non-partisan, merit-based, open and transparent process we have introduced is in the capable hands of nine of eminent Canadians who make up the advisory board, individuals like Dr

January 28th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal