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Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, the member is correct. Veterans were betrayed by the previous government. However, they will not be betrayed by this government. We plan to ensure that our veterans receive the support and the resources they need and deserve. This budget takes further action than wha

May 4th, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, as I mentioned, we are making significant investments in infrastructure, into areas like public transit and affordable housing. Not only that, we are putting money into the pockets of Canadians right now through our Canada child benefit, which is lifting hundreds of

May 4th, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise today to speak to the 2017 budget. I want to first extend my best wishes to all those celebrating Asian Heritage Month. Every year the month of May is a special time to acknowledge the long and rich history of Canadians of Asian descent a

May 4th, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Royal Canadian Legion  Mr. Speaker, last month, the Scarborough Centennial Branch 614 of the Royal Canadian Legion celebrated its 50th anniversary. Named in honour of the Canadian Centennial, the branch began with 51 prospective members in 1967 and has since grown to 386 members who are part of Canada'

March 7th, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Rouge National Urban Park Act  Madam Speaker, I commend my friend and colleague, the member for Scarborough—Guildwood, for his advocacy. This park, once established, will be within one hour's travel time for seven million Canadians. Can the member please describe how this will be a huge benefit for youth and

February 21st, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Taibu Community Health Centre  Mr. Speaker, February is Black History Month, a time for us to recognize the remarkable contributions of Canadians of African descent. In my riding of Scarborough North, the Taibu Community Health Centre opened its doors in 2008 as a joint effort between the Black Health Allian

February 2nd, 2017House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Toronto ALPHA  Mr. Speaker, 79 years ago tomorrow one of the darkest moments in human history began. Over a six-week period, innocent civilians were raped and killed in China's then capital city of Nanking, during the second Sino-Japanese war. Women and young girls were raped by gangs of soldie

December 12th, 2016House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. friend and colleague for his incredible work on this file and for continuing to advocate for his community. In fact, it is such a wonderful thing when we invest in infrastructure to build public transit, to build affordable housing, to make sure that

December 5th, 2016House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, indeed, we have raised taxes on the wealthiest 1% so that we can cut them for the middle class. Specifically, for seniors, we are working hard to make sure that we provide the support that is needed. For low-income single seniors, we are increasing their GIS top-up

December 5th, 2016House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Indeed, Mr. Speaker, when I speak with families in my riding of Scarborough North, they are happy because the new Canada child benefit is a better benefit. It gives more money to families. It gives families who need it the most the greatest benefit. This program will lift 300,0

December 5th, 2016House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, it has been exactly one year and a day since the Governor General of Canada delivered the Speech from the Throne, opening the 42nd Parliament, and setting in motion our government's plan to make real change happen throughout this country. When I look back over the pa

December 5th, 2016House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, in October I had the pleasure of engaging with constituents in my riding of Scarborough North on the topic of electoral reform, building on the work of MPs who led town halls, the cross-country tour of the minister and her parliamentary secretary, and the work of the

December 5th, 2016House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Rouge National Urban Park Act  Mr. Speaker, the amendments that are being proposed to the Rouge National Urban Park Act will in fact provide a greater sense of certainty for the farmers who are in the area. Indeed, one-year leases will be replaced with leases of up to 30 years. These leases will ensure the l

November 25th, 2016House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Rouge National Urban Park Act  Mr. Speaker, we are making changes here that will indeed be very helpful; for example, establishing the Garden River Indian Reserve. There is a parcel of land, 37 square kilometres, that will be withdrawn from the Wood Buffalo National Park. Our government is honouring this impor

November 25th, 2016House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal

Rouge National Urban Park Act  Mr. Speaker, this park is indeed a unique project. Once fully established, this park will be the largest and best protected urban area in the country. It will be 79 square kilometres big, 19 times larger than Stanley Park in Vancouver, 22 times larger than Central Park in New Yor

November 25th, 2016House debate

Shaun ChenLiberal