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Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I want to acknowledge the member for Hamilton Centre for his work in organizing with the community to fight for the folks who need help the most. The help that people need is multi-faceted. People need help in all areas of life. We need to make sure we invest in

September 25th, 2020House debate

Jagmeet SinghNDP

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I want to ask this of the people of Surrey. They have a Liberal government that has been a majority so many times. The Liberals promised them child care. Have they received universal child care? Do the people of Surrey, who have been given promises again and again

September 25th, 2020House debate

Jagmeet SinghNDP

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, with great reluctance and a lot of trepidation, I have to agree with the member. There is nothing that justifies the government shutting down Parliament for a throne speech. There was nothing in that throne speech that merited the Liberals shutting down Parliament.

September 25th, 2020House debate

Jagmeet SinghNDP

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I acknowledge that together we have achieved a lot, but I have to point out that it was not as a result of a collaborative approach. We had to fight every step of the way. While we were able to fight and achieve some victories for people, it did take a fight. I ac

September 25th, 2020House debate

Jagmeet SinghNDP

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, we know the climate crisis is one of the major crises of our generation, and we can look to immediate impacts. We see that families and young people are worried; they are facing climate anxiety. They see the impacts all around us. We also know it has impacted our w

September 25th, 2020House debate

Jagmeet SinghNDP

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, for the last six months we have faced a global challenge that for many of us is the worst we have ever seen in our lifetime. However, one thing we can say with a lot of confidence is that Canadians can be proud of how they have come together. We have seen examples,

September 25th, 2020House debate

Jagmeet SinghNDP

COVID-19 Emergency Response  Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister and the Liberal government decided to prorogue government and in doing so had almost two months to plan for a second wave, which we knew was coming. Now we are in the second wave, and the government really has no plan to deal with the crucial quest

September 25th, 2020House debate

Jagmeet SinghNDP

COVID-19 Emergency Response  Mr. Speaker, the Liberal government and the Prime Minister prorogued Parliament and in doing so the government has had almost two months to plan a response to the second wave, which we are facing right now. What is the plan for solving ongoing problems, especially those with tes

September 25th, 2020House debate

Jagmeet SinghNDP

COVID-19 Emergency Response  Mr. Speaker, Canadians are worried. The numbers are going up. It is clear that we are dealing with a second wave of COVID-19, but at the same time, the Prime Minister has not really presented a plan. What is the plan for increasing COVID-19 testing? What is the plan for our seni

September 24th, 2020House debate

Jagmeet SinghNDP

COVID-19 Emergency Response  Mr. Speaker, we are in the midst of a second wave. The numbers are increasing and people are deeply worried, but the Prime Minister has still not laid out clear plans for some of the most concerning parts of this pandemic. What is the plan to make sure people have access to test

September 24th, 2020House debate

Jagmeet SinghNDP

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Mr. Speaker, the problem is that the Liberal government is too busy helping themselves to help people. Right now, people do not know what the plan is, and they are worried. EI only covers about 40% of Canadians. When will the government make it really clear? When will the Liber

August 12th, 2020House debate

Jagmeet SinghNDP

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Mr. Speaker, the unanimous motion passed today shows that the will of the House is that we need to help parents get back to work by ensuring there is affordable and quality child care and that schools have the funding they need. When can we expect that? When will the Prime Mini

August 12th, 2020House debate

Jagmeet SinghNDP

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Mr. Speaker, we know the figures required, and what the government is proposing right now is wholly inadequate. It is simply not enough to provide the child care and the educational funding supports that provinces need. When will this Liberal government commit to the adequate f

August 12th, 2020House debate

Jagmeet SinghNDP

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Mr. Speaker, the minister should know that all the experts have made it really clear that, if we are talking about child care for everyone who needs it, and if we are talking about supports for education in all the provinces and territories, it is simply not enough money. It is n

August 12th, 2020House debate

Jagmeet SinghNDP

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Mr. Speaker, we have two scandals the government is embroiled in: one is the WE scandal and the second is about a mortgage company in which one of the executives is the husband of the chief of staff. In both of these scandals we are seeing Liberals helping themselves instead of h

August 12th, 2020House debate

Jagmeet SinghNDP