My Question to the Minister of Democratic Institutions on Political Fundraising
On May 1st, I asked the Minister of Democratic Institutions on the progress she has made towards making political fundraising more open and transparent.
Canadians deserve to know how political parties are raising their funds and the methods they use.
Speech on Budget 2017
Budget 2017 is about fairness and in my speech, I highlighted the importance this Budget places on families and taxpayers in my city of Brampton.
Statement on World Autism Awareness Day
On April 3rd, I rose in the House of Commons to speak about Nina Jain's work towards helping parents who have an autistic child. Able2Learn.com is an online free resource for parents looking for educational material that is designed for those with autism and learning disabilities.
Holiday Greetings from MP Ruby Sahota
2016 Holiday Greetings from Member of Parliament Ruby Sahota.
Announcement about Peel Memorial Centre in Brampton
MP Ruby Sahota was present for the announcement for the opening of the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.
November 22, 2016 Speech on CETA Bill C-30
On November 22nd, 2016, I spoke in support of the new free trade agreement signed between Canada and the European Union called CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement)
MP Ruby Sahota - Remembrance Day 2016
MP Ruby Sahota Wishes you and your family a Happy Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas
Happy Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas from MP Ruby Sahota
MP Ruby Sahota - Canada Day 2016
Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament for Brampton North wishes her constituents and all Canadians a very celebratory 149 years of Canada. In the words of American President Obama, "The world needs more Canada."
MP Ruby Sahota - Statement on a University Campus in Brampton
Mr. Speaker, since I was a little girl, Brampton has been my home. As I grew, so did Brampton. It is now the ninth largest city in Canada and I am honoured to be the MP for Brampton North.
However, like so many youth in Brampton, I pursued post-secondary education, first in Hamilton and then in Michigan. This is because Brampton is the only city among the top ten cities in Canada that does not have a major university campus.
A new university campus in Brampton would deliver post-secondary education to a community that is under-served, while also reducing the burden on students and creating massive economic benefits for all Bramptonians.
I will work with my fellow Brampton representatives at the municipal, provincial, and federal level to ensure that Brampton can serve its growing demand for a university.
I encourage the Ontario provincial government to release the second targeted call for proposals.
MP Ruby Sahota - Statement on 1984 Human Rights Violations in India
MP Ruby Sahota's Ramadan Greeting
MP Ruby Sahota on Dec 4th PTC News North America
On December 4th, PTC News North American Bulletin featured MP Ruby Sahota's address in reply to the Speech from the Throne
Happy Holidays from MP Ruby Sahota
MP Ruby Sahota wishes you and your family a happy and safe holiday season.
MP Ruby Sahota's Louise Arbour Secondary School Statement
Madam Speaker I rise before this House to recognize a High School in my riding of Brampton North and the great social activism undertaken by its Grade Ten students. Louise Arbour Secondary School is named after a distinguished Canadian who is recognized for her contributions to the Canadian justice system and for her dedication to advancing human rights throughout the world. For this reason, all Grade Ten students at Louise Arbor Secondary School are tasked with completing a Social Action Project. I had the great privilege to meet and hear from the following dynamic students, Arman Bhangoo, Ishdeep Binepal, Gurveer Gill, and Jaspreet Heer. These students have begun to take action on issues that they have found to be of vital concern to Brampton and Canada as a whole, issues such as domestic violence, air pollution, gun crime, animal abuse, and school violence, just to name a few. As their representative in this House, I want to recognize them for their dedication and passion and encourage them to stay engaged in their communities. I applaud the efforts of the Peel District School Board, the administration and teachers at Louise Arbor Secondary School, and of course, the students who make me believe that a better Canada is not only possible but inevitable.
Happy Lunar New Year from MP Ruby Sahota
MP Ruby Sahota's Statement on former Regional Councillor Paul Palleschi
Mr. Speaker, I would like to take a moment to pay tribute to former Regional Councillor Mr. Paul Anthony Palleschi. Papa Palleschi, as he was commonly known in Brampton, represented the residents of Wards 2 and 6, part of which fall into my riding of Brampton North. He served the City of Brampton as Councillor for nearly 30 years. Those who served with him recall his desire for public service and his wild sense of humor.
Papa Palleschi served on numerous boards and committees, including being the President of Peel Region Living. He also chaired the city’s planning committee and was instrumental in raising money for various local initiatives. Most notably are his efforts in raising approximately $1 million for William Osler Health System hospitals.
His passing will leave a void in the hearts of Bramptonians and the local political scene. On behalf of the House, I extend my condolences and thoughts to his wife Patricia, his daughter Michelle, and his son Councillor Michael Palleschi, who carries on his father’s legacy.
MP Ruby Sahota's Statement on International Women's Day
Mr. Speaker, I rise in this House today to remind everyone that tomorrow we celebrate International Woman's Day. This year's theme for International Woman's Day is "Empowerment leads to Equality."
Women who are empowered are better equipped to fulfill their potential and contribute their best to society. I'd like to take a moment to recognize my father, Mr. Harbans Singh Jandali, who empowered me throughout my life to get involved in politics and my community. Without his support, I would not be standing before you in this house today.
However, it was not that long ago when I was born into an atmosphere of sorrow and gloom; being the second daughter in my family, culturally there was not much reason to celebrate. For a daughter was not seen as holding the same importance as a male child. Well my presence here today just goes to show, how wrong those ideas were then and still are today. That's why I'd also like to recognize "Lohri for Her" - a great organization with its grassroots in Brampton. Their message of empowerment and gender equality is helping create a new cultural trend by honouring daughters and families with girls.
Empowering women is not just the right thing to do; it's the smart thing to do. When woman succeed, nations prosper.
MP Ruby Sahota Asks Question About Bill C-6
MP Ruby Sahota's Speech on Bill C-6
Bill C-6: An Act to Amend the Citizenship Act and to Make Consequential Amendments to Another Act
Nowruz Greetings from MP Ruby Sahota
Happy Holi from MP Ruby Sahota
MP Ruby Sahota Questions Immigration Minister on Wait Times for Spousal Applications
Ruby Sahota asks: "Mr. Speaker, I have consistently heard my constituents in Brampton North speaking of unacceptable wait times and processing of immigration cases, in particular out-of-country spousal reunification. Married individuals are sometimes waiting for up to two years to reunite and start their lives together. We also see situations of spousal applications where children have been born, and, still, the application remains pending.
Would the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship inform this House what he is doing to improve the situation for my constituents, and all Canadians?"
Happy Vaisakhi from MP Ruby Sahota
From a very proud Canadian Sikhs to all Sikhs in Brampton North and Canada, Happy Vaisakhi
MP Ruby Sahota - Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week
MP Ruby Sahota. April 18th 2016. Statements by Members
MP Ruby Sahota Passover Greeting
MP Ruby Sahota - Jasnoor Deol
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Noor Deal was born in Brampton and grew up like most boys, full of energy and optimism for the future, but in 2010, Noor was diagnosed with cancer, more specifically, acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Noor's cancer has been very aggressive. Chemotherapy has not been an effective treatment. Noor needs a bone marrow transplant now.
For more than five years, Noor's family has desperately been appealing to people across Canada and abroad, hoping to find a match.
The problem is that while there are 350,000 registered bone marrow donors in Canada, 71% are Caucasian, while only 4.8 percent are south Asian.
Noor's best chance of finding a match is among south Asian males aged 17 to 35.
Please pray for Noor and urge register with One Match or a similar organization. Signing up requires a simple and painless cheek swab.
MP Ruby Sahota - Komagata Maru Incident Apology
MP Ruby Sahota's statement on the Komagata Maru Incident Apology
MP Ruby Sahota Seconds Motion for Speech from the Throne
Member of Parliament for Brampton North, Ms. Ruby Sahota, seconds the motion for the address in reply to the Speech from the Throne on Friday, December 4th 2015. Also her first time addressing the Canadian House of Commons as the Member from Brampton North