Chandra ARYA

ARYA, Chandra

Personal Data

Nepean (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 1, 1963
Email Address
business advisor, business executive, community activist, engineer, entrepreneur, industrial development consultant

Parliamentary Career

October 19, 2015 -
  Nepean (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 22)

June 19, 2019

Mr. Chandra Arya (Nepean, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, this government has made unprecedented investments in giving more Canadians a place to call home.

This week, we unveiled details about the new first-time homebuyer incentive, which will help middle-class families by making their mortgage payments more affordable.

Could the Prime Minister tell the House how the first-time homebuyer incentive will help middle-class families in my riding of Nepean and across Canada achieve the dream of buying their first home?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Housing
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June 7, 2019

Mr. Chandra Arya (Nepean, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, I wish to recognize Rabbi Howard Finkelstein, who was with Beit Tikvah synagogue in Nepean for last 28 years. I wish Rabbi Howard and his wife Rivka all the very best in their retirement.

I also wish to recognize Ted Bransfield, member of the Bells Corners Legion. Ted was recently named Legionnaire of the Year. Ted has sat down with 387 veterans to help with their benefits and claims. He is also actively involved with Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre.

I also wish to recognize the four Nepean churches that participated in this year's Big Give: Bibleway Ministries, Woodvale Pentecostal Church, Good Shepherd Barrhaven Church, and the Metropolitan Bible Church. This annual event supports those who are less fortunate by giving away all donated items free of cost.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Accomplishments in Nepean
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May 17, 2019

Mr. Chandra Arya (Nepean, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition signed by 5,000 parents. It calls for a national autism and special needs strategy in the presence of many of the parents today.

Across Canada, services for about 500,000 people with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities remain inconsistent, depending on the provincial or territorial jurisdiction. Supporting an individual with ASD is beyond the financial means of most Canadians, and our school systems provide little assistance for those currently in schools and those transitioning into adulthood. Hence, we need a national autism and special needs strategy.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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May 10, 2019

Mr. Chandra Arya (Nepean, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, the jobs report released today shows the biggest one-month gain since 1976.

Canadians created over 106,000 jobs, mostly full-time jobs. Wage growth has also gone up. More businesses are investing. More employers are hiring. More Canadians have good-paying jobs.

Can the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment tell us what we are doing to continue the success?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Employment
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May 3, 2019

Mr. Chandra Arya (Nepean, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I was pleased to host the first very successful Sinhalese Heritage Day on Parliament Hill on April 27 with about 500 Sinhalese Canadians.

I would like to thank Edward Anura Ferdinand and his team at the Sri Lanka Canada Association of Ottawa for their dedication in organizing this.

I would also like to recognize the SLCAO Seniors Group, the Hilda Jayewardenaramaya temple of Ottawa, the Sri Lanka United National Association of Canada in Toronto, the Sinhalese Association of Canada, the Canada Sri Lanka Association of Toronto, the Sri Lanka Canada Association of the Atlantic Region, the Sri Lankan Association of Manitoba, the Sri Lanka Canada Association of Montreal and the Toronto Sri Lankan Student Alumni Alliance.

The event showed that while integrating into Canadian society, we do keep in touch with our heritage.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Sinhalese Heritage Day
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