Yasmin RATANSI

RATANSI, Yasmin, C.G.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Don Valley East (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 4, 1951
Website
http://www.parl.gc.ca/MembersOfParliament/ProfileMP.aspx?Key=219363&Language=E
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=63894f25-ef7f-45a2-bac2-1a4ceb85b7ad&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
Yasmin.Ratansi@parl.gc.ca
Profession
accountant, community activist, management consultant

Parliamentary Career

June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Don Valley East (Ontario)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Don Valley East (Ontario)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
LIB
  Don Valley East (Ontario)
  • Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party (September 7, 2010 - May 31, 2011)
  • Deputy Whip of the Official Opposition (September 7, 2010 - May 1, 2011)
October 19, 2015 -
LIB
  Don Valley East (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 133)


June 19, 2019

Ms. Yasmin Ratansi (Don Valley East, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the pleasure of presenting a petition to the House today.

The petitioners call upon the House of Commons and the Government of Canada to amend the Cannabis Act to allow licensed and regulated pharmacies and pharmacists to sell and distribute cannabis for medical purposes.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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June 18, 2019

Ms. Yasmin Ratansi (Don Valley East, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, three reports of the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

The first concerns the bilateral visit to New Zealand and Samoa, held in Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand and Apia, Samoa, from March 1 to 10, 2019.

The second concerns the meeting of the International Executive Committee Working Group on Programmes, held in London, United Kingdom, from January 24 to 25, 2019.

The third concerns the International Executive Committee Meeting, held in London, United Kingdom, from November 5 to 9, 2018.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Interparliamentary Delegations
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June 10, 2019

Ms. Yasmin Ratansi (Don Valley East, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate an extraordinary educator in my riding of Don Valley East.

Kim Lussier teaches grade 3 at Norman Ingram Public School. She was awarded the Prime Minister's regional Certificate of Achievement in teaching last month.

Ms. Lussier has a unique approach to education that emphasizes hands-on activities and fosters digital learning. Ms. Lussier is herself a digital learning mentor for the school board. She encourages other teachers to use digital tools to prepare students for the future.

Her classroom is a creative and supportive space that sparks the students' imagination and fosters their confidence.

I am proud to honour Kim Lussier for her remarkable teaching style. It is teachers like these who inspire their students to achieve success.

My congratulations to Kim.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Award for Teaching Excellence
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May 31, 2019

Ms. Yasmin Ratansi (Don Valley East, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, we all know that when governments try to use austerity measures, they target the vulnerable. As we have seen in Ontario, the austerity measures have been particularly harsh for families and seniors. The previous Conservative government tried the same on seniors. They pushed thousands of seniors into poverty by raising the age of eligibility for old age security from 65 to 67.

Could the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors advise on our government's approach to seniors?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Seniors
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May 30, 2019

Ms. Yasmin Ratansi (Don Valley East, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak on the vital impact the new horizons for seniors program is having on seniors in my riding of Don Valley East.

Our government recognizes that seniors face many challenges, including isolation, loneliness, poverty and dementia. As such, our government has created programs for seniors to enable them to live an active and dignified life.

In my riding, the new horizons program has been extremely successful. As I visit seniors buildings and organizations, I see the positive impact this program has had. The program includes art and dancing classes, fraud and elder abuse awareness, and cooking and financial literacy classes, among others.

We know that seniors are valued members of our community. By funding these programs, we ensure their social well-being, health and vitality.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Seniors
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