Gurbax Singh MALHI

MALHI, The Hon. Gurbax Singh, P.C., B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Bramalea--Gore--Malton (Ontario)
Birth Date
October 12, 1949
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurbax_Singh_Malhi
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=cba2503e-79ee-4c6f-abd4-8037fd3c9195&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
realtor

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Bramalea--Gore--Malton (Ontario)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Bramalea--Gore--Malton (Ontario)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Bramalea--Gore--Malton--Springdale (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour (September 13, 2001 - December 11, 2003)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry with special emphasis on Entrepreneurs and New Canadians (December 12, 2003 - July 19, 2004)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Bramalea--Gore--Malton (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry with special emphasis on Entrepreneurs and New Canadians (December 12, 2003 - July 19, 2004)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development (July 20, 2004 - May 29, 2005)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister responsible for Democratic Renewal (May 30, 2005 - October 6, 2005)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue (October 7, 2005 - February 5, 2006)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Bramalea--Gore--Malton (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue (October 7, 2005 - February 5, 2006)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
LIB
  Bramalea--Gore--Malton (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 95 of 95)


February 9, 1994

Mr. Gurbax Singh Malhi (Bramalea-Gore-Malton)

Mr. Speaker, thank you for giving me the opportunity to suggest to the Minister of Finance to try to keep tax increases to the absolute minimum.

Canadians are losing faith in their taxation system and are protesting by refusing to pay. The underground economy and refusal to pay GST and income tax are indications that Canadians are being taxed to death.

The last federal administration steamrolled public confidence and left the economy flat.

The Minister of Finance has shown he is very sensitive to the wishes of the Canadian taxpayer. I urge the minister to keep taxation to a minimum to help small business and Canadians as a whole.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Taxation
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February 1, 1994

Mr. Gurbax Singh Malhi (Bramalea-Gore-Malton)

Mr. Speaker, as a long-time member of the Toronto Real Estate Board I hope the government will extend the RRSP home buyers plan. Scheduled to expire on February 28, the plan links ownership with retirement planning.

The home buyers plan eliminates the question of whether to save for a down payment or retirement. It also recognizes the key role housing plays in economic growth. The program costs the taxpayer nothing to operate.

I believe an extension would show government support for the real estate industry. It would also help first-time buyers establish the dream of home ownership. Let us keep that ball rolling.

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Subtopic:   Home Buyers Plan
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January 28, 1994

Mr. Gurbax Malhi (Bramalea-Gore-Malton)

Mr. Speaker, the comments made yesterday in the House that suggested multiculturalism creates ghettos are wrong.

Some members seem to believe new Canadians will flock together in abject poverty if multiculturalism is allowed to continue. This is absurd. To its credit, the Government of Canada wants new Canadians to retain their culture and heritage.

The melting pot philosophy of the United States, which seems to be what some members want here, is not the answer. Are there no ghettos in the United States?

As we head into the 21st century this is not the time for xenophobia. The world is getting smaller and Canadians are demonstrating how we can all live together without losing our identity.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Multiculturalism
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January 21, 1994

Mr. Gurbax Singh Malhi (Bramalea-Gore-Malton)

Mr. Speaker, Canada's national debt surpassed one-half trillion dollars earlier this week. This milestone will be a millstone around our necks if we do not change our attitude now. Our children's quality of life depends on it. How can any of us, with clear conscience, expect future generations to pay for the mistakes of the past?

This new government fully intends to slay the beast of debt. Only then can our children make up their own minds as to where their money will be spent.

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Subtopic:   National Debt
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January 19, 1994

Mr. Gurbax Singh Malhi (Bramalea-Gore-Malton)

Mr. Speaker, today is the 328th birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the 10th guru of the Sikh religion. He sacrificed his father, his sons and himself to preserve the faith of his people.

It is the Sikh duty to walk in the footsteps of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji for the welfare of all human beings.

Let us remember the 10th guru by his belief that all persons are the same though they appear different: the bright, the dark, the ugly and the beautiful.

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Subtopic:   Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji
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