"Once in a Lifetime" Bill

Ms. Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am very proud to rise in the House today to introduce my Bill. I believe it will help reunite families in Canada. The Bill, called "once in a lifetime", would, simply put, allow someone to sponsor a relative to come to Canada who otherwise would not qualify under the immigration family class rules.

I know in Vancouver East and across the country there are many families desperate to reunite with a family member. The Bill would allow them to do that in a reasonable and compassionate way.

I truly hope that Members of all parties will support the Bill to strengthen our multicultural diversity in Canada and to support families.