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Speaking notes for Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship: Improving gender inclusivity for our clients

I also want to recognize my colleague, Randy Boissonnault, who has been tireless in his advocacy, advice and relentless pursuit of LGBTQ2 rights. I want to thank the reverend for hosting us here today. And I want to also give a special shout out to Chris Morrissey for her tireless efforts on behalf of this community for so many years.

Speaking notes for Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship: An announcement on the Visible Minority Newcomer Women Pilot

Good morning, everyone. I want to begin by acknowledging that we are on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Haudenosaunee.

My nephew told me a few weeks ago, he called me very excitedly and said, “this city will never be the same. The Toronto Raptors have made it to the finals.” I said, “no, wait until we win the championship.” He said, “no, it’s good enough that we made the finals.” It’s really good to see that game three resulted in our success and I’m so excited to be back here.