Iqra Khalid is the Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Erin Mills. She currently sits on the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights and the International Human Rights Subcommittee of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development. She also serves as the chair of the Liberal Women’s Caucus and the All-party Women’s Caucus.
In her roles as a Member of Parliament she has conducted studies on contemporary human rights issues including human trafficking in Canada and around the world, participated in the vetting process for Federal judges, and spoken out on the human rights crises of minority groups such as the Rohingya. Iqra has also played a role in the vetting of Federal judges and participated in studies on Genetic Discrimination, Access to Justice, Transgender Rights, and the Court Challenges Program.
In her riding Iqra founded the Mississauga-Erin Mills Women’s council, which is made up of 12 active and highly accomplished women who advise her on the issues facing women and girls in Mississauga. She also conducts regular town halls and informative seminars at her constituency office to maintain an open dialogue with her constituents on a wide range of topics including mental health, seniors issues, community safety, and opportunities for youth and newcomers to Canada.
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