Evidence of meeting #8 for Foreign Affairs and International Development in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was egypt.

A recording is available from Parliament.

On the agenda

MPs speaking

Also speaking

  • Barbara Martin  Director General, Middle East and Maghreb Bureau, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • Marie Gervais-Vidricaire  Director General, Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • Jeffrey McLaren  Director, Gulf and Maghreb Relations, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • Hani Tawfilis  Board Member, Mississauga, Canadian Coptic Centre
  • X  As an Individual
  • Antoine A. Malek  Chair, Coptic Orthodox Community of Greater Montreal
  • Hugh Segal  Ontario, CPC

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Liberal

Jim Karygiannis Scarborough—Agincourt, ON

Mr. Tawfilis, you were at the church on October 16?

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Board Member, Mississauga, Canadian Coptic Centre

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Liberal

Jim Karygiannis Scarborough—Agincourt, ON

You were there. Do you remember me speaking?

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Board Member, Mississauga, Canadian Coptic Centre

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Liberal

Jim Karygiannis Scarborough—Agincourt, ON

Do you remember my colleague coming over to grab the mike?

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Board Member, Mississauga, Canadian Coptic Centre

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Liberal

Jim Karygiannis Scarborough—Agincourt, ON

Do you remember what he said exactly? He said, “Take them to the United Nations, you know what the United Nations is all about.” He was making reference to the fact that the United Nations is not the body that would have answered this. If you don't remember, it's on tape. You remember those words, don't you?

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Board Member, Mississauga, Canadian Coptic Centre

Hani Tawfilis

Yes, I do.

We are—

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Liberal

Jim Karygiannis Scarborough—Agincourt, ON

Okay, so this is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs who shows disrespect for the United Nations.

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Board Member, Mississauga, Canadian Coptic Centre

Hani Tawfilis

And the next day, when you raised your point in the House of Commons, we had the answer that this will be raised at the United Nations. We will follow on this and will continue on this.

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Liberal

Jim Karygiannis Scarborough—Agincourt, ON

Has it?

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Board Member, Mississauga, Canadian Coptic Centre

Hani Tawfilis

We need—

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Liberal

Jim Karygiannis Scarborough—Agincourt, ON

Has it been raised, to your knowledge?

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Board Member, Mississauga, Canadian Coptic Centre

Hani Tawfilis

I'm sorry?

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Liberal

Jim Karygiannis Scarborough—Agincourt, ON

Has it, to your knowledge, to this day?