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  • His favourite word is ukraine.

Liberal MP for Etobicoke Centre (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 53% of the vote.

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present two reports, in both official languages. The first is the ninth report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship ...

Voted No on Vote #238 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #237 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: ( a) recognize the need to quell the ...

Voted No on Vote #236 on Bill C-323 Amend the Income Tax Act (rehabilitation of historic property)

Voted Yes on Vote #235 That the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status ...

Voted No on Vote #234 That the Honourable Member for Foothills be now heard.

This week

Spoke in the House on Operation UNIFIER Madam Chair, I will be sharing my time with the member for Kildonan—St. Paul. Tonight we have heard in detail about Operation Unifier in support of ...

Spoke in the House on Operation Unifier Mr. Speaker, a decade ago, Russian ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak, visited Ottawa as Russian deputy foreign minister. Back then, I confronted Kislyak about Russia's cyber-attacks ...

Posted on Twitter Nominations are now open for the 2017 Exceptional Service Awards. Full details here: https://t.co/yNd0Z0pTz5… https://t.co/3UWxbsqA3T

Posted on Twitter Help @globalmedicdmgf bring #HumanitarianAid to #ConflictZones. Vote here https://t.co/L3Vzn9pqAm to win them a $750K grant. #savinglives

A week ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Senate Liberal, MPs slamming feds for not living up to transparency promises From left: Senate Liberal whip Percy Downe, Liberal MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj; Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre. Sen. Downe has called out the public service for not being transparent, Mr. Poilievre is accusing the government of blocking the release of ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Senate Liberal, MPs slamming feds for not living up to transparency promises From left: Senate Liberal whip Percy Downe, Liberal MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj; Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre. Sen. Downe has called out the public service for not being transparent, Mr. Poilievre is accusing the government of blocking the release of ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the eighth report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration entitled “Family Reunification”. ...

Posted on Twitter Met with @OPP_Mun_Pol and @TorontoPolice to discuss issues affecting front-line police officers from Etobicoke.… https://t.co/u1dUKd7Uxs

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, Operation Unifier is critically important for our ally, Ukraine, whose territory has been militarily invaded and annexed. Two hundred highly respected and talented Canadian ...

Posted on Twitter Excellent news, @MinCanadaFA @cafreeland announces #Canada is extending #OperationUnifier to help #Ukraine. #cdnpoli https://t.co/TFG643WXnQ

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription) “Bitter Harvest” premieres in Canada at Ottawa's Canadian War Museum At the Canadian premiere of “Bitter Harvest” (from left) are: Member of Parliament Borys Wrzesnewskyj, Ukrainian Canadian Congress National President Paul Grod, Ukraine's Minister of Culture Yevhen Nyschuk, the film's producer Ian Ihnatowycz, Ukrainian ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Bitter Harvest Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to inform the House about the long-awaited motion picture premier of Bitter Harvest, on February 28, at the Canadian War Museum. ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Mr. Speaker, my colleague across the aisle noted that this is one of the few times we have had a trade agreement that everyone agrees is ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Mr. Speaker, as we begin our debate here this evening, I note that tomorrow morning the Canada–Ukraine free trade agreement will be debated in the Verkhovna ...

Posted on Twitter Celebrating Tamil Heritage Month on the Hill where I encountered a beautiful princess. #TamilHeritageMonth… https://t.co/MdwP8uYqa0

Posted on Twitter Standing in solidarity against terror at the Vigil on Parliament Hill for #QuebecCityMosqueShooting victims #cdnpoli https://t.co/432eOgZRWA

Three months ago

Mentioned by The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription) Holodomor commemorated on Parliament Hill Borys Wrzesnewskyj (MP, Etobicoke-Center in Ontario), the chair of the CUPFG, was master of ceremonies for the commemoration. Nadia Zelem, daughter of Holodomor survivor Halyna Zelem, lit the ceremonial candle. Mr. Wrzesnewskyj recognized Ian ...

Mentioned by The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription) Wrzesnewskyj on Crimean Tatar genocide Member of Parliament Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Center in Ontario) spoke on December 7 in the House of Commons on Bill C-306, the Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day Act. Following is the text of his remarks. Crimea's seductive ...

Mentioned by Ukrinform News Canadian MP: Annexation of Crimea violates principles of international law The fundamental principle of the inviolability of borders was defiantly violated by illegal Russian annexation of Crimea. Canadian MP, member of the ruling Liberal Party Borys Wrzesnewskyj said this at the Federal Parliament of Canada, an Ukrinform ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Statutory Review of the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act and ... China, as a key member of the Security Council, technically is a partner in the sanctions regime against North Korea, so we're relying on China to ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Statutory Review of the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act and ... Sir, I'd like to address another question that we're grappling with. Canada is a big believer in multilateralism, especially with countries that we consider part of ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Statutory Review of the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act and ... Mr. Biersteker, I'd like to continue where Mr. Levitt finished off. It was referenced earlier that at one point UN sanctions appeared to be quite effective. ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canadian Government's Countries of Focus for Bilateral Development Assistance and Statutory Review ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you for the opportunity, Mr. Fragiskatos. I'd like to follow up on my colleague's questions around targeted sanctions in regard to ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Bill C-6 Thank you, Ms. Hubers. Before we begin the clause-by-clause study, I would like to provide the many new members of the committee with a few comments ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Women, Peace and Security and Briefing on the Campaign for Sergei Magnitsky ... Thank you, Chair. Mr. Kara-Murza, you have my heartfelt gratitude. I don't know how to put it more poignantly; it's my heartfelt gratitude that you're here ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Supplementary Estimates (C) 2015-16: Votes 1c and 5c under Citizenship and Immigration ... Thank you. I'd like to follow up on my previous questions with the department officials. It's been almost four years—June of 2012—since the legislation passed allowing ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-537 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (judicial interim release for offences involving firearms)