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July 26th, 2016
Committee meeting

Prof. Patrice Dutil

Electoral Reform committee   it. You will see it in the Netherlands, in Belgium, in Spain, and in Greece. Everywhere that has used proportional representation, parties will emerge that will cater to a particular—

July 25th, 2016
Committee meeting

Dr. Nelson Wiseman

Electoral Reform committee   a year and a half or two years? Why does it take that long? Greece called a referendum on June 27, 2015, and had a vote on July 5. You've just made such elaborate and expensive rules around elections and referenda. No one thinks that the Greek vote was undemocratic.

July 25th, 2016
Committee meeting

Dr. Nelson Wiseman

Electoral Reform committee  We could talk about the Nordic model. It seems to have worked well up there, in Denmark, Norway, Sweden. We could talk about what happens in the Mediterranean basin. In Israel, in Italy, and in Greece, it hasn't been quite that co-operative, so I come back to my point

July 20th, 2016
Committee meeting

Raija-Liisa Schmidt-Teigen

Citizenship and Immigration committee  In the segregated camps there is a degree of safety. The people who are in charge of the camps that I work with are Yazidis themselves, so there is a degree of safety that is guaranteed to them in the camps. Because of the rumour that they've heard in Greece and Turkey

July 20th, 2016
Committee meeting

Raija-Liisa Schmidt-Teigen

Citizenship and Immigration committee   today was from Greece. One of our Yazidi beneficiaries commented to one of our workers that it was really hard for them because they were still living in a Muslim context, and the Muslim NGO workers who were serving them were, after hours, overheard calling them all sorts of names.

July 19th, 2016
Committee meeting

Mirza Ismail

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Distinguished gentlemen, honourable Chair Borys, committee members, and honoured guests. I am honoured to be here. Thank you for this opportunity to speak at the CIMM meeting on the situation of the Yazidi refugees in Turkey, Syria, and Greece and of the IDP in northern Iraq

July 19th, 2016
Committee meeting

Nadia Murad Basee Taha

Citizenship and Immigration committee   their remains. You see your mother killed with no guilt other than her Yazidi identity that meant others considered her an infidel. We're talking about not being able to buy a container of milk for the children in the camps in Greece, Turkey, Syria, and Iraqi Kurdistan. The Yazidis

May 30th, 2016
Committee meeting

Peter Kent

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Sure. I'll explain that with regard to that tweet. I didn't endorse what was said. I agreed it was an ominous portrayal of the uncontrolled migration from Turkey through Greece and into Europe. With regard to screening, I agree that screening is certainly necessary

May 13th, 2016
Committee meeting

Jodi Koberinski

International Trade committee  We came to this agreement three years in. If you want to negotiate for this country the kind of deal that Greece got under the EU, that is what we are doing, because we have arrived with deals made that put us at an uneven keel with our trading partners, and this is unacceptable

May 12th, 2016
Committee meeting

Julia Bicknell

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee   of Lesbos, in Greece, and he meets the refugees and talks to them and takes some of them back on his plane to Rome, I think he is showing what living out his Christian witness is all about. I think he's also drawing attention to the fact that many of these refugees are in fact

May 3rd, 2016
Committee meeting

Gregory Wiebe

Finance committee   underground economy. Greece is one that's often cited. I'd like to think Canadians are generally very compliant with the income tax system. My belief is that there is a much smaller problem regarding the underground economy than what we'd see in other jurisdictions around the world.

April 12th, 2016
Committee meeting

Prof. Günther Bachmann

Environment committee   is a prerequisite, as is keeping it within the planetary boundaries. It all comes down to what wealth is and what “wealthy” means to you. The German green economy is prospering and is an increasing economic part of Germany. That is where people have put their trust. You mentioned Greece. I

April 12th, 2016
Committee meeting

Robert Sopuck
Conservative

Environment committee   want to save the environment, you have to get rich. So I go back to the question. First and foremost, creating wealth in a society should be front and centre. Given the financial situation in Greece, for example, because of excess government spending, are they going to be concerned

March 24th, 2016
House debate

Julie Dabrusin
Liberal

Greek Independence Day   will be celebrating Greece's Independence Day and their contributions to Canada over the years. I am happy to join the Greek community of Toronto in its tremendous parade. Toronto City Hall will fly the Greek flag on Tuesday, March 29, in honour of this important date for the Greek community.

March 21st, 2016
House debate

Peter Fragiskatos
Liberal

Greek Independence Day  . The economic downturn that Greece has experienced since 2008 will also be overcome. Greece is a resilient country and home to resilient people. The Greeks use the word “zito” or “long live”. So today I say, [Member speaks in Greek ] Zito Ellas. Zito Canada. Efharisto poli kirye