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55th Quebec Games  Madam Speaker, over 3,300 young athletes from across the province will be participating in the 55th Quebec Games in Laval from July 22 to July 30. The Quebec Games are more than just a competition. They are an excellent opportunity to celebrate sports and sportsmanship. This eve

May 20th, 2022House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Brain Tumour Awareness Month  Mr. Speaker, let us turn May grey. May is Brain Tumour Awareness Month. Every day, 27 Canadians hear the words “you have a brain tumour”. These tumours are unpredictable and complex, and can affect anyone at any time. Malignant or benign, they leave a physical, psychological an

May 9th, 2022House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Guy Lafleur  Mr. Speaker, number 10 streaks down the ice, fast as lightning, blond hair flying. Unleashing all his speed, skill and strength, he closes in on the net. Goal! Celebrations break out all over the street, the neighbourhood, the city, the province. Those are the kinds of vivid mem

April 26th, 2022House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Ramadan  Mr. Speaker, Muslims all over the world celebrated the start of the holy month of Ramadan this weekend. Ramadan is a time of spiritual contemplation with an emphasis on devotion, during which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset as a way to get closer to God. To the 20,000 Muslim

April 4th, 2022House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Online Streaming Act  Madam Speaker, I agree with my colleague on the importance of protecting Canadians' free speech. However, I would like to know whether he understands that the bill does not affect the content that social media users create. The bill targets the platforms and the web giants. Does

March 29th, 2022House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Online Streaming Act  Madam Speaker, this bill will ensure that broadcasters and streaming platforms contribute to the direct support of creators from francophone, racialized, indigenous, LGBTQ2 and disability communities. Could my colleague elaborate a bit more on this aspect?

March 29th, 2022House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, the pandemic created some unprecedented challenges for the Canadian health care system, and our system is in dire need of support. Although Canada's vaccination rates are high, COVID‑19 continues to threaten our health and our social and economic well-being. One of t

March 28th, 2022House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Purple Day  Madam Speaker, on March 26, we will be celebrating Purple Day to raise awareness for epilepsy. I invite all Canadians to wear purple to raise awareness of this disorder, which affects more than 250,000 people in Canada. It is an opportunity to better understand how we can make a

March 25th, 2022House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Quebec Meals on Wheels Week  Mr. Speaker, from March 20 to 27, we celebrate meals on wheels, which provides support to those who need it by preparing and delivering healthy meals to their homes. This is an essential part of aging in place that provides some respite for family caregivers. The last two years

March 24th, 2022House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague opposite for his speech. Before 2019, the quotas were approximately 50,000 immigrants per year. In recent years, that number has dropped to 40,000 immigrants per year in Quebec. I am wondering, however, why my colleague does not show as much p

March 1st, 2022House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, Quebec's place in the House is and must remain strong and stable, like its place in our Confederation. I also have to say that electoral reform would most certainly have an impact on the representation of the parties and the regional distribution across Canada. Ho

March 1st, 2022House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. There is no question that our government supports Quebec's important place in our Confederation and in the House of Commons. However, we do not need extreme measures to do that. I want to come back to—

March 1st, 2022House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I am the son of immigrants, and I am very proud to have been born in Quebec. I understand the notion of culture very well. I live out my Italian and Quebec cultures at home for my son Gabriel. I must say that this is the most beautiful thing I have done, because cu

March 1st, 2022House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, although any scenario that would cause Quebec to lose a seat is unfair in my eyes, the Bloc Québécois's proposed fix goes too far in denying equity and will only trigger an endless constitutional debate that will ultimately benefit no one. The government is advoca

March 1st, 2022House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, as a member from Quebec, it is my duty to participate in today's discussion on my Bloc Québécois colleague's motion. I want to tell him that the current formula has a very interesting history and is the result of many amendments and historical considerations in whi

March 1st, 2022House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal