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Points of Order  Mr. Speaker, I rise to address the issue raised in this House in regard to the annual general meeting of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association held on October 30, 2018. In our Westminster parliamentary system we govern ourselves by custom and convention, and by rules and

November 5th, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I would like to present a petition signed by 36 constituents in my riding of Etobicoke Centre. The petitioners are gravely concerned with the ongoing systematic persecution against the Uighurs and other ethnic Turkic groups by the gover

October 30th, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the honour of presenting a petition. The petitioners express grave concern about the illegal international harvesting of organs, as documented by the Nobel Peace Prize-nominated David Matas and David Kilgour. They call for a stop

October 22nd, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I would like to use this opportunity to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Nadia Murad for winning the Nobel Peace Prize. It was not that long ago that Nadia was with us here in the gallery when our House of Commons showed that we could approach these very diff

October 22nd, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, our government is proud to have a feminist foreign policy. Gender equality produces greater prosperity and a more peaceful and secure world. At the Women Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Montreal, the Minister of Foreign Affairs reaffirmed Canada's international leaders

September 25th, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Women, Peace and Security Ambassador  Mr. Speaker, as I was listening to the first two points, I believe we would be able to find a common ground. However, the third point talks about budgets, and I believe this would not be allowed in a motion. Therefore, at this point in time, with tremendous sympathy for the amend

September 20th, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

September 20th, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Women, Peace and Security Ambassador  Madam Speaker, within a motion it is not the prerogative of the House to set a budget for the executive branch of government. This is where the great debates of the day can take place. It is up to the legislature to pass the laws, but when it comes to budgetary questions, procedu

September 20th, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Women, Peace and Security Ambassador  Madam Speaker, we have people in various places in the House and government departments who do their work because they feel passionately and strongly about these issues. I would like to thank Ms. Galadza and her team for all of their tremendous work. I am glad she has been single

September 20th, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Women, Peace and Security Ambassador  moved: That the House: (a) recognize that Canada has a rich tradition of peacekeeping, peace-making and peacebuilding; (b) recognize that Canada is a world leader in the promotion of human rights and peace, having crafted the wording of the United Nations Declaration of Human R

September 20th, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the honour of presenting a petition signed by Canadians from across the country. The petitioners express great concern about the harvesting and trafficking of human organs and body parts without consent and for profit, as docum

June 18th, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, the government has the responsibility to protect the private information of Canadians and the integrity of our critical infrastructure. Budget 2018 committed $155 million toward a new Canadian centre for cybersecurity for a unified government source of unique experti

June 12th, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Canada-Ukraine Friendship Group  Mr. Speaker, I join all members in welcoming to Canada a delegation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, led by First Vice-Speaker Iryna Gerashchenko and the co-chair of the Ukraine-Canada parliamentary friendship group Ivan Krulko. The delegation is here to advance the special and

June 11th, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Human Rights  Mr. Speaker, on Monday, film director Oleg Sentsov entered the fourth week of his hunger strike in an Arctic hard-labour penal colony 5,000 kilometres from his native Crimea. He is slowly starving to death to raise awareness of 74 Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar political prisoners w

June 7th, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Business of Supply  Yes, Mr. Speaker, in fact, there is a lot we can point to. There was $1 billion in investments in bilateral trade between our two countries. Even more important are those hundreds of relationships that were established. There were four ministers and 16 MPs. We had a whole team me

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal