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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

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, that is absolutely correct, and I am glad that the member raised the issue of the very special relationship we have between India and Canada based on the 1.4 million people of Indian descent who live in Canada. Perhaps this is an opportune point to also express grati

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, as has been stated numerous times, the invitation should never have been sent, and as soon as it came to light, it was rescinded. However, the member noted that nobody is challenging the importance of our business relationship. Therefore, the question should be aske

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, that is absolutely correct. When one is the government, there is an obligation to do what is best for the Canadian people. In this case, it is having a debate about the opportunities the Indian market affords Canadian investors and the opportunities for India to trad

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the answer with respect to the invitation is already very clear. In fact, the invitation should never have been sent, and once discovered, it was immediately rescinded. Another point that needs to be noted is that this government has great confidence in the security

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, for over a century on International Women's Day, we have made pledges and given flowers. It is not enough. Internationally, we need leadership to fully implement the Women, Peace and Security agenda and to fight against gender inequality and gender-based violence. Ca

March 1st, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am presenting a petition signed by 60 constituents in my riding of Etobicoke Centre. The petitioners are deeply concerned about the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China, a persecution that has as its goal the eradi

December 11th, 2017House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Crimean Tatars  Mr. Speaker, in December 1917, 100 years ago, the Crimean Tatars proclaimed their democratic republic and launched their national assembly, the Qurultay. The Bolsheviks abolished this state and in 1944, Stalin attempted ethnocide through the mass deportation of Crimean Tatars int

December 11th, 2017House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Committees of the House  Madam Speaker, it is a rare day when reports are unanimously agreed to. It shows that this House can work constructively. We can approach issues in non-partisan ways. It is a rare day, and I congratulate the member for pointing out that this current weak regime, as he called it,

November 30th, 2017House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank our colleague from Calgary Nose Hill for all her tremendous work on this study. I would also like to thank all the members who I had the pleasure of working with as chair of the committee. The member referenced some of the difficult witness tes

November 30th, 2017House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Ukraine  Mr. Speaker, this past August 24, Canadian soldiers marched in Ukraine's Independence Day parade carrying the Canadian flag in downtown Kyiv, which was a clear message to Ukrainians that Canada and NATO stand with them during this time of Russian military invasion and daily aggre

October 31st, 2017House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Attack in Mogadishu  Mr. Speaker, in 2005, as I walked down a dusty road in Jowhar, Somalia, a small girl walked up to me and took my hand. She was barefoot, with only a torn t-shirt to wear. When she took my hand, she beamed the most beautiful smile. I have often thought of that little girl. Did she

October 18th, 2017House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act  Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to speak about Bill S-226, Justice for Victims of Corrupt Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law). First, I would like to pay tribute to Sergei Magnitsky, who lost his life in a brave campaign to expose massive corruption at the highest levels in Russia

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Venezuela  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member for Thornhill has distinguished himself in his human rights advocacy, and I would like to thank him for this important motion. I welcome the opportunity this debate affords to enhance our government's robust response to the crisis of democracy and hum

September 26th, 2017House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

International Day of Peace  Mr. Speaker, today is the International Day of Peace. This year's theme is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”. Will the Rohingya fleeing ethnic cleansing at the hands of the Myanmar regime whose state councillor is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate join us in ce

September 21st, 2017House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal