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Women, Peace and Security Ambassador  Madam Speaker, it is particularly poignant that this debate takes place on the 29th anniversary of the École Polytechnique horror. I begin this evening by picking up where I left off on September 20 in the first hour of debate on my motion to create the institution of an ambassa

December 6th, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague across the aisle for the passion and dedication she brings to these issues and to this file. She spoke of the differences in cultural understanding of what a nuclear family is. That is a very important topic for discussion and hop

November 28th, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the parliamentary secretary for his very informative speech. We know that all refugees have come from horrific circumstances, but Yazidi women and girls have survived the sexual slavery of Daesh, which is a particularly difficult journey that th

November 28th, 2018House debate

Borys WrzesnewskyjLiberal

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