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Association of Retired Quebeckers and Canadians of Haitian Origin  Mr. Speaker, a delegation from the association of retired Quebeckers and Canadians of Haitian origin, or AROHQC, is visiting the nation's capital today. These retirees helped Quebec and Canada prosper. For more than 20 years, this association has fostered the social, economic, c

October 17th, 2018House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, our government knows how important community-based mental health initiatives are. We also recognize that the various communities in Canada, in this case, black Canadians, are all unique. Can the Minister of Health tell the House what our government is doing to promo

October 1st, 2018House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

2018 IFAF World Junior Championships  Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate the Canadian junior football team on their success at the world championships in Mexico. To shore up Team Canada's roster, the coaching staff called on two young men who happen to be former students at the École Secondaire Henri-Bourassa

September 26th, 2018House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

Sickle Cell Disease  Mr. Speaker, today is World Sickle Cell Day. Also known as sickle cell anemia, this is the most common genetic blood disorder in the world. Every year around the world, over 300,000 children are born with this disease. It causes severe intermittent pain crises throughout the suf

June 18th, 2018House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

Henri-Bourassa High School  Mr. Speaker, it has been 50 years. As member of Parliament for Bourassa, I have the honour of marking the 50th anniversary of my alma mater, École secondaire Henri-Bourassa. When I walked through those doors back in 1975, it was a comprehensive school. I want to recognize the c

May 30th, 2018House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, I would like to ask my colleague a supplementary question. We are talking about these agreements, whether NAFTA or others, but we know that in other budgets, the government brought forward some measures to help the middle class and those who want to join it. This als

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, I have a question for my colleague. Let me start by coming back to my speech. Canada and the United States have many things in common in terms of their history, language, and identity. These commonalities grew into a wonderful friendship that has not faded with time.

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, I am pleased to rise this evening. I will speak for about 10 minutes, after which I will ask one or two questions, at most. My speech will focus on one of our government's main priorities, which is to strengthen and diversify trade. In doing so, we can ensure that mor

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, for many years, Montreal residents have been calling for public transit to be improved. Our government offered help last year by pledging to invest in the Réseau électrique métropolitain project, which is going to transform the region. However, that is not enough. Re

April 25th, 2018House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada  Mr. Speaker, as a proud fellow chartered professional accountant, I am delighted to highlight an important milestone for Canada's accounting profession. On April 1, the accounting profession celebrated its fifth anniversary of operations. Chartered Professional Accountants of C

April 17th, 2018House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

International Women's Day  Mr. Speaker, International Women's Day was celebrated on March 8, with this year's theme of #MyFeminism. I had the huge privilege of honouring eight exceptional women in my riding of Bourassa and awarding them certificates of merit. These women run businesses, community organiza

March 19th, 2018House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

Black History Month  Mr. Speaker, it was a huge honour for me to help kick off Black History Month in my riding of Bourassa. At an event to honour community leaders in Montreal North, local social development agency Un itinéraire pour tous celebrated the dedication and involvement of eleven prominent

February 15th, 2018House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, one year ago, Engineers Without Borders released the results of a survey of young Canadians about greater global development. The results showed that responding to humanitarian crises and natural disasters, promoting access to healthcare for women, children, and yout

February 13th, 2018House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

Black History Month  Mr. Speaker, 23 years ago, the House of Commons recognized February as Black History Month. Let us celebrate our differences that make Canada a strong, diverse, inclusive, and proud country. The theme for 2018 is “Black Canadian Women: Stories of Strength, Courage and Vision”.

February 1st, 2018House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

CPA Without Borders  Mr. Speaker, I would like to point out the exceptional work of CPA Without Borders, an organization of chartered professional accountants established only four years ago. It has given its volunteers the mission of providing accounting services, implementing accounting systems, an

November 7th, 2017House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal