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Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, as a proud francophone and member of Parliament for Vimy, in Quebec, I was extremely upset by the Ontario Conservatives' cuts targeting Franco-Ontarians. I would like to know what the government is doing to support the vitality of minority language communities and h

November 30th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague opposite for his question. Yes, in fact, we do have a lot of debt but we have invested in economic growth and infrastructure and we have created over 600,000 jobs. I can assure my colleague opposite that a lot of jobs have been created in my

November 27th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, that is not what is most important right now. We inherited a lot of debt from the Conservative government, which never managed to achieve good economic growth. I just told the member's colleague that we are sure that we are on the right track. In the current economi

November 27th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak today on the topic of Bill C-86. As the member for Vimy and a member of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, I am proud of our government’s accomplishments and their impact on the lives of middle-class Canadians in my riding and acro

November 27th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Violence Against Women  Mr. Speaker, once again this year, from November 25 to December 10, there will be 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. It is an opportunity for each one of us to reaffirm our commitment to preventing and eliminating the violence experienced by almost half of all you

November 27th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Postal Services Resumption and Continuation Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to ask our minister what this bill will do for Canada's economy. Also, what does she think will happen to Canadians if such legislation is not passed at this time of year?

November 23rd, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Lebanese Independence  Mr. Speaker, I am both pleased and proud to draw the attention of the House to the fact that today is the 75th anniversary of Lebanese independence, which marks the day when Lebanon threw off the colonial yoke. Together with people from other countries, on this day the people of

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, this week is Gender-based Analysis Plus Awareness Week. This is an opportunity for us as parliamentarians to learn more about GBA+ and its contribution to gender equality. Recognizing and addressing the different ways government decision-making affects various group

November 20th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Organ and Tissue Donation  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to participate in the debate on Motion No. 189 and to support my colleague from Thérèse-De Blainville in his effort to promote awareness of organ donation and facilitate the sharing of best practices among the provinces to help build a system that w

November 19th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Metropolitan Montreal Deaf Community Centre  Mr. Speaker, I had the pleasure of meeting the 250 members of the deaf community who attended the gala dinner to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Metropolitan Montreal Deaf Community Centre, an event that took place in my riding, Vimy, on Saturday, October 27. The organizat

November 19th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Armistice Day  Mr. Speaker, on November 4, I had the honour of joining many Laval residents for the annual Armistice Day parade organized by Chomedey Royal Canadian Legion Branch 251 in my riding of Vimy. Every year, this is an opportunity for Canadians to honour the soldiers who served Canad

November 8th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Pensions  Madam Speaker, yesterday, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour announced changes to the Canada Labour Code. We have all heard the stories of Sears workers. In my riding, Vimy, the layoffs also affected our community. Middle-class workers in Vimy felt they

November 2nd, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Sikh Heritage Month Act  Madam Speaker, [Member spoke in Punjabi] [Translation] I am pleased to rise today at third reading of Bill C-376, an act to designate the month of April as Sikh heritage month. This bill was sponsored by my colleague, the hon. member for Surrey—Newton, and it highlights the ma

November 1st, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition that I sponsored and that was recently certified for presentation in the House. Petition e-1530 has to do with women's rights, and it calls on the Government of Canada to intervene to require that all firms and organizations, whet

October 24th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his impressive speech. I sit on the Standing Committee on the Status of Women. We heard witnesses from the indigenous community. We noted that a large number of indigenous women who are victims of domestic violence are in prison. Can my c

October 23rd, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal