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Persons Day  Mr. Speaker, today I am honoured to promote and celebrate Persons Day. On October 18, 1929, the historic decision to include women in the legal definition of “persons” was handed down by Canada's highest court of appeal, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London. Th

October 18th, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Youth  Mr. Speaker, right now there is a shortage of workers in a number of sectors in Quebec. The economy is growing and employers need skilled workers. I know that our government has a plan to help young people acquire the skills and experience they need to succeed. Can the Prime Mini

October 4th, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Terry Fox Day  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to be back on Parliament Hill after a busy summer in Vimy, the riding I represent. I am sure that we have all worked hard in our ridings, especially my colleagues out west who are affected by the forest fires. Last week in Vimy, I had the honour of join

September 26th, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, this legislation would ensure that the Access to Information Act never gets out of date, as it is today, and that it would be mandatory for the act to be reviewed every five years. Can the hon. member explain to the House how this would increase openness and transpar

September 25th, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Gender Equality Week Act  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to participate in the debate on the private member's bill introduced by the member for Mississauga—Lakeshore, Bill C-309, an act to establish gender equality week. Before I begin, I would like to commend the member for Mississauga—Lakeshore for the

June 21st, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his eloquent speech. Since he is an immigrant like me, does he not believe that by allowing newcomers under 18 to obtain citizenship this bill makes it easier for them to integrate and helps them feel more at home, while it further enri

June 12th, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, the government is working to support the middle class by diversifying trade and updating existing agreements. The Table de concertation de Laval en condition féminine works to promote gender equality. This week, the minister and his Chilean counterpart signed a mod

June 8th, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

HPV Prevention Week  Mr. Speaker, I would like to talk about the excellent work being done to prevent the transmission of human papilloma virus infections, many of which can cause different types of cancer. The Federation of Medical Women of Canada has organized events on Parliament Hill to promote

May 30th, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am happy to rise today to present petition e-721, signed by 4,066 people from across the country. The petition calls upon the Minister of Transport to restore licensing and to remove the ban to operate direct flights from Canada to Beirut, highlighting the underlyi

May 15th, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Knar Bohjelian Yemenidjian  Mr. Speaker, the last survivor of the Armenian genocide in Canada, Knar Bohjalian Yemenidjian, passed away in January in Montreal at the age of 107, just shy of her 108th birthday. Knar was a living example of resilience and strength whose life story serves as a reminder to stand

May 1st, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Vimy  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today to talk about the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, celebrated on April 9, and an important person in my riding, the late Fernand Trépanier. The significance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge not only showcased the unity and p

April 10th, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Family, Children and Social Development  Mr. Speaker, today is national family caregiver day. Those who help sick or dying relatives deserve great recognition for their dedication. Budget 2017 sets out new measures to support these people, who sometimes have to take time away from work to care for their family members.

April 4th, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak to Motion No. 105, which was moved by my esteemed colleague from Humber River—Black Creek in order to reaffirm and consolidate our fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a fatal moto

March 23rd, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

International Women's Day  Mr. Speaker, today we are celebrating International Women's Day, our annual tribute to women's contributions to society and a reminder that we are working diligently to achieve gender equality. As a member of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, I had the privilege of

March 8th, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Pink Shirt Day  Mr. Speaker, today is Pink Shirt Day, an initiative to combat all forms of bullying against anyone of any age, anywhere. On this day, people wear pink shirts to raise awareness about the bullying of children and adults that goes on every day. Bullying is never acceptable, and i

February 22nd, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal