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Gender-Based Violence  Mr. Speaker, #MeToo and Time's Up have shone a light on the consequences of sexism, misogyny, and gender-based violence, renewing calls for gender equality. A year ago today, our government announced “It's Time: Canada's Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence”. T

June 19th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Visitability  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to participate in the debate on Motion No. 157 and to emphasize how important it is for Canadian society. Even though Canada has always been ahead of the curve in creating an inclusive environment, there is still a lot of work to do. According to St

June 11th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Squadron 687 Richelieu Laval  Mr. Speaker, on May 12, I had the honour of attending Squadron 687 Richelieu Laval's 60th annual ceremony. Cadet programs give children and teens wonderful opportunities to participate in activities and develop all kinds of important skills and attitudes, individually or as part

June 4th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Syrian conflict led to the displacement of 5.5 million people. We are proud that Canada responded to that crisis by welcoming over 40,000 Syrians, but the countries neighbouring Syria remain heavily

May 28th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague opposite for his speech. I would also like to ask him a question about Bill C-76. He spoke about getting more youth and indigenous people to vote. Does he think that this bill will help more people with physical and mental disabilities to vote,

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague opposite for his speech on this bill and I would like to ask him some questions. All political parties put partisanship aside and agreed on the amendments in committee. Everyone agrees that this bill will result in major changes. Of course, th

May 7th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague from Rivière-des-Mille-Îles for her moving speech. As a member of the status of women committee myself, I heard many witnesses, including women from indigenous, immigrant, and LGBTQ2 communities, talking about several topics we have studied.

May 7th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Armenia  Mr. Speaker, it is with a heavy heart that I rise once again to acknowledge the anniversary of the Armenian genocide, which took the lives of countless innocent people beginning on April 24, 1915. I have had the honour of getting to know the Armenian community in Vimy, Laval, an

April 24th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

National Volunteer Week  Mr. Speaker, this week is National Volunteer Week, and I am delighted to rise to congratulate all those who volunteer in their communities. I would like to highlight the work of Simone Langevin, who passed away on March 27. She volunteered with the Relais communautaire de Laval

April 16th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, in a healthy and prosperous society, it is essential to ensure that everyone can participate in the economy on a level playing field. Can the Minister of Status of Women tell us what we are doing in budget 2018 to further empower women so that they have equal opport

March 27th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, 2017 was marked by many disasters and ongoing crises, including violence and famine in Africa, the crisis in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, hurricanes in the Caribbean, and ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. In 2018, humanitarian needs throughout the world will be unprecedented,

March 2nd, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Armand-Frappier Museum  Mr. Speaker, on January 22, we announced that the government was investing money in relocating the Armand-Frappier Museum, Biosciences Interpretation Centre, to the Cosmodôme site. The $2.7 million investment will not only help the museum expand and welcome more visitors, but it

February 7th, 2018House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Acts of Heroism  Mr. Speaker, what could be more admirable than risking one's life to save someone else's? On May 7, Luc Vincent did not hesitate for a moment to risk his life to help someone when a car veered off a bridge and fell into the Lake of Two Mountains. Mr. Vincent quickly returned to

December 11th, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, Canada is taking part in the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign, which runs until December 10, because we know that gender-based violence is a major but preventable barrier to equality. In order to achieve gender equality, women and girls, inc

November 30th, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

74th Anniversary of Lebanese Independence  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to rise in recognition of the 74th anniversary of Lebanese independence. This is the second time I have had the pleasure to rise in this chamber to bring attention to the proud people of Lebanon, who celebrate their independence on November 22

November 22nd, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal