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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

Report Stage  Mr. Speaker, I would like to mention to the hon. member that, as we know, Canada is number one in regard to cannabis consumption already. It cannot be worse than that. I would ask the hon. member to inform us about other countries where cannabis is legalized, whether the consum

November 21st, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

Federally Funded Health Research  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to rise today to speak to motion No. 132 and support the exceptional work my colleague, the member for Kitchener Centre, has done on this important issue. This motion highlights an issue that could have monumental consequences: the future of a

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Eva NassifLiberal

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