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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

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