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Seniors  Mr. Speaker, Canada's aging population is going to bring about significant social and economic changes over the next few decades. It is important to ensure that our seniors can still contribute to our society, as they did in the past in building our country. Can the minister res

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her extraordinary speech. I would like to ask her to elaborate on the importance of protecting marine life and the role that it can play in a green and clean environment. How is it important for Canadians, Canada, and the entire world? How

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech. I was shocked to hear him say in his speech that the members on his side of the House were going to reject all of the Liberals' proposals. Is that how he plans to help Canada and Canadians, by rejecting everything the government

June 16th, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her excellent speech and for the extraordinary work that she does in her riding. Could my colleague explain how the bill will save passengers time, improve their comfort, and lower the cost of tickets, things that affect them almost every da

June 16th, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition signed by 648 citizens of Laval. The petitioners are calling on the Government of Canada to reverse its decision to abolish the tuition and public transit tax credits.

June 14th, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

Municipal Libraries  Mr. Speaker, the city of Laval has nine libraries and one bookmobile. Laval offers its residents a large number of activities during the summer, including free lectures and exhibitions. Today, I want to turn the spotlight onto this institution that is showing our young people h

June 14th, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, some of the reasons for the bill is to have a controlled marijuana industry, to bring more money to the government, and to remove organized crime from the market. Would she elaborate on that, please?

June 1st, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

Armenian Genocide  Mr. Speaker, the last survivor of the Armenian genocide in Canada passed away at the age of 108 in Laval—Les Îles. Knar Bohjalian experienced that horrific event. We no longer have any living reminders of the genocide, but there remain some Canadians, many of Armenian origin, wh

May 10th, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, flooding intensified over the weekend in many regions, not only in Quebec, but also in Ontario, British Columbia, and New Brunswick. As my colleague mentioned, first responders will continue to play a crucially important role in ensuring the safety of those affected.

May 8th, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

Francis Vermette  Mr. Speaker, we are fortunate to have extraordinary people in our communities who help others succeed. Today, I want to pay tribute to Francis Vermette who, for 10 years, has been the executive director of Maison des jeunes de Laval-Ouest. Mr. Vermette and his experienced youth

April 10th, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I thank my opposition colleague for his question. A single thing stood out to me in his comments, and that was when he said that the government is investing. That is true. We are investing in our green infrastructure. We are investing in protecting the environment.

April 5th, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. I can assure my colleague that we will continue to stand up for Quebec, as we are doing now, and much more than our friends across the aisle did. We take Quebec's interests to heart. Indeed, 40 members from Quebec work day and

April 5th, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for the excellent question. Many Canadians do not use the Internet very often because they do not have the necessary digital literacy skills. The budget provides $50 million for measures to improve their skills and help their children learn codi

April 5th, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I would first like to assure Quebec and all Quebeckers, on my own personal behalf as well as that of every Liberal member from Quebec, I am sure, that we are there for them. We fight tooth and nail every day for Quebec's interests, businesses, people and infrastructu

April 5th, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Parkdale—High Park. I have been surprised recently by the comments emanating from Quebec's political circles. People have been criticizing the work of the federal Liberals regarding the budget presented by my colle

April 5th, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal