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Violence Against Women  Mr. Speaker, today marks the sad anniversary of the day when 14 young female students at the École polytechnique de Montréal had their lives cut short by a madman. December is an important month for raising Canadians' awareness of gender-based violence, a problem that unfortuna

December 6th, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague opposite for his speech. I have to say that our government is very responsible. Why? Because our government decided to invest in creating jobs for Canadians and supporting middle-class families. Does my colleague have anything to say about a

November 28th, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

Lebanon's 74th Anniversary  Mr. Speaker, today being Lebanon's 74th anniversary, I wish Lebanese people around the world, and especially Lebanese Canadians, a happy national holiday. The Lebanese community, the largest Arab Canadian community, is making a remarkable and growing contribution to Canadian her

November 22nd, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

Remembrance Day  Mr. Speaker, since 1918, we have commemorated 99 times the armistice and the sacrifices of the Canadians who died on the many battlefields around the world. May they rest in peace. Our veterans, our soldiers, and many Canadians join together today to mourn the untimely death of

November 8th, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

Melkite Catholic Church  Mr. Speaker, the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, in communion with Rome since the 18th century, adheres to the Byzantine tradition and has its seat in Damascus, Syria. His Beatitude Joseph Absi, Archbishop of Damas and Patriarchal Vicar, was installed as the patriarch of the Melki

October 26th, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech. I completely agree with him, particularly when he said that our bills are “not unchallengeable”. That is true. It is all well and good to criticize the government, but what does he have to say about our government's accomplishmen

October 25th, 2017House debate

Fayçal El-KhouryLiberal

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