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COVID-19 Pandemic  Madam Chair, in a crisis like this, we must ensure that our economy and food are secure and that Canadians remain healthy. I will work with my colleague, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, to ensure that foreign workers' home countries allow them to leave, so that they

March 25th, 2020House debate

François-Philippe ChampagneLiberal

COVID-19 Pandemic  Madam Chair, I thank the member for the great collaboration. What we are doing is probably the largest repatriation effort in Canada's history, in peacetime at least. I want to say that no one is going to be left behind. We are doing, as the member said, the largest repatriatio

March 25th, 2020House debate

François-Philippe ChampagneLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, the following reflects a consolidated response approved on behalf of Global Affairs Canada ministers. With regard to (i) to (xii), currently, Global Affairs Canada is aware of 123 Canadians in detention in the greater China region. This figure includes of Canadians

March 11th, 2020House debate

François-Philippe ChampagneLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  moved that Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States, be concurred in.

March 10th, 2020House debate

François-Philippe ChampagneLiberal

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  moved that the bill be read the third time and passed.

March 10th, 2020House debate

François-Philippe ChampagneLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the treaty entitled “Amendments to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction”.

March 10th, 2020House debate

François-Philippe ChampagneLiberal

Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act. (Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

March 10th, 2020House debate

François-Philippe ChampagneLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, we are deeply concerned by the human rights situation faced by the Uighur and other minorities in China. Let me be very clear. Our government has raised this issue directly with the Chinese. Canada has also repeatedly voiced its concern at the United Nations Human

March 9th, 2020House debate

François-Philippe ChampagneLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Mississauga—Lakeshore for his work and his important question. First of all, I want to express our condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives. Last week, I did speak with the Indian foreign minister t

March 9th, 2020House debate

François-Philippe ChampagneLiberal

Consular Affairs  Mr. Speaker, we remain very committed to providing consular services to Canadians travelling abroad, obviously including Iran. We invite Canadians in Iran to take commercial flights while they remain available. Canadians in Iran can access services at our embassy in Ankara and ca

February 27th, 2020House debate

François-Philippe ChampagneLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Madam Speaker, I am so proud to see you in the chair. I would like to say to my hon. colleague that he will not have to do that. We are very proud of Ambassador Barton's work. He brings a wealth of experience, and he is the type of Canadian we like to attract into the public se

February 7th, 2020House debate

François-Philippe ChampagneLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Madam Speaker, I have the utmost respect for my hon. colleague. At a time where we have a health emergency, this House should really be behind our public service and behind Ambassador Barton. We are trying to make sure we provide all the consular services to our Canadians in Chin

February 7th, 2020House debate

François-Philippe ChampagneLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for York Centre for his advocacy on this very important issue. Canada is, and will always be, a steadfast ally of Israel. Canada remains very concerned about any effort to single out or isolate Israel internationally. Let me be firm

February 6th, 2020House debate

François-Philippe ChampagneLiberal

Consular Affairs  Mr. Speaker, Canadians would agree that a Canadian is a Canadian. I am happy that on this side of the House we understand that. We are deeply concerned about Mr. Celil and we will continue to raise his case at every opportunity at senior levels. We will continue to call upon th

February 6th, 2020House debate

François-Philippe ChampagneLiberal

Consular Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I think everyone in the House recognizes that Mr. Celil is a Canadian. We will always stand up for Canadians. We recognize he is a Canadian. We will provide consular assistance. We will continue to assist him, like we would do for every Canadian around the world.

February 6th, 2020House debate

François-Philippe ChampagneLiberal