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Seniors  Mr. Speaker, seniors make valuable contributions to our families, workplaces and communities. By 2036, seniors will represent close to 25% of the population. Could the Minister of Seniors please update this House on what our government is doing to ensure that our seniors remain

December 11th, 2018House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Jewish Community of Steveston—Richmond East  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to solemnly join the Jewish community of Richmond in condemning the horrifying anti-Semitic attack at the Tree of Life synagogue. I feel truly privileged to represent one of our most diverse ridings, and our Jewish community is an active and integral pa

November 8th, 2018House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Filipino Heritage Month  Madam Speaker, I would like to begin by congratulating the member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre for all her hard work and the dedication she has put forth to get this motion and, hopefully, this bill to this House. I an blessed to come from a place called Steveston—East R

October 25th, 2018House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I present this e-petition, e-1527, calling on the government to address birth tourism. Birth tourism exploits our generous public health care and social security systems and violates Canadians' sense of fairness. Nearly 11,000 Canadians signed this e-petition, callin

October 5th, 2018House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Ray Martyniuk  Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the life Ray Martyniuk, a lifelong resident of Steveston. Ray loved his community and its history. He owned and operated several successful local businesses, including a health food store, Function Junction junk store, Cannery Cafe and Steveston W

October 5th, 2018House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Mid-Autumn Festival  Mr. Speaker, on Saturday, I joined the Richmond Chinese Community Society at Lansdowne Centre in celebrating mid-autumn festival. I would like to thank Linda Li, Thomas Yu, Phyllis Chan, Michael Chiu, and all the great volunteers at RCCS for organizing this great annual event.

September 24th, 2018House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Lois Carson Boyce  Madam Speaker, on Saturday, April 21, I attended the celebration of life at South Arm United Church for Lois Carson Boyce, who passed away at the age of 99 years young. Lois was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, before dedicating her life to the

June 1st, 2018House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

National Local Food Day Act  Madam Speaker, I too would like to applaud the work of the member for Kootenay—Columbia for introducing what I think is an amazing bill. It will support our farmers and food processors, and all those Canadians who are part of or impacted by the agriculture and food sector in our

May 28th, 2018House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to salute the dedicated volunteers at Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives for the excellent services it has offered our community for over 40 years. In addition to being a hub for volunteers and fundraising, Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives is also a direct s

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Tourism  Mr. Speaker, 2017 was the best year ever for tourism in Canada. Close to 21 million tourists visited our country from all over the world, including more than 680,000 visitors from China, which was also a new record. Can the Minister of Small Business and Tourism update the House

May 1st, 2018House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Orthodox Christmas  Mr. Speaker, on Saturday, January 6, I joined the parishioners at the Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox church to celebrate Orthodox Christmas Eve. It was a beautiful ceremony led by the Very Reverend Michael Fourik, who kindly introduced me to some of the teachings of the Rus

February 8th, 2018House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Church Fundraiser  Mr. Speaker, on November 10, parishioners from St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church hosted an evening of music and prayers to raise funds for a new, larger church building for the growing faith community at neighbouring St. Paul Roman Catholic Parish. The music provided by the yout

December 5th, 2017House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, on October 21, the health minister and I were invited to the Pacific Autism Family Network Hub in Richmond. Our tour of their facility was both eye-opening and heartwarming. This centre is a one-stop shop for special programs, support services, and specialized res

November 6th, 2017House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Love Letters to Canada Exhibit  Mr. Speaker, on October 11, Trinity Western University in Richmond invited me to attend a student exhibit called Love Letters to Canada. This exhibit showcased the gratitude and love for Canada of three students: Cecilia from China, Adriana from Mexico, and Sushil from India. Th

October 24th, 2017House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal

Yom Kippur  Mr. Speaker, at sunset on Friday, Jewish communities around the world gathered to observe the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Yom Kippur is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. It is a day of introspection, prayer, and forgiveness as friends and family gather to

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Joe PeschisolidoLiberal