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Export and Import Permits Act  Mr. Speaker, this is not about a gun registry, which the member spent some time talking about, but about a UN Arms Trade Treaty. We heard some very compelling stories earlier from a member's speech about women in the Congo noticing that we had not signed on to this agreement, tal

September 21st, 2017House debate

Julie DabrusinLiberal

Export and Import Permits Act  Madam Speaker, my colleague spoke eloquently about her international experience and her conversations with women and the use of arms against women in other countries. I am wondering if they had heard that our country had not signed the UN Arms Trade Treaty and what she thinks i

September 21st, 2017House debate

Julie DabrusinLiberal

Rosh Hashanah  Mr Speaker, this week is the start of a new year. Kids are back to school, the harvest season is in full swing, members of Parliament are back in this place, and it is Rosh Hashanah. It is my favourite time of the year. On Sunday, I enjoyed participating in the community Rosh H

September 20th, 2017House debate

Julie DabrusinLiberal

Amendments to Standing Orders  Mr. Speaker, the member opposite seems to underestimate the respect that we all have on this side for having this good discussion and robust discussions in committee. In my committee, I am always happy to hear thoughts and to debate what we can do to make things better and how we

June 20th, 2017House debate

Julie DabrusinLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate what the parliamentary secretary has outlined for us today as far as a vision. I was hoping he could expand a bit. He has shown great confidence in the system and what we are doing to move forward to ensure all our children are safe. However, I hear so m

June 14th, 2017House debate

Julie DabrusinLiberal

Pride  Mr. Speaker, this afternoon, for only the second time in Canada's history, we will raise the Pride flag on Parliament Hill. Raising the flag to wave proudly on Parliament Hill is an important symbol of our commitment to ensuring Canada is safe, inclusive, and welcoming. With th

June 14th, 2017House debate

Julie DabrusinLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciated hearing the comments by my colleague across the way about different women's issues and all of that. She focused on the importance of women's issues in this country. What I heard in earlier debate from across the way is that the position of Minister of S

June 7th, 2017House debate

Julie DabrusinLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I have to say that I really appreciate the horticultural knowledge that is being shared at this moment in the House. There have been a lot of folks talking about youth. I think one thing we can all agree on is that all members here have the best interests of youth i

June 1st, 2017House debate

Julie DabrusinLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, when looking at the specific needs that we are all talking about today regarding autism spectrum disorder, there are commonalities for other families as well who deal with other severe disabilities. I wonder whether my colleague sees options as to how we can serve al

May 18th, 2017House debate

Julie DabrusinLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, there is no doubt that the jurisdictional issues are very complex. That should not be something that stops us from taking further action, but it is something that we have to make sure we have properly considered going forward. We must absolutely take action on this

May 18th, 2017House debate

Julie DabrusinLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I listened to the debate and to what people were saying to try to get a sense of how we should be moving forward. However, when I look at the issues I have raised, I am concerned about making sure we are not leaving people behind when we are talking about a broader f

May 18th, 2017House debate

Julie DabrusinLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, today I rise to speak about autism spectrum disorder, and in particular, about its impact on individuals and families in our communities. I would like to begin by commending the great work of the member for Edmonton—Wetaskiwin when it comes to raising awareness abou

May 18th, 2017House debate

Julie DabrusinLiberal

Agnes Macphail  Mr. Speaker, this year our first female member of Parliament, Agnes Macphail, will be featured on the commemorative Canada 150 $10 bill. Agnes Macphail was elected in 1921, and she was the only woman in this place until 1935, when she was joined by Martha Black. She was a femini

May 15th, 2017House debate

Julie DabrusinLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, last night I had the honour in this place to speak in support of labelling genetically modified foods, and today I am pleased to table a petition on behalf of my constituents for labelling genetically modified foods. Various polls consistently show that over 80% of

May 11th, 2017House debate

Julie DabrusinLiberal

Food and Drugs Act  Madam Speaker, I am speaking today in support of Bill C-291, which would introduce mandatory labelling for genetically modified food. I support sending the bill to committee after second reading where expert witness testimony can bring evidence as to how Canada can move forward i

May 10th, 2017House debate

Julie DabrusinLiberal