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Portuguese Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, I love the story of Portuguese Joe. I love it because there is this connection between the Portuguese community and the first peoples of our country. I also love the statue. I have only seen pictures of it. I have not been blessed to see it, but I know it is a beauti

September 20th, 2017House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Portuguese Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, I probably could have spent 15 minutes just talking about Portuguese food, because the porchetta sandwiches are very popular. These pork sandwiches are famous within the Portuguese community. I have just returned from a month in Portugal and was blessed to taste a

September 20th, 2017House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Portuguese Heritage Month  moved: That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the important contributions Canadian Portuguese have made to building Canada and to Canadian society in general, the cultural diversity of the Portuguese communities in Canada, and the importance of educ

September 20th, 2017House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Mexico  Mr. Speaker, on September 8, shortly before midnight, the largest earthquake in 100 years struck the Pacific coast of Mexico. The magnitude of the earthquake registered at 8.2 on the Richter scale and was felt by approximately 50 million people across the country, as far away as

September 19th, 2017House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Arts and Culture in Davenport  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to rise in the House today to promote and pay tribute to the rich arts and culture community in Davenport. From theatre, film, dance, publishing, visual arts, song writing, musicians, designers, writers, to gaming, we have it in Davenport. E

June 16th, 2017House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, as our Right Hon. Prime Minister said the other day in question period, all Canadians strongly support concrete actions toward nuclear disarmament. We believe that the step-by-step approach where we are engaging with those states with nuclear arms is the best way for

June 8th, 2017House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, this is an issue that, as soon as I heard it was coming up for debate in this venerable House, I wanted to make sure I was a part of it. I personally am very passionate about nuclear disarmament. I feel very proud when I read about the former UN Secretary-General's f

June 8th, 2017House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the very hon. member for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell. It is an honour to rise in this venerable House to speak on a topic of great importance, not only to the residents of my riding of Davenport, but to Canada, and indeed the world. Bef

June 8th, 2017House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Portugal Day  Mr. Speaker, in honour of June 10, Portugal Day, I would like to pay tribute to nine Portuguese leaders who have been recognized in the community over the last couple of months. They are not only Portuguese leaders but they are Canadian leaders. They have made their community pr

June 7th, 2017House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, there is a serious food crisis in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. At present, more than 20 million people are at risk of starvation as a result of severe drought and ongoing conflicts. Today, our government made an important announcement in that regard. Co

May 29th, 2017House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege for me to rise in the House today to present an e-petition that was initiated by Ken Robertson, an urban aboriginal autism activist and a constituent of mine in my riding of Davenport. This e-petition calls on the federal government to gather data

May 16th, 2017House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, a historic $180 billion has been committed to building much-needed infrastructure in communities right across Canada. Residents in my downtown Toronto riding of Davenport are looking forward to public transit projects, such as the relief line. They are also looking f

May 9th, 2017House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, the reason I am talking about pipelines is that budget 2017 is very much about growing our economy, providing more opportunities for the middle class and for workers across this country, both today and tomorrow. In answer to the original question from the member for

May 4th, 2017House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, first, I do not agree with the premise that this budget bill is an omnibus bill. I do not believe that to be so. Everything in the budget is about the budget. I personally do not support omnibus bills, so I do not agree that this is the case. Second, with respect to

May 4th, 2017House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I have a bit of a confession to make. A number of people In my riding of Davenport are not big supporters of pipeline approval. I have explained to them that I fully support the approval of pipelines. We have to support the economy of Canada. We are a resource-based

May 4th, 2017House debate

Julie DzerowiczLiberal