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Retirement Congratulations  Mr. Speaker, one minute is too short to adequately honour Ken Seiling, husband to Kathryn, father of five, grandfather of nine, hockey coach, organist, choir master, teacher, museum director. Ken has announced his intention to retire after 42 years of public service, two years a

May 29th, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Automotive Industry  Mr. Speaker, two years ago, I rose in the House for the very first time to recognize 30 years of significant contributions by Toyota to my constituents. I took great pleasure this past Friday when the Prime Minister, Premier Wynne, and Fred Volf, president of Toyota Motor Manufac

May 8th, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, the member asked great questions. I want to lay out what our government has achieved since we have taken office. Some 600,000 jobs have been created since we have taken office. Canada is doing the best of all the G7 countries. Our government has lifted over 300,000

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, we have invested historic numbers in infrastructure. With this investment we have been able to get Internet and broadband access to many rural communities. That did not happen under the previous government. In terms of the superclusters, $950 million has been given

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, a couple of weeks ago, I happened to catch Stephen Poloz's speech on budget 2018. Hearing the governor of the Bank of Canada's remarks on our federal budget filled me with pride. Hearing his optimism about the present macroeconomic situation, including the creation o

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Madam Speaker, the hon. member mentioned a couple of quotes. I want to give him a quote from the Business Development Bank of Canada: “Canada had solid economic growth...in 2017. Our economy is on a solid footing. [...] Canada should have a solid growth of 2.2% in 2018”. Some est

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, on February 23, UNICEF called on the international community to intervene urgently to help the Rohingya people. Colleagues in the House are familiar with the suffering they have endured, and now they face yet another threat, the rainy seasons and cyclones that will s

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two related petitions. Petition e-1264, signed by 531 Canadians, reminds the House that approximately 25% of Canada's population are non-believers, and calls upon the House to request that the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Canadian H

March 1st, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Clearpath Robotics  Mr. Speaker, Waterloo region is one of the best places in the world to build a technology company. With over 1,000 technology companies, Waterloo region's start-up density is second only to that of Silicon Valley. I recently visited an innovative and award-winning company in my

February 2nd, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Workers in Manufacturing  Mr. Speaker, I stand today to express my sincere appreciation to all the men and women working day, afternoon, night shifts, 12-hour continental shifts, and weekends. I have a great respect for all the workers in manufacturing facilities because I, too, have worked in all shifts

December 4th, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Indian Act  Mr. Speaker, my colleague quoted Senator Christmas, who said that the government will need to pay close attention to indigenous communities. I wanted to ask the hon. member about the importance of consulting, how that process needs to be done efficiently and effectively, and how

November 30th, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Children  Mr. Speaker, last week, I participated in UNICEF's “Bring Your MP to School Day”. The students at Monsignor Haller, St. Aloysius, Cardinal Leger, Hespeler, and Groh public schools asked some great questions. Today is the anniversary of the General Assembly's adoption of the Dec

November 20th, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, people in my riding of Kitchener South—Hespeler in the Waterloo region are proud of our government's commitment to grow the economy, create jobs, and strengthen the middle class. They know that the smart investments our government is making will help more Canadians f

November 6th, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member mentioned that in his riding of Surrey Centre, there is a population of 500,000, and 35,000 new jobs have been created. It is similar to my region of Kitchener and Waterloo. I want to ask how the investments have helped in his region and how job growt

November 6th, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, that gives me an opportunity to talk about this further and to address the member's question on financial literacy. One thing I want to say is that the way we grow our economy is by making investments in our middle class and in business. We have lowered the tax rate

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal