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Situation in Myanmar  Madam Speaker, as mentioned in my speech, I sit on the Subcommittee for International Human Rights. I applaud my colleague for bringing this study forward in the last session. Our response to the Myanmar Muslims who are in Rakhine State and now fleeing to Bangladesh is that our

September 26th, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Situation in Myanmar  Madam Speaker, the first is to work with multilateral nations as well as the United Nations and like-minded nations to look at instilling peace and security there and to ensure atrocities do not happen anymore. Second, it is absolutely imperative that we ensure that humanitarian

September 26th, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Situation in Myanmar  Madam Speaker, I rise today to discuss the plight of the Rohingya people and condemn the atrocities they continue to be subjected to. My remarks today will echo those of my colleagues as we stand unanimously in condemning the persecution of the Rohingyas in Rakhine State and alon

September 26th, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day  Mr. Speaker, Sunday is Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day. Singing at the 11 a.m. memorial service on Parliament Hill, as they have for many years, will be the 57 men of the Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus. The Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus has been en

September 21st, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Portugal Day  Mr. Speaker, on June 10, Portuguese Canadians across Canada will be celebrating Portugal Day, Camões, and the Portuguese community. This day marks the anniversary of the death of Luis de Camões, the greatest Portuguese poet, who captured the essence of Portugal, its history, and

June 6th, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Telecommunications  Mr. Speaker, with the growth and importance of the digital economy and digital service in Canada, access to a reliable telecommunications service at an affordable price is essential for Canadians. However, Canadians currently pay some of the highest prices for wireless and Intern

June 5th, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, at the beginning of his speech, the member mentioned that we should be talking about other issues, such as economic growth. When we first took power from the previous government in 2015, in the fourth quarter we were left with .05% growth. Now, in the first quarter

June 1st, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, we have struck the right balance. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice has gone around the country and has talked to individuals and to police forces. He came to Waterloo region and spoke to our region about the legalization and regulation of mariju

June 1st, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, the law remains the law as of right now. Until cannabis is legalized, by the summer of next year, the law remains the law.

June 1st, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, we proposed an age of 18, but it is up to the provinces to decide if they want to increase that age. We are presenting the framework. We mentioned that one in five youth is using cannabis. In terms of taking it out of the hands of criminals, the illegal use of mari

June 1st, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, today I have the honour of speaking to Bill C-45, which our government introduced to legalize and strictly regulate cannabis consumption in Canada. The cannabis bill represents a new approach to cannabis, one that puts public health and safety at the forefront, and

June 1st, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I wish to present petition e-739, which I sponsored and which has been certified by the clerk of petitions. The petition has been signed by 1,863 Canadians. It calls on the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to review and potentially modify the new sel

May 16th, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Basketball  Mr. Speaker, there is a new team in town. The Kitchener-Waterloo Titans basketball club is the newest member of the National Basketball League of Canada, Canada's only professional men's basketball league. On December 26, the KW Titans tipped off their first 40-game season agai

May 4th, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, we have all seen the images of yesterday's horrific chemical attack in northwestern Syria. For six years, this war has dragged on. Hundreds of thousands have been killed and millions displaced. An end to this war is needed. Help for the people of Syria must be made a

April 5th, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

The Push for Change  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge Joe Roberts, his wife Marie Roberts, and The Push for Change team. In 1989, Joe Roberts was a homeless youth in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, struggling with substance abuse and homelessness. Thanks to the support of his mother and an OP

March 21st, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal