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Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I want to talk about sections 36 and 37 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in my speech, which already address inadmissibility grounds with respect to criminality, serious criminality and organized criminality. That will be the majority of what I will be

December 10th, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Hockey  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to wish the Cambridge roadrunners girls' peewee A hockey team good luck at the Canada-America hockey tournament in Lake Placid, New York, over the next three days. The tournament is a classic clash of hockey titans, Canadians versus Americans. Our comm

November 29th, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, we made a promise to invest in Canadians, and that is what we are doing. We are doing the best of the G7 countries. Canadian wages are among the best in the G7 countries. We will continue to invest in Canadians. We will see this record through. We will ensure that we

November 27th, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives are the opposition and, rightfully so, they have to ensure the government is investing in Canadians, that investment is recuperating and that investment is coming back to Canadians. Therefore, I will provide the House with the record. Since we have

November 27th, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, there have been companies in the past that have gone into insolvency or bankruptcy and a lot of the time pensioners were the last to get paid. We have seen it here with Nortel in Ottawa and I am sure the member has seen it in his region in Hamilton. Moving forward, w

November 27th, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak today in support of Bill C-86. For people watching at home, some of what we are discussing today may sound familiar. That is because we heard about these programs earlier this year when the Minister of Finance presented the 2018 budget on Febr

November 27th, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the member talked about having a plan in place. I will reiterate what our plan is and what it has done over the years. Our plan has created over 600,000 jobs. We have the lowest unemployment in over 40 years. We have access now to 1.5 billion customers through CETA,

November 19th, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Committees of the House  Madam Speaker, I understand the urgency. We have seen far too often acts of genocide, whether in Rwanda, in northern Iraq or even in Burma. It is unfortunate that countries and states are acting after the fact. It is unfortunate that this still happens. The member said to follow

November 7th, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Hespeler  Madam Speaker, one of the most historic and picturesque parts of the riding is the village of Hespeler, which was first settled in 1798. It is home to over 70 independent family operated shops, restaurants and services where our community gathers. Nestled beside the Speed River,

October 26th, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Global Warming  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member made an impassioned speech and I thank her for her advocacy on this file. She has done a tremendous job in advocating for a cleaner environment not only in Canada but around the world and I thank her for that. A lot of us have been quoting today from

October 15th, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Multilateral Instrument in Respect of Tax Conventions Act  Madam Speaker, the member mentioned something about reducing corporate taxes in the United States. When we first came into government, we reduced the small business tax rate from 11% to 10.5%. We have continued to reduce that tax rate, and it is now down to 10%. In 2019, that wil

October 15th, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to support the motion of my colleague from Mississauga East—Cooksville. Skilled workers are the backbone of Canada's economy. The study proposed by the motion would examine ways we can respond to the skilled labour shortage in the greate

October 3rd, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities  Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for bringing this motion forward. It is very timely. The Conference Board of Canada estimated that Ontario will face a shortage of 190,000 skilled workers in 2020 and by 2030 that number will be roughly double. Can the hon. member speak to

October 3rd, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, family reunification is a priority for this Liberal government. Under the Conservatives' mismanagement, we saw Canadians wait years in ballooning backlogs to reunite with their wives, husbands, parents and grandparents. In my riding of Kitchener South—Hespeler, I hav

September 20th, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I wish to present e-petition 1576, which I sponsored and which has been certified by the clerk of petitions. The petition has been signed by 554 Canadian citizens of Sudanese origin and residents of Canada. Sudanese applicants for Canadian visas are obliged to travel

September 18th, 2018House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal