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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

Preclearance Act, 2016  Mr. Speaker, in terms of goods, about $400 billion per year in goods and services are transported to the United States. Therefore, instead of having congestion at the border, we need to ensure the flow of our goods, services, and people from here to the United States is quick and

March 6th, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Preclearance Act, 2016  Mr. Speaker, the reason I chose to present that in my speech is this. As we all know, as we were all candidates once, we need to ensure that our words and what we voice to the public are true. However, what the candidate in Ottawa—Vanier mentioned was untrue. I was trying to pres

March 6th, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Preclearance Act, 2016  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to join the debate on Bill C-23, an act respecting the pre-clearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States. The bill would modify the legislative framework governing pre-clearance operations, the process that allows people travelling fro

March 6th, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Volunteerism  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the contributions of two exceptional Waterloo Region volunteers, Diane Bonfonte and Gloria Rudney, founders of Flag Wavers of Waterloo Region. In addition to their tireless work for multiple community organizations, they have a long histor

February 15th, 2017House debate

Marwan TabbaraLiberal