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Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, like most Canadians, my Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel constituents are filling out their tax returns. Doing so will give them access to valuable benefits and credits our government introduced, such as the Canada child benefit and the Canada caregiver credit. This year,

April 16th, 2018House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

Impaired Driving  Mr Speaker, we mark an historic moment. Parliament is sitting during the first National Impaired Driving Prevention Week. Impaired Driving is the criminal act that kills the most Canadians. As we are on the eve of cannabis legalization, we should all have an heightened sense of

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

International Women's Day  Mr Speaker, I salute my mother, Giuseppina Di Iorio. One might ask why she is here today. My mother brought in homemade white lasagna for my colleagues, as she does regularly for the charities she supports. When my mother found out that the opposition members would not have acce

March 19th, 2018House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

National Impaired Driving Prevention Week  Mr. Speaker, I would like to offer a brief reply. Emotions make us. They are a driving force. They are a guide. I have to tell members that when I addressed this motion, I relived the circumstances that led me to propose it, and at times I am overtaken by emotion. Therefore, if m

February 2nd, 2018House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

National Impaired Driving Prevention Week  Madam Speaker, I salute my dear colleague. He has been extremely generous with the words he has shared with my daughter and also with his insight and advice. I commend him for having made it all the way to this honourable institution. My daughter was victimized by the accident,

November 23rd, 2017House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

National Impaired Driving Prevention Week  Madam Speaker, I will provide an example of where we are all at risk of getting involved with such behaviour. A friend, a person who is highly commended in his community, was arrested for impaired driving. When I spoke with him I said, “You of all people”. He had such a positive

November 23rd, 2017House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

National Impaired Driving Prevention Week  moved: Motion No. 148 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the importance of educating Canadians about the consequences of impaired driving due to alcohol, drugs, fatigue or distraction, which, each year, destroys the lives and health of thousan

November 23rd, 2017House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

Human Rights  Mr. Speaker, news out of Myanmar and Bangladesh about the Rohingya is nothing short of alarming. There are horrifying media reports of women and girls being raped and murdered, and thousands of children who have witnessed the unspeakable are on their own, trying to survive amid t

October 23rd, 2017House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

Young Quebecers Leading the Way Award  Mr. Speaker, the Quebec Community Groups Network recognizes every year an exceptional individual with the Young Quebecers Leading the Way Award. She “is a brilliant, resilient and courageous young woman who overcame adversity to become a highly visible and influential proponent

October 16th, 2017House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

Lebanese-Canadian Scientific Community  Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate Canada's chief science advisor, Dr. Mona Nemer. The entire Lebanese-Canadian community shares this honour with Dr. Nemer, who was born in Beirut. Other women scientists originally from Lebanon have also made their mark. Dr. Jehane Dagher, a ph

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

Italian Heritage Month  Signor Presidente, today, I would like to mark a very special and important anniversary for 1.5 million Italian Canadians. We are celebrating a country, its democratic system, and its people, but also each of its regions: l'Abruzzo, la Basilicata, la Calabria, la Campania, l'Emi

June 1st, 2017House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

Public Service Labour Relations Act  Madam Speaker, the concept that we have of labour relations is one in which we have one certified agent negotiating with the employer on behalf of all the members. The certified agent gets instructions from his or her members, who provide him or her with information. Therefore, t

May 16th, 2017House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

Public Service Labour Relations Act  Madam Speaker, time allocation was explained by the government House leader. I simply reiterate the response that she provided.

May 16th, 2017House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

Public Service Labour Relations Act  Madam Speaker, I state very clearly that I will not answer the member's question as it is so extremely hypothetical. If I may, I will answer the underlying assumption about secret ballots, which I think is a very fair question and one that should be addressed. I have been a lab

May 16th, 2017House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

Public Service Labour Relations Act  Madam Speaker, as a member of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, I am pleased to have this opportunity to speak in support of the government's proposed response to the amendments to Bill C-7. I will be sharing my time with the member for Madawaska—Res

May 16th, 2017House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal