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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

Italian Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, [Member spoke in Italian] [Translation] It is with tremendous pride, great excitement, and hard-to-contain enthusiasm that I express to this venerable House my full support for my colleague from King—Vaughan's Motion No. 64. Italians have been in Canada since i

May 15th, 2017House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

Italian Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, I would like to share my time with the member for Alfred-Pellan.

May 15th, 2017House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, the 2017 budget includes funding to implement energy efficiency and clean energy technologies, to retrofit federal buildings, and to reduce or eliminate emissions from vehicle fleets. Can the Minister of Natural Resources tell the House how the government is support

May 2nd, 2017House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. My riding is the only riding in Canada that has been home to two saints. We are blessed. It is easy to remember us. Speaking of blessings, I would like to recognize the work our government has done. Indeed, it is important to k

April 4th, 2017House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I am excited to talk about some of the many merits of the budget tabled last week by my colleague, the hon. Minister of Finance. Budget 2017 represents the next step of our government's ambitious plan to make smart investments that will create jobs, grow our economy

April 4th, 2017House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

Privilege  Mr. Speaker, I have assured the hon. member for South Surrey—White Rock more than once that in no way were my comments meant to offend or harass her and that if they did, then I was deeply sorry. I offered her my most sincere apologies. Today, in the House, I wish to reassure the

April 3rd, 2017House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

“Commande un Angelot”  Mr. Speaker, the “Commande un Angelot” campaign is a great initiative. Designed to protect people from sexual assault in bars, the initiative is based on the success of the “Ask for Angela” and “Angel Shot” campaigns in the U.K. and the U.S., respectively. It is essentially a pr

March 22nd, 2017House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

Roy Lacaud Heenan  Mr. Speaker, I want to mark the passing of a great man who had one vision, two homelands, and three passions. More than anything, Roy Lacaud Heenan wanted to realize his vision of a law firm in which everyone strove daily to combine a desire for excellence, entrepreneurial spirit

February 15th, 2017House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, Canadian travellers and businesses are anxious to know if they can count on a better preclearance system to expedite travel between Canada and the U.S. In March, the Prime Minister signed an agreement in principle to expand preclearance to new sites, including Mont

December 12th, 2016House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal

Guido Nincheri and Umberto Bruni  Mr. Speaker, I am sure we have all spent time admiring the intricate stained glass and the ceiling in this venerable chamber. Guido Nincheri, the greatest Canadian artist of his kind, was born in Tuscany in 1885. He is known as the Canadian Michelangelo. His glorious oeuvre stan

November 28th, 2016House debate

Nicola Di IorioLiberal