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Consular Affairs  Mr. Speaker, our government has raised the case of Mr. Badawi at the highest levels of the Saudi government. We continue to ask for clemency, so he can be reunited with his family. I have had the opportunity and the privilege of meeting with his wife on multiple occasions. I hav

June 19th, 2017House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Attack in London  Mr. Speaker, last night, on one of their holiest nights of the year, Muslim worshippers were attacked in London when a van drove into an unsuspecting crowd. We unequivocally condemn this terrorist attack and express our sympathy to those affected. People are scared and are lookin

June 19th, 2017House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, our government, myself included, has raised the case of Mr. Badawi at the highest level with the Saudi government. We will continue to ask for clemency for Mr. Badawi. We appeal, for humanitarian reasons, to see Mr. Badawi reunited with his family. I want to take a m

June 9th, 2017House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, our government has been consistent. Human rights promotion is a pillar of our foreign policy. Everywhere we go, every time we meet with government officials, our ambassadors, our heads of missions around the world, are promoting human rights and calling for equal rig

June 9th, 2017House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the treaties entitled “Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Pare

June 5th, 2017House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Islamic Relief Canada  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Islamic Relief Canada on 10 years of success, growth, and accomplishments. IRC is a humanitarian organization that provides assistance to the most needy at home and abroad. In Canada, they were there for Fort McMurray after the wildfires

June 5th, 2017House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Consular Affairs  Mr. Speaker, as the minister earlier stated, our government is very engaged on this file. We have raised this matter at a very high level with the Chinese authorities. Our consular officials are constantly meeting and offering assistance to Mr. Chang, Ms. Lu, and their family, an

June 1st, 2017House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Consular Affairs  Mr. Speaker, the case of Mr. Chang and Ms. Lu deserves much more dignity and respect than it is receiving from this opposition member. We are treating this case with great seriousness, and our government has been engaged on this file. I personally spoke with Amy last October. Our

June 1st, 2017House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Egypt  Mr. Speaker, once again Coptic Christians in Egypt have become victims of another gruesome terrorist attack. Last Friday, a bus filled with innocent pilgrims was attacked. A group of terrorists killed 28 men, women, and children and injured another 23. The Prime Minister issued

May 29th, 2017House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Consular Affairs  Madam Speaker, I want to assure the hon. member and all Canadians that we are following this case very closely. I had the chance to meet with their daughter and I spoke with their lawyer. Our government is highly engaged on this file. We are in constant contact with Chinese local

May 19th, 2017House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Consular Affairs  Madam Speaker, Canadians know very well the track record of this government and of our Prime Minister when defending Canadians abroad. We will never turn our backs on Canadians when they need our help abroad. We are very active on this file and we will not stop until we resolve

May 19th, 2017House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Volunteerism  Mr. Speaker, I rise to share a special story of altruism. The other day I was at Coffee Culture, on Eglinton Avenue in my riding. I met the family that owns that shop. Prior to owning that business, Michael Reid was a successful engineer. His wife, Jessie, was a successful sale

May 10th, 2017House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Human Rights  Mr. Speaker, I commit to working with my hon. colleague. I know the Minister of Foreign Affairs will work with him and our colleagues in the House of Commons to ensure the voice that represents all Canadians who are concerned and troubled by what is happening there will be convey

May 9th, 2017House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Human Rights  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for having a strong voice on this issue. When we talk here, we are not really debating. It is really important to make sure that the Canadian Parliament goes on record in commenting on our frustration concerning the ongoing situation over

May 9th, 2017House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, this is a very important matter for us. However, I want to remind the hon. member of our Prime Minister's repeated confirmation that a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian. Unlike the previous government, we have never shied away from defending our Canadian citizens

May 4th, 2017House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal