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Violence Against Women  Madam Speaker, I thank the Howe Sound Women's Centre and community partners, the Sea to Sky Community Services, the Sea to Sky RCMP and the Stl'atl'imx Tribal Police Service. Together, they have announced that they will provide the third party reporting option to all adult surviv

December 7th, 2018House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Site Unseen  Mr. Speaker, today is the national launch of Site Unseen, an art installation from British Columbia directed by West Vancouver Secondary School teacher Jackie Wong, and Hartley Bay School principal Cam Hill. With the guidance of artist Cori Creed and students from the Gitga’at N

November 27th, 2018House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation  Mr. Speaker, on behalf of all members and senators and all parties represented in this place, we warmly welcome all those involved in Kids for a Cure Lobby Day organized by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Twenty eight young people, aged six to 15, are here in Ottawa t

October 30th, 2018House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Violence Against Girls  Madam Speaker, Giselle Portenier is an award-winning filmmaker. Her documentary, In The Name Of Your Daughter, was chosen to be shown at the international parliamentarians' conference in Ottawa last week. In The Name Of Your Daughter is about the most courageous girls in the wo

October 26th, 2018House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Hospice Palliative Care  Mr. Speaker, I would like to commend Denis Fafard, Lura Osborne-Smulders and all the volunteers at the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society for their leadership and vision to increase access for those on the coast who are coping with grief, bereavement and their end of life. Home car

October 17th, 2018House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the treaty entitled “Protocol Amending the Free Trade Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the State of

June 20th, 2018House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Extractive Sector Corporate Social Responsibility Counsellor  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the 2017 annual report to Parliament on the activities of the Office of the Extractive Sector Corporate Social Responsibility Counsellor covering the period from June 2016 to May 2017. The report was prepared by

June 18th, 2018House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the Azer case is certainly a priority. At the moment, we have a Canadian in harm's way, and that is a top priority. Our government places the highest value on providing consular assistance to Canadians in distress abroad. We are deeply concerned and shocked by th

June 11th, 2018House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Business of Supply  I believe that each and every member of Parliament cares an awful lot about Canadians in distress abroad. It is egregious and unacceptable to make any of those cases a partisan issue.

June 11th, 2018House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, we were one of the first countries to issue a statement. We deeply oppose Iran's support for terrorist organizations, its threats, its ballistic missile program, and its support for the murderous Assad regime. We will always defend human rights. We will always hold

June 11th, 2018House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, Canada's approach to Iran has been focused on careful coordination with our allies, the pursuit of Canadian interests, and the promotion of Canadian values. Chief among these is the pursuit of consular cases and the promotion and protection of human rights. The Mi

June 11th, 2018House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Export Development Canada  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the Canada Account Annual Report, 2016-17, prepared by Export Development Canada.

June 8th, 2018House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

World Oceans Day  Mr. Speaker, today is World Oceans Day. Our $1.5-billion oceans protection plan prioritizes safer, healthier oceans. I would like to commend the Pender Harbour Advisory Council, the District of Sechelt, and the Bowen Island Municipality for their hard work in identifying and remo

June 8th, 2018House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, Canada was an active supporter of Taiwan's participation at the 2018 World Health Assembly, held recently, from May 21 to May 26. The Government of Canada called on the World Health Organization to extend an invitation to Taiwan to attend as an observer and was disap

June 8th, 2018House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, Canadians and Taiwanese share many ties. We are committed to growing our significant people-to-people and trade relations with Taiwan. Canada is also committed to supporting Taiwan's meaningful participation in international organizations, such as the World Health As

June 8th, 2018House debate

Pam Goldsmith-JonesLiberal