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Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I will read something, “Climate change is a fact. It is a threat. It is man-made. We have to do something about it, and that something includes putting a price on carbon.” I agree with this sentiment. We just heard it. I agree with the sentiment, but the quote is not

June 19th, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Main Estimates, 2017-18  Mr. Speaker, we saw in the past election campaign ideas put forward by various parties on what to do with the Senate. The NDP wanted to abolish the Senate, which would have pushed us as a country into constitutional negotiations for the better part of a decade. In the difficult e

June 14th, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Venezuela  Mr. Speaker, it is wonderful to see general solidarity in this House today for the people of Venezuela who continue to suffer under a brutal regime, and it is indeed a pleasure to speak to this very important motion. Canada has a strong voice within institutions of the inter-Ame

June 1st, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Business of Supply  Let me switch focus , Mr. Chair. Yesterday, the family of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, was in Ottawa to speak to members of Parliament about the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. Lilian Tintori and Antonieta Mendoza de Lopez came to Ottawa to speak to us about their ex

May 17th, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, I will remind my colleagues on a playoff night that in a year from now, the Toronto Maple Leafs will be playing in the semifinals, so if the opposition wanted to convene a committee of the whole, perhaps we could all watch the Leafs playing at least in the semifinals.

May 17th, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Post-Secondary Education  Mr. Speaker, as a former academic, I can attest to the importance of organizations that advocate for the advancement of post-secondary education, promote innovative research, and ensure student success. I am pleased to highlight the Council of Ontario Universities, and welcome it

May 17th, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I appreciate the question; however, this government will not take lessons from the Conservative Party on how to generate economic growth in this country. It was under Mr. Harper that Canada experienced its most anemic economic growth rates since the Great Depressio

May 11th, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, we are not reinventing the wheel here. Indeed, there are a number of other examples of very successful infrastructure banks around the world. The U.K. has an infrastructure bank focused specifically on facilitating investments in green technology. There is an infra

May 11th, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Central Nova. It is a pleasure to participate in the debate today on the government's infrastructure investments and the Canada infrastructure bank. We know that efficient public transit helps Canadians get to and fr

May 11th, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Vijay Bhatia  Mr. Speaker, it is with an extremely heavy heart that I rise and pay tribute to the life of Mr. Vijay Bhatia, a taxi driver who was tragically murdered on the weekend in London, Ontario. Mr. Bhatia was the victim of a horrendous and senseless crime when he was pulled from his cab

May 4th, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Young Leaders of London  Mr. Speaker, today, I want to recognize London's young leaders. As the member for London North Centre, I have the honour of talking to some of the brightest young people in Canada, for example, those who sit on my youth council. They are talented, dedicated, and engaged. I met w

March 6th, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, my community of London, Ontario, is home to one of the largest Yazidi populations in Canada. Every member of the House agrees that helping the world's most vulnerable is a proud Canadian tradition. Yazidi women, children, and other survivors of Daesh will be arrivi

February 22nd, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Canadian Armed Forces Reserves  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to pay tribute to the reservists of the Canadian Armed Forces. These groups of dedicated individuals play an integral role in support of the regular force, both in international and domestic operations. I would like to especially highlight the 1st H

February 2nd, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

U.S. Decision Regarding Travel Ban  Mr. Speaker, there are over 60 million displaced people in the world today. The NDP has called for more refugees to be admitted into Canada. What is the number the NDP wants to bring into Canada?

January 31st, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

U.S. Decision Regarding Travel Ban  Madam Speaker, I listened with interest to the hon. member. Apparently the Conservative Party has a new-found faith and interest in accepting refugees and immigrants from across the world. With that in mind, I wonder if the hon. member would agree—

January 31st, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal