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International Development  Mr. Speaker, the serious crisis in Myanmar is a tragedy that requires an urgent response. The humanitarian situation is precarious, with camps and settlements vulnerable to flooding and landslides during the monsoon season. Congested living conditions continue to increase the ris

May 24th, 2018House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

National Nursing Week  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise and highlight National Nursing Week. In my community of London, Ontario, we are privileged to have a significant number of dedicated and talented health care professionals. Whether it is the London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph's Heal

May 10th, 2018House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Customs Act  Madam Speaker, the member makes a very good point. I have the privilege of working with him at the public safety committee. He brings a great deal of insight to that committee because of what he did in his previous life, if I can put it that way. As I said, this puts us in line

May 9th, 2018House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Customs Act  Madam Speaker, there are laws in place to address those sorts of concerns. This only relates in part to what the member has asked, but the exit information would only be disclosed in accordance with Canadian law and would adhere to disclosure provisions in both the Privacy Act an

May 9th, 2018House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Customs Act  Mr. Speaker, as I said in my remarks, the bill is a result of wide consultation. Something this government places great importance on is the security of Canadians. It is the paramount responsibility of any state and any government to make sure that security is emphasized and poli

May 9th, 2018House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Customs Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today in support of Bill C-21, an act to amend the Customs Act. Simply put, the proposed changes would provide the Canada Border Services Agency, or CBSA, with the legislative authority to collect basic exit information on all travellers leaving

May 9th, 2018House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

2018 Winter Olympics  Mr. Speaker, I stand to highlight two Olympic medal winners who call London, Ontario their hometown: Tessa Virtue and Alex Kopacz. Both secured gold for Team Canada in Pyeongchang and Londoners are beaming with pride. Alex Kopacz and his partner Justin Kripps tied the German te

February 26th, 2018House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, UNICEF has observed an overall global decline in female genital mutilation, but not all countries have made progress, and decline has been uneven. UNICEF considers that while current progress is positive, the decline is not keeping up with increasing population growt

February 6th, 2018House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Juan de Fuca  Mr. Speaker, Greeks in Canada have a proud legacy as entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, and community leaders. Indeed, our country is home to over 250,000 Canadians of Greek heritage. As we reflect on Canada's 150th year, I would like to highlight the legacy of a Greek explorer.

December 11th, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the member talks about safer communities and our desire for them. I wonder if she has looked at a relatively recent Stats Canada study that says the following: “The higher the proportion of recent immigrants in a neighbourhood, the lower the rates of drug offences, a

December 4th, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, yesterday was miracle day in the Ferguson and Lashbrook household. Three years ago, Doug Ferguson, a constituent in London North Centre, was able to live because he received a liver transplant. He can now enjoy life with Laurie, his wife, Sarah, Erika, and Duncan.

December 1st, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, we need to make sure that Canadians have the skill and experience needed to work in today's economy. There are many well educated students graduating, but the common concern I hear from those in London North Centre is that they are unable to get their feet into the w

November 28th, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Access to Information Act  Madam Speaker, it is difficult to listen to the hon. member. It is as if the previous government did not even exist. I am looking at a headline from 2014, published by Global News, entitled “Harper government gets failing grade in freedom-of-information audit”. When the member ma

November 27th, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Western Mustangs  Mr. Speaker, it is my honour, as a proud Western University alumni and former faculty member, to stand and congratulate the Western Mustangs football team on winning the 53rd Vanier Cup. Western handily defeated Laval Rouge et Or, the number one team in Canada coming into the n

November 27th, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

MPP for London North Centre  Mr. Speaker, it is a well-established fact that we must ensure that more women become involved in politics and are appointed to positions of influence. This government is committed to ensuring that there are no longer decisions being made without the voices of women at the table

October 30th, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal