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Youth Addictions and Mental Health  Mr. Speaker, last week, I had the honour of holding a consultation on youth, addictions, and mental health at the Bellwood Health Services rehab centre in Don Valley West. There were 25 stakeholders at this town hall including young people with addictions, professionals, as well

May 23rd, 2018House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Toronto Vigil  Mr. Speaker, on Sunday evening, I gathered with tens of thousands of Torontonians to remember the victims of the April 23 van attack. Ten candles burned on stage during our vigil, one for each life cut short and for the families and friends left to mourn. Toronto is not the fir

May 1st, 2018House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I find myself in a great deal of agreement with the member. I thank him for raising the issues of both the tragedy of residential schools and the healing journey that we as Canadians are on together. The member raised the issue of theology. It has been raised a few

April 26th, 2018House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the bilateral mission to the Republic of Sudan, Khartoum, and El Fasher,

April 19th, 2018House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I believe if you seek it, you will find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move: That the Fourteenth Report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented to the House on Thursday, November 9, 2017, be amended by replacing the name o

March 29th, 2018House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 18th report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration entitled “Road to Recovery: Resettlement Issues of Yazidi Women and Children in Canada”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee

March 29th, 2018House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Supplementary Estimates (C), 2017-18  Mr. Speaker, I am not sure it is a point of order or a question of privilege. There are a large number of members of Parliament in the chamber tonight, and we have a very small number of excellent pages. They are working extremely hard, and I would ask the Speaker to request th

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Canadian National Institute for the Blind  Mr. Speaker, as the hon. member just said, today marks the 100th anniversary of the CNIB. For100 years, the CNIB has provided innovative programs and vital services for the blind and visually impaired, and advocated on behalf of those with vision loss. Technologies and attitudes

March 21st, 2018House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Committees of the House  I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the following two reports of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration: the 16th report, entitled “Supplementary Estimates (C), 2017-18”; and the 17th report, entitled “Interim Estimates 2018-19”.

March 19th, 2018House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Black History Month  Mr. Speaker, Black History Month provides members of Parliament with the opportunity to thank some of our most remarkable community leaders. They are people like Pat Moore. Pat has been helping people in the Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park communities for decades. People i

February 13th, 2018House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I believe that if you seek it, you will find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move: That the Twelfth Report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented to the House on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, be amended by replacing the name o

February 12th, 2018House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Mona Piper  Mr. Speaker, for 43 years, Mona Piper, Toronto's longest-serving school crossing guard, helped generations of students cross the road on their way to and from Maurice Cody Junior Public School. Mona loved the children she helped. She knew them all by name. Even after she retired

February 7th, 2018House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

National Impaired Driving Prevention Week  Mr. Speaker, it is always a great honour to rise in the House of Commons to offer thoughts on motions and bills in front of us. Particularly today, it is a great honour to rise in support of Motion No. 148, and our move, I hope unanimously, in this House to establish a national i

February 2nd, 2018House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Science  Mr. Speaker, with world-class institutions like Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Sunnybrook Hospital, and Glendon College in my riding, I often engage with scientists and other researchers working on exciting breakthroughs that will improve the lives of Canadians.

February 2nd, 2018House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 15th report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, entitled “Building an Inclusive Canada: Bringing the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in Step with Modern Values”. I would like

December 13th, 2017House debate

Rob OliphantLiberal