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Crossroads International  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize an organization that works to create a more equitable and sustainable world by eliminating world poverty and supporting equality. Now in its 60th year, Crossroads International sends Canadian volunteers to developing countries to strengthen

December 5th, 2017House debate

Ziad AboultaifConservative

Islam  Mr. Speaker, last week in question period, the Prime Minister was asked to defend his sunny ways plan to bring ISIS fighters back to Canada and hope for the best. What struck me was the absurdity of his answer. Instead of defending his plan to bring ISIS fighters back to Canada a

December 4th, 2017House debate

Ziad AboultaifConservative

Feast of St. Andrew  Mr. Speaker, I stand today to celebrate a deeply respected institution and to pay tribute to a man, whose life is distinguished by sacrifice, selflessness, and service. Today is the feast of St. Andrew, the patron saint of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The Patr

November 30th, 2017House debate

Ziad AboultaifConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, the government talks a lot about the Canada child benefit. As one who understands finance and the economy, it is a pity that people believe that the Canada child benefit will lift the Canadian economy to the level that Liberals are talking about. Some reports suggest

November 28th, 2017House debate

Ziad AboultaifConservative

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, thank you for being so generous and giving me two minutes to speak to such an important bill today. I have heard a lot on it before, and my observation with respect to this is that the government has created a monster and a problem that, as a business case, takes w

November 24th, 2017House debate

Ziad AboultaifConservative

Lebanon  Mr. Speaker, today marks the 74th anniversary of the independence of Lebanon. Lebanese people are multi-talented, with many achievements of which they should be proud. Today, as we celebrate 74 years of independence, my message to all Canadians of Lebanese origin is for them to

November 22nd, 2017House debate

Ziad AboultaifConservative

Religious Freedom  Mr. Speaker, three-quarters of the world's population live without the absolute freedom to believe and follow their religion. Thankfully, here in Canada, we have the right to practise and worship as we please. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: Everyone has the

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Ziad AboultaifConservative

Attack in Edmonton  Mr. Speaker, as Thanksgiving approaches, we are reminded of everything we have to be thankful for as Canadians. This past Saturday, I was saddened and outraged to hear of the cowardly terrorist attack that took place in my hometown of Edmonton, which left five people injured, in

October 6th, 2017House debate

Ziad AboultaifConservative

Oceans Act  Madam Speaker, the tone of the government and the experience of the vast majority of Canadians with the government has been that the Liberals consult when they should not consult and when they need to consult, they rush things through. With the second half of their mandate, the

September 29th, 2017House debate

Ziad AboultaifConservative

Oceans Act  Madam Speaker, the record speaks louder than some of the statements we hear. I appreciate the question from the member on the NDP side, but that is not true. We believe in environmental responsibilities at any level. The previous government invested $252 million to secure the eco

September 29th, 2017House debate

Ziad AboultaifConservative

Oceans Act  Madam Speaker, we would like to be at the top in the world. We would like to be at the same level as the best standards and practices. We have to do it right, and we have to do it with science and great consultation. We cannot do enough on many things, and we probably cannot do

September 29th, 2017House debate

Ziad AboultaifConservative

Oceans Act  Madam Speaker, I rise today to speak to Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act. At the outset, while I understand that amending the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act would allow the Liberal government to meet its political

September 29th, 2017House debate

Ziad AboultaifConservative

Federally Funded Health Research  Madam Speaker, I commend the member opposite for his efforts for medical research, especially when it comes to diabetes and some of the very common diseases we face every day. Is the hon. member aware of the efforts made in my hometown of Edmonton by Edmonton protocol and by the

September 28th, 2017House debate

Ziad AboultaifConservative

Export and Import Permits Act  Mr. Speaker, what is phony and bogus is the government members trying to claim that Canada was a bad boy, running from its responsibilities in the international community. This is the negative rhetoric coming from the current government. The Liberals try hard, thinking that peopl

September 28th, 2017House debate

Ziad AboultaifConservative

Export and Import Permits Act  Mr. Speaker, that is why I referred to this bill as a total waste of time. The government has time to consult with the Canadians to whom this bill matters. There is no consultation. We do not hear anything. When somebody raises a question, the Liberals call him or her bogus; they

September 28th, 2017House debate

Ziad AboultaifConservative