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U.S. Decision Regarding Travel Ban  Mr. Speaker, my question is regarding the safe third country agreement. How exactly would the NDP go about suspending it?

January 31st, 2017House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of putting forward petition E-288 today, a petition calling for the Government of Canada to put forward a standard type 1 diabetes care policy in all schools across the country based on the recommendations of a number of diabetes research advocacy o

December 6th, 2016House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, my colleague is a spirited orator. There is no question about that. However, he would do well to pay more attention to historical fact. There was a prime minister named John Diefenbaker. I take it my colleagues have heard of him. He was a Conservative. He refused U.

December 1st, 2016House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, we have heard a lot about history, and I will touch on that in a moment. It is well-known that in his recent visit the Prime Minister raised human rights concerns. The member opposite has a great deal of concern about human rights problems that exist in Cuba. We are

December 1st, 2016House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, my colleague spoke about the importance of not politicizing foreign policy. I wonder if he could continue that thought. I think it is tremendously important. Canadians expect us as a government, and any government, not to politicize foreign policy. I wonder if the me

December 1st, 2016House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, no one on this side of the House is denying that there are serious human rights issues in Cuba. That is why our Prime Minister raised this in meetings. We can do that when we engage. I want to ask my hon. friend, if he is so offended with what is going on in Cuba,

December 1st, 2016House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I was quite intrigued by my hon. colleague's speech. I would like to put a question back to him. If we are looking at administrations that have reached out to the Cuban regime and have had a very positive relationship, the Mulroney administration stands out. Under

December 1st, 2016House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

London  Mr. Speaker, today, I rise to speak about London, Ontario, the city I have the honour of representing in this great House. London is the birthplace of insulin, our researchers are behind a potential HIV vaccine that is going through the clinical trials process, and many firsts i

November 30th, 2016House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Manufacturing Industry  Mr. Speaker, London, Ontario, has been an important centre for manufacturing in Canada for decades. Despite serious challenges that have been faced by the sector since 2008, I believe strongly that there is still a bright future in store for manufacturing in London. Would the Mi

November 29th, 2016House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the third report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development entitled “An Opportunity for Global Leadership: Canada and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”. Pursuant to Standi

October 6th, 2016House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

World Teachers' Day  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise and mark World Teachers' Day. This day of recognition is an initiative put forward by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, and is held annually on October 5. The purpose of this day is appreciating,

October 5th, 2016House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I respectfully suggest for the hon. member that the international trade committee has the ability to look at these sorts of questions. The foreign affairs committee has the opportunity to examine such questions. In fact, it will do so in the coming weeks when it carr

September 29th, 2016House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to inform the hon. member, if she is not already aware, that the foreign affairs committee will be examining these sorts of issues in an upcoming study of the Special Economic Measures Act. Committees are enabled to do this, whether it is the foreign af

September 29th, 2016House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is my hope that the hon. member recognizes that there are indeed committees in place that can look at the kinds of questions members have put forward. The trade committee, for example, and the foreign affairs committee have this ability. As for comments that I ha

September 29th, 2016House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, as I said in my previous answer, there are committees in place that can look at these sorts of questions. I believe the hon. member shares that view. In fact, I'm quite happy he asked the question because it gives me an opportunity to highlight the fact that the fore

September 29th, 2016House debate

Peter FragiskatosLiberal