November 18, 2016

Statement on recent racist graffiti in Ottawa

  Mr. Speaker, today the people of Ottawa stand united against the twin evils of racism and anti-Semitism.     Over the last several days a criminal has targeted peaceful Jews, Muslims, and Christians from the black community with hateful vandalism. We hope the police catch and the courts punish the perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law.     Prime Minister Laurier …

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November 16, 2016

Statement on Fouad Nayel

In 2012, Fouad Nayel was murdered, but because the case took four years to come to trial, the judge ordered a stay of proceedings yesterday, allowing the accused to walk free. No trial. No justice. No closure for the family of the victim. I am calling on the provincial and federal justice ministers to order a formal review of this …

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October 26, 2016

Statement on Canada’s Special Olympians visiting Parliament Hill

  Today 70 special Olympians, their parents and volunteers are on Parliament Hill to share their incredible stories.     Special Olympics Canada provides sporting opportunities to over 35,000 athletes of all ages, 100 of whom will be going to the games in Austria next year for Canada. They represent a powerful movement of those who show greatness by conquering hardship every …

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October 7, 2016

Who benefits from the Trudeau tax? At whose expense?

  What will the new carbon tax do to the gap between rich and poor? From whom will the money come, and to whom will it go?     The carbon tax will apply to heat, gas and groceries. Poor households spend a third more of their income on those items than do rich households, so the tax will make those with …

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September 29, 2016

Statement to mark the passing of Shimon Peres

  In 1951, a 28-year-old Israeli wearing screeching white socks arrived in Canada with the impossible goal of buying $2 million in artillery equipment and finding the money to pay for it. A few days later when he departed, he had done both, and he had a brand new pair of socks.     Everything that Shimon Peres and his country have …

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