Second Reading Speech on Bill S-247

September 19, 2018

Bill S-247: An Act to establish International Mother Language Day Senator Ataullahjan, Second Reading   Honourable Senators, I rise today to speak to Bill S-247, An Act to establish International Mother Language Day. Bill S-247 is a legislative proposal by Senator Jaffer…

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Second Reading Response Speech on Bill C-65

June 7, 2018

Honourable Senators, I rise today to speak to Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1. I am pleased to be the…

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Third Reading Speech on Bill C-45, An Act to respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts

June 1, 2018

Bill C-45 An Act to respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts Third Reading Speech: Senator Ataullahjan Honourable Senators, I rise today to speak about Bill C-45, an Act respecting cannabis and…

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Statement on the month of Ramadan 2018

May 24, 2018

Honourable Senators, I rise today to mark the Holy Month of Ramadan which is being observed by Muslims across Canada and around the world. Muslims observe Ramadan as a commemoration of the revelation of the Quran from God to our beloved Prophet,…

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Statement on the Passing of Asma Jahangir

March 20, 2018

Tribute to Asma Jahangir (1952-2018) Honourable Senators, I rise today to pay tribute to Asma Jahangir, who passed away on the 11th of February. Asma Jahangir was a world renowned Pakistani human rights lawyer, activist and author, whom I have often referred…

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