Statement on the release of Asia Bibi

November 1, 2018

Statement on the Release of Asia Bibi November 01, 2018   Honourable Senators, I rise today to speak to you about Asia Bibi, a Pakistani woman of Christian faith who has spent the last 8 years of her life on death row,…

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Statement Commemorating Islamic History Month

October 25, 2018

Honourable Senators, I rise today to commemorate Islamic History Month in the Senate of Canada. Born out of the need to facilitate dialogue and understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim communities, October was officially proclaimed as Islamic History Month by the House of…

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Statement on Senate Motion to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s Honourary Canadian Citizenship

October 2, 2018

I rise today in support of Senator Omidvar’s Motion. Honourable Senators, the persecution of the Rohingya population in Myanmar is an issue that I first raised with the Burmese delegation in 2012 and have raised many times in this Chamber since 2013,…

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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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