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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Statement on the Anniversary of the Mosque Shooting in Quebec City

January 30, 2018

As-Salaam-Alaikum (which means peace be upon you) Honourable Senators, I rise today on the anniversary of the massacre that took place at the Islamic Cultural Centre on January 28, 2017 in Quebec City. In a targeted act of terror and hatred, six…

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