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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Islamic Heritage Month Statement in the Senate

October 20, 2017

On October 19, 2017 I rose in the Senate Chamber to commemorate Islamic Heritage Month. I rise today to acknowledge that October is Islamic Heritage Month in Canada. As a Muslim who immigrated to this country more than 30 years ago, I…

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Joint Statement by Senator Ataullahjan and Senator Munson after Committee Hearings on Rohingya

October 4, 2017

After ‘heartbreaking’ testimony, Canada must do more to halt Myanmar’s atrocities against Rohingya  Ottawa, October 3, 2017 – As an internationally recognized defender of human rights, Canada must do everything in its power to pressure the Myanmar government to stop its systematic…

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Speech on Motion 240 regarding Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

September 27, 2017

On September 21st, Senator Ataullahjan tabled a Motion in the Senate urging the government of Canada to call upon the government of Myanmar to end the violence against Rohingya Muslims. On September 27th, the Senator gave moved her motion and said:  …

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Speech at the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa

July 17, 2017

  Thank you Khalil, As Salam Alaikum and good afternoon everyone. I would like to thank the Global Centre for Pluralism for inviting me to speak at this important event with the Global Shapers Community, as part of this year’s SHAPE North…

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Statement in the Senate Chamber on the Beginning of Ramadan

May 30, 2017

Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to the month of Ramadan, a holy month that Muslims around the world observe. Ramadan is one of the five pillars or fundamental beliefs of Islam. Muslims observe Ramadan as a commemoration of the revelation…

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