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2019-12-09 [p.23]
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning justice (No. 431-00007) and three concerning foreign affairs (Nos. 431-00008, 431-00009 and 431-00010);
2019-08-21 [p.5751]
— Nos. 421-04489 and 421-04692 concerning refugees. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-2-29;
2019-07-17 [p.5741]
— Nos. 421-04416, 421-04454, 421-04513, 421-04794, 421-04795, 421-04808 and 421-04814 concerning refugees. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-2-28;
2019-06-20 [p.5724]
— by Mr. Allison (Niagara West), one concerning refugees (No. 421-04814);
2019-06-19 [p.5702]
— by Mr. Anandasangaree (Scarborough—Rouge Park), one concerning refugees (No. 421-04692);
2019-06-20 [p.5703]
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-04803), one concerning China (No. 421-04804), one concerning health care services (No. 421-04805), one concerning Afghanistan (No. 421-04806), one concerning Egypt (No. 421-04807) and one concerning refugees (No. 421-04808);
2019-06-18 [p.5673]
— Nos. 421-03750, 421-03776 and 421-03897 concerning refugees. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-2-26.
2019-06-18 [p.5675]
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-04511), one concerning Afghanistan (No. 421-04512), one concerning refugees (No. 421-04513) and one concerning China (No. 421-04514);
2019-06-17 [p.5654]
— by Mr. Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands), one concerning refugees (No. 421-04489), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 421-04490), one concerning the grain industry (No. 421-04491) and one concerning road transportation (No. 421-04492);
2019-05-30 [p.5379]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:
— No. 421-03500 concerning refugees. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-2-24;
2019-05-16 [p.5313]
— Nos. 421-03400 and 421-03412 concerning refugees. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-2-23;
2019-05-14 [p.5296]
— by Ms. Sahota (Brampton North), one concerning air transportation (No. 421-03749) and one concerning refugees (No. 421-03750).
2019-05-01 [p.5207]
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-03499) and one concerning refugees (No. 421-03500).
2019-04-11 [p.5156]
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-03411), one concerning refugees (No. 421-03412) and one concerning Turkey (No. 421-03413);
2019-04-10 [p.5129]
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-03397), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-03398), one concerning firearms (No. 421-03399) and one concerning refugees (No. 421-03400);
2019-03-18 [p.4681]
— Nos. 421-03116 and 421-03147 concerning refugees. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-2-18;
2019-01-30 [p.4541]
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-03144), one concerning oil and gas (No. 421-03145), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-03146), one concerning refugees (No. 421-03147) and one concerning Afghanistan (No. 421-03148).
2019-01-28 [p.4497]
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning refugees (No. 421-03116), one concerning Afghanistan (No. 421-03117), one concerning China (No. 421-03118), one concerning firearms (No. 421-03119), one concerning oil and gas (No. 421-03120) and one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-03121);
2019-01-28 [p.4504]
Q-2058 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — With regards to applications for visitor visas since January 1, 2016, broken down by calendar year: (a) what number of people from Pakistan have applied for a visitor visa; (b) for each applicant in (a), what number were identified as Christian on their passports; (c) for each applicant in (b), what number were granted visitor visas; (d) for each applicant in (c), what number of adult applicants had annual incomes of 252,000 Pakistani rupees (PKR), or 3,000 Canadian dollars, or less; (e) for each applicant in (d), what number of people claimed asylum in Canada; (f) for each applicant in (e), what number were granted asylum; and (g) for each response provided in (a) through (f), what is the breakdown by gender? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2058.
2018-09-17 [p.3920]
— No. 421-02466 concerning Pakistan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-195-02;
2018-08-22 [p.3893]
— No. 421-02443 concerning the issuance of visas. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-16-09;
2018-06-14 [p.3660]
— by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-02464), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-02465), one concerning Pakistan (No. 421-02466) and two concerning the income tax system (Nos. 421-02467 and 421-02468);
2018-06-11 [p.3608]
— by Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East), one concerning the issuance of visas (No. 421-02443);
2018-04-16 [p.3096]
Q-1551 — Ms. Benson (Saskatoon West) — With regard to the Visa Office at the Canadian High Commission in Singapore: (a) what is the total number of sponsorship requests the Singapore Visa Office received in each year from 2012 to 2017; (b) how many applications were processed in each of the years in (a) and, of those processed, what percentage was approved in each of those years; (c) which group of asylum seekers had the highest acceptance rate through the Singapore Visa Office in each of the years in (a); (d) which group of asylum seekers had the lowest acceptance rate through the Singapore Visa Office in each of the years in (a); (e) what number of Pakistani Christian asylum claims were handled by the Canadian Singapore Visa Office in each of the years in (a); (f) what number of Pakistani Christian asylum claims were accepted by the Singapore Visa Office for resettlement in Canada in each of the years in (a); (g) what number of Pakistani Christian asylum claims were rejected by the Canadian Singapore Visa Office for resettlement in Canada in each of the years in (a); (h) of those Pakistani Christian asylum claims rejected by the Singapore Visa Office for resettlement in Canada, how many Pakistani Christian asylum claims filed for a judicial review in each of the years in (a); (i) of those Pakistani Christian asylum claims rejected by the Singapore Visa Office for resettlement in Canada, how many Pakistani Christian asylum claims filed for a judicial review and received a "second interview" by the Singapore Visa Office in each of the years in (a); (j) how many Pakistani Christian asylum claims which received a ''second interview'' from a judicial review were accepted for resettlement in Canada by the Canadian Singapore Visa Office in each of the years in (a); (k) does the Singapore Visa Office conduct independent evaluations of asylum claims from Pakistani Christians; (l) what role, if any, does the the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees's assessment of asylum seekers have on the Canadian Visa Officers’ decision; and (m) is a Canadian Visa Officer in Singapore allowed to work for the Canadian government, as well as a private international immigration firm, or would that be considered a conflict of interest? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1551.
2017-12-08 [p.2536]
— by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-01953), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-01954) and one concerning Pakistan (No. 421-01955).
2017-04-03 [p.1542]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the House shall meet at 3:00 p.m. when Members may make statements pursuant to Standing Order 31;
Not later than 3:15 p.m., Oral Questions shall be taken up and, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions, the House shall stand adjourned to the next sitting day;
That any recorded division which would have ordinarily been deferred to Wednesday, April 12, 2017, immediately before the time provided for Private Members’ Business, be instead deferred to Wednesday, May 3, 2017, immediately before the time provided for Private Members’ Business;
That the Address of Malala Yousafzai, to be delivered in the Chamber of the House of Commons at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, before Members of the Senate and the House of Commons, together with all introductory and related remarks, be printed as an appendix to the House of Commons Debates for that day and form part of the records of this House;
That the media recording and transmission of such Address, introductory and related remarks be authorized pursuant to established guidelines for such occasions;
That the hours of sitting and the order of business of the House on Thursday, April 13, 2017, shall be those of a Friday; and
That any recorded division deferred to Wednesday, April 12, 2017, or requested on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in respect of a debatable motion, other than an item of Private Members’ Business, be deferred until Monday, May 1, 2017, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.
2017-02-08 [p.1322]
— by Mr. Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands), one concerning refugees (No. 421-01127);
2015-01-21 [p.2034]
— No. 412-4512 concerning human rights in Pakistan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-147-01;
2014-11-19 [p.1812]
— by Mr. Lake (Edmonton—Mill Woods—Beaumont), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-4506), five concerning the mining industry (Nos. 412-4507 to 412-4511) and one concerning human rights in Pakistan (No. 412-4512).
2013-06-13 [p.3399]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Dechert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:
— No. 411-3702 concerning human rights in Pakistan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-94-04;
2013-04-30 [p.3052]
— by Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), one concerning human rights in Pakistan (No. 411-3702), one concerning transportation (No. 411-3703) and one concerning navigable waters (No. 411-3704).
2013-01-28 [p.2644]
— Nos. 411-2634 and 411-2756 concerning human rights in Pakistan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-94-03;
2012-12-10 [p.2573]
— by Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), two concerning navigable waters (Nos. 411-2755 and 411-2757), one concerning human rights in Pakistan (No. 411-2756) and one concerning transportation (No. 411-2758);
2012-12-06 [p.2554]
— by Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South), one concerning human rights in Pakistan (No. 411-2634);
2012-11-19 [p.2294]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:
— No. 411-1837 concerning terrorism. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-112-01;
2012-10-17 [p.2151]
Pursuant to Standing Order 33(1), Mr. Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs) made a statement.
2012-09-17 [p.1917]
— Nos. 411-1427 and 411-1490 concerning human rights in Pakistan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-94-02;
2012-06-20 [p.1898]
— by Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's), one concerning human rights in Pakistan (No. 411-1490);
2012-06-19 [p.1871]
— by Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), one concerning human rights in Pakistan (No. 411-1427).
2012-06-11 [p.1475]
— Nos. 411-0897 and 411-0898 concerning human rights in Pakistan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-94-01;
2012-04-27 [p.1131]
— by Mrs. Block (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar), two concerning human rights in Pakistan (Nos. 411-0897 and 411-0898);
2011-12-08 [p.632]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House of Commons join the Senate of Canada in calling upon the Government of Pakistan to immediately release Ms. Asia Bibi, to ensure her safety and well-being, to hear the outcry of the international community and to respect the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
2011-10-26 [p.385]
A Message was received from the Senate as follows:
— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons requesting that House to unite with the Senate for the following purpose:
That,
Whereas, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed by the United Nations:
"Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person" (Article 3);
"No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" (Article 5);
"Everyone charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which all the guarantees necessary for his defense have been provided" (Article 11, paragraph 1) and
"Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion" (Article 18);
Whereas Pakistan is an active member of the United Nations since 1947;
Whereas, the international community has demonstrated its compassion and solidarity with the Pakistani people when it is faced with suffering, as was the case during the devastating floods during the summer of 2010;
Whereas Ms. Asia Bibi has been detained since June 2009 in conditions unworthy of human beings without a fair trial and that her health has been compromised,
That, the Senate of Canada calls on the Government of Pakistan to immediately release Ms. Asia Bibi, to ensure her safety and wellbeing, to hear the outcry of the international community and to respect the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human rights.
2011-03-04 [p.1310]
Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee (human rights in Pakistan). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-205.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 48) was tabled.
2011-03-02 [p.1285]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House condemn in the strongest terms possible the recent assassination of Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities, Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti; that the House express its sincere condolences to the people of Pakistan, and to the family of Mr. Bhatti; that the House encourage the Government of Pakistan to take immediate action against those who would harm and threaten defenders of religious freedom and human rights; and that the House call upon the Government of Pakistan to repeal its blasphemy laws.
2010-12-02 [p.985]
Q-485 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — With regard to the government’s aid funding for Pakistan in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, and for every project funded, what is: (a) the name of the project; (b) the location of the project within the country of destination; (c) the amount of funding received by the project broken down as (i) grant or contribution, (ii) interest-free loan, (iii) repayable loan, (iv) non-repayable loan; and (d) the department where the funding originated? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-485.
2010-06-03 [p.452]
By unanimous consent, on motion moved by Mr. Karygiannis (Scarborough—Agincourt) and Mr. Uppal (Edmonton—Sherwood Park), seconded by Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), it was resolved, — That this House condemn the violent attacks on Ahmadiyya Muslim worshippers who were attending Friday prayers in Lahore, Pakistan; urge the Government of Pakistan to bring to justice all those involved in perpetrating these barbaric acts; and, work to ensure that all Pakistanis can worship in peace and safety.
2010-04-29 [p.309]
Q-153 — Mr. Goodale (Wascana) — With respect to debt owed to the Government of Canada and its agencies and entities by governments of the following seven countries, (i) Colombia, (ii) Peru, (iii) Pakistan, (iv) Bangladesh, (v) Indonesia, (vi) Vietnam, (vii) Ukraine: (a) what is the total amount of concessional debt owed by each country and to which agencies or entities, and in what amounts in each case; and (b) what is the total amount of non-concessional debt owed by each country and to which agencies or entities, and in what amounts in each case? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-153.
2009-11-20 [p.1062]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:
— No. 402-1028 concerning human rights in Pakistan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-97-01.
2009-10-09 [p.905]
Q-405 — Mr. Kania (Brampton West) — With respect to applications to sponsor family members for visitor’s visas and permanent residency, made by residents of the constituency of Brampton West: (a) what is the average processing time for applications made to sponsor family members from (i) India, (ii) Pakistan, (iii) all countries aggregated; (b) what is the approval rate for applications made to sponsor family members from (i) India, (ii) Pakistan, (iii) all countries aggregated; (c) what are the top five main grounds for denying claims and their rates of usage for applications made to sponsor family members from (i) India, (ii) Pakistan, (iii) all countries aggregated; and (d) what are the details of all refusals with the dates, names and reasons? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-405.
2009-09-14 [p.732]
Q-331 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — With respect to genocide: (a) does the government define the term according to the 1951 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide; (b) how does the government qualify and quantify “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group” (e.g. is there a critical threshold that must be surpassed in terms of numbers of people killed, extent of physical destruction), and how does the government distinguish among domestic conflict, genocide and war; (c) what are the government’s legal and ethical responsibilities to intervene and protect as a signatory to the 1951 Convention; (d) what is the decision-making process that the government takes in determining whether killing is genocide or not, whether Canada takes action or not, and what possible action might look like; (e) how does the government ensure that it does not use the wording of the convention, namely the lack of numbers of dead or displaced to constitute genocide, to avoid enforcing it; (f) does the government have any measures in place to ensure that national sovereignty is not used as an excuse to prevent Canada from enforcing United Nations regulations; (g) what is the decision-making process that ensures that Canada has multiple viewpoints before making a decision on a possible genocide, and does not just take the viewpoint of a main party while ignoring the opposing side and third-parties; (h) has the government examined past genocides, and identified early warnings, where Canada might have taken action earlier, what the savings would have been in terms of human life, society, and the economy, and how such lessons might be applied to current conflicts, such as Pakistan and Sudan; (i) what factors has the government identified as potentially leading to genocide, and has it developed an early-warning system or response centre / institution; (j) what specific tactics has the government established to stop genocide; (k) does the government have a special representative for genocide prevention, as well as access to people who are experts in genocide early warning and, if so, to what departments do they belong, and do they have sufficient funding to properly do their jobs; and (l) what legislation is in place to allow Canada to take action, and to hold aggressors to account? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-331.
2009-09-14 [p.734]
Q-340 — Mr. Pearson (London North Centre) — With regard to the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) expenditures, what are the: (a) most recent statistical updates on International Assistance; (b) detailed breakdown of expenditures by department and unit within CIDA, for the most recent three fiscal years; (c) definitions of what precisely is counted in Official Development Assistance, Humanitarian Assistance and the International Assistance Envelope; (d) cost of the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) deployments to Pakistan, in October 2005 and Sri Lanka, in 2004-2005, and specifically which part of these deployments were covered by CIDA; (e) most recent five fiscal year breakdowns of funds provided to all United Nations Agencies, directly to foreign governments (bilateral) and to non-governmental organisations (excluding the Red Cross); (f) most recent numbers for all CIDA Gender-related program expenditures; and (g) most recent five fiscal year breakdowns of all CIDA overheads (administrative costs)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-340.
2009-06-09 [p.600]
Mr. Casson (Lethbridge), from the Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan, presented the First Report of the Committee, "Visit to Washington, D.C.". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-96.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 2 to 6 and 8) was tabled.
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