Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
MP Andrew Scheer (Regina – Qu’Appelle), spoke about how Italian and Greek immigrants have become an integral part of Canada. MP Scheer continued by classifying these refugees as legitimate. Furthermore, MP Scheer asked why, returning Daesh fighters, are being granted refugee status. The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, replied by assuring MP Scheer that Canada can tell the difference between legitimate asylum seekers and returning Daesh fighters. In addition, Minister Hussen stated that Canada is a compassionate country that is providing protection to Yazidi women and girls in Canada. Minister Hussen brought up the fact that the current government has almost quadrupled the number of privately sponsored refugees entering Canada and has restored refugee health care which was cut by the previous government.
Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre
The House commemorated the one year anniversary of the January 29, 2017 shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec. Many Members of Parliament, including the leaders of all parties, condemned the shooting, commemorated the six Muslim men who were killed in the attack, and expressed solidarity with residents of Quebec and Canadian Muslims. All members of the House rose to observe a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the attack.