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Mr Percy DOWNE

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Canadian Senators Group

Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association
CA - K1A 0A6 - Ottawa


Working language: English


In the political groups

In the Assembly

  • since 23/01/2023 Substitute - Canada
  • from 05/04/2022 to 22/01/2023 Representative - Canada
  • from 16/04/2020 to 23/01/2022 Substitute - Canada
  • from 22/01/2018 to 26/01/2020 Substitute - Canada
  • from 18/04/2016 to 21/01/2018 Representative - Canada
  • from 25/01/2010 to 24/01/2016 Representative - Canada
  • from 27/04/2009 to 25/01/2010 Substitute - Canada

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)


Last speeches

28/04/2023 | 11:47:23 Thank you, Mister President. I would like to thank the rapporteur for her report, which highlights important trends in information sharing. In my remarks I would like to address social media bias. With the increased adoption of media platforms as such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok, the consumption of news has shifted from the more legacy-media space to digital spaces. A recent report from a Statistics Canada survey found that in our country the most common method for following news... 27/04/2023 | 20:04:05 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   The economist Dani Rodrik has argued that globalization – a critical component of which is trade liberalization – only allows the nation-state to choose one of two other policy goals: national sovereignty or democratic accountability. What Rodrik has called the “political trilemma of the world economy” is alive and well in the debate we’re having today. To paraphrase Rapporteur Davies’ report, a “wave of trade agreements has increasingly... 27/04/2023 | 20:03:05 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   Thank you for the opportunity to speak here today on this urgent topic. Nineteen thousand, three hundred and eighty-four. That is the recorded number of children that the Ukrainian government estimates have been deported since the start of the war. Nineteen thousand, three hundred and eighty-four children deported, each one a war crime. But Russia’s crimes against Ukrainian civilians sadly do not stop there. Since the start of Russia’s... 14/10/2022 | 13:22:34 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Honourable colleagues, Today, I would like to use the time I have in this free debate to discuss the impact on global food security of the unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation. Russia’s actions in Ukraine have been directly impacting innocent civilians daily for over six months. And while Russia’s war has further compromised them, global supply chains were already struggling after more than two years of the... 13/10/2022 | 12:00:54 Thank you Chair, The Canadian delegation appreciates the opportunity to participate in these meetings, as it allows us to keep up to date on events in Europe and exchange information regarding, among other things, the war in Ukraine. It is now clear that, when Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24th, it was setting out to destroy the nationhood and the statehood of an independent country in Europe. It did so in complete violation of international law. Canadians, like people the world over...