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Mr David WELLS (Canada)

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Conservative Party of Canada

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


Working language: English


In the political groups

In the Assembly

  • since 24/01/2022 Representative - Canada
  • from 22/01/2018 to 26/01/2020 Representative - Canada
  • from 18/04/2016 to 21/01/2018 Substitute - Canada

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


Last speeches

12/10/2023 | 16:49:54 Thank you, Chair. Dear colleagues, the report were debating today allows us to reflect on what this organisation has achieved in almost 75 years of existence. It allows us to consider new ways the Council of Europe can be strengthened. With respect to the latter, rapporteur Ms Lesia VASYLENKO's report contains some very innovative proposals, but there's one in particular that I would like to focus on today, the proposal that the Council of Europe promote "the duty to prevent aggression" as a... 11/10/2023 | 20:03:38 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Honourable colleagues, Canadians are observers in this Assembly, but we are directly concerned by this debate. Pegasus is a spyware created by the Niv, Shalev, and Omri – known as the NSO Group – based out of Israel, which targets individual’s personal phones through iOS and Android. As noted in the report on surveillance and human rights, published in May 2019 by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the... 11/10/2023 | 20:02:38 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Honourable colleagues, Following the horrific attacks by Hamas terrorists in Israel, it is reported that at least 1,000 people have been killed in Israel and more than 900 people have been killed in Gaza including hundreds of Hamas fighters. Thousands have also been wounded on each side. This was the deadliest incursion into Israeli territory since Egypt and Syria's attacks during the Yom Kippur war 50 years ago. Israel’s Ambassador to the... 10/10/2023 | 20:12:36 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   Colleagues, In recent years, we have witnessed a disturbing increase of extremist actions. Rapporteur Mr Samad SEYIDOV's report reminds us of some of the more tragic examples, such as the storming of the U.S. Capitol, the Brazilian Congress and of course, the Hamas attack on Israel. My use of these examples – like my decision to drop the inflammatory “far-right” label at the outset of my remarks today – was intentional. Extremist violence... 27/04/2023 | 20:04:07 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   Colleagues, From its earliest days of trading fur and fish to now, Canada has been a nation of trade. Although many of our citizens were not convinced of free trade well into the 20th century, we eventually reached consensus that. Canada has relied on international trade to build its economy and our prosperity depends on it. And now exports of goods and services account for one third of our Gross Domestic Product. This Assembly rightfully...