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Mr Mohamed-Iqbal RAVALIA

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Independent Senators Group

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


Working language: English


In the political groups

In the Assembly

  • from 21/01/2019 to 26/01/2020 Substitute-Canada

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


Last speeches

04/10/2019 | 11:48:09 I'll begin again. I want to thank Mr Martin WHITFIELD for presenting his draft report, which highlights the impact of labour migration from Eastern European countries to the other countries in the European Union and beyond. The report speaks to the negative impact on the countries of origin who lose a portion of their labour force, but also about the need for integrating and supporting these individuals in their new country of residence. On this last point, let me share Canada's experience as... 03/10/2019 | 18:44:27 Madam President, I would like begin by thanking Ms Marie-Christine VERDIER-JOUCLAS for her report on the legal recognition of climate refugees. I will begin by speaking about Canada’s experiences with refugees and people displaced by disasters. In 2018, Canada was proud to admit more resettled refugees than any other country in the world: a total gross of 28 000. However, we also recognise that the current record-high level of global displacement is a humanitarian crisis that is beyond the... 03/10/2019 | 17:33:43 Madame President, Let me begin by thanking rapporteur Maryvonne BLONDIN and her colleagues for their important study on obstetrical and gynaecological violence. The World Health Organization (WHO) has found that, across the globe, certain women experience disrespectful and abusive treatment, especially during childbirth when they are at a particularly vulnerable moment in their life. Adolescents, unmarried women, women of low socio-economic status, indigenous women, women from ethnic... 25/06/2019 | 12:28:35 Thank you Madame President. May 2019 marked the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe. As a Canadian delegate I'd like to highlight the importance of that commemoration by recalling some key elements of Canada's participation in the Council of Europe. Canada became an observer state within the Committee of Ministers in 1996. Canadian parliamentarians were granted official Observer status with the assembly in 1997. As part of our involvement, Canada helped develop, sign and ratify certain... 24/06/2019 | 17:48:54 It is a privilege to speak on the decision-making process of the Assembly concerning credentials and voting from an Observer State's perspective. This is indeed an important watershed debate with compelling arguments on both sides. Canada was granted official observer status to the Committee of Ministers in 1996. We share the status with the United States of America, Japan, Mexico and the Holy See. Since 1997, Canadian parliamentarians also have had an official observer status in the...


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