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Mr Francesco SORBARA (Canada)

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Representative
Member
Liberal Party of Canada

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

Working language: English

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In the Assembly

  • since 14/03/2022 Representative - Canada
  • from 21/01/2019 to 26/01/2020 Substitute - Canada

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17/04/2024 | 20:13:09 Good evening everyone, good evening esteemed colleagues. Thank you to the co-rapporteurs for this very comprehensive report. Canada and Albania have enjoyed a close relationship for several years now, during which Canada has noted Albania's role in contributing to political stability in Southeast Europe. In Canada there is a law or a bill that has been put in motion which would actually declare October Albanian heritage month as well as the minister of foreign affairs has visited Albania... 16/04/2024 | 20:09:56 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   Honourable colleagues, On 18 March 2008 – a month after Kosovo declared independence from Serbia – the Canadian government joined many other countries in recognizing it. The goal then, as now, was to see Kosovo flourish as a multi-ethnic, democratic state. For the Kosovan government, achieving that goal has necessarily meant progress towards its goal of “full Euro–Atlantic integration.” That is, membership in the EU, NATO and, of course... 16/04/2024 | 19:59:44 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   On 15 February 2024, the Government of Ukraine, the World Bank, the European Commission, and the United Nations released an updated estimate on the cost of Ukraine’s recovery and reconstruction needs. The figure was a staggering US$486 billion over the next decade. Since January 2022, Canada has committed more than CDN$13.3 billion in various forms of assistance to Ukraine. We recently signed an agreement on security cooperation that’s... 13/10/2023 | 13:17:11 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Canada is home to over 100,000 Afghan Canadians, many of which live in my riding of Vaughan – Woodbridge; they make a great contribution to our country. The images of chaos and despair at Kabul’s airport in August 2021 are seared in the mind of the international community. Compelled to act, Canada created new refugee programs to provide accelerated assistance, and Parliament set up a special committee on Afghanistan that heard from many... 12/10/2023 | 20:16:14 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Honourable colleagues, Today, the focus of our debate is narrow: the humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. Over 100,000 ethnic Armenians – that is, over 80% of Nagorno-Karabakh’s population – are reported to have fled the region for Armenia in the wake of Azerbaijan’s military intervention last month. Those who remain are believed to be the elderly, sick, and people with disabilities. It is vital that both these populations have access...

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