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Mr Francesco SORBARA (Canada)

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Liberal Party of Canada

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

Working language: English


In the political groups

In the Assembly

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

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


Last speeches

27/04/2023 | 20:03:04 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   Urgent is one way to describe the topic of our debate. Horrific, unconscionable, and shocking are other words that come to mind. When we think of the most atrocious war crimes, those committed intentionally against children must be placed near the top of the list. And what gives even greater urgency to our debate is that the International Criminal Court, in announcing arrest warrants against President Putin and Ms. Lvova-Belova, made clear... 27/04/2023 | 18:26:01 Thank you sir. It's great to be here this afternoon. I'd like to first say it was a pleasure to meet... the Canadian delegation had an opportunity to meet with the Moldovan delegation this week here in Strasbourg, and it was great to catch up and talk about the important issues that face many nations here, not only in Europe but across the world. Also, to the Moldovan delegation, your ambassador in Ottawa is very active and we do have an opportunity to meet with him as well and speak to the... 26/04/2023 | 20:01:19 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   Honorable colleagues, Thank you for the opportunity to speak to this important topic. Canada understands the importance of humanitarian cooperation, including in response to natural disasters, and has actively supported the international humanitarian system since its creation. Following the devastating earthquake that hit Türkiye and Syria in February of this year, Canada provided $10 million in funding to humanitarian actors on the ground... 25/04/2023 | 20:03:15 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   Though Canada only has observer status in this Assembly and is not, therefore, a party to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), I believe rapporteur Mr George KATROUGALOS’ report raises significant challenges faced – at one time or another – by all governments. They include, for example, how to integrate the commitments of international human rights conventions and treaties into our respective domestic legal frameworks, and how to... 25/04/2023 | 20:02:51 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) I would like to begin by congratulating the members from Iceland for your country’s extraordinary leadership leading up to the Summit in Reykjavík in a couple of weeks. The summit will not doubt be historic, as the Council of Europe looks to reaffirm its core principles and chart its future within the new European reality created by Russian aggression. In its response to that aggression, the Council of Europe has already asserted itself as...