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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

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... 11/10/2023 | 20:02:13 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Good afternoon Mr. President, The events of October 7th have shocked us all. I wish to say that myself – and all Canadians – stand with the Israeli people and in full support of the state of Israel, unequivocally. After Hamas fired thousands of rockets and sent dozens of fighters to infiltrate the heavily fortified border between the Gaza Strip and Israel by air, land, and sea, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau strongly condemned the terrorist... 09/10/2023 | 17:21:44 Good evening and thank you Mister President. Dear colleagues, the shootout that took place on 24 September 2023 in the village of Banjska in northern Kosovo was one of the worst confrontations in that region since Kosovo broke away from Serbia in 2008 and declared its independence. I say this knowing that Serbia does not recognise Kosovo as an independent country and that tensions are increasing in that part of the region. It was reported that about 30 masked men opened fire in a police... 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...