Sarkis ASSADOURIAN

ASSADOURIAN, Sarkis

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Brampton Centre (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 25, 1948
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarkis_Assadourian
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=0a082eeb-65fc-4738-aead-82a77b8fa85a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, contractor, executive director

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Don Valley North (Ontario)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Brampton Centre (Ontario)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Brampton Centre (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (January 13, 2003 - December 11, 2003)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 83 of 84)


February 16, 1994

Mr. Sarkis Assadourian (Don Valley North)

Mr. Speaker, the other day an article in the Ottawa Citizen stated that Canada Post recently awarded an Australian firm a contract to produce Canadian stamps.

My question is for the Minister of Public Works and Government Services. Could the minister explain to the House the reasons behind this contract being awarded to a foreign country?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Canada Post
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February 10, 1994

Mr. Assadourian

Mr. Speaker, the member has to be fair and tell us whether he is for the separation of Quebec. Is he for sovereignty? Or is he for independence?

I have been here for the last three months. I am confused where the opposition stands on this issue. Those members keep mentioning the same issue over and over again.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Supply
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February 10, 1994

Mr. Sarkis Assadourian (Don Valley North)

Mr. Speaker, I will be very brief.

First of all I appreciate the fact that the hon. member read the red book. I do not know why he says that he is giving us the opportunity to defend the book. He needs the opportunity to defend his presence in this room.

I am puzzled and hurt when the issue is addressed and they say Quebec and Canada. One has to be straightforward as a Canadian. Either one is for Quebec or one is for Canada. One is most welcome to be in Canada and we want you to be in Canada-

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Supply
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February 1, 1994

Mr. Sarkis Assadourian (Don Valley North)

Mr. Speaker, I congratulate the member on his election and on his first speech on the pre-budget debate.

Before I put my question, I mention to him that we promised in the red book that we would bring down the deficit to 3 per cent of GDP. In his plan, as was mentioned during the campaign and as he mentioned again today, he is to eliminate the deficit in three years. This means that on average it must be reduced by $15 billion every year for the next three years to meet the target of a zero deficit.

Would the member explain to us how he would do that? From where would he cut $15 billion every year on average for the next three years?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Pre-Budget Consultations
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January 26, 1994

Mr. Sarkis Assadourian (Don Valley North)

Mr. Speaker, on September 13, 1993 a declaration in principle on interim self-government between the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the state of Israel was signed. It marked an historic moment for both politics and the people of the Middle East. It ushered in a new sense of hope to a region of the world where bloodshed and despair continue to dominate the lives of so many people.

The agreement was the direct result of efforts made by two courageous individuals. They managed to overcome insurmountable pressures from those groups that continued to choose violence instead of peace.

Today I wish to inform my hon. colleagues that on January 20, 1994 I submitted a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee nominating both Mr. Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel, and Mr. Yasser Arafat, PLO Chairman, for the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize.

As Canadians we must continue to play a leading role in seeking peace and promoting peace. In so doing we advance the efforts of men such as the late Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Nobel Peace Prize Committee
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