Anthony (Tony) TIRABASSI

TIRABASSI, Anthony (Tony)

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Niagara Centre (Ontario)
Birth Date
October 30, 1957
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Tirabassi
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3fb122bc-b9d7-45b4-935d-1c59749778cb&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
sales representative

Parliamentary Career

November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Niagara Centre (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board (January 13, 2003 - December 11, 2003)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 19)


October 31, 2003

Mr. Tony Tirabassi (Niagara Centre, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to recognize the fundraising efforts of UNICEF volunteers and workers this Halloween.

The UNICEF on Halloween story began in 1950 when a small Sunday school class in the United States decided to collect coins on Halloween for children in need instead of asking for candy. They sent their cheques totalling $17 to the United Nations Children's Fund. Since then, UNICEF has expanded and so has its fundraising efforts.

In Canada, Halloween represents one of the mainstays of UNICEF Canada's fundraising programs. Last year alone over $3 million was collected by Canadian children for children in developing countries.

I would ask members to join me in congratulating UNICEF Canada for its outstanding efforts to help children in need on this special day. Happy Halloween.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Unicef
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October 24, 2003

Mr. Tony Tirabassi (Niagara Centre, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the second petition deals with the situation involving rural route mail couriers who often earn less than the minimum wage and who have not been allowed to bargain collectively to improve their wages.

The petitioners are asking that section 13(5) of the Canada Post Corporation Act be repealed.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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October 24, 2003

Mr. Tony Tirabassi (Niagara Centre, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Ralph Griffin, a resident of the city of Thorold in my riding of Niagara Centre, who has recently been honoured with the Right Hon. Paul Martin Sr. award for his dedication and commitment as an Ontario March of Dimes volunteer.

Mr. Griffin, who first became involved with the Ontario March of Dimes in 1987, has been volunteering continuously for 16 years, lending his support to various programs, particularly the befriending program which fosters friendships by matching a physically disabled adult with a volunteer who share common interests.

Mr. Griffin also organizes annual social events and fundraising activities.

Congratulations to Ralph and thanks for his devotion to the Ontario March of Dimes.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Paul Martin Sr. Award
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October 24, 2003

Mr. Tony Tirabassi (Niagara Centre, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present two petitions today.

The first petition is on behalf of some of my constituents in Niagara Centre who condemn the creation and use of child pornography. They wish to draw to the attention of the House that the courts have not applied the current child pornography law in a way which makes it clear that such exploitation of children will always be met with swift punishment.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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October 10, 2003

Mr. Tony Tirabassi (Niagara Centre, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to remind all members of the House that October is child abuse prevention month.

Unfortunately, some parents struggle with mental health issues, substance abuse, family violence or other serious issues. This impacts their ability to care for their children, and often abuse and neglect are the result.

Family and Children's Services Niagara, which has a branch in my riding of Niagara Centre, will be participating in the 11th annual purple ribbon campaign to help raise public awareness about the issue of child neglect and abuse. In the past year FACS responded to nearly 5,200 child protection concerns.

Agencies such as FACS need our support so they can raise awareness of this problem. Let us do what we can to protect our children.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Child Abuse Prevention Month
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