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August 12, 2017 | No Comments

Great to meet residents of the Rosslyn community

We had a lot of fun doorknocking today in the Rosslyn area of my riding of Edmonton Griesbach.

We met lots of nice folks and had great conversations. 

Thanks again to all the volunteers!

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June 11, 2017 | No Comments

Pleased to participate in the UK Election Assessment mission

I had a truly amazing experience travelling to London and Manchester UK to be part of a Commonwealth UK election assessment observer team along with my MP colleague Matt Jeneroux and more than 30 other Commonwealth parliamentarians and officials.

Our preliminary report on the June 8 election is online now and a final report will be out in the coming weeks.

Thanks to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK for the training and for being great hosts.

 





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May 18, 2017 | No Comments

Today we commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Crimean Tatar deportation

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the Crimean Tatar Deportation.

The same evil ideology is at play in both the Soviet regime’s brutal deportation of an entire nation, and in Vladimir Putin’s unending war against Ukraine.

This Liberal government must do more to stop Liberal aggression.

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May 18, 2017 | No Comments

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the Crimean Tatar deportation

On May 18, 1944, the Soviet secret police forces dragged thousands of Crimean Tatars from their homes, packed them into cattle cars, and deported this entire nation to a remote corner of Central Asia.

Today is the 73rd anniversary of this brutal crime, an attempt to wipe a small nation from the face of the Earth. Last year, the House debated my bill which would have recognized this atrocity as genocide, but the Liberal government shamefully ordered Liberal MPs to vote against it in an attempt to appease Russia. The Liberals’ efforts to please Vladimir Putin were repaid with a smear campaign against their foreign minister, showing the futility of this approach.

Today, the Crimean Tatars face renewed peril at the hands of Vladimir Putin’s illegal occupation of Crimea. They are denied freedom of speech, the freedom to practice their faith, and are subject to harassment, assault and kidnappings simply because of their nationality.

The same evil ideology is at play in both the Soviet regime’s brutal deportation of an entire nation, and in Vladimir Putin’s unending war against Ukraine.

Canada has always been a friend to Ukraine, and today’s anniversary is a reminder of why we stand with Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars to defend our values against the brutality of regimes like that of Vladimir Putin.

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April 3, 2017 | No Comments

My constituents are owed thorough consultations on supervised injection sites

Thanks again to all those who attended and contributed to my town hall meeting on supervised injection sites. And a special thank you to the expert panelists.

While opinions differed, it’s clear that there was a need for more community consultation.

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February 9, 2017 | No Comments

Why hasn’t the construction started?

Edmonton’s Liberal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi talks a good game but he’s failing to deliver the goods on his promised projects.

Only one of 127 infrastructure projects announced by the Liberals has started construction.

Nothing has started in Edmonton.

In the House of Commons, I demanded to know why. Sohi evaded the question.

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December 14, 2016 | No Comments

My Christmas statement in the House of Commons

This Christmas season my thoughts are with my constituents of Edmonton Griesbach and all Albertans that have been negatively impacted by the growing jobs crisis.

I’ll continue to urge the Liberal government to deliver real solutions to help get Albertans back to work.

 

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December 8, 2016 | No Comments

Continuing the debate on my private member’s bill, Bill C-306 at Second Reading

I had the pleasure of continuing the debate on my private member’s bill, Bill C-306 at Second Reading.

The history of 1944 is clear. Josef Stalin signed an order that sent the Crimean Tatars into exile in Central Asia. The Soviet Union tore innocent people from their homes, packed them into cattle cars, and sent them to perish. They were erased from history, denied their language, culture and faith. These events constitute genocide.

After officially declaring the deportations of 1944 a genocide, Ukraine has issued a call to rest of the world to respond.

As close friend, Canada needs to respond to that call. I urge all Members of Parliament to support Bill c-306.

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December 8, 2016 | No Comments

STATEMENT FROM KERRY DIOTTE ON THE CRIMEAN TATAR GENOCIDE

Dec. 8, 2016

“Yesterday, the House of Commons debated my Bill, C-306, at second reading.

I was pleased to hear statements of support from all corners of the House.

However, during the debate, we learned that Justin Trudeau’s government has caved to pressure from Vladimir Putin’s regime, and embraced denial of the Crimean Tatar genocide.

Trudeau’s Liberal government opposes passing Bill C-306, and is against recognizing the deportations of 1944 as genocide.

Not only does the Liberal government believe that Canada should not recognize historical acts of genocide unless the United Nations permits them to, which is a break with Canada’s traditional position in support of the victims of genocide, but they have also denied that there is a historical consensus on the nature of the events of 1944.

The history of 1944 is clear. Josef Stalin signed an order that sent the Crimean Tatars into exile in Central Asia. The Soviet Union tore innocent people from their homes, packed them into cattle cars, and sent them to perish. They were erased from history, denied their language, culture and faith. That constitutes genocide.

Today, the Crimean Tatars face renewed peril at the hands of Vladimir Putin. Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government does not want to stand up for them.

I urge them to abandon this shameful position.

Below is a link to a short video detailing the Soviet atrocity to the Crimean Tatars.”

https://www.kerrydiotte.com/2016/12/watch-this-poignant-video-on-the-1944-deportation-of-crimean-tatars/

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Kerry Diotte, MP

Edmonton Griesbach

613-992-3821

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November 25, 2016 | No Comments

More support for Bill C-306

I’m pleased to receive the support of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress for my Bill, C-306.

support-letter-from-ukrainian-canadian-congress

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