2nd Session, 41st Parliament,

Volume 149, Issue 150

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Honourable Leo Housakos, Speaker

Ismaili Muslim Representatives from Vancouver

Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, today I want to welcome a number of people from British Columbia who have come to our capital of Ottawa. They are: Fidali Meghji, Noor Meghji, Shamshudin Manji, Zainub Manji, Amirali Paroo, Pervez Paroo, Badrudin Sunderji, Zebun Sunderji, Pyarali Dewji and Khatun Dewji. They belong to the Ismaili Muslim community in Vancouver and they have come far from B.C.

They arrived in Canada 40 years ago, mostly as refugees and people who had issues in East Africa. I can vouch that they have worked very hard to integrate and become prominent businesspeople, as well as active members in various non-profit organizations in my city of Vancouver.

First, I want to take this opportunity to welcome them to my place of work and to thank them for the 40 years they’ve invested in making my city of Vancouver vibrant. Thank you.

Hon. Senators: Hear, hear.

 

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