House of Commons Hansard #31 of the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was first.

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Liberal Women's Caucus
Statements By Members

December 5th, 2007 / 2:15 p.m.

Liberal

Karen Redman Kitchener Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to honour the release of Pink Book II. This new Pink Book is the result of countless hours of hard work by members of the national Liberal women's caucus, in consultation with women right across Canada.

The policy document addresses issues of violence against women, housing, aboriginal women, immigrant and refugee women, and rural women; policies that were developed to counter the lack of initiative to promote women's equality by the Conservative government, a government that removed the word “equality” out of the mandate of Status of Women, a government that closed 12 out of 16 Status of Women regional offices and eliminated the court challenges program and the Law Commission.

In contrast, the national Liberal women's caucus continues to work on behalf of the women of Canada, continues to protect women's interests from the Conservatives in Parliament.

We will bring forward progressive and practical policy suggestions and work with organizations that promote women's equality to ensure that their voices are not silenced.

Bloc Québécois
Statements By Members

2:20 p.m.

Conservative

Jacques Gourde Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, QC

Mr. Speaker, in its 17 years in Ottawa, did the Bloc put a stop to the Liberal culture of entitlement?

Bloc Québécois
Statements By Members

2:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Bloc Québécois
Statements By Members

2:20 p.m.

Conservative

Jacques Gourde Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, QC

In its 17 years in Ottawa, did the Bloc implement an agreement ensuring Quebec's participation in UNESCO?

Bloc Québécois
Statements By Members

2:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Bloc Québécois
Statements By Members

2:20 p.m.

Conservative

Jacques Gourde Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, QC

In its 17 years in Ottawa, did the Bloc restore fiscal balance in the federation?

Bloc Québécois
Statements By Members

2:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Bloc Québécois
Statements By Members

2:20 p.m.

Conservative

Jacques Gourde Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, QC

In its 17 years in Ottawa, did the Bloc finalize a $350 million agreement to finance Quebec's green plan?

Bloc Québécois
Statements By Members

2:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Bloc Québécois
Statements By Members

2:20 p.m.

Conservative

Jacques Gourde Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, QC

In its 17 years in Ottawa, did the Bloc put in place a program for the sale of Mirabel land?

Bloc Québécois
Statements By Members

2:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Bloc Québécois
Statements By Members

2:20 p.m.

Conservative

Jacques Gourde Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, QC

In its 17 years in Ottawa, did the Bloc put in place one measure to help farmers?

Bloc Québécois
Statements By Members

2:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Bloc Québécois
Statements By Members

2:20 p.m.

Conservative

Jacques Gourde Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, QC

In its 17 years in Ottawa, did the Bloc reduce taxes for corporations, workers and seniors?

Bloc Québécois
Statements By Members

2:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.