House of Commons Hansard #6 of the 40th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was economy.

Topics

Violence against women
Oral Questions

3 p.m.

Liberal

Alexandra Mendes Brossard—La Prairie, QC

Mr. Speaker, today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and we are highlighting the start of a campaign to put an end to gender-based violence. The UN has asked Canada to take more action to stop violence against women, and criticized the serious cuts to the court challenges program.

When will the Conservatives realize that in order to put an end to violence against women, they will have to take women's equality seriously?

Violence against women
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3 p.m.

Simcoe—Grey
Ontario

Conservative

Helena Guergis Minister of State (Status of Women)

Mr. Speaker, I am sure the member is aware that Canada just signed on to the UNIFEM campaign to say no to violence against women. This is an issue that our government takes very seriously.

I look forward to working with the member as we develop our action plan. Not only will it talk about economic security for women, but there will be a huge component on violence against women and on women in more leadership roles across Canada.

Presence in Gallery
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3 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Order. I would like to draw to the attention of hon. members the presence in the gallery of His Excellency Dr. Franz Josef Jung, Minister of Defence of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Presence in Gallery
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Some hon. members

Hear, hear!

Presence in Gallery
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3 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I would also like to draw to the attention of hon. members the presence in the gallery of the Hon. June Draude, Minister of First Nations and Métis Relations for Saskatchewan.

Presence in Gallery
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3 p.m.

Some hon. members

Hear, hear!

Oral Questions
Points of Order
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3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Scott Brison Kings—Hants, NS

Mr. Speaker, during question period the Minister of Finance referred to my flight to my riding last Friday. As he said that I was in business class, I would like to table my economy class plane ticket to Halifax last Friday, and perhaps the minister could table his last economy class ticket as well.

Oral Questions
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3:05 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Does the hon. member for Kings—Hants have the consent of the House to table this document?

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3:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

National Violence Against Women Prevention Week
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November 25th, 2008 / 3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Maria Minna Beaches—East York, ON

Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions among the parties and I think you will find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move:

That this House recognize National Violence Against Women Prevention Week and call on the government to develop a Violence Prevention Strategy to deal with the growing number of victims of violence against women, particularly among aboriginal women, who are more than three times as likely to be victims of domestic violence as non-aboriginal women.

National Violence Against Women Prevention Week
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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Does the hon. member for Beaches—East York have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?

National Violence Against Women Prevention Week
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3:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

National Violence Against Women Prevention Week
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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

National Violence Against Women Prevention Week
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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

(Motion agreed to)