Mr. Speaker, last year a United Nations committee gave the Canadian government 23 recommendations regarding compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
According to the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action, the government is not implementing its international commitments on human rights, especially women's rights.
Women's organizations are not included in the political decision-making process. First nations women continue to face discriminatory legal provisions and barriers to their basic rights to education, employment, and physical and psychological well-being. Canada has not earmarked money in federal budgets for anti-poverty strategies for women.
The Bloc Quebecois denounces Canada's sorry performance with respect to improving living conditions for women and its lack of effort in implementing its international commitments.