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  • Her favourite word was children.

Last in Parliament November 2005, as Liberal MP for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe (New Brunswick)

Won her last election, in 2004, with 59% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Housing April 11th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, this week the hon. member stood and made a statement in the House that with $775 million we had two shelter beds in Edmonton.

Let me clarify this. In his riding, not all of Edmonton but his riding, there are 97 shelter spaces, 75 room and board accommodations, 31 group homes, 129 apartments, and 18 townhouses, duplexes and fourplexes.

Canada Labour Code April 10th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, in labour disputes, employees are fully aware that if they feel that replacement workers are being used, they can always ask the Canadian Industrial Relations Board to look into the situation.

Canada Labour Code April 7th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, what I said, was that when we were working on part I of the code, there was a compromise between workers and employers.

You can verify and you will see that I said quite clearly that it was a compromise between both parties.

Homelessness February 20th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, how dare the hon. member talk about waste when he talks about homeless people.

I have two pages of funding that went to community based organizations in the hon. member's riding. It went to the Aboriginal Partners and Youth Society in the form of apartments, and the Edmonton City Centre Church Corporation in the form of transitional boarding houses. I have two pages.

Homelessness February 20th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, the next day after the budget I received a call from the president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities saying how happy he was that we had renewed the funding to homelessness. He represents every mayor and councillor in 61 communities. Community organizations in 61 communities have let me know how happy they were.

On Monday I opened Ron Kolbus House in Ottawa where there are 22 apartment units. We are helping the homeless and we will continue to help the homeless.

Canada Labour Code February 13th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, in the case of Cargill and Vidéotron, I am pleased to say that the two sides are now negotiating.

As for the issue of replacement workers, when part I of the Canada Labour Code was drafted, workers wanted one thing, while employers wanted another. Therefore, a compromise was reached. That compromise satisfies both sides, but it remains a compromise.

Motions for Papers February 5th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, I ask that Notice of Motion for Production of Papers No. P-25 be transferred for debate.

Motions for Papers February 5th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, I would ask that Notice of Motion for the Production of Papers No. P-24 be transferred for debate.

Foreign Affairs February 5th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, I am happy to report that following several face to face meetings, my Mexican counterpart and I have concluded our consultations on this issue.

The Mexican government recently submitted a labour reform bill to Congress which will include mandatory secret ballots during union representation elections.

I would like to congratulate the staff of the labour program and our Canadian unions, both of which have worked very hard on this difficult file.

Canada Labour Code February 4th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, one thing is clear, very clear. We on this side of the House wanted to ensure that the Canada Labour Code belonged to employees and employers. The provisions in the Canada Labour Code with regard to the use of replacement workers were recommended by workers and employers.