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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

Grain Transportation November 4th, 2002

Mr. Speaker, the employee and the employers talk on a regular basis with our mediators and conciliators. I urge both parties to go to the table and negotiate a good collective agreement.

Grain Transportation October 24th, 2002

Mr. Speaker, as I have just said, collective agreements are between the employee and the employer. Our mediators and our conciliators are in place any time they want to return to the table, and I encourage them to return to the table. They also have the option of an arbitrator, binding arbitration or final offer selection. It is their choice. It is their collective agreement, not mine.

Grain Transportation October 24th, 2002

Mr. Speaker, when the employee and the employer are in a conflict and they are negotiating, they have three options. We always give them a mediator and a conciliator, but they have three options. One is arbitration. Two is binding arbitration. Three is final selection.

They have that option and that option belongs to them, not to me as Minister of Labour.

Grain Transportation October 22nd, 2002

Mr. Speaker, we made sure that the grain would be able to be exported. Prince Rupert was open for that. We worked very closely with both parties to ensure that would happen.

Again, on this side of the House we believe in collective agreements. We believe that is the way to go and we will continue to believe that.

Grain Transportation October 22nd, 2002

Mr. Speaker, on this side of the House we believe in collective bargaining. Collective bargaining means the employees and the employers solve their own problems without our interference. I am pleased to say that the parties agreed to resume direct negotiations on October 21.

Canada Labour Code June 19th, 2002

Mr. Speaker, I will read the process established by employees and employers regarding replacement workers, because it is important that all members in the House be familiar with it.

The Canada Labour Code does not prohibit the use of replacement workers during a work stoppage. However, it does prohibit the use of replacement workers to undermine a union's representative capacity.

If a union believes that the use of replacement labour is illegal, it can file a complaint with—

Competition Act May 31st, 2002

moved the second reading of, and concurrence in, the amendment made by the Senate to Bill C-23, an act to amend the Competition Act and the Competition Tribunal Act.

Nuclear Safety and Control Act May 31st, 2002

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-57, an act to amend the Nuclear Safety and Control Act.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Radio-Canada May 22nd, 2002

Mr. Speaker, today the parties have, with the assistance of a mediator, concluded an agreement in principle. This agreement is subject to ratification by the union membership. The vote is taking place this afternoon.

Société Radio-Canada May 8th, 2002

Mr. Speaker, we understand that when there is a strike and we are negotiating a collective agreement both the employees and the employers must come to the table. They must agree to a new collective agreement. If anybody should understand that, it is the hon. member.

We will not interfere. There are a lot of questions on the table. Yesterday they started a blitz. They are negotiating in good faith for a new collective agreement.