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Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement Implementation Act   and influence. Where are we today? Income inequality and wealth inequality in Canada are at a crisis level. Forty-six per per cent of Canadians are $200 away from financial trouble. To say that NAFTA has not played a role in that economic instability is complete nonsense. As I said, I

June 11th, 2019House debate

Tracey RamseyNDP

Finance committee   change is something that government has a responsibility to attend to? What about income inequality? Are you, for example, in favour of the continuation of the Canada child benefit, tax-free and means-tested? Be very specific there.

May 15th, 2019Committee meeting

Peter FragiskatosLiberal

Multilateral Instrument in Respect of Tax Conventions Act  Madam Speaker, a question was raised a few minutes ago in regard to the issue of income inequality. One of the things that I like to think we have done very successfully in government to address that issue is increasing the tax on Canada's wealthiest 1%, while at the same time

May 2nd, 2019House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Multilateral Instrument in Respect of Tax Conventions Act  , because we need it for the betterment of society. We cannot allow our society to further go down the path of income inequality. We have stopped that and we have improved that. We have seen the results as, again, over 825,000 Canadians, in all 338 ridings across this country, have been

May 2nd, 2019House debate

Francesco SorbaraLiberal

Status of Women committee  . As a society we need to address income inequality, writ large. I think that's probably one of the first things I would say. I think we need to understand that we need to begin to address the caregiving issue in this country. It's a critical issue, both on the giving and receiving end. It's

May 2nd, 2019Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Industry committee   for society. Some of these consequences include things like reduced incomes, higher prices, less entrepreneurship and fewer jobs, and there are some interesting new studies now connecting excessive regulation with increased income inequality and poverty. Any strategy to support the middle

February 5th, 2019Committee meeting

Laura Jones

Business of Supply   and income inequality continues to grow. In rural communities like ours, employers are not able to find workers because of a lack of housing. We need a strategy that addresses the unique needs of rural employers in communities like mine in Essex. I have many employers who come into my

January 31st, 2019House debate

Tracey RamseyNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2   has created something in the order of 500,000 new jobs in the last three years. The debt-to-GDP ratio is in a steady state. I, like others, would be keen to see debt reduction, but at the same time, I am concerned about the major issue of growing income inequality. In some

November 2nd, 2018House debate

John McKayLiberal

Fall Economic Statement   have lobbied us to match those measures. If we were to do that, it would add tens of billions of dollars in new debt. It would do more to worsen income inequality than to improve it. It would make the services that millions of Canadians depend on less affordable. Lets us be blunt

November 21st, 2018House debate

Bill MorneauLiberal

Finance committee  In light of these facts, maybe it's time we look upon—with a little more suspicion—those people who tell us that they are concerned about income inequality and poverty, and propose as their solution to it borrowing more money from wealthy corporations and powerful individuals.

November 8th, 2018Committee meeting

Pierre PoilievreConservative

Petitions  . They point out that in 1996, the Liberal government scrapped the federal minimum wage for industries under the legislative authority of the federal Parliament, that nothing has been done to increase wages since then, and that a federal minimum wage would help combat growing income

November 7th, 2018House debate

Marjolaine Boutin-SweetNDP

Finance committee  Unlike the low-income measure, the market basket measure is an absolute measure of poverty. It doesn't change necessarily over time in the way the low-income measure does, based on how everyone else is doing in the country. The low-income measure is a better measure of income

November 5th, 2018Committee meeting

Colin Spencer James

Business of Supply   through the cracks, but also the local economy. We have heard the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce say loud and clear that this is the most important issue. Dianne Hawkins said, “Employers and their employees have been impacted by the lack of affordable housing and income inequity

September 27th, 2018House debate

Gord JohnsNDP

Finance committee   lifelong investments in Canadians to set them up for success. Employment insurance needs a fundamental rethink to address a changing labour market and income inequality. Setting a universal EI entrance requirement of 360 hours makes sense, given the prevalence of part-time

September 20th, 2018Committee meeting

Peter Bleyer

Supporting New Parents Act   of the cost is $850 million, or about 20% of the cost of buying a pipeline to British Columbia. Why spend so much money on a tax credit that completely misses the mark? If the government wants to improve the parental leave plan, the allocation of resources should address income inequality

June 5th, 2018House debate

Anne Minh-Thu QuachNDP