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Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, it is truly an honour to be able to stand in this place today to debate this important piece of legislation. I come here, working on things like domestic violence, interpersonal relationship violence and the protection of children, but I also wear a hat of a mother

February 13th, 2024House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Criminal Code  Thanks to Leah for always laughing at me. Today's bill is brought—

February 13th, 2024House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, You are absolutely right; I cannot do that. I am thankful that on such an important issue we are able to have these conversations, and we have to have a little bit of give. The bill before us today has been brought forward to amend the Criminal Code, specifically

February 13th, 2024House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Gender-Based Violence  Mr. Speaker, Canada has seen a sharp increase of sexual assault reports since 2015, with 20,948 violations. Stats Canada has reported an increase between the years 2015 to 2022 at 71.66%. Although these stats are not broken down by gender, we know that the crime is more likely ag

February 8th, 2024House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the ninth report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, in relation to Bill S-205, an act to amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to another act (interim release and domestic

February 8th, 2024House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I will begin by saying to the interpreters that I will try to talk slowly, but this is something that I am so passionate about, so when I do speed up I will look to the Speaker to say, “slow down”. I wanted to start off this speech by stating the importance of mak

February 7th, 2024House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Questions on the Order Paper  With regard to the government and Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+): what were the results of the GBA+ analysis and the subsequent actions taken for (i) Bill C-75, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendment

January 29th, 2024House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Questions on the Order Paper  With regard to the Auditor General’s report entitled “Modernizing Information Technology Systems”: why does the government not retain historical data as cited in section 7.40 of the report?

December 12th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Indigenous Services  Mr. Chair, I am looking at my little sticky note that says “her voice”, and her voice is that member for Nunavut's voice. We cannot move forward unless there is reconciliation and we cannot move forward unless indigenous people, Inuit people and Métis people are at the table. Yes

December 11th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Indigenous Services  Mr. Chair, from the movie Jerry Maguire, the member had me at clean water. It is that simple. However, let us be honest here. We can sit there and talk about clean water, but we have to get the job done. I know that there has been money announced for Oneida Nation in my region of

December 11th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Indigenous Services  Mr. Chair, part of my concern is with respect to accountability and the current Liberal government. We have not seen the two go along hand in hand for a long time. Absolutely, we need to have that accountability. We need to move forward with first nations. Unfortunately, I just k

December 11th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Indigenous Services  Mr. Chair, it is great to be participating in this debate tonight. We learned so much about the important issues that first nations and indigenous people are bringing forward, so I would like to thank everybody who has participated. I think we need a lot more of that when it come

December 11th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Indigenous Services  Madam Chair, I believe the member's voice is extraordinary and very necessary in the House of Commons. She brings a lot to this debate. However, I do take offence with the words “genocidal path”, referring to the Conservatives. That should be a retraction. We know that in this co

December 11th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Protecting Young Persons from Exposure to Pornography Act  Madam Speaker, may I please have a recorded division?

December 11th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Protecting Young Persons from Exposure to Pornography Act  Madam Speaker, as I was listening to this debate, I found myself getting a little hot under the collar. I think that is because we are seeing violence against women becoming rampant in this country. Municipalities are declaring an epidemic. People at the provincial and federal le

December 11th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative