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Judges Act  Madam Speaker, I want to thank my hon. colleague for her words. I come from Australia and am well aware of Australian film, which is very strong. Part of the reason I moved to Canada when I was a kid was that my mom and dad felt Australia was very sexist and racist at the time.

November 20th, 2020House debate

Lenore ZannLiberal

Judges Act  Madam Speaker, as a matter of fact, I am a member of the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and yesterday the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations came to our committee and answered that question. She said that it is coming out very shortly. We will have a n

November 20th, 2020House debate

Lenore ZannLiberal

Judges Act  Madam Speaker, I too am concerned about this. As a woman who has gone through it, I know 30 years is a long time to have no justice and to be looking back and saying I would have, should have, could have. I believe anybody who has been assaulted sexually or in any other way needs

November 20th, 2020House debate

Lenore ZannLiberal

Judges Act  Madam Speaker, it is my pleasure today to speak to Bill C-3, an act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code, at third reading. Bill C-3 should receive all-party support since it is a vital step forward in achieving justice and equity for women and girls who are still too of

November 20th, 2020House debate

Lenore ZannLiberal

Broadcasting Act  Mr. Speaker, as a professional artist myself for 40 years, I am also a member of the Canadian actors' union, ACTRA, and colleagues like Ferne Downey, Theresa Tova and David Sparrow have been lobbying governments for the modernization of Canada's Broadcasting Act, which is now Bil

November 19th, 2020House debate

Lenore ZannLiberal

Judges Act  Madam Speaker, I agree wholeheartedly with my hon. colleague and her incredible speech. I want to thank her for bringing this issue forward and including it in this important bill. Are we not getting tired of trying to explain to people what systemic racism is? People should jus

November 16th, 2020House debate

Lenore ZannLiberal

Judges Act  That is racist.

November 16th, 2020House debate

Lenore ZannLiberal

Judges Act  Madam Speaker, we cannot lose track of the reason the bill was introduced in the first place. Sexual assault is such a horrendous crime and for too long judges and the justice system have not really given it its due. It has made it very difficult for women to come forward when th

November 16th, 2020House debate

Lenore ZannLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I have a question regarding pharmacare. We all believe in universal pharmacare. We are heading in that direction and hope to introduce it. How do we bring people from the large pharmaceutical companies to the table? They are not coming to the table to negotiate wit

November 5th, 2020House debate

Lenore ZannLiberal

Year of the Nurse and the Midwife  Madam Speaker, nurse practitioners began in northern Canada over 100 years ago as outpost nurses. In 1967, education programs in Canada began training midwives and outpost nurses at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Today, there are nurse practitioner programs across

November 5th, 2020House debate

Lenore ZannLiberal

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to acknowledge that I am on the unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq, the People of the Dawn, in Nova Scotia. I want to thank the hon. member for her impassioned speech, and I would agree with most of what she said. However, we have already said several

November 2nd, 2020House debate

Lenore ZannLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank our hon. colleague for his passionate speech. I found it informative and extremely emotional. As somebody who was brought up as a Catholic as a young girl, I too feel people should have their own choice as to how they end their life if they are in gre

October 27th, 2020House debate

Lenore ZannLiberal

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  Madam Speaker, first of all, I would not call it rhetoric. I appreciate the member's first statement, that it comes from the heart and that it is a passion of mine, which it is. I was the indigenous affairs critic here in Nova Scotia in the legislature for six years before runnin

October 19th, 2020House debate

Lenore ZannLiberal

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  Madam Speaker, I definitely agree with my hon. colleague. He would understand that part of providing a moderate livelihood is pride in being able to provide for one's family, being able to provide a good livelihood, food, clothing and shelter. For years the Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia

October 19th, 2020House debate

Lenore ZannLiberal

Lobster Fishery Dispute in Nova Scotia  Madam Speaker, it has been very difficult here in Cumberland—Colchester ever since the shootings. It is hard to get straight answers out of anybody. Policing is a provincial affair. The RCMP are paid by the province. In some areas they are also paid by municipalities. For instan

October 19th, 2020House debate

Lenore ZannLiberal