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Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions among the parties and if you seek it, you would find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move: That the membership of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be amended as follows: Mr. Daniel Blaikie, Elmwood—Tran

October 19th, 2020House debate

Lindsay MathyssenNDP

Post-Secondary Education  Mr. Speaker, the Liberals are hoping their scandal will go away quickly. Instead, it is the help they promised for students that has disappeared. They promised close to a billion dollars to help students pay for their tuition fees, rent and groceries, but after seven months of br

October 19th, 2020House debate

Lindsay MathyssenNDP

Judges Act  Madam Speaker, I was interested to hear the member across the way talk about all the things the Harper government did, but she failed to mention the fact that it eliminated the phrase “gender equality” from the Status of Women. It closed 12 of the 16 Status of Women offices. It r

October 8th, 2020House debate

Lindsay MathyssenNDP

Post-Secondary Education  Mr. Speaker, almost $1 billion in promised support for young people is missing because of the Liberals' WE scandal. Today La Presse had a story about students who are struggling during the pandemic and worried about their future. They are graduating. They want to work but many w

October 8th, 2020House debate

Lindsay MathyssenNDP

Child Care  Mr. Speaker, women-led businesses are a key driver of our economy in London and across Canada, and women are more likely to own newer and smaller businesses. From a lack of universal child care, to failing small business supports like the commercial rent assistance program, for a

October 6th, 2020House debate

Lindsay MathyssenNDP

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, the member spoke about small business at the end of his speech. I know that small business owners in my riding of London—Fanshawe have heard the Liberal rhetoric. They have heard how Liberals are putting Canadians first and that they have their backs. So many of th

October 6th, 2020House debate

Lindsay MathyssenNDP

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I specifically want to ask the member about the Canada Water Agency. This is an exciting undertaking. I am really quite excited to hear about this and follow its progress. I have a private member's bill, the national strategy for fresh water, Bill C-245. I wondered

October 6th, 2020House debate

Lindsay MathyssenNDP

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I appreciate my colleague's frustration with the Speech from the Throne. I, too, am very frustrated. I think it is because of the empty words, the empty promises and the lack of action we have seen across the board. Specifically for me, as the critic for youth and

October 6th, 2020House debate

Lindsay MathyssenNDP

Judges Act  Mr. Speaker, the Elgin—Middlesex—London has been a wonderful partner in our area and has advocated for women. I will miss her at the Status of Women committee, but I hope we will continue to look at the incredible problems women are facing right now. The member spoke a lot about

October 2nd, 2020House debate

Lindsay MathyssenNDP

Judges Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to build off my colleague from Shefford's comments on the national action plan for gender-based violence. The Liberal government has been talking about bringing this forward since 2015. Many groups recognize that this was an issue before COVID, but obvio

October 2nd, 2020House debate

Lindsay MathyssenNDP

Post-Secondary Education  Mr. Speaker, the Liberals have ended the freeze on student loan payments, but they never helped international students or graduate students. They cut almost 40% from the help low-income students got, and there is still the almost $1 billion in supports they promised through CSSG

October 2nd, 2020House debate

Lindsay MathyssenNDP

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my hon. colleague for his speech. I know he does really great work and advocates for his constituents well. An organization, Colour of Poverty-Colour of Change, has approached me. I know there is a national anti-racism strategy, but they are asking f

October 1st, 2020House debate

Lindsay MathyssenNDP

Proceedings on the bill entitled An Act relating to economic recovery in response to COVID-19  Mr. Speaker, I am very familiar with my hon. colleague's riding. It is close to mine. It certainly has a great impact on mine because of incredible things, such as what he spoke about regarding the Stratford Festival. A lot of jobs go into my riding because of his community and I

September 29th, 2020House debate

Lindsay MathyssenNDP

Government Business No. 1  Madam Speaker, the member keeps talking about all these Canadians that the Liberals have consulted, but I am speaking to a lot of students in this country and they are feeling very much left behind by the government. In fact, there was not one single word in the throne speech to

September 28th, 2020House debate

Lindsay MathyssenNDP

Government Business No. 1  Mr. Speaker, one of the things that New Democrats fought for with the student benefit was an acknowledgement from the government that students with dependents and students living with disabilities have increased costs. After some fighting, we were able to get the government to ac

September 28th, 2020House debate

Lindsay MathyssenNDP