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Statistics Act  moved that the bill be concurred in at report stage.

June 20th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Statistics Act  moved that the bill be read the third time and passed.

June 20th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for her advocacy. I can assure her that we put gender at the heart of the work we do. No relationship is more important to our government than that with first nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples of this land. To that end, we will be announci

June 15th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, this morning, along with advocates for gender equality and the member for Ottawa—Vanier, I was pleased to announce our government's investment of $18 million in a strong and vibrant women's movement. This funding will allow us to celebrate great Canadian women, inves

June 12th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Paris Agreement  moved: That, in the opinion of the House, climate change is a global problem that requires a global solution; and that, despite the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement, Canada remain committed to the implementation of the Agreement, as it is in the best int

June 5th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Nickel Belt for his question. Our government has made conducting GBA+ mandatory. This work laid the foundation for the first gender statement in a federal budget in 2017. This is important because in order for Canada to reach its full poten

May 30th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Points of Order  Madam Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague and ask for forgiveness. I understand that every six days in this country a woman is killed by the hands of an intimate partner. I understand that these issues affect three out of 10 women, and that if we work together, we can address thes

May 19th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Madam Speaker, happy Friday to you and all my colleagues in the House. I thank my hon. colleague for bringing this issue to our attention. I can assure members that all policies, programs, and legislation that come through cabinet and eventually to the House are put through a g

May 19th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Madam Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for an opportunity to acknowledge the significant contributions that the labour movement has made to gender equality in Canada. I am sure we can all agree that a healthy NGO centre is also vital to the well-being of women and girls in th

May 5th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I would correct the member. Canada did not support this particular piece. In fact, Canada does not have a seat at that table. That said, my hon. colleague brings up the Commission on the Status of Women. In 2013, I had the great privilege of meeting the opposition l

May 4th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague for her hard work and her advocacy on behalf of various groups across Canada. It is work I am committed to as well. I began my presentation, with what I would call a clumsy French translation, acknowledging that we are on trad

May 4th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  I would like to emphasize the number five, as you just have, Mr. Speaker, later on in my presentation, but there is one thing I must say before I do. It is a great privilege for me to be here, on traditional Algonquin territory. What a great privilege it is for me to be on thi

May 4th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Ministerial Expenditures  Mr. Speaker, it is a great privilege to rise on this traditional territory and to acknowledge that the work of this feminist government is making a real impact in the lives of women and girls across the country, with $100 million invested in a gender-based violence strategy, $11

May 4th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I will take the opportunity to remind all colleagues that we invested close to $90 million in shelters, and $1 million additionally went to collecting data from across the country to ensure that our investments and our efforts are based on an evidence-based approach.

May 4th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague, the member for Oakville North—Burlington, for her ongoing leadership. Malala's story reminds us why we need to work together to put an end to gender-based violence. That is why budget 2017 put aside $100.9 million to do just

April 13th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal