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Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, through the Canada child benefit plan, nine out of 10 Canadian families are better off under our plan than they were under the Conservatives plan. If my hon. colleagues are truly concerned about the well-being of those working hard to join the middle class, why do th

June 14th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, we are thrilled to see the Conservatives take an interest in gender equality. This is what real change looks like. I would like to remind the hon. member that we gave more funds to families who need the support the most, with the Canada child benefit. They voted aga

June 14th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her effective advocacy on behalf of the people of Brampton North. In response to the commission's interim report, our government announced a commemoration fund worth $10 million over the next two years, for national, regional, and local indi

June 11th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Points of Order  Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. Heckling at the best of times in the House is disruptive. Today you heard an offensive echo from the member for Provencher that women do not have the right to choose. I humbly request that you ask him to withdraw his assertion.

May 9th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the member opposite's commitment on gender equality. Surely, this is something we can all work to advance together. As for the member's question about gender-based analysis being conducted, we apply an intersectional gender lens to all items coming befo

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate my hon. colleague's commitment to gender equality, but I have to point out the inaccuracies and omissions in the NDP report card. The women's groups across the country, and indeed around the world, are applauding our Prime Minister and our government's e

April 17th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, when we invest in women, we grow the economy for everyone. This philosophy is at the heart of our investments in communities across the country. I have to add that my hon. colleague is wrong. We are investing in lifting hundreds of thousands of Canadian kids out o

April 17th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for his commitment to gender equality. I would point out that budget 2018 built on our investments to advance gender equality in Canada. Funding for women's organizations doubled. Funding for rape crisis centres doubled. That does not includ

April 17th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, budget 2018 was the first federal budget in the history of Confederation to have an intersectional gendered lens applied to all new spending, because we believe that when we invest in women, we improve the economy for the middle class and those working hard to join i

April 17th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Vimy for her leadership in advancing gender equality. By investing in women, we will improve the economy for everyone. Budget 2018 includes several measures to close the gender wage gap, including an investment of $1.65 billion for a women'

March 27th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, the budget clearly invests and builds on previous investments to improve lives for women and communities across the country, with $7.5 billion for child care and early learning and $40 billion in affordable housing, 25% of which will support women and their families.

March 21st, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, “Gender equality is good for Canada. It’s good for the economy, it’s good for families and it’s good for women and girls. After years of slipping in global rankings, this is the change of direction we need.” That was said by Maya Roy, the CEO of YWCA Canada, in respo

March 21st, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, when we invest in women, we strengthen the economy for everyone. This has supported our work since we formed government two years ago. It was at the heart of our work when we introduced the Canada child benefit plan, lifting 300,000 Canadian kids out of poverty. It i

February 27th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, feminists like the hon. member for Brossard—Saint-Lambert have shaped our country's history, from the early suffragettes to the activists, advocates, and leaders of today. We appreciate feminism as a powerful global movement for gender equality that has led to progre

February 12th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague from Mississauga—Erin Mills for her effective leadership. Of course, I thank and acknowledge the courage of survivors who have come forward with their stories and all the advocates and organizations who are working to provide t

January 30th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal