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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

Violence Against Women  Mr. Speaker, it is a great privilege for me to be here, on traditional Algonquin territory. On this day in 1989, 28 years ago, 13 female students and a female administrator at the École polytechnique de Montréal were tragically murdered simply because they were women. On this

December 6th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Violence Against Women  Mr. Speaker, today, we remember a day when 14 young lives ended too soon, a day that shook our country and continues to do so to this day. Today, we recognize that gender-based violence continues, that we all have an opportunity to be part of a solution, that actions by individua

December 6th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I thank the Leader of the Opposition for his opening remarks on this very important day in Canadian history. Coast to coast to coast, tears will be shed, candles will be lit, roses will be laid, and we will all resolve our commitment to do better by the women and gi

December 6th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague from Rivière-des-Mille-Îles for her leadership in advancing gender equality. Our government's efforts to empower women and girls are working. We are applying an intersectional gendered lens to every decision cabinet makes. We a

October 26th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Ways and Means  moved that a ways and means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled on March 22, 2017, be concurred in.

October 26th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal