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Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague from Whitby knows that gender-based violence is preventable, yet when we formed government there was no coordinated strategy to address it. Women's organizations were underfunded and their advocacy was silent. Our government worked with survivors

December 11th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Violence Against Women  Mr. Speaker, the only way to respond to courage is with courageous conversations and bold action. As my hon. colleague for Humber River—Black Creek demonstrates each and every day, the best way to honour the stories of the 14 young women Canada lost 29 years ago is to end gende

December 6th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Violence Against Women  Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege to rise on this traditional territory the Algonquin people call home on this day that many Canadians will remember for generations to come. Today, from coast to coast to coast, roses will be laid, tears will be shed and candles will be lit as we al

December 6th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, thanks to the courage of silence breakers, we now understand more than ever that gender-based violence hurts families, individuals and it scars for life. It also costs our economy $12 billion a year, which is what domestic violence alone costs our Canadian communitie

November 26th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I reject the several premises brought forward in my hon. member's questions. First, there is proactive pay equity legislation in the fall economic statement. Second, the G7 was the first time ever that gender was mainstreamed throughout every single item of the age

November 23rd, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague knows, as we all do, that the impact of government decisions is felt differently by Canadians, depending on a variety of factors, including where they live, how they identify and/or their official language of choice. Our government relies on GBA+ to

November 20th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I agree with my hon. colleague. Advancing equality and preventing gender-based violence is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing to do. I am sure my hon. colleague knows that domestic violence is costing us $12 billion a year. I am sure my hon. colleagu

November 6th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I can assure my hon. colleague that we are open to engaging with all peoples of this land, especially the first peoples of this land, to ensure that we move together effectively in an era of reconciliation. I can speak to pay equity. We are absolutely in consultati

November 6th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, before I begin, I would like to acknowledge our presence on the traditional territory of the Algonquin peoples, who have taken care of this place for generations upon generations. I am standing in the House to speak to, and urge my colleagues to support, Bill C-86,

November 6th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security  Madam Speaker, I am rising on a point of order to table the government's responses to Order Paper Questions Nos. 1895 to 1911.

November 2nd, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Ottawa West—Nepean for her tireless efforts to advance equality in Canada and abroad. Last year, YWCAs came to Parliament Hill for the first time ever for their lobbying efforts. They asked for a carve-out of the national hous

November 1st, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Long Range Mountains for her leadership and for the opportunity to update the House on two new ways that we are working to advance gender equality with our partners. Last Monday, I announced a new funding envelope open until D

October 22nd, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate my colleague on his recent appointment to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women. His efforts will no doubt contribute greatly to our government's daily efforts to advance gender equality and grow the middle class. During Women's H

October 1st, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, advancing gender equality is an important part of our government's plan to grow the middle class, because when we do so, we will add $150 billion to Canada's economy over the next eight years. When women entrepreneurs succeed, they create jobs for our sons and daught

September 24th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, thanks to colleagues like the member for Saint-Laurent, our government's plan to grow the middle class and support those working hard to join it is working. That plan includes supporting and funding hundreds of organizations across the country to enhance the financia

September 20th, 2018House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal