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Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I assure my colleague and every Canadian that our government is working hard to end gender-based violence at home and all over the world. Why? Because it is unthinkable that this is a reality in Canada. It is costing our economy over $12 billion a year. We have inve

June 13th, 2019House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  In response to (a), the ratio of official development assistance, ODA, to gross national income, GNI, arising from budget 2019 is not yet available. Investments in ODA-eligible activities stemming from budget 2019 would only begin to be captured in Canada’s ODA/GNI ratio once 201

June 12th, 2019House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, the following reflects a consolidated response approved on behalf of Global Affairs Canada ministers. The global effort to combat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria remains a priority for the Government of Canada. The Global Fund is a key partner of Canada in tackling th

June 12th, 2019House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, the following reflects a consolidated response approved on behalf of Global Affairs Canada ministers. In response to (a), funding for fiscal year 2019-20 has not yet been fully allocated at the sectoral level. For a complete listing of approved and currently operatio

June 12th, 2019House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, last week, women of the world united with Canada to support a path where women will be leaders, equal in their communities, a path for equal pay and a $12-trillion boost to the global economy. What I heard, loud and clear, was the rejection of those attempting to rol

June 11th, 2019House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, sadly, the attack on women's rights is very much a domestic issue fostered by Conservative politicians in this House by refusing to support a woman's right to choose, by pledging to cut abortion services and by voting to cut funding for organizations that work to pre

June 10th, 2019House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I am sure my colleague can appreciate that having a government that listens to Canadians, that listens to evidence, experts and people with lived experience, is a refreshing change from what we had during Mr. Harper's era of governance in this country. I am sure my

May 31st, 2019House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his commitment to adequate housing in Canada. I would like to correct some of the numbers he shared. Since taking office, we have invested more than $7 billion in housing from coast to coast to coast. It is thanks to those investments that

May 31st, 2019House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, it is a great privilege to rise on traditional territory that the Algonquin people have called home for generations upon generations to speak on Bill C-97, the budget implementation act, 2019, No. 1, and specifically about the amendments our government is putting for

May 31st, 2019House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, in my community over the last three and a half years, 1,432 families have been able to find a safe and affordable place to live as a direct result of our government's investments. The unemployment rate has been cut by nearly 50% in my riding of Peterborough—Kawartha.

May 31st, 2019House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, since we formed government, Canadians have created over one million jobs; over one million families have a safe and affordable roof over their heads; 825,000 Canadians are no longer going to bed hungry at night; child poverty rates have been cut by 40%; and taxes hav

May 31st, 2019House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1  moved: Motion No. 55 That Bill C-97, in Clause 313, be amended by (a) replacing the section 13 that is set out in it with the following: 13 There is to be a Federal Housing Advocate whose mandate is to (a) monitor the implementation of the housing policy and assess

May 31st, 2019House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Châteauguay—Lacolle for her advocacy and effective leadership. We have one million new jobs, one million families with a safe and affordable roof over their heads, the lowest unemployment on record for four decades and 825,000 Canadians no lon

May 30th, 2019House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, in Canada and around the world, women are rising. Global women's marches, #MeToo and other movements like it remind us of the progress made, the work remaining and the need to push back against the push-back. This June, in Vancouver, we will be hosting Women Deliver

May 13th, 2019House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, after 10 years of cuts by the Harper Conservatives, organizations serving women and girls were destabilized. Our government listened to Canadians and invested in ensuring that survivors of gender-based violence have the supports they need. It is unfortunate that eve

May 7th, 2019House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal