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Employment  Mr. Speaker, as the job market evolves and changes, young Canadians often need this support to get that first good-paying job. We are investing over $45 million to help over 5,000 youth in British Columbia get the skills they need. For example, our investment that helps Pathfin

October 5th, 2017House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, we inherited a tax system from the Conservatives that encourages wealthier Canadians to incorporate and pay lower tax rates than middle-class Canadians. We do not think that is fair and we are going to fix it. Parental leave benefits apply to all self-employed Cana

September 19th, 2017House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, our existing tax rules let the wealthiest Canadians pay less taxes than millions of middle-class Canadian women and men. We inherited a tax system from the Conservatives that encourages wealthier Canadians to incorporate and pay a lower tax rate than middle-class Can

September 19th, 2017House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment, Workforce Development and Labours  Mr. Speaker, our government recognizes that an education in the skilled trades leads to good-paying jobs in our country. Earlier this year, I attended the regional Skills Canada competition event in my hometown of Thunder Bay, and just last week I was in Winnipeg for the national

June 8th, 2017House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Labour  Mr. Speaker, our government firmly believes in the process of collective bargaining. I have spoken to both of the parties and they are working diligently to come to agreement. We stand by them with the mediators that Canada so proudly provides.

May 29th, 2017House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Labour  Mr. Speaker, as I said, our government believes in the collective bargaining process. Both parties are at the table, working around the clock to come to an agreement. We firmly believe in this process. We have mediators working with them and we support them all the way.

May 29th, 2017House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, we are reviewing the report right now. We will have more to say about that in the near future. However, what I am excited to talk about are the investments we continue to make in youth to ensure they have the skills of today and of tomorrow. That is why we invested

May 16th, 2017House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, the hon. member is absolutely right that there is more to be done, but this was an important first step, as she has acknowledged. It sets the tone for restoring the tripartite relationship that is so important to this country. It has been my pleasure in my new rol

May 5th, 2017House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, I noticed the member used the phrase “pander to the union movement”. I would like to point out that this phrase demonstrates his attitude, and perhaps his party's attitude, to workers in Canada. In fact, the union movement is about—

May 5th, 2017House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, the union movement in fact is representative of Canadian employees. We are talking about people who work in Canada, people who deserve to work in fair, well-compensated, safe spaces. The union movement is critical to ensuring that happens in our country, that peopl

May 5th, 2017House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, clearly, I agree. My colleague is referring to the evidence, and that is in fact what we have committed as a government: to use evidence to make good policy that will benefit Canadians, grow our middle class, and create a strong economy. When we move away from usin

May 5th, 2017House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, I believe the hon. member is comparing apples and oranges. In fact, the secret ballot is triggered if less than 50% of the employees choose not to sign the card, and if under 35%, the request to unionize is rejected by the board. I think the member knows that. Th

May 5th, 2017House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, the employer in that case has a head start to apply undue pressure on employees. The evidence shows that this happens. In fact, we know this based on complaints to the board. The board receives far more complaints on behalf of employees who have felt undue pressure

May 5th, 2017House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Canada Labour Code  moved: That a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint Their Honours that, with respect to Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act, this House disagre

May 5th, 2017House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, we agree that equal pay for work of equal value is a fundamental right. That is why we are so proud to be bringing forward proactive pay equity legislation by 2018. We are in the process now of consulting with stakeholders. We want to make sure that we design a proce

April 11th, 2017House debate

Patty HajduLiberal