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Employment  Mr. Speaker, as I have said clearly time and again in the House, all recipients of Canada summer jobs funding must adhere to the terms and conditions of the program. That includes not undermining the rights of other Canadians and ensuring young people have quality jobs that will

June 12th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, I want to put the member's mind at rest. In fact, our government has doubled the Canada summer jobs program. That means over 3,000 jobs to Nova Scotia this year compared to the 1,800 jobs that were improved under the Harper Conservatives. Clearly, young people in N

June 12th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, as I have said, our government is incredibly proud to support the Canada summer jobs program, in fact, double it as compared to the Conservative government. We believe youth deserve that very important first experience in employment. As I said, all programs that re

June 12th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, our government is very proud of the fact that it is our government that doubled the Canada summer jobs program, ensuring that over 70,000 kids each summer since we have taken office have had the opportunity to get good, quality summer jobs. All organizations that are

June 11th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, all applicants for the Canada summer jobs program must submit an application, which is thoroughly vetted by the department. We ask that the organizations do not use their summer students in a way that would fundamentally work to undermine the rights of Canadians. Tha

June 11th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, I am incredibly proud of this government. It has put youth employment, and the goal of ensuring that young students get job experience, at the front and foremost of our plan to ensure that young people have success in the workplace. We have helped hundreds of faith-b

June 11th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, our government doubled the funding for the Canada summer jobs program in order to offer nearly 70,000 students paid work experience. All organizations approved for Canada summer jobs funding must adhere to the terms and conditions of the program. If an organization

June 4th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Status of Women  Madam Speaker, I am proud to be part of a government that knows that work of equal value deserves equal pay. I really love the fact that my colleagues agree with me. In fact, in budget 2018, we made the commitment to introduce proactive pay equity legislation. That is exactly wh

June 1st, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Labour  Mr. Speaker, we are not going to take any lessons from the former Harper government on labour relations. Let me just remind the member opposite what experts had to say about how the previous government handled labour disputes: “highly unusual”, “a double-edged sword for employe

May 29th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Labour  Mr. Speaker, as of today the parties continue to negotiate at the table in order to get a deal. I have spoken with the employer. I have spoken with both labour unions. They continue to have those conversations. We are there. The federal mediation service is with them. We encourag

May 29th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Grain Transportation  Mr. Speaker, we too are very concerned about making sure that farmers have access to the rail line to ensure they can get their crops to market. I met with both parties over the weekend. We continue to work with the parties to reach a solution. This government believes in the col

May 28th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Youth  Mr. Speaker, Canada's prosperity depends on Canadians getting the education they need to succeed. Unlike the opposition parties that campaigned on cuts, our government is investing in Canadians. That is why we have increased the amount of support for Canada student grants by 50%.

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Kitchener Centre for his question and continued advocacy when it comes to skills training. Yesterday, I was proud to announce agreements between the federal government and the Government of Ontario that will make it possible

May 3rd, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Workplace Safety  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Sydney—Victoria for his tireless work on behalf of injured workers. My sincerest condolences go out to the families, friends, and colleagues of the victims so deeply affected by these tragedies. Not all workplace injuries are

April 30th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, we share the member's horror at the experience women have every single day in this country with gender-based violence. That is why, as a former minister of status of women, I was so honoured to be part of creating the very first federal gender-based violence strategy

April 26th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal