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Rail Transportation  Mr. Speaker, federal mediators are on-site. They are working very hard on the negotiations. I have spoken to the employer and both unions and I have stressed that I expect all parties to stay at the table until they get a deal. I will continue to closely monitor the situation.

April 19th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, we are very proud of the work of the inspectors who work with Service Canada and follow all rules and regulations in doing this critical work. Last year we assured Canadians that when we use labour from other countries, we would protect those folks, that we we would

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, the process this year asked organizations to commit to the fact that their core activities, their core mandate, and the job description for which they are applying would not in any way actively undermine the rights of young Canadians. In fact, we have had resounding

March 19th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, the Canada summer jobs program has always provided young people with good-quality job experiences, where they can gain valuable experience, and helped prepare them for school. Unlike the Conservatives, who have funded groups that promote anti-abortion, distribute g

March 19th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, Canada's prosperity relies on ensuring that young people get the experience they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow. That is why the Canada summer jobs program has been so critical in ensuring that young people get that oftentimes first well-paying job that will

March 19th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, the Canada summer jobs program serves a critical purpose in the country, and that is to make sure that young people get quality job experiences, oftentimes for the first time in their young careers. That is why we are going to make sure that funds do not go, in any w

March 19th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Post-Secondary Education  Mr. Speaker, Canada's prosperity does indeed depend on Canadians of all ages getting the experience and the education that they need to succeed. That is why we have increased the amount of support for Canada student grants by 50%. We have ensured that no graduates who apply will

February 26th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge for his tireless advocacy for accessible education. As someone who went back to school as a single mom with two kids, I know that adult learners face many barriers to accessing further education. That

February 8th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, while the member opposite says that she would not attest to supporting the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and a woman's reproductive right to choose, we know that government funding should never go to undermine Canadians' hard-won rights and freedoms—

January 29th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, the member opposite has stated that she would not tick the box to attest to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and a woman's right to reproductive rights; however, we know that government funding should never go to actively undermine Canadians' rights. That is why we

January 29th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, it is clear that the Harper Conservative ideology is still alive and well under members opposite. We know that government funding should never go to undermining Canadian's rights and freedoms. While the Conservative leader's campaign manager was arranging internships

January 29th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, our government knows that funding should never go to pay for work that seeks to actively undermine Canadians' rights. Unlike the Harper Conservatives who had no problem funding groups like the Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, who put kids to work distributing flyers

January 29th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, since 2015, I am very proud that our government has nearly doubled the number of summer jobs for young students all across this country. We have given more young people meaningful work experiences and the chance to enhance their resumés, contribute to their communiti

January 29th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I look forward to those amendments, and of course we will consider them very closely. As I have said, I am open to considering any amendment that makes the legislation stronger, because, at the end of the day, I agree with my colleague. This is about setting a zero t

January 29th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague raises a very important point. Oftentimes those who are victimized are the ones who have the least experience, are the most vulnerable in a workplace, and who have the least security and power. That is exactly what the legislation is meant to addres

January 29th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal