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Employment  Mr. Speaker, the member opposite is right. We have one of the fastest growing economies in the G7, the lowest rate of unemployment since the seventies, and this brings new challenges. Certain regions across the country are struggling with finding good, talented people. As I said

November 8th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Canada Post Corporation  Mr. Speaker, Canadians and small businesses rely on Canada Post, especially at this time of year. We have been working with the parties, we respect and have faith in the bargaining process, and we urge parties to work together to get a good deal. If the parties are unable to achi

November 8th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, we are incredibly proud to be the first government to take pay equity seriously and to introduce proactive pay equity legislation for all federally regulated workers and employers. This is historic legislation. It is going to right the wrong of decades, if not a cent

November 6th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, our government knows that pay equity is not just the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do for our economy. If we were able to close the gender wage gap and pay equity as part of that, we could see the addition of $150 billion to our economy by 2026. We ar

November 6th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Canada Post Corporation  Mr. Speaker, as we have said time and again in the House, we believe in the collective bargaining process. We know this has been a difficult process. That is why last week I took the measure to appoint a new mediator. Both parties are working closely with the new mediator, and th

October 30th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Mississauga—Erin Mills for her hard work on this issue. Yesterday I was so pleased to announce that our government was moving forward on implementing pay equity legislation. I want to thank the Minister of Status of Women and the Presid

October 30th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, yesterday I was proud to stand in this honourable place with my colleague, the Minister of Status of Women, and the President of the Treasury Board to announce that our government will be moving forward with proactive pay equity legislation. This is fundamental to ad

October 30th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, we are committed to effective implementation and enforcement of proactive pay equity in federally regulated workplaces. Our pay equity plan was constructed with consultation from employers; yes, from labour; yes, from experts and advocates. That is why we are so sure

October 30th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Madam Speaker, I would say that it is precisely because of the concern for the safety of correctional officers that we are taking this step. Certainly it is about rehabilitation, but it is also about lessening experiences of violence, which are often exacerbated by the experience

October 23rd, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Madam Speaker, I come to this debate with a considerable amount of experience, having worked with very vulnerable populations. I ran the largest homeless shelter in northwestern Ontario for a number of years. In fact, the shelter was where many released inmates landed after their

October 23rd, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Madam Speaker, it is a joy to be here today in support of Bill C-83, which amends the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. I heard some of the debate this afternoon, and I would say we all share the goal of safe communities. We all want to be secure in the knowledge that whe

October 23rd, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, it gives me great joy every time the member gets up and talks about how our economy is growing so quickly, how our unemployment rate is so low, how we have record numbers of people in the workforce and that we have a new challenge. I thank the member very much for th

October 23rd, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Canada Post Corporation  Mr. Speaker, our government firmly believes in the collective bargaining process because we know that when parties work out a deal themselves, that deal is in the best interest of both parties. I have been working closely with the Minister of Procurement and we are monitoring th

October 22nd, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, we expect that when employers apply to hire a summer student through the Canada summer jobs program, they respect the laws and the rights established in this country. We have an obligation as the Government of Canada to ensure that those rights are upheld, and we wil

October 22nd, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Canada Post Corporation  Mr. Speaker, we have said all along that this is a government that firmly believes in the value of collective bargaining. In fact, we believe that an agreement that is arrived at by both parties through collective bargaining is a strong agreement and one that can bring a company

October 19th, 2018House debate

Patty HajduLiberal