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Asbestos  Mr. Speaker, two years ago the government announced a ban on asbestos via four different ministers. They know who they are, yet today one of those four ministers is announcing watered down regulations that fly in the face of science, and the science is crystal clear. There is no

October 18th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, I have raised this issue before in the House. We will be supporting the bill, and I do want to acknowledge the committee's work and acceptance of some excellent amendments from my colleague, the member of Parliament for Jonquière, around a number of areas. The bill

October 17th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to be in the House with my hon. colleague today. I do want to acknowledge that the committee worked hard and the amendments that came forward from my colleague, the hon. member for Jonquière. Of course, not all of the amendments that were proposed we

October 17th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to table today. The first is from petitioners drawing the attention of the House of Commons to the nearly two million Canadians in desperate need of alternative to payday lenders, whose crippling lending rates affect poor, marginalized, rural and

October 17th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from petitioners who are asking the government to table a national framework for action to promote eye health and vision care. They call attention to the expected doubling in the number of Canadians with vision loss in the next 20 years. There

October 17th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table the second petition from Canadians who ask the government to create a national framework for action to promote eye health and vision care. The emerging crisis in eye health and vision care affects all segments of the Canadian population, with Ca

October 15th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table two petitions. The first petition is from people who are looking to the government to support postal banking. We know that millions of Canadians desperately need an alternative to payday lenders, which affects the poor and marginalized and indi

October 15th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Okihcitâwak Patrol Group  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to an extraordinary group of volunteers, the Okihcitâwak Patrol Group, or OPG. This summer, when a young girl was almost abducted in Saskatoon, these community members decided enough was enough and stepped up to reclaim their neighbourhoo

October 15th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, since the CPTPP includes investor-state provisions that allow investors to sue Canada for regulating in the public interest on issues like health and the environment, could the member tell the House why she supports an agreement with such harmful provisions?

October 3rd, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Public Transportation  Madam Speaker, I want to stress that I believe that the federal government needs to lead in this area, and we have not seen any action. It is not moving the needle one bit. I would like to ask the parliamentary secretary to at least acknowledge that there is a role for the feder

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Public Transportation  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the parliamentary secretary for being here this evening, but I am saddened to have to continue to speak up about this very important issue, which is the need for safe, affordable public transportation in Saskatchewan. The previous parliamenta

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank the minister for his leadership and work on the housing file. I grew up in the 1960s and my parents had subsidized housing in Brandon, Manitoba. It helped allow my mom to finish school and my dad to work and have a place to live. It was very helpful. This po

September 27th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I want to echo that the federal government did step out of housing 30 years ago and there have been steps taken into it, particularly Claudette Bradshaw's leadership around the homelessness partnering strategy. That is a piece which the Liberal government has continu

September 27th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I have not seen the action meet the rhetoric when it comes to housing, particularly housing on first nations. When minimal investment is made that would not even get anywhere near to solving the problem, when a contest is held as a way to make it look like something

September 27th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, when it came to the national housing strategy, I agreed with the steps taken in the crisis and being able to help those who were most vulnerable. I mentioned those folks in my speech. I felt the way we could do that was to help the most vulnerable, the people who are

September 27th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP