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Health  Mr. Speaker, I want to ask my colleague to hold his government to account. It is unconscionable, given the statistics, to remove a third of the funding for these programmes without any real explanation or any other replacement in place. In the face of the undeniable evidence that

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Health  Mr. Speaker, it pains me to once again ask the government about its commitment to health funding in my home province of Saskatchewan. Five months ago, on World AIDS Day, I asked the government if it would declare a public health state of emergency in Saskatchewan, as our doctor

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Madam Speaker, it is not enough for the Liberals to tell Canadians they are going to implement pharmacare, or ask Canadians to just trust them, or tell Canadians they are going to have an advisory committee but it takes a long time, that kind of thing. It would really be helpfu

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Madam Speaker, I guess I will thank my hon. colleague across the way for his comments, although he did not quite reflect what I said. What I had talked about is that the majority of the new investment into housing is coming after the next federal election. Of the $40 billion I ha

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Madam Speaker, I guess what I am saying is there is not enough in this omnibus budget for the residents in my riding, in particular for those women I met at the Trade Journey program. I am not denying that the Canada child benefit has helped people. However, the program does not

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Madam Speaker, I rise today to speak to Bill C-74, the budget implementation bill. It is a daunting task, given the bill is over 500 pages and amends 44 pieces of legislation. It is an omnibus bill for sure, which is unfortunate in and of itself. What is even more unfortunate i

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Madam Speaker, the special committee on pay equity tabled its report in June 2016. Canadian women have been advocating for pay equity legislation for over 40 years. We talked about it in 2016. It was mentioned in the budget, but unfortunately we have seen no money in the budget i

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Health  Mr. Speaker, in the face of what health experts are calling an epidemic, the federal government has cut funding to 30% of AIDS organizations, providing no explanation. Saskatchewan's HIV rate is two and a half times the national average, yet the funding of two organizations, AID

April 19th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I want to share with the member from Markham my experience on the special committee for pay equity to let her know that not one single expert witness said that the government would need 18 months to implement pay equity legislation. We are coming up to two years. The

April 17th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I had the honour to serve on the special committee for pay equity with my hon. colleague in 2016, which seems like a while ago now. There was some disappointment that we did not have a unanimous report. None of the witnesses who came forward at that committee felt

April 17th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I noticed my colleague mentioned, quite a few times, people working hard to join the middle class. I just want to remind the member that the government said it would move forward with pay equity legislation because women in Canada make less than men in Canada, and it

April 17th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the Visa Office at the Canadian High Commission in Singapore: (a) what is the total number of sponsorship requests the Singapore Visa Office received in each year from 2012 to 2017; (b) how many applications were processed in each of the years in (a) and, of those

April 16th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Housing  Mr. Speaker, budget 2018 was a disappointment with very little new money to help Canadians find safe, affordable housing. The $15.9-billion co-investment fund announced last fall is supposed to start accepting applications in less than a week, but so far, there are no details.

March 27th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Housing  Mr. Speaker, when the Liberals unveiled their national housing strategy, the Prime Minister very clearly stated, “Housing rights are human rights”, just days after they voted down our bill on the right to housing. Now they talk about a rights-based approach to housing. However, e

March 26th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, the member may or may not know that housing is a passion of mine. Homelessness and housing in my community sort of pushed me to take that big step to put my name forward, and here I am today. I appreciate my colleague's comments. The only new money in housing is $11

March 20th, 2018House debate

Sheri BensonNDP