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Olympic Curling Trials  Mr. Speaker, this week in our nation's capital, the Olympic curling trials are under way. Known as the Roar of the Rings, 18 of the best teams in the country will compete to represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Curling has always been impor

December 7th, 2017House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, female genital mutilation is an abhorrent and unacceptable practice, and it is against the law. Canada has and will continue to make efforts to prevent and address FGM, and through our gender-based violence strategy, front-line service providers will have the resourc

December 1st, 2017House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Vimy for that question. Eliminating gender-based violence is critical to allowing women and girls to reach their full potential, and to achieving gender equality. It is also why we are working to empower women in all aspects of Canadian lif

November 30th, 2017House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Status of Women  Madam Speaker, again, this government is working in many ways to prevent and address gender inequality and tackle issues like gender-based violence. This includes the women's program at Status of Women Canada by engaging stakeholders at the national, regional, and local levels as

November 27th, 2017House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Status of Women  Madam Speaker, I welcome the opportunity to participate in this adjournment debate during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This past weekend, our government teamed up with the Canadian Football League to engage Canadians and highlight the pledge to end gen

November 27th, 2017House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Status of Women  Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Mississauga—Streetsville for his advocacy. During the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, we reflect on the causes and costs of gender-based violence. This year's theme, “my actions matter”, is a call to action to t

November 24th, 2017House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his passion on this issue. I will assure him that the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard has made the conservation of Pacific salmon a top priority and is working very hard to address the trend of declining stocks

November 23rd, 2017House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Madam Speaker, I would like to state for the record that my colleague, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, has made the conservation of Pacific salmon a top priority for his department. The minister is taking a leadership role with both global and dome

November 23rd, 2017House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Status of Women  Madam Speaker, I salute the activities going on in the member's community. Yesterday our Minister of Status of Women launched 16 days of activism here in Ottawa at a local high school. Back to the adjournment debate, in addition to the measures outlined previously, in budget 201

November 23rd, 2017House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Status of Women  Madam Speaker, as always, I welcome the opportunity to participate in this adjournment debate. As the Minister of Status of Women has said, this government places gender at the heart of the work we do. This includes putting in place measures to prevent and address gender-based vi

November 23rd, 2017House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Women's History Month  Mr. Speaker, this year's celebrations for Women's History Month have once again underscored the immense contribution of women and girls throughout our country's history. Each day this month stories were shared of trail-blazing women and girls who embodied the spirit of this year'

October 31st, 2017House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise today to wish a Happy Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas to all those celebrating in Winnipeg South and across the country. Diwali, known as the festival of lights, is one of the most important holidays in Hinduism. It celebrates the triumph of goo

October 19th, 2017House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Parks Canada Agency Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for clarifying that. I appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the debate about Bill C-315, An Act to amend the Parks Canada Agency Act (Conservation of National Historic Sites Account). I want to thank the member of Parliament for Leeds—

October 6th, 2017House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Parks Canada Agency Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the hon. member for his commitment to national parks and historic sites and our heritage. May I say in passing that I think he lives in one of the most beautiful parts of this great country—next to Manitoba, of course. I spent many summers in Leeds an

October 6th, 2017House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Women in the House Program  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise and recognize the 100 amazing young women leaders on Parliament Hill today, who are shadowing MPs as part of the University of Toronto's women in the House program. This program was co-founded in 2013 by Tina Park and our very own Minister of C

September 26th, 2017House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal