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Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I beg to differ with the hon. member. Our government is taking action by providing capacity funding and sustainability funding. We know that governments cannot do the work alone. Every individual in every sector has a role to play. Evidence shows that one of the most

December 11th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to respond to the question asked by the hon. member for Nanaimo—Ladysmith and to rise, probably for the last time, in this beautiful and historic chamber. It has been a great honour to represent the people of Winnipeg South in the House of Commons for th

December 11th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, our government understands that a strong and vibrant women's movement across Canada is essential to supporting the middle class and those working hard to join it. Women's organizations must have the capacity and resources to do their good work. That is why, after 1

November 30th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I will start with elderly senior women. It is very interesting. Her colleague from Nanaimo—Ladysmith and I, in fact the entire Standing Committee on the Status of Women, are looking at that very issue as we speak, the situations of senior women in our country. We kn

November 29th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member was part of the 2015 election where fortunately Canadians gave us on this side of the House a mandate. We made a choice, and Canadians had a choice: balancing the budget at all costs or investing in Canadians. We took the latter approach. We are inves

November 29th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I welcome the opportunity to speak to Bill C-86, the budget implementation act, 2018, no. 2, and particularly to speak to division 18, which would establish the department for women and gender equality, or WAGE for short. Creating the department for women and gender

November 29th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Gender-Based Violence  Mr. Speaker, November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, as well as the beginning of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. From now until December 10, people can use the hashtags #MYActionsMatter or #MESGestesComptent to sh

November 26th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

The Environment  Madam Speaker, we are taking action. Because plastics are ubiquitous and have benefits, the solutions will be varied and complex. This will require action by government, industry, retailers, consumers, researchers and individuals, including youth. That is why we are working with

October 31st, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

The Environment  Madam Speaker, I want to thank my good friend, the hon. member for Courtenay—Alberni, for his tireless dedication to combatting plastic waste and protecting our oceans from plastic pollution. I could not agree more on the importance of this issue. This is why this government is t

October 31st, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, we know that when we invest in women, we strengthen the economy for everyone. That is why we are making Status of Women Canada a full department; why we have invested $40 billion in a national housing strategy, 25% of which will go toward women and their families; de

October 18th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Persons Day  Mr. Speaker, today is Persons Day, an important milestone in the fight for women's participation in Canadian political life. On this day, which takes place during Women's History Month, we remember and celebrate the Famous Five, five prominent Canadian women who won a hard-fough

October 18th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, on the issue of data, under our gender-based violence strategy, we are creating a knowledge centre. We are going to be partnering with Statistics Canada to dutifully collect data on harassment and gender-based violence in the country. We are going to be sharing best

October 16th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I want to take this opportunity to thank the hon. member for Jonquière for her work on this particular legislation. My understanding is that she was a very strong voice around the table. I also understand that all parties support this legislation. There was a great

October 16th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, just to reiterate some of my remarks, today we are taking an important step towards making workplaces in federally regulated industries and Parliament Hill free from these behaviours with Bill C-65. I would note that this piece of legislation is built on the gender-

October 16th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today to speak to Bill C-65. The main goal of Bill C-65 is to ensure that all employees under federal jurisdiction, including those in federal workplaces and in federally regulated industries, are treated fairly and are protected from harmf

October 16th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal