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Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the hon. member's eloquence in both official languages. I have next to me the member for Kildonan—St. Paul, and we were very pleased to see record investments in our regional development agencies. For Western Economic Diversification, there is an additi

April 19th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I agree with the member that it is about time, and it will be time. She is absolutely right. It was a commitment in the Liberal platform and in the budget, and proactive pay equity legislation will be brought in, in the fall of 2018.

April 18th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the hon. member for his commitment to feminism. I appreciated his remarks. As the hon. member will know, according to our present legislation and the way that maternity and paternity benefits work, there is enormous parental choice. The father or mot

April 18th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, advancing gender equality is one of our most important priorities. From appointing the first gender-balanced federal cabinet and the first federal minister fully dedicated to gender equality, the government continues to introduce new measures and key investments that

April 18th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, as we get set to celebrate the contributions and achievements of women on International Women's Day, I am pleased to say that our government is taking concrete actions toward gender equality by putting gender at the heart of decision-making by legislating gender-base

March 1st, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

International Women's Day  Mr. Speaker, next week we will celebrate International Women's Day. It is an opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate women's contributions to our country and the progress we have made toward achieving gender equality. This year's theme is #Myfeminism. It highlights the impor

March 1st, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I think the hon. member knows full well that we introduced interim principles, which we used to assess the Kinder Morgan pipeline project. Additional consultation efforts were made with indigenous people, environmental groups, and the industry itself. We felt, and I

February 27th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, we are investing record amounts of money in science, and I am sure issues like that have been and will continue to be studied. I once again point to the oceans protection plan and the $1.5 billion, a record investment in protecting our ocean environment. I think the

February 27th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, to reiterate, we had 14 months of consultation with indigenous people, environmental groups, industry, and others because we wanted to get this right. We know that the previous government undermined confidence in the system, and I think we have the balance right. I

February 27th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak on Bill C-69, an act to enact the impact assessment act and the Canadian energy regulator act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other acts. This important piece of legislation fulfills some of our ea

February 27th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Status of Women  Madam Speaker, the hon. member mentioned the word “action”, and we know action is needed if we are to create a safe, inclusive society for all Canadians, including on post-secondary campuses. There is some great work being done across the country by grassroots organizations and

February 6th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Status of Women  Madam Speaker, I want to thank the hon. member for all of her efforts to combat gender-based violence, and her very fine work on the Standing Committee on the Status of Women. The hon. member would acknowledge that our government has made a strong commitment to ensuring that all

February 6th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Madam Speaker, again, the Government of Canada is actively working to stop the racialized and sexualized violence experienced by indigenous women and girls in this country. As the Prime Minister said in the House on October 4, we continue to be committed to doing everything we

February 6th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to answer the question from my hon. colleague and I would like to acknowledge that I do so on the traditional territory of the Algonquin people. Our government is committed to ending the ongoing national tragedy of missing and murdered i

February 6th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

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