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Justice Robyn Diamond  Mr. Speaker, May 29 marked the passing of the Honourable Madam Justice Robyn Diamond, whose work in family law has changed the lives of children and families in Manitoba, Canada, and around the world. Justice Diamond was the first female legal manager of the crown counsel's fam

June 20th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, the member for Nanaimo—Ladysmith is a very active member of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, on which I sit on behalf of the minister. I thank her for her advocacy and hard work. I think most of us in the House believe that pay equity is long overdue.

May 31st, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, the former prime minister met twice with the premiers in 10 years. Our Prime Minister has met with them numerous times. His door is open. On something like the pan-Canadian framework or the Canada health accord, we have been getting things done because we collaborate

May 31st, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I will say something that has been repeated in the House many times. Eighty per cent of our country has a price on carbon. I will use the example of British Columbia. A price on carbon was put in place over 10 years ago and Premier Campbell at the time said that it s

May 31st, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I started two minutes to midnight last night by stating that when it came to Canada's economy and environment, our government was very clear. We believe the two go hand in hand. Canadians understand that pollution is not free. They understand, as we do, that the mos

May 31st, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Madam Speaker, it is indeed a privilege to be the final speaker in these final few minutes of Tuesday, May 30. When it comes to Canada's economy and the environment, our government has been absolutely clear that we believe the two go hand in hand. Canadians understand that pollut

May 30th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Madam Speaker, I wonder if the hon. member would acknowledge that back in 2006, and I remember it well, the finance minister of the day left a $13-billion surplus, and the country was in deficit with the Harper government before the recession hit. Fast forward a few years, and th

May 30th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Manitoba Day  Mr. Speaker, this Saturday marks the 148th birthday of Canada's keystone province, Manitoba. Manitoba's geography is one of the most unique and diverse in Canada, from the Arctic tundra near Churchill, to the Spirit Sands of the Carberry Desert, to vast prairies and beautiful bor

May 10th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Gender Equality  Mr. Speaker, last week I had the pleasure to travel to Washington, D.C., to celebrate 20 years of leadership by Promundo, a global leader in promoting gender justice and preventing violence by engaging men and boys in partnership with women and girls. I was particularly honoured

May 4th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Status of Women  Madam Speaker, yesterday I attended the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council, chaired by Melinda Gates. Feminist leaders from all over the world were praising Canada's record on gender equality. I would just remind the hon. member of budget 2018, where we made gender equality a pr

April 27th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Status of Women  Madam Speaker, we are making gender equality a key priority, because our government understands that we simply cannot move forward when half of us are held back. W7 delegates have an important responsibility to have their voices heard and to represent women globally. Women have b

April 27th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

World Women's Curling Champions  Madam Speaker, while hockey and the Winnipeg Jets are very much on our minds today, on March 25, a record number of Canadians came out to watch the 2018 World Women's Curling Champions in North Bay, Ontario. It fills me with great pride to congratulate Olympic and now world cham

April 27th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Vancouver Centre for her question and for her tireless advocacy. Advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is a top priority for Canada's 2018 G7 presidency. This week, two key meetings of feminist leaders, the Gender Equ

April 26th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

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