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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

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the hon. member for Don Valley East for her tireless advocacy. Promoting gender equality is not only the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do for our economy and the middle class. However, we need governments with more women representation if

October 5th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, we are changing women's lives with the major investments that we have been making. This spring we were proud to announce $10 million for over 30 projects from coast to coast to coast to increase the economic security and prosperity of women and an additional $5 milli

September 18th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to address the hon. member for Nanaimo—Ladysmith regarding women's equality in budget 2018 and beyond. I thank her for her good work on the FEWO committee. Since we were elected in 2015, our government has been committed to gender equality

September 18th, 2018House debate

Terry DuguidLiberal

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