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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, we know that the member for Kingston and the Islands loves to rise on points of order, so I would like to make sure I am getting my time back from his wasted point of order. I am, thanks very much. I was asked a very important question. Instead of questioning whethe

December 7th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to speak to our opposition day motion. I want to start off with some basic facts, so I will read into the record this very important piece of information. This is the type of stuff we are actually discussing today: Between April 1, 2022, and March 31,

December 7th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Questions on the Order Paper  With regard to the workplace assessment conducted by BDO for the Canadian Museum of History and completed in April of 2021: (a) how much was BDO paid to complete the assessment; (b) what was the start date and end date of the related contract; and (c) what was the specific assign

December 6th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Gender-Based Violence  Mr. Speaker, on December 6, 1989, we lost 14 women in the Polytechnique massacre. These women lost their lives to violence, simply because they were women. This cowardly act violated our core values as Canadians and robbed these women of their freedom and lives. It is our duty

December 6th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Housing  Mr. Speaker, in little under a decade, Canada's housing costs have basically doubled. Earlier today, members of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations shared with me a story of seven individuals living in one apartment. We know there are many similar stories about this acr

December 5th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Protecting Young Persons from Exposure to Pornography Act  Madam Speaker, there are different systems being used in different countries. A lot of times, a third party uses age verification and provides a token just to verify that person is of age. People have talked about using their Mastercard because a person cannot get a Mastercard, V

November 23rd, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Protecting Young Persons from Exposure to Pornography Act  Madam Speaker, I will start with part two. This bill was originally brought forward by a senator in November 2021. We have been working on this bill to make sure it could get into this place. It is a good question. As technology changes, we become much more aware of those holes i

November 23rd, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Protecting Young Persons from Exposure to Pornography Act  Madam Speaker, sometimes I need a reminder. We know VPNs are a concern. If someone is using a VPN, they can go in any country, so it is going to be bypassing some of that. This is exactly why we need to take this to committee, so we can talk about the technology and all these gap

November 23rd, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Protecting Young Persons from Exposure to Pornography Act  Madam Speaker, for me it depends, and I believe sexual education is really important, but we also have to recognize the maturity of the child and at what time we start introducing different things. When it comes to consent, children should be taught from the time they are aged ze

November 23rd, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Protecting Young Persons from Exposure to Pornography Act  moved that Bill S-210, An Act to restrict young persons’ online access to sexually explicit material, be read the second time and referred to a committee. Madam Speaker, it is truly an honour to rise in the House and talk about such an important bill. Bill S-210 is the protect

November 23rd, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to VIA Rail's High Frequency Rail project: (a) what are the details of all studies or assessments funded in relation to the project since January 1, 2016, including, for each, the (i) start and end dates, (ii) value of the contract, (iii) vendor, (iv) type of study or

November 9th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Carbon Tax  Mr. Speaker, after eight years of the NDP-Liberal government, it is clear that the Prime Minister is not worth the cost. According to a recent Statistics Canada report, one in three Canadians live in a household experiencing financial difficulties. Despite these difficulties, t

November 7th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the eighth report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, entitled “Let's Talk About it, Period: Achieving Menstrual Equity in Canada”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that th

November 7th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I agree that we need immigration; we know that it helps our economy go round. However, if we do not have the rest of the resources, as the member from the Bloc was saying, such as housing and health care, how can we do it so that it is working best for the people w

October 31st, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I really do appreciate all the commentary on this, specifically from the member when she was talking about homelessness. When we have people coming to Canada, sometimes from countries that are worn-torn or coming here to find a better life, there is the fact that t

October 31st, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative