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Canada Early Learning and Child Care Act  Madam Speaker, I am thankful for the opportunity to speak on the bill before us, and I will be sharing my time with the member for Mégantic—L'Érable. I recall when the national child care strategy was first discussed in 1993 because at that time I was pregnant with my first chil

January 30th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Canada Early Learning and Child Care Act  Madam Speaker, I have been listening to the previous speaker and I thank her very much for bringing forward and talking about the importance of child care. As a mother, I know how important it was when I had my five children and needed that care. The biggest challenge I had was f

January 30th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to government advertising, since January 1, 2020: (a) how much has been spent on billboards; and (b) for each expenditure in (a), what are the details, including the (i) start and end dates, (ii) cost, (iii) topic, (iv) number of billboards, (v) locations of billboard

January 30th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Questions on the Order Paper  With regard to the government's claim that it has lifted two million people out of poverty: how many of those two million people have since needed to use food banks or other charitable services due to high inflation?

January 30th, 2023House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Committees of the House  Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fifth report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, entitled “Responding to the Calls for Justice: Addressing Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls in the Context of Resource Development

December 14th, 2022House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, on a point of order, could you tell us if we will be running out the clock or actually voting on this, perhaps tomorrow?

December 13th, 2022House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I really would like to thank the member for putting the bill forward. Ensuring that our children are safe is probably the number one priority for all Canadians and for members in the House. I recall the work we did on Bill C-233, which was called “Keira's Law”, a

December 13th, 2022House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, last week we saw in the House how divisive Bill C-21 is. I believe that everyone in the House wants to ensure that Canadians are safe. In 2021, 173 women and girls were killed in Canada. We must always stand up against violence against women, but I cannot stand and w

December 13th, 2022House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Points of Order  Madam Speaker, I was absolutely wrong, although the member for Ajax did apologize for something he had no idea what he was supposed to be apologizing for. This was regarding the member for Pickering—Uxbridge, who stood and talked about the way women were treated in the House, yet

December 2nd, 2022House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Points of Order  Madam Speaker, I am sorry, but I was watching that member. It was eye-to-eye contact. I would like an apology from that member because that members knows it was directed at me. That member looked directly at me and said it to me, and the House was quiet at the time. It was not du

December 2nd, 2022House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Points of Order  Madam Speaker, I know that in today's debate, of course, we got very uptight on certain issues, but I find it very rich when we have a member talking about the rights of women who then turns to me and tells me to zip it. I would like to ask for an apology from the member for Aj

December 2nd, 2022House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Domestic Violence  Madam Speaker, in Calgary, families are waiting up to 112 days to access shelter and support services. According to the Discovery House, “It used to be that people would stay for six or seven months on average. We’ve seen that increase to 10 or 11 months, or even over a year some

December 2nd, 2022House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

National Council for Reconciliation Act  Madam Speaker, it has truly been an honour to work on that committee. When we are talking about people working together, it is at committee when we ask the member for Winnipeg Centre to explain things to us. Those are the types of things we talk about. It is that interconnection

November 29th, 2022House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

National Council for Reconciliation Act  Madam Speaker, it truly is about working in co-operation and reaching out to these indigenous communities to see if they have solutions as well. In the case of Oneida, its people do want to work with their community partners and have opportunities. We need to ensure the federal g

November 29th, 2022House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

National Council for Reconciliation Act  Madam Speaker, I come to this issue from a very different side. I come here from the point of the victim. When we talk about indigenous and racialized people, we also have to look at who the victims are. In many cases, we may find that they are from the same groups, and that is v

November 29th, 2022House debate

Karen VecchioConservative