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Ethics  Mr. Speaker, it is worse than just one meeting. The government House leader's new adviser is not really new at all, especially when it comes to dealing with the Irving family. Kevin Fram has already been in hot water for trips he accepted to the Irving fish camp. Now he is workin

February 25th, 2016House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Employment Insurance  Mr. Speaker, we talk about the processes. He has talked about teachers having to pick strawberries or having to leave to go to other professions. It is important that when an opposition or a government puts forward a motion like this, that it study what occurs. I would like to

February 25th, 2016House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Employment Insurance  Mr. Speaker, I do not really understand the question because I look at some of the facts the hon. member provided to me. I am from Sparta, Ontario, population 300. That is rural Canada, so I do understand these things. I am from a farm where we plant and we have grains and oils

February 25th, 2016House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Employment Insurance  Mr. Speaker, the bottom line is that employment insurance is a short-term plan. It is exactly that. It is a social safety net. I look forward to hearing the minister's full and comprehensive plan. It will be interesting. At the same time, we need to have something sustainable. O

February 25th, 2016House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Employment Insurance  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis for sharing his time. I know that his time in government provided him the opportunity to study, consult, and evaluate this very important program. I respect his comments and his knowledge of the issues. I will

February 25th, 2016House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Pink Shirt Day  Mr. Speaker, I am proud and honoured to rise in the House to support Pink Shirt Day, a national anti-bullying campaign to help youth in need . Bullying can take many forms, including name calling, pushing and, more common, cyberbullying. It is so important that victims of bul

February 24th, 2016House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, the government is out of touch with Canadians. In just 100 days, it has done nothing to help the most vulnerable in society. It has done nothing to help low-income families, and it continues to keep them in the dark. Why is the minister making moms and dads wait mo

February 19th, 2016House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, frankly, I am exhausted after listening to that speech. Just moments ago, I listened to my good friend, the member for Mount Royal, speak so eloquently about this not being a partisan issue. I myself believe that this is not a partisan issue. Therefore, it is reall

February 18th, 2016House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, the Liberal Leader of the Government in the House of Commons wrote intimidating letters to members of the IRB, letters interfering and urging these well-respected judges to step down. There are no indications that these humble public servants have not been doing th

February 5th, 2016House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the act was put in place in 2012, not 2009. I am not sure we are looking at the same thing, but we probably are. The act sits there as a guideline. It sits there as our legislation. It is important that we enforce this. Even today's motion is a template for Canadia

February 2nd, 2016House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, equal pay for work of equal value is important. That is basically what I stated. If there is a difference, then we must look at other variables. Is the person doing the same level of work? If the answer is no, then I can understand there being a bit of a difference.

February 2nd, 2016House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, we had a strong Status of Women Canada mandate. I cannot speak for the 2005-06 period that my colleague may be referring to, but with the leadership we had, we saw many changes. We saw this compensation act come into force in 2012, and we saw a variety of other thing

February 2nd, 2016House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, today I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Yorkton—Melville. I am proud to rise in the House on today's opposition motion. To begin, as a woman and mother, I will always support an effective motion for equal pay and compensation for equal work. It is im

February 2nd, 2016House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, political interference is political interference. The Liberal House leader has written a number of letters that directly interfere with operations of the immigration review board and citizenship judges. In the past, this exact issue has required ministers to resig

February 2nd, 2016House debate

Karen VecchioConservative

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, as I indicated, political interference is political interference. This is just not about the government House leader. His own letter says that he was writing on behalf of the Prime Minister. Why does the Prime Minister think that he has the right to openly interfer

February 2nd, 2016House debate

Karen VecchioConservative