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Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, I would hope that the member opposite would work on his attention to detail when reviewing articles with the minister. Last week, we acknowledged that it was not until 100 years ago that some women in Manitoba got the right to vote, a right that would only be exten

February 1st, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

The Senate  Mr. Speaker, an independent, non-partisan advisory board has been established to assess Canadians against a list of public criteria that would allow us to enhance the overall functioning of the Senate. I invite the hon. member to review our website for upcoming details and news.

February 1st, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

The Senate  Mr. Speaker, I do not share the hon. member's cynicism, and with good reason. The new independent, non-partisan, merit-based, open and transparent process we have introduced is in the capable hands of nine of eminent Canadians who make up the advisory board, individuals like Dr

January 28th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, I am certainly glad that the member opposite was born and I would like to assure him that I will be working hard with my colleague, the government House leader, to convene a parliamentary committee to examine a wide range of electoral reform options, and it is not wi

January 27th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

The Senate  Mr. Speaker, I was pleased to announce on January 19 the appointments of the members of the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments, a critical step as the government begins the process of injecting a new spirit of non-partisanship in the Senate. The advisory board is

January 26th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

The Senate  Mr. Speaker, Canadians mandated us to bring real change to the Senate, and we are doing that without opening up the Constitution. The advisory board will be guided by public, merit-based criteria in order to identify Canadians who would make significant contributions to the work

January 26th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to wish the member opposite a belated happy birthday for his yesterday. I remind the members of the House that the conversation we will be having about this very important reform will be more complex than a simple yes or no answ

January 26th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, the government is committed to convening a parliamentary committee to study this and to consult broadly with Canadians. I would like to take this opportunity to remind the members of this House that 100 years ago this week, the women of Manitoba secured the right to

January 25th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

The Senate  Mr. Speaker, Canadians mandated us to provide real change to the Senate without opening up the Constitution. I was pleased to announce at the beginning of December, with the House leader, the implementation of a new merit-based assessment process that is public, made available o

January 25th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

The Senate  Mr. Speaker, the advisory board will be guided by a public, merit-based criteria that will allow it to assess the nominees according to those rules. For the first time we have opened the doors and we are reaching out to the provinces with the vacancies to be filled. Again, that

January 25th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his service to my ancestral land and would like to remind him that the government is committed to addressing poverty. Our middle-class tax cut is one example. Our initiative around providing a new benefit plan for families with children will l

January 25th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to point out that about 100 years ago this week the women in Manitoba fought and won the right to vote. We are in another stage of moving forward on revolutionary historic changes that will enhance our existing system. The way w

January 25th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, here we are in the new year with somewhat the same question from the member. What I have heard clearly from Canadians is that there is a range of differing opinions. We intend to respect the intelligence of Canadians by engaging in a thorough and meaningful convers

January 25th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Nickel Belt for sharing his time with me. I really appreciate it. It is with a great deal of pride and humility that I stand for the first time on debate in the House of Commons on this traditional territory of the Algonquin peoples. It i

January 25th, 2016House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, it is essential that we begin a conversation with Canadians and parliamentarians about how we will bring our voting system into the 21st century. That is why we are bringing forward historic changes to the electoral system. We will engage Canadians in an open and tra

December 11th, 2015House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal