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Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I would correct the member. Canada did not support this particular piece. In fact, Canada does not have a seat at that table. That said, my hon. colleague brings up the Commission on the Status of Women. In 2013, I had the great privilege of meeting the opposition l

May 4th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague for her hard work and her advocacy on behalf of various groups across Canada. It is work I am committed to as well. I began my presentation, with what I would call a clumsy French translation, acknowledging that we are on trad

May 4th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  I would like to emphasize the number five, as you just have, Mr. Speaker, later on in my presentation, but there is one thing I must say before I do. It is a great privilege for me to be here, on traditional Algonquin territory. What a great privilege it is for me to be on thi

May 4th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Ministerial Expenditures  Mr. Speaker, it is a great privilege to rise on this traditional territory and to acknowledge that the work of this feminist government is making a real impact in the lives of women and girls across the country, with $100 million invested in a gender-based violence strategy, $11

May 4th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I will take the opportunity to remind all colleagues that we invested close to $90 million in shelters, and $1 million additionally went to collecting data from across the country to ensure that our investments and our efforts are based on an evidence-based approach.

May 4th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague, the member for Oakville North—Burlington, for her ongoing leadership. Malala's story reminds us why we need to work together to put an end to gender-based violence. That is why budget 2017 put aside $100.9 million to do just

April 13th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague joined me in New York City for the Commission on the Status of Women, with over 200 members of team Canada who proudly waved the Canadian flag. We have a feminist Prime Minister who has helped bring forward the most feminist budget this federal gove

April 6th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I recognize that for decades members of the feminist movement have calling for actions, which this government is taking. We recognize that the majority of caregiving work is provided by women. That is why we have introduced $7 billion for an early learning and childh

April 6th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege to rise in the House on this traditional territory the day after a feminist budget was tabled in the House, with the first-ever gender statement acknowledging that our policies and our actions in the House affect women and men and people of differen

March 23rd, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, it was truly an honour to lead the Canadian delegation of over 200 Canadians at this year's UN commission on the status of women. People like Linda and Jeanne are truly at the heart of the movement to advance women's and girls' rights domestically and around the worl

March 21st, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for her advocacy on behalf of women and girls in her communities and across Canada. Status of Women Canada is committed to empowering organizations across the country to empower women and girls in their communities, and to include men and b

March 8th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I want to wish everyone a happy International Women's Day. I thank my colleague from Scarborough Centre for her question. On International Women's Day, we are reminded that gender equality benefits our society and our economy. We know that a barrier to gender equali

March 8th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague for her effective advocacy on behalf of the people of Brampton North. Our government is committed to removing barriers for women in politics. That is why we are providing over $13 million for Canada-wide projects to empower wo

March 6th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, we can all agree that women are important contributors to our economy, both domestically and globally, and that when all citizens are included in the economy, we all benefit. The fact that this is a priority at the first official meeting between our Prime Minister

February 13th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, one in five unfounded cases of sexual assault is too many. One is too many. People should not live in fear of violence, regardless of their gender, where they live, or who they love. We have heard the call for federal leadership. That is why I am looking forward to

February 7th, 2017House debate

Maryam MonsefLiberal