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Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, there is a mental health crisis faced by indigenous youth, and the government's response needs to equal the scope of that crisis. As my colleague and friend, the member for Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River, has said, not only do these communities “need immediate s

November 2nd, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I am humbled to rise the day after the House voted to support an NDP motion calling on the government to recognize and remediate the historical discrimination faced by indigenous children across Canada. I would like to thank the government for finally acknowledging t

November 2nd, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for his very detailed presentation speech on some of the measures that are contained in the bill, which is close to 234 pages long. I am disappointed that it is being presented in this way and that we are not having enough time to reall

October 31st, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Madam Speaker, I would like to talk about the issue I have raised a couple of times today regarding child poverty. I am quite disappointed that the government has decided to let the value of the child benefits erode over the next four years, with no indexing until after the next

October 31st, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, this Halloween was supposed to mark the end of the nightmares caused by the Phoenix pay system, but the horror story lives on. Today, more than 30,000 cases of no pay or inaccurate pay are still unresolved. Hundreds of public employees spent their lunch protesting in

October 31st, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Madam Speaker, we are trying to address an ever-increasing child poverty rate. The last 10 years of the previous government saw this rate increase. I wonder if the member could comment on why today we find a poverty rate for children of over 11%.

October 31st, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Health  Madam Speaker, asbestos is the number one cause of occupational death in Canada. Thousands of Canadians are diagnosed with cancer annually due to exposure to the deadly substance. Fifty-five countries have already banned it. Regional councils and mayors support its ban. Countless

October 28th, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Status of Women  Madam Speaker, I certainly agree with my hon. colleague that the larger issue of the gender wage gap is complicated and complex, but that is not what I was asking. Today I was asking about pay equity legislation. Once again, we see there are going to be some consultations, they a

October 27th, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Status of Women  Madam Speaker, I welcome the opportunity to revisit the important issue of pay equity for Canadian working women. On May 20, I asked the government when it would be introducing proactive pay equity legislation so that Canadian women could finally get equal pay for work of equal

October 27th, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Canada Business Corporations Act  Madam Speaker, I would just like to ask the minister to reflect on this comment. We know that the Canadian Board Diversity Council, after reviewing comply or explain, where it has been used, and where it has been applied, has not found it is has really led to meaningful change or

October 26th, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Canada Business Corporations Act  Madam Speaker, I want to thank the Minister of Status of Women for her comments and for giving a good description and sharing with us some very important statistics that really describe a situation we know, that corporate Canada and the many boards are still very unequal. They do

October 26th, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, the Phoenix pay system is causing havoc for Canadians across the country who are still not getting paid. The government will likely miss its promised October 31 deadline. When asked, the government had an endless list of excuses for why it cannot meet its own timeli

October 26th, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, today is Rainbow Day on Parliament Hill, but the government has failed to fix many issues still facing members of the LGBTQ community. LGBTQ Canadians who served this country proudly as members of the Canadian Forces and were dishonourably discharged for being gay o

October 25th, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Public Service of Canada  Mr. Speaker, the Liberals promised a sunny approach to our public service, but these workers have been waiting for more than two years for a contract. Respect for public workers is more than a slogan; the government has to show up. But so far the Liberals have come to the bargain

October 24th, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Labour  Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister and the Liberals promised to be on the side of Canadian workers, yet in their first year, not only have the Liberals voted against the anti-scab legislation denying workers' rights to collective bargaining, they have also shelved pay equity until 2

October 19th, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP