Refine by MP, party, committee, province, or result type.

Results 31-45 of 229
Sort by relevance | Sorted by date: newest first / oldest first

Public Transportation  Mr. Speaker, in responding to me about the cancellation of STC, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport said the federal government delegates this responsibility to the provinces and the private sector. That is all well and good, but if a province refuses to ta

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I wish to draw to the hon. member's attention to one concern that I have, which I hope we can correct at some point very soon. That is the fact that the proposed 10 days of unpaid leave of absence for victims of domestic violence might not help very many people. I wi

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I want to call to the hon. member's attention a big concern of mine about unpaid domestic leave. I want to hear the member's response to the fact there will be a barrier to people actually accessing unpaid domestic leave. Nine percent of women in a domestic violence

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Labour  Mr. Speaker, reports from The Globe and Mail state that this government is failing to track workplace fatalities in Canada. It is critical that the Liberals lead and collect new data to support evidence-based interventions in dangerous work to protect Canadian workers. Does the g

October 31st, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Bank Act  Mr. Speaker, I request the unanimous consent of the House to adopt the following motion: That the House calls upon the Speaker, as one of those responsible for the Parliamentary Protective Service, to ask the director of the PPS to immediately cancel all planned disciplinary acti

October 23rd, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Health  Mr. Speaker, at the Wîcihitowin Aboriginal Engagement Conference in Saskatoon, I had the honour of attending a presentation by Dr. Jaris Swidrovich. Jaris is a member of the Yellow Quill First Nation and the first self-identified indigenous doctor of pharmacy in Canada. However,

October 23rd, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, it is nice to hear the government side coming back to the issue at hand today. What I mentioned in my speech is that the mandate letter the Minister of Finance received from the Prime Minister, which I would assume he would follow, asked him to go above and beyond

October 23rd, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, during my remarks, I said that I thought the mandate letters were more than just words on a page. My colleague has referred to the fact that they were created and put on the website but that there was not a lot of intention behind actually following what was in tho

October 23rd, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie. Today we are debating what the finance minister would like Canadians and parliamentarians to believe was just a series of misfortunate events, a “distraction”, to use the minister's own wor

October 23rd, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to table two petitions. The first is petition e-1067, signed by over 600 Canadians. It calls for the government to raise awareness around the need to better address psychological violence in the workplace. Psychological hazards exist in the workplace, an

October 20th, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, the second petition I want to table is petition e-1116, signed by over 1,500 Canadians. The petitioners are requesting improved access for Canadians to documents that have been published by their government. The petition seeks to improve the openness and transparency

October 20th, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Pensions  Mr. Speaker, Sears workers deserve more than talking points from the minister. Sears Canada employees and retirees worked hard to earn their benefits and pensions and because the Liberals refuse to fix our broken bankruptcy legislation, Sears Canada executives continue to receive

October 20th, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I often get to stand in the House to talk about the great statistics from my province of Saskatchewan . Unfortunately, however, according to Statistics Canada figures last year, my province had the highest rate of impaired driving in Canada, . Previous governments h

October 20th, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I was glad to hear the member's comment about tax fairness. I am wondering if she would agree with me that what we really need is a comprehensive review of the tax code and that we need to focus more on the biggest abusers of the system rather than on small retaile

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, some of the comments we have heard from the government have been around the fact that it has been so long, that we should be grateful it is doing something. That type of attitude really bothers me, because I think it creates cynicism in the public. I do not see why

September 22nd, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP