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Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I agree with the comments of my hon. colleague concerning the cuts to program delivery, which we saw over the years of the previous government, and how many communities suffered, including my own, which lost counter service and delivery of government programs, and th

May 4th, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I will continue my questions, since I have been given another opportunity. I would categorize this implementation bill as an omnibus bill. It is full of things that are not necessarily budget related, including changes to the Investment Act and changes around paren

May 4th, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Workplace Safety  Mr. Speaker, I rise this May Day to honour the memory of 26 miners who lost their lives on May 9, 1992, at the Westray mine in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Even as we celebrate workers around the world today, we should never forget those injured or killed on the job. Approximate

May 1st, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Old Age Security Act  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-353, An Act to amend the Old Age Security Act (Canada Pension Plan payments). Mr. Speaker, I want to first thank my colleague the member for Hamilton Mountain for being the seconder of the bill. Not only is he our party's pension critic, but t

April 13th, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister says he is a feminist, yet when it comes to making real change happen for women in Canada, he is all talk. Canada has the eighth largest gender pay gap among the 35 OECD countries, yet the government refuses to act, knowing the most effective way

April 11th, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

2017 Peter Corren Award  Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to rise today to honour the recipients of the 2017 Peter Corren Award at the 20th Breaking the Silence Conference at the University of Saskatchewan. Anthony Bidulka and Herb McFaull were the powerhouses behind bringing Camp fYrefly to Saskatchewan. N

April 10th, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, Russian news sources have reported the disappearance of more than 100 gay men at the hands of local authorities in Chechnya. Faced with torture, humiliation, and abuse, it has been confirmed that three of these men have died. Canada's international peers, including

April 7th, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Asbestos  Mr. Speaker, today is World Health Day, and this week is Global Asbestos Awareness Week. The WH0 estimates that 125 million people worldwide are exposed to asbestos. Each year over 2,000 Canadians receive the devastating news that a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos

April 7th, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Employment  Mr. Speaker, last week, reports were released that CIBC is cutting 130 Canadian jobs and outsourcing them to India in a move to save money. This comes from a bank that made $1.4 billion in profits last quarter. Will the minister agree with me that this is completely unacceptabl

April 4th, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Appointment to Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission  Mr. Speaker, today, I rise to recognize the achievements of a constituent of Saskatoon West, Mr. Michael San Miguel. Mr. San Miguel has been an active member of the Filipino community in Saskatoon and is the former president of the Filipino-Canadian Association. Mike has worked

March 23rd, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Social Development  Mr. Speaker, the Liberals love to talk up the Canada child benefit. It was supposed to help nine million children out of poverty, but in my riding, there are many families that have to jump through one hoop after another just to submit a claim. What good is a benefit if families

March 22nd, 2017House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for her comments, but we still have not heard when the situation will be resolved. We have heard all of the earnest platitudes before. Fixing Phoenix was to be a top priority. However, the government's own deadline has come and gone, it is sti

December 13th, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, as we draw ever closer to the holiday season and the end of the year, there is still no end in sight for public service workers who have been caught up in the boondoggle known as Phoenix. The government has missed its own deadline of October 31, and 15,000 cases sti

December 13th, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Labour  Mr. Speaker, 4,600 financial professionals and accountants working for the public service have been fighting for pay equity for years, but tomorrow they have to go before the Public Service Labour Relations Board to defend themselves against a government that is trying to limit t

December 8th, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I want to let my colleague know that many in my riding believed the Liberals on the election trail, who are now the government, on the promises to small and medium-sized businesses, in particular the promise to reduce the small business tax rate to 9%. We now find th

December 6th, 2016House debate

Sheri BensonNDP