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Justice committee  Thank you. I'd like to begin by acknowledging that we're gathered on the territory of the Algonquin people and that we are in a time of truth and reconciliation with all the indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast. We want to thank the Attorney General and the commit

March 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  It's absolutely the case, Dr. Leitch. That's exactly what's happening. Again, it's because of the size and the breadth of Canada. One of the issues is that we don't have a national pharma care program, for example. We have all of these issues. If you're a senior in one place or

May 2nd, 2019Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Please, go ahead, dear. She has her hand up.

May 2nd, 2019Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Thank you very much. I will jump right in and just say, indeed. The issue of palliative care, for lots of different reasons, is one that I don't feel we have addressed. I think the federal government needs to put a focus on palliative care—

May 2nd, 2019Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  —and be accountable with the idea that we need to set a standard for what has to be available, again, across every province and territory. As we know, with the health system we have, there's a problem with uneven service delivery. Certainly, as you've pointed out, in some places

May 2nd, 2019Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  I would love to. Thank you. It's actually a good point. I won't focus on the word “senior”. I'll actually focus on some of the other language we hear around seniors—that is, “vulnerable”. The concept of vulnerabilization is something that is really important to understand in ter

May 2nd, 2019Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Quality of life.

May 2nd, 2019Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  I think one thing we heard an awful lot about already from that other panellists is the issue of poverty. The economic situation of older women, particularly older women with disabilities, is something you need to address at a national, provincial, territorial and local level. As

May 2nd, 2019Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Thank you so much for bringing this back. I really think it's important and appreciate this opportunity very much. I know it's an important discussion for lawmakers because it is a law that I know was passed with concerns and with a real preoccupation going forward for how it wou

May 2nd, 2019Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Yes. We're very happy about that.

May 2nd, 2019Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  I'll check with the clerk. She said she didn't receive the brief.

May 2nd, 2019Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  I can reiterate our concerns regarding older women with disabilities. If you'll allow me, I'll continue in English, because my recommendations are in English. Again, we'd just ask the committee to remember that Canada has obligations under its UN commitments to CEDAW, the CRPD,

May 2nd, 2019Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Thank you, Karen. I have submitted a written brief and hope everybody has had an opportunity to read it. It has been rare for DAWN to do this in advance, but I have done it this time. I hope the members of the committee had a chance to review it. Today I want to quickly go thro

May 2nd, 2019Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Thank you. Wage subsidies need to be studied to better understand, because there are a lot of different types. l have seen some that I think become important levers for giving people access to employment where they haven't been given access before. Again, it's because of the kin

November 7th, 2017Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  I have one statistic to share.

November 7th, 2017Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton