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Status of Women committee  The Canadian Human Rights Commission reviews complaints at the federal level. Sixty per cent of all human rights complaints in Canada were disability-related. Among those, the highest number was employment. The data is there. The policies need to be addressed. Thank you.

November 7th, 2017Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Thank you, Sheila, for bringing this forward. It's an important situation to look at. Women with disabilities who are employed typically are in jobs that are hard to retain. Because they are in lower-paying jobs, if they are employed at all, they are likely to be challenged in

November 7th, 2017Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  A couple of things are coming forward. Flexible work arrangements is one that I think is very important. The changes to EI from 15 weeks for sick leave would be a critical one. The best illustration of that—I don't know if you heard from anybody from the breast cancer community.

November 7th, 2017Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Good morning. 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 the first peoples of Canada. By so doing, we are also acknowledging the overrepresentation of our indigenous

November 7th, 2017Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  I'm really glad you asked the question. The fact that I brought up the Supreme Court decision speaks to a reality that we had to intervene at that level for this issue to even come forward before the judiciary because of what had happened at the provincial court level with this p

April 13th, 2017Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  That's an excellent question and, yes, I absolutely think it's critical. One of the things that we know from 30 years of working at DAWN Canada is that we are still, in virtually every arena, finding that the basic understanding of accommodating and supporting women with disabili

April 13th, 2017Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Thanks, Jeremy. I think you raise a very important point. Certainly one of the things we would like to see is more appointments of judges from diverse communities. That's a really critical way to start to shift the conversation.

April 13th, 2017Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  On that very basis, that's precisely why this mandatory training needs to be done. It's why we put such strong emphasis on making sure that the curriculum is properly developed so that it covers the full range of knowledge they require to make the kinds of decisions they are bein

April 13th, 2017Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  I'm in fact going to the crown prosecutors' provincial conference next week and giving a workshop on the D.A.I. decision. I certainly uphold the idea that this is a really important way we're going to also see more convictions. There's no question that the crown prosecutor piece

April 13th, 2017Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

April 13th, 2017Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Good morning, again. Hello, everyone. Thank you. I would again like to acknowledge the Algonquin people. I was invited here to speak to the proposed Bill C-337, and I'm confident that others who will come before you will focus their remarks on the content and the substance

April 13th, 2017Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Good morning, everyone. 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 the first peoples of Canada. I was invited to speak to the proposed Bill C-337. I'm confident that o

April 13th, 2017Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  It would give me a few minutes to collect myself, if you don't mind.

April 13th, 2017Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Thank you. In terms of the legislative side of things, I'll remind everyone here that Minister Qualtrough will be bringing forward accessibility legislation, and I know she is committed to women and girls as well. It's really important to work with her and to collaborate with he

November 23rd, 2016Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Julie, you go first.

November 23rd, 2016Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton