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Sports  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to creating an environment where women and girls can engage in sport at all ages and levels, and feel safe while doing so. That is why last week we announced a new secretariat to develop, implement and monitor a gender equity strategy. Thi

March 1st, 2019House debate

Kate Young

Persons with Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, our goal is to make accessibility a reality across federal jurisdictions, so that all people, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, can fully participate and be included in society. Bill C-81 will help us reach that goal. This legislation represents a sign

November 29th, 2018House debate

Kate Young

Precarious Employment  Mr. Speaker, I want to ask the member about women in the labour market. Of course, many women are in precarious employment. I am just trying to get a sense of how a definition of precarious employment in Canada would help women in the labour market, and how this would move forwar

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Kate Young

Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate my hon. colleague on becoming a grandparent, I believe, for the third time. That is wonderful and it is always a happy day when that happens. I also want to thank him for the personal stories. He mentioned his friend who had been disabled for

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Kate Young

Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my hon. member for his speech on this very important issue. I also want to thank him for chairing the last meeting of the committee on Bill C-81. It really showed that we were working together as a team. However, I disagree with him when he said that

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Kate Young

Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for her intervention today and for speaking about this very important bill. I wanted to ask her about the fact that as far as the Canadian accessibility standards development organization, CASDO, is concerned, it will establish Canada as a

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Kate Young

Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the hon. member for his comments on this very important bill. However, I have to take exception to what the hon. member was saying, because he is in fact misleading Canadians. He is saying that this bill has no teeth. It definitely has teeth. He is sa

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Kate Young

Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, following through on that, I want to talk about common themes. We heard a number of stakeholders at the committee. There were common themes and we did listen. Many of the amendments that came from the NDP and Conservatives were very similar to amendments we put forwa

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Kate Young

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for bringing this to the House. It is an important debate that we need to have. It will be a debate that will continue, I am sure. What has been stated before, of course, is very true. Our government is committed to ensuring that our criminal

November 20th, 2018House debate

Kate Young

Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities  Madam Speaker, I am very pleased to take part in the second hour of debate on the motion introduced by my hon. colleague from Fort McMurray—Cold Lake. His personal story of his wife's battle with MS is truly gripping and we all take it very seriously. This motion proposes that t

November 2nd, 2018House debate

Kate Young

Asbestos  Madam Speaker, the Government of Canada's activities in working to reduce Canadians' risk of exposure to asbestos is another example of our government demonstrating its leadership and vision. We have taken a proactive and comprehensive approach, one that is founded in science an

November 1st, 2018House debate

Kate Young

Asbestos  Madam Speaker, I am happy to respond to comments made by the hon. member for Saskatoon West regarding asbestos. Protecting the health and safety of all Canadians is one of our government's foremost responsibilities and one that we are committed to upholding. The Government of C

November 1st, 2018House debate

Kate Young

Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member and appreciate his coming forward and talking about his most personal story with his spouse, someone living with MS. The fact that more Canadians suffer from this dreadful disease than anyone else in the world is something we really have to ta

October 5th, 2018House debate

Kate Young

Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for sharing his personal story. It really does come from the heart. The other day, I was able to share some of my personal stories too. As the member was saying, everybody is touched by people with disabilities. I agree totally with what he sa

September 26th, 2018House debate

Kate Young

Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, there is no question that the implementation and administration of this accessibility legislation is going to take resources and investments. Where possible, I agree that we would build on our existing authorities and expertise. This only makes sense in efficiency an

September 26th, 2018House debate

Kate Young