Status of Women committee Is there something in recruiting that...? Perhaps some people aren't qualified to be in the military. I'm sure that's the case. I remember hearing, in the veterans committee, testimony from an Australian soldier who said, “You have to do more than just fog a mirror to get into
Status of Women committee My sister had a long career in the military, retiring at 42. There were bumps along the way. She's very proud to have served the country. I think that probably speaks for both sides, whether you're in the military or not. Life doesn't always have a smooth path, and there are issu
Status of Women committee Thank you. I want to ask about something that Ms. Harder touched on. I'll just put it in a different way. I appreciate the testimony you've given. It's positive and inspirational for the future of the armed forces. We've heard other witnesses give sort of the opposite. They say
Status of Women committee Thank you. Alan, can you correlate in terms of women in policing and women in the military? A lot of women have been in policing for a lot longer than they've been in the military. Is there crossover data that's useful there?
Status of Women committee Thank you. Thank you, both, for your very interesting submissions. First of all, Alan, I'm interested in your comment that the 1970s were a time of denial and resistance. How much history do they teach the military in terms of women in combat? There's a very profound history o
Status of Women committee I go back to another point that Ms. St-Pierre made about how you can't just have a one-hour session of something. It has to be embedded. The Soviets had three all-female regiments: the mechanics, the pilots, the bomb aimers. There were a couple of exceptions. You needed a tall g
Status of Women committee Ms. St-Pierre, could you give me more of the background of your organization Women, Peace and Security.
Status of Women committee You have a particular interest in peacekeeping.
Status of Women committee We're not going to flip a switch where everything's good tomorrow, but I think the notion of women in peacekeeping might be an excellent opportunity for women in view of the nature of that versus all-out war. What would you say about the peacekeeping issue?
Status of Women committee My question is about the relationship in the budgeting process with StatsCan. Are you satisfied with the available data to make good decisions on budget allocations? Moving forward, how do you work with StatsCan to get the information you need?
Status of Women committee We have a number of things related to that in the departmental plan. It says the Department for Women and Gender Equality will “undertake and fund research...to fill existing gaps in knowledge”. Theoretically, that relates to the information coming down from StatsCan.
Status of Women committee Thank you, Minister. It's great to have you here. To be specific because our time is limited, the government launched the independent National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in 2016. I thought at the time that this took a great deal of courage beca