Category Archives: Equality

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Question Period: Protecting Indigenous Language – July 8, 2016

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Here is the video and transcript of oral questions today recorded in the language it was originally spoken. Mr. Coon: While this is great sport with a high entertainment value this morning, I have some questions. Last month, Prime Minister Trudeau spoke at a virtual town hall on the Aboriginal Peoples Televison Network. He was talking about the importance of […]

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Question Period: Rights of Indigenous Peoples – May 20, 2016

Question

M. Coon : Nous avons du pain sur la planche à la Chambre. So much work, so little time. For example, on May 10, the federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, removed Canada’s objector status to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, stating that we are now full supporters of the declaration, without […]

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Gender Identity in the Human Rights Act – Member’s Statement, 19 May 2016

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Mr. Speaker, yesterday was the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. The global theme for the day was mental health and well-being, particularly for those who face discrimination based on their gender identity or their gender expression. On Tuesday, federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould tabled Bill C-16, to incorporate ‘gender identity’ and ‘gender expression’ in the Canadian Human Rights […]

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Question Period: CUPE 2745, Educational Assistants – May 18, 2016

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Mr. Coon: Today, I have questions regarding the 4 000 New Brunswickers, mostly women who are poorly paid, who work in our school system as educational assistants and library workers. They commenced a pay equity process in 2011, and it was finalized last September. However, they have yet to receive their revised and backdated compensation. Will the Minister of Finance, […]

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