OTTAWA – In a move designed to urge the Conservatives to reverse reckless changes to the Navigable Waters Protection Act, the NDP has launched a campaign to restore protection to all of Canada’s lakes and rivers, starting with the Canadian Heritage Rivers, by introducing ten private member’s bills.
Ms. Megan Leslie (Halifax, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the minister is doing a fine job of re-clarifying the denial of his colleague's retraction.
Mr. Speaker, I join today with Cape Bretoners, Nova Scotians and Canadians in honouring and celebrating the life of Rita MacNeil, a treasured artist and performer who passed away last night. Our thoughts are with her loved ones.
Ms. Megan Leslie (Halifax, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans said that the following remarks were taken out of context: “Grace, you're a great cook. You're going to make a wonderful wife for somebody.”
In what context are those remarks acceptable?
Today we celebrate the political and social advances made by women in the last 100 years. We must acknowledge and thank the many strong women who stood up in the face of adversity to defend our rights. Our right to be declared a person, and participate in our democratic system, our right to obtain higher education, enter into the workforce and be treated with respect.