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June 9, 2020

Addressing Systemic Racism

Last week, the Prime Minister participated in the ongoing demonstrations, in solidarity with racialized Canadians who are protesting against anti-black racism. At every level of government, we need to work…
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May 12, 2020

More Support for Seniors

I have been hearing from many seniors who are severely impacted by COVID-19. Many are unable to leave their homes out of fear of compromising their health. They have been…
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May 8, 2020

Global Parliamentary Affairs

This morning, the OSCE PA hosted a webinar on Respecting human rights and maintaining democratic control during states of emergency. Please see their statement below:
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May 6, 2020

Threads of Life, Steps for Life Event

https://youtu.be/5BzC3gCK_rM On April 28th, we honoured the #NationalDayofMourning. On May 2nd, Threads for Life planned a #StepsforLife event to raise awareness about the impacts of workplace accidents on families. While…
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May 6, 2020

OSCE PA COVID-19 Intersectionality Statement

https://youtu.be/5Czyj6Kjxv4 As Special Gender Representative for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, I know that gender inequality is compounded by factors like socio-economic status, LGBTQ2 status, aboriginal &…
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March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Today, the Government of Canada announced the first phase of Canada's $27 billion COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. It includes a number of measures that, in these extraordinary circumstances, will help…
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June 5, 2019

Women Deliver 2019: LGBTQ2+ Panel

As we push for gender equality around the world, we must remember to include LGBTQ2+ perspectives. Great panel discussion today at Women Deliver 2019 talking about the inclusion of LGBTQ2+…
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April 2, 2019

Update from Hedy: Budget 2019

The new federal budget is a win for students, seniors, and workers. The budget emphasizes fiscal responsibility while delivering on its economic promise to grow the middle class. When I…