This week, Elizabeth left for Montreal to attend COP15 as part of the Canadian delegation.
On Wednesday night, MPs held a take-note debate on the recent charges laid in the killing of four Indigenous women in Manitoba. In her speech, Elizabeth stated that Canada has not responded to the report from the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. She outlined some of the solutions that Canada should take immediately to address this injustice.
Mike echoed the same sentiments in Question Period, asking the government to provide immediate funds and resources to end this cycle of violence.
In a speech, Elizabeth honoured the 14 women killed in the École Polytechnique massacre in 1989, saying that “ending violence is a job for us all.”
The Environment committee is doing clause-by-clause consideration of Bill S-5, the first update of the Canada Environmental Protection Act in 23 years. Elizabeth is working hard to improve the bill with 24 amendments.
In the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA), four amendments from Mike’s office were passed that will make the Canada Disability Benefit more effective for those it is meant to serve! Click here to read about Mike’s amendments.