Ms. Kirsty Duncan
Mr. Speaker, I will start by saying that I do not make accusations. This is an extremely carefully researched speech.
In this country, all people should be treated equally. The member has given some examples of what he says his government has done.
What has not been done is tackling pay equity. Women in this country have been fighting for pay equity for 100 years. It is not okay that women in Canada earn 81¢ for every dollar a man earns. This hurts women with their paycheques every month and every year. It hurts their families, if they have families. It hurts what women can put away for a pension. It hurts our economy.
When it comes to ending violence against women, the numbers have not gone down. Organizations across this country are calling for a national action plan to end the violence. It is time to stop talking about it. We have to do it. We need a national action plan to end the violence. We need a national public inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.
Subtopic: Business of Supply
Sub-subtopic: Opposition Motion—Feminine Hygiene Products