Charmaine BORG

BORG, Charmaine

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Terrebonne--Blainville (Quebec)
Birth Date
November 3, 1990
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charmaine_Borg
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=675e2559-11e0-4951-8755-03ffbc1a6d0d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
community activist, labour relations officer, student, volunteer worker

Parliamentary Career

May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
NDP
  Terrebonne--Blainville (Quebec)
May 2, 2011 -
NDP
  Terrebonne--Blainville (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 80)


June 18, 2015

Ms. Charmaine Borg (Terrebonne—Blainville, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate my colleague on her analysis of this extremely technical bill. She painted a very good picture of the problems we might face if we pass this bill hastily, particularly since no amendments were agreed to in committee.

I would also like to point out that this bill will be retroactive. It seems to me that we are seeing things that we have never seen before. The government seems to be setting a precedent with Bill C-59, which retroactively authorizes the destruction of the gun registry so that it will not be subject to the Access to Information Act. I am very concerned about the fact that the government realized something was illegal and chose to fix things by retroactively amending legislation. Consider a criminal who commits an offence: he cannot go back in time and change the law to make what he did legal.

I would like the member to comment on that.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Incorporation by Reference in Regulations Act
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June 16, 2015

Ms. Charmaine Borg (Terrebonne—Blainville, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, the Conservative government claims that this bill will help victims, but there are measures in the bill that will make the situation even more difficult for victims.

For example, it will criminalize everyone who participates in a forced marriage. People who might report such a marriage would therefore have to ask themselves whether they really want the entire family to be treated like criminals.

A number of similar questions arise. That is why it is important to listen to the victims and find ways of helping them without requiring that they swallow something that is not going to solve the problem.

I would like to hear my colleague’s comments on that.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act
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June 16, 2015

Ms. Charmaine Borg

With regard to property No. 06872 in the Directory of Federal Real Property (DFRP), also known as the Old St-Maurice Firing Range, what is the decontamination plan for this site, which is located in Terrebonne, Quebec?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions on the Order Paper
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June 15, 2015

Ms. Charmaine Borg

With regard to affordable housing: (a) what is the total federal investment in Terrebonne, Quebec; (b) what projects benefitted from the investment identified in (a); and (c) the investment identified in (a) represents what percentage of funding allocated by the federal government under Investment in Affordable Housing?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions on the Order Paper
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June 11, 2015

Ms. Charmaine Borg (Terrebonne—Blainville, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to rise today to present a petition signed by many residents of the city of Terrebonne, in my riding. They are calling on the government to guarantee stable, adequate, multi-year funding for our public broadcaster so that it can live up to its mandate from coast to coast to coast. Cuts to the CBC have taken a serious toll on the broadcaster's ability to deliver services in French, and the people of Terrebonne are very concerned about that.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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