Marion DEWAR

DEWAR, Marion, C.M., B.Sc.

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Hamilton Mountain (Ontario)
Birth Date
February 17, 1928
Deceased Date
September 15, 2008
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Dewar
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=8eecd214-8ff4-4cde-9794-aa94b18390d9&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
registered nurse

Parliamentary Career

July 20, 1987 - October 1, 1988
NDP
  Hamilton Mountain (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 58)


September 28, 1988

Mrs. Marion Dewar (Hamilton Mountain):

Mr. Speaker, last June the Federal Court of Canada ruled that the Unemployment Insurance Act was unfair to natural parents because it denied them the benefits for child care enjoyed by adoptive parents.

This decision makes a clear distinction between maternity benefits, which are received by women for health reasons, and parental benefits, which are paid to adoptive parents for the child's care and emotional development.

The Conservative Government has until September 30 to appeal this decision, if it wishes to take such a retrograde step. New Democrats hope that instead the Government will listen to groups such as the Canadian Labour Congress, the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, and the National Association of Women and the Law, and accept the ruling by implementing parental leave for Canadian parents without jeopardizing maternity leave benefits.

September 28, 1988

This move will finally ensure that Canada provides child care benefits already available in other industrialized countries.

Topic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S.O. 21
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT
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September 26, 1988

Ms. Marion Dewar (Hamilton Mountain):

Mr. Speaker, for two and a half years the Government has announced that it would have a program for older workers, and it still has not delivered. I am very concerned that there are many resourceful people in our community who cannot find work because this program will not be implemented.

The Hamilton Help Centre went around the program and found one that the Government could deliver. For two years it has been operating with an 86 per cent success rate. Now the Government is about to cancel that and not give it any other options. This is a disgrace for older workers.

Topic:   EMPLOYMENT
Subtopic:   CALL FOR OLDER WORKERS PROGRAM
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September 26, 1988

Ms. Marion Dewar (Hamilton Mountain):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Deputy Prime Minister. The Department

responsible for the status of women is preparing an interdepartmental report on immigrant women. This document is certainly intended as a tool for developing policies on immigrant women and visible minorities.

Can the Minister tell us if he is presently consulting with immigrant women's groups and associations to ensure that the report benefits from their expertise and experience?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   STATUS OF WOMEN
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September 26, 1988

Ms. Dewar:

It is.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONSULTATIONS
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September 26, 1988

Ms. Marion Dewar (Hamilton Mountain):

Mr. Speaker, this is an interdepartmental report that has been commissioned. We know in the past this Government has not consulted with immigrant women and visible minorities. I would like to ask the Minister of National Health and Welfare if he could assure this House that immigrant women and visible minority women would be consulted before the report is sent to the printers.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONSULTATIONS
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