Audrey Marlene MCLAUGHLIN

MCLAUGHLIN, The Hon. Audrey Marlene, P.C., O.C., B.A., M.S.W., LL.D.

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Yukon (Yukon)
Birth Date
November 7, 1936
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audrey_McLaughlin
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ddd3eb58-0d95-4736-a906-21e84c0692f6&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
author, business consultant, researcher, social worker, teacher

Parliamentary Career

July 20, 1987 - October 1, 1988
NDP
  Yukon (Yukon)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
NDP
  Yukon (Yukon)
  • N.D.P. Caucus Chair (January 1, 1989 - January 21, 1990)
October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
NDP
  Yukon (Yukon)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 315)


April 14, 1997

Hon. Audrey McLaughlin (Yukon, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present over 300 petitions from the province of Alberta which add to about 10,000 petitions received on this subject from across Canada.

The petitioners are looking for amendments to the Criminal Code which would ensure that men take responsibility for their violent behaviour toward women.

This is a major issue across Canada. The petitioners call on Parliament to deal seriously with the issue.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Petitions
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March 21, 1997

Hon. Audrey McLaughlin (Yukon, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, in 1905 the Dawson City Nuggets hockey team travelled by dog sled,

by train, by boat and by foot to challenge the Ottawa Silver Seven for the Stanley Cup. The team lost those games and today a shameful banner commemorating that Senators victory flies high in the Corel Centre.

As part of the centennial celebrations marking the discovery of gold in the Klondike the Nuggets are back. They are back to revenge those losses.

A new team of Nuggets has retraced the steps of that first team of trekkers. They have travelled by dog sled, train and boat, and on Sunday the Nuggets take on the Ottawa Senators alumni at 2 p.m. at the Corel Centre.

They have been accompanied on the trip by "Dangerous" Don Reddick, author of The Silver Seven book on the original game; Diamond Tooth Gertie; and Earl ``Wrong Way'' McRae.

This team not only has true grit. It has true heart. The profits of the trip will go to the Heart Institute and Special Olympics.

I congratulate the Ottawa Senators for all of their assistance but say that we will show no mercy on Sunday.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Dawson City Nuggets
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March 21, 1997

Hon. Audrey McLaughlin (Yukon, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for whomever is responding for the minister of northern affairs or the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Northern Cross Ltd. is proposing to do resource development in northern Yukon. I would like to ask the government what consultation there has been regarding this application with the Old Crow Resource Council and what work has been done in the United States to clarify that in this area under discussion it does not constitute part of the area of the calving ground for the Porcupine caribou herd.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Northern Cross Ltd.
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March 21, 1997

Hon. Audrey McLaughlin (Yukon, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I have the privilege to present petitions containing hundreds of signatures from residents of Saskatchewan and Alberta who wish to draw to the attention of the House that as deeply concerned citizens, they believe the provocation defence as it is currently used in wife slaughter cases inappropriately and unjustly changes the focus of the criminal trial from the behaviour of the accused and his intention to murder to the behaviour of the victim.

These Canadians call on Parliament to review and change relevant provisions of the Criminal Code to ensure that men take responsibility for their violent behaviour toward women.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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March 18, 1997

Hon. Audrey McLaughlin (Yukon, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, federal funding for Canada's drug strategy will end this month. The program provided thousands of Canadians with the education and prevention tools they needed to battle problems with drug and

alcohol abuse. Across the country youth groups, counselling services and programs for aboriginal people are being closed down.

In Yukon the youth empowerment and success drop-in centre will lose its core funding as a result of this decision by the Liberal government. Youth workers in Carmacks, Yukon and other locations from coast to coast are threatened with losing their jobs. The young people who benefit from these programs will have nowhere to turn.

Ending successful programs for young people is yet one more example of this Liberal government's deficit cutting with no vision.

Successful programs which help Canadians be more self-sufficient and productive should be maintained and not ended. I urge the government to reconsider its decision and make the lives of young people a priority.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Canada's Drug Strategy
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