Michelle DOCKRILL

DOCKRILL, Michelle

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Bras d'Or (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
May 22, 1959
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Dockrill
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f36fd6b5-ecd6-4ba3-9668-3afcf8b6c3a0&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
health care provider, public servant

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
NDP
  Bras d'Or (Nova Scotia)
  • Deputy Whip of the N.D.P. (June 25, 1997 - October 22, 2000)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 44)


October 19, 2000

Mrs. Michelle Dockrill

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I would like to inform the House that the public accounts committee waited for over 20 minutes and nobody showed up.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Employment Insurance Act
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October 19, 2000

Mrs. Michelle Dockrill (Bras d'Or—Cape Breton, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to inform the government whip and House leader that as the representative on the public accounts committee for the New Democratic Party, I can confirm that no Liberal representatives arrived at the committee.

Topic:   Private Members' Business
Subtopic:   Business Of The House
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October 17, 2000

Mrs. Michelle Dockrill (Bras d'Or—Cape Breton, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, in Cape Breton, Liberal values mean contracts offered to golf buddies of the Prime Minister: a friend under RCMP investigation who got ministerial help arranging a sole source contract from ACOA that saw hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on renting empty offices. These are the values laid out in the auditor general's report today.

Will the new unelected minister for ACOA be responding to these documented abuses before Canadians are forced to go to the polls?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
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October 16, 2000

Mrs. Michelle Dockrill (Bras d'Or—Cape Breton, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, yesterday, 60,000 women and men took to the streets in this capital. Their aim was to demonstrate to the government that women's issues cannot and will not be ignored any longer.

They were demanding an end to poverty and violence against women, and support flooded in from across the country.

Thirteen immediate demands were presented to the Liberal government, such as: the restoration of federal funding to health care and the enforcement of the rules against the privatization of our health care system; an additional 1% of the budget to be spent on social housing; an immediate contribution of $2 billion for the promised national child care fund; the supporting of women's organizing for equality and democracy through a variety of methods; the establishment of a national system of grants based on need, not merit; and the adoption of a proactive pay equity legislation.

We in the NDP wholeheartedly support these demands and will stand in solidarity with Canadian women to force the government to act upon this.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Women's Rights
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October 16, 2000

Mrs. Michelle Dockrill

Mr. Speaker, it is really simple. It is the number. All we have to do is look at how many men and how many women there are in the House of Commons.

Probably the member has some ideas about why that is so. We talk about equality. We hear the government talk about it all the time. If we as members are not committed to that equality when it comes to representing citizens, I am afraid that by the time my 11 year old daughter is old enough we still will not have that equality, if we do not have that commitment from the Liberal government.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Supply
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