Question Period Notes

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Found 71 records

Nov. 30, 2020

What is Service Canada doing to address reports of some clients in Quebec experiencing issues receiving EI parental benefits?

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Qualtrough, Carla (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

Nov. 19, 2020

What is ESDC doing to provide income support services to Canadians in the North?

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Qualtrough, Carla (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

Nov. 18, 2020

Higher rates of poverty among vulnerable groups

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Hussen, Ahmed (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Nov. 16, 2020

What Progress has been made on pay equity?

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Fortier, Mona (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Middle Class Prosperity

Nov. 6, 2020

What is Service Canada doing to ensure that seniors continue receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Schulte, Deb (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Seniors

Nov. 6, 2020

What is the Government of Canada doing to support seniors affected by increased costs caused by the pandemic?

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Schulte, Deb (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Seniors

Nov. 5, 2020

The Government has committed to co-develop, with employers and labour organizations, a “right to disconnect” for federally regulated workers

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Tassi, Filomena (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Labour

Oct. 30, 2020

What is Service Canada doing to help unemployed Canadians receiving severance packages get the income support they need?

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Qualtrough, Carla (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

Oct. 29, 2020

Employer inspections being conducted virtually during the pandemic

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Qualtrough, Carla (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

Oct. 21, 2020

An article in the Toronto Star has suggested that the working while on claim provisions under EI are less generous than those of the Canada Recovery Benefit.

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Qualtrough, Carla (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

Oct. 19, 2020

With the CERB coming to an end, how is the Government helping Canadians who still can’t resume work, and who are not eligible for EI?

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Qualtrough, Carla (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

Oct. 9, 2020

How does the Government of Canada support parents who have lost an infant child?

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Qualtrough, Carla (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

Oct. 8, 2020

The 16th Actuarial Report on the Old Age Security (OAS) program as at December 31, 2018 has been recently tabled in Parliament. The Report’s key findings show that the number of OAS pension beneficiaries is projected to rise significantly over the next fifteen years. How confident is your Government that the OAS program will be there for Canadians in the future?

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Schulte, Deb (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Seniors

Oct. 2, 2020

In 2020 despite efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 there were outbreaks on farms amongst migrant workers, including three deaths. To mitigate the risk in 2021 and alleviate resource demands on local authorities, the Government of Canada is being asked to manage quarantine on arrival.

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Qualtrough, Carla (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

Sep. 30, 2020

On March 27th, Service Canada redirected in person services to an eService channel to continue to support Canadians in accessing critical services. All Service Canada Centres (SCC) were temporarily closed to the public. As jurisdictions across the country began resuming operations, clients also expected SCCs to reopen. A reactivation plan was developed for the gradual resumption of public access to SCCs across the country.
Our priority continues to be the health and safety of all Canadians, while maintaining service to the public.

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Hussen, Ahmed (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Sep. 28, 2020

With the wind down of the CERB, what income supports are available to workers who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19?

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Qualtrough, Carla (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

Sep. 28, 2020

With the wind down of the CERB, what income supports are available to workers who are unable to work because they have to care for a child or family member unable to attend school, day programs, or another facility?

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Qualtrough, Carla (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

Sep. 24, 2020

Canadians need more accessible, affordable, inclusive, and high quality Child care

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Hussen, Ahmed (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Sep. 22, 2020

On September 10, 2020, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour, announced new funding of $2.5 million over two years for the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) to create more sector-specific guidance and new e-learning tools to help Canadian workplaces operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Tassi, Filomena (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Labour

Sep. 22, 2020

Does the Government of Canada support the application of the Charter of the French Language to federally regulated employers in Quebec?

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Tassi, Filomena (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Labour

Sep. 22, 2020

As businesses re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic, what are the occupational health and safety considerations to resume operations safely?

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Tassi, Filomena (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Labour

Sep. 21, 2020

On May 4, 2019, the Government of Canada published a Notice of Intent in the Part I of the Canada Gazette to seek feedback on the possibility of providing free menstrual products in federally regulated workplaces.

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Tassi, Filomena (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Labour

Sep. 21, 2020

One of the priorities in your mandate letter is to work with the Minister of Women and Gender Equality and other ministerial colleagues to take action to ensure that federal workplaces are free from harassment and sexual violence.

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Tassi, Filomena (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Labour

Sep. 21, 2020

The Government of Canada maintains its commitment to addressing wage gaps through the introduction of pay transparency measures for federally regulated private-sector employers subject to the Employment Equity Act (the Act).

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Tassi, Filomena (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Labour

Sep. 18, 2020

Current status of the collective bargaining negotiations at the Port of Montréal between the MEA and the Syndicat des débardeurs, CUPE, Local 375

Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada
Minister by name: Tassi, Filomena (Hon.)
Minister by title: Minister of Labour

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