Jenny in QP: Bill C-97 puts refugee women & children at risk. Is Trudeau's feminism just for show?

On May 13, 2019, Jenny stood in Question Period to ask why the prime minister won't withdraw changes to Canada's asylum system hidden in the Budget Bill C-97. It's clear that no gender-based analysis of these proposed changes was done, and now 46 women's organizations from across Canada sent an open letter to the Prime Minister condemning these changes:

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Mr. Speaker, the changes to the asylum system the Prime Minister tried to sneak through in the omnibus budget bill show his true colours.

Despite Liberal promises, there was no gender-based analysis done. When experts pointed this out at the immigration committee, government members had no answers. The changes will disproportionately impact women and girls fleeing violence by denying their right to seek protection in Canada. Forty-six women's organizations from across Canada sent an open letter to the Prime Minister condemning these changes.

Will the Prime Minister do what is right and withdraw these provisions, or is he just content that his version of feminism is just for show?"

 

https://openparliament.ca/debates/2019/5/13/jenny-kwan-2/

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