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Ms Gwen BONIFACE (Canada)

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Independent Senators Group

Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association
CA - K1A 0A6 - Ottawa

Working language: English


In the political groups

In the Assembly

  • since 22/01/2024 Representative - Canada
  • from 27/01/2020 to 23/01/2022 Representative - Canada

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)


Last speeches

28/09/2021 | 19:41:39 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Honourable colleagues, Mr. President. As some of you are surely aware, in Canada last week, we held our 44th federal election. What many of you likely don’t know, however, is that 43% of the candidates were female or gender diverse – an all-time high in Canada and a small increase from the 2019 federal election campaign. This is progress. As recently as 1970, a woman held only one of the then 264 seats in Canada’s House of Commons. That a... 30/01/2020 | 17:45:46 Thank you Mr Chair. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this important discussion. I'll focus my comments particularly on human trafficking as a significant global problem that affects all countries: developed, developing, rich, and poor. Indeed, all countries represented here today, including Canada, are countries of origin, transit or destination for trafficking in human beings. Conservative estimates indicate that more than 25 million people worldwide are currently exploited by... 28/01/2020 | 18:42:25 Mister Chair, Dear colleagues, Thank you for the opportunity to join in this very important discussion. I would like to begin by acknowledging the very important work of the Council of Europe and its partner organizations on the topic of freedom of the media and protection of journalists. This is crucial work, for all democratic countries. On behalf of Canadians, I wish to express my condolences to the families of Daphne Caruana Galizia, Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová, and Jamal...


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