IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ NDP ~ pay equity is a basic right

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Ms. Brigitte Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot, NDP):  

    Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister goes on and on about being a proud feminist. He even voted in favour of a motion stating that pay equity is a basic right. Unfortunately, the government wants Canadian women to wait yet another year. Canadian women have waited long enough for the respect they deserve. The working group on pay equity released its report 12 years ago.

    Why is the Prime Minister refusing to recognize that basic right by demanding pay equity now?