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Question for the Government Representative in the Senate regarding regarding Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

1st Session, 42nd Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 149 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: On June 21 this year, the Senate received a message from the other place regarding Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration). This message was not moved before the end of the spring sitting, and to date it has not been moved in this chamber upon our return this fall, on September 19. As the message stands, the other place further amended Bill S-3 by removing a Senat…
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Question for Senator Munson on Budget Implementation Bill, 2017, No. 1

1st Session, 42nd Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 135 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Senator, would you take another question? Senator Munson: I'm getting nervous now. Senator Dyck: I'll take that as a "yes." Senator Munson: Yes. Senator Dyck: I wonder if the honourable senator is aware that there have been many studies done — and I haven't kept in touch with the literature over the last decade, but many studies have shown that a moderate, small amount of alcohol is actually good for your health. I…
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Question for the Leader of the Government in the Senate on the Indigenous Status Registery

1st Session, 42nd Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 134 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: My question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. As you know, Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration), is now before the House of Commons. Under previous legislative attempts to remove sex-based discrimination from the registration provisions of the Indian Act, each amendment to the Indian Act added more status Indians to the registry. In 1985, unde…
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Question for Senator Harder during debate on third reading of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration), as amended.

1st Session, 42nd Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 125 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Would the honourable senator take another question? Senator Harder: Certainly. Senator Dyck: Thank you for that speech. You focused a lot on phase two and the government's perceived reasons for pursuing additional consultations. One of the things that you said was that we would be in a situation where we would be potentially admitting band members who had little or no connection to their community. I find that state…
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Question for Senator Sinclair on Amendment to Bill C-6: An Act to amend the Citizenship Act

1st Session, 42nd Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 114 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Thank you for your speech, Senator Sinclair. This question has been brewing in my mind throughout the discussion, and I finally got a chance to stand up and ask it. When people talk about terrorism, typically what they're talking about is the most extreme form, and in some of the prior speeches we were told that the sentence was life imprisonment. Within the Criminal Code, is there a range of terrorism offences? Is t…
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Question for Senator Omidvar on Bill C-6: An Act to amend the Canadian Citizenship Act

1st Session, 42nd Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 103 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: I would like to follow up on the question with regard to dual citizenship and committing a terrorist act. Has the senator had an opportunity to look at the penalties in the Criminal Code for a terrorism act? Of course there are various levels, and I don't know if the bill speaks to the different levels. For instance, if you are convicted of instructing someone to carry out a terrorist act, the sentence is life imprison…
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Question for Hon. Carolyn Bennett., Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs: : INAC lapsed funding

1st Session, 42nd Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 93 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Welcome, minister. Last year, $900 million was left unspent by your department, at a time where there remains an urgent need for schools, new drinking water systems and especially mental health services to help address the suicide epidemic amongst Aboriginal youth across Canada. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, INAC, seems to have a consistent history of pulling back money from their budget instead of spending…
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