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Question on Speech from the Throne

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 19 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Would the honourable senator take a question? Senator Mercer: Certainly. Senator Dyck: This definitely is a centuries' old cold case — looking for Franklin. When I saw that, I was astounded. I thought here we have the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women, cold cases of Aboriginal women that go back only three decades, not two or three centuries. Don't you find it shocking that we would spend money to find Fr…
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Question for the Leader of the Government in the Senate: First Nations Education Act--Consultation

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 19 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: My questions are for the Leader of the Government in the Senate, and I'm not going to test your psychic powers to guess what the topic of my question is going to be. It's going to be aboriginal education, and I'm going to ask you four questions. Last week, the Assembly of First Nations youth held a summit in Saskatoon. It was the First Nations Youth Summit. More than 300 Aboriginal youth attended this event, and, by al…
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Question: 2% Cap on Aboriginal Education Funding

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 15 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: You say the final decision has not been made yet. I thank you for that answer, but that final decision has not been made for seven or eight years. How long does it take to come to a final decision? [Translation] Senator Carignan: If you have any constructive suggestions or comments on how to improve the situation, we would be happy to hear them. I would remind you that we have built and renovated over 260 First Natio…
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Question: Privacy Commissioner

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 9 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: I would like to remind honourable senators that this is not the first time that the federal government has violated the privacy of individual Canadians. A while ago, in this chamber, I raised the case of Cindy Blackstock, the executive director of the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada. Ms. Blackstock has been particularly outspoken on the fact that federal funding for child welfare in First Natio…
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Question to Senator Segal on the Motions to Suspend Senators Brazeau, Wallin and Duffy

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 7 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Would the honourable senator take a question? Senator Segal: Yes, by all means. Senator Dyck: I listened carefully to your speech. As you know, last week I talked about the notwithstanding clause in the three motions, that notwithstanding any usual practice or provision of the rules, we're going to suspend these senators without pay and benefits and so on. After listening to you today, I'm wondering about the first par…
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Question for the Leader of the Government of the Senate: Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Speed from the Throne 2013

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 4 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, my question is addressed to the Leader of the Government. Last week the Governor General read this government's Speech from the Throne. Under the section entitled "Supporting Victims and Punishing Criminals," there is brief mention of the tragic issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. It reads: Aboriginal women are disproportionately the victims of violent crime. Our Government wi…
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Question on the Motions to Suspend Senators Brazeau, Wallin and Duffy

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 4 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Would you accept another question, Senator Carignan? If I look at the motions involving Senators Duffy, Brazeau and Wallin, the basis of the motion really says in order to protect the dignity of the Senate and public trust and confidence in Parliament, the Senate shall order suspensions for the three senators. When I look at the Rules of the Senate — and I have read them through many, many times — they are not crystal…
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Question for the Leader of the Government in the Senate: Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and UN Special Rapporteur

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 2 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: First, I would like to congratulate Senator Carignan in his new position. Honourable senators, on Tuesday, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, called on the government to set up a national inquiry into the disturbing phenomenon of missing and murdered Aboriginal women. Mr. Anaya stated, and I quote: . . . a comprehensive and nation-wide inquiry into the issue could help ensure a co…
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Question to Senator McCoy on Inquiry into The Senate

1st Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 148, Issue 180 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Would the honourable senator accept a question? Senator McCoy: Yes. Senator Dyck: The honourable senator is always very clear in her comments and has a great deal of common sense. She has accurately described our current situation. My first question was going to be if I can borrow the honourable senator's cue cards, but she has already offered to give them to us. I actually have a PowerPoint on what a senator does,…
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Question: Government Response to First Nations

1st Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 179 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I thank the minister for her answer. You said you are well aware of the challenges and that you have the record to prove it. Today, National Aboriginal Day, we have marchers coming all the way from northern Saskatchewan, 3,450 kilometres. They are here because they are frustrated. I am frustrated. This government has put forward a tsunami of legislation over the last few years that has failed to l…
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