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Bill C-428: Indian Act Amendment and Replacement Act (Question to Senator Cools)

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 107 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Would the honourable senator take a question? Senator Cools: I do not know where my time is, but I hope that they will grant it to us. The Hon. the Speaker pro tempore: One more minute for a short question. Senator Dyck: I believe you pointed out a fundamental flaw in the parliamentary procedure in that the Member of Parliament should not have introduced the bill, but that it should have been the minister. Is that c…
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Question for the Leader of the Government in the Senate: First Nations Financial Transparency Act Compliance

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 100 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Thank you, Your Honour, and I offer my warmest congratulations. My question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate, and it has to do with Bill C-27, the First Nations Financial Transparency Act, which came into effect in July of this year. (1420) Just to refresh your memory, this act requires First Nations to post on the AANDC website their audited consolidated financial statements, including their own-so…
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Question for the Leader of the Government in the Senate: Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 98 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: My question is for the Leader of the Government of the Senate. You keep talking about taking concrete actions, but concrete actions have to come from concrete knowledge. You are talking about how you have taken concrete action to address domestic violence by promoting more safe houses, interval houses, and so on. (1450) Yet, where is the evidence that domestic violence is driving the violence against Aboriginal women?…
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Question For the Leader of the Government of the Senate: First Nations Financial Transparency Act

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 90 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, my question for the Leader of the Government in the Senate is related to the First Nation Financial Transparency Act, which, you will recall, was enacted last year. First Nations are supposed to publish the salaries of their chiefs and councils, either on the department's website or on their own websites, as well as their consolidated financial statements, with regard to band-owned corporations and…
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Question for the Leader of the Government in the Senate: Public Safety - Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 75 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, my questions today are for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. On June 4, 2014, just a few weeks ago, in response to questions put by my honourable colleague and friend the Honourable Senator Sandra Lovelace Nicholas on the very important issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women, you said: Need I remind the senator — she surely read the RCMP report on the subject — that, unfortunatel…
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Question on Bill S-211: National Health and Fitness Day Bill

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 70 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Senator Raine, thank you for that speech. Of all people, I think you're a wonderful model of fitness. The only thing that bothers me is the fact that your government cut the ParticipACTION program just this spring. That program had been running since 1970 or 1971. It was very successful at getting Canadians moving. In Saskatoon, for example, it was widely used. That doesn't fit with your bill, which says we need to get…
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Question for the Leader of the Government in the Senate: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development - First Nations Education

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 61 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. My office sent this question over to your office earlier today. I wanted to give you advance notice so that you can could take some action on it ahead of time. As all honourable senators know, Bill C-33, the First Nations control of First Nations education act, has been put on hold following the resignation of former National Chief Shaw…
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Question for the Leader of the Government in the Senate: Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 59 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: My question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. It has to do with the missing and murdered Aboriginal women. It was reported a few weeks ago that the RCMP has documented that there are now close to 1,200 missing and murdered indigenous women, a much higher number than they were even previously willing to acknowledge. When the Native Women's Association released their report saying there were 620, the RCM…
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Question: The Estimates, 2013-14

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 44 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Would you answer a question? Senator Day: I would be pleased to hear your question. Senator Dyck: Thank you. I may have misunderstood. When you were talking about the budgetary allocations for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, you were talking about their moving money from one area to the other. Senator Day: Yes. Senator Dyck: That, I guess, is seen as standard practice, yet when an individual Firs…
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Question for the Leader of the Government in the Senate: Band Constable Program—Termination

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 43  Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I have a supplementary question. You say that the government is taking concrete actions to address this problem. At the same time, the government has also decided to terminate the on-reserve Band Constable Program. Of course, for women in violent relationships, you rely upon whatever police services are available to you. If you are trying to increase the safety of women on reserve, then why are you…
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