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Question for the Leader of the Government in the Senate : Welfare Cuts to New Brunswick First Nations

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 141 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. The Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Minister Valcourt, has said that the federal government will cut welfare rates for New Brunswick's 15 First Nations. With this cut, for example, a family of four on social assistance in the Eel Ground First Nation will go from getting $1,262 a month to merely $908 a month. A single person would see…
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Question for the Leader of the Government in the Senate: Budget 2015

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 138 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Thank you, Your Honour. First of all, I would like to offer my warm congratulations to you on your new appointment. Honourable senators, my question today is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate and has to do with Budget 2015. Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Congress of Aboriginal Peoples National Chief Betty Ann LavallĂ©e have both condemned the federal budget that was tabled ju…
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Question for the Leader of the Government in the Senate: Fire Safety on Reserve

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 120 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: My question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate, and it has to do with fire safety. As you probably know, two more very young children, toddlers, were killed in a fire in northern Saskatchewan this month. Last year, five children died in fires in Saskatchewan. This year alone the total is four. What will the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs do to mitigate, to reduce the number of Aboriginal children in Sas…
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