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Third reading of Bill C-61, An Act to give effect to the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

1st Session, 42nd Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 172 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak briefly at third reading of Bill C-61, An Act to give effect to the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. As I stated in my second reading speech, this bill gives effect to an agreement already negotiated and concluded between Canada and the 23 Anishinabek First Nations in Ontario. It is important to note that this bill is p…
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Debate on Senator Brazeau's motion to amend the amendments from the House of Commons on Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: I’m very grateful for the long debate we’re having today and the amendment. I thank you, Senator Brazeau, for tabling that motion. I believe it’s the first time in the 12 and a half years that I have been here that we have actually taken the time to debate a bill related to First Nations with such in-depth debate, and I’m very pleased that that is happening. I think it’s really important not only to put on the record the good things about what’s in the amendment to Bill…
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Senator Harder's Motion to Concur with certain amendments by the House of Commons to Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

1st Session, 42nd Parliament Volume 150, Issue 156 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to the motion tabled by Senator Harder. As you heard as he was reading out the motion, it’s a five-page-long motion that’s highly technical and complex. I thank Senator Harder for sharing the motion with me earlier so that I could delve into it and be ready to speak to it today. I don’t intend to discuss in detail the technical aspects of the proposed amendments, though I did…
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Third reading of Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code.

1st Session, 42nd Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 133 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak on Bill C-16. I wasn't really intending to do so, but I felt compelled to speak about it. I feel very honoured to follow the previous speakers as a scientist, and now a senator, debating from a different kind of platform. Today I wanted to focus on the aspect of compelled speech and freedom of speech, which is pretty much what our colleague Senator Joyal has just done, and wh…
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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 126 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex based inequities in registration). As long ago as 1869, legislation was enacted to cause Indian women to lose their status if they married non-Indian men. However, Indian men who married non-Indian women kept their status and the non-Indian wives were granted status. In other words, sex discrimination has existed…
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Consideration of the sixth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples (Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration))

1st Session, 42nd Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 124 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck moved the adoption of the report. She said: Honourable senators, Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration) comes back from the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples with eight amendments. In total, the government proposed six amendments. All six proposed government amendments were accepted. An additional two amendments were also accepted. I will now procee…
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Fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, entitled We can do better: Housing in Inuit Nunangat

1st Session, 42nd Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 102 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck moved: That the fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples entitled We can do Better: Housing in Inuit Nunangat, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 be adopted and that, pursuant to rule 12-24(1), the Senate request a complete and detailed response from the government, with the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (Minister responsible for the Can…
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Second Reading of Bill C-16: An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code

1st Session, 42nd Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 99 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I rise today at second reading of Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code and to express my support for it. Colleagues, as other senators have already noted, bills to protect Canadians who self-identify as members of the transgender community have been before us previously, and most recently as Bill C-279, an NDP private member's bill that was passed by the Ho…
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