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Debate on Bill C-10: Safe Streets and Communities Act

1st Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 148, Issue 43 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to Bill C-10, the government's so-called Safe Streets and Communities Act. Today, I will address the impact of this piece of legislation on our Aboriginal Peoples. It is the dream of every Aboriginal child to live and grow up on safe streets and in safe communities, but this bill does little to make that a reality in Canada's Aboriginal communities. It is imperative that we ex…
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Debate on Bill C-18, An Act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board and to make consequential and related amendments to certain Acts

1st Session, 41st Parliament,Volume 148, Issue 32 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I find it quite amazing that we are having a debate and things are relatively quiet. However, the moment that letters from individual farmers are read aloud, honourable senators opposite go ballistic. Why is it that they do not want to hear what the actual farmers have said to us in their letters and their emails? I thought democracy was about listening to what people have to say. Clearly, they do no…
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Second reading of Bill S-2, An Act respecting family homes situated on First Nation reserves and matrimonial interests or rights in or to structures and lands situated on those reserves

1st Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 148, Issue 25 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to Bill S-2, An Act respecting family homes situated on First Nations reserves and matrimonial interests or rights in or to structures and lands situated on those reserves. I would like to start off my remarks by stating that I thank the Honourable Senator Jaffer for her excellent speech and that I agree with her in principle. Division of matrimonial property is an important i…
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