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Inquiry: Disparities in First Nations Education

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 106 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I rise today to give a response and the final speech on my inquiry on First Nations education. The Hon. the Speaker: Before the honourable senator speaks, I wish to inform the Senate that if Senator Dyck speaks, her speech will have the effect of closing the debate on the motion. Senator Dyck. Senator Dyck: Thank you. Honourable senators, I rise today to give a response and the final spe…
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Third Reading of Bill C-428: Indian Act Amendment and Replacement Act

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 105 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I rise today at third reading of Bill C-428, An Act to amend the Indian Act (publication of bylaws) and to provide for its replacement. Honourable senators, this is day 8 of third reading. It is with great reluctance that I rise today to speak to this bill. I am quite disappointed that the government has chosen to push this private member's bill forward. It's quite clear to me that it's a move to…
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Third Reading of Bill C-25,Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Bill

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 74 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I rise to speak to Bill C-25. Senator Baker, you're a hard act to follow. First of all, I'd like to make some acknowledgments. I would like to acknowledge the hard work of our chair, Senator Patterson; the critic of our bill, Senator Baker; Senator Wallace, who was the sponsor of the bill; and all the other senators who attended the committee, as well as our hard-working staff. As Senator Baker ha…
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Bill C-34: Tla'amin Final Agreement Act

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 69 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I would like to say a few words with respect to this bill. We went through it at committee and we had, of course, Chief Williams from the Sliammon First Nation; Roy Francis, their negotiator; Tom Molloy from Saskatchewan, who was the chief federal negotiator; and Gloria Chow from the government, as well. It was an extremely interesting meeting with very well- articulated positions. It's another exa…
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Third Reading of Bill C-23: Fair Elections Act

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 69 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I would like to say a few words with respect to the aspect of vouching within the fair elections act because it will have a great effect upon First Nations people who are living on reserves. As was pointed out earlier, one of the aspects of elections should be to allow all Canadian citizens the greatest opportunity to vote. As part of our history, we must remember that Canadians of First Nations an…
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Second Reading of Bill C-428: Indian Act Amendment and Replacement Act

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 68 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to Bill C-428, An Act to amend the Indian Act (publication of by-laws) and to provide for its replacement. This bill was tabled by Member of Parliament Rob Clarke from Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River in northern Saskatchewan. Senator Ngo, the sponsor, outlined the main purposes of this bill in his second reading speech. Today I will focus on two aims of the bill: first, to…
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Motion to conduct a pre-study of Bill C-33, First Nations Education Act

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 52 Aboriginal Peoples Committee Authorized to Study Subject Matter of Bill C-33 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I would like to say a few words about this motion. I am definitely in support of it. The idea of a First Nations education act is critically important to the welfare of First Nations across Canada, and especially to our young people. As we all know, the First Nations population is young and growing. Over half of the popula…
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Third reading of Bill C-9, First Nations Elections Act

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 50 On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Tannas, seconded by the Honourable Senator Batters, for the third reading of Bill C-9, An Act respecting the election and term of office of chiefs and councillors of certain First Nations and the composition of council of those First Nations. Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, before I begin my speech on Bill C-9, I want to say a few words about the notice of mot…
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Inquiry: Canadian Children in Care, Foster Families and the Child Welfare System

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 43 On the Order: Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Hubley, calling the attention of the Senate to Canadian children in care, foster families, and the child welfare system. Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to the important and timely inquiry on Canadian children in care, foster families and the child welfare system, introduced by my colleague Senator Hubley. I will focus my speech on the…
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Third reading of Bill C-16: Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Governance Act

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 40 Hon. Joan Fraser (Deputy Leader of the Opposition): Honourable senators, I am not speaking to this bill as the critic. Our esteemed colleague, Senator Dyck is our critic. However, as she could not be here today, she asked me to read you a few words that she wrote down. [English] This is Senator Dyck speaking: Honourable senators, I wish to speak today at third reading on Bill C-16, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Governance Act. I wish to mak…
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