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First Reading of Bill S-215: An act to amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women)

1st Session, 42st Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 6 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck introduced Bill S-215, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women). (Bill read first time.) The Hon. the Speaker: Honourable senators, when shall this bill be read the second time? (On motion of Senator Dyck, bill placed on the Orders of the Day for second reading two days hence.)
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Motion 118 - Bill C-377: An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (requirements from Labour Organizations)

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 161 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I thought I would join the debate on Motion No. 118, time allocation. What happened here last Friday was quite incredible, so I think it's very important to put on the record what we all think.   I have listened very carefully to what other honourable senators have said this afternoon. Senator Martin told us that this time allocation motion would allow us to have a timely and effective debate, th…
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Motion 117 - Bill C-377: An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (requirements from Labour Organizations)

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 161 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: I rise to join in the debate on Motion No. 117. At the outset, I will say I'm totally opposed to it. As other people have said, when you read the first part, "That notwithstanding any provisions of the rules or usual practices, immediately following the adoption of this motion," and then the various subclauses, of course as soon as you see "notwithstanding the rules," you know you're going to break them all, which we…
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Bill C-63: Deline Self-Government Agreement

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 151 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I also rise to speak to Bill C-63. I am honoured to be here today to support the Deline people as we deal with the Deline Final Self-Government Agreement. As my colleague, Senator Sibbeston, has said, we had a meeting of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples last night. Our committee members have worked very hard as a team, regardless of political affiliation. We have worked very…
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Bill C-51: Anti-terrorism Act, 2015

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 148 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015. We heard just a few moments ago how the bill creates the right balance and that we should deal with it today because we have satisfied Canadians by having enough witnesses. However, when we walk into the Reading Room, what do we see on the television but that there is great concern by the public about Bill C-51 and how it's trampling…
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Second Reading of Bill C-51:Anti-terrorism Act, 2015

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 142 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to Bill C-51, the anti-terrorism act, 2015, at second reading. First, I would like to look at clause 3 of the bill that outlines the purpose of bill, and I will read that into the record: The purpose of this Act is to encourage and facilitate the sharing of information among Government of Canada institutions in order to protect Canada against activities that undermine the…
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Housing on First Nation Reserves: Challenges and Successes

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 124 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: At the conclusion of my speech, the adjournment should remain in the name of my honourable colleague Senator Tannas. Honourable senators, I rise today to continue the debate on the eighth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, entitled Housing on First Nation Reserves: Challenges and Successes, tabled in the Senate on February 17, 2015. This report is comprehensive and provides a lot of informa…
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