9 Dec, 2013 | By Senator George Baker | Honourable senators, first of all, I would like to congratulate the government on their announcement today that they met the deadline last Friday to submit their application for extension of Canada's jurisdiction over the ocean floor out to 350 miles. It's a historic event.
9 Dec, 2013 | By Senator Joan Fraser | I ask again: Why is Canada not signing the treaty?
9 Dec, 2013 | By Senator Wilfred Moore | Remembering that $67 million per airplane was the original estimate, I'm wondering what per unit cost Canada considers to be the limit that we will pay for this fighter, or is there even a limit set?
9 Dec, 2013 | By Senator Joan Fraser | Given that Mr. Sapers has this information, that means it is available, and I join Senator Cordy in asking you to provide it for us, please.
9 Dec, 2013 | By Senator Jane Cordy | In response to the question by my colleague on the numbers, I know you read all the things that sound great on paper, but could you give us an indication of how many people are working at the various facilities around the country? You may not have that information today, but I would like to know how many people are working in the field of mental health and mental illness in the prisons across Canada
9 Dec, 2013 | By Senator Mobina Jaffer | Are we going to send more mentally disabled people to jail because they can't afford $100 to pay the surcharge?
9 Dec, 2013 | By Senator Mobina Jaffer | My question is this: how does the government justify relying on people in need, people with mental health problems and homeless people to finance their Victims Fund?
9 Dec, 2013 | By Senator Wilfred Moore | Honourable senators, I rise today to speak about "Be the Peace," an initiative to end violence against women and girls in Nova Scotia, particularly in Lunenburg County and surrounding areas.
9 Dec, 2013 | By Senator Mobina Jaffer | Honourable senators, it is with a heavy heart that I rise today to honour the passing of Nelson Mandela. I know that I speak for everyone here when I say we have all lost someone very close to our hearts, and the void he has left will never be filled.
5 Dec, 2013 | By Senator James Cowan and Senator Joan Fraser | Honourable senators, as has been stated many times, privilege is the sum of the rights enjoyed by this house and its members that are necessary for us to conduct our work.
5 Dec, 2013 | By Senator Sandra Lovelace Nicholas | Honourable senators, this bill is interesting and will require study. I would like to thank our critic on this bill, Senator Dyck, for allowing me to make this short speech. The 45 minutes reserved for the critic should be set aside for her.
5 Dec, 2013 | By Senator Joseph Day | Honourable senators, there is some degree of urgency on this matter now, but you will see that it has been around for some time. It's the third time that this bill has been before this chamber, but I understand that there is a committee in the other place looking into various issues in relation to the Conflict of Interest Act.
5 Dec, 2013 | By Senator Mobina Jaffer | What is this government doing to fight against the trafficking of children in Canada?
5 Dec, 2013 | By Senator Wilfred Moore | I would like to ask the leader, does he agree with the minister's position on this matter?
5 Dec, 2013 | By Senator Percy Downe | Honourable senators, in 2005, the Conservatives promised they would undertake a "complete review of veterans' health care services to ensure they meet the needs of our veterans." Could the Leader of the Government in the Senate tell us what happened to that review?