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Mobina Jaffer

The Hon. Mobina S.B. Jaffer, Q.C., LL.B. Senator Mobina Jaffer, named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2005, was appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien in 2001. She represents the province of British Columbia.

Statements & Hansard

Recent Statements from Liberal Senators

First Nations Control of First Nations Education Bill

10 Apr, 2014 | By Senator 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.

Income Inequality

10 Apr, 2014 | By Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette | What does the government intend to do to learn from the financial crisis, reduce wealth inequality, and follow the lead of other jurisdictions that have started to rein in compensation that has nothing to do with the productivity of the people who earn the average salary of a Canadian in half a day?

Broadcast of Senate Proceedings

10 Apr, 2014 | By Senator Grant Mitchelll | What is the leader's personal opinion about televising the Senate?

National Pharmacare

10 Apr, 2014 | By Senator Art Eggleton | That was supported unanimously in the Senate, so I take it, senator, that you would be willing to now advance this idea to the government.

National Pharmacare

10 Apr, 2014 | By Senator James Cowan | My question is: Will this government put National Pharmacare on the agenda?

Ms. Jacqueline Blay—2014 Champlain Prize Recipient

10 Apr, 2014 | By Senator Maria Chaput |

National Volunteer Week

10 Apr, 2014 | By Senator Terry Mercer | Honourable senators, this week is National Volunteer Week. It is time when we pay special attention to the volunteers who help us feed the homeless, raise money for cancer research, or help get politicians elected. It is a time when we should simply say "thank you."

Second Reading of Bill S-215, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (election expenses)

9 Apr, 2014 | By Senator Dennis Dawson | Honourable senators, this is the third time I have introduced this bill, and I hope the third time's the charm. I would like to convince you to correct a major flaw in the Canada Elections Act.

The Estimates, 2013-14

9 Apr, 2014 | By Senator Catherine Callbeck | Honourable senators, I wish to say a few words on this motion on the Main Estimates 2013-14, which the National Finance Committee has been studying for a number of months.

Economic Action Plan 2014 Bill, No. 1

9 Apr, 2014 | By Senator Joseph Day | I should say a few words on this since the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance will be called upon to do quite a bit of the work, as you will see in paragraph 4 of this motion.

Third reading of Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Statutory Instruments Act and to make consequential amendments to the Statutory Instruments Regulations

9 Apr, 2014 | By Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette | First of all, I would like to tell all those who do not intend to listen closely to my speech that I said almost everything I had to say when I spoke at second reading. However, I would perhaps remind those who are interested in this issue of the spirit in which I examined this bill.

Employment and Social Development—Protection of Privacy

9 Apr, 2014 | By Senator Pierrette Ringuette | Can the Leader of the Government in the Senate tell us whether Bill S-4 will also apply to government, as in the case of the student loans?

Fair Elections Bill

9 Apr, 2014 | By Senator James Cowan | I think that would give us all a sense of perspective so that we can strike the proper balance between preventing irregularities, preventing abuse and, at the same time, encouraging as many people as possible to exercise their constitutional right to vote.

Fair Elections Bill

9 Apr, 2014 | By Senator Joan Fraser | I would therefore ask Senator Carignan if he would kindly, the next time he's defending the bill, choose another example.

Fair Elections Bill

9 Apr, 2014 | By Senator Jane Cordy | What would you say to a young student eager to cast their vote and contribute to our functioning democracy, but who is undergoing residential transition during elections and gets turned away because of your new law?
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