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George Baker

The Hon. George  Baker, P.C. Senator George Baker is the former MP for the riding of Gander - Grand Falls (Newfoundland and Labrador). He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1974, and was re-elected at every subsequent federal election. Since March 26, 2002, he has served in the Senate of Canada, representing the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Child Care Spaces and Prison Spaces

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Statement made on 09 May 2006 by Senator Pierrette Ringuette

Hon. Pierrette Ringuette:

Honourable senators, I would like to bringyour attention to the issue of creating spaces, as this government has outlinedin the budget tabled last week. Yes, creating spaces for prisoners and creatingspaces for child care. Ha, but let us look further than the current spin on thisissue.

Creating spaces for child care is only an incentive mechanism — $250 millionin tax credits, not cash, per year for five years to create 125,000 child-carespaces. In real terms it is about $400 million for five years or, even better,it represents $3,200 per child-care space in capital costs with no incentive foroperating costs.

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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?
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