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Wilfred Moore

The Hon. Wilfred P. Moore, Q.C., LL.D. Appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator Wilfred P. Moore represents the province of Nova Scotia and the Senatorial Division of Stanhope St./South Shore. He has served in the Senate of Canada since September 26, 1996.

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Canada Pension Plan—Guaranteed Income Supplement—Caregiver Provisions

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Statement made on 08 March 2011 by Senator Sharon Carstairs (retired)

Hon. Sharon Carstairs:

Honourable senators, International Women's Day is 100 years old. We celebrate the achievements of women as they have reached equality, while at the same time recognizing that for many women equality is but a distant dream. Even in our country, many women are less equal because they have been caregivers. First, they have cared for their children, then aging parents and spouses, and often disabled children who have become disabled adults.

As a result of their dedication, these women suffer income loss, income that has been diminished because of the time they took off to be caregivers, and pension income that is diminished because they have taken that time to be caregivers.

Can the Leader of the Government in the Senate explain why the Canada Pension Plan has not been amended to allow a dropout provision for those caregivers looking after the elderly, similar to the dropout option for caregivers of children?

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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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