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The Hon. Paul J. Massicotte, B.Comm., C.A. Senator Paul Massicotte was appointed to the Senate on June 26, 2003 by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. He represents the province of Québec and the Senatorial Division of De Lanaudière.

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Foreign Aid for Maternal and Infant Health in Developing Countries

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Statement made on 26 April 2012 by Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette

Hon. Céline Hervieux-Payette:

Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate.

The government has already cut funding to organizations that promoted women's health and family planning in developing countries through CIDA, especially countries that cannot fund clinics where a woman could possibly have access to abortion.

Faced with such negative decisions and budget cuts to organizations working in the area of women's health, how will the leader, as a senator and a woman, ensure that the policies of her government regarding the status of women will not eventually lead to the abolition of the department responsible for women's issues?

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