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The Hon. Maria  Chaput Consultant, manager, assistant director, executive director, author and volunteer are some of the roles and responsibilities occupied by Senator Maria Chaput in the course of her career. Appointed December 12, 2002, she is the first Franco-Manitoban woman to sit in the Senate.

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Government Policy on Climate Change

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Statement made on 03 June 2009 by Senator Grant Mitchell

Hon. Grant Mitchell:

Honourable senators, waiting and seeing is probably the kindest description that I can think of for this government's climate change policy. It is profoundly frustrating and probably more accurate that this government does not have a policy and has done absolutely nothing.

About the time they reach their self-imposed deadline for an announcement, they extend it, as they did with the deadline for the regulations for capping emissions.

Nowhere is it more evident that Canada is falling behind, that Canadians can see that Canada is falling behind, than on the question of alternative energy production. Can the Leader of the Government in the Senate tell us why her government cannot come up with a target for renewable energy production like that in the U.S. of 25 per cent for all energy production for 2025? How difficult would that target be?

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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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