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Claudette Tardif

The Hon. Claudette  Tardif, B.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D. Senator Tardif has been a member of the Senate of Canada since March 24, 2005. She was appointed Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition in the Senate in January 2007.

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Ste. Anne's Hospital

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Statement made on 15 September 2009 by Senator Joan Fraser

Hon. Joan Fraser:

Honourable senators, I have a question for the Leader of the Government in the Senate with overtones or possible implications for her role in connection with seniors.

This government tells Canadians regularly, and with some pride, how supportive it is of Canada's Armed Forces and its veterans. However, today we learned that there has been a change in the government's policy for veterans who are on the waiting list to be admitted to the veterans' hospital at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, which is a wonderful institution but has a waiting list.

Until now, veterans who were on the waiting list who can no longer live at home and who need to be in a residence someplace have been able to receive a subsidy for the fees of such a residence while they wait to enter the hospital. Apparently, new veterans coming onto the list will no longer be able to receive a subsidy.

Why would this government abandon those veterans at their time of greatest need?

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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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