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Lillian Dyck

The Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck, B.A. Hon, M.Sc., Ph.D. Senator Lillian Dyck was appointed to the Senate in 2005 by Prime Minister Paul Martin as representative of Saskatchewan. Before her appointment, Senator Dyck was one of Canada's leading neurochemists, whose research was instrumental in the development and patenting of new drugs to aid in the treatment of diseases such as Parkinson's, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's.

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Afghanistan—Treatment of Detainees

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Statement made on 27 October 2009 by Senator Rod Zimmer (retired)

Hon. Rod A. A. Zimmer:

Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. In 2006, Amnesty International wrote to the Minister of Defence, warning that detainees taken by Canadian Forces could be tortured, which is a war crime. General Rick Hillier confirms that the government knew this abuse was happening since his first visit to the Afghan prisons. Today, the Minister of Defence is still transferring detainees to Afghanistan.

Honourable senators, why has the government ignored General Hillier's report and not acted upon this sensitive information?

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