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Fernand Robichaud

The Hon. Fernand Robichaud, P.C. Appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator Fernand Robichaud represents the province of New Brunswick and the Senatorial Division of Saint-Louis-de-Kent. He has served in the Senate of Canada since September 23, 1997.

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Statement made on 05 November 2009 by Senator Roméo Dallaire

Hon. Roméo Antonius Dallaire:

Honourable senators, with regard to getting information about our military capabilities, which are limited, I have recently seen, as a witness in front of one of our committees, the Chief of Military Personnel, who is responsible for human resources of over 80,000 military personnel. I noticed that he is a two-star general, which is the equivalent of an EX-03. Other witnesses in attendance, those who are responsible for looking after veterans' dossiers and matters of post-traumatic stress disorder and so on, were ADMs or EX-05s.

Previously, the Liberal government chopped the general officer corps in half. Knowing full well the increased demands on our personnel, why would the Conservative government not consider increasing the number of generals to meet the incredible demands, even providing more to the UN, let alone providing the right rank structure in order to be responsibly capable of competing in the discussions with civilian equivalents on human resources and the demands in this town?

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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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