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Céline Hervieux-Payette

The Hon. Céline  Hervieux-Payette, P.C., LL.B. Appointed to the Senate on March 21, 1995 and appointed Leader of the Opposition on January 18, 2007, Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette represents the province of Quebec and the Senatorial Division of Bedford.

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Statement made on 24 November 2009 by Senator Catherine Callbeck

Hon. Catherine S. Callbeck:

Honourable senators, my question is to the Leader of the Government in the Senate. Last week, Food Banks Canada released the results of the HungerCount 2009 survey, which showed a dramatic increase in the number of families using food banks. In fact, if one compares March 2008 to March 2009, there is an increase of 18 per cent. One of the provinces skyrocketed 61 per cent. It is even more disturbing to note that nearly half of assisted households are families with children.

Why has the government not brought in more programs to help the many Canadian children who depend on food banks for their daily meals?

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