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The Hon. Mobina S.B. Jaffer, Q.C., LL.B. Senator Mobina Jaffer, named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2005, was appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien in 2001. She represents the province of British Columbia.

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Statement made on 02 December 2009 by Senator Jerahmiel Grafstein (retired)

Hon. Jerahmiel S. Grafstein:

Honourable senators, I want to bring a question to the attention of the Leader of the Government in the Senate. There is a growing cleavage between two Canadas: the Canada for the rich and the Canada for the working poor.

In Toronto and elsewhere across the country, more individuals and families will be using food banks than ever before. There is a crying need for the food banks' supplies to be replenished so that this Christmas, families will be able to have a Christmas meal.

Can the Leader of the Government advise us what the government is doing to alleviate this problem?

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