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The Hon. George  Baker, P.C. Senator George Baker is the former MP for the riding of Gander - Grand Falls (Newfoundland and Labrador). He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1974, and was re-elected at every subsequent federal election. Since March 26, 2002, he has served in the Senate of Canada, representing the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Museums Labour Dispute

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Statement made on 08 December 2009 by Senator Sharon Carstairs (retired)

Hon. Sharon Carstairs:

Honourable senators, we are approaching Christmas and yet, as we drive in to Parliament Hill every day, we see representatives of hundreds of museum workers for the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum still on strike.

We have seen absolutely no action from this government. These employees have indicated that they are prepared to go to binding arbitration. This minister was prepared, in fact, we were all on high alert last week when CN Rail engineers were on strike, to compel them to go to binding arbitration.

When will the Minister of Labour act so that the children of this country, who are being denied the programs at the Canadian War Museum and at the Museum of Civilization, can have those programs reinstated?

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