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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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Climate Change Discussion at G8 Summit Meetings

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Statement made on 02 June 2010 by Senator Grant Mitchell

Hon. Grant Mitchell:

Honourable senators, a poll today indicates that Canadians place twice as much emphasis and priority on climate change as an issue of discussion for the G8 conference as they do on the maternal health initiative on which the government has spent so much time.

That is not to say the government should not continue with its maternal health initiative, particularly in an effort to simply get it right. It does say that if the government is spending time on maternal health because it seems to be the right thing to do, there is also good reason to spend at least as much initiative, emphasis and focus on climate change in the context of the G8 summit and its agenda.

Can the leader tell us whether the Prime Minister is developing policy commensurate with the level and significance of the maternal health initiative on climate change as he approaches the G8 conference?

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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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