Dec 5, 2013 | Honourable senators, as has been stated many times, privilege is the sum of the rights enjoyed by this house and its members that are necessary for us to conduct our work.
Dec 5, 2013 | Honourable senators, there is some degree of urgency on this matter now, but you will see that it has been around for some time. It's the third time that this bill has been before this chamber, but I understand that there is a committee in the other place looking into various issues in relation to the Conflict of Interest Act.
Dec 5, 2013 | What is this government doing to fight against the trafficking of children in Canada?
Dec 5, 2013 | I would like to ask the leader, does he agree with the minister's position on this matter?
Dec 5, 2013 | Honourable senators, in 2005, the Conservatives promised they would undertake a "complete review of veterans' health care services to ensure they meet the needs of our veterans." Could the Leader of the Government in the Senate tell us what happened to that review?
Dec 5, 2013 | Would the Leader of the Government in the Senate give us some idea why it was that this government would have cancelled it without any explanation whatsoever?
Dec 5, 2013 | What is the government's strategy to halt this worrisome decline and ensure that Canada is preparing Canadians for success in the knowledge economy?
Dec 5, 2013 | Honourable senators, tomorrow, Friday, December 6, is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This day was established by the Parliament of Canada to mark the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at École Polytechnique de Montréal. They were murdered by a misogynist who targeted them because they dared to study in an area traditionally seen as a male domain.
Dec 5, 2013 | Honourable senators, last summer I went with International Justice Mission Canada to Calcutta to work on issues of teenage sexual trafficking in Calcutta, India. Having worked extensively on this issue in Canada and abroad, I felt both honoured and privileged to join forces with International Justice Mission, one of Canada's most reputable human rights organizations.