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Museums Act - Third Reading

Debate Adjourned Hon. Nicole Eaton moved third reading of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. Honourable senators, I rise to speak, once again, to Bill C-7, which amends the Museums Act to establish the new Canadian Museum of History. I begin by offering my thanks and gratitude to my colleagues on the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. I would like t…
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Museums Act

Hon. Nicole Eaton moved second reading of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. Honourable senators, I'm honoured to rise today to speak to you about Bill C-7, proposed legislation creating the Canadian Museum of History, Canada's newest national museum. Museums are mirrors of the societies in which they are situated and it bears pointing out that while our society is still a young one,…
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Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Hon. Nicole Eaton moved third reading of Bill C-43, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. I thank honourable senators very much for giving me this last opportunity to speak to Bill C-43, an important piece of legislation that will ultimately improve the safety of our citizens and the communities in which they live. Our party pledged to Canadians to undertake these changes during the last election. They will improve our immigration system and the practices around it by spee…
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(1) Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Hon. Nicole Eaton moved second reading of Bill C-43, An Act to amend the Honourable senators, Canadians have a long tradition of being welcoming and generous. In fact, since 2006, our Conservative government has maintained the highest sustained levels of immigration in Canada's history and one of the highest per capita rates of immigration in the developed world. In order to maintain that tradition, Canadians need to have confidence in the way we undertake and manage immigration. Over the past …
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Income Tax Act

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak in support of Bill C-377, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act – Labour Organizations. Honourable Senators, 4.3 million Canadians currently hold union memberships. Millions more have held union cards at some point in their working careers.  Labour organizations play a valuable role in Canadian society, representing and defending the rights of workers. The important contributions made by such organizations, and the valuable role that unions play in the…
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