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2012

Senator Dennis Patterson

December 14, 2012 Hon. Dennis Patterson – Honourable Senators, in light of our government’s recent decisions on foreign investments in the oil and gas sector, today I wish to discuss foreign investment in the natural resource sector from a northern … 

Senator Dennis Patterson

December 6, 2012 Honourable Senators: earlier this week, the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development has given Baffinland’s Mary River  iron ore Project the green light to move ahead with its iron ore mine on north Baffin Island. The …

Senator Dennis Patterson

June 28, 2012 Honourable Senators I rise today to speak in support of Bill C- 38, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures. I am very pleased to …

Senator Dennis Patterson

June 18, 2012 Honourable senators, I would like to take this opportunity in speaking to the proposed amendment to the non-derogation clause at third reading of Bill S-8 to thank Honourable Senator Dyck for her remarks on the bill.  We … 

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Involvement of Foreign Foundations in Canada’s Domestic Affairs Inquiry—Debate Continued On the Order: Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Eaton calling the attention of the Senate to the interference of foreign foundations in Canada’s domestic affairs and …

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February 16, 2012 Hon. Dennis Patterson – Senator for Nunavut Two dear friends of the north and the Inuit passed away this past weekend.  They were both in their 80s and both had long histories in the North. Retired Bishop … 

Senator Dennis Patterson

February 7, 2012 Honourable senators, Saeed Matinpour, an Azerbaijani journalist and civil rights activist, was arrested in 2008 and transferred to the notorious Evin Prison. In the same year, the Iranian judiciary sentenced Mr. Matinpour to eight years in prison, …