Debates of the Senate (Hansard)

1st Session, 41st Parliament,
Volume 148, Issue 44

Friday, December 16, 2011
The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, Speaker

Foreign Affairs

United Nations—Action on Missing Women

Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, my question is also to the Leader of the Government in the Senate. There has been some talk about the UN looking into the issue of missing women. May I ask if that is correct?

Hon. Marjory LeBreton (Leader of the Government): Honourable senators, we understand that there have been several organizations that have made that recommendation. As far as I know, to this point the United Nations has not acted upon those recommendations. At the moment there is no investigation but, of course, as the honourable senator knows, we have as a government taken this issue very seriously, but as of the moment we are not aware of any specific investigation.

Public Safety

Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls

Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, some time ago, I asked what is being done for missing women and the leader told me she would get back to me. I am still waiting for the answers. When may I receive those answers?

Hon. Marjory LeBreton (Leader of the Government): I will have to check. We try to respond as quickly as possible. I do not know, honourable senators. I will need to verify.