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Flare - Canadian Gender-based Violence Advocates
An article by Flare highlighting Canadian Gender-based Violence Advocates, including Senator Yvonne Boyer...
Indigenous Disability Awareness Month
Honourable senators, today I rise in this chamber to recognize November as Indigenous Disability Awareness Month...
Coerced Sterilization - PrimeTime Politics with Peter Van Dusen
Senator Yvonne Boyer explains her push for an investigation into the coerced sterilization of Indigenous women on PrimeTime Politics with Peter Van Dusen. Senator Boyer's interview starts at 19:30.
Coerced Sterilization - As It Happens CBC
Senator Boyer discusses coerced sterilization in Canada with Carol Off and Jeff Douglas on their November 12, 2018, CBC podcast "As It Happens". Interview starts at 27:24.
Louis Riel Day
Honourable senators, today I rise in this chamber to celebrate Louis Riel Day, held every year on November 16, across the Métis homeland. On November 16, we remember Louis Riel, what he stood for and whom he stood with...
Senator Boyer's First Speech
Coerced Sterilization of Indigenous Women
Honourable senators, I rise today for my first speech in the chamber. I am both honoured and humbled to rise in this chamber to call attention to an issue that is very important to me and to encourage us as senators to focus on a particular area dealing with the health of Indigenous peoples and, in particular, Indigenous women...
Celebrating Powley Day
Honourable senators, today I rise in this chamber to celebrate Powley Day, an annual celebration for the citizens of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Fifteen years ago today, the Supreme Court of Canada, in a unanimous judgment, formally recognized and affirmed the Métis right to harvest under section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982...
Honorary Doctorate Degree Interview - Nipissing University
Nipissing University interviews Senator Boyer as Honorary Doctorate in Education Recipient.
Village of Merrickville, Ontario
Two Hundred and Twenty-fifth Anniversary
Honourable Senators, I rise today to acknowledge the 225th anniversary of the formation of the Village of Merrickville, Ontario, home to over 3000 people and my home for the past 7 years...
The Late Honourable Thelma J. Chalifoux
Naming of the Chalifoux School
I rise today to honour the late Senator Thelma Chalifoux. It has just been announced that a new junior high in southeast Edmonton will be named after her...