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Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 Tragedy

Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 Tragedy Hon. Linda Frum: Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. Senator Gold, an Ontario court ruled last week that the shooting down of Flight PS752 in January 2020 by Iran was an act of terrorism. That ruling came under the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act. The lawyer representing the families in the case said that the Canadian government had been opaque and unhelpful with the civil case, and that it h…
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Pandemic Supplies

Pandemic Supplies Hon. Linda Frum: Honourable senators, my question is for the government leader in the Senate. Senator Gold, after a year of stonewalling, Canadians now know that your government threw away almost 9 million items of PPE, including more than 5 million N95 masks and 2.5 million surgical masks, in the two years prior to the COVID pandemic. We also know that not one but three warehouses stocked with vital pandemic-related supplies were shut down in order to save $900,000 out of a $6…
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Canada-Iran Relations

Canada-Iran Relations Hon. Linda Frum: Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. The Trudeau government is still not prepared to declare that China is committing genocide against the Uighurs, claiming they are still reviewing the situation and will make a decision in due course. You gave a similar answer last week when I asked you about listing the IRGC as a terrorist entity. You said that you were still reviewing the situation and added that eviden…
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Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Hon. Linda Frum: Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. Senator Gold, two months ago I asked you whether your government would commit to listing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization as it had agreed to do immediately when it voted to support a motion in the House more than two years ago. You said two months ago, in response to my question, that you would make inquiries, so my questio…
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Funding for United Nations Relief and Works Agency

Funding for United Nations Relief and Works Agency Hon. Linda Frum: My question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. Senator Gold, as you are aware, educational materials recently distributed to Palestinian children by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, encouraged children to defend the motherland with blood, portrayed child-murdering terrorists as heroes and called Israel the enemy. This is from a supposedly neutral UN agency. Recently, your government sh…
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Elections Canada - Canadian Muslim Voting Guide

Hon. Linda Frum ODF Image Link Video Image Link [17:15] My question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. Senator Gold, the Trudeau government has proven time and again to have a difficult time with ethics. One of the more recent failures, which did not receive much attention as it was crowded out by a number of others, involves the Canada Muslim Voting Guide created for use in the 2019 election by Wilfrid Laurier University, which was funded by the federal government. This…
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Canada-France Relations

Hon. Linda Frum ODF Image Link Video Image Link [14:28] Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. Senator Gold, a few weeks ago in France, a school teacher named Samuel Paty was beheaded on a street by an Islamist extremist for showing a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad to his class. He was teaching them about the importance of freedom of expression. Prime Minister Trudeau took 12 days to comment on that grisly terrorist crime. Last week, when…
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Foreign Influence in Canadian Elections

Hon. Linda Frum: Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. As you know, Senator Gold, I have for some time been very concerned about foreign financial involvement in Canadian elections. I was disappointed but hardly surprised to learn from an article in Blacklock’s Reporter this week that Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller will not reveal the names of the donors he met with in New York last October, whom he admitted in a signed document with the…
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National Security—Terrorism

Hon. Linda Frum: Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. On Tuesday, I asked about those two people charged in Richmond Hill for possession of explosives. Knowing that Minister Goodale said that it was a local affair, even though we know the FBI is involved, in your answer you said: I think that there is an obligation on all our parts to ensure transparency within the bounds of appropriate concern for the safety and security of Canadians.…
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Funding for Programs

Hon. Linda Frum: Honourable senators, my second question is also for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. I would like to go back to the answer you tabled yesterday on behalf of Minister Monsef regarding a question I asked you about Global Affairs Canada making a grant of $5 million to KAIROS which, in turn, gave a $500,000 grant to Palestinian organization called Wi’am. In her answer, Minister Monsef said: Global Affairs Canada exercises enhanced due diligence for all inter…
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