Mobina Jaffer

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Tory, Liberal Senators join chorus opposing justice minister's drunk-driving proposal

(subscription) (subscription)I don't think it's necessary,' Senate Liberal Mobina Jaffer, left, has said of a proposal by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, right, to lower...

Wise Owls? Scandal-plagued Senate releases children's book

Additional copies, the Senate says, will be printed in-house starting in August. Copies of the book will be left in the Senate's foyer for visitors...

Canada's defence spending hits new lows under Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an availability at the Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer, France, on Monday, April 10, 2017.and more »...

Senator Jaffer: Let's take the lead on transgender rights

Mobina Jaffer is a senator representing British Columbia. She is deputy chair of both the Senate Committee on National Security and Defence and the Senate...

The ultimate guide to vegan eating in Vancouver

Ubyssey Online - The UbysseyUbyssey OnlinePeople are quick to highlight the often exaggerated struggles of surviving comfortably as a vegan or someone eating a mainly...

The African Descent Festival seeks to build community and celebrate culture

The first day will also feature Black Lives Matter Vancouver, British Columbia Senator Mobina Jaffer and the Honourable Dr. Hedy Fry. “I'd like to remind...

How to Influence Your Adopted Country

(blog) (blog)Canadian Senator Mobina Jaffer, whose father was a Member of Parliament in their home country of Uganda, entered politics shortly after arriving in...

Generational divisions underlie debate over Vancouver's housing market

Collins also wrote some appalling columns about lawyer Mobina Jaffer, who later became a Canadian senator. Many in the media at that time were disgusted...

Paulson says RCMP needs to restrict union bargaining rights in public interest

Senators, including two former Mounties, a former Quebec police union head and a labour lawyer, grilled Paulson over Bill C-7, the government's proposal to allow...

Senators vote against broadening assisted-dying bill

(subscription) (subscription)Independent Senator Pamela Wallin asked that all Canadians be allowed to write advance requests into their wills – a suggestion that was swiftly...

Liberals refuse to budge on Senate's proposal to expand assisted-dying rights to the non-terminally ill

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the Senate amendment upsets the delicate balance the government has struck in Bill C-14 between respecting personal autonomy and protecting...

Jane Philpott 'concerned' about Senate changes to assisted-dying bill

(subscription) (subscription)Independent Liberal Senator Mobina Jaffer pleaded with the Senate to reject the change, arguing that immigrant women in her home province of British...

BC minister on hot seat as assisted-dying bill lands in the Senate

B.C. Liberal Senator Mobina Jaffer, a lawyer and vice-chair of the committee studying the bill, said she hasn't enjoyed challenging her B.C. colleague on C-14's...

Senate adopts assisted death bill, but adjourns until after deadline

Question Period sat down with two prominent Senators earlier this week to discuss Bill C-14. Senate Conservative Leader Claude Carignan and independent Liberal Mobina Jaffer...

Should senators block a new law on physician-assisted dying if they think it's unconstitutional?

... registered similar objections in a commentary posted on this website yesterday. Another Liberal from B.C., Senator Mobina Jaffer, has also expressed concerns in the...

Goodale seeks halt to jailing of child migrants

(subscription)At the committee hearing Monday, Liberal Sen. Mobina Jaffer pressed Goodale to commit that Canada would no longer detain youngsters. “I wish I could...

Liberals want to end jailing of child migrants, Goodale tells senators

At the committee hearing Monday, Liberal Sen. Mobina Jaffer pressed Goodale to commit that Canada would no longer detain youngsters. “I wish I could give...

Liberals look to end lockup of child migrants

At the committee hearing Monday, Liberal Sen. Mobina Jaffer pressed Goodale to commit that Canada would no longer detain youngsters. "I wish I could give...

A tale of two conventions

Liberal Senators Jim Cowan, Mobina Jaffer and Independent Senator André Pratte all signaled Friday that they will not support bill C-14 in its current form,...

'Rushed' assisted-dying legislation to face strong opposition in the Senate

The Liberal government's doctor-assisted dying legislation will face strong resistance in the Red Chamber, not only from the Tories, but from the very senators expected...

Rankin: Senate should change assisted death bill if Liberals don't fix it

He added that the Senate, following tradition, would respect the will of the Liberal-controlled lower chamber if the bill was sent to them a second...

The Gargoyle: Senators kick back, Green leader sprints

In paying tribute to the affable retiree, Sen. Mobina Jaffer offered these kind words: “Sen. Smith has always been first in inviting us all for...

Adoption nightmare finally just a bad memory

(subscription) (subscription)After three months, Toshi returned to Kelowna without Samira. From that point, the Arns worked with officials in Canada, including Sen. Mobina Jaffer,...

Canada must reaffirm important role of women in conflict, experts tell Senate Liberal Caucus

(subscription) (subscription)In terms of moving forward with a strategy, Senator Mobina Jaffer recalled that Canada has an impressive track record of taking the lead...

Canada must reaffirm important role of women in conflict, experts tell Senate Liberal Caucus

(subscription) (subscription)In terms of moving forward with a strategy, Senator Mobina Jaffer recalled that Canada has an impressive track record of taking the lead...

The Black History Month Confabulation

The second day opened with a video call from Canadian senator representing B.C., Mobina Jaffer, followed by more storytelling with Comfort Euro and African Stages,...

MP advocates for action on African adoptions

Cooper has been in touch with Senator Mobina Jaffer, who has been working with a number of Canadian families impacted by the DRC's government's actions.

Gujarati Society's Laadki Musical Brings Down The House

COQUITLAM – The Gujarati Society of BC's held their big shindig at the Coquitlam River Rock, which brought VIP Guests like Liberal Senator Mobina Jaffer...

The three E's of Women's Economic Empowerment – SenCA Plus

Speech delivered by Senator Mobina Jaffer at the 24th Annual Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum in Vancouver, B.C. on February 17, 2016. Senator Jaffer was the...

Senator Mobina Jaffer fights for 'Christmas miracle' for adoptive ...

B.C. Senator Mobina Jaffer received her own Christmas miracle 35 years ago, when her adopted daughter arrived on Dec. 24, 1980. Now, she's hoping the...

Senator Mobina Jaffer fights for 'Christmas miracle' for adoptive families of ...

B.C. Senator Mobina Jaffer received her own Christmas miracle 35 years ago, when her adopted daughter arrived on Dec. 24, 1980. Now, she's hoping the...

Senator Mobina Jaffer fights for 'Christmas miracle' for adoptive ...

By Katharine Starr B.C. Senator Mobina Jaffer is asking the Prime Minister to help bring home 16 Congolese children who have been adopted by Canadian...

Senator Mobina Jaffer fights for 'Christmas miracle' for adoptive ...

By Katharine Starr B.C. Senator Mobina Jaffer is asking the Prime Minister to help bring home 16 Congolese children who have been adopted by Canadian...

Surrey couple ask Justin Trudeau for help bringing adopted son home

Senator Mobina Jaffer, who's been working with the Muntaus and Bastin on the case, said the situation for the children that remain is dire. Immigration...

Climate Change Is A Human Rights Issue

Vancouver SunThe 2014 Germanwatch Climate Change Performance Index ranked Canada dead last in its evaluation of the world's 58 top emitters. Canadians are expecting exactly...

Terrorism Versus The Rule Of Law

Everything happened too quickly. Senator Mobina Jaffer, who endured the shock of the shootings in the House of Commons, later explained: - Advertisement -. "This...

Senator Mobina Jaffer talks about the realities of refugee camps

B.C. Senator Mobina Jaffer has just returned from refugee camps in Turkey, where she witnessed first hand the horrifying results of the war in Syria.

Senator Mobina Jaffer: Climate Change is a Human Rights Issue ...

These are all necessary conversations. But more and more information from these spheres demands that we the question: how will this all impact us as...

'Paris broken! Paris outraged!' How De Gaulle's words resonate now

Mobina Jaffer, the first Muslim member of Canada's Senate (upper house of parliament), told iPolitics that when you create fear in the community, it takes...

Minorities await positive gestures from Trudeau government

Mobina Jaffer, the first Muslim member of Canada's Senate (upper house of parliament), told iPolitics that when you create fear in the community, it takes...

In Egypt, angry talk of Western conspiracy over plane crash

Mobina Jaffer, the first Muslim member of Canada's Senate (upper house of parliament), told iPolitics that when you create fear in the community, it takes...

Trudeau's got work to do mending fences with minority communities: Jaffer

(subscription) (subscription)“When you create fear in the community it takes a while for it to go away,” said Senator Mobina Jaffer, former vice president...

North Shore candidates pledge senate changes and democratic reform

Senator Mobina Jaffer, who hails from North Vancouver, said she welcomes the debate around senate reform, but she cautioned that changing the Senate will not...

Deal with carding once and for all: Senator Mobina Jaffer

These are the words of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the greatest moralists of the 20th century. The ideal expressed in this quote is the mantra...

Unmasking The ISIS Psy Op

But concerns have lingered, and "conspiracy"-minded folks were somewhat encouraged when Canadian Senator Mobina Jaffer [5] recently voiced her opinion that the shooting "was not...

Contentious union finance disclosure bill violates privacy laws, critics say

The bill, first introduced by White Rock Conservative backbencher Russ Hiebert four years ago, passed in the Senate Tuesday. The bill requires unions to publicly...

Fight against new spy law just beginning, Muslim senator says

(blog) (blog)Sen. Mobina Jaffer, Canada's first Muslim senator, says she'll hit the ground running with organizations fighting the controversial anti-terror law this summer and...

Sen. Mobina Jaffer says fight over C-51 is just getting started

(subscription) (subscription)“I've actually never been as frightened as I am now,” says Senator Mobina Jaffer. This, she says, despite being appointed as Canada's first...

Sen. Mobina Jaffer says fight over C-51 is just getting started - iPolitics

Liberal Senator Mobina Jaffer poses for a photo in Ottawa on Friday, June 19, 2015. iPolitics/Matthew Usherwood. “I've actually never been as frightened as I...

Senators Walloped with 'Intense' Amount of Anti-C-51 Email

Senator Joan Fraser received approximately 3,100 messages about C-51, while former RCMP officer Senator Larry Campbell only reported receiving a few hundred. Senator Mobina Jaffer,...