Dear friends,

I was appointed to the Senate of Canada in the spring of 2005 by former Prime Minister Paul Martin. In my naiveté, I decided to become a New Democratic Party (NDP) senator, but was immediately rejected by the leader of the NDP, Jack Layton. The federal NDP did not know me as I had not been politically and publicly active and they had not bothered to contact me to enquire about my senate appointment. In fact, they did not do their homework to find out that I was a First Nations, First Generation Chinese, Feminist, Scientist and Senior University Administrator. The NDP would not allow me to join their caucus, but the NDP women did invite me to their meetings. After a year or so, I changed my designation to Independent NDP and then in 2009, I joined the Liberal caucus.

As a Liberal Senator, I have had a greater opportunity to advocate for First Nations interests, Chinese-Canadian issues, mental health issues and promoting the role of women and Aboriginals in science.

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as a Liberal member of the Canadian Senate. I hope that the information provided on my home page about my activities in the Canadian Senate and the services I can provide will be of benefit to the people of the Province of Saskatchewan and all Canadians.

Thank you for visiting my office via the Internet! My staff and I look forward to hear from you!

Miigwetch, Thank you, Merci, Xie Xie

Lillian Eva(Quan) Dyck, Ph.D., D. Litt.



 Items to Watch:


Statement by Senator Lillian Dyck in response to comments made by Senator Lynn Beyak. Click Here

Senator Dyck introduces Bill S-215: An act to amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women) Click Here

Update: Bill S-215 passed the Senate on December 15, 2016.

  Older Items:
  1. Suspension of Senators Brazeau, Wallin and Duffy. "Saskatchewan reacts to Senate Suspensions," Newstalk 650 Saskatchewan

Senator Dyck's Speeches in Chamber on Suspension motions, Click Here and Here


2. First Nations Education Act Draft Proposal released. Click Here

With no promises to equalize on and off reserve funding for K-12 education, how effective can it be?

3. Letter Exchange with PMO and AANDC on C-33. Click here

4. Press Release in response to news articles on Bill C-428. Click Here




Previous Posts:

  1. Three Big Myths about the Senate Expenses and Residency Scandals. Click Here

2.  The recent and ongoing tsunami of news articles on allegedly improper expense and travel claims by Senators Duffy, Wallin, Harb and Brazeau have created a public uproar, and rightfully so.  It should be noted that there are rules and policies which outline acceptable practices for reimbursement of a senator's travel and expenses.  Unfortunately there has been no real mention of these rules in the media; therefore, I have prepared a FAQs document to address some of the questions that emerge when examining the expenses scandals. Please Click Here


3.  The recent memos from Senate Protective Services regarding protests on Parliament Hill revealed a bias against Aboriginal protestors.  This was reported in the Star Phoenix newspaper on Jun 24, 2013. Click Here to read my posted comments on the issue.

4. The new NTA (National Treaty Alliance) is a good idea; it's exciting, positive. Click Here to read more.










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