Statements & Speeches

Bill C-81 – Accessible Canada Bill (Report of Committee)

May 8, 2019

Thirty-fourth Report of Social Affairs, Science and Technology Committee Adopted Click here to watch video On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Petitclerc, seconded by…

Cannabis Regulations (Question Period)

May 2, 2019

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, my question is for the government leader in the Senate. As you may recall, I rose in the chamber on October 17 and asked whether…

Parkinson Awareness Month (Statement)

April 10, 2019

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, a month that recognizes members of the Parkinson community across Canada. Parkinson’s disease is the fastest growing of all neurological…

Advertising of Vaping Products (Question Period)

March 20, 2019

My question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. As you may recall, I rose in the chamber on November 28 to ask you a two-part question on…

Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada (2nd Reading)

March 19, 2019

Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada. Over the last decade, the imperative to address the issue of accessibility has become…

Shortages of Pharmaceutical Drugs (Question Period)

December 12, 2018

Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate and concerns shortages of pharmaceutical drugs. This fall there was a severe Canada-wide shortage of both…

Chanukah, Festival of Lights

December 3, 2018

Honourable senators, this evening marks the beginning of the second night of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. There are many great lessons that can be drawn from the story…

Motion 410 to Reaffirm the Importance of Both Official Languages as the Foundation of Our Federation

November 29, 2018

Honourable senators, I rise today in support of my colleague Senator Miville-Dechêne’s motion to reaffirm our commitment to the importance of Canada’s two official languages as a foundation of our…

Advertising of Vaping Products (Question Period)

November 28, 2018

Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. Health experts are growing increasingly concerned about tobacco companies, like Imperial Tobacco Canada, running lifestyle advertisements…

Vanessa’s Law (Question Period)

October 31, 2018

My question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. It concerns the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act, also known as Vanessa’s Law, which passed under the…