Statements & Speeches

Compensation for Dairy Farmers (Question Period with the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food)

June 2, 2022

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Welcome to the Senate, minister. Minister, my question concerns full and fair compensation for dairy farmers for what they’ve lost under the CUSMA trade agreement. In…

Official Languages Act (Question Period)

May 31, 2022

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government. Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Official Languages Act, is now before the House…

The Use of French in Federally Regulated Private Businesses (Question Period with the Minister of Official Languages)

May 11, 2022

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Minister, welcome to the Senate. In Bill C-13, your government is giving up on the long-held principle of symmetry. That is the principle that the two…

Global Public Health Intelligence Network (Question Period)

May 4, 2022

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, my question is for the government leader in the Senate. Last year, both the Auditor General and an independent review panel released reports which…

Edible Cannabis (Question Period with the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development)

April 27, 2022

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Minister, thank you for being with us today. Minister, an Ontario hospitals study published in January shows monthly emergency room visits by children under the age…

Senator Seidman (Critic) Speaks to Bill C-10, an Act Respecting Certain Measures Related to COVID-19 (Rapid Antigen Tests) – Second Reading

March 1, 2022

Honourable Senators, I rise today to speak to Bill C-10, An Act respecting certain measures related to COVID-19. The objective of Bill C-10 is twofold. It authorizes the Minister of…

COVID-19 Pandemic-Rapid Testing (Question Period with the Minister of Health)

February 9, 2022

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Welcome, minister. I’ve been asking questions of your government for almost two years now concerning the procurement of COVID-19 rapid tests, especially for use in congregate…

Senator Seidman concludes debate on her Inquiry calling the attention of the Senate to weaknesses within Canada’s long-term care system, which have been exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 29, 2021

Honourable senators, I rise tonight at this late hour, during Seniors Month, to conclude debate on my inquiry, which calls the attention of the Senate to weaknesses within Canada’s long-term…

Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy (Question Period)

June 23, 2021

Honourable senators, my question is for the government leader in the Senate. An expert advisory group was established in the fall of 2020 to provide advice and guidance on the…

Bill S-202, Assisted Human Reproduction Act: Senator Seidman speaks at Second Reading

June 8, 2021

Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to Bill S-202, An Act to amend the Assisted Human Reproduction Act. I would like to thank my colleague Senator Moncion for her…