Statements & Speeches

Bill S-248 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying) – Second Reading

November 15, 2022

Honourable senators, I rise today in support of Bill S-248, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying). I would like to thank Senator Wallin for her…

Bill C-31 – An Act respecting cost of living relief measures related to dental care and rental housing – Second Reading

November 1, 2022

Honourable senators, I rise today as opposition critic to speak to second reading of Bill C-31, An Act respecting cost of living relief measures related to dental care and rental…

Indigenous Housing – Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations (Question Period)

September 22, 2022

Honorable Judith G. Seidman: Welcome, minister. Yesterday we learned from Statistics Canada that in 2021 over 17% of Indigenous people lived in crowded housing that was considered not suitable for…

Cannabis Act – (Question Period)

June 23, 2022

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, my question is for the government leader. Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, received Royal Assent on June 21, 2018, and came into force on…

Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy (Question Period)

June 21, 2022

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, my question is for the government leader in the Senate. In the fall of 2020, an expert advisory group was established to provide advice…

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (Question Period)

June 7, 2022

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, my question is for the government leader. The Tobacco and Vaping Products Act came into force on May 23, 2018. As part of this…

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…