Statements & Speeches

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…

Senator Seidman speaks to Bill S-228, Prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children – Motion for Concurrence in Commons Amendments

October 18, 2018

Your Honour, I move that the Senate agree to the amendments made by the House of Commons to Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food…

Cannabis: Promotional Campaigns and Events (Question Period)

October 17, 2018

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: My question for the government leader today concerns questionable promotional events and advertising campaigns undertaken by licensed marijuana producers, which have been widely reported by the…

Senator Seidman speaks to Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, at Third Reading in the Senate

June 11, 2018

Honourable senators, I rise to speak to Bill C-45 at third reading. At the outset of our study, I expressed my concern that the government had failed to answer some…

Senator Seidman Introduces an Amendment to Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, at Third Reading

June 1, 2018

Honourable Senators, questions about advertising and promotion are at the heart of our debate on Bill C-45. The legal emergence of a burgeoning industry dedicated to the production of a…

Senator Judith Seidman speaks to Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, at Second Reading in the Senate

March 22, 2018

Honourable Senators, I rise today to speak to Bill C-45, an Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts. Before…