Statements & Speeches

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…

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…

Bill S-248, An Act respecting National Physicians’ Day

September 18, 2018

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to Bill S-248, An Act respecting National Physicians’ Day at second reading. This bill would declare the first day of…