Statements & Speeches

Bill S-252, An Act respecting Jury Duty Appreciation Week – Third Reading

May 9, 2024

Honourable senators, I rise today to speak at third reading of Bill S-252, An Act respecting Jury Duty Appreciation Week. Now that our former colleague Senator Boisvenu has retired, I…

World Immunization Week (Statement)

April 30, 2024

Honourable senators, since 2000, the mortality rate of children under five years old has declined by an incredible 51% globally. As World Immunization Week comes to a close today, we…

Science Meets Parliament (Statement)

April 18, 2024

Honourable senators, on behalf of Senator Galvez, Senator Kutcher and me, I rise today to invite you to participate in the fourth edition of Science Meets Parliament, sponsored by the…

Hon. Ya’ara Saks, P.C., M.P., Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health – Cannabis Use (Question Period)

March 21, 2024

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: We have much more research about cannabis and mental health now than when we passed the Cannabis Act almost six years ago. A September 2023 report…

Regulation of Vaping Fluids (Question Period)

February 29, 2024

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: My question is for the government leader in the Senate. On December 14, 2023, the Government of Canada published on their website an order amending Schedules…

Bill C-35 – Canada Early Learning and Child Care – Third Reading

December 5, 2023

Honourable senators, I rise today to speak at third reading of Bill C-35, An Act respecting early learning and child care in Canada. As senators will know, the federal government…

Regulation of Vaping Fluids (Question Period)

October 19, 2023

My question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. Modifying the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act to include vaping in 2018 was said to be to protect…

National Seniors Day – October 1, 2023 (Statement)

October 3, 2023

Honourable senators, imagine John, Jean or Jeanne, the personal aide who can do everything. Charged on our wireless systems once a week, this robot becomes our personal helper who can…

Bill C-13 – Substantive Equality of Canada’s Official Languages – Third Reading

June 15, 2023

Honourable senators, I rise today to speak at third reading of Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Official Languages Act, to enact the Use of French in Federally Regulated…

Bill C-13 – Substantive Equality of Canada’s Official Languages – Amendment

Honourable senators, I rise today to speak in support of Senator Loffreda’s amendment. Thank you for introducing it, senator. Colleagues, the words we use really do matter, and we should…