Statements & Speeches

“Low Dead Space” Syringes (Question Period)

February 9, 2021

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, my question is for the Government Leader in the Senate. Today, Health Canada approved a label change for the Pfizer vaccine to extract six…

Senator Seidman speaks to Bill C-7 – Medical Assistance in Dying (2nd Reading Debate)

December 15, 2020

Honourable senators, I rise today at second reading to speak to Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying). In September 2019, Madam Justice Baudouin…

COVID-19 Vaccine (Question Period)

December 2, 2020

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. Earlier today, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in the United…

Diabetes Awareness Month (Statement)

November 18, 2020

Honourable senators, I rise today to tell you the story of three Canadians, whose innovation — indeed discovery — changed the course of history. In the autumn of 1920, a…

COVID-19 Rapid Tests (Question Period)

October 29, 2020

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, my question is for the government leader in the Senate. In the first three months of the pandemic, more than 80% of Canada’s COVID-19…

Senate Inquiry: “The urgency of now”: Senator Seidman on the state of Canada’s long-term care system

October 27, 2020

Hon. Judith G. Seidman rose pursuant to notice of September 30, 2020:  That she will call the attention of the Senate to weaknesses within Canada’s long-term care system, which have…

Virtual Mental Health Care (Question Period)

October 2, 2020

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, my question for the government leader is a follow-up to questions I asked in June that did not receive an answer before prorogation. It’s…

National Seniors Day (Statement)

October 1, 2020

Honourable senators, national awareness days provide us with an opportunity to celebrate a specific community, call attention to an important cause or share information about a subject of public interest….

COVID-19 Pandemic: Point-of-care rapid tests (Question Period)

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, my question is for the Government Representative in the Senate. On Wednesday in the other place, the Prime Minister stated that Canada would be…

C-4: COVID-19 Response Measures Bill – Consideration of Subject Matter in Committee of the Whole

Senator Seidman: Thank you, Minister Freeland and Minister Qualtrough, for being with us today. I appreciate it. My first question is for Minister Freeland. As you know, COVID-19 has exposed…