Statements & Speeches

Senator Seidman, Sponsor in the Senate of Bill C-220, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code related to Bereavement Leave Speaks at Second Reading

May 27, 2021

 Part 1  Part 2 Honourable senators, I am honoured to rise today as the sponsor in the Senate of Bill C-220, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code related…

Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators: Second Report of Committee Adopted

May 4, 2021

Honourable senators, I rise today on behalf of the Standing Senate Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators to speak to its second report. This report proposes amendments…

Final Remarks on Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying)

March 16, 2021

Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to the message from the other place on Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), and to…

Funding for Equitable Library Access (Question Period)

Hon. Judith G. Seidman:  Honourable senators, my question is for the government leader in the Senate and is quite similar to the question Senator Wallin asked you earlier. We know…

Third Reading of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying)

February 16, 2021

Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to the third reading of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying). The debate around medical assistance…

Medical Isotopes (Question Period)

February 11, 2021

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, my question is for the government leader in the Senate. According to Statistics Canada, in November passenger air travel in Canada was down 87%…

International Day of Women and Girls in Science (Statement)

Honourable senators, in 1983, David Chambers, a social scientist, published results from his 11-year study. Between 1966 and 1977, a total of 4,807 elementary-school children — predominantly from Quebec but…

“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…