Statements & Speeches

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…

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…

Message from Commons – Bill S-5 An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

May 10, 2018

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Ringuette: That the Senate concur in the amendments made by the House of Commons…

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…

Third Reading Speech on Bill C-277 An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada

November 9, 2017

Bill C-277 helps to ensure that every Canadian can choose the end-of-life care they need, with the peace and comfort they deserve.