Statements & Speeches

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…

COVID-19 Pandemic – At-Home Rapid Testing (Question Period)

September 30, 2020

Hon. Judith G. Seidman:  Government leader, you can likely guess the subject of my question as I have raised this issue the last few months with you several times. It…

Routine Proceedings — Long-term Care System — Notice of Inquiry

Honourable senators, I give notice that, two days hence: I will call the attention of the Senate to weaknesses within Canada’s long-term care system, which have been exposed by the…

COVID-19 Pandemic – Long-Term Care (Question Period)

June 26, 2020

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, my question for the government leader today concerns a report released yesterday from the Canadian Institution for Health Information, from CIHI, stating the proportion of…

COVID-19 Pandemic – Mental Health (Question Period)

June 25, 2020

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, my question is for the government leader in the Senate. On May 3, the Prime Minister announced $240 million to develop, expand and launch…

COVID-19 Pandemic – Pharmaceutical Drug Shortages (Question Period)

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, my question for the government leader in the Senate today concerns persistent drug shortages across Canada, which have been a problem long before the COVID-19…