Statements & Speeches

Edible Cannabis (Question Period with the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development)

April 27, 2022

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Minister, thank you for being with us today. Minister, an Ontario hospitals study published in January shows monthly emergency room visits by children under the age…

Senator Seidman (Critic) Speaks to Bill C-10, an Act Respecting Certain Measures Related to COVID-19 (Rapid Antigen Tests) – Second Reading

March 1, 2022

Honourable Senators, I rise today to speak to Bill C-10, An Act respecting certain measures related to COVID-19. The objective of Bill C-10 is twofold. It authorizes the Minister of…

COVID-19 Pandemic-Rapid Testing (Question Period with the Minister of Health)

February 9, 2022

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Welcome, minister. I’ve been asking questions of your government for almost two years now concerning the procurement of COVID-19 rapid tests, especially for use in congregate…

Senator Seidman concludes debate on her Inquiry calling the attention of the Senate to weaknesses within Canada’s long-term care system, which have been exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 29, 2021

Honourable senators, I rise tonight at this late hour, during Seniors Month, to conclude debate on my inquiry, which calls the attention of the Senate to weaknesses within Canada’s long-term…

Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy (Question Period)

June 23, 2021

Honourable senators, my question is for the government leader in the Senate. An expert advisory group was established in the fall of 2020 to provide advice and guidance on the…

Bill S-202, Assisted Human Reproduction Act: Senator Seidman speaks at Second Reading

June 8, 2021

Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to Bill S-202, An Act to amend the Assisted Human Reproduction Act. I would like to thank my colleague Senator Moncion for her…

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…