Statements & Speeches

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…

Racism (Consideration of Matter of Urgent Public Interest)

June 18, 2020

Honourable senators, first, thank you, Senator Moodie for proposing this emergency debate. Canada is a vast land, a mosaic of identities, languages and cultures, and the pattern of that mosaic…

COVID-19 Pandemic – Testing & Contact Tracing (Question Period)

June 17, 2020

Hon. Judith G. Seidman:  Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. It follows up on questions I asked last month concerning COVID-19 testing….

Accessible Canada Act (Statement)

Honourable senators, the enactment of Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act on June 21, 2019, almost one year ago, marked a historic moment for Canada, as this was Canada’s first national accessibility…

Tribute to the Late Honourable Andrée Champagne, P.C., C.M.

Honourable senators, it is a privilege to stand in this chamber today to pay tribute to our late colleague Andrée Champagne. The best way to begin is with the fact…

Parkinson Awareness Month

April 14, 2020

April marks Parkinson Awareness Month. Parkinson’s is a complex neurodegenerative disease, whose symptoms include tremors, impaired balance, slowness, stiffness, and soft speech. It is the fastest growing neurological condition in the…