Discours et déclarations

Statement: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women – École Polytechnique de Montréal

December 6, 2022

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, it was a cold Wednesday afternoon when a young man walked into l’École Polytechnique de Montréal armed with a .223-calibre rifle. The date was…

Minister Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development – Accessibility of Mental Health Services in Rural Areas (Question Period)

December 1, 2022

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Minister, thank you for being with us today. I would like to pursue the mental health issue if I might. The University of Guelph recently released…

Canadian Drug Shortages (Question Period)

November 29, 2022

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: My question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. Senator Gold, over the past four years, I have asked questions of the government…

Bill S-248 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying) – Second Reading

November 15, 2022

Honourable senators, I rise today in support of Bill S-248, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying). I would like to thank Senator Wallin for her…

Bill C-31 – An Act respecting cost of living relief measures related to dental care and rental housing – Second Reading

November 1, 2022

Honourable senators, I rise today as opposition critic to speak to second reading of Bill C-31, An Act respecting cost of living relief measures related to dental care and rental…

Indigenous Housing – Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations (Question Period)

September 22, 2022

Honorable Judith G. Seidman: Welcome, minister. Yesterday we learned from Statistics Canada that in 2021 over 17% of Indigenous people lived in crowded housing that was considered not suitable for…

Cannabis Act – (Question Period)

June 23, 2022

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, my question is for the government leader. Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, received Royal Assent on June 21, 2018, and came into force on…

Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy (Question Period)

June 21, 2022

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, my question is for the government leader in the Senate. In the fall of 2020, an expert advisory group was established to provide advice…

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (Question Period)

June 7, 2022

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Honourable senators, my question is for the government leader. The Tobacco and Vaping Products Act came into force on May 23, 2018. As part of this…

Compensation for Dairy Farmers (Question Period with the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food)

June 2, 2022

Hon. Judith G. Seidman: Welcome to the Senate, minister. Minister, my question concerns full and fair compensation for dairy farmers for what they’ve lost under the CUSMA trade agreement. In…