April 4, 2018

Press release


Senators Carignan, Boisvenu and Batters in Washington to discuss impacts of cannabis legalization in Canada with senior U.S. leaders

Washington, D.C. April 4, 2018 – Three Conservative Senators from Canada who are members of the Senate...

March 23, 2018


Second reading


Hon. Claude Carignan: Honourable senators, it’s almost time for the second reading vote on Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts.

The first thing I wa...

February 6, 2018

Press release

For immediate release

Legalization of cannabis, the Liberal government demonstrates that it acts with haste, improvisation and negligence

Ottawa, February 6, 2018 - Today, the ministers of health, justice and public safety appeared before the Senate to answe...

October 25, 2017

OTTAWA, October 25, 2017 – Bill S-230 tabled by Senator Carignan and aiming to provide police with tools to screen drug-impaired driving was defeated by the Justin Trudeau government during its second reading in the House of Commons today. This bill had been passed una...

May 3, 2017

Senator Claude Carignan took the opportunity today, May 3rd, to recognize World Press Freedom Day. Launched by the United Nations in 1993, World Press Freedom Day emphasizes the importance of the media in our democratic societies and, especially, the importance of pres...

April 13, 2017

Ottawa, April 13, 2017 – Senator Claude Carignan greeted with some satisfaction the bill tabled today by the government, which includes the majority of the provisions in his own bill tabled last fall on the detection of drug-impaired driving.

Senator Carignan believes t...

April 6, 2017

Le discours prononcé fait foi  

Honorables sénateurs,

Il me fait plaisir de prendre la parole aujourd’hui à l’occasion de la troisième lecture du projet de loi S-231 au Sénat.

J’aimerais d’abord remercier les membres du Comité sénatorial des affaires juridiques et constit...

March 28, 2017

Ottawa, March 28, 2017 – Today the Conservative Senate Caucus elected Senator Larry Smith as Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Leader of the Conservative Senate Caucus. Senator Smith will take up his duties on April 1, 2017.

This election comes after Senator Cl...

March 9, 2017

Ottawa, March 9, 2017 – Yesterday, Bill S-231 tabled by Senator Claude Carignan, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, went through report stage. The Committee will table its report today in the Senate.


February 28, 2017

Press Release


Senator Claude Carignan leaves his position as Leader of the Opposition in the Senate

Ottawa, February 28, 2017 – Senator Claude Carignan announced today during a meeting of the Senate Conservative Caucus that he will be leaving his...

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