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...

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...

February 16, 2017

Check against delivery

It is my pleasure to be here today as part of the Committee’s study on Bill S-231, An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act and the Criminal Code (protection of journalistic sources).

Bill S-231 seeks to protect one of the essential components of fr...

February 9, 2017

(OTTAWA, February 9, 2017) – Today, MP Alain Rayes introduced Bill S-230 in the House of Commons, which would allow the use of drug detection devices by law enforcement agencies.

Accompanied by Senator Claude Carignan, the Leader of the Official Opposition in the Senate...

February 2, 2017

Colleagues I rise today to salute, Debbie McGee - a member of the senate family who has been working on Parliament Hill since 1974.

During the days before computers and emails, Debbie McGee, joined the staff at Parliament Hill working for Member of Parliament Joe Clar...

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