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...

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...

February 16, 2017

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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 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...

December 15, 2016

Environment and Climate Change - Energy Targets—Energy Alternatives

Hon. Claude Carignan (Leader of the Opposition): Minister, welcome to the Senate of Canada. On a more personal note, I would like to congratulate you on the exceptional quality of your French. I am alwa...

December 13, 2016

Le discours prononcé fait foi  

Honorables sénateurs, je suis content de prendre la parole aujourd'hui dans le cadre du débat en troisième lecture du projet de loi S-230, Loi modifiant le Code criminel (conduite avec les capacités affaiblies par les drogues).

Le projet d...

December 6, 2016

Judicial Appointment Process—Court Delays

Hon. Claude Carignan (Leader of the Opposition): Thank you, madam minister.

Your government was elected in 2015. After you formed the government all positions on the judicial advisory committees were abolished and are still vacan...

December 6, 2016

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Honourable senators, I am pleased to contribute to the debate on the modernization of the Senate, particularly the issue of broadcasting the debates of the Senate.

A few years ago, we began modernizing our institution to make it more effective, mor...

December 6, 2016

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Honourable Senators,

I am pleased to speak today to explain the reasons why I felt it necessary to table Bill S-231. This bill seeks to protect a pillar of our democracy: the protection of whistleblowers or the...

November 30, 2016

Zika Virus

(Response to question raised by the Honourable Claude Carignan on October 6, 2016)

Communicating the risk of the Zika virus to travelling Canadians is an ongoing activity for the Public Health Agency of Canada. We are actively advising all travellers to take m...

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