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 Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs met today with various senior U.S. leaders to discuss predictable consequences of legalization for Canadia...

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 answer senators' questions regarding Bill C-45, a bill to to legalize the use of cannabis.

In this context, Senator Claude Carignan asked the three ministers if their...

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 unanimously by the Senate. Because of this Commons vote, bill  S-230 not be studied in committee and important witnesses who could have advised parliamentarians on...

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 preserving and promoting the freedom of the press.

More specifically, World Press Freedom Day is a day to:

  • Celebrate the fundamental principles of freedom of the p...

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 this bill should be adopted quickly to enable implementation of control measures and prevention programs before the legalization of cannabis. “Since the beginning...

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 Claude Carignan announced on February 28th that he was stepping down as Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Leader of the Conservative Senate Caucus.


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