March 23, 2018

C-45

Second reading

2018-03-22

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 want to say is that my initial reaction when the Prime Minister made this campaign promise in June 2015 was one of surprise. Why? How did legalizing cannabis becom...

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 constitutionnelle pour leur excellent travail et pour leur appuie à l’égard de ce projet de loi important. Je souhaite notamment saluer la contribution du sénateur Prat...

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 freedom of the press which is increasingly threatened: journalistic sources.

In a free and democratic society, the democratic system rests on various pillars withou...

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 Clark. She continued working for Mr. Clark when he became Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Official Opposition Leader in 1976, and then went with Mr. C...

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 always impressed when I hear you speak during an interview or press conference. Congratulations!

My question concerns the different ways to reduce carbon emissions. W...

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 de loi S-230 est un projet de loi très important. Il vise à combler une lacune importante en matière de sécurité routière : l’absence d’un appareil de détection a...

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