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Speeches

Click the links below to review past speeches I have given in the Senate and at various events.  

In the Chamber 

Expression of Thanks and Tributes (June 22, 2017)

Third reading of Bill S-236, An Act to recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation, as amended (June 21, 2017)

Budget Implementation Bill, 2017, No. 1—Third Reading (June 21, 2017)

Appropriation Bill No. 3, 2017-18—Third Reading (June 21, 2017)

Budget Implementation Bill, 2017, No. 1—Second Reading (June 14, 2017)

Budget Implementation Bill, 2017, No. 1—Certain Committees Authorized to Study Subject Matter (May 8, 2017)

Senate Modernization—Third Report of Special Committee (March 9, 2017)

Third reading of Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act (March 2, 2017)

Statutes Repeal Act (December 12, 2016)

Tax Convention and Arrangement Implementation Bill, 2016 (December 6, 2016)

Third reading of Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (December 5, 2016)

Second reading of Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (September 29, 2016)

Appropriation Bill No. 3, 2016-17 (June 21, 2016)

Appropriation Bill No. 2, 2016-17 (June 21, 2016)

Third reading of Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act (access to copyrighted works or other subject-matter for persons with perceptual disabilities) (June 21, 2016)

Appropriation Bill No. 3, 2016-17 (June 20, 2016)

Appropriation Bill No. 2, 2016-17 (June 20, 2016)

Supplementary Estimates (A), for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 (June 16, 2016)

The Estimates, 2016-17 (June 16, 2016)

Budget Implementation Bill, 2016, No. 1 (June 16, 2016)

Third reading of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying) (June 15, 2016)

Debate on Senator Carignan’s amendment to Bill C-14, medical assistance in dying (June 9, 2016)

The Estimates, 2016-17 (March 24, 2016)

Appropriation Bill No. 4, 2015-16 (December 11, 2015)

The Estimates, 2015-16 (December 10, 2015) 

Disposition of Bill C-377—Motion (June 29, 2015)

Third reading of Bill C-72, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act (June 23, 2015)

Third reading of Bill C-61, An Act to amend the Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act (June 23, 2015)

Third reading of Bill C-59, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures (June 19, 2015)  

Second reading of Bill C-59, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures (June 17, 2015)

Appropriation Bill No. 3, 2015-16—Third Reading (June 15, 2015)

Appropriation Bill No. 2, 2015-16—Third Reading (June 15, 2015)

The Estimates, 2015-16 (June 11, 2015)

Appropriation Bill No. 2, 2015-16—Second Reading (June 11, 2015)

The Estimates, 2015-16 (June 11, 2015)

Anti-terrorism Bill, C- 51—Third Reading (June 4, 2015)

The Estimates, 2014-15 (June 3, 2015)

Second reading of Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (April 23, 2015)

Third reading of Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts (April 1, 2015)

Appropriation Bill No. 1, 2015-16—Third Reading (March 31, 2015)

Appropriation Bill No. 5, 2014-15—Third Reading (March 31, 2015)

Appropriation Bill No. 1, 2015-16—Second Reading (March 30, 2015)

Appropriation Bill No. 5, 2014-15—Second Reading (March 30, 2015)

The Estimates, 2015-16 (March 25, 2015)

Third reading of Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act (enhancing hiring opportunities for certain serving and former members of the Canadian Forces) (March 25, 2015)

Economic Action Plan 2014 Bill, No. 2—Third Reading (December 16, 2014)

Economic Action Plan 2014 Bill, No. 2—Second Reading (December 12, 2014)

Second reading of Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act (enhancing hiring opportunities for certain serving and former members of the Canadian Forces) (December 11, 2014)

Economic Action Plan 2014 Bill, No. 2 (December 10, 2014)

Appropriation Bill No. 4, 2014-15—Third Reading (December 10, 2014)

Appropriation Bill No. 4, 2014-15—Second Reading (December 9, 2014)

Third reading of Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (December 8, 2014)

The Estimates, 2014-15 (December 3, 2014)

Second reading of Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (November 19, 2014)

Motion to Honour Soldiers who Fought in the Italian Campaign During the Second World War (June 19, 2014)

Economic Action Plan 2014 Bill, No. 1—Third Reading (June 18, 2014)

The Estimates, 2014-15 (June 12, 2014)

Third reading of Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts (June 11, 2014)

The Estimates, 2014-15 (June 10, 2014)

Tour of Alberta Inquiry (May 29, 2014)

Appropriation Bill No. 4, 2013-14—Third Reading (December 12, 2013)

Third reading of Bill C-4, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures (December 12, 2013)

Third reading of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (December 11, 2013)

Second reading of Bill S-207, An Act to amend the Conflict of Interest Act (gifts) (December 5, 2013)

Income Tax Act - Bill to Amend—Third Reading—Motions in Amendment and Sub-amendment (June 25, 2013)

Second reading of Bill S-222, An Act to amend the Conflict of Interest Act (gifts) (June 18, 2013)

Economic Action Plan 2013 Bill, No. 1—Second Reading (June 13, 2013)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act (May 28, 2013)

Second reading of Bill C-304, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (protecting freedom) (May 9, 2013)

Korean War Veterans Day Bill—Third reading (March 6, 2013)

Korean War Veterans Day Bill (December 11, 2012)

Third reading of Bill C- 46, An Act to amend the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act (October 31, 2012)

The Estimates, 2012-13 (June 14, 2012)

Appropriation Bill No. 3, 2012-13 (June 11, 2012)

Safe Streets and Communities Bill—Second Reading (December 16, 2011)

Tribute to the Honorable Tommy Banks (Dec 13, 2011)

Bill C-5, Enhanced New Veterans Charter Act—Third Reading (March 24, 2011)

Bill C-6, An Act respecting the safety of consumer products—Third Reading (December 10, 2009)

Bill C-6, An Act respecting the safety of consumer products—Second Reading (September 16, 2009)

Bill C-50, Budget Implementation 2008—Third Reading (June 17, 2008)

Progress Report on the Implementation of the Federal Accountability Act (April 9, 2008)

Bill C-2, The Federal Accountability Act—Third Reading (November 9, 2006)

Bill C-2, The Federal Accountability Act—Second Reading (June 27, 2006)

 

 

Other Events

Merchant Navy Veterans Day of Remembrance 2009

27th Asean Interparliamentary Organization General Assembly