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Statements

Click the links below to review past statements I have given in the Senate. 

Senator's Statements

His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh—Expression of Thanks upon Announcement of Retirement (May 11, 2017)

Air Force Day on the Hill (May 9, 2017)

Battle of Vimy Ridge—One Hundredth Anniversary (April 12, 2017)

The Late Honourable Bill Rompkey, P.C. (April 5, 2017)

The Honourable Claude Carignan, P.C.—Expressions of Thanks for Role as Leader (March 30, 2017)

The Late Ruth Lynette Stanley, O.N.B. (March 2, 2017)

The Late Stuart McLean, O.C. (February 16, 2017)

The Late Honourable Marcel Prud'homme, P.C. (February 2, 2017)

The Honourable John D. Wallace—Tributes (January 31, 2017)

Republic of Kazakhstan—Twenty-fifth Anniversary of Independence (December 15, 2016)

The Honourable Nancy Ruth, C.M.—Tributes (December 14, 2016)

New Senators—Congratulations on Appointments (December 14, 2016)

The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore—Tributes (December 13, 2016)

New Senators—Congratulations on Appointments (December 1, 2016)

Canadian Electricity Association—One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Anniversary (November 30, 2016)

New Brunswick—Presentation of Military Artifacts to Canadian War Museum (November 23, 2016)

New Senator—Congratulations on Appointment (November 23, 2016)

The Honourable Serge Joyal, P.C., O.C., O.Q.—Congratulations on Barreau du Québec's Advocatus Emeritus Distinction (November 15, 2016)

New Senators—Congratulations on Appointments (November 15, 2016)

The Honourable James S. Cowan—Congratulations on 2016 Advocacy Award Conferred by the American Society of Human Genetics (November 3, 2016)

The Late Honourable Isobel Finnerty (October 6, 2016)

Leadership of Senate Liberals (September 28, 2016)

Leadership of Senate Liberals (September 27, 2016)

Paul G. Kitchen—Rothesay Netherwood School—Congratulations on Retirement (June 17, 2016)

New Brunswick—Commemoration of Tragedy in Moncton (June 8, 2016)

World Intellectual Property Day (April 19, 2016)

2016 CIS University Cup Men's Hockey Championship—Congratulations to University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds (April 13, 2016)

Royal Canadian Air Force (April 12, 2016)

The Honourable Roméo Antonius Dallaire, O.C., C.M.M., G.O.Q.—Veteran Trainers to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers (March 9, 2016)

The Honourable Maria Chaput—Tributes (February 24, 2016)

The Honourable Hugh Segal, C.M.—Congratulations on Conference of Defence Associations Institute's Vimy Award (December 10, 2015)

Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research—Sixth Annual Forum (December 8, 2015)

Terry Fox Run—Thirty-fifth Anniversary (June 25, 2015)

Magna Carta—Eight Hundredth Anniversary (June 22, 2015)

New Brunswick’s Fighting 26th Battalion—One Hundredth Anniversary of Departure for First World War (June 16, 2015)

Tributes to the Late Honourable Pierre Claude Nolin, Speaker of the Senate (April 29, 2015)

World Intellectual Property Day (April 21, 2015)

The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, P.C.—Tributes (February 25, 2015)

New Brunswick—Proclamation of Provincial Flag—Fiftieth Anniversary (February 24, 2015)

First World War—Christmas Day 1914 (December 16, 2014)

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (October 9, 2014)

The Late Frederick Joseph Ross, C.M., O.N.B. (October 1, 2014)

New Brunswick—2014 Provincial Election Results (September 23, 2014)

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Royal 22nd Regiment—One Hundredth Anniversaries (September 18, 2014)

Ms. Marilyn Williams (September 16, 2014)

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

Tour of Alberta Inquiry—Debate Concluded (May 29, 2014)

D-Day Seventieth Anniversary (May 28, 2014)

Air Force Appreciation Day on Parliament Hill (May 27, 2014)

NATO Parliamentary Assembly (May 7, 2014)

World Intellectual Property Day (May 6, 2014)

The Late Mary Majka, C.M., O.N.B. (March 25, 2014)

The Late Molly Lamb Bobak, C.M., O.N.B. (March 6, 2014)

The Late Major William John "Danny" McLeod, M.C., C.D. (February 5, 2014)

UNESCO Youth Forum on Social Inclusion (December 10, 2013)

Duke of Edinburgh's Awards (October 29, 2013)

The Late Neil Reynolds and The Late Peter Worthington (May 28, 2013)

Battle of the Atlantic (May 2, 2013)

World Women's Curling Championship 2013 (March 25, 2013)

The Late Stompin' Tom Connors, O.C. (March 7, 2013)

The Canada-USA Price Gap (February 7, 2013)

International Human Rights Day (December 10, 2012)

The War of 1812 (October 24, 2012)

Korean War (September 27, 2012)

The Late Bruno Joseph Bobak, C.M. (September 26, 2012)

Bomber Command (June 26, 2012)

Charter of Rights and Freedoms (May 16, 2012)

Intellectual Property in Innovation and World Trade (May 15, 2012)

Royal Canadian Air Force (April 24, 2012)

Recognition of Service of Bomber Command during World War II (April 4, 2012)

Royal Canadian Air Cadets (March 7, 2012)

New Brunswickers in Wartime Exhibit (December 16, 2011)

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (June 8, 2011)

Air Force Appreciation Day 2010 (May 14, 2010)

World Intellectual Property Day 2010 (April 27, 2010)

Political Spin (April 14, 2010)

Canada Foundation for Innovation (April 13, 2010)

Fortieth Anniversary of Canada-China Relations (March 16, 2010)

Tribute to Senator John G. Bryden (November 24, 2009)

Tribute to the Late Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc (November 3, 2009)

United States Senator Olympia J. Snowe (October 28, 2009)

Sixtieth Anniversary of the People's Republic of China (October 1, 2009)

Training Programs for Cadets (September 15, 2009)

China-Canada Legislative Association Delegation Visit (June 9, 2009)

Tribute to Senator Norm Atkins (June 3, 2009)

Air Force Appreciation Day 2009 (May 12, 2009)

World Intellectual Property Day 2009 (April 21, 2009)

Vimy Ridge Day 2009 (April 2, 2009)

Agent Orange (March 26, 2009)

Tribute to Senator Michel Biron (March 11, 2009)

One Hundredth Anniversary of Aviation in Canada (February 24, 2009)

Tribute to Senator Marilyn Trenholme Counsell (February 5, 2009)

NATO Parliamentary Assembly (December 2, 2008)

Recognizing Service of Bomber Command (June 18, 2008)

John Peters Humphrey Memorial (June 16, 2008)

50th Anniversary of NORAD (May 13, 2008)

100th Anniversary of the Public Service Commission of Canada (April 30, 2008)

World Intellectual Property Day 2008 (April 15, 2008)

Vimy Ridge Day 2008 (April 9, 2008)

Air Force Appreciation Day 2008 (April 8, 2008)

Tribute to Terrance Christopher, Usher of the Black Rod (Ret'd) (March 6, 2008)

National Flag Day (February 26, 2008)

The Battle of Vimy Ridge - A Nation Remembers (March 28, 2007)

World Intellectual Property Day 2006 (April 26, 2006)

Mongolian Presidential Inauguration (June 29, 2005)

World Environment Day (June 8, 2005)

Sixty-first Anniversary of D-Day (June 7, 2005)

60th Anniversary of VE Day (May 5, 2005)