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Tributes - The Late Honourable Tobias C. Enverga, Jr.

Hon. Joseph A. Day (Leader of the Senate Liberals): Honourable senators, I would also like to join others here today to express my sadness at the sudden death of our colleague, the Honourable Tobias Enverga, Jr. Senator Enverga had been with us here for just five years, but in his life he displayed a long-lasting commitment to public service. He worked hard and lent his voice to a number of worthy causes. He was a strong advocate for persons with disabilities, and he has been described repeated…
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Question Period - Ministry of Small Business and Tourism

QUESTION PERIOD Business of the Senate Pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on December 10, 2015, to receive a Minister of the Crown, the Honourable  Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, appeared before honourable senators during Question Period. The Hon. the Speaker: Today we have with us for Question Period the Honourable Bardish Chagger, P.C., M.P., Minister of Small Business and Tourism. On behalf of all senat…
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Budget Implementation Bill, 2017, No. 2: Motion to Authorize Certain Committees to Study Subject Matter Negatived

Budget Implementation Bill, 2017, No. 2 Motion to Authorize Certain Committees to Study Subject Matter Negatived     Hon. Joseph A. Day (Leader of the Senate Liberals): Honourable colleagues, this motion has really two aspects. They do blend together and sometimes we talk about them together, but it’s important that we understand there are two aspects. One is the length of this particular omnibus budget bill. This one is 317 pages. A couple of banks are created in it. I have made argume…
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The Honourable Serge Joyal, P.C. - Congratulations on Samuel Champlain Award

The Honourable Serge Joyal, P.C. Congratulations on Samuel Champlain Award Hon. Joseph A. Day (Leader of the Senate Liberals): Honourable senators, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Battles of Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele, and the Institut France-Canada has decided to present the Samuel de Champlain award to three recipients. One of our colleagues was one of those recipients and was presented with the award last week. Created in 1997 by the Institut France-Canada, the Canadian …
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Question Period - Ministry of Environment and Climate Change - National Parks

QUESTION PERIOD Ministry of Environment and Climate Change National Parks Hon. Joseph A. Day (Leader of the Senate Liberals): Minister, thank you very much for being here. My question relates to Parks Canada. This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fundy Trail. In my province of New Brunswick, we’re particularly proud of the magnificent Fundy Trail which leads into Fundy National Park. The trail is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We can boast of the beauty of Fundy National Par…
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The Senate Motion in Relation to Committee Membership Adopted

The Senate Motion in Relation to Committee Membership Adopted Hon. Joseph A. Day (Leader of the Senate Liberals), pursuant to notice of November 2, 2017, moved: That, notwithstanding any provisions of the Rules or usual practice, and except in relation to the Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators, as of the end of the day on November 19, 2017: 1.1.the senators who are members of the Committee of Selection, the Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization,…
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Tributes - The Honourable Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, C.M.

Tributes The Honourable Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, C.M.     Hon. Joseph A. Day (Leader of the Senate Liberals): I also want to join with my colleagues in paying tribute to Senator Ogilvie as he prepares to leave us after eight years of service in this place. While we came from opposite sides of the political spectrum, we do share points in common. We are both proud to come from the beautiful part of the world called the Maritimes, he from Nova Scotia and I from New Brunswick. We both have …
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The Senate - Notice of Motion in Relation to Committee Membership

The Senate Notice of Motion in Relation to Committee Membership Hon. Joseph A. Day (Leader of the Senate Liberals): Honourable senators, I give notice that, at the next sitting of the Senate, I will move: That, notwithstanding any provisions of the Rules or usual practice, and except in relation to the Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators, as of the end of the day on November 19, 2017: 1.1.the senators who are members of the Committee of Selection, the Speci…
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Tributes - The Late Honourable P. Michael Pitfield, P.C., O.C.

The Late Honourable P. Michael Pitfield, P.C., O.C.   Hon. Joseph A. Day (Leader of the Senate Liberals): Honourable senators, I would like to join my colleague in paying tribute to the Honourable Michael Pitfield. Much has been written in recent days about Senator Pitfield’s close relationship with Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, how he became Clerk of the Privy Council at the age of 37, how he played a key role in repatriating the Constitution and how, as clerk, he modernized dec…
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Pipeline Safety Inquiry

Pipeline Safety Inquiry—Debate Concluded On the Order: Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Mockler, calling the attention of the Senate to the issue of pipeline safety in Canada, and the nation-building project that is the Energy East proposal, and its resulting impact on the Canadian economy. Hon. Joseph A. Day (Leader of the Senate Liberals): Colleagues, this matter is on the fifteenth day. I had originally intended to speak on the issue of the Energy East Pipelin…
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