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Speeches

June 26, 2013 - Inquiry: Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

June 18, 2013 - Orders of the day: Language Skills Bill (C-419)

April 25, 2013 - Orders of the day: Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament

April 24, 2013 - Statement: Journalists Lost in the Line of Duty

March 26, 2013 - Orders of the Day: Debate on Bill C-55

March 25, 2013 - Orders of the Day: Statement on the Law Touching the Succession to the Throne (C-53)

February 12, 2013 - Inquiry: Improved Mental Health for Inmates

February 7, 2013 - Orders of the Day: Bill to Amend the Official Languages Act (S-211)

November 20, 2012 - Orders of the Day: Bill to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (C-304)

June 29, 2012 - Orders of the Day: Maintening Merchants' Records of Sales of Non-restricted Firearms

June 12, 2012 - Orders of the Day: An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (C-26)

May 3, 2012 – Inquiry: Human Rights in Iran

May 2, 2012 - Orders of the Day: Aboriginal People Rights (S-207)

April 24, 2012 – Statement: Journalists Lost in the Line of Duty

March 8, 2012 – Question: Status of Women

March 1, 2012 – Speech: Speech on Bill C-10

December 16, 2011 - Orders of the Day: Speech on Bill C-20

November 15, 2011 - Orders of the Day: Speech on Study on User Fee Proposal

October 26, 2011 - Question Period: Bilingual Capacity of the Auditor General of Canada

June 22, 2011 - Statement: Cickle Cell Awareness Day

June 15, 2011 - Statement: Tribute to Journalists Lost in the Line of Duty

March 25, 2011 - Orders of the Day: Speech on Bill C-54

March 22, 2011 - Orders of the Day: Speech on National Holocaust Monument Bill

February 9, 2011 - Orders of the Day: Speech on the Supreme Court Act

October 21, 2010 - Oders of the Day: Report on the use of Assistive Voting Devises

April 8, 2008 - Inquiry: Voting Age

April 3, 2008 - Statement: Journalists Lost in the Line of Duty

 

June 19, 2007 – Human Rights: Study on Issues Related to National and International Human Rights Obligations

 

June 13, 2007 – Tribute: The Honourable Daniel Hays, P.C

 

June 5, 2007 – Constitution Act, 1867 (S-4 Senate Tenure) Report of Special Committee on Motion to Amend

 

May 31, 2007 – Human Rights: Report of Human Rights Committee Adopted

 

May 29, 2007 – Elected Senate: Proposed Model

 

May 1, 2007 – Statement: Journalists Lost in the Line of Duty

 

March 28, 2007 – Canadian National Vimy Memorial 

 

March 22, 2007 – Elected Senate: Proposed Model

 

February 20, 2007 – Government Response to Transport and Communications Committee Report—Inquiry

 

January 30, 2007 – Senator’s Statement: Congratulations to New and Outgoing Liberal Leadership

 

December 13, 2006 - Agreements Between Federal Government and Provinces and Territories on Child Care

 

December 11, 2006 - First Nations Jurisdiction Over Education in British Columbia Bill – second reading

 

December 6, 2006 – Petition: Young Volunteers

 

November 23, 2006 – Statement: Correction

 

November 7, 2006 - Report of Official Languages Committee (Acadians in NS)

 

November 7, 2006 - Medical Devices Registry Bill: Second reading

 

November 6, 2006 - Kyoto Protocol Inquiry

 

November 3, 2006 - Federal Accountability Bill: Committee report

 

October 26, 2006 - First Nations Government Recognition Bill (s-216)

 

October 25, 2006 - State of Literacy

 

October 5, 2006 – Inquiry: The Honourable Michael Kirby

 

June 28, 2006 - Study on Current State of Media Industries

 

June 28, 2006 - Constitution Act 1867 (S-4: Senate Tenure): Bill to Amend—Second Reading

 

June 28, 2006 - Notice of Motion Requesting Government Response to Report of Transport and Communications Committee

 

June 27, 2006 – Dali Lama: Motion to Bestow Honorary Citizenship

 

June 21, 2006 - Motion to Strike Special Committee on Senate Reform

 

June 15, 2006 – Motion Urging Government to Provide Long-term End-of-life Care

 

June 8, 2006 - Notice of Motion Expressing Congratulations and Confidence in Speaker

 

June 8, 2006 - Motion to Televise Proceedings

 

May 17, 2006 - Motion to Congratulate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Eightieth Birthday

 

May 9, 2006 – Statement: Women's Branch of Inter-Parliamentary Union

 

April 5, 2006 - Speech from the Throne: Address in Reply (Congratulations from Sen. Champagne)

 

April 5, 2006 – Senator Joan Fraser: Congratulations on Their Appointments

 

November 23, 2005 - Telecommunications Act: Bill to amend (C-37)

 

November 3, 2005 – Tribute: The Honourable Landon Pearson

 

November 2, 2005 – Official Languages: Committee Authorized to Study Effect of Relocating Federal Departments

 

November 1, 2005 – Statement: Parliamentary Seminar on Africa

 

September 29, 2005 – Social Affairs, Science and Technology: Motion to Authorize Committee to Study Parks Canada Historic Sites

 

July 6, 2005 - International Development Assistance Motion

 

July 6, 2005 - Civil Marriage Bill (C-38): Second Reading

 

June 22, 2005 – Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament: Committee Authorized to Study Participation of Senators by Telephone or Video Conference During Committee Meetings

 

June 21, 2005 - Conference on Women's Rights Inquiry

 

June 15, 2005 - Influence of Culture Inquiry

 

May 17, 2005 – Statement: The Late Judge Alan B. Gold, Q.C.

 

May 10, 2005 - Inter-Parliamentary Union Inquiry

 

April 14, 2005 – Statement: Journalists Killed in Line of Duty

 

November 16, 2004 – Tribute: The Honourable Laurier L. LaPierre, O.C.

 

October 21, 2004 – Tribute: Honourable Jean-Robert Gauthier

 

May 13, 2004 - Importance of Parliamentary and Inter-Parliamentary Associations

 

May 11, 2004 – Foreign Affairs: Study on Canada-United States and Canada-Mexico Trade Relationship

 

April 29, 2004 – Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Committee Authorized to Study Bilingual Status of City of Ottawa

 

April 27, 2004 – Criminal Code: Bill to Amend—Third Reading— Bill C-250, to amend the Criminal Code (hate propaganda)

 

February 4, 2004 – Human Rights: 2002 Berlin Resolution of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly