22 May, 2013 | By Senator Terry Mercer | I do not plan to speak long, honourable senators, but I do think it is worth mentioning that the changes to the travel policy are going to limit the ability of many senators to do the good work that they do for the people of Canada.
22 May, 2013 | By Senator James Cowan | Honourable senators, before I begin my remarks I must say that I am disappointed by the remarks of Senator LeBreton. She holds the position of Leader of the Government in the Senate. She has an overwhelming majority in this Senate. She has certain responsibilities and certain standards that her colleagues expect her to maintain.
22 May, 2013 | By Senator George Furey | Would you support having the committee's hearings open and accessible to all Canadians and to the media?
22 May, 2013 | By Senator James Cowan | Is it normal practice for the staff of the Prime Minister's Office to intervene in the Senate on major issues without informing you, the Government Leader in the Senate and the cabinet minister responsible to the Senate, about what they are doing?
22 May, 2013 | By Senator Elizabeth Hubley | Honourable senators, I rise today to recognize the ninety-fifth anniversary of 4-H Prince Edward Island and the one hundredth national anniversary of the organization.
22 May, 2013 | By Senator Mobina Jaffer | Honourable senators, on Saturday, May 18, I was honoured to join thousands of Canadians of many different faiths at the inauguration of the Baitur Rahman Mosque in Delta, British Columbia. The Baitur Rahman Mosque is now the largest Ahmadiyya Muslim house of worship in British Columbia.
22 May, 2013 | By Senator Jim Munson | Honourable senators, given the special nature of this day, I would like to seek leave from the Senate to deliver my statement while seated, to honour Canadians who use wheelchairs each and every day.
21 May, 2013 | By Senator James Cowan | Honourable senators, to better understand my question of privilege, I think it is important to take a few moments to review how we got here.
21 May, 2013 | By Senator Roméo Dallaire | Honourable senators, I rise to speak at second reading about Bill C-15, an act that seeks to modernize Canada's military justice system. While the goal of modernization is essential, the bill has some problems and I cannot support it in its current form.
21 May, 2013 | By Senator James Cowan | Do you believe that it was appropriate for the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff, Nigel Wright, to make a payment of more than $90,000 to Senator Duffy while his expenses were the subject of an ongoing forensic audit to enable him to repay his inappropriate expense claims?
21 May, 2013 | By Senator Terry Mercer | Honourable senators, during the month of May, the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists aims to raise awareness and educate people about speech, language and hearing disorders in Canada.
21 May, 2013 | By Senator Roméo Dallaire | Honourable senators, I too would like to express my respects to Senator Doug Finley. As the senators just indicated, there is also and we must also continue to pursue beyond that and into the future. I wish today to rise in order to congratulate Colonel Chris Hadfield for being the first Canadian to command the International Space Station. He did so with gusto, with initiative, with zeal and with imagination.
21 May, 2013 | By Senator David Smith | Honourable senators, I, too, am rising to pay tribute to Senator Finley. He and I became friends within the last few years. I think all here would understand that we were never political allies, but to me it is always the individual that matters, not the category.
21 May, 2013 | By Senator Pierrette Ringuette | Honourable senators, I am normally very pleased to rise here to speak to you about the various issues that matter to me, but today, it is with a heavy heart that I rise to pay tribute to our former colleague, Senator Doug Finley, who left us far too soon.
9 May, 2013 | By Senator Joseph Day |