The Liberal Senate Forum


facebook Ideas Forum youtube flickr

Meet Senator

David Smith

The Hon. David P. Smith, P.C., Q.C., B.A. LL.B. Appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator David Smith represents Ontario, and has served in the Senate since June 25, 2002.

Statements & Hansard

Alarming Suicide Rates

More on...



Read the comments left on this page or add yours.
Statement made on 26 February 2009 by Senator Dennis Dawson

Hon. Dennis Dawson:

Honourable senators, in the same vein, earlier in the month, on the occasion of the Quebec suicide prevention week, the Government of Quebec, in collaboration with the Association québécoise de prévention du suicide, launched a program specifically aimed at seniors. This new program is a response to the alarming suicide statistics for seniors. In spite of progress made in suicide prevention in recent years, the 50 to 64 and 65 and over age groups were the only ones that did not record a significant decrease in suicide. Given that the dynamics change from group to group, the fight against suicide among seniors requires a special program for this age group.

Can the Minister of State (Seniors) tell this chamber whether the Government of Canada will follow Quebec's lead with a specific plan for the prevention of suicide among seniors? If so, what strategy will the government adopt to solve this serious problem?

Please click here to read the full text of the Senator's question

Recent Statements from Liberal Senators

First Nations Control of First Nations Education Bill

10 Apr, 2014 | By Senator Lillian Eva Dyck | Honourable senators, I would like to say a few words about this motion. I am definitely in support of it. The idea of a First Nations education act is critically important to the welfare of First Nations across Canada, and especially to our young people.

Income Inequality

10 Apr, 2014 | By Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette | What does the government intend to do to learn from the financial crisis, reduce wealth inequality, and follow the lead of other jurisdictions that have started to rein in compensation that has nothing to do with the productivity of the people who earn the average salary of a Canadian in half a day?

Broadcast of Senate Proceedings

10 Apr, 2014 | By Senator Grant Mitchelll | What is the leader's personal opinion about televising the Senate?

National Pharmacare

10 Apr, 2014 | By Senator Art Eggleton | That was supported unanimously in the Senate, so I take it, senator, that you would be willing to now advance this idea to the government.

National Pharmacare

10 Apr, 2014 | By Senator James Cowan | My question is: Will this government put National Pharmacare on the agenda?
« 1 2 3 4 5  ... » 

You can retrieve this page at:
Please recycle this document.