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Art Eggleton

The Hon. Art  Eggleton, P.C. Senator Art Eggleton has served the people of Canada and the city of Toronto in public office for over 35 years. He was appointed to the Senate on March 24, 2005, by the Rt Honourable Paul Martin and represents the province of Ontario.

News & Releases

Most Recent News

Senator Hubley Introduces Legislation for a National Day of Fiddling

2 Apr, 2014 | By | Today, in the Senate Chamber, Senator Elizabeth Hubley introduced a Private Member’s Bill for an Act respecting National Fiddling Day.

Open Caucus: March 26, 2014—Missing and murdered Aboriginal women

26 Mar, 2014 | By | Sadly, the story of a missing or murdered mother, sister, aunt, niece, or grandmother is not a singular story in Canada's aboriginal communities. For much of our history, this human rights tragedy has terrorized aboriginal families and communities. Many victims and families have suffered in darkness.

Green Party Leader Shows Leadership on Accountability

4 Mar, 2014 | By | Charlottetown Senator Percy Downe salutes the leadership shown by Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (Saanich-Gulf Islands, B.C), for her commitment to introduce a motion in the House of Commons asking the Auditor General to conduct a comprehensive audit of MP’s expenses. This comes in response to a letter he sent to all party leaders last week, asking them to consider such a measure.

The Senate Liberal Caucus: Bringing Canadians into Parliament

26 Feb, 2014 | By | The Senate Liberal Caucus today announced five initiatives, arising from its new independence, to do politics differently in the Senate.

House of Commons Should Follow Lead of Senate: Party Leaders Urged to Move Motion

26 Feb, 2014 | By | Charlottetown Senator Percy Downe has written all party leaders in the House of Commons (letter attached), urging one of them to show leadership in moving a motion inviting the Auditor General to conduct a comprehensive audit of members’ expenses.

Charlottetown Senator Calling on House of Commons to join the Senate in having Auditor General Audit Expenses of MPs

24 Feb, 2014 | By | Charlottetown Senator Percy Downe will table a Motion in the Senate tomorrow calling on the House of Commons to join the Senate in inviting the Auditor General to conduct the same comprehensive audit of Members’ expenses as is currently being conducted into the expenses of Senators.

Section 43 of the Criminal Code: A licence for violence that must be abolished

14 Feb, 2014 | By | Yesterday, Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette presented a speech on Bill S-206, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (protection of children against standard child-rearing violence), currently in its second reading. Bill S-206 seeks the repeal of section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada which allows parents to use force to educate their children.

Senator Dawson introduces bill to fix loophole in Canada Elections Act

12 Feb, 2014 | By | Senator Dennis Dawson today introduced Bill S-215, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (election expenses). This bill would classify all advertising bought by political parties in the three months immediately preceding the call of an election as an “election expense,” which would be included in the limits imposed on party expenses during the election campaign itself.

Senator Hervieux-Payette Calls for an Investigation into Senator Irving Gerstein

12 Dec, 2013 | By | Today, Senator Hervieux-Payette delivered a letter to Ms. Lyse Ricard, the Senate Ethics Officer, formally requesting an investigation into the conduct of Senator Irving Gerstein.

Auditor General of Canada – Report on Overseas Tax Evasion

27 Nov, 2013 | By | Charlottetown Senator Percy Downe welcomes the latest report by the Auditor General of Canada, examining the work of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as it relates to the issue of overseas tax evasion.

Re-introduction of Bill S-212: Boards of Modernization Act

27 Nov, 2013 | By | Today, Senator Hervieux-Payette proudly reintroduced Bill S-212, An Act to Modernize the Composition of the Boards of Directors of Certain Corporations, Financial Institutions and Parent Crown Corporations, and in Particular to Ensure the Balanced Representation of Women and Men on those Boards. This Bill essentially calls for a minimum requirement of 40 percent for each gender on boards of directors.

Senator Ringuette to speak on her new bill to stop abusive interest rates

26 Nov, 2013 | By | This afternoon Senator Pierrette Ringuette will speak in the Senate chamber in support of her recently tabled bill, S-210; An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Criminal Interest Rate).

Senate to Make Audio Proceedings of Chamber Publicly Available

21 Nov, 2013 | By | Beginning November 26, 2013, audio proceedings in the Senate Chamber will be made publicly available, announced today the chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration.

Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette Highlights National Child Day in Senate Chamber

20 Nov, 2013 | By | Today, the international community celebrates Child Day. Senator Hervieux-Payette declared the following in the Senate Chamber:

Senator Hervieux-Payette launches a national petition to support Bill S-206 against standard child-rearing violence

13 Nov, 2013 | By | Following the tabling of Bill S-206 on October 29, 2013, to protect children from child-rearing violence, Senator Hervieux-Payette is launching a national e-petition seeking public support for the bill.
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