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.
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.
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).
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.
20 Nov, 2013 | By | Today, the international community celebrates Child Day. Senator Hervieux-Payette declared the following in the Senate Chamber:
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.
30 Oct, 2013 | By | Manitoba Senator Maria Chaput drew the government’s attention to the matter of funding for Francophone newspapers in minority communities during Question Period in the Senate on October 29, 2013.
29 Oct, 2013 | By | Today, upon returning from Terre-des-Jeunes, a school in St-Eustache, where Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette discussed corporal punishment and standard child-rearing violence to fifty children in a fifth grade classroom, and, furthermore, organized a debate amongst them, she reintroduced Bill S-206, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children against standard child-rearing violence).
23 Oct, 2013 | By | Manitoba Senator Maria Chaput today introduced Bill S-205 in the Senate. The bill would modernize Part IV of the Official Languages Act – communications with and services to the public.
26 Sep, 2013 | By | Senator Pierrette Ringuette will introduce her bill to limit the fees charged to merchants on credit card purchases by the big credit card companies. This will be the 5th time Senator Ringuette has introduced legislation to deal with this pressing issue for Canadian businesses and consumers.
22 Aug, 2013 | By | In its latest report, the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources is calling on the federal government to initiate a major arm’s-length review of the country’s railway regulatory framework, standards and industry practices to meaningfully advance the safe transportation of dangerous goods by rail in Canada.
23 Jul, 2013 | By | Statement by Senator Pierrette Ringuette on the decision by the Competition Tribunal regarding a complaint filed against VISA and MasterCard:
18 Jun, 2013 | By | In November 2012, the Senate authorized the Standing Committee on National Security and Defence to examine harassment in the RCMP and report back on its findings. Since then, the committee heard testimony from numerous witnesses, all of whom provided valuable insight and advice.
17 Jun, 2013 | By | Charlottetown Senator Percy Downe has written Canada’s Premiers, urging them to use their nominees to the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Board of Management to demand accountability and action on the issue of overseas tax evasion.
13 Jun, 2013 | By | Charlottetown Senator Percy Downe has received correspondence from the Interim Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) regarding the refusal of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to cooperate with efforts to calculate this country’s tax gap (the difference between what is owed in taxes and what is actually collected).