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