Perspectives

Perspectives — November 5-9, 2018

Last week, the Hon. Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, appeared before the Senate Question Period where Senator Larry W. Smith, Leader of the Opposition, raised questions related to the border. Currently, ... Full Article

Perspectives — October 29-November 2, 2018

It was recently revealed that Statistics Canada is seeking the personal financial information of Canadians, without their prior knowledge or consent. Statistics Canada’s proposed “Personal Information Bank” would require nine of Canada’s ... Full Article

Perspectives — October 24-26, 2018

Recently, the Liberals claimed that their carbon tax will “cut carbon pollution across Canada by 80 to 90 million tonnes in 2022.” Internal government documents contradict this claim and estimate that the savings will be about 35% lower. ... Full Article

Perspectives — October 16–18, 2018

The Senate will finally study Bill C-79, An Act to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, ... Full Article

Perspectives — October 2 – 4, 2018

Conservative Senators are concerned about the construction timeline of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project. Last week, Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi announced that the government would not appeal the Federal Court of ... Full Article

Perspectives — September 25 – 27, 2018

Last week, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice, appeared before the Senate Question Period. The Senate Conservative Caucus took this opportunity to raise critical questions about the impending legalization of marijuana, set ... Full Article

Perspectives — September 18 – 20, 2018

The Senate resumed sitting last week, and our strong Conservative team in the Senate took the opportunity to ask the government serious questions. Marijuana is set to become legal in Canada in less than four weeks. Last spring, the Senate ... Full Article

Perspectives — June 18 – 21, 2018

As the session comes to an end in the Senate, I wish to reflect on the dedicated work that has taken place over the past few months. Our strong Conservative team has done diligent work reviewing the legislation brought before us. We remain ... Full Article

PERSPECTIVES — JUNE 4 – 7, 2018

Last week, Bill C-45, the government legislation proposed to legalize marijuana in Canada, passed in the Senate. Despite the passage of the bill, many significant concerns remain. In the face of a government that wanted legalization of ... Full Article

Perspectives — March 27-29, 2018

The implications of legalizing marijuana are serious and wide-ranging. Last week, the National Security and Defense Committee heard U.S. immigration lawyer Len Saunders, reminding senators that Canadians who admit to having used marijuana risk ... Full Article