Perspectives

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

Perspectives – February 27 – March 1, 2018

Liberal Budget 2018 was another missed opportunity for Justin Trudeau and the Canadian economy. The world economy is roaring but Trudeau is failing to turn this opportunity into results for Canadians. Trudeau has failed to take concrete ... Full Article

Perspectives – February 13-15, 2018

As you may know, the Senate is beginning the review of Bill C-45 (legalization of marijuana) and Bill C-46 (impaired driving). The Senate Conservative Caucus has been clear from the beginning that we will not proceed in an obstructionist manner. ... Full Article

Perspectives – February 6-8, 2018

This week, Senator David Tkachuk called for an emergency debate in the Senate in an effort to persuade the Prime Minister to take immediate action to resolve the growing tensions surrounding the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline project. ... Full Article

Perspectives – January 30 – February 1, 2018

Senate begins the review of Bill C-45 (legalization of marijuana) and Bill C-46 (impaired driving). The Official Opposition in the Senate wishes to be mindful of the wide-reaching implications of the legalization of marijuana on: youth, mental ... Full Article

Perspectives — December 5-8, 2017

On May 29, 2017, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said in a statement in the House of Commons regarding the procurement of fighter jets: “Yes, there were options for buying old ones. No, we do not want to buy used equipment; we want to invest in ... Full Article

Perspectives — November 28-30, 2017

The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) released a report entitled Analysis of Changes to the Taxation of Corporate Passive Investment Income, which confirms the Finance Minister’s assault targets Canadian small businesses. The report found ... Full Article

Perspectives — November 21-23, 2017

I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our colleague and friend, Senator Tobias C. Enverga, Jr. Senator Enverga will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him, and equally by those who were not fortunate enough to ... Full Article

Perspectives — November 7-9, 2017

I would like to congratulate the Honourable Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie for his outstanding contribution to Canada in his service as senator as well as his contributions to science and innovation over the course of his career. He leaves the Senate ... Full Article

Perspectives — October 31 – November 2, 2017

It was another dark week in economic news with little reaction from the Trudeau government. The Parliamentary Budget Officer released a financial update. The report concluded that economic growth will slow in the coming year. Consumer spending ... Full Article