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 health, the US border, workplace safety, ... Full Article

Tributes: The Honourable Claudette Tardif

Hon. Larry W. Smith (Leader of the Opposition): Honourable Senators, today we say goodbye to our colleague, Senator Claudette Tardif, after almost 13 years of public service in the Senate of Canada. Ever since she was appointed to this place in March 2005 on the recommendation of former Prime ... Full Article

Trudeau Senators Shut Down Debate

Jan.31, 2018 – Senator Larry W. Smith, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Leader of the Conservative Senate Caucus, made the following statement: Today, in an unprecedented move, the Government Leader’s Office, the Trudeau appointed Speaker of the Senate, and Trudeau’s ... Full Article

Tributes: The Honourable Joan Fraser

Hon. Larry W. Smith (Leader of the Opposition): Honourable senators, after almost 20 years of public service in the Senate of Canada, today we say goodbye to our colleague Senator Joan Fraser. Since she was appointed to this place in September 1998 on the recommendation of the former Prime ... Full Article

Tributes: The Late Honourable Tommy Banks, O.C.

Hon. Larry W. Smith (Leader of the Opposition): Honourable senators, I rise today to pay tribute to Honourable Thomas Benjamin Banks, who passed away peacefully on January 25, 2018, after a long battle with leukemia. During his 11 years in the Senate, Senator Banks was active, engaged and ... Full Article

Tribute to the Honourable Thomas Benjamin Banks

Honourable senators, I rise today to pay tribute to Honourable Thomas Benjamin Banks, who passed away peacefully on January 25, 2018, after a long battle with leukemia. During his 11 years in the Senate, Senator Banks was active, engaged and enthusiastic here in the chamber and in committee. ... Full Article

Statement of Senator Larry W. Smith

Jan.4, 2018 – Senator Larry W. Smith, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Leader of the Conservative Senate Caucus, made the following statement: “Following consultations with the Conservative Senate Caucus Leadership and the Conservative Party of Canada Leader, Andrew ... Full Article