Hon. Larry W. Smith (Leader of the Opposition): It is with a heavy heart that I rise today to offer my condolences to the families, friends and community members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. Together we grieve as a country. Together we mourn the tragic loss of the Humboldt ... 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 being banned for life from entering the United ... Full Article

Cannabis Bill – Second Reading

Hon. Larry W. Smith (Leader of the Opposition): Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to Bill C-45. Since the bill was passed in the other place, we have heard significant concerns from many of our colleagues of all parties and groups here in the Senate, representing all corners of the ... 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 measures to accelerate getting our landlocked resources ... Full Article

STATEMENT by Senator Larry W. Smith on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ON — Senator Larry W. Smith, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Leader of the Senate Conservative Caucus, issued the following statement today on International Women’s Day: “On behalf of the Senate Conservative Caucus, I am pleased to ... 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. Instead, we will give a voice to those in the ... Full Article

Tributes: The Late Honourable Bert Brown

Hon. Larry W. Smith (Leader of the Opposition): Honourable senators, I rise today in tribute to our former colleague from Alberta, the Honourable Bert Brown, who recently passed away. Over 30 years ago, in 1984, Bert Brown caught the attention of Canadians when he plowed the words “Triple E ... Full Article