Tribute to the Late Gordon “Gord” Brown, M.P.

Hon. Larry W. Smith (Leader of the Opposition): Honourable Senators, today we have experienced a terrible loss within our parliamentary family. Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, passed away suddenly this morning. Gord was only 57 years ... Full Article

SENATORS’ STATEMENTS – Toronto Tragedy

Hon. Larry W. Smith (Leader of the Opposition): Honourable senators, I rise today with a heavy heart to offer my deepest condolences to the victims and their families of the terrible incident that took place in Toronto yesterday. To the 10 people whose lives were taken, our prayers are with ... Full Article

Tributes – The Late Honourable Douglas Everett

Hon. Larry W. Smith (Leader of the Opposition): I have some of the text, actually, that Senator Day spoke of. If I could make a comment to our senators here, one of the things I appreciated the most in coming into the Senate was having the ability the meet with senators who had been here for ... Full Article

SENATORS’ STATEMENTS – Humboldt Tragedy

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