Cannabis Bill: Concerns with Respect to Regulations

Hon. Larry W. Smith (Leader of the Opposition): I’d like to spend a few minutes. I studied regulations in the last few days, and I thought I could give some feedback that would be helpful for our whole group in terms of framing present and ... Full Article

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 ... Full Article


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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Full Article

A Tribute to the Honourable Tobias C. Enverga, Jr.

Honourable Senators, I rise today to pay tribute to one of our own, a colleague who left us much too soon – the Honourable Tobias Enverga, Jr., who passed away suddenly on November 16th. Au cours de son passage de cinq ans au Sénat du Canada, ... Full Article