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The Hidden Free Trade Caveats of the Conservative Government

The Hidden Free Trade Caveats of the Conservative Government

This past May, I addressed the Senate 7 times with the intention of questioning the government’s policies. Flash back.
Gentlemen, Lean into Women on Boards!

Gentlemen, Lean into Women on Boards!

Today I spoke in favor of the act to modernize the composition of the boards of directors of certain corporations, financial…
Harper’s electoral reform: broken democracy

Harper’s electoral reform: broken democracy

After listening to the wise words of my colleagues, I would like to add my francophone voice to theirs and quote from a…
My Call for an Investigation by the Senate Ethics Officer into Senator Irving Gerstein

My Call for an Investigation by the Senate Ethics Officer into Senator Irving Gerstein

Today, I delivered a letter to Ms. Lyse Ricard, the Senate Ethics Officer, formally requesting an investigation into the conduct…
When will the Conservatives finally protect children by removing section 43 of the Criminal Code? My question to the Government

When will the Conservatives finally protect children by removing section 43 of the Criminal Code? My question to the Government

Hon. Céline Hervieux-Payette: Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. Last week we…
Re-introduction of Bill S-212: Boards of Modernization Act

Re-introduction of Bill S-212: Boards of Modernization Act

Today, I reintroduced Bill S-212, An Act to Modernize the Composition of the Boards of Directors of Certain Corporations,…
The Gender Gap in Politics – University of Ottawa Seminar, November 21, 2013

The Gender Gap in Politics – University of Ottawa Seminar, November 21, 2013

Yesterday I attended a seminar organized by the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. I had the pleasure of…
CASIS Terrorism and Canada Symposium, November 20, 2013

CASIS Terrorism and Canada Symposium, November 20, 2013

The Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS) held its annual symposium, Terrorism and Canada Symposium…
Child Day: My Statement in the Senate Chamber

Child Day: My Statement in the Senate Chamber

The Government of Canada established National Child Day on March 19, 1993, in recognition of two historical events for children:…
National Petition to Support Bill S-206 to Protect Children Against Standard Child-Rearing Violence

National Petition to Support Bill S-206 to Protect Children Against Standard Child-Rearing Violence

Section 43 of the Canadian Criminal Code comes straight out of the 19th century, permitting parents to hit their children for…