Speeches

Bill C-42 is putting the public safety of Canadians at risk.

Bill C-42 is putting the public safety of Canadians at risk.

Minister Blaney and the government want to use Bill C-42 to give additional privileges to owners of restricted firearms.
Are Observers Still Necessary For The Seal Hunt?

Are Observers Still Necessary For The Seal Hunt?

Canada has nothing to hide, with its humane hunting techniques and painless practices set out by independent veterinarians.
Twenty-fifth Anniversary of Tragedy - École Polytechnique de Montréal

Twenty-fifth Anniversary of Tragedy - École Polytechnique de Montréal

As the 25th anniversary of the massacre that occurred on December 6, 1989, at the École Polytechnique approaches, I would like…
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Honourable senators, like my many colleagues who thought of it, I am proud to wear the symbol of the 25th anniversary of the…
Trademarks: Abandoning the Canadian System?

Trademarks: Abandoning the Canadian System?

I will start with trademarks for the simple reason that we have so many important players on the Canadian scene who are opposing…
Balanced representation of men and women: an issue of politics, economics and morality.

Balanced representation of men and women: an issue of politics, economics and morality.

Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to you about Bill S-217, which I am sponsoring, but I would like to begin by…
Section 43 of the Criminal Code: A licence for violence that must be abolished

Section 43 of the Criminal Code: A licence for violence that must be abolished

Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to Bill S-206, which seeks to protect children against standard child-rearing…
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Honourable senators, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is a complex, highly important and comprehensive…
The very concept of hitting to teach a lesson, no matter how hard the blow, makes no sense

The very concept of hitting to teach a lesson, no matter how hard the blow, makes no sense

Honourable senators, you know that this is not the first time that I have given a speech on this issue. However, over time, I…
C-11: when Goliath beat David

C-11: when Goliath beat David

Honourable senators, I would like to add to what has been said about Bill C-11 and to what we heard from a number of witnesses…
My speech against the conservative's time allocation motion on Bill C-10

My speech against the conservative's time allocation motion on Bill C-10

Honourable senators, I am usually very pleased to rise and speak in this place, but today, it is with great sadness and more…
C-10: to combat crime effectively and in the long term, we cannot limit ourselves to imprisoning offenders

C-10: to combat crime effectively and in the long term, we cannot limit ourselves to imprisoning offenders

Honourable senators, the Conservative government is proving once again, by introducing Bill C-10, which it calls the Safe…
Reorganization and Privatization of Atomic Energy of Canada Bill

Reorganization and Privatization of Atomic Energy of Canada Bill

Honourable senators, I rise today to talk to you at second reading of Bill S-225, An Act respecting the reorganization and…
Does violence lead to the use of force, or does using force lead to violence?

Does violence lead to the use of force, or does using force lead to violence?

For barely 100 years, if not less, science has been trying to reverse child rearing practices rooted for centuries in our…
What if the dark side of human nature were the result of standard child-rearing violence?

What if the dark side of human nature were the result of standard child-rearing violence?

It is worth noting that some of the worst atrocities have taken place in societies with brutal child-rearing methods, such as…
My last stand against Bill C-38 before the final vote!

My last stand against Bill C-38 before the final vote!

In 2003, Canada enjoyed a $9.1 billion surplus; in 2004, a $1.5 billion surplus; and in 2005, a $13.2 billion surplus. I am…
Tax Evasion is a Crime … Tax Havens Must be Destroyed

Tax Evasion is a Crime … Tax Havens Must be Destroyed

Honourable senators, allow me to say that the exercise we went through between January 2012 and March 2013 was something I had…