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SOCIAL AFFAIRS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

SOCI committee is mandated to examine legislation and issues pertaining to social, cultural, labor, health, and welfare matters. Additionally, this committee examines matters related to immigration, consumer affairs and youth affairs

NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENCE

SECD Committee has the mandate to examine legislation and study issues related to national defence, security and veterans affairs.

 

 

Interventions

December 8, 2020 - Question Period — Health: COVID -19 Vaccine Rollout

Hon. Rosemary Moodie:   Honourable senators, this question is for the Government Representative in the Senate.   Senator Gold, I wanted to ask you a question about the vaccine rollout. The federal government has not been clear around who will get the vaccine and when. This has raised criticism for the lack of specific details of a well-defined plan. Senator, this criticism is particularly focused on areas that designated planners do have the ability to exercise some degree of c…
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November 3, 2020 - Question Period — Public Safety - De-escalation and Anti-Racism Training

Hon. Rosemary Moodie: This question is for the Government Representative in the Senate. Senator Gold, yesterday the CBC reported that the RCMP is looking to update its de-escalation training and to introduce mandatory anti-racism training. Senator Gold, you will recall that when Minister Blair appeared before our Committee of the Whole back in June, he responded to a question from Senator McCallum by committing to: . . . make changes to the RCMP Act to establish a stronger an…
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December 1, 2020  — Inquiry-Debate Adjourned  — The Honourable Landon Pearson

Hon. Rosemary Moodie rose pursuant to notice of November 5, 2020: That she will call the attention of the Senate to the career of former senator the Honourable Landon Pearson. She said: Honourable senators, I rise today to honour a remarkable Canadian, former senator Landon Pearson, who recently celebrated her ninetieth birthday. Former senator Landon Pearson dedicated over 65 years to working for the betterment of children’s lives, both in Canada and internationally. Her dist…
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November 19, 2020  — Senators’ Statements — National Child Day

Hon. Rosemary Moodie: Honourable senators, today I rise in celebration of Canada’s children on the eve of National Child Day, which will take place tomorrow, November 20. Canada is home to 8 million children; that’s nearly one in five Canadians under the age of 18. You’ve heard me say before that every child is worthy of every opportunity to grow and thrive. So far, 2020 has been a tough year for all of us, but it has been especially tough for children. I would humbly submit t…
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November 17, 2020  — Criminal Code  — Bill to Amend  — Second Reading-Debate Continued

Hon. Rosemary Moodie: Honourable senators, I rise to speak to Bill S-207, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (independence of the judiciary), a bill that amends the Criminal Code to give judges more discretion not to impose minimum sentences when they consider it just and reasonable. First, I would like to begin by thanking my honourable colleague Senator Kim Pate for reintroducing this bill. This is one of the many ways she continues to fight for a Canada that is more just. We…
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November 5, 2020 - Second Reading--Debate Continued - Commissioner for Children and Youth in Canada Bill

Hon. Dennis Glen Patterson: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to Bill S-210, An Act to establish the Office of the Commissioner for Children and Youth in Canada. First, I do want to be clear that I completely agree with the intent of this bill. Of course, no one here can argue the importance of giving a strong voice to and legislating protections for all of Canada’s children and youth. I applaud Senator Moodie’s dedication to this goal and what have been tireless ef…
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October 28, 2020 — Question Period — Finance — Support for Children and Families

Hon. Rosemary Moodie: Honourable senators, this question is for the Government Representative in the Senate. Senator Gold, in September, UNICEF Canada released a report on the state of children in Canada in comparison to other OECD countries. Canada was ranked in that report thirtieth out of 38 countries in terms of the well-being of our children. We ranked twenty-eighth on spending on children and families, spending 1.68% of GDP compared to the OECD average of 2.38%. Switzer…
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June 22, 2020 - Second Reading - Debate Adjourned - Commissioner for Children and Youth in Canada Bill

Hon. Rosemary Moodie: Moved second reading of Bill S-217, An Act to establish the Office of the Commissioner for Children and Youth in Canada. She said: Honourable senators, it is a great honour to speak at second reading as sponsor of Bill S-217, An Act to establish the Office of the Commissioner for Children and Youth in Canada. . . . I have been waiting for this moment for a very long time, and I believe most Canadians have been waiting for this moment for a long time as w…
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