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2016

Senator Dennis Patterson

September 28, 2016 Honourable Senators, on September 20, 1996, inspired by a Canadian-led initiative to form an intergovernmental Arctic governance body, the Ottawa Declaration formally established the Arctic Council, “a high-level intergovernmental forum to provide a means for promoting cooperation, …

Senator Dennis Patterson

June 21, 2016 Honourable senators, I rise before you today on National Aboriginal Day to echo the sentiments that Senator Dyck expressed here today, and I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the other six exceptional … 

Senator Dennis Patterson

June 2, 2016 Honourable senators, I rise today to participate in this important discourse on Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code with respect to medically assisted dying. My views may not reflect those of the majority of …

Senator Dennis Patterson

May 17, 2016 Honourable senators, I’m delighted today to pay tribute to my father, Glen Patterson, who has been a constant unflagging support and inspiration to me in my career in politics and in life. From my youngest years, I … 

Senator Dennis Patterson

May 3, 2016 Honourable Senators, I am pleased to speak to Third Reading of an Act Respecting National Seal Products Day. I am happy that I am able to give this speech in the presence of its sponsor, Senator Celine …

Senator Dennis Patterson

March 24, 2016 Honourable Senators, This motion is directly connected to my bill, S-221. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled, on April 25, 2014, that an Act of Parliament alone could remove the net worth requirements for all senators as …

Senator Dennis Patterson

February 25, 2016 Honourable Senators, I rise today to deliver my response to the Speech from the Throne. On December 4, 2015, the Governor General “[called] on all parliamentarians to work together, with a renewed spirit of innovation, openness and … 

Senator Dennis Patterson

February 23, 2016 Honourable senators, I rise today to speak in support of bill S-208, An Act Respecting National Seal Products Day.  I would like to thank Senator Hervieux-Payette for her longtime support for, and defense of the seal industry in Canada. It is … 

Senator Dennis Patterson

February 16, 2016 Tribute to Stuart Milton Hodgson, Former Commissioner of the Northwest Territories Honourable Senators, I rise to pay tribute to Stuart Milton Hodgson, Commissioner of the Northwest Territories from 1967 to 1979, during a time of monumental change. …