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June 2018

Senator Dennis Patterson

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hon. Dennis Glen Patterson: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to the twenty-ninth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, which speaks to Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018, and other measures.
 

Senator Dennis Patterson

June 19, 2018

Hon. Dennis Glen Patterson: Honourable senators, I rise to today to speak to the message from the other place regarding Bill C-45.

As I thought about whether or not I would vote to accept the message or advocate this chamber holding our ground, I not only reflected on everything I’ve heard through Nunavut and throughout our fulsome study and debate of the bill, but I also reviewed Senator Harder’s paper from this past April entitled “Complementarity: the Senate’s Constitutional Role.”

Senator Dennis Patterson

Budget Implementation Bill, 2018, No. 1 June 12, 2018 Senator Patterson: Thank you, Your Honour. I would like to thank the Chair of the Finance Committee for drawing attention to the special situation that the residents of my region face in …

Senator Dennis Patterson

Bill to Amend—Third Reading—Debate June 7, 2018 Hon. Dennis Glen Patterson: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to Bill C-45. Since the bill was introduced in our chamber at the end of November, we have had five committees study it. We …

Senator Dennis Patterson

June 5, 2018 Hon. Dennis Glen Patterson: Honourable senators, I wish to speak to Bill C-45. One the key themes relating to the legalization of marijuana is the desire to eradicate the black market. As Parliamentary Secretary Bill Blair put it during …

Senator Dennis Patterson

Bill to Amend—Third Reading—Debate Continued June 1, 2018 Hon. Dennis Glen Patterson: Honourable senators, I rise to speak to Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts. I …