Keep up with all the latest events, press releases and accomplishments in the Senate of Canada, and the ongoing steps in modernizing the Upper Chamber.
Senate adopts bill to strengthen sexual assault law
Bill C-3 received Royal Assent on Thursday after final approval in the Senate.
New laws this session
A list of Government bills that have become law in the second session of the 43rd Parliament.
Senate launches pre-study on UNDRIP bill
The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples launches pre-study on Bill C-15.
Government bill proposes changes to reflect more independent Senate
Bill S-4 updates the Parliament of Canada Act.
Key Senate changes reflected in new medical assistance in dying law
Bill C-7 received Royal Assent on March 17.
Senate adopts COVID-19 support bill
Bill C-24 received Royal Assent on March 17.
Canada-U.K. trade preserved as continuity agreement adopted in Senate
Bill C-18, to implement the Canada-U.K. Trade Continuity Agreement, received Royal Assent on March 17.
Senate approves plan for final debate on medical assistance in dying bill
Third reading debate of Bill C-7 to be organized by theme.
Medical assistance in dying bill advances in Senate
Bill C-7 now moves to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.
Legislation to change medical assistance in dying system strikes the right balance: Senator Gold
“Bill C-7 strikes a reasonable balance between the rights of individuals to seek access to MAID and the safeguards necessary to protect the most vulnerable in society. It is sound in policy terms and on constitutional terms.”