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 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.”
Senate debates medical assistance in dying bill
Senator Chantal Petitclerc is sponsoring the legislation 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 adopts pandemic relief bill for Canadian businesses
Bill C-9 received Royal Assent on Thursday.
Senate approves pre-study on pandemic relief bill for Canadian businesses
Standing Senate Committee on National Finance to study the subject matter of Bill C-9.
Senate gets headstart on medical assistance in dying bill
Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs to examine subject matter of Bill C-7.
Statement on the senseless attacks in Quebec City
Senator Marc Gold delivered a statement in the Senate following the October 31 attack that killed two and injured five.
Senate approves hybrid sitting model
Senators who are unable to travel to Ottawa will be able to participate in Senate sittings virtually as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.