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Ottawa, June 29, 2021 – In its last sitting before adjournment for the summer, the Senate of Canada adopted Bill C-12, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, without amendment, making it Canada’s first government-initiated climate accountability law.
Climate accountability legislation is crucial to achieve Canada’s international commitments under the Paris Agreement and finally addressing the climate emergency by joining the global race to net-zero. Since Canada has consistently failed
“Budget 2021: A great step where we need to leap” according to Honourable Rosa Galvez, Independent Senator and recipient of Clean50 Award
Monday, April 19, 2021
The Honourable Rosa Galvez, independent Senator and recipient of the 2021 Clean50 award, made the following statements in reaction to the Budget 2021 introduced this afternoon:
“The budget is a great step forward despite the fact that it comes at a moment where the
Ottawa, February 25, 2021 – Today, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) published a report on the cost-savings and greenhouse gas emissions reduction occasioned by the implementation of a hybrid Parliament system as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among its key findings, the report found that limited in-person attendance and virtual participation resulted in an annual net saving of $6,181,000 for both houses of Parliament, in great part due
Ottawa, November 19, 2020
The Honourable Senator Rosa Galvez made the following statements this morning in reaction to the introduction of Bill C-12, An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada’s efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050:
“I am very happy that as a country we are taking this first step to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and our Paris Agreement commitment to finally
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The Honourable Rosa Galvez, independent senator, made the following statements in reaction to the Speech from the Throne this afternoon:
“The Speech from the Throne is a step forward; unfortunately, it comes at a moment where the country needs the courage and hope to take a giant leap forward. The electrification of transport and energy efficient retrofits are good initiatives but
Ottawa, July 18, 2019 – Senators Rosa Galvez, Éric Forest and André Pratte, Quebec members of the Independent Senators Group, applaud Ottawa’s decision to award a contract worth half a billion dollars to Chantier Davie for maintenance work on three Halifax-class frigates. This contract will support 400 jobs at the Lévis shipyard. “This is excellent news for Davie and for Quebec’s shipbuilding industry. We know that the federal government
Vancouver, November 2, 2018 – Yesterday, the Canadian Hispanic Business Alliance named the Honourable Rosa Galvez (Québec – Bedford) as one of TD’s 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians. The ceremony was held in Vancouver, BC, in conjunction with Latincouver’s Inspirational Latin Awards.
TD’s 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians is celebrating its 12th annual edition. This distinction, awarded by the Hispanic Business Alliance, highlights outstanding Hispanics from across the nation.
Ottawa, June 22, 2018 – Last week, on Friday, June 15, 2018, Senator Rosa Galvez (Quebec – Bedford) awarded four Quebec scientists the Senate 150 Medal in a ceremony at the Senate of Canada. The Senate 150 Medals are awarded by Senators to Canadians whose generosity, dedication, volunteerism and hard work make their communities a better place.
The four scientists recognized by Senator Galvez are Dr. Jacques Corbeil (Quebec, Qc), Dr. Jean-Marie
Ottawa, June 21, 2018 – Yesterday, the House of Commons voted unanimously to pass Bill S-218, An Act respecting Latin American Heritage Month, officially designating the month of October as the Latin American Heritage Month in Canada. The bill received unanimous approval from the Senate on November 29, 2017.
The bill was originally introduced in the Senate by the late Honourable Tobias C. Enverga Jr. in February 2016. He introduced the
Quebec, April 19, 2018 – On Friday, April 20, 2018, the Honourable Senators Rosa Galvez (Bedford), Renée Dupuis (The Laurentides) and Raymonde Saint-Germain (De la Vallière) will host a discussion panel at the Université Laval à Québec on the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada.
The three expert panel members will be David Tousignant (Manager, Strategic Policy, Health Canada), Horacio Arruda, M.D., FRCPC (Director of Public Health and Assistant Deputy
Ottawa, November 29, 2017 – Today, Senator Rosa Galvez (Quebec – Bedford) awarded Dr. Serge Leroueil from Quebec, QC, with the Senate 150 Medal in a ceremony in the Senate Chamber. The Senate 150 Medals are awarded by Senators to Canadians whose generosity, dedication, volunteerism and hard work make their communities a better place.
Dr. Serge Leroueil is a geotechnical engineer and retired professor of Laval University in Quebec City. His expertise
Ottawa, November 29, 2017 – Today, Senator Rosa Galvez (Quebec – Bedford) awarded Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa from Vancouver, BC, with the Senate 150 Medal in a ceremony in the Senate Chamber. The Senate 150 Medals are awarded by Senators to Canadians whose generosity, dedication, volunteerism and hard work make their communities a better place.
Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa has over 20 years of international experience in genomics and genetics, working both in the
Ottawa, November 29, 2017 – Today, Senator Rosa Galvez (Quebec – Bedford) awarded Dr. Hellen Christodoulou from Montreal, QC, with the Senate 150 Medal in a ceremony in the Senate Chamber. The Senate 150 Medals are awarded by Senators to Canadians whose generosity, dedication, volunteerism and hard work make their communities a better place.Dr. Christodoulou has over 35 years of experience in conceptualization, design, rehabilitation and supervision of bridges in Canada
Monday, September 11, 2017For immediate releaseSenator Rosa Galvez, a professional engineer and specialist in environmental engineering, will launch an 18-city lecture tour of Canada on Monday September 11 to speak about the Lac-Mégantic oil spill tragedy and its devastating environmental aftermath on the small Québec community.
The Lac-Mégantic train derailment and fire on July 6, 2013 was a human catastrophe and environmental disaster. A runaway train containing 74