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Green Resilience Project Proposes Income Security as a Key Response to Climate Chaos

The Honourable Rosa Galvez, SenatorThe Honourable Kim Pate, Senator Ottawa, April 14, 2022 — Senators Rosa Galvez and Kim Pate applaud all those involved in the Green Resilience Project. The final report released yesterday represents a commendable collaboration between the federal government and community members throughout the country, on the intersection of climate and income inequality. The report was informed by conversations among youth, Indigenous Peoples, artists and cul…
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Independent Senator Rosa Galvez introduces bill to align Canadian financial sector with climate commitments

Ottawa, March 24, 2022 – The Honourable Senator Rosa Galvez introduced in the Senate today Bill S-243, the Climate-Aligned Finance Act, a piece of legislation to align the activities of federal financial institutions and federally-regulated entities with Canada’s climate commitments. The bill would guide Canada’s financial sector through an orderly transition to a low-carbon economy in order to meet our climate targets while safeguarding the financial system from the systemic r…
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Independent Senator Rosa Galvez introduces motion in Senate to declare a national climate emergency

Ottawa, November 24, 2021 – The Honourable Senator Rosa Galvez gave notice of motion today to declare a national climate emergency in the Senate of Canada. She expects to move and speak to the motion on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. If the motion is adopted, the Senate would join the House of Commons and 517 other Canadian provincial, territorial and municipal governments that have declared a climate emergency, including the City of Calgary this past November 15th. Over 2,000 jur…
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Historic climate accountability legislation adopted by the Senate

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 consisten…
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Official Response to Budget 2021 from Senator Rosa Galvez

“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 country needs the courage to take a giant leap forward to recover from…
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Move to hybrid sittings saved costs and reduced GHG emissions of Parliament, finds ground-breaking report from the Parliamentary Budget Officer

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 to avoided flight costs of keeping parliamentaria…
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Official Reaction of Senator Rosa Galvez to the Introduction of Net-Zero Emissions Legislation

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 face the climate crisis. At last Canada has a chance of setti…
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Official Response to Speech from the Throne from Senator Rosa Galvez

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 The Honourable Rosa Galvez, independent senator, made the following statements in reaction to the Speech from the Throne this afternoon: Environmental Measures and Green Recovery “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 represent low-hanging fruits that have be…
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Chantier Davie must be part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy

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 has the operational needs and the means to ensure the surv…
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Senator Rosa Galvez named one of TD’s 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians 2018

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. Since 2…
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Four Quebec scientists recognized by Senator Rosa Galvez

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 Konrad (Quebec, Qc), Dr. Jacques L…
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Parliament passes the Latin American Heritage Month Act

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 bill to promote and explore the Latin Amer…
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Three independent senators from Quebec hosting discussion panel on legalization of recreational cannabis

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 Minister, Depa…
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Senate 150 Medal awarded to Dr. Hellen Christodoulou for contribution in engineering and infrastructure

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 and the…
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Senate 150 Medal awarded to Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa for contribution in genomics and genetics

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 academic and priva…
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Senate 150 Medal awarded to Serge Leroueil for contribution in engineering and geotechnics

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 ranges from soil mechanics a…
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Senator Rosa Galvez begins the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering National Lecture Tour to speak about the Lac-Mégantic oil spill tragedy

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 rail cars…
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