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Chamber Interventions

Chamber interventions include speeches, statements given in the Senate Chamber as well as questions asked to other Senators.

Speeches are generally no longer than 15 minutes and must be relevant to the current item of business being debated, often a bill, a motion or an inquiry.

Statements are no longer than three minutes, raise matters that a senator believes should be brought to the immediate attention of the Senate, and should be related to matters of public interest absent in the orders of the day.

Questions are addressed to the government representative in the Senate, a Senator who is a minister, or a committee chair.

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Speech: Bill C-12 (Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act) - Second Reading

On June 28, 2021, the Honourable Rosa Galvez gave a speech as the Sponsor in the Senate at Second Reading of Bill C-12, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act. This is a historic moment for Canada. For the first time, Canada could equip itself with a climate accountability legislation that would provide a legislated framework to guide our efforts to achieve net-zero emissions, a goal that is crucial if we are to keep global temperatures below 1.5…
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Speech: Motion no. 85 (Forest-Nieising) - Denouncing cuts at Laurentian University

On June 28, 2021, Senator Rosa Galvez gave a speech in the Senate Chamber supporting the motion introduced by Senator Josée Forest-Nieising denouncing the cuts at Laurentian Universiity in Sudbury, recalling the essential role of higher education in French for the vitality of the Franco-Canadian community, and urging the Government of Canada to take all necessary steps within its jurisdiction. Transcript of the speech Link to Motion no. 85 …
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