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 Recents activities

November 14, 2017

Conference of the Honorable Serge Joyal organized by the Association de la Montagne Ste Geneviève - City Hall of the 5th arrondissement (Paris).


November 13, 2017

Recipient of the Champlain Prize awarded by the France-America Institute for his work co-authored with Serge Bernier, Le Canada et la France dans la Grande Guerre 1914-1918.


November 9, 2017

Hon. Serge Joyal: Honourable senators, I would like to underline the continuous efforts of Senator Sandra Lovelace Nicholas, Senator Dyck, Senator Sinclair, Senator Patterson, Senator Christmas and all the Aboriginal senators that we had the privilege of having assist us in the road to reconciliation. Read more


November 7, 2017

Hon. Serge Joyal: Honourable senators, it is a privilege to rise today to mark the 150th anniversary of the first sitting of the Senate, which took place on November 6, 1867. Read more


October 31, 2017

Hon. Serge Joyal: Honourable senators, as we pay tribute to Senator Michael Pitfield, who has passed on, I would like to share some of his thoughts on the institution of the Senate and the role it plays in our parliamentary system. Read more


October 24, 2017

Hon. Serge Joyal: Welcome, minister. Last week on October 18, the National Assembly in Quebec adopted Bill 62: An Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality and, in particular, to provide a framework for requests for accommodations on religious grounds in certain bodies. Read more


October 24, 2017

Hon. Serge Joyal: Honourable senators, I would like to speak to Bill C-23, An Act respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States.

I would like to underline how much I appreciated the speeches made by Senator Jaffer and Senator Pratte on this bill, because I am convinced this bill breaches the law and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Read more


September 21, 2017

Hon. Serge Joyal: Honourable Senators, August 15 marked the centennial of the Battle of Hill 70 near the city of Lens, France, in which the Canadian Forces were engaged from August 15 to 20, 1917, during the First World War. Read the Statement


June 20, 2017

Senator Joyal: I will be brief, honourable senators, because I want to put on the record a certain number of facts that I think are important to understand the substance of this bill.

First of all, I want to mention — and I think that Senator McIntyre can confirm this — that Charlottetown was chosen as the place of meeting of the three Maritime provinces on the initiative of the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick because the Lieutenant-Governor of Prince Edward Island would not have participated in the meeting had it not taken place in Charlottetown. Read the speech


June 19, 2017

Hon. Serge Joyal: Honourable senators, I committed last Thursday to take part in this debate today. I'm pleased to be in a position to do that tonight.

I would also like to mention that I had an opportunity earlier today to speak to the sponsor of the bill in the other place, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, and I have absolutely no doubt about the objectives that Ms. Ambrose is pursuing in relation to the bill. I would also like to commend Senator Andreychuk for the way she presented the bill, because I think she outlined the objective of the bill very well. Read the speech