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 Recents activities


October 5, 2018

Citation: Chagnon v. Syndicat de la fonction publique et parapublique du Québec, 2018 SCC 39

Appeal Heard: March 15, 2018

Judgment Rendered: October 5, 2018

Docket: 37543


June 12, 2018

Hon. Serge Joyal: Honourable senators, I rise to oppose the amendment proposed by Senator Gold. In explaining my position, I will deal essentially with three elements. Read more


June 5, 2018

Hon. Serge Joyal: Honourable senators, I want to bring to your attention the concerns that have been raised at the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee regarding the issue that Senator Carignan mentioned in relation to the protection of the licit and legal cannabis market from organized crime. Read more


June 5, 2018

Hon. Serge Joyal: Welcome, minister. I will call upon your legal training and remind you of two Supreme Court of Canada rulings from June 22, 2017, about a year ago, in Douez v. Facebook and Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc. Read more


June 4, 2018

Hon. Serge Joyal: moved the adoption of the report.

He said: Honourable senators, I want to draw your attention to the work of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee in a relation to Bill C-46. The committee held 13 meetings on this bill between January 31 and May 23. We spent almost five months studying this bill. Read the speech


May 30, 2018

Hon. Serge Joyal: Honourable senators, I would like to say, at the outset, that I support the principle of Bill C-66, which is, according to its title, an act that establishes a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions of people of the same sex engaged in sexual relationships, but I came to the conclusion that this bill is flawed and that it breaches section 15(1) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Read more


April 25, 2018

Hon. Serge Joyal: My question is for the Government Representative, and it is in relation to the sale, by the National Gallery of Canada, of a Chagall painting, valued at $8 million to $10 million, at Christie’s in New York next month. Read more


March 21, 2018

Hon. Serge Joyal: My question is for the Government Representative in the Senate.

I would have preferred to ask this question to the Minister of Democratic Institutions yesterday because my question is directly related to that subject. However, I am happy and honoured to ask the leader the question. Read more


March 20, 2018

Hon. Serge Joyal: Honourable senators, I want to say at the outset that I support the objective of Bill C-66, but I have some reflections to share with you this afternoon, especially following the address made by Senator Andreychuk. Read more