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 Recents activities

March 1, 2018

Hon. Serge Joyal: I do not want to delay the adoption of this bill at second reading, but there are some reflections that I would like to share with you, honourable senators, because this bill, as Senator Day has mentioned, was not debated in the other place at all. Read more


February 28, 2018

Hon. Serge Joyal: Honourable senators, today is a sad day for our chamber as we witness the departure of Senator Charlie Watt, one of the first Inuit to be a member of the Senate of Canada, in 1984, where former Senator Willie Adams, also an Inuit, had been sitting since 1977. Read more


November 30, 2017

CFRA's Evan Solomon speaks to Senator Serge Joyal about why he chose to keep a Senate medal for himself. Listen the interview


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