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Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act) - Bill C-224

Bill to Amend—Second Reading—Debate Adjourned The Honourable Senator Larry W. Campbell : Honourable senators, I would like to start out by commending Ron McKinnon, the Member of Parliament for Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam, for bringing forward this bill in the other place. Quite simply, there is an opioid crisis in Canada. I don't think that I have to go into any great detail. We read it every day in the newspapers. We see it in our communities and we talk to our friends. I have intimate knowledg…
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Senators' Statements - Special Olympics

Special Olympics The Honourable Senator Larry W. Campbell : Honourable senators, I thank my colleague, Jim Munson, for all of his work over the last 13 years. It just seems like yesterday. I'd like to recognize Becki Allen. She is a Special Olympics B.C. athlete and has been for 10 years. She competes in rhythmic gymnastics and has competed at the highest levels of the Special Olympic Canada 2014 Summer Games that were held in Vancouver. Not only does she compete rhythmic gymnastics, but also…
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Bill to Amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and Other Acts and to Provide for Certain Other Measures - Bill C-7

Third Reading—Debate Adjourned The Honourable Senator Larry W. Campbell : Honourable senators, I rise today at the third reading of Bill C-7 to voice my support for this bill, as amended. I realize that I've put myself in an awkward position by supporting the bill while advocating amendments. I will address that later in my speech. It would simply be wrong to not try to make a bill more democratic and constitutional. This is a historic bill that will change the face of federal, provincial and…
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Senators' Statements - Allan and Wendy De Genova

The Honourable Senator Larry W. Campbell : Honourable senators, I'm honoured to rise today to recognize Allan and Wendy De Genova. Al has been involved in all aspects of life in Vancouver, from work as a Park Board Commissioner to Ronald McDonald House to the Chinatown revitalization. He has led by example. Nine years ago, he was moved by the story of Captain Greene, who was attacked while serving in Afghanistan, suffering a severe head injury while meeting with tribal elders. Through his cou…
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Bill to Amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and Other Acts and to Provide for Certain Other Measures - Bill C-7

Second Reading The Honourable Senator Larry W. Campbell : Honourable senators, I'm pleased to have this opportunity to speak in support of Bill C-7. This legislation marks an historic milestone for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canadian labour relations and for Canadians as a whole. With the passage of this bill, RCMP members and reservists would for the first time have the same collective bargaining rights as other police forces in Canada. They would have the right to choose an employee…
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Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Bill - Bill S-203

Bill to Amend—Second Reading—Debate Continued The Honourable Senator Larry W. Campbell : Honourable senators, in the immortal words of Senator Baker, I will be brief. I rise to speak to Bill S- 203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending the captivity of whales and dolphins). I want to thank the sponsor of this bill, Senator Moore, for his patience. I took the adjournment in my name from Senator Plett. I promised him I would speak at the first chance, and here I am. I am un…
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