News Government General
July 28, 2020  

Senate approves bill on wage subsidy, disability payments for COVID-19

Bill C-20 passed on a voice vote without changes

News General
July 27, 2020  

Senator urges Ottawa to support Canadian vaccine company awaiting funding

Sen. Doug Black said, “I’m not criticizing anybody. But I will be criticizing people if they don’t see this an opportunity to potentially protect Canadians”

News Government General
January 23, 2020  

Trump’s trial opens on fast track, Dems arguing for removal

Republican Senators rejected all attempts to bring in new witnesses, including top Trump aides.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 15, 2020  

Senate expects USMCA vote Jan. 16, clears decks for impeachment

Trudeau government will follow US approval to introduce implementation legislation of its own.

News Government General
July 2, 2019  

Bills now take almost three times as long to get through the Senate

In the past four years, the length of time a bill will spend in the Senate has skyrocketed to 31 days.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 19, 2019  

Mexico’s senate approves trade deal with US, Canada [UPDATED]

Treaty is still awaiting consideration by lawmakers in the US and Canada.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
May 16, 2019  

Federal oil tanker ban bill defeated in Senate, but legislation not dead

Bill would put into a law a voluntary moratorium on tanker traffic off BC’s north coast.

News Government Oil & Gas General
May 15, 2019  

Federal oil tanker ban bill defeated in Senate, but legislation not dead [UPDATED]

Bill C-48 has enraged many backers of the Canadian oil industry.

News Government General
November 27, 2018  

Senate passes back to work bill, putting end to rotating postal strikes

Royal assent was granted late Monday shortly after senators approved Bill C-89 by a vote of 53-25.

News Government General
October 3, 2018  

Trudeau names G7 sherpa, political journalist to fill vacant Senate seats

Peter Boehm will represent Ontario and Paula Simons and Patti LaBoucane-Benson fill vacant seats in Alberta.

News Government Manufacturing General
June 18, 2018  

Marijuana bill goes back to Senate after House rejects 13 amendments

Would have authorized provinces to prohibit home cultivation of marijuana plants if they choose.

News Government Manufacturing General
June 7, 2018  

Feds avert possible delay of marijuana bill with promises to Aboriginal senators

They had planned to support a Conservative amendment indefinitely deferring implementation of Bill C-45.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 28, 2018  

Senate committee backs amendment giving provinces power to ban home grown pot

…But it refused to accept an amendment that would have prohibited home cultivation outright.