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Thursday, May 24th 2018 - Aboiteau Beach Statement

Aboiteau Beach Certified as Blue Flag Beach Hon. Rose-May Poirier: Honourable senators, I rise today to share with you some good news about Aboiteau Beach in Cap-Pelé, New Brunswick. It is about to become the first beach in New Brunswick to be designated as a Blue Flag beach. What is more, Aboiteau Beach is the first coastal saltwater beach in Canada to receive this international designation. It is not every day that a small Acadian village with a population of 2,256 manages to rece…
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Thursday, May 3rd 2018 - Question Period - Fisheries and Oceans - Fishing Regulations

Fisheries and Oceans Fishing Regulations Hon. Rose-May Poirier: My question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. Last week, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans met with the lobster harvesters to explain his decision to impose a ban in the area of zone 23 in northern New Brunswick. Basically, it was done due to certain United States senators who signed a letter asking for the NOAA to conduct an audit to ensure Canadian measures to protect their right whales meet the United St…
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Tuesday, May 1st 2018 - Second Reading on Bill C-309 Gender Equality Week Bill

Gender Equality Week Bill Second Reading—Debate Continued On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Dawson, seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., for the second reading of Bill C-309, An Act to establish Gender Equality Week. Hon. Rose-May Poirier: Honourable senators, I rise here today in support of Bill C-309, An Act to establish Gender Equality Week. I would like to thank and recognize Senator Dawson as a sponsor of this bill as well as Senato…
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Thursday, March 29th, 2018 - Seasonal Workers in New Brunswick Inquiry

Seasonal Workers in New Brunswick Ongoing Challenges—Inquiry—Debate Adjourned Hon. Rose-May Poirier rose pursuant to notice of March 27, 2018: That she will call the attention of the Senate to the ongoing challenges faced by seasonal workers in New Brunswick. She said: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to my inquiry to bring to the attention of the Senate the challenges faced by seasonal workers in New Brunswick. I welcome and hope to hear from my Atlantic colleagues as well as…
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Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 - Question Period - Employment Insurance and Seasonal Workers

Employment Insurance—Seasonal Workers Hon. Rose-May Poirier: My question is for the government leader in the Senate. In the budget the government proposed funding to eliminate the black hole for seasonal workers who need EI to make ends meet during the off-season. Yet again the government offered a Band-Aid solution with yet another pilot project instead of resolving the issue of the black hole. The black hole for families is still as much present today after the announcement was made as it wa…
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Thursday, March 1st, 2018 - Cannabis Act Speech (2nd Reading)

Cannabis Bill Bill to Amend—Second Reading—Debate Continued On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Dean, seconded by the Honourable Senator Forest, for the second reading of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts. Hon. Rose-May Poirier: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak at second reading on Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs an…
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Thursday, February 1st 2018 - Statement - Tribute to the Honourable Claudette Tardif

Hon. Rose-May Poirier: Honourable senators, today I am paying tribute to our colleague, Senator Claudette Tardif. I have had the opportunity and the privilege of sitting on the Official Languages Committee with Senator Tardif since 2011 or 2012, but it was in the past few years in particular, since she and I became chair and deputy chair of the committee respectively, that I was lucky enough to get to know this extraordinary person better. I got to watch up close as a fire and passion took hold…
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