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“The government is rolling the dice” with Bill C-15: Senator Plett’s Third Reading Speech

June 15, 2021 (Ottawa, ON) - The Honourable Don Plett, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, issued the following statement: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to Bill C-15, An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. I want to start my speech by outlining that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in its Call to Action No. 53 asked for the creation of a national council for reconciliation. Part of the mandate of the council would be…
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Sen. Plett expresses great concern on the tragedy that occurred in London, ON

June 8, 2021 (Ottawa, ON) - The Honourable Don Plett, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, issued the following statement: Honourable senators, I also rise to speak about the tragedy that occurred in London, Ontario, this Sunday evening. A 74-year-old woman, a 46-year-old man, a 44-year-old woman, a 15-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy were the victims of a driver who deliberately struck them down with his truck. All the family members died except for the young boy who remains in cri…
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Sen. Plett shares sympathies with Indigenous Communities after residential school graves found in Kamloops

June 1, 2021 (Ottawa, ON) - The Honourable Don Plett, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, issued the following statement: Honourable senators, today I also rise to speak on the horrific tragedy of finding 215 children’s bodies who died at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. These were children, colleagues. Two hundred and fifteen precious lives cut far too short. All human lives have intrinsic value, and the finding of these 215 bodies devastates me. It devastates me that resid…
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Sen. Plett speaks to Bill S-4, and explains how this legislation came about.

May 26, 2021 (Ottawa, ON) - The Honourable Don Plett, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, issued the following statement: Honourable senators, I rise to speak to Bill S-4, amending the Parliament of Canada Act. I want to outline the reasons why I do support this bill. I would also like to correct some of the statements made by previous speakers. Bill S-4 is based on two principles defended by the Conservative caucus. For me, Bill S-4 is very interesting because the Trudeau government…
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Senator Plett says Bill S-222 is “unquestionably a giant step forward” at its Second Reading

May 25, 2021 (Ottawa, ON) - The Honourable Don Plett, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, issued the following statement: Honourable senators, it is my pleasure to rise today to speak to Bill S-222, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (use of resources), also known as the Effective and Accountable Charities Act. This bill is long overdue. Although I stand in the role of critic for this bill, you will soon discover that I am very supportive of this legislation. I want to thank Senator…
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Senate Conservative Caucus Leadership

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Leader of the Opposition

Plett, Donald Neil

C - Manitoba (Landmark)

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Deputy Leader of the Opposition

Martin, Yonah

C - British Columbia

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Whip of the Opposition

Seidman, Judith G.

C - Quebec (De la Durantaye)

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Chair of the Conservative Caucus

Poirier, Rose-May

C - New Brunswick (Saint-Louis-de-Kent)