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Tribute Statement in Honour of The Late Honourable Jim Prentice, P.C

Hon. Donald Neil Plett: Honourable senators, I would like to add my voice to offer condolences. I am not from Alberta, but I certainly was a very good friend of Jim Prentice, and I want to offer my condolences to Karen, Cassia, Christina and Kate, and to Jim and Karen's two grandchildren. I met Jim Prentice at the last federal PC convention. I was there as the President of the Alliance Party of Canada, as an observer. There I was at the PC convention, and I found myself campaigning for Jim Pren…
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Speech at 3RD Reading of Bill C-10, An Act To Amend the Air Canada Participation Act

Hon. Donald Neil Plett: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act and to provide for certain other measures. As I have said repeatedly, my concern with this legislation is not the principle, as the principle of this legislation is something that I can support. Air Canada is likely not benefiting from the Crown to the extent that they should still be subject to the obligations that they agreed to in 1988. For that reason, I…
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Speech At 2nd Reading of Bill S-206, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children against standard child-rearing violence)

Criminal Code Bill to Amend—Second Reading—Debate Continued On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., for the second reading of Bill S-206, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children against standard child-rearing violence). Hon. Donald Neil Plett: Honourable senators, I'm sorry that I need to do this at this late hour of this late time of the week, but unfortunately, I…
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Speech at 2nd Reading of Bill C-10, an Act to amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act.

Bill to Amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act and to Provide for Certain Other Measures Second Reading On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Pratte, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné, for the second reading of Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act and to provide for certain other measures. Hon. Donald Neil Plett: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to Bill C-10, an Act to amend the Air Canada Public Pa…
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Tribute Statement in Honour of the Late Honourable Rod A. A. Zimmer

The Late Honourable Rod A. A. Zimmer Tribute Hon Donald Neil Plett: Honourable senators, last Tuesday morning, our nation lost an accomplished parliamentarian and an exceptional Manitoban. Senator Rod Zimmer passed away early Tuesday morning due to an enduring battle with esophageal cancer. Senator Zimmer graced this chamber for eight years as an eloquent senator and good friend. Although the senator and I sat opposite in the four years that we worked together in the Senate, that will nev…
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Senator Plett Moves Amendment at 3rd Reading of Bill C-14 (Assisted Dying Legislation)

Criminal Code Bill to Amend—Third Reading—Debate Continued On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Baker, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., for the third reading of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying), as amended. Hon. Donald Neil Plett: Honourable senators, I rise to speak to an amendment that I will propose which deals with an issue I have spoken ab…
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