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Senator Plett Speaks to the Second Reading of Bill C-28

Honourable senators, it is so good to see that, depending on whether it suits our purposes or not, our principles about leave as well as other things can change as they need to. We certainly appreciate that. Not to put a damper on anything, but I have about a 75-minute speech here, so that puts us to what time? Sorry, colleagues, the rest of you may not be able to speak. You may as well go home, and Senator Gold and I will take care of the rest of the business. I was reminded by my lovel…
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Senator Plett Speaks to the Third Reading of Bill C-19

Honourable senators, I rise to speak to Bill C-19, “Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1.” It feels good to be on the right side of the angels again on this speech. It actually wasn’t a bad experience, Senator Gold, to vote with you. We should try that more often. Honourable senators, I will not be long on this, I assure you. Senator Marshall gave an absolutely crackerjack, excellent rundown of the many problems with this bill in her excellent speech. There are many problems, and I th…
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Senator Plett's Speech at the Third Reading of Bill S-5

Honourable senators, let me begin by apologizing for doing this at this late hour, but the government leader rightfully reminded me that we had agreed to finish this debate today. I will try to keep my remarks short. I will probably not entertain questions, just in case somebody wants to prolong it. Let me begin my remarks by quoting something that Senator McCallum said during one of the many marathon clause-by-clause meetings on this bill. Her sentiments have become a constant refrain…
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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

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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

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