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Jul 15, 2015 | Last week, the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence released an interim report titled Countering the Terrorist Threat in Canada. While Senate reports are usually consensus-based, all Liberal members of the committee — Senators Joseph Day, Colin Kenny and I — dissented and Senate Liberals support our decision.
Jul 9, 2015 | Yesterday the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence tabled its interim report on security threats facing Canada. The report, titled Countering the Terrorist Threat in Canada, examines terrorist recruitment, operations, financing, prosecutions and other aspects of security threats facing Canadians.
Jun 18, 2015 | Senator Grant Mitchell has tabled legislation to create a civilian review and oversight council for the RCMP, as well as an Ombudsperson, measures which will begin to address allegations of harassment within the Force.
Jun 17, 2015 | Today Senator Grant Mitchell tabled legislation that will create a federal underground infrastructure notification system which is consistent with most other provincial jurisdictions across Canada.
Jun 17, 2015 | Yesterday in the Senate Question Period, Senator Mitchell asked the Leader of the Government in the Senate whether he would commit to bringing Bill C-279, the transgender rights bill, to a vote. This is their exchange.
May 29, 2015 | Yesterday in the Senate Question Period, Senator Mitchell asked the Leader of the Government in the Senate whether he would commit to bringing Bill C-279, the transgender rights bill, to a vote. This is their exchange.
Mar 10, 2015 | This afternoon, Senator Grant Mitchell introduced an amendment to Bill C-279 to remove the highly criticized "bathroom amendment" that was passed during committee stage.
Dec 18, 2014 | There is clear economic risk to Canada in ignoring climate change. There is also great economic opportunity in dealing with it.
Dec 11, 2014 | Hon. Judy Sgro, the Member of Parliament for York West and Alberta Senator Grant Mitchell today released their report on sexual harassment within the RCMP. Shattered Dreams: Addressing Harassment and Systemic Discontent within the RCMP is the culmination of two years of cross-country consultations with dozens of men and women who have endured sexual harassment and workplace bullying while serving on the force.
Dec 3, 2014 | Every year, thousands of buried facilities such as cables, wires, pipelines, water mains and sewer lines are accidently damaged by excavators. Services are interrupted in nearly every case and sometimes incidents lead to injury, death and/or significant environmental contamination.