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Debate in the Senate chamber
In the Senate Chamber, my colleagues and I debate and vote on proposed laws. It is also a place where senators can make statements and discuss important policy issues.
Legislation at a Glance is an excellent resource thatallows Canadians to see the progress of all bills before Parliament and provides links to detailed information on each bill, such as texts, summaries, votes, speeches, government press releases, and media coverage.
Serving on Senate committees
Bills are sent to a relevant committee for detailed study before being reported back to the Senate. Committees are able to call witnesses to help them understand the legislation and its potential impact.
Committees can also receive a mandate from the Senate to pursue longer-term studies on issues relevant to their policy area. Successful studies can be translated into government policy, such as when the Mental Health Commission of Canada was created in response to the 2006 report of the Senate’s Social Affairs Committee.
- Social Affairs Committee to Social Affairs, Science and Technology Committee
- Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources
- Banking, Trade and Commerce
As your elected Senator, I am on the job both in Ottawa and Alberta. I enjoy travelling across the province to understand the priorities and concerns of Albertans, which helps me fulfill the core responsibility of my position: to represent your interests in Ottawa. To share your views on legislation or important policy issues, or to send an invitation to an event, please contact my office at email@example.com or by mail (no postage required):
Senator Doug Black
The Senate of Canada
Contributing to parliamentary associations
I am a member of several associations created to develop Canada’s relationship with other countries: