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Senate Must Consult with Canadians on Bill C-69

News Release Senator Doug Black has heard first hand from many groups and stakeholders that Bill C-69 needs amendments and the desire to propose amendments to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources. “There is a great interest to dialogue with the Senate Energy committee and on a matter so important to our nation – the Senate owes it to Canadians to take the time to meet and hear their concerns,” said Senator Black. “As public o…
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Holiday travel advice for Canadians

As many Canadians will soon be travelling abroad to escape the winter cold, the Government of Canada wants to remind them of the importance of safe travel arrangements. The following advice should be heeded for safe and enjoyable holiday travels: Visit Travel.gc.ca before international travels: Before going abroad, Canadian travellers should visit Travel.gc.ca and enter their destination in our Travel Advice and Advisories. Register with our service to be easi…
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Jack Phillips is the winning designer of Senator Black’s Annual Holiday Card

News Release Jack Phillips, a Grade 7 student at Senator Joyce Fairbairn Middle School in Lethbridge, Alberta; as the winner of the 2018 design contest for Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black’s greeting card. Every year, young Albertans are invited to submit designs for the Senator’s Holiday Greeting Card. The winning submission is then featured on cards sent by Senator Black to Mayors, Premiers, stakeholders and community leaders from across Canada, as well as federa…
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Bill C-69 Facing a Tsunami of Opposition

Statement by the Honourable Doug Black Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black issued the following statement in support of a national consultation by the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources regarding Bill C-69 the Impact Assessment Act : "At the First Ministers conference in Montreal, the Prime Minister noted the strong opposition towards Bill C-69 and acknowledged that the Senate would be making amendments to the bill. "I have been…
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Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black Invites Quebec Premier to Visit Alberta

News Release Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black sent a letter to the Premier of Quebec, the Honourable François Legault, inviting him to visit Alberta as an opportunity to deepen his understanding of responsible energy developments and its contribution to Canada. Related Links View a copy of Senator Black’s letter to Quebec Premier François Legault Dear Premier Legault; Your comments last week along with what you said about Alberta’s energy products, partic…
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A New Way to Visit Parliament Begins February 1st

Online reservations for tours of Parliament Today marks the launch of a new reservation system for tours starting on February 1st. Individuals and groups can now reserve tickets online on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors will receive electronic tickets by email after completing their reservation. While a limited number of tickets will be available onsite at the Senate of Canada Building and West Block, visitors are strongly encouraged to reserve onlin…
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Financial System Hub launched by Bank of Canada

The Bank of Canada has launched a digital platform dedicated to financial stability issues. Available on the Bank’s website, the Financial System Hub, will include regular publication of analysis and research, as well as shorter posts, visuals and multi-media content. In addition to a digital edition of the June 2018 Financial System Review and posts that explain key financial system concepts in simple terms, you will also find new items including: the Autumn results of the Ba…
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Live audio streaming of the Peace Tower Carillon recitals

Beginning on November 11, the recitals of Dominion Carillonneur Dr. Andrea McCrady will be accessible to everyone thanks to live audio streaming. To listen to a live recital, visit the Peace Tower Carillon’s daily program page and click on the button. As these performances are live, streaming is only available when a recital by the Dominion Carillonneur is scheduled. The recital schedule is posted one month in advance, on the first of each month. Recitals are performed througho…
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Senator Doug Black's Bill C-48 Second Reading Speech

Second Reading—Debate Continued On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Jaffer, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy, for the second reading of Bill C-48, An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia’s north coast. Hon. Douglas Black: Honourable senators, I also rise today to add my comments with respect to Bill C-48, th…
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Government Must Pause to Get It Right with Bill C-69

News Release Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black delivered his 2nd reading remarks on Bill C-69 the Impact Assessment Act in the Senate. This Bill is designed to completely restructure the natural resource regulatory regime in Canada, including forestry, mining, renewables, fishing, nuclear, pipelines and offshore oil and gas development. Senator Black expressed his concerns with the proposed legislation as it will make future projects impossible to realize. In his re…
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